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

 • Webster City City Council to face brief agenda on Monday afternoon.

A brief agenda will face the Webster City City Council meeting Monday afternoon at 5:15 at city hall. The council will consider a resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into an agreement with the city attorney for legal services. Another resolution to be considered is the approval of an application for the Webster City Revitalization Plan involving a tax abatement at 1911 and 1913 Beach Street. Three public hearings for February 16 will be set.The first one is for the 2015-16 Capital Improvement Budget and 2015-16 through 2019-20 Capital Improvement Plan at 5:30 p.m. The second hearing is for the 2015-16 city budget at 5:35 p.m. The third hearing is for the proposed vacating of a portion of the East Street right of way. Monday's council meeting will be telecast live on Webster City Cable Channel 12 with repeat telecasts at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

 • VDMC to begin new Emergency Department Transition of Care Policy on February 6.

 Officials with Van Diest Medical Center announced Thursday plans for a new Emergency Department Transition of Care Policy to take effect Februay 6,2015. Van Diest Medical Center CEO Lori Rathbun said after several months of review and discussion, evaluation of industry wide best practices of emergency medicine and with the guidelines of the hospital's legal representatives,the hospital board voted unanimously to rescind the "Emergency Department Patient Provider of Choice" policy and in its place approve a new policy entitled " Emergency Department of Transition of Care". Under the former policy,following a mandatory medical screening exam (MSE) in the emergency department, patients could request that they be seen by their local primary care physician who was not on-duty, nor officially on backup call for the Emergency Department. The new policy continues to ensure that all patients in the Emercency Department team consisting of qualified paramedics, nurses, mid-level providers and physicians. Therefore the provider who is on duty or the physician who is on backup call will be responsible for the care of the patient. Should the patient require critical care, a hospital admission or a transfer to another facility to receive the appropriate level of care, the on-call physician will notify the patient's local primary care provider and together they will work to ensure continuity of care. If it is determines that the patient's condition warrants admission to the hospital, care of the patient while an inpatient at Van Diest Medical Center will continue with the patient's physician of choice. There will be no exceptions to the new Emergency Department Transition of Care Policy.This policy does not prohibit the Emergency Department provider on-duty from contracting the patient's primary physician to discuss the patient's pertinent medical history and collaboratively arrange for care and or a follow up with high risk patients. You can find out more about this policy at the Van Diest Medical Center website at www.vandiestmc.org


 • South Hamilton School Board to meet for work session next Tuesday.

 The South Hamilton Community School Board will meet for a work session Tuesday evening,February 3  at 6:00 p.m. at the Middle School High School board room in Jewell. There will be presentation and a discussion pertaining to the district's capital projects financial status, prospective funding sources and alternatives, financin options and conceivable building projects based upon bonding conditions. The board will meet with Matt Gillaspie of Piper Jaffray and Mark Theissen of Angelo Architectural Associates. No action is expected to be taken.

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Today...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow before noon. A chance of snow early in the afternoon...Then snow likely late in the afternoon. Little or no snow accumulation. High in the mid 30s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Tonight...Snow. Snow accumulation of 5 to 6 inches. Low 15 to 20. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
Sunday...Snow until late afternoon...Then snow likely late in the afternoon. Patchy blowing snow through the day. Breezy...Colder. Snow accumulation around 3 inches. Total snow accumulation 8 to 9 inches. High around 20. North wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

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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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