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Community Involvement
Posted: Aug 19 2015 by mharris

Community Involvement -

WC City Council - 2 seats will be expiring. Terms for Mayor Doug Getter and Council Member Geary Meyer (both expiring 12/31/15).

Fred Fuller Estate Board of Trustees - 2 seats will be expiring. Terms for John Van Diest (exp 12/31/15) and Dan Asklund (exp 12/31/16).


Kendall Young Library Board - 2 seats will be expiring. Dr. Kellee Shey (exp 12/31/15) & L. Richard Anderson (exp 12/31/16).

Nomination papers will be available beginning 8/24/15 at Webster City's City Hall. Final date for filing will be 9/17/15 at 5pm.

Southfield Wellness Community annual crusin' south car & tractor show
Posted: Aug 19 2015 by mharris

Southfield Wellness Community will hold their 14th annual crusin' south car & tractor show on Sunday, September 13 from 1-3pm.
In the parking lot at 2414 Des Moines St. to honor National Assisted Living Week....Contact Marilyn Middleton to register your car or tractor at 832-3881

Stratford School Board to meet Wednesday afternoon.
Posted: Aug 14 2015 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Stratford Community School Board will be Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 in the school library in Stratford. The board will receive a financial update,review enrollment projections for 2015-2016, accept an early literacy initiative grant for $13,376 and plans for the school board election.Superintendent Sarah Binder will report on the student achievement progress report, present an update on professional growth and development, consider an after school child care program DHS licensing and a four year old child care program update. There will be a closed session for the superintendent's evaluation plus other matters.

Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon.
Posted: Aug 14 2015 by ppowers

 The next Webster City City Council meeting will be Monday afternoon at 5:15 in the city council chambers.Mayor Doug Getter will administer the oath of office to the two new members of the Webster City Police Department Dylan Bouge and Sam Long. Kendall Young Library Board Trustee Dick Anderson will report on the work of the local library board. A request from the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Youth Group to close Des Moines Street between Bank and Water Streets on Sunday,October ...11 for 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. for a car show will be considered.A motion authorizing entering into an agreement with Shawn and Laura Anderson to place a concession trailer on city owned property in East Twin Park will be discussed. The other items on the council agenda will be the seeking of bids for a sludge truck for the city water and wastewater plants, accept and approve the minor subdivision plat of Farmhouse Gardens Addition in Hamilton County,authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with Shoemaker and Haaland of Coralville,Iowa for engineering services in connection with the Riverside Stormwater Wetlands Porject. A public hearing is set for 5:30 Monday on the city's interest in property by releasing a portion of an easement located in Alexander's Fifth Addition in Webster City.The council members will discuss the issue of residential signage at their meeting.There will be a closed session of the council to discuss the purchase of particular real estate. Monday's council meeting will be telecast on Cable Channel 12 in Webster City at 5:15 p.m.

DNR investigating fish kill along the Boone River.
Posted: Aug 13 2015 by ppowers

 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fish kill along a three mile stretch of the Boone River on the Wright Hamilton County line near Woolstock. Investigators with the DNR are looking for the cause of the fish kill affecting a variety of fish species and sizes from minnows to some game fish. A resident reported the dead fish to the DNR late Tuesday afternoon after finding them around bridge pilings Monday night.The DNR traced the dead fish up the river to north of where Wright County Road C-70 crosses the river. On Wednesday, the DNR staff found many live fish and dead fish in several stages of decay. The investigators also found live mussels,a species that is sensitive to pollution. There has been no dollar estimate on the dead fish discovered in the Boone.

