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Webster City Middle School Principal Becky Hacker Kluver (right) honored at an open house by teacher Donna Bristow on May 27.

 • Webster City Fire Department called to fire at Van Diest Supply Company Thursday evening.

 The Webster City Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in the incinerator room at Van Diest Supply Company west of Webster City early Thursday evening. When the fire department arrived, light smoke was coming from the building where the incinerator was located. The fire was extinguished a short time later. The products on fire included a pallet of cardboard and plastics. Webster City Fire Chief John Conyn said the cause of the fire was the heat off of the incinerator causing the products to ignite and was accidental in nature. The fire fighters were on the scene for nearly an hour.

 • Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon

 The next meeting of the Webster City City Council will be Monday afternoon at 5:15 in the council chambers. The council will received an update from Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Deb Brown on what's happening at the chamber office. A number of appointments will be made at Monday's council meeting. They include the Airport Commission, Airport Zoning Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, Senior Citizens Administrative Board and three appointments to the Hotel Motel Tax Board. There will also be a three year employment agreement for City Manager Ed Sadler. Other council agenda items include approving a resolution on the Group Benefit Plan beginning July 1, 2015 by 28-E agreement with the Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan, Third Party Administrator Two Rivers/ Employee Benefit Systems through Homes Murphy and Associates. In other matters, the council will consider a motion approving amending the 2015-16 budget for work on the Brewer Creek Trail to be included with the Street Improvement Project, consider a resolution amending the development agreement with WCF Financial Bank, and hold the first reading on a proposed ordinance to assist city officials and the RAGBRAI committee to deal with the public health  and safety issues created by the infusion of a large number of people into the city of Webster City when the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa arrives in Webster City on July 21. The Webster City City Council will make a motion on the request from Engineering Tech/Project Coordinator to seek a request for proposals on engineering services in connection with both the Wastewater Treatment Facility repair and updates and for the East Second Street repair project. There will be a discussion on the future of the City Scene newsletter. A public hearing to amend the city budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

A special meeting of the Webster City City Council will be held Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. There will be a closed session to discuss information relevant to the provision of electric service by the city utility. The council will then meet in an open work session to discuss road financing intiatives plus appoint two members to serve on the Webster City Park and Recreation Advisory Commission.

 • Cabin floor plan at Briggs Woods Park discussed at Conservation Board meeting.

 The Hamilton County Conservation Board Thursday morning looked at a floor plan for yet another camper cabin facility at Briggs Woods Park south of Webster City. The cabin project would be in cooperating with the Legacy Learning Center with funding coming from the Enhanced Hamilton County Foundation and the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) dollars. The cabin would be for two purposes. It would serve as a location for the classes offered by the Legacy Learning Center and for those using it for overnight usage. There was no final decision reached on the floor plan. The issue will be revisited again at next month's board session. In one other matter the Hamilton County Conservation Board approved a three percent wage increase for all full time staff conservation employees. Director Brian Lammers also informed board members that the Memorial Day weekend was a good one in regards to visitors coming to the three county parks but not all the camping sites were full.

 • Summer reading program begins Monday at Kendall Young Library.
 • Proclamation signed for Webster City Community Clean Up month.

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Early This Morning...Mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
Today...Cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning...Then scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the mid 70s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent.
Tonight...Cloudy...Cooler. Periods of thunderstorms in the evening...Then a chance of thunderstorms before midnight and early morning. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms early in the morning. Low in the lower 50s. North wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

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Yup... That would be our "Woody"
interviewing a sheep at our local
Webster City Hy-Vee!




Look closely! Picture taken on
Memorial Day, May 25th, 2015
during a Severe Thunderstorm
right outside of Webster City.
No worries... this is not a tornado.
This is just a peculiar rain coming
 down in one spot.
 
 


Boys from T&T Line-X did a
great job recording!