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Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon.
Posted: Jul 28 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City City Council will meet this Monday afternoon at 5:30 in the city council chambers. A proclamation will be read and signed by Webster City mayor John Hawkins to honor and support law enforcement. A resolution establishing nuisance properties at 412 East Dubuque Street and ordering the abatement thereof within 30 days. The council will consider a request from Jim Fortune and Lynn Hough to purchase city owned property  on Commerce Drive in the Industrial Park. A request from the Webster City Street Department will be considered to seek bids on a new pickup truck chassis and utility box. In other matters, the Webster City city council will award a contract for the 2016 Crack Seal Project to Scodeller Construction of St. Joseph,Minnesota in the amount of $89,600,approve a change order in the contract amount of $3,520 to the East Second Street Improvement Project and consider a resolution placing the imposition of a Hotel and Motel Tax on the election ballot for the city of Webster City.There will be a closed session of the city council at the conclusion of the meeting. The meeting will be telecast live on cable channel 12 in Webster City with repeat telecasts on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Work begins on Jewellsworth Trail
Posted: Jul 28 2016 by ppowers

 It was one month ago that ground was broken on the new Jewellsworth recreational trail linking the southern Hamilton County communities of Jewell and Ellsworth. On Thursday morning,Hamilton County Conservation Director Brian Lammers updated the board members on the progress thus far. The work on a bridge for the trail's drainage ditch is scheduled to be completed by Friday. Paving work on the bridge will begin soon. The goal is to have the trail completed by sometime in October. The trail is an abandoned rail line linking Jewell and Ellsworth.

The conservation board met with Scott Grummer of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources regarding the Little Wall Lake fisheries project. Grummer informed the board on what the trends he has seen at the lake. He suggested to director Lammers and the board on conducting a survey on fishing and boating opportunities for those who use Little Wall Lake. Grummer talked to the board about treatment of grass carp and aquatic vegetation in the lake.

In another matter, the conservation board reviewed quotes from Seamless Pro and Nisley Construction of Seymour on the roof replacement for the Little Wall Lake residence. The board would like to determine the future use of the residence before any decision is reached on approving a quote for the roof work.

Brock Cartwright and Wayne Schlotfeldt of Schlotfeldt Engineering presented information on the rendition and drawings for the new addition to the Briggs Woods Golf Course. The board did approve the plans for the addition Thursday morning. Schlotfeldt presented a contract to the conservation board to consider for the engineering and consulting work for the addition. A date of August 12 was set for a fund raising event at the Briggs Woods Golf Course addition.

There was a discussion on using Xenia Rural Water for the Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course. The water supply would be used for the golf course club house and eventually at the Briggs Woods campground and cabin facilities. There was no action taken with more discussion set for next month's meeting.

Williams City Council election set for Tuesday.
Posted: Jul 28 2016 by ppowers

 Voters in Williams will go to the polls this Tuesday,August 2 to select a candidate to fill a seat on the city council. The candidates are Elmer Elsberry and Ryan Lantz. The term is from August 9,2016 to December 31,2019. The polling station will be the Williams Public Library with the polls to be open from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m.

Music in the Park set for Thursday in Webster City.
Posted: Jul 28 2016 by ppowers

 Michael Hansen and the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce will be presenting this summer's second night of Music in the Park with Open Mic and a Beatles Tribute Band called The Rhythms. On Thursday,July 28, individuals wishing to step up on stage to the mice to sing should talk to Michael Hansen at the park. The Music in the Park will be held in the First American Bank Plaza on the corner of Des Moines and Second Streets. Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal will be selling Tacos and Burritos through the evening. The street will be closed off and picnic tables will be set out beginning at 6:00 p.m.

S.A.L.T. meeting coming to Williams on August 4.
Posted: Jul 28 2016 by ppowers

 The next Hamilton County S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Lawmen Together) meeting will be held Thursday,August 4. The meeting will provide the rare opportunity to hear about the emergency Life Flight helicopted that has saved many lives. Amy Smith, a registered nurse from Unity Point Health will speak about the helicopter at 9:30 at the Williams Community Center. The helicopter will land for an up-close-and-personal viewing at 10:00 a.m. Coffee and treats will be served from 9:00 until 9:30 with free blood pressure checks at the same time compliments of Southfied Wellness Community. Upcoming local events from each Hamilton County community and announcements from law enforcement officials will follow the Life Flight program. All S.A.L.T. meetings are free of charge and open to the public. No reservations are required to attend. For additional information, contact Marilyn Middleton at Southfield Wellness Community at 832-3881.

