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Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Sep 08 2016 by ppowers

 The September meeting of the Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission will be Monday at 6:00 in the city hall council chambers. The commission will consider amendments to the Zoning Ordinance pertaining to allowable uses in an M-1 Light Industrial District plus other matters that may come before the commission.

Auditions to be held September 11 and 12 for "A Nice Family Christmas" at Webster City Community Theatre.
Posted: Sep 06 2016 by ppowers

 Auditions for the Webster City Community Theatre 2016-17 season opening production of "A Nice Family Christmas" will be held this Sunday afternoon,September 11 at 1:00 and Monday evening,September 12 at 7:00 at the theatre located at 1001 Willson Avenue. The play is written by Phil Olsen,the man responsible for the series of "Don't Hug Me" musical comedies on the Webster City Community Theatre stage in past years. The comedy takes place in a Minneapolis apartment on Christmas Eve. The family members all come back together to celebrate the holiday,this time without their father. The siblings encounter more bad news as their mother announces she has cancer. One by one,the siblings are all called upon to commit a good deed for a family member so that their mother will comply with making her first doctor's appointment,but a final moment twist proves that mother knows best. There are roles for three males and four females. Loween Getter will serve as the director for this production set for November 11 through 13 and 18 through 20. There is more information on the production at www.wcctonline.org


Work to begin Wednesday on routing and sealing joints on concrete streets in Webster City.
Posted: Sep 06 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City Public Works Department has announced that effective Wednesday,September 7, Scodeller Construction will begin routing and sealing joints and cracks on concrete streets. There will be delays and possible closures  to through traffic to allow street maintenance to be completed in the following order: Beach Street, Meadow Lane,Graceland Cemetery, Ohio Street, Third Street, Clark Street, Prospect Street,Des Moines Street, Fairmeadow Drive, Southfield Drive, Parkview Drive, Rodlyn Drive, Summit Drive,Kamen Court and Kamen Drive. The city of Webster City wants to thank the public for their cooperation during this time. If you have any further questions on the project, please call the public works department at 515-832-9139.

Man stabbed at the Boone County Speedway early Monday morning.
Posted: Sep 06 2016 by ppowers

 Authorities are investigating a stabbing early Monday morning at the Boone Speedway that sent a man to the hospital. Boone Police were called to the speedway at 12:45 Monday morning on reports of an assault where the victim had been stabbed. When authorities arrived,the victim was discovered with several stab wounds to his abdomen. The name of the individual has not been released. He was first taken to the Boone County Hospital and later to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines for treatment. Police said the suspect 47 year old Jason Davis of La Porte City got into a fight with the victim. Davis wielded a knife and stabbed the victim. Davis was taken to the Boone County Jail on a charge of assault with intent to inflict serious injury.

Two Fort Dodge juveniles charged with early Sunday morning robbery.
Posted: Sep 06 2016 by ppowers

Fort Dodge Police early Sunday morning responded to the area of Fifth Avenue North and North 22nd Street for an armed robbery that had just occured. Officers spoke with the victim, Christopher Monley who stated while walking home he was approached by two Hispanic juvenile males at Fourth Avenue North and North 20th Street. The males demanded he give them his phone. When he refused one of the males produced a pistol and pointed it at him and again demanded the phone. He gave them his phone and they rode away on bicycles. The officers initially were unable to locate the juveniles. While patroling in the area,an officer observed two juvenile males fitting the description on bicycles near Third Avenue North and North 22nd Street. Other officers responded with the juveniles stopped and questioned. The police discovered a highly realistic airsoft pistol concealed in the waistband of one of the male juvenile suspects. The phone that belonged to the victim in this case was found in the possession of the other juvenile. Both  juveniles,aged 12 and 13 years old were charged with First Degree Robbery. The two were both transported to juvenile detention. The incident remains under investigation.

Wright County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.
Posted: Sep 06 2016 by ppowers

 A brief agenda faces the Wright County Board of Supervisors at their meeting Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the courthouse board room in Clarion. The board will meet with CSS Coordinator Jen Sheehan to request the approval of a new Case Manager. There will be a review and approval of a tax abatment and suspension orders plus other matters. 

Two Denison men charged by Webster City Police.
Posted: Sep 06 2016 by ppowers

 Two Denison men are facing charges after they were apprehended by Webster City Police. 26 year old Gerardo Medina was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia while 23 year old Roberto Garcia,Jr. was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Interference with Official Acts. The two men were stopped on August 27 by officers at Ohio and Superior Streets.

Webster City man charged following accident Saturday night on East Second Street.
Posted: Sep 06 2016 by ppowers

 Details of a two vehicle accident Saturday night on East Second Street was released Tuesday morning by Webster City Police.Reportedly a westbound 2001 Ford Windstar van driven by 25 year old Jorge Alejo Cacari of Webster City failed to slow down in time and accidentally struck the rear end of a 2002 Chevrolet  Monte Carlo operated by Debra West of Webster City. The West car was stopped at the stop light at the time of the accident. There were no injuries in the accident. There was no damage to the van but an estimated $1500 in damage to the West car. Investigating officer Jordan Elonich charged Jorge Alejo Cacari with Operating While Intoxicated, Failure to Have a Driver's License and Failure to Prove Security Against Liability.

Fort Dodge man arrested after early morning incident.
Posted: Sep 02 2016 by ppowers

 A 30 year old Fort Dodge man was arrested shortly before 1:30 Friday morning in a residential area of the city. Fort Dodge Police received a call from a concerned citizen witnessing a male with no shirt on climbing a fence in the 800 block of Seventh Avenue North. While conducting a search of the area officers located a partially open garage door in the back yard of 826 Seventh Avenue. Officers located a male in the garage that was later identified as Matthew James Bradley. Bradley has entered the garage and damaged property while doing so. Bradley was arrested and charged with Third Degree Burglary and Fifth Degree Criminal Mischief. He is scheduled to make an appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court on the charges

Webster City City Council to meet Tuesday.
Posted: Sep 02 2016 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Webster City City Council will be Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 in the city hall council chambers. The meeting is being delayed one day due to the Labor Day holiday. Webster City mayor John Hawkins will sign proclamations for Doodlebug Days set for September 12 through 17 and for National Recovery Month. There will be an update by the Webster City High School Student Council on the Children's Miracle Network. A request from the St.Thomas Aquinas Parish and Youth Group to close Des Moines Street between Bank and Water Streets on Saturday,October 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for a car show will be considered. The council will look at a resolution establishing a nuisance at 421 Walnut Street and ordering the abatement thereof within 30 days. A resolution authorizing the execution of a warranty deed conveying city owned property located in Brewer Creek Estates Third Addition,Lot 15,addressed as 2404 Kamen Drive in Webster City to Lanny Bauer and Carol Reidesel Bauer. A similar warranty deed resolution for the property in Brewer Creek Estates Third Addition at 2403 Rodlyn Road to Kreig Schnetzer and Sara Masterson of Humboldt will be considered by the council. In other matters, the Webster City city council will set Monday,October 3 at 5:45 p.m. for a public hearing on an urban renewal plan amendment for the 2016 Industrial Urban Renewal area,consider a consensus on a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) request from a developer for an apartment complex and  approve a request from the water plant supervisor to make emergency repairs to the ContraFlo Clarifier at the city water plant. There will also be a discussion on issues and alternatives for the Webster City water treatment plant. A public hearing on the proposed sale of city owner property located in the Southeast Development Park to Lynn Hough and James Fortune will be held at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday's council meeting will be telecast live at 5:30 p.m. with repeat telecasts at 7:00 on Thursday and Saturday evenings.

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