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Hamilton County's Special Olympic athletes and law enforcement in the Torch Run parade held Thursday,May 21.

 • Hancock County Fatality.

 A 55 year old Garner motorist was killed and three people injured in a three vehicle accident in Hancock County Thursday afternoon on Highway 18 east of Garner. The Iowa State Patrol identified the fatality as Darla Asche. Reportedly an eastbound 2007 Chrysler Van driven by Norma Lovstad of Burt was followed by a 2007 Chevrolet Impala driven by Megan Brood of Rockwell. A westbound 2010 Nissan Murano driven by Asche crossed the center line for an unknown reason struck the Lovstad van which landed in the south ditch. The impact sent the Asche and Brood vehicles to collide head on. Asche was transported to Mercy North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City for treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival. Brood, Lovstad and a passenger in the Lovstad van, Donna Geving of Algona were all transported to the Mason City hospital. The Hancock County Sheriff's Department assisted the Iowa State Patrol at the accident scene.

 • Stratford chosen to host Hamilton County Freedom Rock on 99 County Tour.

 Stratford has been selected to host the Hamilton County Freedom Rock on its 99 county tour. A committee is developing the project and are in pursuit of the common military threads that interweave Hamilton County together. Ray Bubba Sorensen paints the original Freedom Rock located near Greenfield every year. Sorensen had the idea of spreading the message of the Freedom Rock to other small communities across Iowa. In the spring of 2013 Sorensen began the task of painting a Freedom Rock in every county creating the 99 County Freedom Rock  Tour as a unique state-wide veteran's memorial for the state. Stratford is striving to discover what military themes bind Hamilton County together. Creative ideas are needed as well as sponsors. If you would like to assist in this project, you may contact the Stratford City Hall at 515-838-2311 or Mike Neperney at 515-838-2173.

 • Two communities awarded DNR Derelict Building Grants

 Officials with the Iowa DNR Derelict Building Grant Program announced Thursday that 22 grants were awarded to 22 small rural Iowa communities to help deconstruct or renovate abandoned structures, remove asbestos and limit construction and demolition materials going to the landfill. The Derelict Building Grant Program was instituted by statute to help rural communities with populations of 5,000 or less. Funding is awarded annually on a competitive basis with cash matches required, Applications for the next funding round will be due in the spring of 2016. Two communities in KQWC listening area received awards. They include the city of Belmond with a grant for $50,000 to inspect for and abate asbestos and deconstruct and renovate an abandoned commercial building. The city reuse plan is to sell the property to a commercial entity that wishes to house a micro-brewery and special event meeting place. The city of Vincent will receive a grant for $40,000 to remove asbestos from an abandoned school building. The site will be redeveloped in the future.

 • Hamilton County Conservation Board meeting is set for May 28
 • Webster City Police investigating early morning robbery at Kum and Go.



Rest Of Today...Mostly sunny. High in the mid 70s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 50s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph shifting to the south after midnight.
Saturday...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms late in the afternoon. Breezy. High in the lower 70s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph shifting to the south 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Iowa State News



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    The Iowa Department of Agriculture today announced an order to cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair, and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza. The Department’s order begins immediately, is effective through the end of 2015, and also prohibits live birds from being sold at livestock auction markets, […]
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    ISU Athletic Director talks about Hoiberg’s future
    Iowa State’s athletic director says he’s waiting just like everybody else to see what Fred Hoiberg will do. The men’s basketball coach has been rumored to be in the running for a number of jobs, including with the Chicago Bulls, and his silence on the issue has ramped up the issue in the last few […]
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    Senator Ernst favors effort to cut the benefits of former presidents
    Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is touting legislation to reform the system for providing former presidents with certain perks and benefits. “Taxpayers should not be on the hook for subsidizing former presidents’ lives to the tune of millions of dollars,” Ernst said in a conference call with Iowa reporters today. The perks for former presidents include […]
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    Petitioners object to MHI closures in Clarinda, Mt Pleasant
    Opponents of Governor Branstad’s push to close the two state-run Mental Health Institutes in southern Iowa delivered 2500 petitions signatures to the governor’s office this morning. Matt Sinovic is executive director of Progress Iowa, the group that organized the online petition drive. “This happened over the last week or so, so it’s been a very […]
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    Huckabee a no-go to 2015 Iowa Straw Poll
    Mike Huckabee has become the second prominent presidential candidate to announce he will not participate in the Iowa GOP’s Straw Poll in August, but Governor Terry Branstad discounts the idea the event may not happen. “I expect there will a lot cadidates that will participate in that as there have been in a lot of […]
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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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