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Webster City Community School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Nov 23 2016 by ppowers

 The next Webster City Community School Board meeting will be Monday evening at 6:00 at the school office at 820 Des Moines Street. The board will receive a Department of Education update, review the career and technical education program, approve a special education contract and fund raising requests. There will also be a review of the Iowa Association of School Board convention held earlier this month plus other matters that may come before the board.

Wright County Supervisors set December 19 for a public hearing on the expanded Urban Renewal Area.
Posted: Nov 21 2016 by ppowers

 The Wright County Supervisors Monday morning set the date of Monday, December 19 at 10:00 a.m. for a public hearing on the designation of the expanded Wright County Agribusiness Urban Renewal Area and on the Urban Renewal Plan Amendment. This amended plan is due in part for the new Prestage Foods pork processing facility with construction to begin next spring.The complete plan will be posted this week on the Wright County website.

The supervisors voted to send back to the Wright County Economic Development Board Loan Committee a review of the $40,000 business loan for Nu Treatments,LLC at Lake Cornelia. The committee will need collateral from the owners of the business and look at split payments. The supervisors will consider the request from the loan committee at the December 5 meeting.

In another matter,the Wright County Supervisors approved the updated standards for the conflict of interest policy with the Parent Connections program. 

The Wright County Supervisors and Wright County HOPES program will be sponsoring a giving tree this Christmas season. A tree listing the needs of young people in Wright County for gifts this season will be displayed in the courthouse lobby. Residents are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for the child before December 12. Any questions, residents may contact the Wright County Auditor's office. 

Thanksgiving closings in Webster City
Posted: Nov 21 2016 by ppowers

 Thursday will be observed as a complete holiday in Webster City for Thanksgiving. The Hamilton County Courthouse,all county offices and the Webster City Municipal Building with the exception of the police station will be closed both Thursday and Friday for the holiday weekend. All banks and professional offices will be closed Thursday. There will be no city or rural delivery of mail from area post offices. The Webster City post office customer service office will be closed Thursday however the box lobby will be open as usual. Mail service will resume again on Friday. Kendall Young Library will be closing for the Thanksgiving weekend at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday,November 23 and remain closed until Monday,November 28 at 10:00 when it will reopen again. Fuller Hall will be closed Thursday but will reopen on Friday at the regular time. Classes in all area school districts will be dismissed on Thursday and Friday for the holiday weekend. School will resume on Monday,November 28.

Hamilton County Board of Supevisors to meet Tuesday morning.
Posted: Nov 21 2016 by ppowers

 A meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will be Tuesday monring at 9:00 in the supervisors board room of the county courthouse. The board will consider personnel action with the county conservation department. There will be agreements to be considered with Accurate Controls, Incorporated, Safran MorphoTrak, and FM Controls. The board will consider the cancellation of the G6PS Little Wall Lake LLC contract plus other matters that may come before the board.

Wright County Board of Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Nov 18 2016 by ppowers

 The Wright County Board of Supervisors will meet Monday morning in the supervisors room of the county courthouse in Clarion. The board will review and discuss a tabled item from the November 7th meeting on offering the loan to Nu Treatments,LLC. The board will set a date for a public hearing on designation of the expanded 2016 Wright County Agribusiness Urban Renewal Area and on the Urban Renewal Plan Amendment. There will be a meeting with Angela Wesselink concering the conflict of interest policy for the board of supervisors concerning the Parent Connections program and approve the updated standards plus other matters.

