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Street closing takes effect Wednesday morning in Webster City.
Posted: Apr 09 2014 by ppowers

 Beginning Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Park Ave., between East Second St. and East Dubuque St. will be closed to traffic to allow the Contractor to repair a storm sewer.  During this work please use Second Street to access around the construction.It is anticipated this work will be on going for the rest of this month tentative completion Date is April 30, 2014 dependent on favorable weather conditions.  The Contractor is planning to make every effort to have the work completed as soon as possible. The City of Webster City wants to thank the public for their cooperation during this time.If there are questions regarding these temporary street closures, please contact Matt Alcazar at the Public Works Department at 832-9139.



Kepler benefit a big success.
Posted: Apr 08 2014 by ppowers

 An estimated $15,000 was raised at Saturday's benefit for Dave Kepler at the Bridge in Webster City. The event was to help pay Kepler's medical expenses. Matching funds will be made by Thrivent Financial. The fund raiser featured a meal, quilt raffle, silent auction and bake sale. Event organizers would like to thank everyone for their support at the benefit.

Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Thursday evening.
Posted: Apr 08 2014 by ppowers

 Another meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be Thursday evening at 7:00 at the elementary media center in Blairsburg.The board will review the draft copies for the whole grade sharing agreement with Webster City and for a shared superintendent agreement with Webster City. There will also be a discussion on the softball program. In other business, the Northeast Hamilton board will discuss the yearbook scholarship, review the audit proposal bids for the 2014 to 2016 fiscal years and approve coaching contracts. The Northeast Hamilton board meeting will include two public hearings. They are for the 2014-15 budget and the 2014-15 school calendar. Other agenda items include the hours worked for classified staff and the approval of non-certified and salaried staff contracts.

Hamilton County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.
Posted: Apr 08 2014 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Supervisors will meet Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board room. The board will receive the audit report from the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center, reports from the Hamilton County Auditor, Sheriff and Clerk of Court plus a report from Aaron McHone from the Berryhill Center. There will be a personnel issues with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department. A contract with Turfwerks will be reviewed for approval plus other matters.

Hamilton County GOP Spring Fling is set for Saturday.
Posted: Apr 07 2014 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Republican Spring Fling is set for Saturday,April 12 from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. at the Rick Young residence at 525 Edwards Street. Three of the five GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate race in the June 3 primary will make an appearance. They are  Sam Clovis, Mark Jacobs and Scott Schaben. The Repbublican candidate for State Auditor Mary Mosiman will make an appearance. The event will feature Hamilton County Supervisor David Young and the two candidates for Hamilton County Treasurer Joni Hilpipre and Mike Myers. GOP National Committee member Steve Scheffler will also be in attendance. The event is open to everyone.

Governor Branstad attends Kepler benefit
Posted: Apr 06 2014 by ppowers


Governor Terry Branstad was a special guest at Saturday's benefit for Dave Kepler of Webster City. The fund raising event was to help pay Kepler's medical expenses. Governor Branstad thanked everyone for attending the benefit at the Bridge and for all the efforts by Dave and Becky Kepler in their support of the Republican party through the years. The benefit featured a meal and silent auction with funds to be matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. As of late Saturday evening there was no final figure available in the benefit for Dave Kepler. The event organizers would like to thank everyone attending and supporting Dave Kepler.

Clarion City Council to meet Monday afternoon.
Posted: Apr 04 2014 by ppowers

 Another meeting of the Clarion City Council will be Monday at 5:00 p.m. in the council chambers. The council agenda includes awarding the contract for the White Fox Landing Improvement Project to Wicks Construction of Decorah in the amount of $1,662,907. A resolution to approve and authorize the acquisition of Utility Easements in connection with the White Fox Landing housing development. Gas main and electric distribution system agreements between the city of Clarion and MidAmerican Energy for the White Fox Landing housing development will be reviewed. The council will set April 21 at 5:15 for a public hearing on the proposal to enter into a General Obligation Corporate Purpose Loan Agreement in a principal amount not to exceed $3,000,000 for the purpose of paying costs of constructing streets, water system, sanitary sewer system and storm water draining for the first phase of the White Fox Landing housing development. The Clarion council will consider a request for a reduction on a water bill for frozen lines.

Wright County Board of Supervisors to meet Monday.
Posted: Apr 04 2014 by ppowers

 The next meeting of the Wright County Board of Supervisors will be Monday at 9:00 a.m. in the supervisors board room in Clarion. The board will take action on the Iowa D.O.T. Highway 17 Detour agreement. There will be the quarterly reports from the Wright County Sheriff and Auditor. The canvass of votes for the Belmond Physical Plant and Equipment Levy Special Election from April 1 will be held at 9:45 a.m.. 

Kendall Young Library board to meet Tuesday evening.
Posted: Apr 04 2014 by ppowers

 A review of the Inter Library Loan policies at Kendall Young Library will be a part of the next board meeting on Tuesday evening at 6:00 in the downstairs meeting room. Other items facing the board include a review of goals and objectives,a report by Richard Carlson of Farmers National Company and an update from director Angie Martin Schwarze.

Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee to meet Tuesday.
Posted: Apr 04 2014 by ppowers

 The April meeting of the Wilson Brewer Historic Park Committee will be held Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the Sampson Room of the Fuller Hall Recreation Center. The committee will look at a new brochure promoting the park, receive a long term endowment update, and plans to repair the outside portion of the Depot building. In one other matter, the committee will consider a donation of a storage shed for the park. There will also be a presentation of the 2014 schedule of events and an update on the Mulberry Center Church Museum.

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