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Fall harvest work on October 12 near Duncombe.

 • Godwin facing a five year sentence for Operating While Intoxicated charge.

On Monday, October 20, 2014, Chase Lane Godwin, 44, was sentenced in Webster County District Court to 5 years in prison for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Serious Injury, a class “D” felony. On October 27, 2013, 17 year old Emma Kiefer was driving home after babysitting when Godwin’s vehicle broad-sided hers at the intersection of Highway 169 and Highway 50 west of Lehigh.  Godwin’s blood alcohol level was determined to be 0.229.  The testimony presented at trial established that even though the intersection was well-lit and properly marked, Godwin was so intoxicated that he ran the stop sign and collided with Kiefer at a minimum speed of 44 mph.  Kiefer was seriously injured as a result of the collision. On September 17, 2014, following a two-day trial, a jury found Godwin guilty of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Serious InjuryAt the sentencing hearing, members of Kiefer’s family presented victim impact statements and the State requested that the Defendant be sentenced to the maximum term of incarceration permitted by law.  The Honorable Thomas J. Bice then ordered Godwin to serve the maximum sentence of five years in prison and to pay a $7,500 fine plus 35 percent surcharge.  Godwin was taken into custody following the sentencing proceedings, and has been transferred to the centralized intake center, the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, in Oakdale, Iowa.  After he is evaluated, Godwin will be assigned to a specific prison facility. The State of Iowa was represented by Assistant Webster County Attorneys Joseph L. Tofilon and Jennifer A. Benson.  Godwin was represented by Kent Balduchi of Des Moines.The case was investigated by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol with the assistance of the Fort Dodge Police Department.


 • Dr. Daher welcomed by Van Diest Medical Center Board Tuesday night


The Van Diest Medical Center Board Tuesday evening welcomed Dr. Reda Daher to the community. Dr. Daher will be specializing in internal and emergency medicine. He was joined by Van Diest Medical Center C.E.O. Lori Rathbu during the monthly board meeting.  Dr. Daher earned his medical degree from Des Moines University and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. An open house to honor Dr. Daher will be  held in the next few weeks.

 • Northeast Hamilton Community School Board to meet Thursday evening.

 The October meeting of the Northeast Hamilton Community School Board will be Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the elementary media center in Blairsburg. The board agenda includes a discussion on teacher leadership and compensation grant update, review the membership in the school improvement advisory committee, approve special education contracts, and plans for next month's meeting of the Iowa Association of School Boards. Other agenda items include the certified enrollment for the school district, approve 28-E agreements, acceptance of contract recommendations,and look at professional development issues. There will also be an update on the regional career academy in Eagle Grove. Superintendent Mike Sherwood and associate superintendent Mike Kruger will have reports on what is happening at Northeast Hamilton over the last month.

 • Van Diest Medical Center Board to meet Tuesday night.
 • Fort Dodge Police apprehend 15 year old in Saturday morning incident at Snell Crawford Park



Late This Afternoon...Partly sunny. Breezy. Southeast wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Tonight...Mostly cloudy. Scattered light showers and isolated thunderstorms before midnight. Periods of light showers after midnight...Then numerous light showers early in the morning. Low around 50. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Thursday...Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light showers through mid morning...Then mostly sunny in the late morning and afternoon. High in the upper 60s. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Iowa State News


    Final Dunkerton football game canceled in the wake of player protest
    While high school football teams across Iowa preparing to play their final regular-season games this week, the 2014 campaign has already ended at a northeast Iowa school near Waterloo. Dunkerton has canceled the final game of the season Friday against English Valleys of North English. The cancellation is comes in the wake of a boycott […]
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    Iowa football team looks to fix some things for stretch run
    The Iowa Hawkeyes need to use the off week to shore up a couple of areas as they head toward the toughest portion of their schedule. Iowa’s run game continues to struggle and ranks 11th in the Big Ten while the run defense has been torched for 528 yards the past two weeks. The Hawkeyes […]
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    First Lady returns to Iowa to campaign for Braley’s Senate bid
    First Lady Michele Obama returned to Iowa today to appear at a campaign rally at the University of Iowa for Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley. Obama drew national attention 11 days ago when she appeared at a rally for Braley at Drake University in Des Moines and urged the crowed to support “Bruce Bailey” […]
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    Paranormal Summit set to convene Friday in western Iowa
    They don’t like the term “ghostbusters,” but groups from Iowa and Nebraska who try to track down evidence of spirits floating among us will be taking part in an event in Omaha/Council Bluffs later this week. The gathering is the 4th Annual Paranormal Summit and it’s scheduled for Friday, one week before Halloween. Sara Gray, […]
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    Aplington man sentenced to prison on child porn charge
    A northeast Iowa man will spend more than 16 years in prison for possessing child pornography. Twenty-one-year-old Jeremiah Romo of Aplington pled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography in May. He also admitted to being charged with second-degree sex abuse as a juvenile in 2008. Romo was sentenced to 200 months in […]
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