• Hamilton County Supervisors to hold County Budget hearing on Tuesday morning.
One of the highlights of Tuesday morning's meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will be the county budget hearing at 9:15 a.m. There will be a time for residents to make comments about the budget. Following the hearing there will be the budget adoption. Other items on the agenda will include a report on the integrated health home and from the clerk of court. A drainage hearing for district 110-3 on recent damages will be held. A contract with Cost Advisory Services,28-E agreement with the city of Kamrar and a lease with Central Iowa Recovery will be reviewed. The board will review the regional management plan for Central Iowa Community Services, the Hamilton County Strategic Action Plan and to consider vacating a country road plus other matters.
• Convention for Hamilton County Democrats and Republicans held this past weekend.
Hamilton County Republicans and Democrats held their party conventions on Saturday. For the Democrats, Heather Kierzak was named the county chairperson for 2014 succeeding Steven Duffy. Michelle Walters was named Democratic county vice chairperson, Jo Fletchall as secretary and Ron Adams as party treasurer. There were four delegates selected to attend the Democratic district and state conventions to be held later this spring. Saturday's convention was held at the Webster City High School cafeteria.
The Hamilton County Republicans elected 11 delegates with 11 alternates to attend the district GOP convention in Storm Lake on April 26.State Representative Rob Bacon was in attendance at the Hamilton County Republican convention to announce his plans to seek another term to the Iowa House of Representatives this fall. Hamilton County Recorder Kim Anderson also announced her plans to seek another term to her office. Joanie Hilpipre has announced she will be the Republican candidate for Hamilton County Treasurer this fall. Hamilton County Supervisor David Young is expected to run again this year for the third district position which includes the southern part of the county.42 people attended Saturday's convention at the Webster City Community Theater.
• Food Bank of Iowa Mobile Pantry comes to Stanhope on March 15.
The Food Bank of Iowa has announced that the mobile food pantry program will be returning to Stanhope on Saturday,March 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Stanhope Community Center located at 600 Main Street. Families are asked to bring boxes,bags or sacks to take their food home. It was originally thought the mobile pantries would end in December but the Food Bank of Iowa acquired funding to continue with at least this one additional mobile food pantry in Stanhope. It is uncertain as to whether future mobile pantries will be available in Hamilton County. The pantries offer an added strategy toward bridging the food assistance gap for rural counties in the Food Bank of Iowa's 55 county service area. The mobile pantry program has provided an additional access point for those in need to obtain food. These mobile pantries are a way to face hunger in rural Iowa and providing families with an opportunity to receive food that might otherwise be hard to access. Volunteers are needed to help with Saturday's Mobile Pantry. Many local volunteers and 4-H youth and their leaders have helped with previous mobile pantries. If you are willing to volunteer or would like to know more about the mobile pantry, please contact Rev. Suzie Moore at 515-826-3557 to volunteer.
• Wright County Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
• South Hamilton Community School Board meets Wednesday evening.