• 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.
The Webster City Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a trailer fire Monday evening at the Dane Haman residence, 1328 Wall Street. The call was received at 6:07 p.m. When firemen arrived, flames were coming from inside the trailer. The most probable cause was a small portable heater plugged into the house with the cords melted at a point where the extension cord and a heater was plugged together. The trailer was filled with spray foam equipment. Local firemen were on the scene for nearly 90 minutes. No other damage was reported.
• Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Board to meet Thursday evening.
The Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Board will meet Thursday evening at 6:30 in the city council chambers. Board members will hear presentations from previous grant recipients including the Art in Boone River Country-Sub Committee of PRIDE, City of Webster City,Webster City Community Theater and the Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee. There will be presentations by the representatives from the following finalists requesting funding. They include Art in Boone River Country, HERO-Help Entertain and Restore Organization in saving the Webster Theater, Keep Iowa Beautiful, Kendall Young Library, Rampage Football, Webster City Community Theater and the Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee. Each of the organizations will be given seven minutes to talk about their projects followed by five minutes of questions from board members.
• Popejoy woman injured in one car accident near Iowa Falls.
• Eagle Grove man facing charges after Monday standoff.