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Webster City Middle School principal Becky Hacker Kluver and assistant principal Kelli Reis participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 28!

 • Rockwell City girl missing.

 The whereabouts of a 16 year old Rockwell City girl remains a mystery after her disappearance early Saturday morning. Cassie Simkins is believed to be with 20 year old Chance Kiney of Lake City. Family members say that Simkins is 5 feet 4 inches tall,weighs 115 pounds with dark brown hair.  Simkins requires medication for epilepsy which she does not have. Law enforcement authorities and family members spent the weekend searching for the girl. Anyone with information is asked to call the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department at 712-297-7583.

 • Humboldt man facing charges after Friday arrest.

 Webster City Police Friday were summoned to the Webster City Veterinary Clinic to investigate a suspicious person. While investigating, a vehicle was located on the property that had been reported stolen out of Humboldt. The vehicle had several stolen items out of Humboldt County.  Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork said after an investigation at the scene by officers,they arrested 23 year old Talon Michael Ladd of Humboldt.  Ladd was charged with Motor Vehicle Theft,two counts of Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglar's Tools, Burglary in the Second Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and a Nationwide Felony Arrest Warrant out of Humboldt County. Chief Mork said the quick response and excellent working relationship between the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Webster City Police Department quickly diffused a potentially dangerous situation without any injuries. Webster City Police and Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputies were assisted by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department. An Aggravated Misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $6,250 and imprisonment of up to two years. A Class D Felony is punishable by a fine of $7,500 and imprisonment of up to five years.

 • Greene County Fatality

 A Boone motorist was killed Monday morning in a two car accident on Highway 30 one mile east of Grand Junction. The Iowa State Patrol identified the victim as 27 year old Daniel Reetz. Reportedly a westbound 2001 Chevrolet Impala driven by Reetz in a wreckless manner when the car crossed the center line on a bridge east of Grand Junction when it collided with an eastbound 2007 Cadillac Escalade driven by Lombardo Ramos of Oskaloosa. Reetz was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Ramos and a female passenger were transported to a hospital in Jefferson for treatment of their injuries. The Greene County Sheriff's Department assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene which is still under investigation.

 • Trott trial scheduled to begin Tuesday in Wright County.
 • August weather in review



Early This Morning...Mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. Southwest wind near 5 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
Today...Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms through mid morning. High in the upper 70s. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Low around 60. South wind around 5 mph.

Iowa State News


    New Iowa Lakes facility offers hands-on exposure to solar panels, H-VAC systems
    There was a “green” ribbon cutting late last week for a new building on the Iowa Lakes Community College campus in Estherville. “Everything in this is as energy-efficient as we can make it,” says Dee Hiney, director of facilities management for the school. College officials bought the building during a Sheriff’s sale in 2010. It […]
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    Volunteers and experts look to build information base on Iowa mussels
    A study of the Iowa River shows some mixed results for the population of freshwater clams or mussels in the waterway. The Iowa DNR annually conducts what it calls a “Mussel Blitz” on one of the state’s waterways. Spokesman Joe Wilkinson says around 50 people participated this year. “Some are biologists, some are paid workers […]
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    Use of computerized data from vehicles discussed by DOT director
    Nearly 12 percent of new vehicles sold last year were “connected” — meaning they were equipped with devices that collect data and transmit it to the dealer or some other private company. Some even pinpoint slick spots on roads, but Iowa Department of Transportation director Paul Trombino says government agencies like his don’t have access to […]
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    Pleasure of porches to be celebrated in Mt. Vernon
    An eastern Iowa town is planning an event to celebrate a popular feature of American home architecture – the porch. Mitch Bloomquist, with the Mount Vernon/Lisbon Community Development Group, is helping organize the event scheduled for Sunday, September 21. He says attendees will visit at least 10 porches in the Ash Park District of Mount […]
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    DNR’s Trees for Kids program offers thousands of free trees
    Applications are now being accepted for a program that provides thousands of trees for students at Iowa’s schools to plant every year. Laura Wagner coordinates the Trees For Kids grant program through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “We get the kids out of school and give them hands-on learning,” Wagner says. “They all get […]
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Rachel, Tammy and Jay talking about all
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