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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!

 • Wilson Brewer Park Committee looking at future improvements.

 At a meeting held Tuesday, the Wilson Brewer Park Commttee reviewed maintenance issues  for the park. Siding to the Harmony Center School has been repaired by the park staff.  Parks and Recreation director Kent Harfst has contacted the crew from Presto X to determine anything needs to be done to the Wilson Brewer Cabin on the condition of the logs. The firm will inspect the buildings in the park and will be notified if there are any concerns. Director Harfst will also notify Webster City's building inspector to look at the porch structure at the Jameson Cabin. A contractor has started installing the gutters at the Depot Museum. Footings will be created at the Bell Tower in Wilson Brewer Park. 

Another large attendance is expected for the second annual Junque Fest set for Memorial Day weekend May 22 to 24. As of this week 74 vendors have signed up for this year's event.There was an update on four events scheduled for Mulberry Center Church. Three of the events will be from Humanities of Iowa and the fourth event being on Mourning Traditions.

 • 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.
 • Wright County officials update the avian flu situation.

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Rest Of Tonight...Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms early in the morning. Breezy. Low in the lower 60s. South wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
Thursday...Cloudy...Breezy. Thunderstorms likely. High in the upper 70s. South wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.
Thursday Night...Thunderstorms likely through midnight...Then a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the upper 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 60 percent.

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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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