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Lydia, Catching some sun at Little Wall lake

 • 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.

 The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department investigated two accidents late last week with details released Tuesday morning.

On Friday afternoon, an accident at Lockwood Avenue and 250th Street two miles north of Kamrar involving two pickup trucks. Reportedly a northbound 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Scott Tempel of Webster City accudentally struck the rear wheel of a westbound 2013 Chevrolet Silverado truck driven by Aaron Lesmeier of Fort Dodge. The impact sent the Lesmeier truck to spin around landing in the north ditch. A corn field near the intersection may have caused visibility issues for both drivers. There were no injuries. Both the Tempel and Lesmeier trucks were severely damaged as a result of the accident.

The intersection of Highway 17 and 330th Street north of Stanhope was the location of a two vehicle accident on Saturday afternoon. Reportedly a westbound 1998 Subaru Legacy station wagon driven by Shawn Georgesen of Stanhope apparently failed to stop at the stop sign striking a south bound 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Daniel Tague of Webster City. There were no injuries reported. Damage to the Georgesen vehicle was estimated at $1500 with $500 in damage to the Tague pickup. A charge of Failure to Obey a Stop Sign was filed against Shawn Georgesen. Both of the accidents was investigated by Hamilton County Deputy Dave Turpen.

 • Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.

 The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board room. The agenda will include the semi-annual report and settlement of assets from Hamilton County Treasurer Joni Hilpipre. There will be personnel action with Hamilton County Public Health and Sheriff Departments. A Health Care Flexible Spending Account Amendment will be considered. The board will appoint a representative to the Stratford Library Board and an alternate to Central Iowa Community Services. The approval of the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Handbook will be on Tuesday's agenda plus other matters.

 • Swon to become new Van Diest Medical Center Board member.
 • Lindsey Graham coming to Webster City



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    Hundreds shave their heads to raise funds for Monticello boy
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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!