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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 Today...Mostly sunny. High in the mid 80s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday...Mostly sunny. Breezy. High in the mid 70s. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Iowa State News


    Pheasant count underway across Iowa
    Iowa’s annual roadside survey of small game animals, from pheasants to quail to rabbits, is now underway. DNR wildlife biologist Todd Bogenschutz says specially-trained crews will cover 210 routes across Iowa totaling about 5,000 miles during the coming two-week period. “It gives us a real good indication of what our small game populations are doing […]
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    Tyson plant in Cherokee will close September 27
    The Tyson plant in Cherokee will close in three months. In a prepared statement released today, a Tyson Foods executive said the plant in Cherokee, along with one in New York and another in New Mexico “have been struggling financially” and “it no longer makes business sense to keep them open.” The plant in Cherokee […]
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    Harkin hosts forum with focus on finding jobs for Americans with disabilities
    Senator Tom Harkin hosted a forum at Drake University late this afternoon to mark the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Governor Terry Branstad, who was among the panelists, said he tells business owners they will make their business better by making accommodations and hiring […]
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    Mother of slain Evansdale girl sentenced to prison
    The mother of one of two girls who were kidnapped in Evansdale in 2012 and later found dead is going to prison on drug charges. Misty Cook-Morrissey pled guilty this week to two counts of delivery of methamphetamine in Fayette County District Court. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies […]
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    Iowa Supreme Court clears way for closure of Sioux City riverboat casino
    The Iowa Supreme Court has denied a temporary stay that has allowed the Argosy Casino riverboat in Sioux City to stay open. The ruling by a three-judge panel ends the stay on Wednesday of next week. Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission administrator, Brian Ohorilko. “The commission’s closure order will go into affect on the 30th […]
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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)