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Webster City Community Chorus rehearsing for their annual Christmas concert set for December 6 and 7 at Asbury United Methodist Church.

 • Hamilton County sees a ten percent drop in land value for 2014.

 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Thursday released the 2014 Land Value Survey. Hamilton County witnessed a 10 percent drop in its farmland value this year. The value per acre in 2014 was at $9,779 compared with $10,907 in 2013. The state average was $7,943 per acre down from the 2013 price of $8,716. The land values for surrounding counties included Boone at $9,391, Franklin at $8,517, Hardin at $8,976, Story at $9,628, Webster at  $9,405 and Wright at $9,458. A complete report on the Iowa State Land Value Survey can be found at http://www.card.iastate.edu/land-value/2014/

 • Webster City Fire Department has safety tips for the holiday season.

 As the holiday season is upon us, the Webster City Fire Department reminds all residents to be safe during this time of year. Local fire chief John Conyn recommends that your smoke detectors be checked out. Be sure to feed your Christmas tree with water each day. The extension cords should be put to good use. Another recommendation is to practice a fire escape drill while everyone is home. Other safety items include watching for trip hazards, put candles out before going to bed, check the lint filter in your dryer and cooking in a safe area. Another recommendation is to make sure that the space heater in the home has a good foundation and clear the path around the unit. When done with your fire, cool the ashes outside. If you have any further questions on fire safety in the home during the holidays, be sure and call the Webster City Fire Department at 832-9131.

 • Clarion City Council rename street in honor of the founder of Hagie Manufacturing

 The Clarion City Council this week announced the renaming of 8th Street Northwest to Ray Hagie Drive. Hagie founded the company that bears his name in 1947. A new sign will be installed in the next few weeks. 

Florene Swanson representing Vision 2020 presented the council with a Certificate of Equality for advancing gender equality through shared leadership among women and men on appointed boards and commissions of the Clarion City Council. Swanson told the council that there are four counties and seventeen cities in Iowa are compliance. The council approved the reappointment of Steve Terhark as police chief, Rich Bordwell as city attorney, and city administrator Rochelle Pohlman.

There was a discussion on a list of properties in Clarion that have junk, junk vehicles or other unsightly debris. Police Chief Terhark has sent letters to many of the addresses on a list presented to the council. A meeting is scheduled for this Monday between police chief Terhark, city administrator Rochelle Pohlman and mayor Mike Nail to discuss derelict properties

The Clarion city council voted to discontinue metering individual mobile homes located in the Mobile Home Parks and water supply will be metered through a meter located in the water pit located in the mobile home park.

 • Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will meet Thursday night.
 • Hamilton County Compensation Board sets salaries for next fiscal year.

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Christine Hassebrock from Hamilton County
Public Health joins Woody on the morning
show.

 
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.
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