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Motorcycles and Vietnam war Veterans preparing to depart from the Boondocks.

 • Two people injured in SUV accident east of Webster City Thursday afternoon.

 The Iowa State Patrol investigated an SUV accident at the eastbound 143 mile marker of Highway 20 east of Webster City shortly before 2:00 Thursday afternoon.  Reportedly the SUV was traveling eastbound when it left the roadway,entered the eastbound ditch, ran up the embankment and struck the overpass bridge where it came to rest. A passenger was able to get out however the drive was pinned inside the vehicle.The Webster City Fire Department used its Jaws of Life to free the driver. The two were transported to Van Diest Medical Center for treatment of their injuries by the hospital's EMS department. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department assisted in the investigation. The names of the driver and passenger were not immediately available.

 • W.C. man turns himself in to Fort Dodge police after theater incident on August 14.

 The Webster City man accused of firing a gun outside the Fort 8 theater  has turned himself in to Fort Dodge Police. 23 year old Joseph Oberender has been charged with  assault with a dangerous weapon and reckless use of a firearm. The case was sent to Webster County District Court on Thursday.  Oberender's attorney Darren Driscoll of Fort Dodge said his client waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Oberender posted bond prior to his appearance Thursday in Webster County Magistrate Court.  Oberender is accused of firing a handgun outside the Fort 8 Theater the night of August 14. Witnesses reported seeing Oberender getting into an argument with a juvenile inside the theater. The two went outside where Oberender allegedly fired a single shot from a handgun in the air. There were no injuries in the incident.

 • Gowrie man dies in grain bin accident

 A 27 year old Gowrie man died Thursday morning after a grain bin accident. Brett Steck entered the bin at the Farmers Cooperative Company facility in Farnhamville for a routine cleaning procedure when he became engulfed in soybeans. Rescue crews from Farnhamville, Gowrie and Rockwell City were summoned to the scene in the recovery of Steck.The rescue effort lasted for nearly two hours. Officials with Farmers Cooperative said a full investigation will begin in finding the cause.

 • Century and Heritage Farms from Hamilton County announced at the Iowa State Fair.
 • Nessa trial moved to January

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Rest Of Tonight...Cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms until midnight. Widespread fog through the night. Low in the upper 50s. North wind near 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
Saturday...Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog through mid morning. High in the upper 70s. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night...Mostly clear. Patchy fog early in the morning. Low around 60. East wind around 5 mph.

Iowa State News

 

  


    Two die in accidents near Sheldon and May City
    One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash south of Sheldon on Thursday afternoon. Iowa State Troopers say that the accident happened when a vehicle was northbound on McKinley Avenue, and for unknown reasons, entered the east ditch and struck a tree. Troopers say the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene […]
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    Report: net farm income to drop 36%
    A federal report predicts the rural economy may take a hit this year, as one forecast projects net farm income to be down 36-percent compared to last year. Mitchell Morehart, an economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, says lower commodity prices, current land values and production expenses make the most recent forecast more bleak […]
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    Man dies in grain bin accident in Farnhamville
    A 27-year-old Gowrie man died Thursday morning after a grain bin accident. Brett Steck entered a grain bin at the Farmers Cooperative Company facility in Farnhamville for a routine cleaning procedure when he became engulfed in soybeans. Rescue crews from Farnhamville, Gowrie and Rockwell City were called to the scene. Officials with Farmers Cooperative said […]
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    Walker quizzed about Renewable Fuels Standard
    About 40 people gathered in a Greenfield coffee shop this morning to see and hear Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker and the first question from the crowd was about corn-based ethanol fuel. A local businessman who supplies fertilizer to farmers asked Walker why he supports phasing out the Renewable Fuels Standard. Walker said he does not support […]
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    Insurance commissioner approves rate increases for 3 companies
    Three health insurance companies have received the green light to increase rates affecting thousands of Iowans. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Coventry Health Care and Gundersen Health Insurance requested the premium rate increases due to rising health care costs. On Wednesday, Iowa Insurance Division Commissioner Nick Gerhart approved rate increases of 17.6 to 28.7 […]
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Natalie Stark and Mary Harris
had a great time at POET
Biorefining's luncheon and
tour of their facility in Jewell!


HERO Board Members Brian Miller,
Zack Chizek, & Kay Ross interviewed
for HERO Foundation. Other board
members include (not pictured): Jeff
Pingel, Holly Stroner, Jerry Kloberdanz
& Jake Pulis.



Our friends at our local Webster
City Hy-Vee getting ready for the
Hamilton County Fair Parade!
 
 

Brian Imbus hypnotized people 
during the Hamilton County Fair!