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A summer day along the Boone River at Bells Mill Park near Stratford.

 • Arts R Alive Sculpture Event set for August 6 to 8.

 The Fourth Annual Arts R Alive Sculpture will be held at West Twin Park  in Webster City August 6  to 8,2014. Seven artists have submitted pieces for the event which is sponsored by the Take Pride in Webster City Committee with funding coming from the Hotel Motel tax, WCF Financial Bank and the Rotary Club. Voting for the People's Choice Award will take place in the park from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 6 and 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,August 7. "Artist Talk" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6 will feature the artists giving comments about their piece and answering questions. Martin Arthur, director of the Hearst Center for the Arts at the University of Northern Iowa will judge the pieces and make comments about them on Thursday,August 7 at 6:30 p.m. Music and refreshments will be provided each evening. Josh Seiser will provide recorded music on Wednesday and the Jive For Five brass band, a group of area band instructors will provide live music from 4:30 until 6:30 on Thursday evening.

 • Back to school registration dates announced.

 As the summer celebrations are beginning to wind down, it's time to think about back to school registration. School districts in the KQWC listening area have announced the dates for sign up.

Webster City School registration continues though August 4. There are no registration fees for students attending the Webster City schools. You may register at the Webster City school website or at the school office Monday through Thursdays from 7:00 until 4:45 p.m. The school office is closed on Fridays for the summer.

Stratford  school registration dates will be August 4 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. and August 5 from 8:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the school office in Stratford.

The registration for students attending South Hamilton in Jewell will be Tuesday,August 5 and Thursday,August 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the middle school high school office.

The Northeast Hamilton school registration date is Tuesday, August 12 from 1:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the school office in Blairsburg. Registration packets will be mailed this week which will contain more information  and details regarding the registration process.

Sign up for classes at Roland Story will be this Thursday,July 31 from 12 noon until 6 p.m. and Friday,August 1 from 12 noon until 3:00 p.m. in the high school commons in Story City.

Registration at Eagle Grove will be Tuesday,August 5 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for all grades at the high school in Eagle Grove.

Clarion Goldfield Dows registration dates are Tuesday,August 5 from 11 until 7 and Wednesday,August 6 from 10 until 5 at the high school cafeteria in Clarion.

The sign up for those attending Belmond Klemme school will be Monday,August 4 from 11 until 7 at the Jacobson Elementary School lunch room in Belmond.

Classes for the 2014-15 school year will begin August 14 at Roland Story. Eagle Grove and South Hamilton will begin the new school year on August 18. The new school year arrives August 19 for Webster City,St. Thomas Aquinas,  Northeast Hamilton, Stratford, Clarion Goldfield Dows and Belmond Klemme.

 • Final results of the Hamilton County League of Women Voters Straw Poll released.

300 people participated at the Hamilton County League of Women Voters Straw Poll that wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Ed Prince Building. The first question was should the U.S Congress pass an immigration law that includes a path to citizenship? 184 people were in favor of the law while 109 said they were opposed. The next question was should the Iowa Legislature raise the gas tax for the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges? 148 don't like the idea while 145 said they were in favor. Should a picture I.D. be required to vote if you are already registered to vote was another question. 217 said yes while 82 said no. The fourth question was should Iowa legalize the sale of medical marijuana (cannabis oil) within the state? 193 people said they were in favor of the legalization with 99 voting no. The final question was should bicyclists be better instructed to follow the same rules as motor vehicles. 274 said yes with 22 saying no. The Hamilton County League of Women Voters thanks everyone for participating in this year's Straw Poll at the Hamilton County Fair.

 • Fort Dodge Police investigate early Saturday shooting incident.
 • Wright County Board of Supervisors to meet Monday morning.



Rest Of Today...Partly sunny with isolated light showers. High in the mid 70s. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 20 percent.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 50s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday...Sunny. High in the upper 70s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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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.

4th grade P.E. Class in Alden, wanted to be
FAMOUS, by being on KQWC's website!
So here you go kids...Enjoy your summer!

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