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Webster City City Council to meet for work session and town hall meeting Monday.
Posted: Nov 10 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City City Council will meet Monday afternoon at 5:30 at the middle school commons for a work session with the Hotel Motel Tax Board. The quarterly town hall meeting will follow at 6:00. Topics to be covered include a report from the Blue Light Uniformed Events (BLUE) program, Wilson Brewer Park, Youth Advisory Committee, the Brewer Creek 5th and 6th Additions plus questions,comments and concerns from Webster City residents. The meeting is open to the public.

Jewell City Council to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Nov 10 2016 by ppowers

 The Jewell City Council will meet this Monday evening at 7:00 in the city hall council chambers. The agenda will include plans for the Jewell JADE Holiday Festival presented by Mellisa Roethler, consider a tax abatement request for 406 South Street,look at purchasing a city truck, learn about a park board ordinance, and consider a proposal from the Jewell Fire and Rescue Department to the city personnel board plus other matters.

Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Nov 10 2016 by ppowers

 The November meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m.at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. The board will take a look at facility projects, review meeting topics for the School Improvement Advisory Committee and approve the memorandum of agreement for Youth and Shelter Services. There will be a review of the School Budget Review Committee Application plus accepting an open enrollment request. A contract recommendation for a staff member will be considered. The board will hear reports from superintendent Mike Sherwood and from assistant superintendent and principal Mike Kruger.

Fort Dodge Police investigate Wednesday evening shooting.
Posted: Nov 10 2016 by ppowers

 A 23 year old Fort Dodge man was wounded Wednesday evening after he was shot by an unknown assailant. Fort Dodge Police received a call of shots being fired near 707 Seventh Avenue North. While police were responding to the scene, a second call was received of a man who had been shot and was said to be located in the 10 block of South Ninth Street. Upon investigation, it was determined that there was actually only one single shooting event, and the male had moved from the first location to the second before police arrived. Officers and paramedics tended to the victim identified as Marquez Clayton for the treatment of non life threatening injuries. Clayton was transported to Unity Point Trinity Regional Medical Center for treatment of non life threatening injuries.The Fort Dodge Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division has been and is continuing to follow up on this case. While specific case details are not being released at this time, police say that this occurence is believed to be an isolated incident and there is no perceived threat to the general public. Anyone with information in regards to the incident is asked to contact the Fort Dodge Police Department or Webster County Crime Stoppers at 515-573-1444.

Webster City Community School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Nov 10 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City Community School Board will meet Monday evening at 6:00 at the school office at 820 Des Moines Street. The board will approve special education contracts, approve a contract with Youth and Shelter Services,approve a membership with the Rural Iowa Schools program and consider an access systems lease agreement. In other matters, the board will have the second reading on wellness and for student promotion, retention and acceleration plus other matters.

Webster City Park and Recreation Commission to meet November 17.
Posted: Nov 09 2016 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Webster City Park and Recreation Commission will meet Thursday,November 17 at 5:15 p.m. in the Fuller Hall Recreation Center Sampson Room. The commission will hear about a prairie area proposal from Stony Creek Landscapes, hear a recreation program update and finalize plans for an adult badminton league plus other matters that may come before the commission.

Webster City Traffic Committee to meet Monday afternoon.
Posted: Nov 09 2016 by ppowers

 A meeting of the Webster City Traffic Committee will be Monday afternoon,November 14 at 5:30 in the city hall council chambers. The committee will discuss no parking signs along Lewis Drive south of Crestview Manor and along Odell Street south of the Riverview Early Childhood Center. There will be a discussion of a proposed stop sign at the intersection of Hospital Drive and Fairmeadow Drive plus other matters. 

Webster City Police invite you to win $500!
Posted: Nov 08 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City Police Department will be hosting a 50/50 Raffle to help support the B.L.U.E. (Blue Light Uniformed Events) Program. Last year, the Webster City Police Department was able to take 7 children Christmas shopping who may have otherwise gone without. Coordinator Jordan Elonich of the Webster City Police Department said it was a fun and rewarding experience for the department and the families who participated. Raffle tickets are on sale now at the Webster City Police Department at 400 Second Street from now through Monday,November 14. Tickets will be sold for $1.00 each. A winner will be drawn after 6:00 p.m. on November 14th. The winner will collect 50 percent of the pot up to $500. Any additional funds collected will go towards the program. Direct donations to the program will also be accepted. Currently, the Webster City Police Department and the local school administration are working on selecting deserving children to participate in the program. The event will be held this year on Friday,December 16 at K-mart. If you are willing to sell raffle tickets for purchase, you may contact Jordan Elonich at 832-9166 to make arrangements.

Man exposed to anhydrous ammonia Monday.
Posted: Nov 08 2016 by ppowers

 Authorities are investigating the report of a man who was exposed to anhydrous ammonia early Monday afternoon in rural Wright County. The name of the individual has not been released.  The man came in contact with a small amount of anhydrous ammonia while working on a tank in a farm field on Keokuk Avenue. He was driven to Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City. The driver notified a 911 dispatcher about the situation. The driver then stopped so that the man could be properly be decontaminated before arriving at the hospital.The vehicle made a stop in the 700 block of White Fox Road north of Webster City.  The Webster City Fire Department,Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies, Region Five Hazmat members and the Van Diest Medical Center EMS staff were dispatched to the scene. The man was washed down with water and transported by air life to a hospital for treatment. The anhydrous ammonia tank was checked over by the Hazmat team. The tank was not leaking when they arrived.

Hamilton County Supervisors to have a public hearing on amending the budget for 2017 Tuesday.
Posted: Nov 07 2016 by ppowers

 A public hearing to amend the 2017 fiscal year budget will be one of the agenda items during Tuesday's meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors. The board will accept the reports from the Veteran Affairs Department, Clerk of Court and from Community and Family Resources. There will be a personnel issue to be considered from the county treasurer's office.Contracts for the Hamilton County Social Services Director and IT Director will be considerd plus other matters.The board meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. in the supervisor's room of the county courthouse.

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