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Police Reports 7-6-16

A hit-and-run was reported on July 3. A black car was behind Deanna M. Keehn, Maxwell, who was exiting Highway 20 at the 140 exit. Keehn was stopped at the stop sign when the front of the black car collided with the rear of Keehn's vehicle. The driver of the black car exited his vehicle and ...

NEH board approves sharing contracts

By TERESA WOODeditor@freemanjournal.netBLAIRSBURG - The Northeast Hamilton school board renewed its superintendent sharing agreement and two staff contracts at its meeting on June 30.Board President Eric Patterson, Thea Wibholm, Sara Zorn and Marlin Pruismann unanimously approved the two-year ...

Residential completion agreement signed

The Residential Completion Agreement for 1503 First St. was approved and signed Tuesday night at the Webster City City Council meeting after agreement to terms by Marty and Nathaniel Parkhill.The dwelling in disrepair at the First Street address was given an unsafe building notice this spring. ...

Plant to bring 900 jobs

CLARION - Prestage Foods of Iowa LLC has plans to construct a new multi-million dollar pork processing facility in Wright County, bringing 900 new full-time jobs to the area, the Wright County Board of Supervisors announced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon."We look forward to the ...

An old-fashioned Fourth of July

WILLIAMS -If you didn't have fun at the 65th annual Williams Independence Day celebration, you just weren't trying hard enough.Even though cloudy skies threatened rain, the crowd of nearly 1,500 remained dry and comfortable with the temperature staying around 70 degrees.The day's celebration ...

Council to meet

The continuation of a tabled item from the June 20 meeting of the City Council of Webster City is on the agenda for tonight. The City Council meeting was postponed to Tuesday because of the Fourth of July holiday on Monday.A motion on the Residential Completion Agreement for 1503 First St. is ...

Reward offered for info

The Hamilton County Sheriff's office is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who was captured on surveillance video in connection with a burglary at The Boondocks Truck Stop. The business was burglarized between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. on June 19. The male suspect was accompanied by an ...

Project on track

Preparation is well under way for the Briggs Woods Conference Center with a few changes."We have gone through a redesign. Our original design, everyone we talked to, all of our donors, thought that it was too small so we increased the size," said Kelly Haman, Briggs Woods Golf Course Special ...

What’s Up

WC to host FireworksThe Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has accepted the request from Bob Van Diest to organize fireworks on July 2 to recognize Van Diest Supply Company's 60 years in business.The fireworks are set to begin Saturday, July 2 at dusk.Little Wall Lake Park FireworksJEWELL?- ...

WC veteran pens memoir

Alden native Jerry A. Burton describes his experiences in aviation and deployments to Vietnam in his recently published memoir. "My Life in Aviation" focuses on Burton's career in aviation, both civilian and military."The book covers the narrative of when I got out of high school, all my ...

H/M Tax discusses applications

The Hotel Motel Tax Board met Wednesday night at City Hall to go over grant applications. A recommended total of $54,401 to be distributed between four candidates was discussed."Our purpose this evening is to do the final determining of the awards to be given to the participants that have given ...

Helpers sought

American Legion Post 191 is planning to set up a display of 100 flags along Beach and Ohio streets in observance the July 4th holiday.Avenue of Flags Chairman Ron Keigan said volunteers are need Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the west entrance of Graceland Cemetery to help put up the flags.The ...

Back to school program

School ended just a month ago, but Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. is busy planning its annual Back to School Program.This program provides backpacks and school supplies to low-income children in Hamilton County who are in Preschool through 12th grade.Families must preregister for the Back ...

Law enforcement seeks burglary suspects

The Hamilton County Sheriff's office is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who was captured on surveillance video in connection with a burglary at The Boondocks Truck Stop. The business was burglarized between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. on June 19. The male suspect was accompanied by an ...

Summer safety

Recent high temperatures are reinforcing that summertime is here. Summer has much to offer, like trips to the pool, outdoor recreation, and family vacations. To help ensure a happy and safe summer, Shelby Kroona, Hamilton County Public Health Administrator, has provided some helpful tips for ...

Salaries OK’d for FY 2017

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, in its last meeting of Fiscal Year 2016 Tuesday morning, approved the salary certification for county workers for the coming fiscal year."By in large, these salaries represent a 2.75 percent increase," said Board Chairman Doug Bailey. "Although it's not ...

Law enforcement to step up patrols on holiday weekend

The Fourth of July is best known for celebrations with family and friends, enjoying the summer weather with food and drinks. Those celebrations often include drinking alcohol which can lead to impaired driving.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 164 people were ...

Help sought

The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is still looking for security volunteers to sit on the perimeter of the high school ball park area to watch that people do not come over the fence during the fireworks on Saturday, July 2 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.Volunteers will be inside the fence ...