Boone River Clean Up set for Saturday,August 6.
Posted: Jul 26 2016 by ppowers

 The annual Boone River Clean Up Day is set for Saturday,August 6 at Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course south of Webster City. Volunteers are needed to report to Shelter 1 at Briggs Woods Park at 7:00 a.m.Participants are asked to bring sunscreen,water, bug spray, shovel, gloves, hat, sunglasses and canoes. This year will mark the tenth annual clean up effort of this popular waterway used by canoeists,fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts from across the state. Since the first clean up in 2007,volunteers recovered 712 tires, six and a half tons of scrap metal and two and a half tons of trash. Over 22 miles of the Boone River have been cleaned up since the start of the project. A free t-shirt will be offered to the first 50 who have registered. This year's route will be from Riverside Park to Briggs Woods Park. A lunch will be provided. There will be a limited number of canoes available on a first come first serve basis. Participants can bring their own canoe. Children age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.Parents must sign a waiver and medical information form for all youth under age 18.All volunteers must abide by Iowa DNR boating laws. No alcohol consumption will be allowed. If you want more information, please call either the Hamilton County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office in Webster City at 515-832-9597 or the Hamilton County Conservation Office at 515-832-9570.

Two car accident west of Webster City investigated by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department
Posted: Jul 25 2016 by ppowers

 Details of a two car accident west of Webster City on Hamilton County Road D-20 last Thursday afternoon were released Monday by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department. Reportedly a westbound 2014 Chevrolet Sonic driven by  Stacy Hendrickson of Boone swerved to the right to avoid a rear end collision with another car,a westbound 2015 Chevrolet Cruize driven by Michael Flaugh of Webster City. The Hendrickson car ended up striking the passenger side tail light of the Flaugh car. Flaugh was stopped in traffic at the time preparing to make a turn into Van Diest Supply Company. The Hendrickson car landed in the north ditch. Investigating Deputy David Turpen estimated the damage to the Hendrickson car at $5000 and an estimated $500 in damage to the Flaugh car. 

Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Thursday evening.
Posted: Jul 25 2016 by ppowers

 The Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will meet Thursday evening at 6:00 at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. The board will set the 2016-17 meeting dates and work sessions, review the Iowa Association of School Board legislative priorities, approve the school student parent handbook and staff handbook for 2016-17,and approve renewing the Iowa School Finance Information Services contract for 2016-17. There will also be reports by Superintendent Mike Sherwood and Assistant Superintendent and Principal Mike Kruger.  The Northeast Hamilton board will consider a contract for the TLC Model Teacher and amend other TLC contracts.

Hamilton County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.
Posted: Jul 25 2016 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Hamilton County Supervisors will be Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board rom in Webster City. The board will hear from Hamilton County Treasurer Joni Hilpipre with her semi annual report and settlment of assets. There will be a look at personnel matters in the Second Roads and Public Health Departments An agreement with Century Link and a liquor license will be approved plus other matters.

Hardin County Fatalities
Posted: Jul 22 2016 by ppowers

 The Iowa State Patrol investigated a two vehicle crash north of Iowa Falls Friday morning that killed one of the drivers and her passenger. The accident happened at 7:57 on Highway 65 and County Road C-73 at the Franklin-Hardin County line.Reportedly a 2016 Hyundai Elantra driven by 35 year old Diamond M. Davis of St. Louis,Missouri was heading eastbound approaching the intersection of Highway 65,The Davis vehicle failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign ,entering the intersection into the path of a westbound 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by 44 year old Terry W. England of Iowa Falls. The Davis vehicle was struck in the driver's side door by the England pickup. Both Diamond M. Davis and a passenger,84 year old Katie M. Scott of Wellston,Missouri died of their injuries at the accident scene. Another passenger in the Davis vehicle, 51 year old Yvonne Walls of Maryland Heights,Missouri and Terry England were transported to Hanson Family Hospital in Iowa Falls for treatment of their injuries. The accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol, Hardin County Sheriff's Department and Iowa Falls Police.

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