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Johnston re-elected South Hamilton School Board President for 2015-16.
Posted: Sep 16 2015 by ppowers

 Will Johnston was renamed president of the South Hamilton Community School Board for the 2015-16 school year at Monday's board session. Joely Swenson was named as board vice president. Swenson and Amber Van De Pol were administered the oath of office to serve the next four years.The South Hamilton school board plans to advertise for the appointment of a new board director to the second district seat. It is hoped a new board member will be appointed for next month's board meeting.

The South Hamilton school board honored Bianca Webber with the HAWK Achievement Award and Mike Grove with the HAWK Friend of Education Award. Rick Engel was reappointed as attorney for the school district for 2015-16. A request for a Modified Allowable Growth and Supplemental Aid to offset a portion of its special education deficit for the 2015 fiscal year. An early retirement incentive for 2015-16 was approved. Emily Long was appointed as a volunteer coach for the South Hamilton Cross Country program. 

In other matters the South Hamilton school board approved the request from Dede Henderson for unpaid leave as per the South Hamilton Master Contract and Family Medical Leave Act. The South Hamilton school board will continue to meet on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the middle school high school board room.

Upper Des Moines Opportunity celebrates 50 years with a party Thursday.
Posted: Sep 16 2015 by ppowers

 Upper Des Moines Opportunity will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a celebration at inTandem Workspace at 501 Bank Street in Webster City this Thursday,September 17 from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served to visitors. Since its inception in 1965, Upper Des Moines Opportunity has dedicated to building stronger communities by addressing the effects of poverty on individuals and families.UDMO maintains its office at 711 Seneca Street in Webster City.

Northeast Hamilton Community School Board to meet Thursday evening.
Posted: Sep 15 2015 by ppowers

 The Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will meet Thursday evening at 6:00 at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. Agenda items will include administering the oath of office to the three board members Eric Patterson, Thea Wibholm and Sara Zorn for a four year term followed by the election of a board president and vice president. The board will look at proposals for a new pickup truck, plans for a school auction, review the school policy manual,set the work sessions for the 2015-16 school year, and an informal board meeting set for next month with the Stratford and Webster City school boards. The Northeast Hamilton school board will discuss plans for the Iowa Association of School Board convention, consider the EMC Insurance Rebate and a resolution on the sale of portable housing. There will also be updates by superintendent Mike Sherwood and assistant superintendent and principal Mike Kruger.

Fort Dodge man facing charges of Second Degree Sexual Abuse.
Posted: Sep 14 2015 by ppowers

 Police in Fort Dodge Sunday evening responded to a request for assistance made by the Howard County Sheriff's Department. Officers learned that a Howard County Deputy had just taken a report from a juvenile female who was stating that she had been sexually abused by her step-father while on visitation in Fort Dodge over the weekend. The name of the female is being withheld due to her age. Fort Dodge Police Officers worked along side their Criminal Investigations Division and in tandem with the Department of Human Services to quickly begin an investigation into the incident. At 3:00 a.m. Monday morning, Fort Dodge Police were led to perform a search warrant at the residence of 108 Avene M West in Fort Dodge. As the result of evidence gathered and a thorough investigation, 38 year old Lucas Lankford of Fort Dodge was taken into custody and booked into the Webster County jail on two charges of Second Degree Sexual Abuse, both of which are Class B felonies.

Hamilton County Board of Health to meet Thursday afternoon.
Posted: Sep 14 2015 by ppowers

 A meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Health will be held Thursday afternoon at 5:00p.m. at the Public Health conference room at 820 James Street. The agenda will feature an update on the influenza vaccine clinics set for this fall, a review of cost reports, systems analysis for Power Up Youth, personnel matters,a discussion on Community Rhythms and a report by director Shelby Kroona plus other matters that may come before the board.

Minnesota man identified in hit and run incident near Iowa Falls.
Posted: Sep 14 2015 by ppowers

The identity of the man found in a ditch near Iowa Falls on Sunday has been released.The name of the victim is 23 year old Timothy Nussbaum of Hutchinson,Minnesota. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Department said that Nussbaum was struck by a motor vehicle on U.S. Highway 65 north of Iowa Falls. Nussbaum’s body was found early Sunday afternoon.Hardin County Sheriff Dave McDaniel said the investigation is continuing. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting in the case.


Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Sep 14 2015 by ppowers

 The September meeting of the Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees will be Tuesday evening at 7:00 in the hospital conference room. The board will make appointments and reappointments to the medical staff, receive the annual report of the hospital and consider capital requests. There will be a report from Van Diest Medical Center CEO Lori Rathbun on current activities at the hospital plus other matters.

Kendall Young Library Board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Sep 14 2015 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Kendall Young Library Board will be Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the downstairs story room of the library. The board will look at fundraising plans and a trustee election. There will be a review of the 2014 audit, plans for the annual appeal and policy updates. Director Angie Martin Schwarze will present her report to the board at Tuesday's meeting.

Webster City Parks and Recreation Commission to tour the city parks Thursday.
Posted: Sep 14 2015 by ppowers

 The members of the Webster City Parks and Recreation Commission will meet Thursday afternoon at 5:15 p.m. at Kendall Young Park. There will be a look at board reports for the past month followed by a bus tour of the city parks and recreation areas plus other matters that may come before the commission.

Wright County Board of Supervisors to meet Monday morning.
Posted: Sep 11 2015 by ppowers

 The next Wright County Board of Supervisors meeting will be Monday morning at 9:00 at the Wright County Courthouse in Clarion. The board will discuss the ditch clean out repair for Drainage District 14 with a possible hearing date set for October 26,2015. There will be a public hearing on the amended Drainage District 35 report for an open ditch starting at 10:00 a.m. plus other matter.

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