• Hunting and Fishing licenses for 2014 go on sale December 15.
Hamilton County Recorder Kim Anderson has announced that the 2014 Hunting and Fishing licenses will be available December 15.You may call the Recorder's office at 515-832-9535. The Recorder's office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Recorder's office will close at 12 noon on December 24 and all day on December 25 for the Christmas holiday.
• Kendall Young Library Board approves budget for 2014.
The 2014 budget for Kendall Young Library was approved Tuesday night by its board. Director Angie Martin Schawaze said the estimated income for next year is at $691,000 while expenses will total $670,500. A portion of the budget come from the rent of the library owned farm located north of Webster City. There were also a number of projects completed this year at Kendall Young Library.
The Kendall Young Library board voted to hire Bill Klein of Potter and Brandt for auditing services for next year. The board members approved to enter into an agreement with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines Agency Fund to start funding projects that library patrons can contribute through the library website.
A technical grant in the amount of $1,250 was accepted for software to help enhance the library catalogue.
In other matter, the Kendall Young Library board learned that 160 food items was collected in a month long food drive in December plus $45 in cash. 100 people attended the recent Volunteer Appreciation Coffee for their volunteer time during 2013.
The next meeting of the Kendall Young Library board will be Tuesday,January 14 at 7:00 p.m.
• Eagle Grove School Board approves bid for roofing project and for an SBRC grant.
On Monday evening the Eagle Grove Community School Board accepted a bid from Midwest Roofing for the Robert Blue Middle School roofing project. The bid came in at $258,700. Work on the roof will begin this summer. The school board approved the S.B.R.C. Allowable Growth grant for dropout prevention in the Eagle Grove Community Schools. The grant was for $270,156. The Eagle Grove district is scheduled to appear before the School Budget Review Committee on December 17 to request modified allowable growth for the 2013-14 school year in the amount of $9,940 for asbestos removal.
Superintendent Jess Toliver reported on the final completion of the Emerson boiler installation, the purchase of a plow truck, purchase of equipment for 1 to 1 initiative and minor issues cited as a result of the Department of Education site visit that was completed in November.
• Stratford Community School Board meets December 18.
• Webster Theater status meeting set for December 19.