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

 • Local businessman donates $3 million dollars to Van Diest Medical Center Clinic

 A Webster City business entrepreneur and civic leader, impassioned to give back to the community which has given support to his family and business enterprises over the years, has donated three million dollars to Van Diest Medical Center.The gift from Bob Van Diest and his wife, Mary, will go toward the construction of a new doctor’s building/clinic to be located on the medical campus currently being developed on the hospital’s property. The Board of Directors at Van Diest Medical Center recently approved the hiring of Shive Hattery as architect and Graham Construction as Construction Manager for the clinic project at their January meeting, held last week on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. CEO Lori Rathbun expressed deep appreciation for the extraordinary generosity of Bob and Mary Van Diest.  “There are no words to express how grateful we are.  This gift reflects both our strength as a hospital and a true optimism for the future delivery of health care services in our community.  The Van Diests are helping to ensure quality health care remains local and available, which supports the direction of our hospital and speaks to the health priorities expressed by community members.  Additionally, they recognize our hospital is currently one of a very few hospitals in the State of Iowa that does not have a clinic adjacent to the facility.”The new facility will benefit citizens needing medical services as well as to provide a medical home to physicians and support staff who provide these services to the community.  Rathbun said the gift will have an impact far beyond health care.  “Not only does health care generate countless opportunities for people with college degrees and advanced technical training, it is one of Iowa’s main industries that attracts and retains young workers and their families.  These are the volunteers, the community leaders of the future; they have a significant role in sustaining communities economically, especially in our rural areas,” shared Rathbun.  Board Chairman Carroll Ose offered a similar statement adding, “This hospital, this community and county, have benefitted from the Van Diests’ outstanding philanthropy.  Speaking as a proud resident of Hamilton County, their legacy has far-reaching impact for generations to come.”Ose noted the extreme generosity and past support of the Van Diests – a $10 million gift made in 2008 – enabled the Board to build a new hospital which bears their name, Hamilton County Public Hospital d/b/a Van Diest Medical Center.


 • Hamilton County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning

 The next Hamilton County Supervisors meeting is Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the board room of the Hamilton County courthouse. There will be the semi-annual report by treasurer Joni Hilpipre,a quarterly report from the auditor and recorder and a weed commission report.The board will consider a contract with Reliance Telephone Company. There will be the awarding of the apparent low bid and contract for a culvert project. A resolution for the Five Year Road Plan will be presented for review plus other matters.

 • 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.
 • Smoke call at the former Hilltop School building.



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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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