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Hamilton County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.
Posted: Mar 23 2015 by ppowers

 Another meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will be Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board room. The board will hear a report from the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency, discuss a personnal issue in the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department,and approve a fireworks permit.Hamilton County Engineer Dan Waid will present the secondary roads five year construction program and 2016 Fiscal Year budget. A public hearing will be held at 9:15 regarding the master matrix for the Tipton Finisher Farm plus other matters.

Grass fire investigated by Webster City Fire Department.
Posted: Mar 23 2015 by ppowers

 The Webster City Fire Department responded to a grass fire early Friday afternoon at 720 White Fox Road.The call was received shortly before 12:30 on property owned by Wes Willson of Webster City. The owner of the residence was cleaning brush when embers from a burn barrel caught an area of grass on fire. The fire was out within a short period of time. There was no further damage reported.

Webster City School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Mar 19 2015 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Webster City Community School Board will be Monday evening at 6:00 at the school administration building. There will be a public hearing on the 2015-16 school budget followed by its adoption. A curriculum adoption cycle update will be a part of the board meeting. Other agenda items include a discussion on the We survey, plans for a school improvement advisory committee meeting, review graduation and dropout rates for 2013-14, approve a copier contract and make a decision on a voluntary transfer request. The Webster City school board will also meet in a closed session at the conclusion of their meeting.

Nessa trial delayed until June.
Posted: Mar 19 2015 by ppowers

 The trial for a Webster City man in Story County has been delayed. 52 year old Terry Lee Nessa was to have had his trial starting next Tuesday in Story County District Court at Nevada but it has been moved to June 2. Nessa and 50 year old Ted Larson of Webster City are both facing charges of First Degree Burglary, Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury and Second Degree Criminal Mischief.Nessa and Larson are accused breaking into the Lyndal Olson residence near McCallsburg last December 13 assaulting him,damaging the home by breaking windows and damaging two vehicles parked outside the Olson residence. Larson's trial was to have started next month in Nevada on the charges filed against him. No new date has been set.

Ridenour to be honored by the American Red Cross in Fort Dodge next Tuesday.
Posted: Mar 19 2015 by ppowers

 The American Red Cross will honor a Webster City woman during the annual Heroes of the Heartland ceremony set for Tuesday,March 24 at the Willow Ridge Golf Course in Fort Dodge. Alesia Ridenour will be honored for her role in saving the life of Tom Boeding. On March 3,2014, Ridenour was on duty at the Fuller Hall Recreation Center when Boeding collapsed while playing racquetball. Boeding's partner started CPR while Ridenour set up and administered care with the automated external defibulator or AED. Boeding's life was saved due to both of their actions. Other honorees in Tuesday's ceremony will be the Fort Dodge Fire Rescue, Robin Ulicki, Mitch Frank,Stacey Agnitsch, Sandi Perry and Fort Dodg Police Officer Cody Harris. The Heroes of the Heartland salutes these individuals that exemplify the mission of the Red Cross by helping their communities when the need is most critical.

Road work to begin on White Fox Road north of Webster City.
Posted: Mar 19 2015 by ppowers

 Hamilton County Engineer Dan Waid said construction on Hamilton County R-33 which is the White Fox Road will begin later this month. The work will include the resurfacing of the road from the north city limits of Webster City to the Hamilton Wright County line. Waid said the full road closure will begin around April 20 fur culvert replacement south of 187th Street. Resurfacing work using one lane traffic will begin in early June.

Jewell motorist injured in a one vehicle crash near Williams Tuesday morning.
Posted: Mar 19 2015 by ppowers

 The Iowa State Patrol investigated a one vehicle accident Tuesday morning at the junction of Highway 20 and Interstate 35 southwest of Williams. Reportedly a 2009 Chevrolet K-2500 pickup truck driven by Douglas Hove of Jewell was heading north on Interstate 35 when he made a turn to the off ramp to the eastbound Highway 20 off ramp. The Hove pickup went straight off the curve into the ditch hitting a tree and rolled onto its top. Hove was transported to Van Diest Medical Center by the Williams Fire and Rescue Ambulance for treatment of his injuries. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene which remains under investigation.

NAWBO-Iowa to hold informational meeting for area women business owners and leaders.
Posted: Mar 18 2015 by ppowers

 An informational meeting will be held Tuesday,March 24 on the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) at the inTandem Workspace at 501 Bank Street in Webster City. The meeting is open to female business owners and leaders in the Webster City area and surrounding communities as a way of support, educational opportunities and networking. NAWBO is the premier national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all industries. The association works to strengthen the wealth creating capacity of its members and promote economic  development, create innovative and effective changes in the business culture, build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations and transform public policy and influence opinion makers. The networking will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the program set for 5:30 and running for 45 minutes. NAWBO-Iowa Co-President Lynn Schreder will share informaton about her organization and the value she has found from being a member as well as answer questions. There will also be presentations by Mona Everson of Life and Health Care and Darcy Swon on why they joined NAWBO. A local satellite chapter is being organized  to bring all the benefits  that NAWBO offers to women business owners and leaders in Webster City. For more information you may contact Darcy Swon at 515-835-0437 or Mona Everson at 515-832-4442.

Discussion on identifying healthy teen sex and dating relationships set for March 31.
Posted: Mar 19 2015 by ppowers

 The Hamilton Humboldt and Wright County Area Family and Community Action Team will sponsor the appearance of Leah Kinnaird on Tuesday,March 31 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Webster City. Kinnaird is the Domestic Violence Liaison between Iowa State University Child Welfare and Training Project and the Department of Human Services. She has a wealth of knowledge on issues related  to Domestic Violence. Kinnaird will have two workshops on identifying health teen sex and dating relationships.The first session will be held from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.is tailored with information for parents, providers, teachers and counselors. The second session will be held from 6:00 until 7:30  is tailored for teens but adults may attend. Pizza and pop will be ordered for the evening session once participants arrive. For reservations for the workshops or for more information please contact Joy Thoma at Children and Families of Iowa in Fort Dodge at 515-573-2193, extension 205.

Webster City motorist escapes injury in a one vehicle accident.
Posted: Mar 17 2015 by ppowers

 Webster City Police investigated a one vehicle accident shortly before 7:30 Monday morning in the 300 block of Des Moines Street. Reportedly a northbound 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck driven by Miranda Goodpaster of Webster City left the roadway and collided with a city owned utility pole. The Goodpaster pickup re-entered the street, spinning to the right, leaving the street where it came to rest. The driver escaped injury in Monday's accident. Investigating officer Clint Houge estimated the damage to the Goodpaster pickup at $5000 with the damage to the pole placed at $300.

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