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Northeast Hamilton school board to meet Thursday evening.
Posted: Aug 24 2016 by ppowers

 The August meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be Thursday evening at 6:00 at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. The board will  receive a facilities report from Tyler Riley of FEH Design. There will also be the appointment of the school board secretary followed by the oath of office, consider an open enrollment request, designate the financial depositories and legal counsel for the school year, approve an interfund loan and review elevator options and quotes. In other matters, the Northeast Hamilton school board will consider contract recommendations and receive updates by superintendent Mike Sherwood and assistant superintendent and principal Mike Kruger.

No change in Hamilton County unemployment rate.
Posted: Aug 24 2016 by ppowers

 There was no change in regards to the unemployment rate for Hamilton county for July. The Iowa Workforce Development office reported Tuesday the rate remained at 4 percent which was the same rate as in June. There were 9,190 people employed last month while 290 were without work. Iowa's unemployment rate for July was at 4.1 percent which is up slightly from the June rate of 4 percent. The unemployment rates for surrounding counties showed Boone county at 3.2 percent, Franklin at 3.6 percent, Hardin at 4.2 percent, Story county at an even 3 percent, Webster county at 4.6 percent and Wright county at 4.4 percent.

Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.
Posted: Aug 22 2016 by ppowers

 A meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will be held Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board room. The agenda will include personnel action in the sheriff and conservation departments. The board will consider the final plan approval for a bridge replacement project and with Cisco Firewall. There will be the approval of cancelling outstanding warrants and for a Transportation Safety Improvement Program plus other matters. 

Hamilton County Conservation Board to meet Thursday morning.
Posted: Aug 22 2016 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Hamilton County Conservation Board will be Thursday morning at 9:30 at the Briggs Woods Park conservation office south of Webster City. The board will be updated on the Briggs Woods Golf Course Conference Center project, accept the resignation of a park officer, receive an update on the Solar Array project at Little Wall Lake park and a rural water infrastructure project will be reviewed. There will also be an update on the Iowa Association of County Conservation Board fall conference. Director Brian Lammers will also present his report to the board on current activities in the county park and recreation areas.

Two men arrested after early Thursday robbery in Fort Dodge.
Posted: Aug 19 2016 by ppowers

 Fort Dodge Police arrested two men early Thursday morning after two armed robbery reports were reported. The first robbery was at the Yes Way convenience store at 115 North 22nd Street. The incident happened at 5:20. The employees at the store told officers they were held at knife point while the suspect demanded money and later fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. While still investigating the initial robbery incident, a second call was received through dispatch at 6:27 a.m., indicating that a second armed robbery, by knife point, had just occured. Fort Dodge officers responded to the Casey's General Store at 1230 Third Avenue Northwest where they received very similar suspect and transportation information as compared to the first robbery call. After information received from several Fort Dodge citizens, two suspects have been located and taken into custody. Officers arrested 19 year old Landon John Baker of Fort Dodge on two counts of First Degree Robbery and 19 year old Martay Lee Thomson of Des Moines for Aiding First Degree Robbery. There were no injuries in both robbery incidents.

Hamilton County Board of Health to meet Thursday afternoon.
Posted: Aug 18 2016 by ppowers

 The August meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Health will be Thursday afternoon at 5:00 at the public health conference room. The agenda will include a bioterrorism update, personnel matters, and an environmental health inspection. There will be an update by director Shelby Kroona on current activities in the county health department plus other matters.

Final Music in the Park night set for Thursday evening in Webster City.
Posted: Aug 18 2016 by ppowers

 The final Music in the Park night for the summer is set for Thursday evening from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at First American Bank Plaza at Second and Des Moines Streets in downtown Webster City. Music for the evening will be provided by the Bad Tactics Band with open mic music selections from the audience. Hy-Vee will provide the food beginning at 6:00. The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to attend this final Music in the Park of the season Thursday evening.

Wright County Supervisors continue to make progress on Prestage Foods plant.
Posted: Aug 15 2016 by ppowers

 Progress on bringing the proposed Prestage Foods pork processing plant south of Eagle Grove continues along. The Wright County Supervisors Monday mornnng approved the second reading on the division of taxes levied on taxable property for the agribusiness urban renewal area. The proposal would allow the division of taxes for the property where the pork processing plant would be located and to help pay the loans for the construction and development of the property. The third and final reading on this policy will be at next Monday's meeting of the Wright County Supervisors. Another resolution was approved for Prestage Foods of Iowa for the purpose of receiving the benefits under the 2015 High Quality Jobs Program and for certain property tax exemptions for value added to real property by Prestage Foods

Pokemon Go for Small Businesses course coming to Webster City.
Posted: Aug 12 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Webster City Church of Christ and Iowa Central Commnity College to host the first course on Pokemon Go for Your Business on Tuesday,August 30 at 6:00 p.m. The course is being offered at no charge at the Church of Christ. There will be a supper included in this program. Digital Mass Communications Professor Kelli Bloomquist will be teaching the course. Pokemon Go is a popular smart phone application that is actually a location based augmented reality game. The object is to capture the Pokemon, train them and do battle. There are sites around Webster City where you can recieve your tools to capture the Pokemon and you will find Pokemon just about everywhere. Persons interested in signing up for the course can go to the Webster City Chamber Facebook Event page or call the chamber office at 515-832-2564. There is no charge to attend. Participants are asked to bring your smartphone or tablet with you.

Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon.
Posted: Aug 12 2016 by ppowers

 The next Webster City City Council meeting is set for Monday afternoon at 5:30 in the council chambers.  The council's agenda includes considering a request from  Van Diest Medical Center to consider waiving fees for relocating electric service in connection with the Hospital's road and water main, set the date of September 6 at 5:45 for the proposed sale of city owned property located in the Southeast Development Park Number 4,and consider a motion on a request from police chief Shiloh Mork to purchase equipment for the police department. The council will consider a resolution authorizing the mayor and city clerk to enter into an extension of the equipment lease agreement and a maintenance and support agreement with Counsel Office and Document of Harlan,Iowa in providing for the lease of a copy machine for a two year period. A motion on a request to seek quotes for  Rotating Biological Contactor drives for the Wastewater Treatment Plant will be looked at. The Webster City City Council will discuss a proposed item to charge up front for new large electrical service connections. Three public hearings will be on the council agenda. The first one at 5:45 will be on the designation of the 2016 Industrial Urban Renewal Area plan and project. The second at 5:50 is for the proposed sale of city owned property located in Brewer Creek Estates Third Addition at 2404 Kamen Drive. The third hearing is for the proposed sale of city owned property located in Brewer Creek Estates Third Addition at 2403 Rodlyn Road.

The Webster City City Council will meet in two closed sessions.  The first one will be at 3:30 Sunday afternoon in the Sampson Room at the Fuller Hall Recreation Center and at 8:00 Monday morning in the city hall council chambers. 

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