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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.

Fort Dodge man charged with possessing child pornography
Posted: Jun 09 2016 by ppowers

 

 

A 51 year old Fort Dodge man was arrested on Wednesday after a year and a half investigation involving the possession of child pornography through a peer to peer network. Leo Alen Dupree was charged with four counts of Possession of Child Pornography. The case dates back to January 8,2015 when detectives with the Fort Dodge and Webster County Cyber Crimes Unit conducted an investigation into a case involving the possession of child pornography. Through the investigation, a search warrant was conducted at 23585 237th Avenue in Fort Dodge. During the search warrant, multiple computers and computer related items were seized. Over the course of the investigation, the items seized were forensically examined by the Fort Dodge/ Webster County Cyber Crimes Unit. Dupree is being held in the Webster County Jail in Fort Dodge. Assisting in the case were members of the Fort Dodge Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the Wright County Sheriff's Office. 

Hamilton County Fair Queen entries now being accepted.
Posted: Jun 08 2016 by ppowers

 Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Hamilton County Fair Queen Contest. Girls who reside in Hamilton County or and who reside in a county adjoining Hamilton but the majority of her activities are in Hamilton County are eligible. Contestants must be at least 16 years of age and not more than 21 years of age on the first day of the Iowa State Fair this August. Judging will take place on July 16,2016 and the Coronation of this year's Hamilton County Fair Queen will be on Wednesday,July 20 at the fair grandstand. The current fair queen,Lillian Chamness will surrender her crown to the new winner. The contest is limited to the first sixteen entries. Complete rules and entry forms are available in the 2016 Hamilton County Fair Book or by contacting Fair Queen Committee members: Kim Schaa at 290-5815, Kathleen Hay at 832-5291 or Carla Johnson at 832-3675.

Hamilton County Election Returns
Posted: Jun 08 2016 by ppowers

HAMILTON COUNTY VOTERS WENT TO THE POLLS IN TUESDAY’S PRIMARY ELECTION TO SELECT THEIR CANDIDATES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE PARTIES.OVER 20 PERCENT OR 2,082 PEOPLE VOTED AT THE POLLING LOCATIONS.HERE ARE THE UNOFFICIAL RETURNS. THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE  FOR COUNTY SHERIFF IS DOUGLAS TIMMONS WITH 998 VOTES. CHALLENGERS KEN PECK RECEIVED 450 VOTES AND WILLIAM D. DERRIG WITH 276.

THE WINNER OF THE SECOND DISTRICT SUPERVISOR RACE IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY WAS DAN CAMPIDILLI AS HE DEFEATED INCUMBENT WES SWEEDLER.  CAMPIDILLI RECEIVE D 422 VOTES WHILE SWEEDLER RECEIVED 326 VOTES.

IN THE RACE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR THE U.S. SENATE, PATTY JUDGE RECEIVED 181 VOTES,ROB HOGG WITH 115, THOMAS FIEGEN WITH 25 AND BOB KRAUSE WITH 19. JUDGE WILL BE FACING REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT CHUCK GRASSLEY THIS NOVEMBER IN THE U.S. SENATE ELECTION.

STEVE KING WON THE FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL RACE WITH 1,022 VOTES IN HAMILTON COUNTY WITH HIS CHALLENGER RICK BERTRAND RECEIVING 536 VOTES. KING WILL GO ON TO FACE DEMOCRAT KIM WEAVER THIS FALL.

Hoof N Huff returns Saturday to the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.
Posted: Jun 07 2016 by ppowers

 Helping to raise funds for its improvements and many projects,the Hamilton County Fair Foundation will have its fourth annual Hoof 'N Huff this Saturday,June 11 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. Registration for the event will begin at 6:30 a.m. with the 5K and 10K race at 8:00. A kids race will follow. You can pre-register at Fuller Hall. The event is open to everyone. For more information, you may contact the Hamilton County Fair office at 832-1443.

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