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New Principal announced at St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School.
Posted: Jun 29 2015 by ppowers


A new principal has been hired at St.Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Webster City. Sister Marilou Irons will begin her new duties on July 6. Sister Marilou succeeds Duane Siepker who retired at the end of the current school year.The St. Thomas Aquinas School Board approved the hiring of Sister Marilou earlier this month. She comes to Webster City from Sacred Heart School and Parish in Oelwein where she served as both Principal and Faith Formation Director. The board said she brings a lifetime of Catholic education experience to the school and is excited to have her come to St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary. 

No injuries in Friday afternoon accident in Webster City.
Posted: Jun 29 2015 by ppowers

 A car SUV accident was investigated by Webster City Police on Friday afternoon on Fairmeadow Drive. Reportedly an eastbound 2004 Chevrolet Impala driven by Amanda Wasko of Webster City accidentally struck the rear end of an eastbound 2008 Jeep Patriot SUV driven by Cindy Cink also of Webster City. Wasko said that she was distracted by a passenger while driving. Damage to the Wasko car was estimated at $500 and an estimated $1000 in damage was done to the Cink SUV. The accident was investigated by officer Jordan Elonich.

Woolstock motorist injured in early Thursday morning accident north of Webster City.
Posted: Jun 26 2015 by ppowers

 A Woolstock motorist was injured early Thursday morning in a one vehicle accident northwest of Webster City on County Road D-18. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department reported an eastbound 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV driven by Sarah Montgomery appeared to drop off when she over corrected the vehicle. Montgomery apparently lost control of the SUV,crossing both lanes and landed in the norht ditch where it rolled two times. Montgomery was taken to Unity Point Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge for treatment of her injuries. The vehicle was totaled as a result. Investigating deputy Gary Johnson cited Sarah Montgomery with Failure to Maintain Control.

Two Hamilton County communities will have weekend celebrations.
Posted: Jun 26 2015 by ppowers

 Two Hamilton County communities will be celebrating summer with celebrations this weekend...

In Ellsworth, the theme for their celebration is "Smokin' on 35". The day begins with a classic car show from 9:00 until 5:00 in the city park,a craft show from 9:00 until 2:00 p.m.plus a bounce house and face painting throughout the day. There will be a live music from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., a barbecue competition and judging event and fireworks at dusk.

Kamrar will have its summer celebration with a pancake breakfast in the Lions Building with serving from 7:30 until 9:30 a.m., a craft vendor show in the city park baskeball court from 9:00 until 4:00 p.m., church service at 10:00 at the Lions Building and a lunch in the city park at 11:00 a.m. sponsored by the Kamar Komets 4-H Club. Other highlights of the day will include a car and motorcycle show from 12 noon until 3:00 p.m. at the Kamrar ball diamond, Kids Pedal Tractor Pull at 1:00 p.m. at the north side of the city park and a drawing for a boys and girls bicycle at 2:30. Those who have registered must be present to win. 

Webster City Police investigate two accidents in the city Thursday.
Posted: Jun 26 2015 by ppowers

 Webster City Police investigated two motor vehicle accidents in the community on Thursday...

The intersection of First Street and Willson Avenue was the scene of a car pickup accident shortly before 10:30 Thursday morning. Reportedly a southbound 1999 Buick Regal driven by Alice McGuire of Webster City apparently failed to stop at the stop sign striking a westbound 2004 Ford Pickup driven by Jeffrey Jondal also of Webster City in the intersection. Both drivers escaped injury. Damage to both the McGuire car and the Jondal pickup was estimated at $4000 in each. Investigating officer Joel Delaney charged Alice McGuire with Failure to Obey a Stop Sign.

An accident in the 1300 block of Second Street was investigated by Webster City Police at about 12:12 Thursday afternoon. Reportedly a westbound 1996 Geo Metro driven by 22 year old Jamie L. Johnson of Webster City collied with the rear bumper of a westbound 2001 Buick LeSabre driven by Brenda Johnston also of Webster City.The Johnston car was stopped preparing to make a turn into the Casey's General Store parking lot at the time of the accident.There were no injuries reported. Damage to the Johnson car was estimated at $3000 and an estimated $500 in damage to the Johnston car. Investigating officer Brandon Pritchard charged Jamie L. Johnson with Failure to Have a Valid Driver's License to Operate a Motor Vehicle.

Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Jun 26 2015 by ppowers

 A meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be held Tuesday evening at 6:00 at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. The board will review the bids for gas,diesel and propane, appove the Iowa Association of School Board's Policy Manual Contract,plans for the September 8 school board, childcare issues, and hold the second reading on the school wellness policy. There will also be the approval of the 2016 fiscal year budget certification and a professional learning community conference update. Northeast Hamilton superintendent Mike Sherwood and assistant superintendent and principal Mike Kruger will present their reports to the board. The Northeast Hamilton school board will also meet in a closed session to evaluate the competency of an individual at the conclusion of Tuesday's meeting,

Clarion motorist injured in a one vehicle accident north of Webster City on Monday.
Posted: Jun 25 2015 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department investigated a pickup accident on County Road R-33 north of Webster City late Monday afternoon with details released Thursday. Reportedly a 1995 Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by Kaila Beavers of Clarion was traveling northbound at the time when she lost control of the truck due to a steering alignment problem. The pickup went onto the east shoulder of the road then across the lanes to the west shoulder of the road where it overturned. Beavers was transported to Van Diest Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of possible injuries.Investigating Deputy Bill Derrig estimated the damage to the pickup at $3000.

Webster City Community School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Jun 25 2015 by ppowers

 The Webster City Community School Board will meet Monday evening at 6:00 p.m at the school administration building. The agenda includes the approval of a special education services contract, approve the 28-E agreement between the Webster City school district and Iowa Central Community College, share information on the September 8 school board election, review legislative priorities and approve contract recommendations for the next school year. 

No injuries in a two vehicle accident in Webster City Wednesday afternoon.
Posted: Jun 25 2015 by ppowers

 A two vehicle accident at Bank and Superior Streets was investigated Wednesday afternoon by Webster City Police. Reportedly a southbound 2008 Chevrolet Impala driven by James Hedeen of Webster City was waiting to make a left turn when his vision was blocked from a vehicle in the north bound lane. Hedeen told police he crept out into the oncoming lane to make his attempt to turn. The Hedeen car apparently failed to yield to a northbound 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Renee Godfredson also of Webster City. The two vehicles collided with one another. There were no injuries in the accident of Wednesday. Investigating Webster City Police officer Eric McKinley estimated to the damages to both the Hedeen and Godfredson vehicles at $3000 each.No charges were filed in the accident.

Fort Dodge Police investigating high speed chase on Tuesday night.
Posted: Jun 24 2015 by ppowers

 Fort Dodge Police investigated an incident late Tuesday night in the community. Officer Matt Burns was in the area of the 800 block of Sixth Avenue North when he heard two gun shots to the south of his location. While going to the area to investigate he observed a silver four door passenger car leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Officer Burns attempted to stop the vehicle however the driver refused and a brief vehicle pursuit followed. The driver and two passengers in the vehicle eventually fled from the vehicle on foot in the 1200 block of Tenth Avenue Southwest. The vehicle continued to roll until striking and damaging a chain link fence. The vehicle was towed fromt he scene to be processed for eveidnce. While officers were involved in the pursuit a resident in the 300 block of North 8th Street called in stating that they were in the vicinity and observed someone fire what appeared to be a gun. No one was injured in this incident with the investigationg continuing. Anyone with information on the incident should call call Fort Dodge Police at 515-573-1426.

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