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Kendall Young Library Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Nov 14 2016 by ppowers

 The November meeting of the Kendall Young Library Board of Trustees will be Monday evening at 6:00 in the downstairs meeting room of the library. The agenda will include a review of the 2017 budget for the library, plans to send out the annual appeal letter, setting a regular board meeting date and the director's salary. There will also be an update by Richard Carlson of Farmer's National Company on the operation of the library farm plus a report by director Angie Martin Schwarze.

Lynx on to the state football championships!
Posted: Nov 11 2016 by ppowers

 The Webster City Lynx football team are going to the state 3A state championship game. The Lynx won their game Thursday night over the Glenwood Rams by a score of 6 to 3.The 11 and 1 Lynx will face the Pella Dutch with a record of 12 and 0. The championship game is set for 7:07 Thursday night at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls.The game will be broadcast live on KQWC FM 95.7. The state championship tickets may be purchased at the Webster City School administration office at 820 Des Moines Street from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m weekdays. The cost of tickets are $10. 

South Hamilton Community School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Nov 11 2016 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the South Hamilton Community School Board will be Monday evening at 6:00 at the middle school high school board room in Jewell. The agenda for the meeting will include a look at gymnasium bleacher accessibility, review snow removal bids, approve the superintendent and board goals for the 2016-17 school year,a look at personnel issues and hold the second reading on board policies. There will also be a report from principals Paul Hemphill and Scott Dryer and from superintendent Ken Howard.


Webster City man charged in robbery of Duncombe Gas and Grocery.
Posted: Nov 04 2016 by ppowers

 A 21 year old Webster City man was arrested in connection with a robbery last week. Christopher David Peter arrested and charged with First Degree Robbery at Duncombe Gas and Grocery on October 27,2016. Authorities say Peter entered the store displaying a weapon and demanded money leaving with an undisclosed amount. There were no injuries in the incident. Peter is being held in the Hamilton County Jail in Webster City. The investigation is still on-going. The investigation is being conducted by the Duncombe, Webster City and Dayton Police Departments, Webster and Hamilton County Sheriff's Departments, Webster County Attorney's office, The Iowa Department of Public Safety, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation,and the Duncombe, Lehigh, Harcourt, Fort Dodge and Moorland Fire Departments.

Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Thursday evening.
Posted: Oct 18 2016 by ppowers

 A meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be Thursday evening at 6:00 at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. The agenda includes the approval of the School Improvement Advisory Committee list for the 2016-17 school year, review the certified enrollment figure, and review the informal meeting held October 10 at Webster City between the Webster City, Northeast Hamilton and Stratford school boards.There will also be a discussion on school facilities, approve a contract recommendation and updates by superintendent Mike Sherwood and assistant superintendent and principal Mike Kruger.

Monday is the final day to register for the Coats for Kids program sponsored by Upper Des Moines Opportunity.
Posted: Sep 23 2016 by ppowers

 This MondaySeptember 26  is the deadline for applications to be received for the annual Coats for Kids program through Upper Des Moines Opportunity. Eligible families are being asked to complete the application if your children are in need of a coat this winter. Income eligible families in Hamilton County with children up to age 18 are welcome to apply. In addition, interested individuals wanting to purchase a coat for one of the families may do so by visiting Mornin' Glory Coffee Shop at 719 Des Moines Street. Please drop off the new coat with the coat tag  to the UDMO office at 711 Seneca Street through September 30. Monetary donations are also accepted. For complete information please visit the UDMO office at 711 Seneca Street in Webster City or by calling 515-832-6451.

Wtight County Supervisors set August 8 for public hearing on urban renewal area for Prestage Foods plant.
Posted: Jul 12 2016 by ppowers

 At their meeting on Monday, the Wright County Board of Supervisors set August 8 as the date for a public hearing on the designation of the Wright County Urban Renewal Area and on the Urban Renewal Area Plan and Project. The project involves the planned pork processing facility to be built by Prestage Foods,Incorporated to be located five miles south of Eagle Grove. 

The board also approved the 28-E agreement with the city of Dows for law enforcement services in the community beginning August 1,2016.

A group of residents from the Lake Cornelia area met with the supervisors on wild flowers in the ditch on the west side of Lake Cornelia. The supervisors recommended that the issues of wild flower and native grasses to be planted be presented to the Wright County Conservation Board at a future meeting. The area discussed was on O'Brien Avenue.

Hamilton County Conservation Board discuss cabin opening at Briggs Woods Park.
Posted: Jun 16 2016 by ppowers

 The date of July 1 is the scheduled opening day for the new Hickory Cabin at Briggs Woods Park south of Webster City. Hamilton County Conservation Director Brian Lammers informed the county conservation board Thursday afternoon that final there are some odds and ends that need to be finished up in the cabin. An open house for the Hickory Cabin attracted some 80 people on Tuesday evening as conservation staff gave tours of the building. 

The conservation board looked at capital equpment purchases for the 2017 fiscal year beginning in two weeks on July 1. There are plans to purchase a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado truck in the amount of $27,440 through state government bids with Karl Chevrolet of Ankeny. The new truck would replace a conservation patrol vehicle. Another item that is expected to be purchased is John Deere Pro Gator for $15,000. The board will take final action on the purchases next month.

Little Wall Lake residence roof quotes were tabled until a future meeting. There was also discussion on plans for the Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards to be held in Fort Dodge and Webster City September 15 to 17. 

The next scheduled meeting of the Hamilton County Conservation Board will be Thursday,July 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the Briggs Woods Park conservation office.

Jewell man charged with animal cruelty.
Posted: May 04 2016 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and Jewell Police took numerous calls on Tuesday afternoon on a report of  possible animal abuse regarding a Facebook video. Upon reviewing the video that was posted via Facebook,Hamilton County Deputy Ryan Rupiper observed a small Pitbull type puppy in immediate need of assistance. Additional law officers responded to the scene in Jewell. Contact was made with the owner of the puppy and voluntary entry was made to the residence. The puppy was immediately removed from the residence and transported to the Jewell Veterinary Clinic by law enforcement. The puppy's owner,22 year old Paul Gage Arndt of Jewell has pending charged for Animal Torture. As a result of the investigation, Arndt will also be charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Evidence was turned over to the Hamilton County Sheriff's office voluntarily. The case remains under investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department. Hamilton County deputies were assisted by the Jewell Police Department and the Jewell Veterinary Clinic.

Man wanted in New Year's Day burglaries has been caught.
Posted: Mar 22 2016 by ppowers

 A West Des Moines man wanted in connection with two burglaries on New Year's Day has been arrested. 33 year old Matthew L. Moore was apprehended by Jasper County authorities. Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs said Moore was taken to the Hamilton County Jail in Webster City where he is scheduled to make an initial appearance on a charge of third degree burglary. Moore is accused of breaking into Rungo's Bar on the morning of January 1. Later that same morning, the Iron Sadddle Saloon in Dayton was also broken into. After his initial appearance in Hamilton County,Moore is scheduled to make an appearance before the Webster County Magistrate with a date and time to be set. 

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