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 • Northeast Hamilton school board to meet Thursday evening.

 The August meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be Thursday evening at 6:00 at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. The board will  receive a facilities report from Tyler Riley of FEH Design. There will also be the appointment of the school board secretary followed by the oath of office, consider an open enrollment request, designate the financial depositories and legal counsel for the school year, approve an interfund loan and review elevator options and quotes. In other matters, the Northeast Hamilton school board will consider contract recommendations and receive updates by superintendent Mike Sherwood and assistant superintendent and principal Mike Kruger.

 • No change in Hamilton County unemployment rate.

 There was no change in regards to the unemployment rate for Hamilton county for July. The Iowa Workforce Development office reported Tuesday the rate remained at 4 percent which was the same rate as in June. There were 9,190 people employed last month while 290 were without work. Iowa's unemployment rate for July was at 4.1 percent which is up slightly from the June rate of 4 percent. The unemployment rates for surrounding counties showed Boone county at 3.2 percent, Franklin at 3.6 percent, Hardin at 4.2 percent, Story county at an even 3 percent, Webster county at 4.6 percent and Wright county at 4.4 percent.

 • Hamilton County Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning.

 A meeting of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors will be held Tuesday morning at 9:00 in the supervisors board room. The agenda will include personnel action in the sheriff and conservation departments. The board will consider the final plan approval for a bridge replacement project and with Cisco Firewall. There will be the approval of cancelling outstanding warrants and for a Transportation Safety Improvement Program plus other matters. 

 • Hamilton County Conservation Board to meet Thursday morning.
 • Two men arrested after early Thursday robbery in Fort Dodge.




Iowa State News




    Ottumwa Christian School fire confirmed as arson
    Investigators have confirmed a fire that destroyed a school in southeast Iowa earlier this month was intentionally set. Ottumwa Fire Marshal Cory Benge say firefighters were sent to the Ottumwa Christian School on the night of August 5th. “We knew fairly early in the investigation it was an arson fire, but we were trying to […]
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    More Iowa Red Cross volunteers answer call for flood recovery help in Louisiana
    More Red Cross volunteers from Iowa are heading to Louisiana to help with the flood recovery. Iowa Region spokesperson Kara Kelly says 8 volunteers will join 11 Iowans who are already working there. “Most of them are working in emergency shelters, there are still thousands of people who cannot go home,” Kelly says. “We have […]
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    Iowa native heads into season 3 of ‘Halt and Catch Fire’
    An Iowa native stars in the television drama “Halt and Catch Fire” which opens its third season tonight  on AMC. Actor Toby Huss, who grew up in Marshalltown, is in his third year on the program set in the 1980s about the early days of the personal computer industry. Huss does a lot of acting […]
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    Utilities Board to hear arguments for stopping Bakken pipeline construction
    The Iowa Utilities Board will hold an emergency hearing on a request by some landowners to stop the construction of the Bakken oil pipeline. The IUB also has put a temporary hold on pipeline work on those properties. A Polk County District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit Monday filed by 14 landowners who sought to […]
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    Woman escapes, man dies from Cedar Rapids house fire
    A man died in an overnight house fire in Cedar Rapids. Authorities say the house fire was reported shortly before 2 a.m. A neighbor with a ladder helped a 20-year-old Alize Watson escape through the roof of the house. When fire crews arrived, flames and smoke were pouring out of the side and back of […]
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