Webster City woman stabbed in early morning incident.
Posted: Nov 17 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City Police Department responded to a report of a person being stabbed near 632 Webster Street at 5:16 this morning. 43 year old Ana Puente-Gomez was transported to Van Diest Medical Center and later to a trauma center for treatment of multiple stab wounds. Webster City Police officers located 64 year old Jermias Lopez Barrera near the scene of the stabbing. He was transported to the Hamilton County Jail and charged with Attempted Murder,a Class B Felony. Lopez Barrera was also charged with Willlful Injury for causing an injury to 21 year old Ivan Puente Gomez who had intervened in this attack to protect Ana Puente Gomez. Willful Injury is a Class C Felony. Ana Puente Gomez and Jeremias Lopez-Barrera are acquaintances. The knife used in the attack was found and collected for evidence. Ana Puente-Gomez's current medical condition is not known as of early this afternoon. Ivan Puente Gomez did not require medical treatment for his injury

Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Grant board to hear from eight organizations requesting funding December 6.
Posted: Nov 16 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Board late Tuesday afternoon reviewed the requests from eight Webster City organizations requesting funding for their different projects through hotel motel funds. The eight organizations include ACE Community Center/All Cultures Equal requesting $23,900 for the grand opening of the ACE Community Center. American Legion Post request funding for the Avenue of Flags Storage Facilty at Graceland Cemetery. There was no set amount requested from the Legion for their project however the cost could be between 35 to 45 thousand dollars.. Arts R Alive is requesting $3,600 for the Webster City Arts R Alive events in 2017. The Briggs Woods Golf Course and Hamilton County Conservation Board is requesting an amount of $50,000 for the Briggs Woods Conference Center. The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce and Iowa Antique Network is asking for $2,825 for next May's Junque Fest at Wilson Brewer Park. The Webster City Lions Club made a request for $35,000 to help revitalize Lions Park located on Lynx Avenue. The Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee made a request for $21,619 for the Wilson Brewer Park Museum and Information Center.  The board will send invitations to representatives of these organizations to make their case for funding on Tuesday,December 5 at 6:30 in the city hall council chambers with the meeting to be telecast on cable channel 12. On December 7, the board will make their final determination of recommendations to the Webster City City Council. The council will review the recommendations by the Hotel Motel Tax Board on Monday,December 19.

Hamilton County Conservation Board to meet November 22.
Posted: Nov 15 2016 by ppowers

 An update on the planned Briggs Woods Golf Course Event Center will be one of the agenda items when the Hamilton County Conservation Board meets Tuesday,November 22 at 9:30 at the conservation office at Briggs Woods Park. There will be a presentation from Eagle Point Solar on the future plans for a solar energy facility at Little Wall Lake Park near Jewell. The board will meet with Briggs Woods Park ranger Bailey Morton on a look back at the year. Hamilton County Conservation Director Brian Lammers will present his monthly report to the board on current activities in the park and recreation area.

Hamilton County Relay for Life committee set date for 2017 relay.
Posted: Nov 15 2016 by ppowers

 Officials with the Hamilton County American Cancer Society chapter have set Thursday,June 22,2017 as the date for the next Relay for Life. The relay will return to Twin Parks in Webster City with the hours set for 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. Pat Nokes of the local relay for committee encourages cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members to be a part of the relay. All funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. During Relay for Life events, community members walk around the path and take part in the activities and ceremonies. If you would like more information on the 2017 Relay for Life, please contact Pat Nokes at 515-209-8083.

I.S.P. supervisor on paid administrative leave.
Posted: Nov 15 2016 by ppowers

 A supervisor with the Iowa State Patrol who was disciplined last year for a joke posted on Facebook about killing a sportscaster is on administrative leave. The Iowa Department of Public Safety confimed Monday that Lt. Kelly Hindman was taken off duty October 26 and remains on paid leave. Department spokesman Alex Murphy did not offer a reason for the move against Hindman,who was commander of the patrol's post in Fort Dodge. Murphy said all personnel records are confidential. Hindman drew attention in January,2015 when he allegedly wrote on Facebook that he wanted a sniper to shoot ESPN college basketball announcer Dan Dakich in the head. After an internal investigation, Hindman kept his supervisory position without a cut to his annual salary which is now at $100,000. Hindman has been with the patrol for 28 years. 

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