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Van Diest Medical Center Board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Sep 22 2014 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Van Diest Medical Center board of trustees will meet Tuesday evening at 7:00 in the hospital conference room.Items for discussion will include the approval of the annual report, consider a resolution  regarding approval authority for Van Diest Medical Center payor enrollment forms, approve the un-restriction of Foundation Funds,consider the restriction of funds for capital acquisitions and approve the capital requests for September. There will also be a report from administrator Lori Rathbun on current activities at the hospital.. The board will also meet in closed session at the conclusion of the meeting.

Hamilton County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.
Posted: Sep 22 2014 by ppowers

 The next Hamilton County Board of Supervisors meeting will be Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board room. The board will sign proclamations for National Recovery Month and Family History Month. There will be reports from Skilled Iowa and the Hamilton County Clerk of Court. Personnel action will be taken from the Hamilton County Sheriff and Public Health Departments. An appointment will be made for someone to serve on the Ellsworth Library Board of Trustees. The board will consider contracts and agreements with Group Services,Incorporated for a Business Associate Agreement and to authorize Shelby Kroona for the Iowa Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Grant. In other matters, the Hamilton County Supervisors will approve the final plans for resurfacing county road R-33 and proceed with the final plans and purchasing the Right of Way for the bridge on County Road D-41 east of R-38 near Kamrar. A petition for Squaw Creek Main Line in Drainage District 47 will be discussed by the board.

Homecoming week at South Hamilton and Webster City.
Posted: Sep 22 2014 by ppowers

 Two Hamilton County High Schools are celebrating Homecoming this week.

South Hamilton will be celebrating this special week with theme days. Monday is Color Day, Tuesday is Sauce Day with an outdoor movie night on the football field after the volleyball game. The movie,"Monsters Inc." will be the feature. Wednesday is America Day with the Gong Show at 1:30 until 3:20 p.m. Thursday's Homecoming theme is Hippie Day for the high school students and ER Day for the Middle School students. On Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. there will be a chili dog feed. The coronation of this year's Homecoming queen and king will be held at 8:00 p.m. at Robert Jensen Auditorium. The queen candidates are Sidney Alsager, Melinda Johnston, Carly Swenson, Amanda Teig and Sarah Rueger. The king contestants are Caleb Olson, Andy Cook, J.D.Rader, Sam Waid and Jacob Heeren. Following the coronation ceremony, a bonfire will be held  in the south student parking lot at 9:00 p.m.The celebration week wraps up Friday with Spririt Day as the Hawks will face Ogden at 7:00 in football action followed by the Homecoming Dance from 10 until 12 midnight.

Webster City High School also is celebrating the week with theme days include Wear Your Work Out Clothes on Monday. Tacky Tuesday as students are asked to wear their worst outfit. Wear Neon Day will be observed Wednesday. Thursday is Movie Character Day. The Boom Night Homecoming Pep Rally will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m.at Prem Sahai Auditorium with the coronation of this year's Webster City High School Homecoming Queen and King. The queen contestants are Grace Bryan, Kenady Highland,Harleigh McKee, Hannah Meyers,and Olivia Tasler. The king candidates are Kyle Anderson, Cody Blair, Seth Crouthamel, Rylee Lawson and Cal Zahn. Purple and Gold Day will be held Friday with an early dismissal at 1:13 p.m. to prepare for the Homecoming Parade at 2:30 through downtown Webster City featuring bands, floats and the fall sports teams.The Lynx will face Greene County in the Homecoming football game on Friday evening with the freshman to play at 4:45 and the varsity at 7:30 p.m. Homecoming wraps on Saturday with the dance at the high school from 8:00 until 11:00p.m.

Wright County Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Sep 22 2014 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Wright County Supervisors will be Monday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors office in Clarion. The board will meet with county economic development director Brad Hicks on new staff members in his office. An update by Wright County Engineer Adam Clemons on construction projects will be presented to board members.The plans for a restroom and shower facility to be constructed at Lake Cornelia Park will be shared by the Wright County Conservation Department. The supervisors will take possible action on additional financing of the project.

Webster City Fire Department called out to a dryer fire.
Posted: Sep 22 2014 by ppowers

 The Webster City Fire Department Saturday evening investigated a report of a fire at the Brian Stroner residence at 1038 Bank Street. When firemen arrived, there was a fire in the basement area.The fire originated in a clothes dryer. Firemen put out the hot spots to the dryer and basement. It took 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze. There was no other damage to the residence. No exact cause was determined.

Anderson, Pruismann elected as NEH school board president and vice president.
Posted: Sep 19 2014 by ppowers


Roxanne Anderson and Marlin Pruismann (left and right) were sworn in Thursday night as president and vice president of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board for the 2014-15 school year.  School secretary Kathy Biere performed the swearing in ceremony. In another matter John Seiser submitted his resignation as high school varsity boys basketball coach.Jerry Klaver was named to be Seiser's replacement.

Webster City Airport Commission to meet Tuesday afternoon.
Posted: Sep 19 2014 by ppowers

 The September meeting of the Webster City Airport Commission will be Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the Webster City city council chambers.Commission members will take a look at upcoming airport projects. A motion on the 2015-16 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan will be looked at. A report on contracts will be presented to the commission plus other matters.

North Central Correctional Facility investigation
Posted: Sep 18 2014 by ppowers

 The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Narcotics Enforcement and Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating approximately 300-400 unknown capsules discovered at the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City, Iowa.

The capsules were found during searches at the correctional facility.

The capsules will be sent to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Criminalistics Laboratory in Ankeny for processing and analysis.  Test results will take several weeks to complete. 

Webster City Community School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Sep 18 2014 by ppowers

 Another meeting of the Webster City Community School Board will be Monday evening at 6:00 at the school administration building. There will be the election of a board president and vice president for the 2014-15 school year follow by the administration of the oath of office. Presentations will be made by the school principals. The Webster City school board will review the membership in the School Improvement Advisory Committee, consider the Fort Dodge Pride Contract and 28-E agreements, approve a Fixed Asset Disposal and District Developed Service Delivery Plan and a Modified Allowable Growth Request.A contract recommendation will be approved plus other matters. 

Hamilton County Conservation Board to discuss Gordon's Marsh Tuesday.
Posted: Sep 18 2014 by ppowers

 A discussion on Gordon's Marsh will be one of the items for discussion when the Hamilton County Conservation Board meets Tuesday morning. There will be an update on the cabin energy audit and plans for the use of rural water at Briggs Woods Park. Concrete plans for the Briggs Woods Golf Course will be presented.The board will have a work session regarding a five year strategic plan for the park and recreation areas. Conservation director Brian Lammers will present his monthly report to the board. The meeting begins at 9:30 at the Briggs Woods Park conservation office south of Webster City.

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