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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.

 • 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.

 Webster City retailers are set for another Wacky Wednesday on November 26 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Local merchants will offer special deals as a way to begin the holiday shopping season. Participating stores include Osweilers, Heart 'n Home, Relax the Bath, SOS Vintage, R Company, Stony Creek Landscapes, Classic Carpet and Interiors, Critter Nation, Phairytales Salon, Webster City Tru Value, Lamperts and the Webster Theater. A few of the deals include $59 lighted blossom tres for use indoors or outside at Classic Carpet and Interiors, movie passes for $5 each at the Webster Theater. You can also buy 10  passes and get two free at the Webster Theater. A concession certificate for $5 each also at the Webster Theater. R Company in downtown Webster City will offer a deal of buying one get one free,75 percent off and 50 percent off on select merchandise.

 • Hamilton County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.

 A budget amendment hearing for the 2015 fiscal year will be a part of Tuesday's Hamilton County Supervisors meeting. The board will approved resolutions for the 2015 fiscal year budget amendment and appropriations. There will be reports from the Hamilton County Clerk of Court, Elderbridge Agency on Aging and the Annual Urban Renewal Report for the 2014 fiscal year. In other matters, the supervisors will look at personnel matters with Hamilton County Emergency Management, Sheriff and Treasurer offices.  A resolution for a tax abatement will be discussed by the board. Contracts with Group Services for a Compliance Audit and a purchase agreement for property for the Red Bull Sub-division will be considered. The board will sign a proclamation for Home Base Iowa will be held plus other matters.

 • Contract presentation by AFSCME set for Wednesday at Webster City City Hall.
 • Wright County Supervisors to meet Monday morning



Late This Afternoon...Mostly sunny. South wind around 10 mph.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. Not as cold. A chance of light snow before midnight. Light snow likely after midnight...Then light snow early in the morning. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Low in the mid 20s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.
Wednesday...Light snow until late afternoon...Then a chance of light snow late in the afternoon. Breezy. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Total snow accumulation 2 to 4 inches. High in the lower 30s. East wind 10 to 15 mph shifting to the north 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow 90 percent.

Iowa State News


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    Governor Branstad talks RFS, immigration and budget (audio)
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    Eastern Iowa piano man starts holiday series
    Eastern Iowa pianist Jim McDonough will open his holiday concert series this weekend in Cedar Rapids. McDonough is touring a half dozen Iowa cities this year on the 40th anniversary of Camp Courageous in his native Monticello. Proceeds from the shows benefit the camp for people with disabilities. McDonough says this year’s concert is completely […]
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    UNI finishes strong and makes the playoffs in football
    The UNI Panthers will host Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night in the opening round of the FCS playoffs. The Panthers finished the regular season with a record of 8-4 and were one of 16 at-large selections. “I’m just glad we are playing this Saturday and we’ve got a home game, to me the most […]
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    Governor pardons two turkeys from Thanksgiving dinner
      Governor Terry Branstad issued a pardon today for two Iowa-grown turkeys on a windy cold day at Terrace Hill in Des Moines. Noel Thompson raised the two turkeys at Circle Hill Farms in Elsworth, and says students at West Marshall elementary school chose the names for the birds. The male turkey is called Cranberry, […]
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Rachel, Tammy and Jay talking about all
the great deals at Fred Hoibergs
Clarion Auto Center.

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