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Lydia, Catching some sun at Little Wall lake

 • Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon.

 A brief agenda awaits the Webster City City Council at their next meeting Monday afternoon at 5:15 at City Hall. The council will be introduced to new public works director Alan Griffiths. A request from Wayne Johnson to terminate a Farm Lease on two parcels of city owned property. The date of August 17 at 5:30 p.m. will be set for the date and time for a public hearing on the city of Webster City's interest in property  by releasing a portion of an easement located in Alexander's Fifth Addition in Webster City. The council will discuss information received from RAGBRAI on a Town Information Update form and brochure. Monday's council meeting will be telecast on cable channel 12 at 5:15 with repeat telecasts on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

 • Swon sworn in as new VDMC board member

 

 

A new board member was sworn in Tuesday evening during the Van Diest Medical Center board meeting. Board president Carroll Ose (left) administers the oath of office to Darcy Swon (right). Swon will continue to serve the remaining term of Myra Maxon who died last March.

The board approved the medical staff appointments and reappointments Tuesday evening. The new appointments are Drs. Bryce Hoffman, Nicola Preston, Scott Green, Katherine Blomgren and Bridget Burke. Reappointments included Drs. Rick Salocker, Kenneth Adams, Swaleh Bahmadi, Charles Gilarski, Chad Rasmussen and Danice Klimek. A total of $31,256 in capital requests were approved by the Van Diest Medical Center board for July. The purchases include a software upgrade for the IT (Information Technology) department, a Stair Stepper for the physical therapy department and glidescope to be used in the surgery department.  The board approved a revision to the medical staff rules and regulations on the transition of care in the emergency department with the medical staff. Anesthetist Pegah Harlan presented a program to the board on the services she provides to patients. Harlan will be participating in online course through the University of Iowa to obtain her Doctorate of Nursing degree beginning this fall with her graduation in the spring of 2017.

There was a closed session of the board to consider the purchase of particular real estate and on patient care quality initiatives. The next Van Diest Medical Center board meeting will be Tuesday,September 15.

 • Hamilton County Conservation Board looks at installing solar array panels at Little Wall Lake.

 A discussion on the possibility of installing solar array panels at Little Wall Lake Park near Jewell was the prime topic at Tuesday's meeting of the Hamilton County Conservation Board. Scott Griffin of G6 Power Solutions based in Ames said his firm would help design and install a 187 kilowatt solar array system that would help reduce in cutting in half the utility bills for the park.Conservation director Brian Lammers said if the solar panels were to be installed,the total cost in savings would be $307,000. The conservation board voted to allow Lammers and Griffin to meet with the Hamilton County Supervisors on the proposed solar array project.

In another matter, the Hamilton County Conservation Board discussed the plans of expanding the Briggs Woods Golf Course Club House. Russ Appel presented rendition drawings on the expanded club house that would be used for dinner meetings,wedding receptions and other events. The board Tuesday morning approved the allowing of private donors to help construct the expanded club house. There will be more information on how donations can be made toward the project.

Architectural plans for a new cabin at Briggs Woods Park were outlined at Tuesday's board meeting. Director Lammers said the proposed cabin would be a loft style cabin to include a downstairs area used for classrooms and the upstairs for rental space. Construction would begin in the fall. It would be the tenth cabin at Briggs Woods Park once the construction is completed by sometine next year.

The next meeting of the conservation board is set for Tuesday,August 25 at 9:30 at the Lake View Cabin at Little Wall Lake Park south of Jewell.

 • Two accidents investigated by Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.
 • Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.

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Yup... That would be our "Woody"
interviewing a sheep at our local
Webster City Hy-Vee!




Look closely! Picture taken on
Memorial Day, May 25th, 2015
during a Severe Thunderstorm
right outside of Webster City.
No worries... this is not a tornado.
This is just a peculiar rain coming
 down in one spot.
 
 


Boys from T&T Line-X did a
great job recording!