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Report from Iowa Architectural Foundation on ideas for downtown Webster City to be presented at Monday's city council meeting.
Posted: Dec 04 2016 by ppowers

 A report from the Iowa Architectural Foundation on their findings and ideas for downtown Webster City will be one of the agenda highlights at Monday's Webster City City Council meeting. A group of foundation members held a charette or a study on designing the downtown. The findings will be a part of their presentation. The council will also have the second reading on the addition of a stop sign on Fairmeadow Drive and adding a no parking zone on Lewis Drive. A request from the Line Supervisor to purchase material for the substation relay project will be considered. A resolution for two separate wastewater services agreements effective May 1,2017 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 sewage system at 1700 Second Street and at 207 Commerce Drive. Youth and Family Center of Hamilton County director Jane Adams. The council will meet in a closed session at the start of the meeting to discuss the purchase of particular real estat in the city. The Webster City City Council meeting begins at 5:30 Monday with the meeting to be telecast live on Cable Channel 12. Repeat telecasts of the meeting will be aired at 7 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Warm and dry weather in November for Webster City.
Posted: Dec 01 2016 by ppowers

 Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation can summarize the weather for Webster City during November. The average high for the past month was at 56 degrees and the average low was 31. Normal high for November is at 37 degrees. The warmest day in Webster City was 74 degrees on November 5 with the lowest temperature set on November 20 with a low of 14. There were two days in November that brought record high temperatures to Webster City. 73 degrees was set on November 4 breaking the old record of 72 on November 4,2008. The temperature of 74 on November 5 broke the record set on November 5,1945 when the temperature was 73 degrees. As for precipitation, we ended November with only 1.51 inches of rainfall. Normal precipitation for November is 1.71 inches of rain or moisture content and 2.5 inches of snow.

The National Weather Service outlook for Iowa for December is calling for equal chances for temperatures and near normal precipitation. Last December, the average high in Webster City was 38 degrees and the average low was 24. We measured 13 and a half inches of snow last December with 5.84 inches of it in moisture content or rain.KQWC Radio is the official observer for the National Weather Service in Webster City.

Boone County authorities summoned to Dakota Access Pipeline protest.
Posted: Nov 30 2016 by ppowers

 The Boone County Sheriff's Department Tuesday were summoned to the Dakota Access Pipeline near Pilot Mound where protestors were trespassing at the work site. Authorities report 25 protestors climbed over barriers and entered the work area. There was a report of two protestors clinging themselves to equipment. The two were later arrested after they were freed from an excavator. The Boone Fire Department helped freed those protestors by cutting an area of pipe in half. Last summer, the first big pipeline protests were coordinated with law enforcement during the Farm Progess Show. Many of those arrested were Iowans who had a prearranged understanding that they would interfere just enough to trigger an arrest. Earlier this fall, three protestors crawled into a pipe at the Pilot Mount construction site. The latest group of protestors calling themselves "Mississipp Stand" stopped construction for two hours. The Boone County Sheriff's Department have been summoned to the site at least 50 times over the past few months.

Webster City Park and Recreation Commission to meet Thursday afternoon
Posted: Nov 30 2016 by ppowers

 A meeting of the Webster City Parks and Recreation Commission will be held Thursday afternoon at 5:15 in the Fuller Hall Sampson Room. The commission will consider a proposal for a prairie area project from Stony Creek Landscapes,get a recreation program update and finalize plans for the adult badminton league plus other matters.

Fort Dodge man in stable condition after Monday afternoon shooting.
Posted: Nov 30 2016 by ppowers

 Fort Dodge Police on Tuesday released the name who was wounded Monday afternoon in a shooting incident in the 1800 block of Seventh Avenue South. 24 year old Robert Rivers, Jr. of Fort Dodge remains in stable condition at Unity Point Trinity Regional Medical Center. Police continue with their investigation into Monday's shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Dodge Police at 515-573-1426 or Webster County Crimestoppers at 515-573-1444.

One injured in Fort Dodge shooting on Monday afternoon.
Posted: Nov 29 2016 by ppowers

 Fort Dodge Police on Monday afternoon investigated a shooting in the 1800 block of Seventh Avenue South. Officers found a male victim with a gunshot wound upon their arrival. The man was transported to Unity Point Trinity Regional Medical Center for treatment. His condition is not known at this time. The man's name has not been released. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call the Fort Dodge Police Department at 515-573-1426 or Webster County Crimestoppers at 515-573-1444.

Wright County Supervisors approve loan for Nu Treatments
Posted: Nov 29 2016 by ppowers

 The Wright County Board of Supervisors Monday morning approved the request from the county's Economic Development Loan Board to award the loan for $40,000 to Nu Treatments for their business located at Lake Cornelia with the collateral being a $50,000 life insurance policy along with a corporate and personal guarantee for the complete payment of the loan. The supervisors also approved the financial support agreeement between the Eagle Grove Utility Board and Wright County for the providing of a water treatment plant at the future Prestage Foods of Iowa LLC facility located south of Eagle Grove. Wright County would commit four million dollars in a tax increment financial plan with one million dollars from the city of Eagle Grove.Ground breaking for the new Prestage plant is scheduled for next spring with the completion in the fall of 2018.

The supervisors met with Iowa Drainage District Association Executive Director John Torbert on issues pertaining to water quality, the Iowa supreme court ruling on the Des Moines Water Works nitrate lawsuit and the three counties named in the suit with the decision expected by the end of the year and the association's annual convention set for December 9 in Des Moines.

Hamilton County Peace Officers Association to continue Blue Ribbon campaign and donations for C.O.P.S. Iowa Fund.
Posted: Nov 23 2016 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Peace Officers Association is continuing the Support Law Enforcement Blue Ribbon Campaign into the foreseeable future.  Anyone wishing to show their support for our Law Enforcement Officers across the U.S.A. can obtain a blue ribbon from any officer in Hamilton County or by stopping by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.  Officers in Hamilton County are displaying these ribbons on their patrol vehicles as well.  The ribbons are to be tied to the driver's door handle of your vehicle if possible.  The ribbons are free of charge and have been paid for by the Hamilton County Peace Officers Association.  The HCPOA is also accepting donations at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office through December 1st with 100% of the proceeds going to the C.O.P.S. (Concerns Of Police Survivors) Iowa Fund.  The funds will be presented to C.O.P.S. organization in honor of the 5 Des Moines area officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives in the line of duty this year.  The C.O.P.S. organization provides much needed assistance in the way of financial support, emotional support, assistance with the funeral arrangements and a wide variety of other issues to the families of officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.  

Jewell City Council to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Nov 23 2016 by ppowers

 There will be a meeting of the Jewell City Council Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the city hall. The agenda includes approval of a new member to the Jewell Fire and Rescue Department,approve a liquor license for Axis Lanes, make a motion to cancel the December 26,2016 council meeting and review a request from Team Iowa Snowmobiler's for allowing the use of snowmobiles through the city of Jewell. There will be the first reading of amending an ordinance for the Jewell Park Board. A resolution for the city's electronic sign usage rules will be discussed. The Jewell city council will discuss issues with the water plant, building improvements to 501 Johnson and other matters.

Wright County Board of Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Nov 23 2016 by ppowers

 The Wright County Board of Supervisors will meet Monday morning, November 28 at 9:00 in the supervisors' board room. The board will meet with John Torbert,the Executive Director of the Iowa Drainage District Association to give his annual update.There will be a review and discuss a loan to Nu Treatments LLC of Lake Cornelia.  In another matter,the Wright County Supervisors will review and take action on the Financial Support Agreement between the Eagle Grove Utility Board and Wright County plus other matters.

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