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Plans for RVTV continue to shape up.
Posted: Aug 26 2015 by ppowers

 Webster City is preparing to welcome back the crew from WHO TV for the third appearance of RV TV on Thursday,September 10. The event is centered around the Iowa-Iowa State football game on Saturday,September 12 at Jack Trice Stadium. Highlights for late afternoon and early evening of fun include the Des Moines Street Regatta.Participants are invited to build a cardboard boat,put it on four wheels, make an oar out of a stick with rubber on the bottom,and enter the race. The event sponsor is Home Appliance. After a successful time last year, the MAC Life Church of Blairsburg will be bringing back Human Foosball to downtown Webster City. The Kid Zone End Zone sponsored by Building Families will feature a variety of kids games and activities for children and families.Other events include tailgating, bounce houses,tug of war,a giant postcard and more. Volunteers are needed for RV TV. You can call the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce for more information at 515-832-2564.

Tour of Little Wall Lake Park highlights Tuesday's Hamilton County Conservation Board meeting.
Posted: Aug 25 2015 by ppowers

 Members of the Hamilton County Conservation Board toured the Little Wall Lake Park south of Jewell as part of their monthly meeting. Conservation director Brian Lammers and the board visited the campground area,looked at the future location of a new shower house to replace an old one, and considered what to do to replace the old playground equipment. The board also learned about the possibility of a new open shelter in the park. One of the future projects at Little Wall Lake is the installation of a solar array system in the park. Lammers said the system should not affect any of the camp sites. A representative from G 6 Power Solutions based in Urbandale and Lammers will present a program at the September 8 Hamilton County Supervisors meeting on the firm's intentions to install the system.

In another matter, the Hamilton County Conservation Board will be finalizing plans with an architect on plans for yet another Legacy Cabin project. The proposed cabin will house a downstairs classroom for activities for the Legacy Learning Center at Briggs Woods Park and room for beds in the upstairs area of the cabin. Work on the cabin will begin next month with the installation of footings and concrete. The new cabin is expected to be completed by sometime in 2016.

The Hamilton County Conservation Board also met in a closed session to discuss the possible purchase of real estate.

Applications being accepted for Webster City boards and commissions.
Posted: Aug 25 2015 by ppowers

 The City of Webster City is currently accepting applications for vacancies on the following Boards and Commissions. They include the Hotel/ Motel Tax Board as a Business Community Representative, City Planning and Zoning Commission and two vacancies for the Traffic Study Committee. The application process is in an effort to ensure diversity and representation of the Webster City community. Applicants must be current residents of Webster City.These positions are voluntary and applications will be taken until the vacancies are filled. Applications are available at City Hall,400 Second Street or on the www.webstercity.com website under the Info and Resources tab and need to be turned in to the City Clerk's office. If you have any further questions, please contact the City Clerk's office at 832-9141 or the City Manager's office at 832-9151 for more information.

Fort Dodge motorist facing charges after Tuesday afternoon chase.
Posted: Aug 25 2015 by ppowers

 A 19 year old Fort Dodge motorist was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a car chase through the city. Fort Dodge Police Officer Chris Weiland observed a small silver car driving recklessly at Fifth Avenue South and 25th Street. Officer Weiland attempted to stop the vehicle by activating his emergency lights and sirens. The driver of the vehicle Mitchel Kloss failed to stop for the officer. Kloss led on a short pursuit for about ten blocks before pulling over. He was then arrested and taken into custody without further incident. Kloss was charged with  Reckless Driving and Eluding.

Hamilton County Conservation Board to meet Tuesday morning.
Posted: Aug 25 2015 by ppowers

 The August meeting of the Hamilton County Conservation Board will be Tuesday morning at 9:30 at the Lakeview Cabin at the Little Wall Lake Park south of Jewell. The agenda will include an update on the clubhouse addition at the Briggs Woods Golf Course.There will be a report on the Briggs Woods Park cabin construction plans along with an update by conservation director Brian Lammers. The board will meet in a closed session at the conclusion of the meeting to discuss a real estate matter.

Webster City Fire Department investigate mid morning fire on Monday.
Posted: Aug 24 2015 by ppowers

 The Webster City Fire Department was summoned to a fire at the Sharon Benson residence approximately four miles west of Webster City at 2465 Stagecoach Road shortly before 10:30 Monday morning. The home was owned by Kreg Kantak of Webster City. When firemen arrived the flames were coming through the interior and exterior walls of the residence. There was no one home at the time. The Duncombe Fire Department assisted the Webster City Fire Department members in providing water and manpower at the scene. Both departments remained on the scene for about 90 minutes.The cause of the fire was electrical in nature with the area of the fire's origin as undetermined.

Webster City Police investigate Friday afternoon accident.
Posted: Aug 24 2015 by ppowers

 A chain reaction type accident was investigated by Webster City Police on Friday afternoon at Walnut Street and Broadway. Reportedly an eastbound 2012 Chevrolet Cruze driven by  Dawn Niles of Webster City accidentally struck a parked 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix with the owner unknown. Niles suffered a possible medical reaction as she collided with the parked car. The car was parked illegally in a no parking area. The impact sent the Grand Prix into the intersection. Niles was taken to Van Diest Medical Center for a medical evaluation. Investigating officer Jordan Elonich estimated the damage to the Niles car at $4000 and an estimated $2000 in damge to the Grand Prix.


Two Iowans arrested for threats made to Pokemon World Championships in Boston.
Posted: Aug 24 2015 by ppowers


Two Iowa men were arrested in the Boston area after making threats of violence towards the attendees of the Pokemon World Championships being held this past weekend at the Hynes Convention Center. The two identified were 18 year old Kevin Norton and 27 year old James Stumbo. The threats were made last Thursday from private sector public safety personnel  at the convention center. A posting on social media said there were threats of violence during the championships. Both Norton and Stumbo drove from Iowa to Boston with several weapons in their vehicle. Officers seized  a 12 gauge Remington shotgun, an AR-15 air rifle, several rounds of ammunition and a hunting knife from the car. The two men were then arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, ammunition and other charges. Arraignment for both Norton and Stumbo will be in Boston Municipal Court. The FBI is assisting Boston Police in the investigation. 

Webster City Community School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Aug 23 2015 by ppowers

 The first meeting of the Webster City Community School board at their new offices at 820 Des Moines Street will be Monday evening at 6:00 p.m.The board will tour the new administrative offices which is the former WCF Financial Bank building. There will be a board policy review, approve the School Improvement Advisory Committee membership for this year, consider a fund raising request and discuss the opening day of the new school year. In other matters, the board will have the first reading on board policy updates,review personnel action and other matters. 

Andrew Laird awarded Lions Club of Webster City $500 Scholarship for 2015-2016 school year!
Posted: Aug 20 2015 by nstark

Congratulations to Andrew Laird! The Lions Club of Webster City awarded their $500 scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year to Laird. This scholarship has been awarded by the Lions Club for over 32 years to a Webster City graduate who is a Junior or Senior in Post-Secondary Education. Andrew is the son of John and Susan Laird.

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