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Wright County GOP event draws a good crowd Friday evening.
Posted: Aug 25 2014 by ppowers


Nearly sixty people attended the annual Wright County Republican fundraiser on Friday, August 22 at Water’s Edge near Lake Cornelia. Far right, Bob Malloy who emceed the event, chats with State Auditor Mary Mosiman and State Republican Co-Chair Dr. Cody Hoefert. Besides the meal, candidates, candidate representatives, and elected officials at the county, state and national levels spoke briefly of their government service and/or candidacy. Mosiman purchased one of the nearly two dozen pies sold at the popular pie auction. County Republicans will be opening their campaign headquarters on Tuesday, September 2 at East Central Avenue in Clarion (former location of Cayler’s Auto Supply; most recently Joan’s Upholstery), west of Wright County Motors, for the balance of the 2014 election season.

Hamilton County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.
Posted: Aug 25 2014 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will be Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in the supervisors board room at the county courthouse. The board will receive a quarterly report from the county recorder, review personnel matters from the conservation and public health departments and accept the final change order and pay estimates for drainage district 223. A public hearing will be at 9:30 for the sale of county property.

Two accidents investigated by Webster City Police Friday afternoon
Posted: Aug 25 2014 by ppowers

 Webster City Police investigated two motor vehicle accidents in the community Friday afternoon...

The vicinity of James Street and Mackinlay Kantor Drive was the scene of a two vehicle accident at 3:34  p.m. Reportedly a 2013 GMC Yukon SUV operated by Erin Hoversten Majewski of Webster City was stopped at the stop sign when she saw a semi truck with a trailer making a left turn off James Street onto Mackinlay Kantor Drive. The Hoversten Majewski vehicle began to back up to avoid the semi from hitting her SUV. In the end, the SUV struck  the front end to a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire driven by Emily Koppen of Woolstock. There were no injuries reported. Damage to the Hoversten Majewski SUV was estimated at $1000 and an estimated $3500 in damage to the  Koppen car. Investigating officer Joel Delaney cited Erin Hoversten-Majewski with unsafe backing on a highway.

At about 4:28 Friday afternoon an accident happened in the 1300 block of Second Street. Reportedly a 1992 Honda Accord driven by Shamari Khamsai of Webster City was pulling north on to Second from the Casey's General Store parking lot when Khamsai apparently failed to yield on entering the street and collided with an eastbound 1995 Chevrolet K-2500 pickup truck driven by Wayne Deakman of Cochise, Arizona.  Khamsai and a passenger in the Deakman pickup were taken to Van Diest Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. The Khamsai car was totaled with damage to the Deakman pickup estimated at $500. Investigating Sgt. Shiloh Mork charged Shamari Khamsai with Failure to Yield on Entering the Roadway and Violation of an Instruction Permit.

Webster City Community School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Aug 25 2014 by ppowers

 The Webster City Community School Board will meet Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the school administration building. The board will learn about the annual trip next spring to Washington,D.C. by the Webster City Middle School eighth grade class. Transportation director Ted Larson will update the board on the current condition of the current fleet of buses, vehicles and other transportation related items, and consider fund raising requests. A technology update will be presented by a group of seventh grade staff members. The board will get a report on the opening of the new school year by superintendent Mike Sherwood.

Webster City City Council to meet for work session Monday evening.
Posted: Aug 25 2014 by ppowers

 The Webster City City Council will meet for a special work session Monday evening at 5:30. The session will focus on potential future housing in the community. There will be no action taken during this work session. Prior to the work session at 5:15 the council will meet in a closed session to discuss the purchase of real estate in the city.

Special meeting of the Van Diest Medical Center board set for 12 noon Monday.
Posted: Aug 25 2014 by ppowers

 A special meeting of the Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees is set for 12 noon Monday in the meditation room of the hospital. Board members will approve the medical staff appointments and a resolution for ACO participation. There will also be a closed session of the board. 

Wright County Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Aug 25 2014 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Wright County Board of Supervisors will be Monday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors office in Clarion. The board will meet with Melissa Hill and Bob Lincoln of Wright County Social Services. They will present a lease agreement with Berryhill for space in the professional building, present and approve a contract with Mercy Medical Center for services on substance abuse and update on the interview process for a C.S.S. Coordinator and TCM employees. Sean O'Connor with Community and Family Resources will present a resolution on the National Recovery Month for the month of September. The Wright County Supervisors will receive and review the Drainage District 39 annexation report with a public hearing date set for October 6 at 10:00 a.m. Wright County Treasurer Peggy Schluttenhofer will present the semi-annual report for Wright County and approve the assignment of a county held tax certificate. County engineer Adam Clemons will give an update on construction and maintenance projects. A department head meeting is scheduled for 1:30 Monday afternoon.

Century and Heritage Farms from Hamilton County honored at the Iowa State Fair on August 12.
Posted: Aug 20 2014 by ppowers

 Three farm families from Hamilton County were recognized at the Iowa State Fair on August 12 during the annual Century and Heritage Farm ceremony. To qualify, a family must have owned at least 40 acres for 100 years or more for Century Farms and 150 years or more for a Heritage Farm. The Century Farm recipients were Eugene Hendrickson of rural Radcliffe and Wayne and Paula Neuman of rural Ellsworth.  The Hendrickson family farm originated in 1914 and the Neuman family farm in 1882. The Heritage Farm recognized from Hamilton County belongs to the Gourley Brothers located at 1819 290th Street in rural Webster City. The Gourley family originated the farm in 1863. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation have sponsored this recognition program since 1976 as a way to salute Iowa's farm families that have owned and worked on a farm for 100 years or more. This year 344 Century Farms and 86 Century Farms were recognized. 

Clarion City Council updated on White Fox Landing Project.
Posted: Aug 20 2014 by ppowers

 The Clarion City Council met Monday with David Doxtad of the I and S Group on the Whitefox Landing project in the northeast section of the city. Concrete has been poured at the intersection of Willow and 11 Streets to give access to the school parking lot. The retention basin to the project is progressing. A sanitary sewer service extension and the removal of existing clay tiles running under Willow Drive will require a change order for the project to be completed. 

Nancy Huisinga met with the Clarion city council regarding changes in the city recreation department. City administrator Rochelle Pohlman stated that none of the programs have been cut and the decision to make the directors position as a part time one will not affect any programs. The city of Clarion has been fortunate that parents volunteer to coach and handle the practices. Next year the Clarion Goldfield Dows school district will take over the 7th and 8th grade softball program. Team Valley will be in charge of the city wrestling program for youth.

A change order for $3,548 from Wicks Construction to run a new sanitary sewer service extension and the removal of existing clay tiles was approved by the council.

The next scheduled meeting of the Clarion City Council will be Tuesday,September 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications now being accepted for the Webster City Civil Service Commission.
Posted: Aug 20 2014 by ppowers

 The City of Webster City is currently accepting applications to fill an unexpired term on the Civil Service Commission. The application process is in an effort to ensure diversity and representation of the commuity. Applicants must be current residents of Webster City. This position is voluntary. The application deadline is Friday,September 5 at 5:00 p.m. Applications are available now at City Hall at 400 Second Street. If you have any questions please call the City Clerk's office at 832-9141 or the City Manager's office at 832-9151 for more information.

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