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Wright County Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Sep 30 2016 by ppowers

 The Wright County Supervisors will meet Monday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors office in the Wright County Courthouse in Clarion. The board will meet with Wright County Conservation Director Bruce Lindner as he will present a possible name for an open position on the county conservation board. A fireworks permit will be approved. Wright County Transit Coordinator Courtney Stewart will present the 28-E agreement between Wright County and the city of Eagle Grove followed by an update on the new employees for the transit program plus other matters.

Veterans Appreciation Meal set for Thursday,October 6.
Posted: Sep 30 2016 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Veterans Affairs office and Heartland Retirement Group will co-sponsor a veterans appreciation meal with special recognition to Vietnam veterans on Thursday,October 6 at the Webster City High School from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. The event is open to veterans, spouses and service members. Representatives from the Vietnam Veterans of America,Iowa Department of Veteran Affairs, V.A. Health Care, American Legion,G.I. Education, Iowa Central Community College, Veterans in Ag, Hero to Hire, Iowa Veterans Home,Iowa Workforce Development and more. There will be a display from the Vietnam Riverine Forces Mobile Museum. For more information, please call the Hamilton County Veterans Affairs office at 515-832-9595.

Hamilton County Conservation Board to seek architectural proposals for Briggs Woods Golf Course Event Center.
Posted: Sep 30 2016 by ppowers

 Discussion on the Briggs Woods Golf Course Events Center was the primary topic of Thursday's meeting of the Hamilton County Conservation Board held at Briggs Woods Park. Director Brian Lammers said the main issue is seeking requests for proposals for the architectural and design work. A meeting was held last week with the Hamilton County Supervisors for a request for proposals for the project. The Hamilton County Conservation Department  will be sending out requests to architectural firms around the state. A special conservation board meeting is tentatively set for October 17 to determine and review the requests for the events center. A total of $500,000 has been raised thus far for the construction and design of the center.

The conservation board approved a marketing agreement with Prairie Rivers R C and D for a two year period for the promotion of the park areas and log cabins.

No date has been set for the official opening of the Jewellsworth recreational trail as the work continues on Highway 175 and along Tollman Avenue this week. The board tabled action on the Little Wall Lake residence and shower house and for the positions of a park officer.

There was discussion on the 2017 budget amendment. There are plans to purchase a new mower for the Briggs Woods Golf Course,new kayaks and replacing the dock at Little Wall Lake park.

The recent Iowa County Conservation Board state convention was a success. Over 225 people from state county conservation boards attended the three day event held September 15 to 17.Those attending the convention toured the park and recreation areas in both Hamilton and Webster counties.The stops included Briggs Woods, Little Wall Lake and Bells Mill parks and the Bauer Sloo. Director Brian Lammers thanked the board and conservation staff for their time and effort during the three day convention.

Due to the high water on the Boone River that is beginning to recede,the Bells Mill Park is expected to reopen on Friday. There will be a few camp sites to be closed but the rest of the park will be open.

Webster City City Council to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Sep 30 2016 by ppowers

 A meeting of the Webster City City Council is set for Monday afternoon at 5:30 in the city council chambers. The agenda will include a discussion on the creation of a Youth Advisory Committee as a City Committee. A motion accepting the easement from Van Diest Family,LLC for a public water main will be considered. The council will consider a request from interim city manager and public grounds director Kent Harfst to seek bids for a 72 inch tractor mower with aerator for the public grounds department. In another matter, the council will consider a request from the city's engineering tech and project coordinator to seek proposals for tree trimming and removal services.  There will be discussion on entering into an agreement for professional and engineering services with Bolton and Menk of Ames in connection with the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Three public hearings will be on the Webster City city council agenda. The first hearing at 5:45 is for the urban renewal plan amendment for 2016 Industrial Urban Renewal Area. The second hearing at 5:50 is to enter into a ten year Wastewater Services Agreement between the city of Webster City and Iowa's First, Incorporated doing business as Vero Blue Farms in connection with the company's use as a customer of the city's sewage system. The third hearing at 5:55 is to enter into a five year Records Management Software Lease with Computer Information Systems for the Webster City Police Department. The council meeting will be telecast live on cable channel 12 with repeat telecasts Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7:00.

