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This year's sculptures on display for the Arts R Alive event at West Twin Park in Webster City

 • Webster City Middle School beginning its magazine sale.

 Students at Webster City Middle School will again be selling magazine subscriptions,music and other items through next Tuesday,September 2. Both new and renewal  subscriptions may be ordered through the middle school students. Each student has the opportunity to earn individual prizes while contributing to the overall sales campaign. Additionally, a percentage of each sale stays with Webster City Middle School. Monies are earned for a variety of education activities including field trips, assembly presentations and student celebrations. If you have any questions or want a middle school student to stop by your house, you may call the Webster City Middle School at 515-832-9220.

 • Northeast Hamilton School Board to meet Thursday evening.

 A meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be held Thursday evening at 7:00 at the elementary media center. The board will be updated on work to the bus garage, set work sessions and meeting dates. There will be the appointment of a board secretary, desginate financial depositories and legal counsel, consider  a proposal for well abandonment and technology, get a professional development update and other matters.

 • Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Story County

 Two Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) larvae collected by a homeowner from a residential tree in Story City and have been positively identified as EAB by a federal identifier.  Story County is the thirteenth confirmed infestation in the state.A statewide quarantine restricting the movement of hardwood firewood, ash logs, wood chips and ash tree nursery stock out of Iowa into non-quarantined areas of other states was issued on Feb. 4, 2014 and remains in place."We continue to monitor EAB closely and the Story City infestation is the 9th confirmed infestation in Iowa during 2014. The Iowa EAB Team again reminds Iowans to not move firewood as that is the quickest way to start an infestation in a new location,” said State Entomologist Robin Pruisner of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

 The City of Story City has inventoried the street trees in the community and working with the Story City Tree Board will continue to monitor, assess, and address ash trees. Story City will have information available for private property owners at www.cityofstorycity.org after September 1st.The Iowa EAB Team provides EAB diagnostic assistance to landowners and includes officials from Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service and the USDA Forest Service.The Iowa EAB Team strongly cautions Iowans not to transport firewood across county or state lines, since the movement of firewood throughout Iowa or to other states increases the risk of spreading EAB infestations. Most EAB infestations in the United States have been started by people unknowingly transporting infested firewood, nursery plants or sawmill logs. Besides being transported by vehicle, the adult beetle can also fly short distances of approximately two to five miles.

 With the exception of trunk injection, the window has closed for using other preventive methods against emerald ash borer this year. Trunk injections can be done by certified pesticide applicators until September 1, 2014.  Other control measures (soil injection, soil drench, and basal trunk sprays) will need to wait until mid-April to mid-May 2015.  This gives people the opportunity to have landscape and tree service companies to bid on work, and for the landowner to review these bids before next spring.Please contact Iowa EAB Team members to have suspicious looking trees checked in counties not currently known to be infested. The State of Iowa will continue to track the movement of EAB on a county-by-county basis. Before a county can be officially recognized as infested, proof of a reproducing population is needed and an EAB must be collected and verified by USDA entomologists.


 • Wright County GOP event draws a good crowd Friday evening.
 • Hamilton County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.



Early This Morning...Mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. East wind near 5 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
Today...Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms through mid morning. High in the upper 70s. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms through midnight...Then thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms May produce heavy rainfall early in the morning. Low in the mid 60s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 90 percent.

Iowa State News


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    The chairman of the Iowa Republican Party is accusing Jack Hatch, the Democratic candidate for governor, of killing a bill in the state senate that would have been a hit to Hatch’s bottom line as a real estate developer. Iowa GOP chairman Jeff Kaufmann says Hatch has been trying to “hide the truth” about his […]
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    Advocates fret over new Iowa law decriminalizing cannabis oil possession
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    Ferentz says Hawkeyes have to prove they are better on the field
    Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says the time for preseason predictions is over. The Hawkeyes open on Saturday against UNI and while they enter the season with high expectations Ferentz says it is time to prove it on the field. “Three out of the top 5 teams, at least in the polls I looked at, were […]
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    Investigators still looking for answers in Waterloo man’s death
    The death of a Waterloo man, found lying outside a school on Memorial Day morning, remains a mystery. Waterloo Police Lieutenant Michael McNamee says the state medical examiner was unable to determine exactly how 69-year-old Dennis Washburn died. McNamee said at the time Washburn was found in the lawn of the former Longfellow Elementary School […]
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    Bats looking to get into homes earlier this year
    Many Iowans are finding unwelcome visitors in their houses, and it’s not out-of-town relatives arriving early for the Labor Day weekend. Mark Langan, at the Humane Society office in Omaha/Council Bluffs, explains. “We’ve had over 100 calls for bats in people’s houses this week,” Langan says. “Every year, about this time, our calls increase.” Typically, […]
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