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Dan and Veronica Hurt were one of the 14 families that adopted three new members at Adoption Saturday held November 22.

 • Clarion City Council to meet Monday afternoon.

 The next meeting of the Clarion City Council will be Monday afternoon at 5:00 in the council chambers. The council will set January 5,2015 for a public hearing to review an application for a State Revolving Fund Loan and environmental information documents for the Wastewater Treatment Facility improvement project. There will also be a discussion on a sewer connection plus other matters that may come before the council.

 • Three area fire departments awarded grants by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

 The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau and the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday the awarding of $207,807  in 50 percent cost-share grants to 82 rural Iowa fire departments to aid their efforts in protecting Iowans and their property from wildfires. Three of those departments are in the KQWC listening area. They are Duncombe,Otho and Stratford. DNR Forestry Bureau fire supervisor Gail Kantak stressed the importance of submitting Wildland Fire Reports whenever fire departments respond to a wildland fire or provide assistance to a prescribed or controlled wildland fire. Departments actively returning these reports receive priority points when the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant applications are scored. These wildland fire reports are compiled locally and nationally and are reported to Congress. You can find out more about this at www.iowadnr.gov/fire



 • Unemployment down slightly for October in Hamilton County.

 The Iowa Workforce Development office reported today that Hamilton County's unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent for October.The rate is down from the September rate of 4.7 percent. There were 6,610 people employed in the county with 300 people unemployed during last month. Iowa's unemployment rate for October was at 4.5 percent. The unemployment rates for surrounding counties showed Boone at 3.0 percent, Franklin at 3.7 percent, Hardin at 3.6 percent, Story at 2.9 percent, Webster at 4.6 percent and Wright at 3.5 percent.

 • Wacky Wednesday coming to Webster City this week.
 • Hamilton County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.



Rest Of Today...Snow early in the afternoon...Then snow likely late in the afternoon. Breezy. New snow accumulation around 1 inch. Total snow accumulation 3 to 4 inches. High in the lower 30s. North wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy until early morning then becoming partly cloudy. Breezy. Much colder. Patchy blowing snow through midnight. Low zero to 5 above. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Thanksgiving Day...Mostly sunny. Colder. High 15 to 20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.

Iowa State News


    Iowa ready for Black Friday matchup with Nebraska
    Iowa and Nebraska came into the season hoping their Black Friday matchup would be for a division title but instead it is now a consolation prize. The Hawkeyes will host the Huskers and the winner will finish third in the Big Ten West Division. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz hopes the atmosphere is close to last […]
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    State Patrol says avoid holiday problems by driving smart
    Iowans who plan to do some traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday will likely see a few law enforcement officers on the road as well. Sergeant Scott Bright is the spokesperson for the Iowa State Patrol. “It’s one of the most traveled holidays of the year, so we’re going to have a few extra troopers out […]
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    Thousands voice concerns over Rock Island Clean Line
    More than 1,000 Iowans have joined a group that opposes the $2 billion Rock Island Clean Line wind energy project which aims to build 2,000 wind turbines across Iowa and a 500-mile-long transmission line. Carolyn Sheridan, who lives near Spencer in Clay County, is president of the Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance. Sheridan says they […]
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    Winter weather could impact Thanksgiving travel
    Many Iowans may need to schedule their Thanksgiving holiday travel plans around those of Mother Nature. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kurt Kotenberg says 1 to 4 inches of snow is expected across the state tonight into tomorrow morning. “Most of the snow is going to be in northern and north-central Iowa,” Kotenberg said. “So, we’re […]
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    Grassley says violence in wake of Ferguson decision is not the answer
    Rallies are planned in four Iowa cities tonight in response to last night’s grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, where indictments were not brought against a white policeman who fatally shot a black teenager. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he has sympathy for the family of Michael Brown, who “lost a son.” “There’s a strong […]
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