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 • Divers recover body of a man at Little Wall Lake.

 Divers recovered the body of a man early Friday afternoon at Little Wall Lake south of Jewell. The name of the individual has not been released. A set of keys, sunglasses and possibly the man's vehicle were found on the south side of the lake. Search boats were called  to assist at the lake in locating the man. The Hamilton County Sheriff's and Conservation Departments and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are investigating the incident.

 • Hamilton County Board of Health applies for grants

 The Hamilton County Board of Health on Thursday afternoon approved the applications for two grants. The first was for EMS services  for $5000 for the next fiscal year.The second grant applied was for the Love Our Kids prevention program through the Iowa Department of Public Health for $1500. The grant provides funding to federally appointed rural areas in the state to develop and implement injury prevention and education intiatives for children.

The board also met with Tiffany Larson of the CAPP or Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention program. Larson informed the board members that  next month will be observed as Teen Empowerment Month. The purpose is to educate Iowa's teenage population on the consequences of pregnancy and  prevention. There will be special activities through the month in Hamilton and surrounding counties.

There was no action taken on the tobacco grant for Hamilton county. It will be discussed at the May 21 board meeting.

 • Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon.

 A discussion on city wide cleanup will be one of the topics for discussion when the Webster City City Council meets Monday afternoon at City Hall. There will also be public hearings on two urban renewal plan amendments. The first one is for the Medical Complex Urban Renewal Area for the proposed Shopko store. The second is for the southeast Urban Renewal Area for 3BK Enterprises. A resolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a Water Quality Initiative Urban Conservation Demonstration Projects Grant Contract for the project known as Riverside Stormwater Wetlands with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.In other matters, the Webster City City Council on Monday make a motion on new Tax Increment Financing Guidance Policy,enter into an agreement with Robb's Tree and Stump Service of Story City for stump removal services this year and enter into an agreement with Mosquito Control of Iowa of Rolfe for this year's mosquito control program. The Webster City Police Department will make a request for the purchase and lease of vehicles. Another request to be made by the council is for crack sealing of concrete streets in the city. A motion to approve the amended 2015/16 Capital Equipment Plan will be on the agenda. The council meeting begins at 5:15 at city hall. It will be telecast in Webster City on Cable Channel 12 with repeat telecasts on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

 • Stanhope City Council approves amended city budget.
 • Stratford School Board approves new hirings and plans for summer school.



Rest Of Today...Patchy fog before noon. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the late morning and early afternoon...Then showers likely late in the afternoon. High in the lower 60s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy until early morning then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening...Then a slight chance of showers before midnight. Breezy...Colder. Low in the lower 40s. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of showers 50 percent.
Monday...Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon. Breezy. High in the mid 50s. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

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