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Webster City and area servicemen honored at the Webster City High Veterans Day service on November 11.

 • No change in the Hamilton County unemployment rate.

 Officials with the Iowa Workforce Development Office announced Tuesday there has been no change in the Hamilton County unemployment rate for October. The rate last month was 3.8 percent which was the same figure in September. There were 7,060 people employed across Hamilton County in October while 280 people were without work. Iowa's unemployment rate for October was at 3.5 percent down from the September rate of 3.6 percent. The unemployment rates for surrounding counties for October were Boone County at 2.5 percent, Franklin at 2.8 percent, Hardin County at 3.5 percent, Story County at 2.1 percent, Webster County at 3.7 percent and Wright County at 3.3 percent.

 • Webster City Police news.

 Two Webster City residents are facing charges after an incident at 1515 Wall Street on November 15 with details released Tuesday morning. 26 year old Megan Farwell and 43 year old Bobby Joe Worthen were both charged with Disorderly Conduct by Webster City Police.

Webster City Police charged a 17 year old male juvenile with Fifth Degree Theft,Possession of Marijuana Second Offense and a Juvenile Pickup Order on November 16 after an incident at 1515 Wall Street.

 • Webster City Police Department begins B.L.U.E. program

 The Webster City Police Department would like to announce the development of B.L.U.E. (Blue Light Uniformed Events). Blue Light Uniformed Events has been created in an effort for our department to become more involved with the citizens of Webster City and to give back to those who may not be as fortunate. Our goal is to host several events throughout the year to benefit our residents and increase our sense of community. We thought this would be a great way we as officers coul...d give back and shed a positive light on our department.
The holiday season is a reminder to us all to gather together and lend a helping hand. The first event will be B.L.U.E. - Christmas Edition “A Partner in Blue to Shop with You”. Based on your donations an officer and child will be paired together to go on a shopping spree to purchase Christmas gifts for themselves and their family. The program will focus on youth between the ages of kindergarten and sixth grade. A child from Pleasantview Elementary, Sunset Elementary, St. Thomas, and the Webster City Middle School will be selected for a total of four students. School counselors will be contacted to submit names of children who they believe would be good candidates and would benefit the most from the program. A letter will be sent home to the parents of the students selected. Based on the list provided we will conduct interviews to make sure the families would be willing to participate. This will be the first year for an event like this and in order to be successful we wanted to start out small. Hopefully, in the years to come we can increase the amount of students and open it up for other local agencies to participate.
Each student will be provided with a specific dollar amount to be spent on gifts for themselves and their family. This is where you come in! We are seeking your financial help in order to make this a successful event. Any donation which could be made would be greatly appreciated. We are hoping this will be a very positive experience, not only for the selected children and their families, but also for the officers involved. The true meaning of Christmas is about giving-there are very few things more rewarding than giving a child in need something to smile about.
Shopko will be hosting the event which will take place on December 22, 2015 at approximately 6:00 P.M. Donations can be dropped off directly at the Webster City Police Department or by mail at P.O. Box 217 Webster City, Iowa 50595 Attention: Officer Jordan Elonich #677.

 • Webster City Police release details of an accident Monday evening and one on Friday.
 • The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.



Early This Morning...Cloudy. Not as cool. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Today...Cloudy. A slight chance of rain and patchy drizzle before noon. A chance of light rain and areas of drizzle in the afternoon. Areas of fog late in the afternoon. Warmer. High 45 to 51. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tonight...Light rain likely through midnight...Then light rain after midnight. Areas of fog through the night. Low in the mid 30s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 90 percent.

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Sip and Stroll // 12/11/2015
St. Thomas Religious Ed
classes 7th & 8th graders
enjoyed playing Bingo with
residents of Southfield.
KQWC's Sales Manager,
Natalie Stark's dog,
celebrating Veteran's Day.
 Double Rainbow spotted
at KQWC on Veteran's Day!