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South Hamilton School Board meeting will be on Monday.
Posted: Apr 10 2015 by ppowers

 The 2015-16 budget will be one of the agenda items when the South Hamilton Community School Board meets Monday evening at 6:00 at the middle school high school board room in Jewell. There will be the consideration of a budget guarantee resolution, issuing the certified staff the 2015-16 teaching contracts,consider plans to paint the school gymnasium ceiling and approve the school calendar for the 2015-16 school year.The board will review the school district audit for the 2014 fiscal year. Mark Thiessen of Angelo Architectural Associates will present an overview of the facilities upgrade and construction process and projects including the initial drafts. Updates will also be shared by principals Paul Hemphill and Scott Dryer and superintendent Ken Howard.

Webster City Community School Board to meet Monday evening.
Posted: Apr 10 2015 by ppowers

 The next Webster City Community School Board meeting is set for Monday evening at 6:00 at the school administration building. The agenda includes the consideration of a grading and assessment proposal, review of a Medicaid, Iowa Association for Educational Purchasing and special education contracts. There will be the consideration of fund raising requests, the review of a patient protection and affordable care act resolution and set the public hearing date for the 2015-16 school calendar. In other matters, the Webster City school board will discuss the plans for the end of the school year, review the auditor's report,set the meeting date for the School Improvement Advisory Committee, and updates on the WE survey and the 2013-14 graduation and dropout rates for the school district. In personnel matters, the board will accept resignations and contract recommendations. 

Webster City High School hosting a meeting on attendance on April 16.
Posted: Apr 09 2015 by ppowers

 The Webster City High School will host a meeting on Thursday,April 16 on why attendance is important at the high school. The meeting will be held from 12 noon until 1:00 in the north lobby of the high school.A free lunch will be served. The big question to be addressed is on how does the school get 100 percent of the students to be present at the school 100 percent of the time. Those who can not attend but have ideas can call the high school office at 515-832-9210.

Hamilton County Fair Foundation Sundaes on Sunday this weekend.
Posted: Apr 09 2015 by ppowers

 After being postponed in February, the Hamilton County Fair Foundation will have their annual Sundaes on Sunday on April 12 at the Webster City Middle School. The sundaes feature hot roast beef prepared by the Hamilton County Cattlemen's group with mashed potatoes and gravy topped with shredded cheese and a cherry tomato. Fresh baked cookies will top off the meal. Tickets are eight dollars and are available at the door or in the drive up lane located at the rear door of the middle school. Diners can eat in the middle school commons or carryout. Serving will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Hamilton County Fair Foundation is a volunteer group formed in 2000 to aid in improving and promoting the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Webster City. Sundaes on Sunday is the first of several fund raisers  planned by the group this year. A Fun Run will be held in June, a "Fix the Bricks" evening in the 1919 Stock Horse Barn, a rib-eye dinner during the Fiar and the traditional pancake and sausage breakfasts served during the Fair as fund raiser for the group's many projects. Proceeds from this event will help fund brick and foundation repairs in the horse barn, rubber mulch for the arena floor and preliminary planning for Phase 4 of the Hamilton County Events Center. The public is invited to attend this Sunday's dinner at the Webster City Middle School.

Clarion City Council approves street closing for Sizzling Summer Nights.
Posted: Apr 09 2015 by ppowers

 At a meeting on Monday, the Clarion City Council approved the request of the Clarion Chamber of Commerce to close the 100 block of North Main Street every Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. from May 20 until August 7. Chamber official Ashley Reckno said the event will bring shopping and entertainment opportunities to the community. The council set May 18 at 5:00 p.m. for a public hearing on the plans,specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs for the construction of the Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvement Project. A bid letting for the project will be at 2:00 p.m. on May 7. Derrick Cornelius of Monsanto met with the council to ask permission to plant a short grass prairie flower butterfly restoration garden at the Clarion Monsanto facility. The council approved the request. 

Clarion city administrator Rochelle Pohlman presented a flyer for the Spring Cleanup in Clarion set for May 11 to 15. Information about the clean up and a complete listing of the items to be allowed will be presented to the public in the next few weeks.Pohlman also told the council that ther are more than 40 rental properties that have passed inspection with approximately 40 more to be completed. The property owners that are not in compliance will receive a municipal infraction fine.

