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Webster City Middle School Principal Becky Hacker Kluver (right) honored at an open house by teacher Donna Bristow on May 27.

 • Another drop for the unemployment rate in Hamilton County.

 There has been a drop in the unemployment rate for Hamilton County. This week the Iowa Workforce Development office reported the April unemployment rate was at 4.1 percent which is down from the March rate of 4.7 percent. Last month there were 6,940 people employed across Hamilton County while 300 people were without work. Iowa's unemployment rate for April was 3.8 percent down from the March number of 4.0 percent. The unemployment rates for surrounding counties included Boone County at 3.1 percent, Franklin County at 3.2 percent, Hardin County at 3.6 percent, Story County at 2.2 percent, Webster County at 4.3 percent and Wright County at 3.7 percent.

 • Two arrested by Fort Dodge Police on Thursday.

 Fort Dodge Police were dispatched to EZ Pawn to investigate a report of possible stolen items being pawned. The items were allegedly taken from a burglary in Humboldt on May 18,2015.While officers were on the scene, they identified a femal suspect as 49 year old Karrie Jergenson of Humboldt. While speaking with Jergenson,officers discovered a male subject that had accompanied Jergenson to the store. As officers began to approach the male in the vehicle,the male ran from the officers. After a short foot pursuit, the male entered the residence of 1617 Fourth Avenue South where he was placed into custody. The owner of the residence discovered several items missing. After initially giving officers a false identity, the male apprehended as 42 year old Billy Fister of Webster City. Fister was charged with Second Degree Burglary, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of an Offensive Weapon, Interference with Official Acts and Providing False Information. Jergenson was charged with Possession of Stolen Property.In addition to these charges,Fister also has outstanding warrants for his arrest from the Webster County District Court and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.

 • Webster City Fire Department called to fire at Van Diest Supply Company Thursday evening.

 The Webster City Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in the incinerator room at Van Diest Supply Company west of Webster City early Thursday evening. When the fire department arrived, light smoke was coming from the building where the incinerator was located. The fire was extinguished a short time later. The products on fire included a pallet of cardboard and plastics. Webster City Fire Chief John Conyn said the cause of the fire was the heat off of the incinerator causing the products to ignite and was accidental in nature. The fire fighters were on the scene for nearly an hour.

 • Webster City City Council to meet Monday afternoon
 • Cabin floor plan at Briggs Woods Park discussed at Conservation Board meeting.



Tonight...Cloudy...Breezy...Cooler. Widespread thunderstorms through midnight...Then scattered thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the lower 50s. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Saturday...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light showers in the morning...Then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Breezy... Cooler. High in the lower 60s. North wind 15 to 20 mph.
Saturday Night...Mostly clear. Low in the lower 40s. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

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Yup... That would be our "Woody"
interviewing a sheep at our local
Webster City Hy-Vee!

Look closely! Picture taken on
Memorial Day, May 25th, 2015
during a Severe Thunderstorm
right outside of Webster City.
No worries... this is not a tornado.
This is just a peculiar rain coming
 down in one spot.

Boys from T&T Line-X did a
great job recording!