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Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.
Posted: May 22 2015 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors this Tuesday will receive reports from Roxanne Dass on America's Renewable Future and from Van Diest Supply on the anhydrous tanks at the Blairsburg site. There will be a look at personnel issues for the county sheriff, social services and public health departments. Contracts and agreements with Solutions,Incorporated, IP Pathways, Covenant Medical Center for inpatient detox and a railroad detour agreement on Highway 17 will be reviewed at the meeting. Pay estimates for Drainage Districts 9 and 47 will be discussed by the board plus other matters. The meeting of the Hamilton County Supervisors will be Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m.

Changes for Monday's Memorial Day services in Webster City
Posted: May 22 2015 by ppowers

 The Webster City American Legion Post 191 has announced that due to the expected weather conditions this weekend,the Memorial Day service at Graceland Cemetery has been moved to Jefferson Gymnasium Monday morning at 10:30. The services at Marshall Crippen Bridge and Cass Center Cemetery and the Memorial Day Parade are all cancelled due to the weather.

Hancock County Fatality.
Posted: May 22 2015 by ppowers

 A 55 year old Garner motorist was killed and three people injured in a three vehicle accident in Hancock County Thursday afternoon on Highway 18 east of Garner. The Iowa State Patrol identified the fatality as Darla Asche. Reportedly an eastbound 2007 Chrysler Van driven by Norma Lovstad of Burt was followed by a 2007 Chevrolet Impala driven by Megan Brood of Rockwell. A westbound 2010 Nissan Murano driven by Asche crossed the center line for an unknown reason struck the Lovstad van which landed in the south ditch. The impact sent the Asche and Brood vehicles to collide head on. Asche was transported to Mercy North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City for treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival. Brood, Lovstad and a passenger in the Lovstad van, Donna Geving of Algona were all transported to the Mason City hospital. The Hancock County Sheriff's Department assisted the Iowa State Patrol at the accident scene.

Stratford chosen to host Hamilton County Freedom Rock on 99 County Tour.
Posted: May 22 2015 by ppowers

 Stratford has been selected to host the Hamilton County Freedom Rock on its 99 county tour. A committee is developing the project and are in pursuit of the common military threads that interweave Hamilton County together. Ray Bubba Sorensen paints the original Freedom Rock located near Greenfield every year. Sorensen had the idea of spreading the message of the Freedom Rock to other small communities across Iowa. In the spring of 2013 Sorensen began the task of painting a Freedom Rock in every county creating the 99 County Freedom Rock  Tour as a unique state-wide veteran's memorial for the state. Stratford is striving to discover what military themes bind Hamilton County together. Creative ideas are needed as well as sponsors. If you would like to assist in this project, you may contact the Stratford City Hall at 515-838-2311 or Mike Neperney at 515-838-2173.

Two communities awarded DNR Derelict Building Grants
Posted: May 22 2015 by ppowers

 Officials with the Iowa DNR Derelict Building Grant Program announced Thursday that 22 grants were awarded to 22 small rural Iowa communities to help deconstruct or renovate abandoned structures, remove asbestos and limit construction and demolition materials going to the landfill. The Derelict Building Grant Program was instituted by statute to help rural communities with populations of 5,000 or less. Funding is awarded annually on a competitive basis with cash matches required, Applications for the next funding round will be due in the spring of 2016. Two communities in KQWC listening area received awards. They include the city of Belmond with a grant for $50,000 to inspect for and abate asbestos and deconstruct and renovate an abandoned commercial building. The city reuse plan is to sell the property to a commercial entity that wishes to house a micro-brewery and special event meeting place. The city of Vincent will receive a grant for $40,000 to remove asbestos from an abandoned school building. The site will be redeveloped in the future.

Hamilton County Conservation Board meeting is set for May 28
Posted: May 22 2015 by ppowers

 The May meeting for the Hamilton County Conservation Board is set for Thursday morning,May 28 at 9:30. Board members will discuss a cabin floor plan for the county parks. There will be an update from conservation director Brian Lammers on current activities in the park and recreation areas in Hamilton County.

Webster City Police investigating early morning robbery at Kum and Go.
Posted: May 22 2015 by ppowers

 

At 2:03 Friday morning,May 22 the Webster City Police Department received a report of a silent panic alarm being sent from the Kum and Go Store located at 1102 Second Street. Officers were in the area and arrived on scene within one minute of being notified of the alarm.

Officers arrived and found that the subject had fled on foot from the store. A subsequent interview of the clerk revealed that a sub...ject had entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied with the demand and the subject fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The subject was described as between 5’8” to 5’11” tall, with a slender build. The subject was wearing dark colored pants, a University of Cincinnati Bearcats hoodie, black face mask and red sneakers. The picture of the subject is below.,

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Webster City Police Department at (515) 832-9166 or Hamilton County Crime Stoppers using the following anonymous methods:
● Call the tip line at 800-873-TIPS (8477). These phone lines have no recording device.
● Text your tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) then type keyword “IA40” before you type your message.
● Call the local tip line at 515-832-8473. These phone lines have no recording device.
The Webster City Police Department was assisted by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit.  

 

Webster City Community School Board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: May 21 2015 by ppowers

 The Webster City Community School Board will meet Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the school administration building at 825 Beach Street. The agenda will include a student presentation, a review of legislative priorities, approve a special education contract, updating the school calendar for 2015-16 and set the June and July board meeting dates. There will also be a look at personnel matters including resignations, a voluntary transfer request and contract recommendations. The Webster City school board will meet in closed session for the annual evaluation of the superintendent.

Stratford School Board preparing for summer projects.
Posted: May 21 2015 by ppowers

 Summer projects at Stratford elementary school were reviewed at Wednesday's board meeting. Superintendent Sarah Binder said the work will include the installation of new carpeting in the school office, the hallway, computer lab and library with the work to commence August 3. The plumbing work will include new faucets for the classrooms,adult restroom sinks and faucets, a new sink for the concession stand,and  a stool in the girls restroom in the gym hallway.The work will begin in June with the completion in time for the start of the school year.

Superintendent Binder informed the Stratford school board Wednesday on the fire inspection report and corrective action plan. The report included six citations. They included documentation provided by independent certified extinguisher,one required an immediate repair with the work to be done this summer. There will also be work on providing a heat detection system in the school kitchen and a smoke detector in the lunchroom.

The Stratford school board will be recognizing the retirements of staff members Darrell Borer and Linda Swedlund for their many years of outstanding service. A celebrating of their accomplishments will be held Thursday afternoon, May 21 at 2:00 p.m.

The recipients of the Marsha Simonson Memorial Scholarship were announced. The students are Brittany Carlson and Colby Deakman. There was also a report on the summer professional growth and development opportunities. They include the autistic spectrum class in June,C.G.I. Leadership Team on June 25 and 27,  and a coaching camp

The Stratford school board will receive the data next month in regards to the MAP, FAST and Reading tests over the spring. The board also learned that the Stratford elementary school was recognized as the recipient of being a school with Paramount status. Four schools in the state were honored with the Paramount award this year. 

South Hamilton Community School Board to meet Friday for a special session.
Posted: May 21 2015 by ppowers

 A special meeting of the South Hamilton Community School Board has been called for Friday morning at 7:45 at the middle school high school board room. The board will discuss the use of a project and construction management company and group and the possible hiring of a firm for the project. 

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