|Hamilton County Historical
Alliance met at Randall City Hall on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The meeting
was called to order at 10:10 am. The agenda and minutes from the last meeting
Group organization was discussed. It was decided
the group would meet 4 times per year in the months of January, April,
July, and October. The meetings will be on the 3rd Saturday of the month,
starting at 10:00 AM. They will be hosted by the towns in alphabetical
Reports: Speakers have 5 minutes for reports.
The Alliance will have officers of Chairman and Secretary.
The group elected Janet Adix as Chairman, and Debra Caudle as secretary.
There were suggestions for topics, such as origins
of the names of each town. Another suggestion was for the hosting town
to talk about a piece of their town history. Each of the other towns
would then have 5 minutes to report or share information. Lyn Vandebrake,
of Randall, writes for Farm History. She would like to get a story
from each town that hosts.
* Ellsworth: Janet held
a garage sale for the historical museum in Ellsworth, in which $200 was
*Jewell: Enhance Hamilton
County Grant is open. Informational meetings will be held. held.
There was an article printed in the Record-News about the Jewell Historical
Society and their building. The society has purchased a church building
for $1, and they are working to get electrical, plumbing, and heating systems
updated. They will eventually be making it handicapped assessable. They
will be applying for various grants and accepting donations.
* Randall: Nothing to report
*Stanhope: Nothing to report
* Webster City: No report
Hamilton Hometowns brochures were discussed. There
are several errors and missing information. It was reported they are in
the early stages and will eventually be edited and updated.
Meeting Adjourned at 10:55 AM.
Next Meeting: January 21, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – Ellsworth
Submitted by Debra Caudle