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Two men arrested after early Thursday robbery in Fort Dodge.
Posted: Aug 19 2016 by ppowers

 Fort Dodge Police arrested two men early Thursday morning after two armed robbery reports were reported. The first robbery was at the Yes Way convenience store at 115 North 22nd Street. The incident happened at 5:20. The employees at the store told officers they were held at knife point while the suspect demanded money and later fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. While still investigating the initial robbery incident, a second call was received through dispatch at 6:27 a.m., indicating that a second armed robbery, by knife point, had just occured. Fort Dodge officers responded to the Casey's General Store at 1230 Third Avenue Northwest where they received very similar suspect and transportation information as compared to the first robbery call. After information received from several Fort Dodge citizens, two suspects have been located and taken into custody. Officers arrested 19 year old Landon John Baker of Fort Dodge on two counts of First Degree Robbery and 19 year old Martay Lee Thomson of Des Moines for Aiding First Degree Robbery. There were no injuries in both robbery incidents.

Hamilton County Board of Health to meet Thursday afternoon.
Posted: Aug 18 2016 by ppowers

 The August meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Health will be Thursday afternoon at 5:00 at the public health conference room. The agenda will include a bioterrorism update, personnel matters, and an environmental health inspection. There will be an update by director Shelby Kroona on current activities in the county health department plus other matters.

Final Music in the Park night set for Thursday evening in Webster City.
Posted: Aug 18 2016 by ppowers

 The final Music in the Park night for the summer is set for Thursday evening from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at First American Bank Plaza at Second and Des Moines Streets in downtown Webster City. Music for the evening will be provided by the Bad Tactics Band with open mic music selections from the audience. Hy-Vee will provide the food beginning at 6:00. The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to attend this final Music in the Park of the season Thursday evening.

Wright County Supervisors continue to make progress on Prestage Foods plant.
Posted: Aug 15 2016 by ppowers

 Progress on bringing the proposed Prestage Foods pork processing plant south of Eagle Grove continues along. The Wright County Supervisors Monday mornnng approved the second reading on the division of taxes levied on taxable property for the agribusiness urban renewal area. The proposal would allow the division of taxes for the property where the pork processing plant would be located and to help pay the loans for the construction and development of the property. The third and final reading on this policy will be at next Monday's meeting of the Wright County Supervisors. Another resolution was approved for Prestage Foods of Iowa for the purpose of receiving the benefits under the 2015 High Quality Jobs Program and for certain property tax exemptions for value added to real property by Prestage Foods

Pokemon Go for Small Businesses course coming to Webster City.
Posted: Aug 12 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Webster City Church of Christ and Iowa Central Commnity College to host the first course on Pokemon Go for Your Business on Tuesday,August 30 at 6:00 p.m. The course is being offered at no charge at the Church of Christ. There will be a supper included in this program. Digital Mass Communications Professor Kelli Bloomquist will be teaching the course. Pokemon Go is a popular smart phone application that is actually a location based augmented reality game. The object is to capture the Pokemon, train them and do battle. There are sites around Webster City where you can recieve your tools to capture the Pokemon and you will find Pokemon just about everywhere. Persons interested in signing up for the course can go to the Webster City Chamber Facebook Event page or call the chamber office at 515-832-2564. There is no charge to attend. Participants are asked to bring your smartphone or tablet with you.

Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon.
Posted: Aug 12 2016 by ppowers

 The next Webster City City Council meeting is set for Monday afternoon at 5:30 in the council chambers.  The council's agenda includes considering a request from  Van Diest Medical Center to consider waiving fees for relocating electric service in connection with the Hospital's road and water main, set the date of September 6 at 5:45 for the proposed sale of city owned property located in the Southeast Development Park Number 4,and consider a motion on a request from police chief Shiloh Mork to purchase equipment for the police department. The council will consider a resolution authorizing the mayor and city clerk to enter into an extension of the equipment lease agreement and a maintenance and support agreement with Counsel Office and Document of Harlan,Iowa in providing for the lease of a copy machine for a two year period. A motion on a request to seek quotes for  Rotating Biological Contactor drives for the Wastewater Treatment Plant will be looked at. The Webster City City Council will discuss a proposed item to charge up front for new large electrical service connections. Three public hearings will be on the council agenda. The first one at 5:45 will be on the designation of the 2016 Industrial Urban Renewal Area plan and project. The second at 5:50 is for the proposed sale of city owned property located in Brewer Creek Estates Third Addition at 2404 Kamen Drive. The third hearing is for the proposed sale of city owned property located in Brewer Creek Estates Third Addition at 2403 Rodlyn Road.

The Webster City City Council will meet in two closed sessions.  The first one will be at 3:30 Sunday afternoon in the Sampson Room at the Fuller Hall Recreation Center and at 8:00 Monday morning in the city hall council chambers. 

Stratford School Board to meet on Wednesday.
Posted: Aug 11 2016 by ppowers

 The Stratford Community School Board will meet on Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 at the school library. The board will get a financial and building update, review preparations for the 2016-17 school year, and plans for an informal meeting this fall with Webster City and Northeast Hamilton school board officials. There will be a review of board policies,a transportation update and a report by superintendent Sarah Binder. The board will meet in closed session for the annual superintendent evaluation.

Hamilton County Board of Health to meet August 18.
Posted: Aug 11 2016 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Board of Health will meet Thursday,August 18 in the public health conferencer room in Webster City. The board will look at personnel matters, bioterrorism issues, and plans for an environmental health inspection. There will also be an update by director Shelby Kroona plus other matters.

Stratford city council looks at issues in the community.
Posted: Aug 11 2016 by ppowers

 At their meeting on Monday, the Stratford City Council approved a resolution accepting the temporary construction easements and permanent acquisition plat and warranty deed for the Commercial Street Improvement Project. A quote from Bolton and Menk,Incorporated for $9,000 to complete GPS mapping of electric infrastructure underground and overhead connecting points was accepted by the council. The Stratford council approved the quote from Youngren Excavating for $3,587 for debris removal at 1201 Tennyson. The proposed request for the selection of a city of Stratford attorney was apporved. Council members also reviewed the wastewater treatment facility inspection done by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. A resolution approving the bond purchase agreement providing for the issuance of General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds and providing for the Levy of Taxes to pay the same.

Webster City School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Aug 11 2016 by ppowers

 A meeting of the Webster City Community School Board will be Monday evening at 6:00 at the school office at 820 Des Moines Street. The board will watch an Eagle Scout presentation. There will be the introduction of new administrators,appointment of the school board secretary with the oath of office to follow. In other matters, the Webster City school board will appoint legal counsel, designate the financial depositories  and limits for district funds,sign a 28 E and Head Start agreements and make a food service loan agreement. There will be the second reading on board policies for unmanned aircraft drones, social media guidelines and,online fundraising campaigns. In personnel matters, the Webster City school board will accept a staff resignation, make contract recommendations and a voluntary transfer request plus other matters.

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