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Two Hamilton County Sheriff Deputy Candidates announcing meet and greet events.
Posted: Apr 20 2016 by ppowers

 Two of the three Republican candidates running for Hamilton County Sheriff will be hosting meet and greet events this weekend. Doug Timmons will have a meet and greet this Saturday,April 23 from 10 until 12 noon at the Blairsburg Opera House. On Sunday,April 24, Bill Derrig will be hosting his meet and greet at the Webster City R.S.V.P. building from 2 until 4 p.m. You are invited to meet the candidates,ask questions and enjoy refreshments.

The three Republican candidates for Hamilton County Sheriff will be participating in a forum in Williams on Tuesday,May 3 at 7:00 pm at the Williams Community Building. Bill Derrig, Ken Peck and Doug Timmons will be appearing for questions and comments from the audience.The three candidates will face each other in the June 7 primary with the winner going on to the November general election. The winner in November will become the new sheriff replacing Denny Hagenson who is retiring at the end of this year.  In addition, the two Republican candidates for Second District Hamilton County Supervisor will be appearing in the same forum. Incumbent Wes Sweedler of Williams and challenger Dan Campidilli of Webster City will face each other in the June 7th primary election.

Wright County Supervisors approve establishment of a five ton embargo.
Posted: Apr 19 2016 by ppowers

 This is a busy time of year for farm machinery and trucks traveling on many county roads.Bridges on county gravel roads can take a toll with all the traffic. At a meeting on Monday, the Wright County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to establish a five ton embargo on selected bridges in the county. Signs will be erected by county maintenance crews reminding truck drivers on the embargo in the coming days. The Wright County Supervisors met with Lacie Litton of Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield on the Health Savings Accounts offered by the Iowa State Association of Counties. The accounts are offered for all county employees. Litton informed the board that there will be no increase this year for these accounts from the health insurance provider. The supervisors will meet with Litton again in July to review the accounts and come back with a decision.

In another matter, the Wright County Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of an employee for case management services for the 36 clients in Franklin County due to the ending of that county's case  management program coming to end because of the Medicaid reimbursement law that went into effect earlier this month. The new employee will be hired in the next few weeks.

Scouting for Food and Pop Cans set for Saturday.
Posted: Apr 19 2016 by ppowers

 Webster City Boy Scout Troop 17 and Cub Scout Pack 583 will be holding their annual Scouting for Food and Pop Cans event this Saturday,April 23. Scouts will be collecting non perishable food items for Upper Des Moines Opportunity, as well as any redeemable bottles or cans to help fund Scouting activities. Residents are asked to place their items by their front doors by 9 a.m. Saturday morning. The Scouts will canvas the town collecting items until 12 noon. In addition, the Scouts have coordinated the placement of the Good Will trailer at the Webster City Middle School over the weekend. Residents may place any clothing items they would like to donate in a bag and put them with their food and redeemable cans if they would like. Otherwise, residents may take clothing or other items directly  to the trailer at the Middle School Saturday or Sunday. If you have any further questions, please contact Scoutmaster Dave Bergeson at 515-297-1039 or Cubmaster Brandon Clabaugh at 515-570-0434.

No injuries in Monday afternoon accident.
Posted: Apr 19 2016 by ppowers

 Webster City Police investigated a two car accident shortly after 4 Monday afternoon at Seneca and Third Street. Reportedly a northbound 2006 Buick LaCrosse driven by Elisabeth Weber Maxted of Webster City failed to stop at the stop sign after she was apparently distracted by her cell phone ringing causing her to take her eyes off the roadway. The Weber Maxted car collided with a westbound 2012 Nissa Altima driven by Peggy Willson also of Webster City. Both drivers escaped injury in the accident. Damage to both the Weber Maxted and Willson vehicles was estimated at $4000 each. Investigating officer Brandon Pritchard charged Elisabeth Weber Maxted with Failure to Obey a Stop Sign.

Van Diest Medical Center Board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Apr 18 2016 by ppowers

 Another meeting of the Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees will be held Tuesday evening at 7:00 in the hospital cafeteria conference room. The board's agenda will include an Iowa Hospital Association Governance Forum Report. There will be the approval of capital requests and update by Van Diest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Lori Rathbun. There will be a closed session of the board at the conclusion of Tuesday's meeting. 

