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Webster City Police investigate two motor vehicle accidents in the community Monday.
Posted: Oct 06 2015 by ppowers

 Webster City Police investigated two motor vehicle accidents in the community on Monday....

The intersection of Broadway and Second Street was the scene of a two car accident shortly after 7:30 a.m. Reportedly a southbound 2005 Pontiac G6 operated by Cade M. Hilpipre of Webster City  was stopped at the intersection when he then entered the intersection colliding with an eastbound 1999 Olds Alero driven by Kelly Trask also of Webster City. Both drivers were treated for possible injuries at the scene by the Van Diest Medical Center EMS staff. Investigating Sgt. Ed Wardell reported both the Hilpipre and Trask cars were totaled. There were no charges filed.

A one vehicle accident happened at 2:31 p.m. Monday afternoon on Superior Street. Webster City Police reported a 1997 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Trevor L. Wright of Webster City was making a right turn onto Superior Street from the Farm Service Agency parking lot. Wright reportedly was distracted by items inside his SUV when his vehicle went off the right side of the street striking a city owned utility pole. Wright escaped injury in the accident. Investigating officer Brandon Pritchard reported an estimated $2500 in damage to the Wright SUV and $3000 in estimated damage to the light pole.

Hancock County Fatality
Posted: Oct 05 2015 by ppowers

 The Iowa State Patrol investigated a two vehicle accident in Hancock County Sunday morning that claimed the life of one of the drivers. The victim is identified as 67 year old Floyd Charbonneaux of Britt. Reportedly a 1998 Buick driven by Charbonneaux was heading eastbound on Highway 18 west of Britt when his car crossed the center line and collided head on with a westbound 2007 Dodge Caravan driven by Michael Kerker of Cedar Falls.Both drivers were transported to the Hancock County Memorial Hosptial. Charbonneaux was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The Hancock County Sheriff's Department assisted the patrol at the accident scene. 

Clemons to be shared engineer with both Wright and Hancock Counties.
Posted: Oct 05 2015 by ppowers

 At their meeting Monday morning, the Wright County Board of Supervisors approved a sharing arrangement with Hancock County for Adam Clemons as county engineer. Clemons will continue his engineering duties with Wright County along with Hancock County for an eight month period. Hancock County engineer J. Willard Waddingham submitted his resignation last month after 40 years of service. Clemons served as an interim engineer for Hamilton County. The savings with the arrangement will be $52,000 a year for Wright County and $40,000 for Hancock County. Both counties will look at the arrangement again next May.  Jeremy Abbas was appointed to serve on the Wright County Planning and Zoning Commission.

Dayton man's death considered a homicide.
Posted: Oct 05 2015 by ppowers

 Webster County Sheriff's officials said the case of a Dayton man found dead last week in a camper is a homicide. The body of Roger Alan Brown was found last Tuesday in the 200 block of 8th Street Southwest in Dayton. Following an autopsy last week, investigators said Brown died of a gunshot wound. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Webster County Sheriff's Department at 515-573-1410.

Wright County Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Oct 02 2015 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Wright County Board of Supervisors will be Monday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board room in Clarion. The board will meet with county engineer Adam Clemons on the Wright-Hancock county engineer sharing agreement. The board will receive the quarterly revenue report from the Wright County Sheriff plus other matters that may come before the board.

Texas motorist injured a car semi crash near Stanhope on September 26.
Posted: Oct 02 2015 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department released information on Friday regarding an accident near Stanhope on Highway 17 early last Saturday morning,September 26. Reportedly a southbound 2016 Ford Fusion driven by Robert Liscardo of Kingsville,Texas entered the northbound lane of traffic.A northbound semi driven by Brian Larson of Boone and owned by Fareway Foods,Incorporated pulled to the right to avoid a collision with the Liscardo car. The Liscardo car ended up striking the Larson semi. The impact sent the Liscardo vehicle to enter the west ditch where it rolled two and a half times with the car landing on its top. Larson escaped injury in the accident. Liscardo was life flighted to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines for treatment of injuries. Both the semi and car were totaled in the accident. Investigating deputy Rod Hicok said charges are pending as a result of the accident.

