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This year's sculptures on display for the Arts R Alive event at West Twin Park in Webster City

 • Applications now being accepted for the Webster City Civil Service Commission.

 The City of Webster City is currently accepting applications to fill an unexpired term on the Civil Service Commission. The application process is in an effort to ensure diversity and representation of the commuity. Applicants must be current residents of Webster City. This position is voluntary. The application deadline is Friday,September 5 at 5:00 p.m. Applications are available now at City Hall at 400 Second Street. If you have any questions please call the City Clerk's office at 832-9141 or the City Manager's office at 832-9151 for more information.

 • Cyndi Young to speak in Webster City on September 3.


A voice you hear on KQWC Radio every Monday through Friday at 5:50 a.m. is coming to Webster City on Wednesday, September 3 as the guest of the Webster City Area Chamber Agriculture Committee. Cyndi Young from the Brownfield Network will speak at 7:00 p.m. at Prem Sahai Auditorium.  Young is known for her straight talk and common sense when it comes to rural America and agriculture. She is well versed in what is happening in the world of agriculture. She will talk about agricultural education, agriculture/urban connections and how it can better serve everyone. The program is free of charge for everyone. Young has been with the Brownfield Network since 1998 when she was Regional Farm Director and was promoted to Farm Director and Manager with the network in October,2001. Prior to joining the Brownfield Network, Young worked for the Oklahoma Agrinet and for WTAX Radio in Springfield,Illinois. She in the recipient of the Farm Broadcaster of the Year in 1997 and the Oscar in Agriculture in 2009.

 • No change in the Hamilton County unemployment rate for July.

 Hamilton County's unemployment rate for July remained at an even five percent which was the same as in June. The Iowa Workforce Development office reported there were 6,590 people employed in Hamilton County in July while 350 were without work.Iowa's unemployment rate for July was 4.5 percent up from the June figure of 4.4 percent. The unemployment rate for surrounding counties included Boone at 3.8 percent, Franklin at 3.7 percent, Hardin at 4.3 percent, Story at 3.8, Webster at 5.9 percent and Wright at 4.2 percent.

 • No injuries in Monday motor vehicle accident at Superior and Ohio Streets in Webster City.
 • Hamilton County Conservation Board to meet Thursday morning.



Rest Of Today...Partly sunny. Thunderstorms likely before noon... Then scattered thunderstorms early in the afternoon. High in the mid 80s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.
Tonight...Partly cloudy in the evening...Then mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms overnight. Low around 70. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday...Mostly sunny. Hot and humid. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the morning. High in the lower 90s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Highest heat index readings around 100 in the afternoon.

Iowa State News


    O’Brien County fish kill stretches 12 miles
    A fish kill has grown larger since first being spotted on Saturday in northwest Iowa. The Department of Natural Resources reports heavy rain caused a manure discharge from the Summit Dairy in O’Brien County to eventually reach Mill Creek. DNR senior environmental specialist Tom Roos says the fish kill now stretches about 12 miles, from […]
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    Getting vaccinations part of returning to school
    As thousands of Iowa children head back to school, their parents need to make sure those kids have up-to-date immunizations. Jenny Stiles, with the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, says there are certain required vaccinations at different grade levels and if money is an issue, there are options in most of Iowa’s 99 […]
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    Dubuque Catholic Charities concerned influx of Central American children could be a crisis
    The leaders of the Catholic Charities across Dubuque’s Archdiocese are anticipating a crisis in resettling Central American children in Iowa who’ve entered the U.S. illegally. Tracey Morrison directs the agency that covers 30 counties in northeast Iowa. She says they’re preparing for a looming disaster in finding homes and services for those children — and […]
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    Eastern Iowa man admits to selling copies of movies and music
    An Cedar Rapids man has admitted to selling counterfeit DVDs of movies and music CDs. Forty-five-year-old Steven Brown pled guilty to one count of copyright infringement. Brown admitted to offering over 1,500 counterfeit movies on DVDs for sale along with around 500 counterfeit music CDs between December of 2012 and February of 2013. The counterfeits […]
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    Sheriff says ACLU concerns on detainers not an issue in Woodbury County
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa sent out letters to all of Iowa’s 99 counties telling them they could refuse to accept requests from federal immigration authorities to hold potentially illegal immigrants in jail on what are called “detainers” without a court order. The ACLU says it is concerned that some of the people […]
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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.

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