Getter to be honored by AACT this June.
Posted: Apr 18 2016 by ppowers

 Loween Getter of Webster City will be awarded a Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatres. Getter's nomination will recognize her involvement with community theatres at the local and state levels. She will be recognized at the 2016 Iowa Community Theatre Association Convention to be held June 11 in Sioux City. Getter has been inolved with the Webster City Community Theatre for over 30 years. She has  been on stage in 25 shows, directed 24 shows and assisted behind the scenes as producer, costumer, stage manager, box office manager or publicity chair in numerous others. With no formal training in theatre arts, each role has been a hand on learning experience. Getter has been on the Webster City Community Theatre and Iowa Community Theatres Association Board of Directors. .

Fort Dodge resident arrested after Sunday morning incident.
Posted: Apr 18 2016 by ppowers

 Police in Fort Dodge Sunday morning investigated a report at about 6:30 Sunday morning of shots being fired and a female stating that she was intimidated by a male displaying a handgun. Through the careful investigation of this incident it was learned that an apparent incident of violence, involving a gun, had occured at 2020 Sixth Avenue South, between a female victim and her alleged boyfriend. The male in this incident was identified as 40 year old Tracy Roberts of Fort Dodge.  At 11:45 Sunday morning, the Fort Dodge Police Department executed a search warranted at the residence at Sixth Avenue South. As a result of the warrant and other evidence gathered for this case, Tracy Roberts was taken into custody and charged with one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon which is a Class C felony. The Webster County Sheriff's Department and Attorney's Office assisted in the investigation.

April meeting of the Stratford Community School Board is this Wednesday afternoon.
Posted: Apr 18 2016 by ppowers

 The April meeting of the Stratford Community School Board is set for this Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 at the school library. The agenda for the meeting will include a financial update, plans for the informal meeting on Thursday afternoon in Blairsburg between the Webster City, Northeast Hamilton and Stratford school boards. Stratford school superintendent Sarah Binder will present a student achievement report, parent/teacher conferences, an update on early childhood and Kindergarten round-up, Monsanto's "America's Farmers Grow Rural Education" Making Connections STEM Lab, a TLC update and plans for a site visit next year. The Stratford school board will approve both certified and non certified staff contracts plus other matters.

Wright County Board of Supervisors to meet Monday morning in Clarion.
Posted: Apr 15 2016 by ppowers

 The Wright County Board of Supervisors will meet Monday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors office in the Wright County Courthouse in Clarion. Agenda highlights include a review and take action on a resolution for establishing of a 5 ton embargo. There will be a meeting with Lacie Litton with Wellmark to give a brief overview of Health Savings Accounts that the Iowa State Association of Counties offers. An update from Iowa Drainage District Association Executive Director John Torbert will be presented. The quarterly report from the Wright County Recorder will be presented.A department head meeting will be held at 1:30 Monday at the courthouse.

Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon.
Posted: Apr 14 2016 by ppowers

 The next Webster City City Council meeting will be Monday evening at 5:30 in the city council chambers. The council will consider a motion on a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) request from Van Diest Medical Center for their subdivision project. Another motion to be looked at will be seeking bids for the Riverside Stormwater Wetland Project. The council will award a contract and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with Habhab Construction of Webster City for the rehabilitation of the East Building at the Street Department. Another contract to be considered is for a three year agreement with Turner Service of Griswold,Iowa providing for Water System Valve Exercising Services. There will be other three year contracts to be considered by the council on Monday. They include a spray injection patching program with the Pavement Doctor of Fort Dodge,street lane striping services with Iowa Plains Signing of Slater,mosquito control with Mosquito Control of Iowa in Rolfe, and for sanitary and storm sewer services with Hydro-Klean of Des Moines. The future of the City Scene publication will be on the agenda Monday. An agreement with realtor bids for 2403 Rodlyn Road, 2405 Rodlyn Road and 2404 Kamen Drive will be looked at. The council will hold a public hearing at 5:45 on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements South Digester Cover and North Primary Clarifier Project. Monday's Webster City City Council meeting  will be telecast live on Cable Channel 12 with repeat telecasts Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7:00.

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