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Iowa State Patrol investigate two vehicle crash on I-35 in Hamilton County.
Posted: Sep 23 2014 by ppowers

 The Iowa State Patrol investigated a two vehicle accident at the southbound 135 mile marker of Interstate 35 northeast of Ellsworth Friday afternoon with details released Tuesday. Reportedly a southbound 1995 model station wagon driven by Angela Bridges of Iowa Falls was not able to slow down in time when she struck the rear side of a 2006 model station wagon driven by Mary Haugen of Dows. Haugen was slowing down due to the traffic in front of her in the construction zone of the highway. Both drivers escaped injury.Damage to the Bridges vehicle was estimated at 4000 dollars and an estimated 2000 dollars in damage to the Haugen vehicle. The accident was investigated by Trooper Mark Anderson.

Duncombe motorist injured in two vehicle crash Monday afternoon.
Posted: Sep 23 2014 by ppowers

 A Duncombe motorist was injured Monday afternoon as the result of a two vehicle accident at Beach and Walnut Streets. The accident happened shortly before four o'clock. Webster City Police reported a westbound 2002 Mercury Mountaineer SUV driven by Kari Cook of Webster City apparently failed to yield the right of way to a southbound 1989 Pontiac Firebird driven by Cheri Pauls of Duncombe. The front end of the Cook SUV collided with the drivers side of the Pauls car. Pauls was extricated from her car by the Webster City Fire Department Jaws of Life. She was then transported to Van Diest Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. Cook escaped injury in the accident. Both the Cook and Pauls vehicles were totaled in the accident. Investigating Webster City Police officer Jordan Elonich charged Kari Cook with Failure To Yield Upon Entering a Street.

County wide flu shot clinics announced by Hamilton County Public Health.
Posted: Sep 23 2014 by ppowers

Hamilton County Public Health has announced the schedule of county wide flu shot clinics...

Monday,September 29-Randall City Hall from 9:00 until 9:30 , Stanhope Community Center and Library from 10:00 until 10:45 a.m. Drive thru clinic from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Hamilton County Public Health Building, 820 James Street for adults only.
Tuesday,September 30- Williams Fire Station from 9:00 u...ntil 9:30, Thrivent Financial office in Blairsburg from 10 until 10:45 a.m.
Kamrar Lions Building from 11:15 until 11:45 a.m.
Ellsworth Public Library from 1:30 until 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday,October 8-Public Health Building in Webster City-Flumist only for ages 2 to 18 years. No charge if eligible-by appointment only from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.
October 9 and 16- Public Health Building from 9:00 until 3:00 p.m. with walk ins welcome.
For more information please call Hamilton County Public Health at 832-9565
Hamilton County Recorder's office warns residents of a scam.
Posted: Sep 22 2014 by ppowers

 Hamilton County Recorder Kim Anderson is encouraging residents to be cautious if they receive a piece of mail asking them if they want a copy of their deed and property assessment. Recorder's offices across the state have received phone calls from concerned citizens about letters they received saying there was "deed activity recorded in public record" and that they should obtain a "current property grant deed and assessment" from companies charging $70 to $80 for the copy service. Anyone receiving this notice should not be alarmed or feel that it is necessary to respond to it. A copy of the deed may be obtained at the Recorder's Office and generally costs less than a couple of dollars in copy fees. The Attorney General's office wants to hear from any Iowan who has received this solicitation. Please contact Stephen Switzer, Iowa Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division, 1305 East Walnut Street, Des Moines,Iowa 50310 or by calling 515-281-8771.You may also contact Kim Anderson at the Recorder's office at 515-832-9535 for any questions of a copy of your deed.

Van Diest Medical Center Board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Sep 22 2014 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Van Diest Medical Center board of trustees will meet Tuesday evening at 7:00 in the hospital conference room.Items for discussion will include the approval of the annual report, consider a resolution  regarding approval authority for Van Diest Medical Center payor enrollment forms, approve the un-restriction of Foundation Funds,consider the restriction of funds for capital acquisitions and approve the capital requests for September. There will also be a report from administrator Lori Rathbun on current activities at the hospital.. The board will also meet in closed session at the conclusion of the meeting.

