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 • Fourth of July closings in Hamilton County.

 Monday will be observed as a complete holiday in the KQWC listening area for Independence Day. Area financial institutions and professional offices will be closed. Stores will either be open or closed for the day. The Hamilton County Courthouse and Webster City Municipal Building will be closed for the holiday. There will be no city and rural delivery of mail. The Webster City Post Office box lobby will be open for postal box customers however the customer service window will be closed. The Kendall Young Library and Hamilton County ISU Extension and Outreach Service office will be closed for the holiday. The Webster City outdoor swimming pool will be open Monday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Regular pool hours will resume Tuesday.

 • June weather in review.

 Above normal temperatures and near normal rainfall can best describe Webster City's weather for June. Weather records at the KQWC Radio Hill weather reporting station showed the average high for last month was 83 degrees and the average low at 59 degrees.The normal high is at 70 degrees. Warmest temperature for the month was 92 degrees set on June 10 and the lowest temperature was 47 degrees on June 2. As for precipitation, we ended the month with 4.79 inches of rainfall.Normal precipitation for June is at 4.81 inches of rain. It was a quiet month for weather with no severe storms in the Webster City area.

The National Weather Service outlook for Iowa for July indicates a month of normal to above normal temperatures and equal chances of precipitation. Last July, the average high in Webster City was 81 degrees and the average low was 60. We measured 3.85 inches of rainfall in July,2015. KQWC Radio is the official observer for the National Weather Service in Webster City.

 • Webster City City Council to meet Tuesday afternoon.

 The Webster City City Council will meet Tuesday afternoon,July 3 at 5:30 in the city council chambers. The meeting is being delayed one day due to Monday's Independence Day holiday. The council will face a brief agenda. They will consider two requests from the Webster City Chamber of Commerce. The first one is to close a portion of Second Street on Saturday,July 23 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for the Crazy Day Street Fair. The second request  is to close Des Moines Street and the alley south of Second Street  and the alley south of Second Street from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. for the next in the series of Music in the Park events on Thursday,July 28. The council will continue discussion in regards to a residential completion agreement for 1503 First Street plus other matters. The council meeting will be telecast on cable channel 12 at 5:30 Tuesday with repeat telecasts at 7:00 on Thursday and Saturday evenings.

 • Two Fort Dodge 14 year old boys found guilty of robbery.
 • Hamilton County Crimestoppers need your help in solving a crime at the Boondocks on June 19.



Late This Afternoon...Mostly sunny. Northeast wind near 10 mph.
Tonight...Partly cloudy until early morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 50s. East wind around 5 mph.
Saturday...Partly sunny. High in the mid 70s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

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    Nebraska Wesleyan officially joins IIAC
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