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The marquee to the Webster Theater in downtown Webster City is lit for the first time on Monday,September 8!

 • Drug policy listening sessions coming to Hamilton County.

 Two state drug policy leaders will be in Hamilton County in October for listening sessions with local citizens. Steve Lukan is the director of the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy with Peter Komendowski is the director of the Partnership for a Drug Free Iowa. "Asking the Community to Be Our Guide in Preventing Substance Abuse: Listening Sessions with State Leaders" is hosted by Power Up YOUth, the Hamilton County coalition whose purpose is to improve the lives of local youth. At the listening sessions,Lukan and Komendowski want to hear the voices of Hamilton County residents reflect on how substance abuse affects local communities, what is helping and what more can be done. The Webster City listening session will be held in the conference room at the Riverview Early Childhood Center at 6:00 p.m. on October 2. The Jewell listening session will be held Tuesday,October 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Jewell Fire and Rescue community room at 838 Main Street.Lukan of West Des Moines served as a member of the Iowa House of Representatives for 10 years. In 2012, he became leader of the Iowa Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy. He grew up in New Virginia and helped his father manage a service station before serving in the U.S Navy and then attending Loras College in Dubque. Komendowski of Waterloo is a former business development and marketing executive. He is the president and executive director of the Parnership for a Drug Free Iowa and Face It Together. His work with the Partnership began as a consultant on a drug endangered children's advertising campaign and marketing project for the Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center. 

Food and child care will be provided at both meetings. The meetings will be open to everyone.

 • Angel Tree tag program has been cancelled by UDMO.

 Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. would like to announce that after much careful thought and consideration the Hamilton County UDMO Outreach office will no longer provide the Angel Tree tag program.  The decision was based on several reasons but the main reason was due to the time and staff constraints this program requires.  UDMO is making this announcement early in the season with hopes that another entity might pick up this opportunity for families in Hamilton County.  UDMO would like to thank those who participated in the Angel Tree program in previous years as a participant, someone who adopted an Angel Tree tag or those who gave a monetary donation towards this program.  This program made a big difference for those who participated and UDMO does hope to see it continue in the future!     

 • Attorneys look at evidence in Frederiksen trial.

 An attorney for Casey Frederiksen argued Tuesday that his client's history of collecting child pornography should  not be presented in his upcoming trial because it will taint his image to jurors. Defense attorney Aaron Hawbaker said jurors in the trial of Frederiksen will conclude his client is a bad person and likely guilty in the 2005 death of five year old Evelyn Miller. Prosecutors argued jurors should know that Frederiksen who was charged in 2012 with first degree murder and first degree sexual abuse in the death of Miller, had a collection of child pornography in a computer hard drive at the time of her disappearance. Frederiksen was later convicted of possessing child pornography. Frederiksen was watching Evelyn Miller at the time of her disappearance. Her body was found in the Cedar River five days later. The trial for Frederiksen was to have started in Hamilton County last Monday. Attorneys at yesterday's hearing in Waverly said the trial could be held sometime next February.

 • Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Thursday evening.
 • Kendall Young Library Board plans to send fund raising letter to past contributors.



Rest Of Today...Mostly sunny. High in the lower 70s. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Low around 50. East wind around 5 mph.
Thursday...Mostly sunny. High in the lower 70s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

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    Fish kill in Sioux County continues as ‘slug of manure’ moves downstream
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    Analysis finds chance of hitting a deer drops slightly in Iowa
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    Branstad: allow GPS surveillance of some accused domestic abusers
    Governor Terry Branstad says it’s time to give judges the authority to order electronic surveillance of some of the men and women who are accused of stalking or domestic abuse in Iowa. “I think it makes sense to have GPS tracking of people that have a no-contact order,” Branstad says. The governor doesn’t envision putting […]
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TEXAS STYLE JAM // 09/17/2014

Christine Hassebrock from Hamilton County
Public Health joins Woody on the morning

Rachel, Tammy and Jay talking about all
the great deals at Fred Hoibergs
Clarion Auto Center.

4th grade P.E. Class in Alden, wanted to be
FAMOUS, by being on KQWC's website!
So here you go kids...Enjoy your summer!

Michelle from Building Families had a little 
help recording at the KQWC studio.
(We like to start them off young)