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Hamilton County's Special Olympic athletes and law enforcement in the Torch Run parade held Thursday,May 21.

 • Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.

 The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors this Tuesday will receive reports from Roxanne Dass on America's Renewable Future and from Van Diest Supply on the anhydrous tanks at the Blairsburg site. There will be a look at personnel issues for the county sheriff, social services and public health departments. Contracts and agreements with Solutions,Incorporated, IP Pathways, Covenant Medical Center for inpatient detox and a railroad detour agreement on Highway 17 will be reviewed at the meeting. Pay estimates for Drainage Districts 9 and 47 will be discussed by the board plus other matters. The meeting of the Hamilton County Supervisors will be Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m.

 • Changes for Monday's Memorial Day services in Webster City

 The Webster City American Legion Post 191 has announced that due to the expected weather conditions this weekend,the Memorial Day service at Graceland Cemetery has been moved to Jefferson Gymnasium Monday morning at 10:30. The services at Marshall Crippen Bridge and Cass Center Cemetery and the Memorial Day Parade are all cancelled due to the weather.

 • Hancock County Fatality.

 A 55 year old Garner motorist was killed and three people injured in a three vehicle accident in Hancock County Thursday afternoon on Highway 18 east of Garner. The Iowa State Patrol identified the fatality as Darla Asche. Reportedly an eastbound 2007 Chrysler Van driven by Norma Lovstad of Burt was followed by a 2007 Chevrolet Impala driven by Megan Brood of Rockwell. A westbound 2010 Nissan Murano driven by Asche crossed the center line for an unknown reason struck the Lovstad van which landed in the south ditch. The impact sent the Asche and Brood vehicles to collide head on. Asche was transported to Mercy North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City for treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival. Brood, Lovstad and a passenger in the Lovstad van, Donna Geving of Algona were all transported to the Mason City hospital. The Hancock County Sheriff's Department assisted the Iowa State Patrol at the accident scene.

 • Stratford chosen to host Hamilton County Freedom Rock on 99 County Tour.
 • Two communities awarded DNR Derelict Building Grants



Today...Mostly cloudy. High in the lower 70s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight...Cloudy. A slight chance of showers through midnight. Isolated thunderstorms through the night. Showers likely after midnight. Low in the upper 50s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Sunday...Showers in the morning. Thunderstorms through the day. Showers likely in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the late morning and afternoon. High in the upper 60s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

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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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