Wintermote, Rueger crowned South Hamilton Homecoming Queen and King Thursday night.
Posted: Sep 30 2016 by ppowers

 It was night of royalty at South Hamilton High School in Jewell Thursday evening as this year's Homecoming queen and king was announced in a ceremony held at the school gymnasium in Jewell. Ady Wintermote and Gabe Rueger were crowned as queen and king in the ceremony. The other queen contestants were Katie Austin, Stephanie Greenfield, Alissa Moss and Preston Wicks. The king candidates included Blake Barquist, Collin Hill, Luke Peters and Treyton Twedt. Friday's South Hamilton Homecoming festivities includes the first ever Homecoming parade set for 2:00 through the Jewell business district and the football game between the South Hamilton Hawks and Madrid Tigers set for 7:00 p.m. You can hear the game on KQWC FM 95.7 and streaming live on kqradio.com. The South Hamilton Homecoming concludes Saturday evening with a dance for the middle school students from 7 until 9 and for the high school students from 10 until 12 midnight in the school gym.

More donations needed for Coats for Kids.
Posted: Sep 29 2016 by ppowers

 Officials with Upper Des Moines Opportunity are in need of more coats for the Coats for Kids project. There is a great need for adult sized coats for teenage kids plus the need for monetary gifts. If you would like to make a donation, you may bring your coats and or monetary donations to the Hamilton County Upper Des Moines Opportunity office at 711 Seneca Street. For more information,please call UDMO at 515-832-6451 between 8 and 4 weekdays.

Cruise to the Woods return Sunday
Posted: Sep 28 2016 by ppowers

 One of the biggest classic car and truck shows returns this Sunday with the annual Cruise to the Woods sponsored by the W.C. Cruisers. The cruise will be held Sunday,October 2 at the former SunKissed Meadows Golf Course which is a 30 acre park along the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge. The day will feature over 1,200 classic autos with ten cruise routes from across Iowa. There will be door prizes, music and trophies. The cruise will leave Stratford at 10:30 Sunday morning. There will be no Saturday events as in years' past. The cruise has been held for over 30 years. It was first held at Briggs Woods Park south of Webster City but later moved to Dayton and eventually to Fort Dodge. You can find out more about the Cruise to the Woods by visiting wccruisers.com


Hamilton County Public Health to offer a flu shot clinic Wednesday.
Posted: Sep 27 2016 by ppowers

 Hamilton County Public Health will be holding a drive through flu clinic at the Webster City fire station this Wednesday,September 28 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. The clinic will feature both the regular and high dose flu vaccine. The regular dose is $25.00. Those age 65 and over attending are asked to bring their Medicare card. If you have any questions, please call 515-832-9565.

Roland Story school board to meet in a special session on Tuesday evening.
Posted: Sep 23 2016 by ppowers

 There will be a special meeting of the Roland Story Community School Board on Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the high school board room in Story City. The board will discuss building and ground issues and personnel matters at this meeting.

Webster City Chamber Board looking for new slate of candidates for 2017.
Posted: Sep 23 2016 by ppowers

 Each January the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce replaces three of ite board members. The slate of candidates is sent out to the chamber membership and vote. The top three are placed on the board. Each term runs for three years. The board meets each month on the second Wednesday of the month at 12 noon at the chamber office. As a board member,you are responsible to uphold and advocate for the mission and provide duty of due care, loyalty and obedience.  2017 is the centennial year of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce. The year ahead promises to be an active year for the local chamber. For more information on serving on the chamber board, please call the chamber office at 515-832-2564 or by visiting the office at 628 Second Street in Webster City.

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