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EJS Police arrest two people after an incident Thursday evening.
Posted: Jun 11 2016 by ppowers

 The Ellsworth Jewell Stanhope (EJS) Police Department at about 10:00 Thursday night attempted to stop a Kawasaki motorcycle driven by Shane Mitchell Krueger of Audubon for careless driving on Main Street in Jewell. The motorcycle attempted to elude law enforcement and a high speed chase ensued on Highway 175 and on city streets in Ellsworth. Krueger lost control of the motorcycle when he went off the road and then attempted to flee on foot. Krueger was apprehended after a short foot pursuit by officers. He is charged with eluding law enforcement,driving while barred and several traffic violations. Officers also arrested Kaite Elisabeth Panther of Ames. Panther was charged with Interference with Official Acts, Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle and Speeding. Both were taken to the Hamilton County Jail. The EJS Police Department was assisted by the Hamilton and Hardin County Sheriff's Offices in the investigation.

Kendall Young Library meeting set for Tuesday evening.
Posted: Jun 11 2016 by ppowers

 The June meeting of the Kendall Young Library board will be Tuesday evening at 6:00 in the lower level meeting room of the library. The board will receive an update on sub-committee meetings, received a bequest from the Merrill family and a report from Richard Carlson of Farmer's National Company on the library farm. There will also be a report from director Angie Martin Schwarze on current library activities plus other matters.

Wright County Board of Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Jun 11 2016 by ppowers

 The next Wright County Board of Supervisors meeting will be Monday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors room of the Wright County Courthouse. There will be a report by Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Lester on the recent full scale exercise at the Wright County Fairgrounds in Eagle Grove. Michelle Walters will present new contracts for services through Empowerment. C.S.S. Coordinator Jen Sheehan will discuss and give updates on the hiring process for a Case Manager.The Insurance Committee will give an insurance update for Wright County. A canvass of votes from the June 7 primary election will be held at Monday's board meeting.

Hamilton County Conservation Board to meet Thursday,June 16
Posted: Jun 11 2016 by ppowers

 A meeting of the Hamilton County Conservation Board will be Thursday afternoon,June 16 at 1:00 at the conservation office at Briggs Woods Park south of Webster City. The agenda includes a review of quotes for the Little Wall Lake residence and the opening of the new Hickory Cabin facility at Briggs Woods Park. The board will be updated on the Briggs Woods Clubhouse addition and the Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards Fall conference. Director Brian Lammers will present his report to the board of current activities in the park and recreation areas of the county plus other matters that may come up before the commission.

Webster City City Council to meet in special closed session Monday evening.
Posted: Jun 10 2016 by ppowers

 There will be a special meeting of the Webster City City Council on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m.in the council chambers. This will be a closed session to evaluate the professional competency of individuals whose appointment, hiring performance or discharge is being considered. 

South Hamilton School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Jun 10 2016 by ppowers

 The June meeting of the South Hamilton Community School Board will be Monday evening at 6:00 at the Middle School/High School board room. The board will discuss plans for a student trip to Costa Rica with Emily Long, consider proposals and bids for district wide video surveilance system for $89,962,elementary wireless clock for $15,910 and elementary structured cabling from Communications Innovators for $7,506. Other bids to be reviewed and approved will be for the purchase of bleacher and enclosures from IDEA for $9,425 and for a wick storage shed building from Doyle Construction for $30,746. The South Hamilton school board will consider a cooperative agreement with Iowa State University for Teacher Education Services to serve as a Clinical Placement Site, review the IASB Legislative Priorities for 2016-17 and project change orders for the middle school/high school renovation project.There will be updates by prinicpals Paul Hemphill and Scott Dryer and superintendent Ken Howard. The South Hamilton board will honor Collette Friest with a Hawk Pride Friends of Education Award at Monday's board session.

Open house for new Hickory cabin set for June 14.
Posted: Jun 09 2016 by ppowers


An open house for the new Hickory Cabin at Briggs Woods Park is set for Tuesday,June 14 from 5 until 8 p.m. The Hamilton County Conservation Board will be present to give tours and provide information about the cabin project. Those attending will be able to register for a one free weekday night during the off season in one of the cabins. For more information,contact the Hamilton County Conservation office at 515-832-9570.

Hamilton County Democrats to meet at their new headquarters.
Posted: Jun 09 2016 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Democrats will be meeting Wednesday, June 15 at their new headquarters at 1118 Second Street in Webster City. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. to set up space. Those attending are asked to bring their own drinks with pizza ordered for those who contribute to the cost. A meeting will be held at 6:30.

Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Board to meet Monday afternoon
Posted: Jun 09 2016 by ppowers

 A meeting of the Webster City Hotel Motel Tax Board will be held Monday,June 13 at 5:15 in the city hall council chambers. The board will review the applications and select the finalists for the latest round of funding for tourism related projects in the community.A televised presentation of the finalists will be held Monday,June 27 at 6:30 in the council chamberers with the finalists for funding to be announced by the Webster City City Council on Monday,July 18.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department investigate two vehicle accident in Webster City.
Posted: Jun 09 2016 by ppowers

 Details of a two vehicle accident on Friday,June 3 at Prospect and Webster Streets in Webster City were released Thursday morning by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.Reportedly a northbound 1997 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Liberty Johnson of Webster City entered the intersection,failing to yield  and collided with a westbound 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Andrew Mork also of Webster City. Damage to the Mork pickup was estimated at $8000 with the damage to the Johnson pickup at $2500. Investigating deputy Ryan Rupiper charged Liberty Johnson with Failure to have a Driver's License, Failure to Yield to a Vehicle on the Right and Failure to have Motor Vehicle Insurance.

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