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

 • Thursday LWV Straw Poll results.

 There were 47 people who cast ballots Thursday at the Hamilton County League of Women Voters Straw Poll in the Ed Prince Building. Each year visitors to the Hamilton County Fair stop by the booth to vote on issues affecting the local,state and national scene. The first question was "Should the U.S. Congress pass an immigration law that includes a path to citizenship?" 26 of the visitors said yes to this question while 21 voted no. Thursday's second question was should the Iowa Legislature raise the gas tax for the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges? 26 of the fair goers were in favor of an increase with 21 voting no. Should a picture I.D. be required to vote if you are already registered to vote? 37 said yes and 11 voted no to this question. The fourth question is should Iowa legalize the sale of marijuana (cannabis oil) within the state?  32 said yes while 15 voted no. The final question is should bicyclists be better instructed to follow the same rules as motor vehicles? 44 voted yes while 3 voted no. While at the League of Women Voters booth, you can register to vote for the upcoming election and become a member of the League of Women Voters.  Membership is open to anyone. We will have the final results of this year's Straw Poll on Monday on KQWC Radio plus on kqradio.com and on our Facebook page.

 • New manager announced for Webster Theater

 Officials with the Help Entertain and Restore Organization (HERO) announced Thursday the hiring of a new manager for the Webster Theater. Keri Holmes Rojas will begin her managerial duties August 7. The HERO board said Rojas brings skills in marketing, design,systems processing, small business ownership and retail management. Rojas said that she is thrilled to be returning to the city she was born and being excited to help renew the downtown Webster City area.  Rojas is a native of Hampton where she was the manager of Cornerstone Cottage and president of the Franklin County Historical Society. Rojas graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Industrial Technology and Occupational Safety. She has worked as corporate director of safety for Avery Denison Corporation, owner and operator of Kaleidoscope and the general manager of AmercInn. The theater is expected to reopen in September after it was closed in March,2013.

 • Webster City School Board to meet Monday evening.

 Another meeting of the Webster City Community School Board will be Monday evening at 6:00 at the school administration building at 825 Beach Street. Items facing the board will include the acceptance of a paperless board meeting software contract. A resolution approving an interfund loan will be considered. The authorization to gain access to an account will be looked at by the school board. In other matters, there will be a review of the Iowa Association of School Board Fiscal Management Conference,look at work session topics for the school year and schedule presentations by staff and students for the 2014-15 school year.

 • Eagle Grove man facing charges following a Wednesday afternoon incident.
 • Computer scam in Webster City.



Today...Mostly cloudy. Numerous thunderstorms through mid morning... Then isolated thunderstorms in the late morning and early afternoon. Breezy. High in the mid 80s. South wind 10 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Low around 70. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north after midnight.
Saturday...Mostly sunny. High in the mid 80s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Iowa State News


    State board questions principal about altered student test scores
    The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners has wrapped up a three-day hearing about suspiciously high test results from a Davenport elementary school. Former Madison Elementary School principal Sara Gott has been charged with misrepresenting or falsifying information along with one count of unethical practice, charges that could end her education career. Gott denies the charges. […]
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    Search underway for suspect after Coalville home invasion
    The search for a suspect is underway in north-central Iowa after a home invasion Wednesday in the town of Coalville. 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 stock build wearing a white tank top. He forcibly […]
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    Conference helps veterans find opportunities in farming
    A two-day conference this week in central Iowa aims to help veterans and active-duty members of the military overcome obstacles and find opportunities to start farming. The Midwest Conference for Farmer Veterans is planned for tomorrow  and Saturday in Des Moines. Ed Cox is one organizer of the gathering which helps take soldiers from the […]
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    U.S. Attorney seeks information from victims in DeCoster egg case
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa is looking for people who may’ve been impacted in the Quality Egg case in Wright County. Spokesman Peter Deegan explains what they are seeking. “We’re looking to contact anyone who believes they were sickened from eggs that were distributed by Quality Egg, LLC from about […]
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    Investigators release cause of fire in Cedar Rapids saloon
    Investigators say dirty rags that got overheated caused the Wednesday morning fire at a Cedar Rapids bar. The Chrome Horse Saloon and Slop House in Cedar Rapids is heavily damaged by the fire. Investigators with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department say the fire started in a plastic bucket under a table in the kitchen. Towels and rags […]
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Christine Hassebrock from Hamilton County
Public Health joins Woody on the morning

Rachel, Tammy and Jay talking about all
the great deals at Fred Hoibergs
Clarion Auto Center.

4th grade P.E. Class in Alden, wanted to be
FAMOUS, by being on KQWC's website!
So here you go kids...Enjoy your summer!

Michelle from Building Families had a little 
help recording at the KQWC studio.
(We like to start them off young)