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Lydia, Catching some sun at Little Wall lake

 • Three Hamilton County School Districts announcing their candidates for school board.

 Three of the four Hamilton County school districts have released the names of the candidates who will be running for school board on September 8. At Northeast Hamilton,there will be no opposition for the three seats. Eric Patterson will be unopposed for District One Director, Thea Wibholm will be running for the Director 2 seat being vacated by Mike Rapp and Sarah Zorn will be the at large board member as she will succeed Roxanne Anderson. In Stratford Christina Bauer will run for re-election for her seat. April Carlson will not seek another term on the Stratford school board. There will be a write in candidate for Carlson's seat in the September election. There will be a new member of the Webster City school board this September. Beth Van Diest and Juli Jaycox will seek re-election for their two seats on the board while Paul Stenger will become a new member of the board. Stenger will take over the seat held by Dan Ryherd who decided not to seek another term on the Webster City board. 

As of late Friday morning,the South Hamilton school board has yet to present the nomination papers for the three seats on the board.Voters at South Hamilton will decide on a bond issue for building improvement projects.

 • 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.
 • Two accidents investigated by Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.



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HERO Board Members Brian Miller,
Zack Chizek, & Kay Ross interviewed
for HERO Foundation. Other board
members include (not pictured): Jeff
Pingel, Holly Stroner, Jerry Kloberdanz
& Jake Pulis.

Our friends at our local Webster
City Hy-Vee getting ready for the
Hamilton County Fair Parade!

Brian Imbus hypnotized people 
during the Hamilton County Fair!


Woody had fun with the Ragbri
riders on the Morning Show while
Natalie was his helper.