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 • Hamilton County sees slight increase in June unemployment rate.

 The June unemployment rate for Hamilton County stood at 5.1 percent. The Iowa Workforce Development office announced Tuesday that the rate is up from the May figure of 4.9 percent. There were 6500 people employed in the county last month while 350 were without work. Iowa's unemployment rate for June was 4.4 percent which was the same rate in May. The unemployment rate for surrounding counties include Boone at 3.5 percent,Franklin at 4 percent, Hardin at 4.4 percent, Story at 3.8 percent, Webster at 5.8 percent and Wright at 4.4 percent.

 • Wright County Supervisors receive update on road work near Woolstock.

 There is good news for motorists who travel on Wright County Road C-70 near Woolstock. Wright County Engineer Adam Clemons informed county supervisors Monday that the bridge is expected to reopen sometime this week. The bridge was closed due to a renovation project over the past few months. Clemons also informed the supervisors that the gravel is now back in place after the heavy rains of mid to late June. 

In another matter the Wright County Supervisors approved an agreement for transportation service between the city of Clarion and the Wright County Transit Service.

 • Northeast Hamilton Community School Board to meet Thursday evening.

 The July meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be Thursday evening at 7:00 at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. Agneda items include a review of the professional development calendar, FAST training update, plans for the Iowa Association of School Board fiscal management conference. set board work sessions, review board policy and set dates and times for board meetings. There will also be an update from Northeast Hamilton Superintendent Mike Sherwood.

 • Hamilton County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.
 • Hamilton County Conservation Board to meet Thursday.
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