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Congratulations to WCF Financial Bank President and CEO Stephen Mourlam on the opening of the new bank location at 401 Fairmeadow Drive!

 • South Hamilton looking at Teacher Leadership Compensation program.

 South Hamilton Teacher Leadership Compensation Planning Committee has been meeting, researching, discussing and striving to develop a drafted district proposal for a Teacher Leadership Compensation (TLC) program. The district has been surveying staff and will be doing the same with stakeholders to determine what they believe South Hamilton's most critical instructional and system needs happen to be at this time and provide input into as what teacher leader positions might benefit the district as it works toward district wide improvement. The state supported Teacher Leadership and Compensation System rewards effective teachers with leadership opportunities and higher compensation, attracts promising new teachers with competitive starting salaries, more support and fosters greater collaboration for all teachers to learn from each other. The overriding philosophy of the sytem is multi-pronged but boils down to improving student learning that requires improving the instruction they receive each day. Research shows that there is no better way to do this than to empower teachers to lead the effort. The general goals of the Teacher Leadership and  Compensation System are attract able and promising new teachers by offering competitive starting salaries and offering short term and long term professional development and leadership opportunities, retain effective teachers by providing enhanced career opportunities and reward professional growth and effective teaching by providing pathways for career opportunities that come with increased leadership responsibilites. The Iowa General Assembly approved $50 million for the first year of implementation. In each subsequent year another $50 million will be added to the system for a total of $150 million per year. The South Hamilton Schools is in the midst of developing a plan and will be submitting an application in order to become an active participant in the TLC system. The district's 2016-17 allocation of approximately $201,000 would be utilized to create teacher leader positions.

 • Roland Story School Board to meet Monday evening.

 The next meeting of the Roland Story School Board will be Monday evening at 6:30 at the high school board room. The agenda will include a discussion of technology issues, building and grounds update, transportation matters, and acceptance of the 2013-14 District Audit Report. Board members will approve the list of seniors for graduation, consider a district developed special education service delivery plan, review the board policy for school event restrictions for Sunday and Wednesday evenings, approve open enrollment requests,personnel matters and a report from the superintendent.

 • Rief named as new Clarion City Administrator.

 The Clarion City Council Monday afternoon approved the employment agreement for Dustin Rief as the new city administrator. Rief will succeed Rochelle Pohlman who will be retiring June 30 after serving 30 and a half years. Rief will begin his duties on July 1. Rief's base salary will be $70,000 and a onetime two percent increase on January 1, 2016 and upon completion of a Master's Degree in Public Finance will receive a onetime pay increase of $4000. A personal car allowance, cell phone reimbursement, moving and temporary housing assistance and additional benefits covered under the city of Clarion personnel policy was approved for Rief. He comes to Clarion from Omaha where he was a Public Works Specialist for the city.

 • Wright County officials update the avian flu situation.
 • No injuries in robbery at Webster City Casey's General Store on Sunday.

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Today...Mostly cloudy. Breezy. Areas of dense fog through mid morning. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning. Scattered showers before noon...Then thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High in the upper 70s. Southeast wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. Breezy. A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A slight chance of thunderstorms before midnight and early morning...Then a chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. Low in the lower 60s. Southeast wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent.
Thursday...Thunderstorms likely. Breezy. High in the mid 70s. South wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

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    Sioux City man charged with child endangerment
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    Above and Beyond Cancer to raise funds for Nepal earthquake relief
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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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