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Wright County Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Oct 10 2016 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Wright County Board of Supervisors will be Monday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors office in Clarion. The board will meet with county engineer Adam Clemons on a temporary use agreement of a closed bridge,consider consulting engineering services for Highway 17 and C-56 upgrades, resurfacing work to county road R-45 from Highway 3 north to 185th Street and to discuss the vehicle situation in the Eagle Grove shed. There will be a look at the quarterly reports from the Wright County Sheriff and Auditor offices plus other matters.

Webster City City Council to meet for a closed session and work session.
Posted: Oct 09 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City City Council will meet in a closed session this Monday afternoon at 5:30 in the city hall council chambers. The closed session is to discuss information relevant to the provision of electric service by the city utility as per Iowa Code pertaining to confidential  and competitive information and records. Following the closed session, there will be a work session on the water treatment plant and update on Brewer Creek 5th and 6th additions and any other matters that may come before the city council.

Kendall Young Library board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Oct 09 2016 by ppowers

 The Kendall Young Library board will meet Tuesday evening, October 11 at 6:30 in the lower level conference room of the library. There will be a discussion on the 2017 library budget. A building and grounds committee and farm committee report will be presented. The board will consider a snow removal contract, plans for sending out the annual appeal letter, set the regular board meeting date and the transition of a director plus other matters. 

Webster City School Board to meet Monday evening at the school administration office.
Posted: Oct 09 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City Community School Board will meet this Monday evening at 6:00 at the school office at 820 Des Moines Street. On the agenda, there will be a board presentation on an animal science proposal,consider an early retirement policy, approve special education and pre-school contracts, review seniority listings and approve the listing of the members of the Webster City School Improvement Advisory Council for the 2016-17 school year. Prior to the meeting, there will be an informal board session between the Webster City, Northeast Hamilto and Stratford community school boards as they review issues in all three districts.Meeting time is set for 5:00 at the Webster City school office.  This is the first of three meetings during the school year. The next one will be at Northeast Hamilton in January and at Stratford in April.

South Hamilton Community School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Oct 09 2016 by ppowers

 The October meeting of the South Hamilton Community School Board will be Monday evening,October 10 at 6:00 at the middle school high school board room in Jewell. The agenda will include the approval of 28-E agreements for shared staff with  Northeast Hamilton and Webster City,review snow removal bids, consider a resolution to participate in the Instructional Support Levy Program, discuss personnel matters, have the first reading on board policies for the school district wellness policy. There will be updates by principals Scott Dryer and Paul Hemphill and superintendent Ken Howard.

Wright County Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Sep 30 2016 by ppowers

 The Wright County Supervisors will meet Monday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors office in the Wright County Courthouse in Clarion. The board will meet with Wright County Conservation Director Bruce Lindner as he will present a possible name for an open position on the county conservation board. A fireworks permit will be approved. Wright County Transit Coordinator Courtney Stewart will present the 28-E agreement between Wright County and the city of Eagle Grove followed by an update on the new employees for the transit program plus other matters.

Veterans Appreciation Meal set for Thursday,October 6.
Posted: Sep 30 2016 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Veterans Affairs office and Heartland Retirement Group will co-sponsor a veterans appreciation meal with special recognition to Vietnam veterans on Thursday,October 6 at the Webster City High School from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. The event is open to veterans, spouses and service members. Representatives from the Vietnam Veterans of America,Iowa Department of Veteran Affairs, V.A. Health Care, American Legion,G.I. Education, Iowa Central Community College, Veterans in Ag, Hero to Hire, Iowa Veterans Home,Iowa Workforce Development and more. There will be a display from the Vietnam Riverine Forces Mobile Museum. For more information, please call the Hamilton County Veterans Affairs office at 515-832-9595.

