• Wright County Supervisors award culvert projects.
At their meeting on Monday, the Wright County Supervisors accepted a bid from Whiteman Corporation of Dows for the construction of a single box culvert on Baxter Avenue. The bid from Whiteman was at $109,091. Another culvert replacement project was approved by the supervisors. This is to replace a culvert on 150th Street. Peterson Contractors submitted the low bid of $283,185. The work on both culver projects will begin later this spring.
The Wright County Supervisors approved a 28-E agreement between Wright County Treasurer Peggy Schluttenhofer and the City of Eagle Grove regarding parking fines in the community. Violators who don't pay up could face not having the licenses or registration renewed.
• Webster City teacher honored with the Golden Apple Award.
A Webster City teacher was honored Tuesday afternoon with the prestigious Golden Apple Award from WHO-TV and Allied Insurance. Katie Olson is a special education teacher at Sunset Heights Elementary. A school assembly to honor Olson was held when officials from Allied Insurance and WHO-TV presented her with the award. Olson said her greatest reward is watching her kids get excited about learning. She has been teaching at Sunset Heights for the past five years. The Golden Apple Award is marking its 20th year. It is Iowa's most revered award for teaching excellence given to one deserving teacher each month during the school year. To nominate a teacher, students write letters and e-mail to WHO television explaining why their teacher deserves the recognition. Each of the thousands of letters are received each year is read and judged. Each month, one lucky letter is chosen and a school assembly is arranged with the help of the school's principal. The winning teacher receives a beautiful water filled glass Golden Apple as a lasting commemoration of their achievement. Viewers can see Olson's story and her reaction to winning the Golden Apple on Channel 13 News Today in Iowa on Friday,March 21 between 5 and 5:30 a.m. It will also appear on the WHO-TV website.
• Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Thursday evening.
The March meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board is set for Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. Agenda items include the meeting of junior class officers for the 2014 Prom, a presentation of the 2015 fiscal year budget with the setting the budget hearing to follow.A draft of the 2014-15 school calendar will be presented to the board. In other matters, there will be a review of a tax levy resolution, consider an open enrollment request, setting the fee for driver's education, consider negotiating a whole grade sharing agreement with Webster City and athletic sharing. There will also be a report by superintendent Larry Frakes during the meeting.
• Hamilton County Supervisors to hold County Budget hearing on Tuesday morning.
• Convention for Hamilton County Democrats and Republicans held this past weekend.