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 • Renovation for the court room in Clarion to begin in December.

 Renovation work on the Wright County Courthouse court room is slated to begin this December. At a meeting on Tuesday morning, the Wright County Board of Supervisors met with building and grounds director Andy Yackle on the renovation plans and funding sources for the project. Yackle told the supervisors that he has obtained $94,000 in grant money for the renovation. The supervisors committed $300,000 to renovate the court room. After much discussion, the board voted to reduce... the amount to $150,000. Wright County Supervisor chairman Stan Watne said there are plans for a Capital Campaign project asking Wright County residents and businesses for their financial support. There will be more information coming on how residents can make a contribution.
A new Wright County Veterans Affairs Commissioner was appointed by the supervisors. Dennis Mraz of Clarion was appointed as he takes over for retiring commissioner Dean Kluss of Woolstock. Eric Rector was appointed as Wright County Weed Commissioner.
Thr Wright County supervisors set March 7 at 10:00 a.m. for a public hearing on the 2016-17 county budget. The budget was finalized Tuesday morning. The joint drainage meeting with Humboldt County supervisors scheduled for Tuesday was postponed until next week.

 • Wilson denied post conviction relief.

 The man accused in the death of a Clare woman fifteen years ago had his application for post conviction relief denied on Monday. Mark Wilson was found guilty in March,2010 of Murder in the First Degree, a class A felony for the 2001 death of Joni Manning. Wilson was also convicted of Theft in the Second Degree, a class D felon. On April 30,2010, Wilson was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole as required by Iowa law. In his post conviction relief action, Wilson's arguments primarily revolved around claims that his charging documents and indictments filed by the State of Iowa were defective and illegal or inconsistent with Iowa law and that his original trial counsel was ineffective. Wilson argued that his trial counsel failed to adequately question jurors and failed to rescind objectionable statements made by the prosecutor in closing. Wilson also raised issues that his appellate counsel was ineffective for raising the same issues on appeal. Webster County District Judge Kurt Wilke found each of Wilson's claims to be without merit. In denying the application for post conviction relief, the Court held that Wilson failed to prove his attorney's assistance at trial was ineffective or show that any of the State's charging documents were contrary to Iowa law. Wilson was represented in the post conviction relief action by Daniel Feistner. Assistant Iowa Attorney General Susan Krisko and Former Webster County Attorney Ricki L. Osborn prosecuted Wilson in the 2010 murder trial and Assistant Webster County Attorney Brad McIntyre represented the State of Iowa in the post-conviction relief action.

 • Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.

 Another meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will be Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board room. The board will discuss personnel matters in the secondary roads,sheriff,wellness and social service departments. A contract with IP Pathways will be reviewed. The board will set the date and time for the 2017 fiscal year budget hearing for March 8,2016. Resolutions for bank depositories will be reviewed. The revised Iowa Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2016 Five Year Construction Program will be presented to the board plus other matters.

 • South Hamilton Community School Board to meet Monday evening in Jewell.
 • Wright County Board of Supervisors to meet Monday morning.

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Rest Of Today...Snow before noon...Then a slight chance of snow late in the afternoon. New snow accumulation up to 1 inch. High 15 to 20. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. Low zero to 5 above. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday...Partly sunny. High 15 to 20. North wind near 5 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

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