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Kendall Young Library Board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Sep 13 2016 by ppowers

 The September meeting of the Kendall  Young Library Board of Trustees will be held Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the downstairs meeting room of the library. The board will review the 2015 audit of the library, receive the finance committee report, discuss the meeting room policy,plans for the mailing of the annual appeal letter, and a review of the 2017 library budget. There will be a report by Richard Carlson from Farmer's National Company on the operation of the library farm over the last month. Kendall Young Library director Angie Martin Schwarze will present her update on current library activities and programs.

Hamilton County Board of Health to meet Thursday afternoon.
Posted: Sep 12 2016 by ppowers

 Another meeting for the Hamilton County Board of Health will be Thursday afternoon at 5:00 at the public health conference room at 820 James Street. The board will learn about the I-Smile program by Angie Halfwassen, a tobacco grant update, radon issues, cost reports and the update by director Shelby Kroona plus other matters.

Webster City Parks and Recreation Commission to meet Thursday afternoon.
Posted: Sep 12 2016 by ppowers

The next Webster City Parks and Recreation Commission meeting will be Thursday afternoon at 5:15 in the Sampson Room of the Fuller Hall Recreation Ceenter.The commission will begin the work on its future budget,its operating budget and capital improvement plan plus other matters that may come before the board.

South Hamilton School Board will meet Monday evening.
Posted: Sep 12 2016 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the South Hamilton Community School Board will be Monday evening at 6:00 at the middle school high school board room in Jewell. The agenda includes an election of board president and vice president for the 2016-17 school year.The board will set meeting dates and times, appoint legal counself for the school year,consider a resolution of intent to participate in the Instructional Support Levy Program,appoint an Iowa Association of School Board Delegate for a Legislative Assembly, review personnel matters and update by superintendent Ken Howard.

Jewell man arrested after violation of pretrial release.
Posted: Sep 09 2016 by ppowers

 A Jewell man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly violated one of the rules of his release from jail. 69 year old James L. Riesetter was charged with violation of pretrial release.Riesetter had been released with supervision tot he Iowa Department of Correctional Services after pleading to extortion last month in Webster County District Court in Fort Dodge. Last April 27, he went up to the counter of the Casey's General Store in Dayton with his hand in his pocket, making it look like he had a gun and demanded money from the cashier. Sentencing for Risetter is scheduled for September 26.  After a plea hearing, District Judge Kurt Stoebe allowed Risetter to be released from jail without posting bond, but required him to sign up for pretrial supervision. Risetter has a pending second degree robbery charge in Hamilton County for allegedly committing a crime in Jewell similar to the one at the Dayton Casey's store. The trial is set to begin September 20. As a result of the charge, Risetter is not allowed to to visit the Casey's store in Jewell while the case is pending.Last Saturday,September 3, Risetter allegedly went to the Casey's General Store in Jewell to purchase a book of matches. Risetter made an initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court on Thursday. Bond was set at $15,000 by magistrate William Thatcher.There will be another hearing Friday to discuss Risetter's arrest warrant. 

No injuries in Thursday noon accident.
Posted: Sep 09 2016 by ppowers

 Webster City Police investigated an accident on North Terrace Drive early Thursday afternoon. Reportedly a southbound 2003 Toyota Camry driven by Nicole Boyd of Webster City stated to officers that the driver of northbound vehicle was distracted by a cell phone. The vehicle with the driver unknown crossed into the path of the Boyd car,damaging the front end with the unknown vehicle leaving the scene. There were no injuries reported. Investigating officer Brandon Pritchard estimated the damage to the Boyd car at $1000.

Webster City American Legion toll road is Saturday.
Posted: Sep 09 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City American Legion Post 191 will have its annual toll road operation this Saturday,September 10 from 8 until 12 noon on South Superior Street. The toll road is to raise funds for local projects. Motorists are asked to please give generously to the American Legion benefit.

Webster City Community School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Sep 09 2016 by ppowers

 The next Webster City Community School Board meeting will be Monday evening at 6:00 at the school office at 820 Des Moines Street. The board will approve those teachers eligible for a lane change,consider 28-E agreements,an AEA lease agreement, and fund raising requests. The first reading of board policies on the equal educational opportunity and anti-bullying and harassment will be considered.Plans for the informal board meeting between the Webster City,Northeast Hamilton and Stratford  school boards will be discussed along with the annual Iowa Association of School Board convention this November.

Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Sep 08 2016 by ppowers

 The September meeting of the Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission will be Monday at 6:00 in the city hall council chambers. The commission will consider amendments to the Zoning Ordinance pertaining to allowable uses in an M-1 Light Industrial District plus other matters that may come before the commission.

Auditions to be held September 11 and 12 for "A Nice Family Christmas" at Webster City Community Theatre.
Posted: Sep 06 2016 by ppowers

 Auditions for the Webster City Community Theatre 2016-17 season opening production of "A Nice Family Christmas" will be held this Sunday afternoon,September 11 at 1:00 and Monday evening,September 12 at 7:00 at the theatre located at 1001 Willson Avenue. The play is written by Phil Olsen,the man responsible for the series of "Don't Hug Me" musical comedies on the Webster City Community Theatre stage in past years. The comedy takes place in a Minneapolis apartment on Christmas Eve. The family members all come back together to celebrate the holiday,this time without their father. The siblings encounter more bad news as their mother announces she has cancer. One by one,the siblings are all called upon to commit a good deed for a family member so that their mother will comply with making her first doctor's appointment,but a final moment twist proves that mother knows best. There are roles for three males and four females. Loween Getter will serve as the director for this production set for November 11 through 13 and 18 through 20. There is more information on the production at www.wcctonline.org

 

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