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Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning at 9:00.
Posted: Feb 09 2015 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will be Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board room. There will be a look at personnel issues with secondary roard sheriff and assessor departments, approve a liquour license for Briggs Woods Golf Course and set the date and time for the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget hearing. The board will also set the date and time for a bid letting for a road project plus other matters.

Wright County Board of Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Feb 09 2015 by ppowers

 The Wright County Board of Supervisors will meet Monday morning at 9:00 at the supervisor's board room in Clarion. Wright County Engineer Adam Clemons will review with the board the agreement between the Iowa Department of Transportation, Wright County and the Union Pacific Railroad for the construction and cost participation for the installation of safety improvements at the railroad crossing on Nelson Avenue in section 20 of Grant Township. The representatives from Upper Des Moines Opportunity will make a funding request to the board. Dennis Bowman to discuss the Eagle Grove Comunity Development Corporation Revolving Loan Fund and options on managing the fund either by a transfer or buyout of the program. The Wright County Supervisors will meet with county treasurer Peggy Schluttenhofer on the semi annual report for the county. In other matters, the board will approve the first pay estimate for Drainage District 33, appoint a medical examiner for the next two years, appoint Stacia Creason as a Civil Process Server in the county jail,review and approve the 28 E agreement for the Wright County Communications and a review the proposal for the tuck pointing of the county sheriff's building plus other matters. 

Webster City Community School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Feb 06 2015 by ppowers

 The Webster City Educational Services Association will make their initial proposal for a new contract at Monday's meeting of the Webster City school board. The board will make a counter proposal to the association. A professional development and accreditation process update will be on the agenda. There will be a discussion on the 2016 fiscal year budget. In personnel matters, the Webster City school board will look at contract recommendations and accept a resignation. The Webster City school board meets at 6:00 Monday evening at the school administration building at 825 Beach Street.

Hamilton County Public Health issues advisory on measles.
Posted: Feb 06 2015 by ppowers

 There has been an outbreak of measles in 14 states that has affected more than 100 people. As of Thursday, February 5, there have been NO confirmed cases of measles in Iowa. Hamilton County Public Health Director Shelby Kroona said the national measles outbreak has brought the protection provided by vaccinations back into the spotlight. Kroona advises residents that it is always important to keep your vaccinations up to date, but during this time as the virus is circulating many states, it is especially critical to check with your health care provider to be sure you and your family's vaccinations are current. The best way to prevent measles is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot called MMR. Two dozes of MMR will provide more than 99 percent of people lifelong protection against measles. Two dozes of MMR are required for elementary and secondary school entry in Iowa. The first doze should be given at 12 monts of age and the second doze can be administered as soon as 28 days later however the second dose is usually administered  as part of the kindergarten shots given between 4 to 6 years of age. Generally persons who started elementary school in Iowa after 1991 and were up to date on all school entry vaccine requirements have received two doses of MMR vaccine. It is recommended that adults born in 1957 or later receive at least one dose of MMR vaccine or have a laboratory test providing that they are immune and are protected. It is assumed that persons born in the U.S. prior to 1957 were likely infected with the measles virus and therefore have presumptive immunity.In addition two doses of MMR is recommended for adults of all ages who work or volunteer in health care facilities, travel internationally or are students in a post secondary institution, if they do not have laboratory proof of immunity.Measles starts with a high fever.Soon after it causes a cough, runny nose and red eyes. Three to seven days after the fever, a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out. It usually starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. The rash can last for a week and coughing can last for 10 days. The Hamilton County Public Health Department and local public health agencies across Iowa are working with the Iowa Department of Public Health to immediately alert the public about possible exposure to measles if a person is confirmed to have this disease. If a resident of Hamilton County would have measles,all residents would be notified of places, times, and locations where they could have exposed as well as locations of emergency vaccinations clinics. For more information call the the Public Health office at 515-832-9565.

South Hamilton School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Feb 06 2015 by ppowers

 The South Hamilton Community School Board will meet Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the middle school high school board room in Jewell for their monthly meeting. The agenda includes approval of the School Improvement Advisory Committee membership for 2014-15 as recommended and required by state status, the replacement of gym bleachers, a proposal for a South Hamilton Team Mascot and to initiate a formal request to cooperatively sponsor a Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer program with the Webster City Community School District beginning this spring. There will also be a look at personnel issues. The board will receive updates from principals Scott Dryer and Paul Hemphill and from superintendent Ken Howard. 

Hardin County Accident.
Posted: Feb 06 2015 by ppowers

 The Iowa State Patrol investigated a one vehicle accident late Wednesday morning in Hardin County on LL Avenue. Reportedly a 1998 Chevrolet driven by Eugene Frahm of Union was heading southbound on LL Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle. The Frahm vehicle rolled coming to rest in the west ditch. Frahm was taken to Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames by Hubbard Ambulance  for treatment of his injuries. The Hardin County Sheriff's Department assisted the Iowa State Patrol in the investigation.

Roland Story School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Feb 05 2015 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Roland Story Community School Board will be Monday evening at 6:30 at the high school board room in Story City. The board will look at building and ground issues, approve the high school course offerings for 2015-16, approve out of state trips, and consider the 101% budget guarantee resolution. The Roland Story school board will review requests for open enrollment, personnel matters and other issues that may come before the board. 

Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission to meet Monday.
Posted: Feb 05 2015 by ppowers

 The February meeting of the Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission will be Monday evening at 7:00 in the city council chambers. The commission will consider the vacating and disposal of Third Street east of Hy Vee  and west of Prospect Street. There will be work on updating the Webster City Municipal Code for the city sign ordinance plus other matters. 

New trial date for Corbin Graesch
Posted: Feb 03 2015 by ppowers

 A new trial date was set Tuesday morning for Corbin Graesch of Webster City. District Judge Kurt Wilke set June 2 at 9:00 a.m. for the trial to be held in Hamilton County District Court. The trial was originally set for last week but was postponed.Corbin Graesch is accused of first degree murder in the death of his father 61 year Steven James Graesch on June 6,2014 at the Graesch residence on Des Moines Street. Corbin Graesch remains being held in the Hamilton County Jail.

Woolstock motorist killed in Monday night accident in Webster City.
Posted: Feb 03 2015 by ppowers

An 18 year old Woolstock motorist was killed Monday night in a one vehicle accident at Jane Young Road and North White Fox Road in Webster City. The Iowa State Patrol identified the victim as Jordan M. Leeper. Reportedly a northbound 2003 GMC Envoy SUV driven by Leeper lost control of the vehicle. The SUV left the roadway hitting an area of wooden posts that were along the road causing the vehicle to roll over and dropped down an 18 foot embankment. Leeper was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The accident was also investigated by the Webster City Police and Fire Departments, Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and the Van Diest Medical Center EMS Department.

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