Hamilton County Conservation Board to seek architectural proposals for Briggs Woods Golf Course Event Center.
Posted: Sep 30 2016 by ppowers

 Discussion on the Briggs Woods Golf Course Events Center was the primary topic of Thursday's meeting of the Hamilton County Conservation Board held at Briggs Woods Park. Director Brian Lammers said the main issue is seeking requests for proposals for the architectural and design work. A meeting was held last week with the Hamilton County Supervisors for a request for proposals for the project. The Hamilton County Conservation Department  will be sending out requests to architectural firms around the state. A special conservation board meeting is tentatively set for October 17 to determine and review the requests for the events center. A total of $500,000 has been raised thus far for the construction and design of the center.

The conservation board approved a marketing agreement with Prairie Rivers R C and D for a two year period for the promotion of the park areas and log cabins.

No date has been set for the official opening of the Jewellsworth recreational trail as the work continues on Highway 175 and along Tollman Avenue this week. The board tabled action on the Little Wall Lake residence and shower house and for the positions of a park officer.

There was discussion on the 2017 budget amendment. There are plans to purchase a new mower for the Briggs Woods Golf Course,new kayaks and replacing the dock at Little Wall Lake park.

The recent Iowa County Conservation Board state convention was a success. Over 225 people from state county conservation boards attended the three day event held September 15 to 17.Those attending the convention toured the park and recreation areas in both Hamilton and Webster counties.The stops included Briggs Woods, Little Wall Lake and Bells Mill parks and the Bauer Sloo. Director Brian Lammers thanked the board and conservation staff for their time and effort during the three day convention.

Due to the high water on the Boone River that is beginning to recede,the Bells Mill Park is expected to reopen on Friday. There will be a few camp sites to be closed but the rest of the park will be open.

Webster City City Council to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Sep 30 2016 by ppowers

 A meeting of the Webster City City Council is set for Monday afternoon at 5:30 in the city council chambers. The agenda will include a discussion on the creation of a Youth Advisory Committee as a City Committee. A motion accepting the easement from Van Diest Family,LLC for a public water main will be considered. The council will consider a request from interim city manager and public grounds director Kent Harfst to seek bids for a 72 inch tractor mower with aerator for the public grounds department. In another matter, the council will consider a request from the city's engineering tech and project coordinator to seek proposals for tree trimming and removal services.  There will be discussion on entering into an agreement for professional and engineering services with Bolton and Menk of Ames in connection with the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Three public hearings will be on the Webster City city council agenda. The first hearing at 5:45 is for the urban renewal plan amendment for 2016 Industrial Urban Renewal Area. The second hearing at 5:50 is to enter into a ten year Wastewater Services Agreement between the city of Webster City and Iowa's First, Incorporated doing business as Vero Blue Farms in connection with the company's use as a customer of the city's sewage system. The third hearing at 5:55 is to enter into a five year Records Management Software Lease with Computer Information Systems for the Webster City Police Department. The council meeting will be telecast live on cable channel 12 with repeat telecasts Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7:00.

Wintermote, Rueger crowned South Hamilton Homecoming Queen and King Thursday night.
Posted: Sep 30 2016 by ppowers

 It was night of royalty at South Hamilton High School in Jewell Thursday evening as this year's Homecoming queen and king was announced in a ceremony held at the school gymnasium in Jewell. Ady Wintermote and Gabe Rueger were crowned as queen and king in the ceremony. The other queen contestants were Katie Austin, Stephanie Greenfield, Alissa Moss and Preston Wicks. The king candidates included Blake Barquist, Collin Hill, Luke Peters and Treyton Twedt. Friday's South Hamilton Homecoming festivities includes the first ever Homecoming parade set for 2:00 through the Jewell business district and the football game between the South Hamilton Hawks and Madrid Tigers set for 7:00 p.m. You can hear the game on KQWC FM 95.7 and streaming live on kqradio.com. The South Hamilton Homecoming concludes Saturday evening with a dance for the middle school students from 7 until 9 and for the high school students from 10 until 12 midnight in the school gym.

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