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Goldfield woman arrested on charges in a June 27 incident in Eagle Grove.
Posted: Jul 10 2015 by ppowers

Eagle Grove Police Thursday arrested  34 year old Kelly Pamperin of Goldfield on a charge of First Degree of Robbery in connection with an incident on June 27 in Eagle Grove. Pamperin is in the Wright County jail on a bond of $25,000. On June 27 Eagle Grove Police  and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation began an investigation into the stabbing of a man in the 400 block of North Iowa. Later that day, Evan Calo was arrested and charged with First Degree Burglary. Calo was also charged with First Degree Robbery. He remains in the Wright County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

Special meeting of the Van Diest Medical Center Board set for Monday.
Posted: Jul 10 2015 by ppowers

 A special meeting of the Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees will be this Monday evening at 6:00 p.m.in the cafeteria conference room of the hospital. The board will give approval to the second round bid packages for the Van Diest Family Health Clinic project plus other matters. The regular board meeting for July has been moved up to Tuesday,July 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the hospital conference room. There will be no August board meeting.

South Hamilton School Board to set school bond election at its Monday meeting
Posted: Jul 09 2015 by ppowers

 At their meeting on Monday evening, the South Hamilton Community School Board is expected to receive a petition to call a special election for September 8 to issue general obligation school bonds worth $9,000,000 for the improvement projects to the school buildings in Jewell. The school board will review and discuss the facilities update project with Ken Howard and Gary Houdeshell. A contract with Angelo Architectural will be considered. In other matters there will be a review of the 2015-16 handbooks and documents, authorize the signatories for the district, re-appoint the school secretary/treasurer and approve a depository resolution. The South Hamilton school board will receive updates from superintendent Ken Howard and prinicipals Paul Hemphill and Scott Dryer. The South Hamilton school board begins at 6:00 Monday evening at the middle school high school board room in Jewell.

Fifteen girls competing for Hamilton County Fair Queen.
Posted: Jul 09 2015 by ppowers

 Fifteen ladies will be competing for the title of Hamilton County Fair Queen this year. Event organizers Thursday released the names of the ladies that will participate in this year's ceremony set for Wednesday,July 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hamilton County Fair Grandstand. The girls include Lillian Chamness of rural Blairsburg, Kali Lucas and Kayla Lucas both of rural Boone,  Amanda Teig of rural Jewell, Melinda Johnston of rural Stanhope, Kayla Carlson of rural Stratford,Madalyn Anderson, Lynne Chalfant, Hannah Fritz, Olinca Padierna, Taylor Pruismann, Ashley Richardson, Jenna Short and Olivia Young all of Webster City and Leah Meyer of Williams. Each of the contestants have been active in their communities and in the class room. The winner will take over the crown that has been worn by Jena Heeren of Jewell and represent Hamilton County at the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest this August in Des Moines.

Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission to look at revisions to the sign ordinance.
Posted: Jul 09 2015 by ppowers

 The Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission will face one item on their agenda when they meet Monday evening. It will be a discussion on possible sign ordinance revisions in the community. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the city council chambers.

Webster City School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Jul 09 2015 by ppowers

 The veto by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on funding Iowa's K-12 schools and on how it will affect the Webster City schools will be one of the discussion issues at Monday's meeting of the Webster City Community School Board.The bill that Branstad vetoed covered nearly $56 million dollars in education funding.The veto means a cut of $177,000 for the Webster City district. The board will look at options and how to make the budget work for next school year.The Webster City school board will review board policy updates on certified private instruction and dual enrollment. There will be the setting of work session topics and board meeting presentations. Monday's meeting of the Webster City school board will be the final one at their current location of 825 Beach Street. On August 10, the Webster City school board will meet at the new location at 820 Des Moines Street in the former WCF Financial Bank building. The meeting time is set for 6:00 p.m.

Enhance Hamilton County Foundation offering challenge to help the county food pantries.
Posted: Jul 08 2015 by ppowers

 The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation has issued a challenge to Hamilton County residents to assist in raising money to fill the shelves at the five food pantries located throughout Hamilton County. The challenge will run from July 10 to August 20,2015. All funds received will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,000 by the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation. To participate in the food pantry challenge, please send your check or drop off your cash contributions to Darcy Swon, Enhance Hamilton County Foundation, 501 Bank Street, Suite 1, Webster City,Iowa 50595. Checks should be made out to:Enhance Hamilton County Foundation with the name of the food pantry to be supported listed in the memo line. If no food pantry is indicated, it will  be assigned to one. Currently over 160 families are serviced each month in Hamilton County by the following five food pantries. They are Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Trinity Lutheran and St. Paul Lutheran Churches in Webster City, The Lord's Cupboard at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Jewell and the Stratford Food Pantry. For more information on the food pantry challenge or on Enhance Hamilton County, visit their website at www.enhancehamiltoncounty.org


Kendall Young Library Board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Jul 09 2015 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Kendall Young Library Board will be Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the library. There will be a presentation by Richard Carlson of Farmer's National Company on the library farm operation, plans for a presentation before the Webster City City Council on August 17,and a report by director Angie Martin Schwarze on activities at the library.

Roland Story School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Jul 07 2015 by ppowers

 The July meeting of the Roland Story Community School Board will be Monday,July 13 at 6:30 at the high school boardroom in Story City.The board will look at building and ground issues, consider a softball field lease agreement with the city of Roland, discuss the legislative priorities for the 2016 session,and approve the 2015-16 board resolutions, appointments and assignments. There will be the approval of the free and reduced lunch program and the renewal of the district property and liability insurance contract. In another matter, the Roland Story school board will consider the gas,diesel, bread and milk bids for the coming school year.

Fort Dodge Police investigating Saturday afternoon stabbing.
Posted: Jul 06 2015 by ppowers

 Police in Fort Dodge are investigating a reported stabbing Saturday afternoon at the Village Green Trailer Court. When officers arrived  they found the victim, 34 year old Andy Trusty of Fort Dodge inside his trailer home with a stab wound to his torso. Trusty was transported to the Emergency Room at Unity Point Trinity Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of non life threatening injuries. The investigating officers have identified a suspect in this case and are continuing to follow up leads and speaking with potential witnesses. Anyone with information are encouraged to call the Fort Dodge Police Department at 515-573-1426.

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