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A summer day along the Boone River at Bells Mill Park near Stratford.

 • Hamilton County LWV Straw Poll results for Wednesday released.

 50 people participated in Wednesday's straw  poll at the Hamilton County Fair sponsored by the Hamilton County League of Women Voters. The poll asks fair goers a series of questions on local, state and national issues.The first question was should the U.S. Congress pass an immigration law that includes a path to citizenship. 29 voters said yes while 18 voted no. Question number two was should the Iowa Legislature raise the gas tax for the maintenance and construction of roads and bridge? 25 voted in favor of an increase with 23 voting no Wednesday. The third question is should picture I.D. be required to vote in you are already registered to vote? 39 voted yes with 10 voting no. The next question was should Iowa legalize the sale of medical marijuana(cannabis oil) within the state?  26 voted yes and 21 voted no to this question. The final question is should bicyclists be better instructed to follow the same rules as motor vehicles?  46 said yes with three of the voters voting no. The straw poll continues through Sunday at the Ed Prince Building. While at the booth, you can find out on becoming a member of the League of Women Voters. You can also register to vote at the booth.

 • Home invasion incident in Webster County.

 A home invasion incident was investigated in Coalville by the Webster County Sheriff's Department and Iowa State Patrol Wednesday afternoon. The incident happened shortly after 12 noon when a female reported a male inside her residence. The individual described was a bald white male with a stocky build wearing a white tank top. He forcibly entered the residence. In a news release it stated that a struggle ensued and the homeowner was able to retreat to a back bedroom where her firearm was located where she discharged the weapon at the suspect when he then ran from the residence.The investigation was conducted and evidence was gathered in the case. Anyone with information should contact Webster County Crimestoppers at 515-573-1444.

 • Heeren crowned Hamiton County Fair Queen


Jenna Heeren of Jewell was crowned the 2014 Hamilton County Fair Queen Wednesday evening during ceremonies in front of the fair grandstand. She is the daughter of Jeff and Jodi Heeren of rural Jewell. Heeren received the crown from retiring fair queen Erin Anderson of Webster City. Heeren is a 2014 graduate of South Hamilton High School in Jewell. This fall she will be attending the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Heeren was represent Hamilton County at the Iowa State Fair Queen contest in Des Moines. The first runner up and Miss Leadership was Megan Hughes of Webster City. Second runner up was Kaleigh Greufe of Blairsburg. Ashley Price of Webster City was named Miss Congeniality. The other contestants in the fair queen contest  were Morgan Gourley of rural Stanhope and Gina Moline of Webster City.

 • RV TV planning meeting is coming Monday,July 28.
 • "Our Sunday Best"comes to Randall this weekend.



Today...Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s. Southeast wind near 10 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon.
Tonight...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...Then a chance of thunderstorms before midnight and early morning. Thunderstorms likely early in the morning. Low in the lower 60s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.
Friday...Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms until late afternoon. Breezy. High in the upper 80s. South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Iowa State News


    Iowa senator who battled Oprah Winfrey in 1996 has died
    A former state legislator who once got in a national spat with Oprah Winfrey has died. Berl PriebeĀ of Algona served in the Iowa House for four years and in the Iowa Senate for 24 years. Priebe, who raised Angus cattle, took offense to a 1996 Oprah Winfrey show about Mad Cow Disease. Priebe blamed Winfrey […]
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    Former North Central Iowa landfill director accused of misusing equipment
    The former co-director of a Fort Dodge based landfill is facing a felony theft charge. Agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation arrested Michael Dean Grell on Tuesday. He’s the former co-director of the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency. Grell is accused of using landfill equipment, personnel, and other resources to remove […]
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    Indian Creek Nature Center to build new learning facility
    Plans are being unveiled to build a sophisticated environmental learning center in Cedar Rapids that would be able to generate all of its own power, along with a butterfly house and an expanded trail system. The Indian Creek Nature Center operates out of an old dairy barn, but executive director John Meyers says the proposed […]
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    Survey finds Latino children most likely to be uninsured
    Information from the annual Kids Count survey released Tuesday shows Latino children in Iowa are more than three-times as likely to be uninsured than their white and black counterparts. Five years ago the number of uninsured black and Latino children in Iowa was about equal at a little more than 10 percent. Joe Enriquez Henry, […]
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    Lansing Kee pulls upset in 1A quarterfinal, Highland advances in 2A
    Senior catcher Ellie Heiderscheit slammed a two run triple in the fourth inning to snap a scoreless tie and scored on an errant throw as Lansing Kee stunned second rated Lynnville-Sully 4-0 in a class 1A quarterfinal round game. “I’ve been waiting for one and it just happened to hit the right spot,” Heiderscheit says. […]
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Christine Hassebrock from Hamilton County
Public Health joins Woody on the morning

Rachel, Tammy and Jay talking about all
the great deals at Fred Hoibergs
Clarion Auto Center.

4th grade P.E. Class in Alden, wanted to be
FAMOUS, by being on KQWC's website!
So here you go kids...Enjoy your summer!

Michelle from Building Families had a little 
help recording at the KQWC studio.
(We like to start them off young)