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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.

Hamilton County Conservation Board to meet Thursday morning.
Posted: Sep 23 2016 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Conservation Board will meet Thursday morning at 9:30 in the conservation office in Briggs Woods Park. The board will discuss the future of the Little Wall Lake residence and shower house and the advertising of park officer positions. There will be an update on the Briggs Woods Golf Course Event Center. A look at the 2017 budget amendment will be discussed. Conservation director Brian Lammers will present his update on activities in the park and recreation areas of Hamilton county.

Monday is the final day to register for the Coats for Kids program sponsored by Upper Des Moines Opportunity.
Posted: Sep 23 2016 by ppowers

 This MondaySeptember 26  is the deadline for applications to be received for the annual Coats for Kids program through Upper Des Moines Opportunity. Eligible families are being asked to complete the application if your children are in need of a coat this winter. Income eligible families in Hamilton County with children up to age 18 are welcome to apply. In addition, interested individuals wanting to purchase a coat for one of the families may do so by visiting Mornin' Glory Coffee Shop at 719 Des Moines Street. Please drop off the new coat with the coat tag  to the UDMO office at 711 Seneca Street through September 30. Monetary donations are also accepted. For complete information please visit the UDMO office at 711 Seneca Street in Webster City or by calling 515-832-6451.

Final Music in the Park for the season to be held Thursday evening.
Posted: Sep 23 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the final Music in the Park  for the season on Thursday,September 29 at First American Bank Plaza from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring your lawn chairs. Entertainment will be provided by Peter Odegaard and River Glen plus there will be open mic acts. The Hy Vee Grill will be selling a meal for five dollars. The chamber will host a 50/50 raffle with one luck winner being drawn Thursday evening at 9:00 p.m. Other proceeds will be used to help provide more opportunities to enjoy events and activities in Webster City.

Wright County Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Sep 23 2016 by ppowers

 The Wright County Supervisors will meet Monday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors office in Clarion. Wright County engineer Adam Clemons will present an update on the road conditions due to the flooding of the past week, take action on an amendment to Wright County Secondary Roads 2017 fiscal year budget and approve a resolution to revise the Wright County 2017 Five Year Road Program. Wright County Transit Coordinator Courtney Stewart will present the 28-E agreement between Wright County and the city of Clarion to the supervisors. A proposal for a transit assistant to help with the new requirements for the MCO billing and other transit related items will be discussed. 

Webster City School Board to elect board president and vice president Monday evening.
Posted: Sep 23 2016 by ppowers

 The next Webster City Community School Board meeting will be Monday evening at 6:00 at the school office at 820 Des Moines Street. There will be the election of a board president and vice president for the 2016-17 school year, learn about a high school music trip, and select a delegate assembly representative to the Iowa Association of School Board convention this November in Des Moines. There will be the second reading on board policies pertaining to equal education opportunities and on anti-bullying and harassment. In other matters, the Webster City school board is expected to approve 28-E agreements  with the Northeast Hamilton school district, consider an interfund loan,approve a modified allowable growth request and a fundraising request plus other matters. 

South Hamilton announces its Homecoming Queen and King candidates for 2016.
Posted: Sep 23 2016 by ppowers

The South Hamilton High School Homecoming Queen and King candidates have been announced.The queen contestants are Katie Austin, Stephanie Greenfield, Alissa Moss, Paxton Wicks and Ady Wintermote. The king candidates are Blake Barquist, Collin Hill, Luke Peters, Gabe Rueger and Treyton Twedt. The coronation ceremony is set for Thursday,September 29 at 7:00 at the high school gymnasium. A chili dog feed will be served at 5:00 p.m. There will be a homecoming parade set for 2:00 Friday afternoon through the Jewell business district. The Hawks will face the Madrid Tigers at 7:00 Friday night. The game will be broadcast live on KQWC FM 95.7.

Candidates for November 8th ballot now official
Posted: Sep 22 2016 by ppowers

 Hamilton County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Kim Schaa has released the names of the candidates who will be seeking office in the November 8 general election. In Hamilton County the only contested race is for sheriff as Republican Doug Timmons will face Rod Hicok who was nominated by petition. The winner will succeed long time sheriff Denny Hagenson who is retiring at the end of this year. The other county office seats are uncontested. They include Doug Bailey of Webster City for first district county supervisor, Dan Campidilli of Webster City for second district supervisor and county auditor Kim Schaa. There will be three way race for the two seats on the Van Diest Medical Center board of trustees. The candidates are incumbents David Taylor and Kirk McCollough and challenger Ronald Casbon. In the state legislative races,Republican incumbent  Jerry Behn of Boone will face Democratic challenger Ketih Puntenney of Boone for the District 24 Senate seat. The state representative race in District 48 will feature Republicant incumbent Robert Bacon facing Democratic challenger Sherrie Taha. Voters in Webster City will decide on renewing the hotel and motel tax for another ten year period beginning January 1,2018 through December 31,2027 at a rate of seven percent with the proceeds of the tax to be used in the promotion and development of recreational, entertainment and cultural attractions, events and facilities in Webster City.

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