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

 • Wright County Supervisor highlights

 There is good news for motorists in Wright County. The bridge on Wright County Road C-70 east of Woolstock reopened late last week after a repair project that started this spring. The reopening was announced during the Monday meeting of the Wright County Supervisors. The board members approved the certification of appointment of Deputy Sheriff Barry Huedepohl and Civil Process Server Matthey Valentine. A contract with Hogan Hanson was approved for work on the 2013-14 audit for the period ending June 30,2014. 

The board discussed the possibility of hiring an information technology person to maintain the computers in the county offices. It is hoped to have someone in place in the next few months.

In one other matter, the Wright County Supervisors held a discussion on the drainage assessment for the Federal Government. The board plans to go after those people who have refused to pay with the matter to be taken on a case by case basis.


 • Fort Dodge authorities investigate possible animal neglect case.

 Police in Fort Dodge Saturday responded to a report of possible animal neglect at 310 and 312 G Street. It was alleged that the owner of the property 61 year old Kathleen Bond had taken in numerous dogs and cats and was unable to care for them resulting in unsanitary and unhealthy living conditions. The residence at 310 G Street was vacant at the time while Bond was living at 312 G Street. Bond cooperated with law enforcement and permitted officers to inspect both residences. Officers observed obvious signs of animal neglect inside both of the residences but due to high levels of ammonia in the air they were not able to enter and complete the investigation. Due to the results of their investigation, both houses were secured to prevent anyone from going inside without appropriate equipment. The Fort Dodge Fire Department responded as members wore hazardous material suits and self contained breathing apparatus to determine the levels of ammonia and any other health threats. While inside fire fighters noted approximately eight dogs and between 40 to 50 cats combined in the two residences.Webster County Animal Control Officer Blaine Hepp as well as volunteers with Almost Home Animal Shelter responded and assisted in the recovery of the eight dogs from 312 G Street. The animals were impounded and will be evaluated and treated for any neglect or injuries. Authorities said it was determined that it was safe for the cats to remain at the residences in the short term while Almost Home and Animal Control Officer Hepp worked to identify rescue shelters that would take them in. The investigation into this incident continues.

 • Arts R Alive Sculpture Event set for August 6 to 8.

 The Fourth Annual Arts R Alive Sculpture event will be held at West Twin Park  in Webster City August 6  to 8,2014. Seven artists have submitted pieces for the event which is sponsored by the Take Pride in Webster City Committee with funding coming from the Hotel Motel tax, WCF Financial Bank and the Rotary Club. Voting for the People's Choice Award will take place in the park from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 6 and 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday,August 7. "Artist Talk" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6 will feature the artists giving comments about their piece and answering questions. Martin Arthur, director of the Hearst Center for the Arts at the University of Northern Iowa will judge the pieces and make comments about them on Thursday,August 7 at 6:30 p.m. Music and refreshments will be provided each evening. Josh Seiser will provide recorded music on Wednesday and the Jive For Five brass band, a group of area band instructors will provide live music from 4:30 until 6:30 on Thursday evening.

 • Back to school registration dates announced.
 • Final results of the Hamilton County League of Women Voters Straw Poll released.



Today...Sunny. High in the upper 70s. Northwest wind near 10 mph.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Low in the mid 50s. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday...Sunny. High in the upper 70s. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Iowa State News


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    Ernst says it’s up to Braley “to refute” attack on his VA hearing attendance
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    Iowan helps organize benefit concert for tornado-ravaged Pilger, Nebraska
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    More lake GPS information now available from the DNR
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    Maryland Governor O’Malley campaigns with Democrats in eastern & western Iowa
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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)