Roland Story Community School Board to meet Monday.
Posted: Apr 09 2015 by ppowers

 The April meeting of the Roland Story Community School Board will be Monday evening at 6:30 at the high school meeting room in Story City. The board will receive a technology update, plans for the building and grounds for the summer maintenance sesason, review the 2015-16 budget and school calendar and approve open enrollment requests. A board policy on the community use of school facilities will be discussed at Monday's meeting plus other matters.

Sip and Stroll set for Friday evening in Webster City.
Posted: Apr 08 2015 by ppowers

 The first ever Sip and Stroll sponsored by the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is set for this Friday,April 10 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. There will be nine locations across Webster City that will showcase the products from area wineries. The cost is $25 to be a part of this special evening. The first 150 people to purchase tickets will receive a gift bag with a commemorative wine glass and other prizes. The locations include SOS Vintage featuring the wines from TownsEnd Winery in Franklin County. Interior Spaces formerly Classic Carpet and Interiors will have a display from Soldier Creek Winery from Fort Dodge. Prairie Moon Winery and Wineries from Ames will featur samples of their wine at Gilbert Jewelers. Jasper Winery will have their booth at the Produce Station Pottery at Seneca and First Street. Stone Cliff Winery from Dubuque will be selling their wine at Stony Creek Landscapes. The locations that have wine available all  year are Hy Vee with a display from Tassel Ridge Winery from Leighton and Heart n'Home with Garden Winery and Vineyard in Callender. Osweiler's will also be a participant in the Sip and Stroll. Tickets for Friday's event can be purchase at the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce office or online at www.visitwebstercityiowa.com

Community Imaging Workshops coming to Jewell next week.
Posted: Apr 08 2015 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County S.E.E.D. office will sponsor a series of Community Imaging workshops in Jewell beginning Monday evening, April 13. Ben Muldrow of Muldrow and Associates will host a public input meeting at the Montgomery Memorial Library beginning at 6:00 p.m.The meeting will last about 45 minutes.It will focus on the qualities of life the residents of Jewell cherish. On Tuesday,April 14 at 10:00 a.m. a community organization meeting will be held at the Jewell United Church of Christ. This meeting is to learn more about the most active community organizations, including the churches, schools. Lions Club and the Jewell Fire Department. Members of these organizations are welcome to attend this meeting. A Lunch and Learn will be held at 12 noon at Cafe Agape in Jewell. This is a free online marketing class focusing on teaching businesses how they can use free online marketing tools to enhance their business. On Wednesday,April 15 at 6:30 there will be a county wide branding presentation at the Stanhope Community Building.At this meeting, there will be a presentation on the new S.E.E.D brand along with the individual community brands. The meeting is open to the public.

Hamilton County Conservation Department to sponsor a program on Prescribed Fire.
Posted: Apr 08 2015 by ppowers

 The Hamilton County Conservation Department will sponsor a program entitled "Prescribed Fire is Good for Woodlands and Prairies" on Saturday afternoon,April 25 from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Hamilton County Conservation Office in Briggs Woods Park south of Webster City. Naturalist John Laird will give a presentation on how and why prescribed fire is used as a management tool in Hamilton County's conservation areas. The program is free of charge. For reservations please call the Hamilton County Conservation office at 515-832-9570.

RideWC is the choice for hashtag for the RAGBRAI visit set for July 21.
Posted: Apr 06 2015 by ppowers

 The hashtag #RideWC was the top vote getter for entries in the favorite hashtag promoting the ride through into Webster City by over 25 thousand RAGBRAI bicyclists on July 21. The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the contest asking resident which one of the 25 hashtags they would like to see as a way to promote the ride. The hashtag is signified by the pound sign allows words and phrases to serve as a searachable link to organize content and discussions. The RideWC hashtag will be used to promote other events including the Doodlebug Reunion in September,bike rides and snowmobiling. In addition, the hashtag will be used in Facebook posts, Instagram pictures, blog postings and Twitter postings.T-shirts with the hashtag will be sold for $10.The proceeds of the t-shirt sales will help fund the cost of serving as a RAGBRAI pass through the community. Deb Brown and Kent Harfst are serving as co-chairs of the Webster City RAGBRAI pass through this July.

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