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A summer day along the Boone River at Bells Mill Park near Stratford.

 • Hamilton County Conservation Board looks at water service for Briggs Woods Park.

 The Hamilton County Conservation Board is looking into the possibility of meeting with Webster City city officials for water service to the campground at Briggs Woods Park. Conservation director Brian Lammers suggested a meeting with Webster City city manager Ed Sadler on the options for water and infrastructure needs in connecting the service. Lammers also will be in contact with Xenia Rural Water on other matters for water service at the park. No date has been set for these meetings. Lammers will also be meeting the Hamilton County Supervisors on the water issue for the Briggs Woods Park area. Another area being explored is for having the city of Webster City on the electrical lines in the park and the possibility of getting rid of the overhead lines that have been in the park for many years. Several ideas were shared during the meeting Thursday morning for water service.

The Hamilton County Conservation Board approved the purchase of a Kubota zero turn mower for Little Wall Lake park in the amount of $16,132 from Cassidy Brothers Implement in Webster City. 

In other matters,the Hamilton County Conservation Board tabled action on a proposal for linen service for the modern cabins at Briggs Woods and Little Wall Lake Parks. One of the options presented was from the Super 8 Motel was a service for $4.00 per set. There was discussion on pricing options. Discussion will continue at next month's board meeting.

Engineering work is underway on the Jewellsworth trail project. New fabricated signs have been placed along the Boone River Recreational Trail at Riverside Park and at Briggs Woods Park.

The next meeting of the Hamilton County Conservation Board will be Thursday,August 21 at 9:30. A meeting for long range planning purposes has been set for Thursday,September 11 at 9:30 at the Briggs Woods Park office.

 • Hamilton County LWV Straw Poll results for Wednesday released.

 50 people participated in Wednesday's straw  poll at the Hamilton County Fair sponsored by the Hamilton County League of Women Voters. The poll asks fair goers a series of questions on local, state and national issues.The first question was should the U.S. Congress pass an immigration law that includes a path to citizenship. 29 voters said yes while 18 voted no. Question number two was should the Iowa Legislature raise the gas tax for the maintenance and construction of roads and bridge? 23 voted in favor of an increase with 25 voting no Wednesday. The third question is should picture I.D. be required to vote if you are already registered to vote? 39 voted yes with 10 voting no. The next question was should Iowa legalize the sale of medical marijuana(cannabis oil) within the state?  26 voted yes and 21 voted no to this question. The final question is should bicyclists be better instructed to follow the same rules as motor vehicles?  46 said yes with three of the voters voting no. The straw poll continues through Sunday at the Ed Prince Building. While at the booth, you can find out on becoming a member of the League of Women Voters. You can also register to vote at the booth.

 • Home invasion incident in Webster County.

 A home invasion incident was investigated in Coalville by the Webster County Sheriff's Department and Iowa State Patrol Wednesday afternoon. The incident happened shortly after 12 noon when a female reported a male inside her residence. The individual described was a bald white male with a stocky build wearing a white tank top. He forcibly entered the residence. In a news release it stated that a struggle ensued and the homeowner was able to retreat to a back bedroom where her firearm was located where she discharged the weapon at the suspect when he then ran from the residence.The investigation was conducted and evidence was gathered in the case. Anyone with information should contact Webster County Crimestoppers at 515-573-1444.

 • Heeren crowned Hamiton County Fair Queen
 • RV TV planning meeting is coming Monday,July 28.



Tonight...Periods of thunderstorms through midnight...Then thunderstorms likely after midnight. Low in the lower 60s. South wind near 10 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight. Gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of thunderstorms near 100 percent.
Friday...Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms through mid morning...Then mostly sunny with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the late morning and early afternoon. Mostly sunny late in the afternoon. Breezy. High in the upper 80s. South wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent.
Friday Night...Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 60s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north after midnight.

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