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 • Jewell City Council to meet Monday evening.

 A meeting of the Jewell City Council will be Monday evening at 7:00 at the city hall. The council will hear from a representative from the Trash Man to discuss weekly recycling in the community. There will be discussion on updating the park board ordinance,approve a motion to remove Karen Culpepper a signer on all of the city of Jewell's bank accounts, and look at a request for a new street light to be installed.There will be a look at yard repairs needed due to a water leak,discuss approved the use of the city electric sign,review a lot rebate and tax abatement requests for 406 South Street and an update on the Jewell water plan plus other matters.

 • Northeast Hamilton sees slight increase in enrollment.

 At its meeting Thursday night, the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board received the certified enrollment for the 2016-17 school year. Assistant superintendent and principal Mike Kruger said the enrollment stands at 195 students. Last year's enrollment was at 193 students. The board accepted the resignation of part time school nurese Julie Olson. Kruger said her position will be advertised. In another personnel issue, the board approved the contract recommendation of Julie Payne for serving as ELL and special education instructor once a week. 

Last week's Trojan Spirit Night was well attended with a great turnout enjoying a meal and activities. A special thanks goes out to all the volunteers that participated in the kitchen, the classrooms and gymnasium. The Northeast Hamilton School Improvement Advisory Commission will meet in January to look at issues including school finances, building needs, bullying and harassment matters and more. A date will be set at a future board meeting.

Kruger announced that a new elevator will  be installed next week at the school. Plans were announced for an all school trip to the Iowa Wild hockey game in Des Moines on Thursday,November 10 at 10:30 at Wells Fargo Arena.

The next Northeast Hamilton school board meeting will be on Thursday,November 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the elementary media center in Blairsburg.

 • Webster City Community School Board to meet Monday.

 The next Webster City Community School Board will meet Monday evening at 6:00 at the school office at 820 Des Moines Street. The board will take action on the ag department aquaculture and animal lab proposal, approve the textbook inventory, approve fund raising requests and special education contract. The certified enrollment for the Webster City school district will be announced at the board meeting. There will be a a review of a board policy on wellneess plus other matters.

 • Fort Dodge man facing charges after Tuesday incident.
 • Hamilton County Conservation Board award contract to Mason City architectural firm for B.W. Conference Center pending approval.
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