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Fall harvest work on October 12 near Duncombe.


 • Hamilton County sees a slight increase in its unemployment rate for September.

 There has been a slight increase in Hamilton County's unemployment numbers for September. The Iowa Workforce Development officer reported the rate for last month was at 4.7 percent up from 4.4 percent in August. There were 6,470 people employed with 320 people without work. Iowa's unemployment rate for September was at 4.6 percent up the August rate 4.5 percent. The unemployment rate for surrounding counties for August included Boone at 3.1 percent, Franklin at 3.8 percent, Hardin at 4.2 percent, Story at 3.2 percent,Webster  at 5.1 and Wright at 3.9 percent.

 • Webster City Airport Commission to meet Tuesday afternoon.

 The next Webster City Airport Commission meeting will be Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 at the city hall council chambers. The commission will take a look at current projects, contracts and an update from manager Ralph Storm plus other matters that may come before the commission.

 • UDMO office to move.
 • Hamilton County 4-h'er-Ama set for this Sunday.



Today...Mostly cloudy until late afternoon then becoming mostly sunny. Areas of fog in the morning. High in the lower 70s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Low in the upper 40s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday...Sunny. High around 70. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Iowa State News


    King, Mowrer engage in feisty debate
    The two major party candidates in Iowa’s fourth congressional district engaged in a bit of verbal combat tonight during a televised debate held at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Democrat Jim Mowrer of Boone criticized Congressman Steve King of Kiron for suggesting the American soldiers being sent into west Africa to deal with the […]
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    Former Clinton man given prison time for bank robbery
    A former Clinton man has been sentenced to prison for robbing a bank last year. Police said 22-year-old Shane Hoiland entered the Lyon’s branch of the Clinton National Bank on February 25, 2013 and handed a teller a note demanding money. He left with cash that the teller placed in a paper bag. Hoiland was […]
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    High School football playoff pairings will use a new format this year
    The pairings for the upcoming high school football playoffs will have a much different look this season. Gone is the format from the past few years where the entire bracket is released for all six classes and instead the pairings will be put together after each round. Todd Tharp of the Iowa High School Athletic […]
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    Davenport approves a coyote hunting ordinance
    Residents of one of eastern Iowa’s largest cities may soon have fewer coyotes to torment them. Davenport aldermen have unanimously approved an ordinance allowing people who live on at least 10 acres of land inside city limits to hunt coyotes on their property. They can use either bows or shotguns. Residents say more and more […]
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    Regents’ discussion of tuition increase turns to talk of another freeze
    The Board of Regents held a discussion today on a proposed tuition increase at the three state schools. That discussion quickly turned to a proposal for another tuition freeze. Regent Larry McKibben of Marshalltown says he is concerned about figures showing Iowa college students graduating with the sixth highest debt load in the country. “I’m […]
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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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help recording at the KQWC studio.
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