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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.

Webster City City Council to meet in a special session this Monday.
Posted: Jul 22 2016 by ppowers

 A special meeting of the Webster City City Council has been called for this Monday afternoon at 5:30 in the council chambers. A resolution authorizing the execution of a Warranty Deed conveying city-owned property located in Brewer Creek Estates Third addition will be looked at. A public hearing will be at 5:35 for entering into an Electric Revenue Loan Agreement and to borrow money thereunder in a principal amount not to exceed $1,000,000. A resolution to enter into a $1,000,000 Rural Economic Development Loan Agreement with Van Diest Medical Center will be considered.  Another resolution  to be considered is for a $300,000 Rural Economic Development Grant/Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program Agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The council will meet in a closed session to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring performance or discharge is being considered.

Street closing in Webster City set for next week.
Posted: Jul 22 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City Public Works Department has announced that the 900 block of Des Moines Street between Division and Bank Streets will be closed to through traffic from Monday,July 25 to Wednesday,July 27. The closing is due to street repairs. The cooperation of the motoring public would be appreciated.  Residents who may have any questions should call the Public Works Department at 832-9139.

Hamilton County Conservation Board to meet July 28.
Posted: Jul 21 2016 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Hamilton County Conservation Board will be held July 28 at 9:30 at the Briggs Woods Park conservation office south of Webster City. The agenda will include a Little Wall Lake fisheries update by Scott Grummer of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, review roof quotes for the Little Wall Lake residence and discuss the estimated costs for rural water infrastructure projects. The board will review the Briggs Woods Golf Course clubhouse addition building plans. In other matters, the Hamilton County Conservation Board will review the Memorandum of Understanding with Legacy Learning Boone River Valley and plans for the Iowa Association of County Conservation Board Fall Conference to be held in both Fort Dodge and Webster City. Hamilton County Conservation Board Director Brian Lammers will present his report on conservation activities plus other matters that may come before the board.

Clarion City Council award two Hotel Motel Tax Grants.
Posted: Jul 21 2016 by ppowers

 At a meeting this week,the Clarion City Council learned of the city's Hotel/Motel Tax Board met July 12 and awarded two grants. The grants were for $1,200 to the Leader in Me  initiative at Clarion Goldfield Dows Elementary School and $6000 to the Clarion Chamber of Commerce for the Spooktacular Nights Event this fall. The council also recognized the Clarion Pride committee for the work they have done in the last two weeks painting houses in town. Council member Dave Maxheimer asked for updates on building permits that had been issued last year that may be in danger of expiring.Clarion Deputy City Clerk Lisa Hanson said she will e-mail the information on this matter this week.

An agreement was approved by the Clarion City Council with Voltmer, Incorporated for $95,165 for the construction of traffic signals at Highway 3 and Main Street. A pay request was approved to Grundman Hicks in the amount of $62,766 for work completed at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.The councl also heard from the FAA regarding the snow removal equipment bids. They have issued a concurrenct on the submitted bid from John Deere.

The Clarion City Hall will be closed July 25 to 27 while the staff attends training at the Municipal Professionals Institute in Ames.

Webster City to hold memorial service for fallen police officers.
Posted: Jul 20 2016 by ppowers

A ceremony to honor those police officers across the nation fallen in recent weeks will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 in the Webster City City Hall Plaza.Webster City Police, Hamlton County Sheriff's Department,the Iowa State Patrol and Webster City Fire Department will participate in the ceremony with the public invited to attend. 

