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Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission to meet Monday.
Posted: Feb 05 2015 by ppowers

 The February meeting of the Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission will be Monday evening at 7:00 in the city council chambers. The commission will consider the vacating and disposal of Third Street east of Hy Vee  and west of Prospect Street. There will be work on updating the Webster City Municipal Code for the city sign ordinance plus other matters. 

New trial date for Corbin Graesch
Posted: Feb 03 2015 by ppowers

 A new trial date was set Tuesday morning for Corbin Graesch of Webster City. District Judge Kurt Wilke set June 2 at 9:00 a.m. for the trial to be held in Hamilton County District Court. The trial was originally set for last week but was postponed.Corbin Graesch is accused of first degree murder in the death of his father 61 year Steven James Graesch on June 6,2014 at the Graesch residence on Des Moines Street. Corbin Graesch remains being held in the Hamilton County Jail.

Woolstock motorist killed in Monday night accident in Webster City.
Posted: Feb 03 2015 by ppowers

An 18 year old Woolstock motorist was killed Monday night in a one vehicle accident at Jane Young Road and North White Fox Road in Webster City. The Iowa State Patrol identified the victim as Jordan M. Leeper. Reportedly a northbound 2003 GMC Envoy SUV driven by Leeper lost control of the vehicle. The SUV left the roadway hitting an area of wooden posts that were along the road causing the vehicle to roll over and dropped down an 18 foot embankment. Leeper was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The accident was also investigated by the Webster City Police and Fire Departments, Hamilton County Sheriff's Department and the Van Diest Medical Center EMS Department.

January weather in review.
Posted: Feb 02 2015 by ppowers

 January was a month of above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation in Webster City. The average high for the month was 29 degrees and the average low was 10 degrees. The highest temperature for the month was 48 degrees on January 26 and the lowest recorded temperature for January was 16 degrees below zero on January 6,8 and 13. The normal high for January is 17 degrees. As for precipitation we ended the month with seven inches of snowfall with 84 hundredths of it in the form of melted precipitation or rain. The National Weather Service February outlook for Iowa is calling for both temperatures and precipitation to be near normal. Last February the average high was 22 degrees and the average low was 1 degree below zero. We received 20 inches of snow in February,2014 along with 1.99 of that in moisture content. KQWC Radio is the official observer for the National Weather Service in Webster City.

Graesch murder trial delayed.
Posted: Jan 22 2015 by ppowers

 A judge Tuesday delayed the trial of a Webster City man accused of murdering his father last June. District Judge Kurt Wilke ordered the delay in the trial of 27 year old Corbin James Graesch. Graesch is accused of killing his father 61 year old Steven James Graesch last June. The incident happened at the Graesch residence,1932 Des Moines Street. Corbin Graesch remains in the Hamilton County Jail. The trial was to have started next Tuesday in Hamilton County District Court. No new date has been set at this time.

Hagie Manufacturing honored with CropLife IRON Product of the Year.
Posted: Jan 15 2015 by ppowers

 Officials with Hagie Manufacturing in Clarion have announced that the STS Application Series has been selected as the 2014 CropLife IRON Product of the Year. The award was presented to Hagie representatives at the American Seed Trade Association show held recently in Chicago. Crop Life Editor Eric Sfiligoj started the Product of the Year award to acknowledge the best prodct of the year in ag retail equipment. He stated that no product has come close to receiving the overwhelming number of votes from readers as Hagie did this year. The readers of CropLife IRON annually select five products introduced during the current calendar year that they considered "the best of the best". Readers vote for one month on their favorite among the five nominees to determine which product was the year's best. For 2014, Hagie Manufacturing's STS Series self propelled sprayer was selected as the best of the year by almost  64 percent of the Crop Life IRON  readers who voted out of a total of just under 2,000 votes cast. The STS Series features a new drive system, cab design, engine and solution system for optimal efficiency, safety and performance. In addition, Hagie Manufacturing's  High Speed Toolbar, Cover Crop Interseeder and STS with Tracks have been named recipients of AE50  awards deemed to be one of the year's most innovative designs in engineering products for the food and agriculture industries.

Kamrar man wins $100,000 in Iowa Lottery scratch game.
Posted: Jan 09 2015 by ppowers


A Hamilton County man has won a $100,000 lottery prize. Marcelino Motta of Kamrar claimed the fifth of 12 top prizes of $100,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's "$100,000 Mega Crossword" instant scratch game. Motta claimed his prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive.  He purchased his winning ticket at United Stop and Shop in Stratford. The $100,000 Mega Crossword is a $10 scratch game. Players win a prize by uncovering at least four complete words in one or both of the ticket's puzzles. Players can also win a prize by uncovering a "bonus word" in the playing area. If a player uncovers six complete "red" words, he or she wins $100,000. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.29.

Webster City Police investigating early morning break in at the Fareway store.
Posted: Jan 07 2015 by ppowers

 Webster City Police were dispatched to the Fareway Store at 942 Second Street early Wednesday morning. When officers arrived they observed that someone had gained entry into the store. A search of the Fareway store revealed that items has been taken from the store however the subjects who gained entry had fled the scene. Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity around the Fareway store early Wednesday morning or anyone who may have information regarding the individual or individuals responsible for the incident is asked to contact the Webster City Police Department at 515-832-9166. People can submit tips anonymously by contacting Hamilton County Crimestoppers through any of the following ways. You can call the tip line at 1-800-873-8477. These phone lines have no recording devices.Text your tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), then type keyword "IA40" before you type your message.  Call the local tip line at 515-832-8473. These phone lines have no recording devices. Go to www.tipsubmit.com and complete the online form.

Larson, Nessa plead not guilty to charges filed against them.
Posted: Jan 06 2015 by ppowers

 A Webster City man submitted a written plea of not guilty Monday in Story County District Court on charges filed against him. 50 year old Ted Edward Larson submitted his not guilty plea to the charges of first degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief and willful injury with the intent to cause serious injury following an incident the night of December 13 at a rural residence near McCallsburg. Late Monday afternoon a trial date of April 7 at 9:00 a.m. was set for Larson to be held in Story County District Court.  Last month Webster City School Superintendent Mike Sherwood placed Ted Larson on administrative leave from his position as both high school wrestling coach and transportation director until a further investigation is completed. On December 29th, 52 year old Terry Lee Nessa of Webster City submitted a similar not guilty plea on the same charges Larson received. Nessa faces a trial date of March 24th at 9:00 on the three charges in Story County District Court in Nevada.

Healthy Hamilton meeting set for January 27.
Posted: Jan 05 2015 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Healthy Hamilton coalition will be Tuesday,January 27 at 5:30 at the Fuller Hall Sampson Room. The coalition will begin the real work on one  of the top three issues that were identified in the opening meeting last year. They are obesity, lack of exercise and mental health. At the January 27th meeting, they will identify which of these three to target and work on an immediate action step. All interested are invited to attend this meeting.

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