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Motorcycles and Vietnam war Veterans preparing to depart from the Boondocks.

 • Two people injured in SUV accident east of Webster City Thursday afternoon.

 The Iowa State Patrol investigated an SUV accident at the eastbound 143 mile marker of Highway 20 east of Webster City shortly before 2:00 Thursday afternoon.  Reportedly the SUV was traveling eastbound when it left the roadway,entered the eastbound ditch, ran up the embankment and struck the overpass bridge where it came to rest. A passenger was able to get out however the drive was pinned inside the vehicle.The Webster City Fire Department used its Jaws of Life to free the driver. The two were transported to Van Diest Medical Center for treatment of their injuries by the hospital's EMS department. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department assisted in the investigation. The names of the driver and passenger were not immediately available.

 • W.C. man turns himself in to Fort Dodge police after theater incident on August 14.

 The Webster City man accused of firing a gun outside the Fort 8 theater  has turned himself in to Fort Dodge Police. 23 year old Joseph Oberender has been charged with  assault with a dangerous weapon and reckless use of a firearm. The case was sent to Webster County District Court on Thursday.  Oberender's attorney Darren Driscoll of Fort Dodge said his client waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Oberender posted bond prior to his appearance Thursday in Webster County Magistrate Court.  Oberender is accused of firing a handgun outside the Fort 8 Theater the night of August 14. Witnesses reported seeing Oberender getting into an argument with a juvenile inside the theater. The two went outside where Oberender allegedly fired a single shot from a handgun in the air. There were no injuries in the incident.

 • Gowrie man dies in grain bin accident

 A 27 year old Gowrie man died Thursday morning after a grain bin accident. Brett Steck entered the bin at the Farmers Cooperative Company facility in Farnhamville for a routine cleaning procedure when he became engulfed in soybeans. Rescue crews from Farnhamville, Gowrie and Rockwell City were summoned to the scene in the recovery of Steck.The rescue effort lasted for nearly two hours. Officials with Farmers Cooperative said a full investigation will begin in finding the cause.

 • Century and Heritage Farms from Hamilton County announced at the Iowa State Fair.
 • Nessa trial moved to January



Early This Morning...Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Today...Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms until late afternoon...Then numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms late in the afternoon. Breezy. High around 70. Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Tonight...Cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening...Then a slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms before midnight. Low in the upper 50s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north after midnight. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Iowa State News



    Cornell eyes final hurdle
    In his five years as head coach at Cornell College Vince Brautigam has transformed a program that went 0-10 in 2010 into a contender in the Midwest Conference. After two near misses the Rams hope to clear the final hurdle this season and win a league championship. “Two years ago we were basically a play […]
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    Iowa students near the top for ACT scores
    Iowa high school students who took the ACT college entrance exam this spring performed better than students in most other states. A report issued Wednesday shows 67 percent of this year’s graduating class in Iowa took the ACT. Iowa’s average composite score of 22.2 rose from 22 the previous year. The national average is 21, […]
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    ISU takes precautions at Poultry Science Farm after bird flu outbreak
    Iowa State University officials are “minimizing traffic” at the university’s poultry research farm south of the Ames campus to “safeguard” a flock of rare chickens due to concerns about the return of bird flu this fall. Jodi Sterle, a professor in the ISU Department of Animal Science, says a poultry science class had already been […]
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    Mobile driver’s license being tested by DOT uses selfie for picture
    The availability of a mobile driver’s license (MDL) in Iowa hinges on testing now underway with Department of Transportation employees. Morpho Trust U.S.A. is developing the software for the license and company representative Jenny Openshaw is in Des Moines helping with the test of the system. “What DOT wanted to do was start with their […]
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    Clinton: ‘change the formula’ for crop insurance, disaster aid to farmers (AUDIO)
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this afternoon unveiled a series of steps she says will help revitalize rural America. Standing in front of a John Deere tractor, Clinton spoke to a crowd of more than 250 at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. “I wanted to emphasize the changing face of rural Iowa […]
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Natalie Stark and Mary Harris
had a great time at POET
Biorefining's luncheon and
tour of their facility in Jewell!

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!