Hamilton County Fair time is here!
Posted: Jul 20 2016 by ppowers

 The rain clouds exited Webster City Tuesday just in time for the big Hamilton County Fair Parade. The parade was the official kick off to the 99th annual exposition. Tuesday evening's parade featured a variety of entries including emergency vehicles,floats, classic cars, trucks and farm machinery. The parade made its way from downtown Webster City out to the fairgrounds. Wednesday's events at the fair will include the Horse Show Showmanship and Performance at 8:00 a.m. A poultry show will be held in the show arena at 8:00 am. Rabbit Showmanship and the Rabbit Show Judging starts at 11:00. Other events include the Quiz Bowl in the Co-op Building at 4:30 and the Pedal Pull at 3:30.  A fund raising supper is set for 5 until 7 this evening in the white tent sponsored by the Hamilton County Fair Foundation to benefit the fourth phase of the Hamilton County Events Center project. The Hamilton County Fair Queen Coronation is set for 7:00 at the fair grandstand. Nine ladies for the title. The candidates are Raquel Holt, Taylor Olson and Salena Schmitz all of Ellsworth, Tannah Schroeder of Radcliffe, Chloe McCollough of Stratford and Taylor Elliott,Bryanna Paulson, MaKayla Tapper and Chelsea Wagoner all of Webster City. The winner selected will take over for retiring queen Lillian Chamness of Blairsburg and will represent Hamilton County at the 2016 Iowa State Fair Queen Contest next month in Des Moines.

Other highlights of the fair include the pancake breakfast sponsored by the Hamilton County Fair Foundation Thursday through Saturday mornings from 6:30 until 8:30 and Sunday morning from 8:30 until 10:30. The Breeding and Market Sheep Show will be at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday.  The 4-H Lamb Barbecue will be at 12 noon Thursday. Other Thursday events include the Horse Show at 1:00,Goat Show at 1:30, Magic Show at 3:00, Herding Dog Demonstration at 4 and 6 p.m.,Bottle Lamb and Goat Show at 5 and the Pride of Iowa Show also at 5 p.m The Brian Imbus Family Hypnosis Show on the Ed Prince Stage will be presented at 1, 3 and 5 Thursday afternoon.  The first of two nights of racing at the Hamilton County Speedway begins at 6:30 Thursday evening with hot laps and the racing at 7:00 p.m.

On Friday the fair will feature a thrill show with trailer races and wrestling at 6:30, Saturday night will feature Kid's Night at the Hamilton County Speedway at 6:00 and the Eve of Destruction Demolition Derby set for 5:30. You can find out more about the Hamilton County Fair by visiting their Facebook page or by going to www.hamcoexpo.com

Clarion city council will meet Monday afternoon.
Posted: Jul 15 2016 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Clarion City Council will be Monday afternoon at 5:00 at city hall. The council will consider an agreement with Voltmer,incorporated for the construction of a traffic signalization project.A pay request will be considered from Grundman Hicks for the Wastewater Treatment Plant for $62,766 plus other matters.There will be reports on current activities in the Clarion community.

Hearing on a zoning ordinance near Eagle Grove set for Monday's Wright County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Posted: Jul 15 2016 by ppowers

 A public hearing to amend a zoning ordinance for an unincorporated portion of Wright County will be one of the agenda items when the Wright County Board of Supervisors meet Monday morning at the Wright County Courthouse in Claron. The hearing is for the land for the proposed Prestage Foods pork processing plant located five miles south of Eagle Grove. There will be a review and action to be taken on entering into an Urban Renewal Joint agreement with the city of Eagle Grove for the same project. The Wright County school superintendents will meet with the supervisors at 10:00 a.m. to support school enrollment and growth. Wright County engineer Adam Clemons will discuss with the supervisors on the agreement to place signage to regulate traffic during events at the Jenison Meacham Art Center and Farm, north of Belmond. There will be a review and take action on a new hire for a heavy equipment operator at the Belmond shed.The board will meet in the courthouse at 9:00 a.m.

No injuries in Wednesday morning accident.
Posted: Jul 15 2016 by ppowers

 Details of an accident on Highway 17 and Hamilton County Road D-41 two miles south of Webster City at mid morning Wednesday were released Friday by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department. Reportedly a  westbound 2015 Chevrolet Trax driven by lLeroy Johnson of Kamrar apparently failed to stop at a stop sign when his vehicle hit the left side  front trailer tire of a south bound 2016 Peterbilt semi driven by Anthony Furbush of Rockwell. The Johnson truck continued into the east ditch where it came to rest. There were no injuries. The Johnson vehicle received $5000 in damage while the trailer to the Furbush semi received an estimated $2000 in damage. Investigating deputy Bill Derrig charged Leroy Johnson with Failure to Obey a Stop Sign.

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