• D.A.R.E. Graduation coming up this Tuesday in Webster City.
133 fifth grade students from Webster City Middle School and St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School will receive their certificates for successfully completing the D.A.R.E.(Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program on Tuesday evening,March 11 at 7:00 at Prem Sahai Auditorium. Sgt. Ed Wardell has been serving as the D.A.R.E instructor this year. The course teaches students to say no to drugs, alcohol and violence. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. All Webster City Middle School and St. Thomas Aquinas students are invited to the annual D.A.R.E. activity night on Saturday,March 15 from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Fuller Hall Recreation Center. The evening will feature games, music for dancing and refreshments. The Webster City Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and Fuller Hall staff will be on hand for an evening of fun for the youth.
• Stratford School Board will have two hearings at their next meeting Wednesday.
Two public hearings will be featured at Wednesday's meeting of the Stratford Community School Board. They are for the 2014-15 school budget and school calendar. The board will consider resolutions for the Physical Plant Equipment Levy,Instructional Support Program Levy and for the 101% Budget Guarantee. The board will receive a report from superintendent Sarah Binder on the Iowa Assessments and on the T.L.C. Grant for the Stratford school district. There will also be the consideration of a band teacher and associate for next school year.The final readings on board policies for the school district, board of directors and administration will be considered. The Stratford school board will meet in a strategy session at the conclusion of Wednesday's meeting. Meeting time is 5:30 p.m. at the Stratford school library.
• Parent Teacher Conferences set for March 13 in Webster City.
All Webster City Community School students will be dismissed 2 hours early on Thursday,March 13 for PreK to 4th grade and High School Parent Teacher Conferences. PreK-4 conferences will be held from 2:00 until 7:30 p.m. Middle School teachers wiil have staff development. School will resume on Friday,March 14. There will be no school for students attending Webster City Community Schools on Monday,March 17 through Friday,March 21 for Spring Break. The Administration Building Office will be open regular hours March 18 through 21. Classes will resume on Monday,March 24th.
• Chamber coffee draws an excellent turnout to Kendall Young Library.
• Hamilton County Democrats and Republicans to meet Saturday for their conventions.