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Lydia, Catching some sun at Little Wall lake

 • Arts R Alive Sculpture Show this week.

 The annual Arts R Alive Sculpture contest returns this week to Webster City. The event will be held August 5 and 6 in West Twin Park at Bank and Superior Streets.Music will begin both evenings at 5:00 p.m. Voting for the sculpture contest will be Wednesday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The musical entertainment on Wednesday will be the Sister Act Quartet from Jewell with the sculptors explaining their works at 6:00 p.m. On Thursday, the Jive for Five from Fort Dodge will provide the music while Kerry Dixon from Ames Fine Arts will speak on the importance of art and the role it plays in the communities. The Peoples Choice Award winner will be announced on Thursday. There will be complimentary wine, cheese and lemonade served both evenings.

 • July weather in review...

 The month of July ended as one of above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall in Webster City. The average high for the month was 81 degrees with the average low at 60 degrees.Normal high is 74 degrees. The highest temperature for the month was 91 degrees set twice on July 11 and 12 The lowest temperature was 49 degrees on the morning of July 3. July brought 3.85 inches of rainfall to Webster City. Normal rainfall is 4.15. There were no severe storms reported in the Webster City area for all of July.

The National Weather Service outlook for August in Iowa predicts below normal temperatures and normal to above normal precipitation. Last August in Webster City,the average high was 79 degrees and the average low was 61 degrees. As for rainfall we ended up with  4.46 inches. KQWC Radio is the official Webster City observer for the National Weather Service.

 • 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.
 • Swon sworn in as new VDMC board member



Today...Sunny. Not as warm. High around 80. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Low in the mid 50s. Northwest wind near 10 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight.
Tuesday...Mostly sunny. High in the upper 70s. South wind near 5 mph.

Iowa State News



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    More than 500 prisoners were transferred out of the state’s maximum security prison in Fort Madison Saturday and taken to the new state prison two miles away. “We started this process in April of 2010 when we broke ground for the new facility and here we are, five years later, finally getting to be able […]
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    Focus in GOP race this week on first debate of season
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the campaign dynamic in Iowa has changed since the Iowa GOP’s “Straw Poll” that had been scheduled for this month was cancelled. “Instead of focused on Iowa, which is what four years ago was like, it’s more focused on national polls,” Santorum said this weekend. “I think that’s a […]
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    Waterloo may join growing list of Iowa cities with whitewater park
    Another eastern Iowa city is looking at constructing a whitewater park with a kayak course. Plans for the project in downtown Waterloo were unveiled this week and Waterloo Mayor Buck Clark told KCRG-TV he likes the economic potential of the Cedar River. “Those communities that have done this are experiencing tremendous economic return,” Clark said. The […]
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    Interim president takes over at the University of Iowa
    Sally Mason steps into retirement and the vice president for medical affairs, Jean Robillard takes over today as the interim president at the University of Iowa. Robillard talked with reporters about the position. “I’m quite honored really to be the interim — and I hope it will be short — but what is important is […]
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    Iowa Lottery sees another big year in sales
    The Iowa Lottery has released numbers that confirm earlier projections that sales for the fiscal year that ended in June were going to be among the organization’s best. Iowa Lottery spokesperson Mary Neubauer  says sales ended up in the top 4 at $325 million. “This is the fourth year in a row that lottery sales […]
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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.