• Reservations are now being taken for Warm Hearts Warm Homes.
Volunteers are neeeded for the Warm Hearts Warm Homes Winter Weatherization Program set for Saturday,November 7 in Webster City sponsored by Central Iowa RSVP. There is a need for auditors to go into applicants' homes to measure window sizes and furnace filter sizes.If you are willing to assist as an auditor, you may contact the RSVP office at 832-2525.Volunteer teams of four to five members are needed to provide the manual labor to assist low income individuals and families, the elderly,and veterans with basic winter weatherization needs. The services will include putting plastic around windows, sealing leaks in doors and window frames and installing door sweeps. Eligible residents who would need assistance with the winter weatherization of their homes are encouraged to pick up an application at Upper Des Moines Opportunity,the Hamilton County Public Health office or the Veterans Affairs office. The application deadline is Friday,October 16. The goal of the project is to service 30 homes and to have 15 volunteer teams. The teams will assemble at 8:00 a.m. at the Webster City Community and Senior Center at 749 Second Street to receive their instructions with a breakfast to be served before the work begins.If you would like more information, please call the Hamilton County RSVP office at 832-2525.
• Larson pleads guilty in Story County incident.
A Webster City man has pleaded guilty to the charges filed in Story County District Court in Nevada after an incident last December near McCallsburg. 50 year old Ted Edward Larson made his court appearance Monday and was sentenced on charges of Serious Assault which is a serious misdemeanor and Second Degree Criminal Mischief which is a Class D Felony. Larson made an oral motion for reconsideration of the sentence with 14 days of his taking in to custody. The State did not resist the reconsideration and therefore the defendant's sentence will be reconsidered on October 20th at 8:30 a.m. in Story County District Court. The appeal bond is fixed in the amount of $2,500 on the charge of Serious Assault and $7,500 for Second Degree Criminal Mischief. The court sentenced Larson to one year in the Story County Jail on the Serious Assault charge but will be given credit for any time previously served. Larson would pay a fine of $315 plus the statutory surcharge of 35 percent and court costs. On the Second Degree Criminal Mischief charge, Larson is committed to the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections for a term not to exceed five years. He would be given credit against that sentence for any time previously spent in custody because of his inability to furnish bail. Larson would be delivered to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Oakdale. Larson would pay a fine of $750 plus a surcharge of 35 percent, the $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge and court costs. The periods of confinement on both charges will be served concurrently.Larson was ordered to make victim restitution payments plus prohibited from having any contact with Lyndal Olson and his family members for the next five years. The Department of Corrections will prepare and file a presentence investigation report on Larson. The sentence will be reconsidered on October 20 as Larson made an oral motion to reconsider his sentence at the time of his guilty plea and sentencing. Larson and Terry Nessa were accused after they broke into the rural McCallsburg residence of Lyndal Olson on December 13,2014. Olson was assaulted in the incident. Nessa is scheduled to go to on trial early next year on similar charges.
• Webster City Police investigate two motor vehicle accidents in the community Monday.
Webster City Police investigated two motor vehicle accidents in the community on Monday....
The intersection of Broadway and Second Street was the scene of a two car accident shortly after 7:30 a.m. Reportedly a southbound 2005 Pontiac G6 operated by Cade M. Hilpipre of Webster City was stopped at the intersection when he then entered the intersection colliding with an eastbound 1999 Olds Alero driven by Kelly Trask also of Webster City. Both drivers were treated for possible injuries at the scene by the Van Diest Medical Center EMS staff. Investigating Sgt. Ed Wardell reported both the Hilpipre and Trask cars were totaled. There were no charges filed.
A one vehicle accident happened at 2:31 p.m. Monday afternoon on Superior Street. Webster City Police reported a 1997 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Trevor L. Wright of Webster City was making a right turn onto Superior Street from the Farm Service Agency parking lot. Wright reportedly was distracted by items inside his SUV when his vehicle went off the right side of the street striking a city owned utility pole. Wright escaped injury in the accident. Investigating officer Brandon Pritchard reported an estimated $2500 in damage to the Wright SUV and $3000 in estimated damage to the light pole.
• Hancock County Fatality
• Clemons to be shared engineer with both Wright and Hancock Counties.