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Fall harvest work on October 12 near Duncombe.

 • Fort Dodge IRS office to close.

The Internal Revenue Service  on Wednesday announced it is closing the Fort Dodge, Iowa office located at 1728 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge. The office will close on November 30, 2014. The last day taxpayers can receive service will be Monday, November 3. The office closure is part of a nationwide cost cutting effort that allows the IRS to release more expensive, leased space in favor of underutilized vacant space. All impacted employees will be relocated following the closure. IRS spokesperson Christopher Miller said the IRS  continues to look for ways to maximize efficient use of IRS space and contain increasing rent costs. The closing of the Fort Dodge office supports that effort. The IRS reminds taxpayers that they can often get needed tax information or resolve a tax problem without having to call or visit an IRS office. The IRS website, IRS.gov, provides many of the same services available at a Taxpayer Assistance Center including the ability to get  copies of transcripts,check on the status of a refund or get answers to common tax law questions. IRS offices in Des Moines, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City and Davenport will continue to remain open.

 • Ernst to campaign in Webster City on October 30.

 

Republican U.S.Senate candidate Joni Ernst is coming to Webster City on Thursday,October 30 for a campaign stop. She will be appearing at the Webster City Maid-Rite restaurant at 409 Closz Drive from 5:30 until 6:15 p.m. Joining Ernst will be Iowa U.S. Congressman Tom Latham who will be retiring at the end of the year. The public is invited to attend to come hear and meet Ernst next Thursday.

 • 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
 • Northeast Hamilton Community School Board to meet Thursday evening.

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Rest Of Today...Cloudy before noon then clearing. Patchy fog before noon. High in the upper 60s. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight...Mostly clear. Low in the upper 40s. South wind near 10 mph.
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Iowa State News
 

  

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    Fire forced the evacuation and early dismissal of students at a Waterloo-area middle school today. Firefighters were called to Bunger Middle School in Evansdale when a school resource officer noticed smoke in a hallway. Evansdale Fire Chief Kent Smock says the school’s nearly 400 students and 50 faculty members were evacuated safely and taken to […]
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    Students escape serious injury in Fort Madison bus accident
    A school bus, carrying dozens of children, collided with an SUV this morning in southeast Iowa. Nicole Baker, transportation director for the Fort Madison Community School District, says the bus was carrying 39 students. None of them were seriously injured. “One of the students later complained of a sore arm. They paid attention to her […]
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    Republican Rand Paul campaigns in Iowa; Vice President Biden returning Monday
    Big names from both parties are visiting the state in the final weeks before the November 4th election. Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul is in Iowa to rally support for Republican candidates up and down the ticket. Speaking today at the University of Northern Iowa on behalf of First District candidate Rod Blum, Paul says […]
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    Winnebago County doubles bounty to deal with beaver problem
    The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors has doubled its bounty on beavers after having troubles with the animals building dams in their drainage districts. Farmers there have already removed a dam built into one drainage ditch and are hoping to catch the beaver before he builds another one. Winnebago County Conservation Board Chairman Robert Schwartz […]
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    Beware of bogus World Series tickets and Ebola email scams
    With Game Two of the World Series tonight in Kansas City, many Iowans are planning road trips if they can snap up deals on tickets. Jim Hegarty, with the Better Business Bureau, says if you’re shopping at an online ticket broker, proceed with extreme caution. “I would really make sure to check their reputation, look […]
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