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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. 

Story County crash kills one, injures two Tuesday morning.
Posted: Nov 15 2016 by ppowers

 The Iowa State Patrol is investigating a crash on Interstate 35 at the 120 mile marker northeast of Ames in Story County. The accident happened at around 8:15 Tuesday morning. Troopers reported a Chevrolet Suburban was involved in a rollover crash. One person was killed and two others were treated for non life threatening injuries. The names involved in the accident have not been released at this time.

Hamilton County Public Health Board will meet Thursday afternoon.
Posted: Nov 15 2016 by ppowers

 Another meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Health will be Thursday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. at the public health conference room at 820 James Street in Webster City. The board will consider applying for an immunization grant, review board policies,the problem of bed bugs, a discussion of the school nurse program, food borne illness issues,the lead program and an update by director Shelby Kroona.

South Hamilton school board highlights.
Posted: Nov 15 2016 by ppowers

 At their meeting Monday evening, the South Hamilton Community School Board approved the bid from Seamless Pros for the removal of snow this winter season.Gage Pickering presented a program on his recent trip to Australia and his participation in an athletic event with students from around the world. The board received an  update from superintendent Ken Howard on the addition and renovation project that is continuing plus a discussion on the gymnasium bleacher accessibility with the administation asked to follow up on this matter. The South Hamilton school board approved the School Board Review Committee application for $89,599 for open enrollment moodified supplement request. The superintendent and board goals for 2016-17 were approved with some minor revisions being made. In personnel matters, the South Hamilton school board approve the hiring of Dennis Barkema as seventh grade boys basketball coach, Kyle Galetich as eighth grade boys basketball coach and Christina Clabaugh as wrestling cheer coach. In other matters, the South Hamilton school board discussed the Iowa  Youth Survey, an update on technology safeguards were reviewed and developed in the aftermath of a cyber attack.The board also thanked Dan Brodie for his coordination of last Friday's Veterans Day service. A good turnout was noted for the parent teacher conferences held earlier this month.

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