• Bridge Replacement meeting for Beaver Bridge set for December 18.
Hamilton County is in the planning stages of replacing the Hamilton Termaine Bridge also known as Beaver's Bridge over the Boone River. The bridge is on 280th Street between Hamilton County Road R-27 and Iowa Highway 17. The replacement of this bridge will require approach grading to satisfy current design standards. An informal informational meeting concerning the replacement option is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Hamilton County Sheriff's meeting room on the second floor of the Hamilton County Courthouse. Staff from the Hamilton County Engineer's office will be on hand to explain the design options and hear input or concerns. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Hamilton County Engineer's Office at 515-832-9520.
• Fort Dodge Police arrest an individual for a Tuesday night burglary.
Fort Dodge Police late Tuesday night investigated a report of a burglary at The Bike Shop at 808 First Avenue North. A witness told authorities that he observed two males kick in the door and went inside the business. Police officers observed two males crossing 8th Street at the west end of the Bike Shop. The officers ordered them to stop. One subject was apprehended and identified as 30 year old Romonique Cabbell of Fort Dodge. The second individual fled the scene on foot. Cabbell was detained pending the investigation and for an outstanding warrant. A subsequent search of the Bike Shop revealed that the suspects had been gathering property to take, but were likely interrupted by the prompt call from the witness and the arrival of law enforcement officials. Cabbell was charged with Burglary and Possession of Burglary tools. He is being held in the Webster County Jail under $8000 surety bond and $650 cash for the outstanding warrant. Anyone with information on the second subject is asked to call the Fort Dodge Police at 515-573-1426.
• Jewell motorist injured in Tuesday morning accident.
A 17 year old rural Jewell motorist was injured Tuesday morning in a one vehicle accident four miles southwest of Jewell at the intersection of 380th Street and Nelson Avenue.The Iowa State Patrol reported a northbound 2000 Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by Caleb Olson was approaching 380th Street when he apparently failed to stop at a stop sign. The Olson pickup attempted to make a right hand turn, failed to maintain control and then rolled into a nearby ditch. Caleb Olson was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames by the Jewell Fire and EMS Ambulance for treatment of injuries. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and the Ellsworth Jewell Stanhope Police assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene.Charges are pending against the driver.
• Trailer fire sends Webster City Fire Department into action.
• Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Board to meet Thursday evening.