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Plans for the new Adele and Dean Bowden Youth and Family Clinic presented June 16 at a ceremony in Webster City.

 • 90 plus Club Brunch coming July 14

 The second annual 90 plus Club brunch for Webster City residents age 90 or older is coming Tuesday,July 14. The event is designed to honor the many contributions of the individuals to the community. The brunch and program will be held at The Bridge at Des Moines and Division Street beginning at 10:00 a.m. The deadline for reservations is Monday,July 6 by calling Paula Brownell at 515-570-5266 or Connie Gilbert at 515-835-7995

 • Near normal precipitation and temperatures can best describe Webster City's weather for June.

 Near normal precipitation along with normal temperatures can best describe the weather for Webster City for the month of June. Records at the Radio Hill weather reporting station showed the average high for the month was 78 degrees and the average low at 57. The normal high for June is at 70 degrees. The warmest day for June was 94 degrees set on the afternoon of June 9. It was also the first time since September 10,2013 that a temperature at or above 90 degrees was recorded in Webster City.The lowest temperature was 51 degrees set twice on June 2 and 16. As far as rainfall,the month of June ended with 4.37 inches of precipitation in Webster City. The major weather event occured the morning of June 22 when severe weather pummeled the Webster City area with high winds causing tree damage and a few power outages. The storm caused damage in and around parts of Wright County on that same day with a roof blown off of a hog confinement operation near Clarion and power lines damaged along Highway 69. 

The National Weather Service outlook for July in Iowa predicts below normal temperatures and near to above normal precipitation. The average high in July,2014  in Webster City was 78 degrees and the average low was at 56 degrees. There was 2.88 inches of rainfall recorded last July.KQWC Radio is the official observer for the National Weather Service in Webster City.

 • Iowa State Auditor issues report on the city of Moorland audit.

 Iowa State Auditor Mary Mosiman released a report on a special investigation of the Webster County community of Moorland finances for a five year period from January 1,2008 to October 31,2013. The special investigation was requested by city officials as a result of concerns regarding payments to former city clerk Rosemary Thompson. The Moorland City Council  appointed an acting City Clerk in October,2013 to fill in for Thompson as a result of health concerns. The report said that Thompson did not subsequently  perform the city clerk's duties. Thompson served as Moorland City Clerk for more than 30 years. Mosiman reported  the special investigation released late last week identified $51,941 of improper disbursements and $6,250 of estimated undeposited utility billings for a total loss of to the city of approximately $58,200. The improper disbursements included over $38,000 in improper payroll and $9,485 of improper reimbursements to Thompson. Other improper disbursements included over $1,500 in bank fees, over $1,500 in IRS penalties and interest and over $1,319 in late fees and penalties paid to IPERS. Thompson died in August,2014 thus no criminal charges will be filed. Mosiman also reported it was not possible to determine if additional amounts were improperly disbursed or if other collections were undeposited during the period reviewed because adequate records were not available. The report includes recommendations to strengthen the city of Moorland's internal controls and overall operations such as improving segregation of duties,performing bank reconciliations, requiring adequate documentation to properly support disbursements and performing an independent review of bank statements and financial information presented to the Moorland city council.In addition the report includes a recommendation to ensure all disbursements are presented to the City Council for approval, as well as ensuring all City Council meeting minutes are properly signed by the Mayor and City Clerk.

 • Eagle Grove man arrested in early Saturday morning incident.
 • New Principal announced at St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School.



Rest Of Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of light showers and isolated thunderstorms. High in the mid 70s. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 50s. East wind around 10 mph.
Thursday...Partly sunny. A 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. High in the mid 70s. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

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Genealogy 101 // 07/21/2015

Yup... That would be our "Woody"
interviewing a sheep at our local
Webster City Hy-Vee!

Look closely! Picture taken on
Memorial Day, May 25th, 2015
during a Severe Thunderstorm
right outside of Webster City.
No worries... this is not a tornado.
This is just a peculiar rain coming
 down in one spot.

Boys from T&T Line-X did a
great job recording!