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A summer day along the Boone River at Bells Mill Park near Stratford.

 • Thursday LWV Straw Poll results.

 There were 47 people who cast ballots Thursday at the Hamilton County League of Women Voters Straw Poll in the Ed Prince Building. Each year visitors to the Hamilton County Fair stop by the booth to vote on issues affecting the local,state and national scene. The first question was "Should the U.S. Congress pass an immigration law that includes a path to citizenship?" 26 of the visitors said yes to this question while 21 voted no. Thursday's second question was should the Iowa Legislature raise the gas tax for the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges? 26 of the fair goers were in favor of an increase with 21 voting no. Should a picture I.D. be required to vote if you are already registered to vote? 37 said yes and 11 voted no to this question. The fourth question is should Iowa legalize the sale of marijuana (cannabis oil) within the state?  32 said yes while 15 voted no. The final question is should bicyclists be better instructed to follow the same rules as motor vehicles? 44 voted yes while 3 voted no. While at the League of Women Voters booth, you can register to vote for the upcoming election and become a member of the League of Women Voters.  Membership is open to anyone. We will have the final results of this year's Straw Poll on Monday on KQWC Radio plus on kqradio.com and on our Facebook page.

 • New manager announced for Webster Theater

 Officials with the Help Entertain and Restore Organization (HERO) announced Thursday the hiring of a new manager for the Webster Theater. Keri Holmes Rojas will begin her managerial duties August 7. The HERO board said Rojas brings skills in marketing, design,systems processing, small business ownership and retail management. Rojas said that she is thrilled to be returning to the city she was born and being excited to help renew the downtown Webster City area.  Rojas is a native of Hampton where she was the manager of Cornerstone Cottage and president of the Franklin County Historical Society. Rojas graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Industrial Technology and Occupational Safety. She has worked as corporate director of safety for Avery Denison Corporation, owner and operator of Kaleidoscope and the general manager of AmercInn. The theater is expected to reopen in September after it was closed in March,2013.

 • Webster City School Board to meet Monday evening.

 Another meeting of the Webster City Community School Board will be Monday evening at 6:00 at the school administration building at 825 Beach Street. Items facing the board will include the acceptance of a paperless board meeting software contract. A resolution approving an interfund loan will be considered. The authorization to gain access to an account will be looked at by the school board. In other matters, there will be a review of the Iowa Association of School Board Fiscal Management Conference,look at work session topics for the school year and schedule presentations by staff and students for the 2014-15 school year.

 • Eagle Grove man facing charges following a Wednesday afternoon incident.
 • Computer scam in Webster City.



Rest Of Tonight...Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. Low around 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight.
Saturday...Partly sunny. Patchy fog through mid morning. High in the mid 80s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night...Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Iowa State News


    Lawsuit challenges decision that denied Cedar Rapids a casino
    A retired Cedar Rapids attorney has filed a lawsuit challenging the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s decision to deny a casino license application for Cedar Rapids. Eugene Kopecky’s lawsuit asks the court to examine the primary reason commission members cited when they made their decision — that a Cedar Rapids casino would take too much business […]
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    Minburn man sentenced on child pornography charges
    A Minburn man is given the maximum prison sentence on federal child pornography charges. A U.S. District Court judge sentenced 76-year-old Harold “Hal” Halstrom to 10 years in prison. U.S. Department of Homeland Security special agents say 76-year-old Harold “Hal” Halstrom was one of the top ten most active collectors of child pornography they were […]
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    U.S. Ag Secretary calls for expanding low-income food program
    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling for expansion of a program that helps feed low income children when school is out for summer. “We set a goal and the goal is to increase overall the number of meals we serve nationally by 10 million,” Vilsack says. “Last year we served around 166 million meals. […]
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    Waterloo man charged with crimes connected to escape in North Carolina
    A man who allegedly escaped from prison in North Carolina in 1973 has been formally charged in Iowa. Sixty-nine-year-old Ronald Carnes is charged with four counts of Social Security fraud, two counts of identity theft and one count of being a felon and fugitive from justice in possession of a firearm. Carnes was living in […]
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    Ida County bank robbed
    A bank in northwest Iowa’s Ida County was held up on Thursday afternoon. Authorities say the United Bank of Iowa in Holstein was robbed at gunpoint about 4:05 p.m. An African-American male entered the bank displaying a firearm and demanded money from the tellers. The suspect left on foot with an undisclosed amount of U-S […]
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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)