Hamilton County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.
Posted: Sep 22 2014 by ppowers

 The next Hamilton County Board of Supervisors meeting will be Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board room. The board will sign proclamations for National Recovery Month and Family History Month. There will be reports from Skilled Iowa and the Hamilton County Clerk of Court. Personnel action will be taken from the Hamilton County Sheriff and Public Health Departments. An appointment will be made for someone to serve on the Ellsworth Library Board of Trustees. The board will consider contracts and agreements with Group Services,Incorporated for a Business Associate Agreement and to authorize Shelby Kroona for the Iowa Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Grant. In other matters, the Hamilton County Supervisors will approve the final plans for resurfacing county road R-33 and proceed with the final plans and purchasing the Right of Way for the bridge on County Road D-41 east of R-38 near Kamrar. A petition for Squaw Creek Main Line in Drainage District 47 will be discussed by the board.

Homecoming week at South Hamilton and Webster City.
Posted: Sep 22 2014 by ppowers

 Two Hamilton County High Schools are celebrating Homecoming this week.

South Hamilton will be celebrating this special week with theme days. Monday is Color Day, Tuesday is Sauce Day with an outdoor movie night on the football field after the volleyball game. The movie,"Monsters Inc." will be the feature. Wednesday is America Day with the Gong Show at 1:30 until 3:20 p.m. Thursday's Homecoming theme is Hippie Day for the high school students and ER Day for the Middle School students. On Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. there will be a chili dog feed. The coronation of this year's Homecoming queen and king will be held at 8:00 p.m. at Robert Jensen Auditorium. The queen candidates are Sidney Alsager, Melinda Johnston, Carly Swenson, Amanda Teig and Sarah Rueger. The king contestants are Caleb Olson, Andy Cook, J.D.Rader, Sam Waid and Jacob Heeren. Following the coronation ceremony, a bonfire will be held  in the south student parking lot at 9:00 p.m.The celebration week wraps up Friday with Spririt Day as the Hawks will face Ogden at 7:00 in football action followed by the Homecoming Dance from 10 until 12 midnight.

Webster City High School also is celebrating the week with theme days include Wear Your Work Out Clothes on Monday. Tacky Tuesday as students are asked to wear their worst outfit. Wear Neon Day will be observed Wednesday. Thursday is Movie Character Day. The Boom Night Homecoming Pep Rally will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m.at Prem Sahai Auditorium with the coronation of this year's Webster City High School Homecoming Queen and King. The queen contestants are Grace Bryan, Kenady Highland,Harleigh McKee, Hannah Meyers,and Olivia Tasler. The king candidates are Kyle Anderson, Cody Blair, Seth Crouthamel, Rylee Lawson and Cal Zahn. Purple and Gold Day will be held Friday with an early dismissal at 1:13 p.m. to prepare for the Homecoming Parade at 2:30 through downtown Webster City featuring bands, floats and the fall sports teams.The Lynx will face Greene County in the Homecoming football game on Friday evening with the freshman to play at 4:45 and the varsity at 7:30 p.m. Homecoming wraps on Saturday with the dance at the high school from 8:00 until 11:00p.m.

Wright County Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Sep 22 2014 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Wright County Supervisors will be Monday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors office in Clarion. The board will meet with county economic development director Brad Hicks on new staff members in his office. An update by Wright County Engineer Adam Clemons on construction projects will be presented to board members.The plans for a restroom and shower facility to be constructed at Lake Cornelia Park will be shared by the Wright County Conservation Department. The supervisors will take possible action on additional financing of the project.

Webster City Fire Department called out to a dryer fire.
Posted: Sep 22 2014 by ppowers

 The Webster City Fire Department Saturday evening investigated a report of a fire at the Brian Stroner residence at 1038 Bank Street. When firemen arrived, there was a fire in the basement area.The fire originated in a clothes dryer. Firemen put out the hot spots to the dryer and basement. It took 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze. There was no other damage to the residence. No exact cause was determined.

Anderson, Pruismann elected as NEH school board president and vice president.
Posted: Sep 19 2014 by ppowers


Roxanne Anderson and Marlin Pruismann (left and right) were sworn in Thursday night as president and vice president of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board for the 2014-15 school year.  School secretary Kathy Biere performed the swearing in ceremony. In another matter John Seiser submitted his resignation as high school varsity boys basketball coach.Jerry Klaver was named to be Seiser's replacement.

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