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

 • Century and Heritage Farms from Hamilton County honored at the Iowa State Fair on August 12.

 Three farm families from Hamilton County were recognized at the Iowa State Fair on August 12 during the annual Century and Heritage Farm ceremony. To qualify, a family must have owned at least 40 acres for 100 years or more for Century Farms and 150 years or more for a Heritage Farm. The Century Farm recipients were Eugene Hendrickson of rural Radcliffe and Wayne and Paula Neuman of rural Ellsworth.  The Hendrickson family farm originated in 1914 and the Neuman family farm in 1882. The Heritage Farm recognized from Hamilton County belongs to the Gourley Brothers located at 1819 290th Street in rural Webster City. The Gourley family originated the farm in 1863. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation have sponsored this recognition program since 1976 as a way to salute Iowa's farm families that have owned and worked on a farm for 100 years or more. This year 344 Century Farms and 86 Century Farms were recognized. 

 • Clarion City Council updated on White Fox Landing Project.

 The Clarion City Council met Monday with David Doxtad of the I and S Group on the Whitefox Landing project in the northeast section of the city. Concrete has been poured at the intersection of Willow and 11 Streets to give access to the school parking lot. The retention basin to the project is progressing. A sanitary sewer service extension and the removal of existing clay tiles running under Willow Drive will require a change order for the project to be completed. 

Nancy Huisinga met with the Clarion city council regarding changes in the city recreation department. City administrator Rochelle Pohlman stated that none of the programs have been cut and the decision to make the directors position as a part time one will not affect any programs. The city of Clarion has been fortunate that parents volunteer to coach and handle the practices. Next year the Clarion Goldfield Dows school district will take over the 7th and 8th grade softball program. Team Valley will be in charge of the city wrestling program for youth.

A change order for $3,548 from Wicks Construction to run a new sanitary sewer service extension and the removal of existing clay tiles was approved by the council.

The next scheduled meeting of the Clarion City Council will be Tuesday,September 2 at 5:00 p.m.

 • Applications now being accepted for the Webster City Civil Service Commission.

 The City of Webster City is currently accepting applications to fill an unexpired term on the Civil Service Commission. The application process is in an effort to ensure diversity and representation of the commuity. Applicants must be current residents of Webster City. This position is voluntary. The application deadline is Friday,September 5 at 5:00 p.m. Applications are available now at City Hall at 400 Second Street. If you have any questions please call the City Clerk's office at 832-9141 or the City Manager's office at 832-9151 for more information.

 • Cyndi Young to speak in Webster City on September 3.
 • No change in the Hamilton County unemployment rate for July.



Rest Of Tonight...Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Low around 70. East wind near 5 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent.
Saturday...Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms through mid morning...Then partly sunny with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the late morning and early afternoon. Mostly sunny late in the afternoon. High in the upper 80s. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent.
Saturday Night...Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms overnight. Low in the upper 60s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

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    Jim Webb says it’s time to ‘rejoin debate’ & he’s not ruling out 2016 run
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    Singer Tony Orlando to open U-of-I diabetes research center (AUDIO)
    A singing superstar from the 1970s will be among the dignitaries in Iowa City tomorrow  for the dedication of a new diabetes research center at the University of Iowa. Tony Orlando is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, which raised $25-million for the high-tech facility. In a phone interview with Radio Iowa from […]
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    Record enrollment at ISU, more students expected at UI
    Iowa State University has record-high enrollment of more than 34,000 students for the fall semester, which starts next week. Annette Hacker, a spokeswoman for the university, says ISU officials have leased additional living space off-campus for over 1,000 students because the residence halls are jam-packed, with some students living in the dens in the dorms. “They’re […]
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