That Chautauqua Thing and Fall Fest comes to Webster City this weekend.
Posted: Oct 02 2015 by ppowers

 A big weekend comes to Webster City with That Chautauqua Thing and Fall Fest. Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is sponsoring the two day event. A few of the highlights include Painting with David Raven at Briggs Woods Park, Introduction to Essential Oils, Cooking with Christina at All Cultures Equal, Flint Knapping and Cordage Making, Pine Needle Baskets, Welding Basics, History on Two Wheels at Nokomis Park, Invisible Roosters, Tall Tales and Songs from 10:00 until 11:30 at Wilson Brewer Park, Cabin Building with Native Logs at Briggs Woods Park and In the Kitchen with Laura Ingalls Wilder at Kendall Young Library at 10:30 a.m. There will be Kid's Games at 11:00 at Wilson Brewer Park on Saturday,a magic show at 1:00 p.m, Essential Oils for Your Pet and Artifacts Roadshow from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. at Wilson Brewer Park. Packing Up with Laura Ingalls Wilder at 2:30 at Wilson Brewer Park. The Flying Pig Fiddle and Banjo Show from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. at Wilson Brewer Park. The Sunday events will include Social Media 101 from 9 until 12 noon at Iowa Central Community College, Arrow Making from 9 until 3 at the Depot Basement, Exotic Garden Sculpture at Stony Creek Landscapes, Luscious Laos Favorites at 11:30 at All Cultures Equal. A program on stress management Sunday afternoon from 1:00 until 2:30 at the Iowa Central Community College Lab and Tales and Strings from 1:00 until 2:30 at Wilson Brewer Park.

The Fall Fest on Saturday at Wilson Brewer Park will feature a program by Glen and Marie Cue on telegraphy at 10:00 at the Depot Museum,Sharon Helm will be at the Brewer Cabin for a program on herbs and their uses. Boy Scout Troop 17 will be grilling and selling food from 11:00 until 1:00. The dedication of the Homer Church Bell will be held at 12 noon. The Depot Museum will feature an exhibit of vintage toys and games. The cabins, school, courthouse and depot will be open to the public on Saturday from 10 until 3 p.m.The weekend's festivities is sponsored in part by First American Bank, All Cultures Equal, First State Bank, Hamilton County SEED, Iowa Central Community College, Kendall Young Library, Peoples Credit Union, WCF Financial Bank, Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce, Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Board, Webster City Community Theater and Wilson Brewer Park Museum

Hegland and Quam crowned South Hamilton High School Homecoming Queen and King.
Posted: Oct 02 2015 by ppowers

 Alyssa Hegland and Landon Quam were crowned Thursday night as the South Hamilton High School Homecoming Queen and King at Robert Jensen Auditorium in Jewell. The other contestants this year for queen were Diana Garcia, Raquel Holt, Michael Lewis and Pattira Pimpimol. The king contestants were Brady Berg, Brian Greenfield, Colton Griffin and Trey Woodall. Hegland and Quam will reign over the festivities today including a pep rally this afternoon, the football game with Woodward Granger tonight followed by the dance from 10:30 to 12:30 a.m. KQWC FM 95.7 will have live coverage of the game tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon.
Posted: Oct 01 2015 by ppowers

 The Webster City City Council will meet this Monday afternoon at 5:15 in the city council chambers. The council will present a plaque to Pat Westcott for her years of service on the Hotel/Motel Tax Board. A resignation from Charles C. Smith from the Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee will be accepted.  The council will consider a request from the Recreation and Public Grounds Director Kent Harfst to seek bids for a pickup for the Recreation Division. An updated request from the Webster City Line Department Superintendent to purchase insulators and arresters for the Sweazey Substation. The Webster City Public Works Director to seek a request for proposals for tree trimming and removal services and authorize the city manager to sign a contract if under budget. In other matters, the council will make a motion on a real estate listing contact for 2403 Rodlyn Road, 2405 Rodlyn Road and 2404 Kamen Drive followed by a resolution authorizing and approving an offer to buy real estate from the Van Diest Family,LLC. There will be a public hearing at 5:30 on the proposed sale of city owned property located adjacent to the Canadian National Railway Company and East Second Street.Monday's council meeting will be telecast on cable channel 12 at 5:15 with repeat telecasts at 7:00 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

September weather in review.
Posted: Oct 01 2015 by ppowers

 Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation can best describe the weather in Webster City for September. Records at the KQWC Radio Hill weather reporting station showed the average high for the month was 79 degrees and the average low was 55 degrees. Normal high for September is 63 degrees. The warmest temperature for the month was 88 degrees set September 4 and 6 with the lowest temperature being 37 degrees set on Wednesday morning,September 30. As for precipitation we ended September with 2.43 inches. Normal rainfall for September is 3.59 inches. 

The National Weather Service outlook for October in Iowa is predicting normal temperatures and normal to below normal precipitation. Last October the average high in Webster City was 63 degrees and the average low was 37 degrees. Three inches of rainfall was measured in October,2014. KQWC Radio is the official observer for the National Weather Service in Webster City.

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