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Clarion City Council to meet Monday afternoon.
Posted: Apr 04 2014 by ppowers

 Another meeting of the Clarion City Council will be Monday at 5:00 p.m. in the council chambers. The council agenda includes awarding the contract for the White Fox Landing Improvement Project to Wicks Construction of Decorah in the amount of $1,662,907. A resolution to approve and authorize the acquisition of Utility Easements in connection with the White Fox Landing housing development. Gas main and electric distribution system agreements between the city of Clarion and MidAmerican Energy for the White Fox Landing housing development will be reviewed. The council will set April 21 at 5:15 for a public hearing on the proposal to enter into a General Obligation Corporate Purpose Loan Agreement in a principal amount not to exceed $3,000,000 for the purpose of paying costs of constructing streets, water system, sanitary sewer system and storm water draining for the first phase of the White Fox Landing housing development. The Clarion council will consider a request for a reduction on a water bill for frozen lines.

Wright County Board of Supervisors to meet Monday.
Posted: Apr 04 2014 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Wright County Board of Supervisors will be Monday at 9:00 a.m. in the supervisors board room in Clarion. The board will take action on the Iowa D.O.T. Highway 17 Detour agreement. There will be the quarterly reports from the Wright County Sheriff and Auditor. The canvass of votes for the Belmond Physical Plant and Equipment Levy Special Election from April 1 will be held at 9:45 a.m.. 

Kendall Young Library board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Apr 04 2014 by ppowers

 A review of the Inter Library Loan policies at Kendall Young Library will be a part of the next board meeting on Tuesday evening at 6:00 in the downstairs meeting room. Other items facing the board include a review of goals and objectives,a report by Richard Carlson of Farmers National Company and an update from director Angie Martin Schwarze.

Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee to meet Tuesday.
Posted: Apr 04 2014 by ppowers

 The April meeting of the Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee will be held Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the Sampson Room of the Fuller Hall Recreation Center. The committee will look at a new brochure promoting the park, receive a long term endowment update, and plans to repair the outside portion of the Depot building. In one other matter, the committee will consider a donation of a storage shed for the park. There will also be a presentation of the 2014 schedule of events and an update on the Mulberry Center Church Museum.

Webster City Chamber kicks off home based business membership program with presentation on overcoming obstacles.
Posted: Apr 04 2014 by ppowers


The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Stacy Foust, Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, to the inTANDEM workspace, 501 Bank Street, on April 13, 2014, at 2:00 pm as she presents "Overcoming Hurdles To Move Your Business Forward." Foust kicks off the Chamber's new membership program geared especially for home-based businesses but her message is one that will resonate with all. Foust's presentation will focus on the barriers she encountered when she first started her Mary Kay business 29 years ago and the steps she took to overcome them to move to the next level.Foust has had a successful career with Mary Kay and she not only focuses on sales, networking and the growth of her own organization but she coaches and mentors other entrepreneurs in developing success strategies as well. Foust focuses on shifting emotional mindsets to create desired results and how one can create a work/life balance. Some of Foust's recent achievements include leading a Top 10 Unit in the nation, taking their combined sales to over $1,000,000 in sales, earning 14 vehicles from Mary Kay and numerous trips around the world. There is no charge for this meeting and it is open to both Chamber and non-chamber members. Please call the Chamber office at 515-832-2564 by end of day on Friday, April 11, to reserve your seat. 

Special South Hamilton School Board meeting set for Tuesday evening.
Posted: Apr 04 2014 by ppowers

 A special meeting of the South Hamilton Community School board has been called for Tuesday evening at 6:30 at the Middle School High School board room in Jewell. The board will enter into a possible closed session for a personnel issue to be discussed. After the closed door meeting, the board will then go into open session for possible board action on the personnel matter.

Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon.
Posted: Apr 03 2014 by ppowers

 Four public hearings will be on the agenda when the Webster City City Council meets Monday at 5:15 p.m. The first hearing at 5:30 p.m. is for the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the 2014 Street Improvement project. The next hearing at 5:35 is for the proposed plans, specifications,form of contract and estimate of cost for the Willson Avenue Bridge Repair Project. A hearing on the plans and cost estimate on the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project begins at 5:40 p.m. The final hearing of the meeting will be at 5:45 for the continuation of Webster City's City Wide Urban Revitalization Plan for Residential Tax Abatement. The council will have a hearing at 5:50 for tobacco violations in the community.

In other issues, the second reading on the proposed ordinance for water connection fees will be read. A resolution accepting and approving the Minor Subdivision Plat of Nelson's Addition to Hamilton County will be considered.  The council will consider options on the position of Fire Chief due to Mike Lund's retirement in June. A request to submit a grant application to the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau for a Special Traffic Enforcement Program grant for the Police Department will be discussed by council members. The awarding of a contract for the 1116 Elm Street demolition project will be made on Monday.

The Webster City City Council will meet in closed session to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring performance or discharge is being considered. Monday's council meeting can be viewed locally on Cable Channel 12.

Kendall Young Library Book Signing with Mike Ellis this Monday
Posted: Apr 03 2014 by ppowers


Kendall Young Library invites you to come meet local author Mike Ellis this Monday evening as he shares his recently published book, "Why Do Men Go Fishing? A Humorous Collection of Verse and Prose Regaled". An avid fishing enthusiast, Ellis explores the sport of fishing and looks at what makes anglers tick. He will discuss his book and the writing process. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The program begins at 6:30 p.m in the downstairs meeting room of Kendall Young Library.

St. Thomas Aquinas School Ball set for May 3.
Posted: Apr 03 2014 by ppowers



The date for this year's St. Thomas Aquinas School Ball is Saturday night, May 3 at the Parish Center. "Keys to Success" is this year's theme. Last year's ball raised $161,500 for the parochial school that has been in operation for over 60 years. The night will begin at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and the silent auction. The dinner will be served at 6:30 followed by the auction at 7:30. There will be a raffle for special prizes. The first prize is a choice of a Kubota RTV 400 Utility Vehicle from Casady Brothers Implement or $10,000 cash. The second prize is a 60 inch LG LED 3D Smart TV and Blu Ray Player. The third prize is $1000 worth of SCRIP Gift Cards. One raffle ticket is $50 or 3 for $125. You can purchase your raffle tickets from any ball committee member or at the St. Thomas Aquinas School or Church office. The evening's entertainment this year is the Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos sponsored by Tim and Kathy Finucan. The cost for the entire evening is $60 per person. The ball tickets can be purchased at the St. Thomas Aquinas church and school offices. You need to purchase your ball tickets in advance since they will not be available at the door the evening of the event. The ball is open to everyone!

Webster City schools to offer vaccine clinic.
Posted: Apr 03 2014 by ppowers

 Due to the increased number of reported cases of whooping cough (Pertussis) in Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Health Immunization Program has made changes to the Iowa Code to require a Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine for all adolescents entering 7th grade. In an effort to help the students comply with this new law, Hamilton County Public Health will be offering this vaccince to all current 5th and 6th graders who are eligible. Webster City Schools and Public Health are working to coordinate a Tdap clinic at the Middle School. Permission slips were sent home this week to students who have not yet received this vaccination. It is asked that parents and or guardians fill out the permission slip and return it to the school office by April 17th. The date of the school based clinic will be determined once permission slips are returned. If you have any further questions please call Public Health at 832-9565 or school nurse Eva Powers at 832-9220.

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