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Visitors enjoying the Festival of Chocolate on Sunday, January 25 at Kendall Young Library in Webster City.

 • RAGBRAI to come back to north central Iowa.

 Fort Dodge and Eldora will be two of the overnight stops in the KQWC listening area for this year's RAGBRAI bike ride. The selected cities were announced Saturday night during the annual Iowa Bicycle Racing Association meeting held in Des Moines. Fort Dodge will be hosting the bicycle riders on July 20. This will be the fifth time the city has hosted RAGBRAI. The last time was in 2004. Eldora will be the overnight stop on July 21. Eldora hosted RAGBRAI twice in 1986 and 1998. The ride will begin in Sioux City on July 19 and end in Davenport on July 25. Other overnight stops will include Storm Lake, Cedar Falls, Hiawatha,and Iowa River Landing-Coralville. The map displaying the routes for RAGBRAI will not be made public until early March.

 • Car-pedestrian accident investigated by Webster City Police Friday morning.

 A car-pedestrian accident in the parking lot of Mary Ann's Specialty Foods at 1511 East Second Street was investigated early Friday morning by Webster City Police. Reportedly a 2006 Chrysler Cruiser driven by Donna Jones of Webster City was coming into the parking lot when she saw a car slowing down to let a person out. Jones slowed down and went around the car not to block traffic. Jones told police she heard someone scream  as she went around the car. The Jones car struck Maria Alonso of Webster City. Jones did not see Alonzo as she was wearing dark colored clothing and the parking lot was not well lighted. Alonzo was transported to Van Diest Medical Center for treatment of possible injuries. No charges were filed. The accident was investigated by officer Joel Delaney

 • Smoke call at the former Hilltop School building.

 The Webster City Fire Department was called early Saturday evening to the old Hilltop Elementary School at 829 Bell Avenue where there was a report of smoke inside the building.Reportedly an area on the southeast side of the building was lit on fire but was already out when fire trucks arrived on the scene. Local firemen used pressure fans to clear the smoke from the area. Firemen remained on the scene for an hour to make sure the smoke was clear from the Hilltop School. Webster City Police plan to investigate the incident. The Hilltop school has been standing vacant for several years. The property is still for sale.

 • Hamilton County Conservation Board meeting set for Tuesday morning.
 • Webster City School Board to meet Monday evening.



Early This Morning...Cloudy with a slight chance of light snow and patchy freezing drizzle. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Today...Partly sunny. A slight chance of light snow and patchy freezing drizzle through mid morning. Breezy...Warmer. High in the upper 40s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Low in the upper 20s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight.

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Time for a playing in the snow selfie with
Natalie, Rhonda, Mary and Myra. 

Chuck Long former IA Hawkeye quarterback
made a visit to KQWC...We had to get a 
picture with him and signed autographs! 

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