Two people injured in two vehicle accident southeast of Duncombe.
Posted: Aug 13 2015 by ppowers

 A two vehicle accident southeast of Duncombe on Highway 20 and Chase Avenue Tuesday afternoon was investigated by the Iowa State Patrol. Reportedly a west bound 2003 Toyota Sequoia SUV driven by Terrill Campbell of Humboldt failed to see a westbound 2007 GMC Yukon SUV driven by Jody Harms of rural Duncombe. Harms was slowing down to make a right turn on to  Chase Avenue when it was hit in the rear end by the Campbell SUV. The Harms vehicle came to rest in the northwest corner of the intersection with the Campbell SUV ending up on the median west of the intersection.Both drivers were transported to Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City for treatment of their injuries. Both the Campbell and Harms vehicles were totaled as a result of the accident.Investigating trooper David Saldivar charged Terrill Campbell with Failure to Maintain Control.

Roland Story school board look at certain issues.
Posted: Aug 13 2015 by ppowers

 At their meeting earlier this week, the Roland Story Community School Board faced several matters. A change order for $15,628 from Kingland Construction to construct a metal shed at the elementary school was approved. A change order for $11,772 from Lansink which includes additional millwork in the middle school art room and an additional outside water connection was approved. The board approved a quote  from Communication Innovators for $16,759 to install various technology in the new and remodeled spaces at the middle school. Another quote from Communication Innovators for additional wireless points at the middle and elementary school buildings amounting to $9,178 was approved. The Roland Story board approved their participation in the Benefit Compliance Program through Mark J. Becker and Associates for the 2015-16 school year. Resignations from elementary school secretary Ali Barnhart, elementary associate Valerie Muxvelt and head high school girls track coach Kerry Van Winkle were accepted. Contracts for Diane Braun as elementary school secretary and eighth grade volleyball coach Leo Gessner were approved. Volunteer coaching contracts were approved for Jeff Crisman, Jeff James, Roger Parker and Mike Stensland for high school football, Jess Eide for middle school football, Madeline Smith for high school cross country and Jennifer Masemann for high school band and flags. 


Webster City High School will host Back to School activities on August 19.
Posted: Aug 13 2015 by ppowers

 New Webster City High School Principal Brent Jorth invites all students and parents to a special evening of back to school activities on Wednesday,August 19.

Orientation for all new students to the school district and freshmen will be held 6:00 until 6:45 p.m.at Prem Sahai Auditorium. 

An open house at Webster City high school will be from 6:45 until 7:45 p.m. Students will meet the teaching staff and tour the building. There will also be an iPad training session for all students.

The eligibility meeting for all students going out for extra curricular actitvities will be held at 7:30 at Prem Sahai Auditorium. Athletic Director Bob Howard will be in charge of this meeting. All students going out for extra curricular activities are urged to attend this meeting.

The Torch Yearbook signing party and Ice Cream Social begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Webster City High School.

Webster City Parks and Recreation Commission to meet Thursday,August 20.
Posted: Aug 13 2015 by ppowers

 The August meeting of the Webster City Parks and Recreation Commission will be Thursday,August 20 at 5:15 at Kendall Young Park.There will be an update on the outdoor pool season, a discussion on the operational and capital improvement budgets for the next fiscal year and the possibility of touring the city parks at next month's meeting plus other matters.

Back to school information programs at Webster City Middle School.
Posted: Aug 12 2015 by ppowers

 Webster City Middle School Principal Dr. Adam Zellmer invites students and parents to special meetings at the school this next week...

All middle school students and parents and guardians who are new to the Webster City school district including families from Northeast Hamilton, Stratford and St. Thomas Aquinas are invited to attend an orientation session at the middle school on Tuesday,August 18 at 6:30 p.m. You will have the opportunity to meet the counselors, administrators, and have a tour of the building.  There will be time to discuss basic procedures of the middle school and time to ask questions. Fifth grade students entering middle school this fall do not need to come to this meeting. They can attend the Open House on Thursday, August 20. 

Webster City Middle School Seventh grade students and parents are invited a meeting Tuesday afternoon,August 18 at 5:30 in the middle school media center. At this meeting, there will be a discussion of the Human Growth and Development curriculum that will be used in the child's Life Management exploratory class this year.

All students and parents and guardians are invited to attend the Open House  at the Webster City middle school Thursday, August 20 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Students are asked to bring their school supplies with them to the Open House.

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