On August 31, 2020, at 3:57 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to a two-vehicle car accident in the 400-block of West Lost Island Street in Graettinger. Upon investigation into the accident, it was determined a 2008 Toyota Sienna van, owned by Brian and Virginia Hellyer, operated by a 15 year old female from Graettinger, IA., was attempting to leave a parked position in front of the Graettinger School. A 2008 Mercury Sable, owned by Ambre Mueller, driven by a 17 year old female from Ruthven, IA., was westbound on West Lost Island. The Hellyer vehicle stuck the Mueller vehicle as it passed by. Damage to the Hellyer vehicle was estimated at $3,500. Damage to the Mueller vehicle was estimated at $5000. No injuries were reported at the scene.