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Drug Drop Off Day set for April 26.
Posted: Apr 15 2014 by ppowers

 The annual Drug Drop Off Day for residents will be held Saturday,April 26 from 10:00 until 2:00 at the Webster City Hy-Vee store. The program is part of the National Take Back Progam with the Drug Enforcement Agency. It will be hosted by Hamilton County Law Enforcement, Hy-Vee Pharmacy and Community and Family Resources. You are to bring your unused or expired medications for safe disposal. Prescription medications, overy the counter pills, ointments, powders, inhalers, creams and lotions will be collected. Liquid medications of four ounces or less will be accepted if the container is wrapped in a paper towel and sealed in a zip lock plastic bag. The service is free and anonymous.

Van Diest Medical Center Board to meet Tuesday night.
Posted: Apr 14 2014 by ppowers

 The next Van Diest Medical Center board of trustees meeting is this Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the hospital conference room. The board will receive the 2014-15 proposed budget,approve resolutions to name restricted funds and depositories, review policies for visitors and patient rights and responsibilities, make medical staff reappointments,have a sale of surplus medical equipment and approve a capital request. There will be a closed session of the board at the conclusion of Tuesday night's meeting.

Dayton man arrested for Fort Dodge burglary.
Posted: Apr 14 2014 by ppowers

 A 40 year old Dayton man was arrested early Monday morning by Fort Dodge Police for a burglary at Keith's Outdoors at 1408 Fifth Avenue South. The individual arrested is Christopher Todd Johnson. Fort Dodge Police responded to a business alarm at Keith's Outdoors at approximately 4:44 a.m. When officers arrived on the scene, the plywood covering a damaged window had been pushed in. The officers found Johnson standing behind the building. Johnson was transported to the Webster County Jail where he was booked for Third Degree Attempted Burglary and Possession of Burglar Tools, both aggravated misdemeanors.Johnson is the same subject that was apprehended outside the Iowa Outdoor Store on December 13,2013 and charged with attempting to break into that business. Johnson was also booked for a Webster County failure to appear on a warrant.

Webster City Community School Board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Apr 14 2014 by ppowers

 Members of the Webster City Community School Board will meet Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the school administration building. The board agenda includes plans for the Iowa Central Community College Drivers Education Program, consider the sharing agreements for the superintendent and whole grade arrangements with Northeast Hamilton and non bargaining and administrative salaries for next school year.The Webster City school boad will have an evaluation of the superintendent, review the informal board meeting with the Stratford and Northeast Hamilton school districts, and plans for the end of the school year. In personnel matters, the board will accept a voluntary transfer request and a staff resignation plus other matters.

Stratford School Board to meet Wednesday afternoon.
Posted: Apr 14 2014 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Stratford Community School Board will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the school library. The board will take a look at summer and future projects to the school building. There will be the consideration of hiring a new music teacher and a co-teaching position. Superintendent Sarah Binder will report on student achievement,update on early childhood and Kindergarten round-up,plans for Parent/Teacher Conferences and Monsanto's "America's Farmers Grow Rural Education". The board will review policies for the district plus other matters.

Hamilton County Republicans welcome the U.S.Senate candidates in the June 3 primary.
Posted: Apr 14 2014 by ppowers


The five Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate spent Saturday evening at the Rick Young residence in Jewell as they addressed supporters during the G.O.P. Spring Fling. The candidates pictured are Sam Clovis, Mark Jacobs, Scott Schaben and Matt Whittaker. Joni Ernst is another candidate. She made a brief appearance before moving on to another campaign event.Each of the five explained why they would be a good candidate in the June 3 primary. The winner will face Democrat Bruce Braley in November with the winner of this election to succeed Democratic U.S.Senator Tom Harkin who will be retiring at the end of this year. Other candidates appearing were Republican Tom Hoefling who is challenging Terry Branstad in June. Joni Hilpipre and Mike Myers will face each other in the June 3 primary for the Republican nomination for Hamilton County Treasurer. Hamilton County Supervisor David Young of rural Stanhope also appeared at the Saturday evening event.

City of Webster City accepting applications for vacancies.
Posted: Apr 14 2014 by ppowers

 The City of Webster City is applications for vacancies on the following Boards and Commissions. They are Park and Recreation Advisory Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, City Planning and Zoning Commission with two vacancies,Airport Commission, Wilson Brewer Historic Commission and three vacancies on the Traffic Study Committee. The application process is in an effort to ensure culture diversity and representation of the community. Applicants must be current residents of Webster City. These positions are voluntary and applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday,May 2. The applications are available at City Hall at 400 Second Street.If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk's office at 832-9141 or the City Manager's office at 832-9151 for more information.

Webster City Parks and Recreation Commission to meet Thursday.
Posted: Apr 14 2014 by ppowers

 Two presentations will be made at Thursday's meeting of the Webster City Parks and Recreation Commission. The Archery Club will make the first presentation followed by the plans for a proposed dog park. The commission will discuss the loaning of picnic tables, benches and bleachers. Thursday's meeting will be held at Sketchley Park on East Second Street beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Hamilton County Board of Health meets Thursday.
Posted: Apr 14 2014 by ppowers

 The April meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Health will be Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at the Public Health conference room at 820 James Street. The agenda for the meeting includes personnel matters, cell phone reimbursement,a review of grants, the appointment of a medical director and bio emergency plans. There will also be a report from director Shelby Kroona on current activities in the public health office.

Three students who escaped the Eldora training school are still at large.
Posted: Apr 11 2014 by ppowers

 Authorities are on the lookout for three students who escaped from the Iowa State Training School in Eldora. The three escaped Thursday night. There were eight students who tried to run away while being escorted from the gym to their cottages about 7:45p.m. Five of the students who ran were returned to the cottages within an hour. Eldora Police and Hardin County Sheriff's Deputies were called to help search for the youth in a wooded area.The names of the three individuals have not been released.

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