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 • Final day today for Health Needs Assessment Survey at VDMC.

Hamilton County residents are reminded that today July 31 is the final day to complete  the Community Health Needs Assessment Survey. The survey is intended to help the health community identify the health needs of the people living in the primary service area  of Van Diest Medical Center. The information provided will help to determine the most prominent needs of the communities and the priorities to address. You can complete the survey at the Van Diest Medical Center website which is www.vandiestmc.org. The survey focuses on the respondent's perception of health issues facing each community as well as their own personal health and conditions. Following analysis of the results, a report will be completed and released in early fall with survey findings. An implementation plan will be developed based upon the needs identified for Hamilton County.

 • Professional Advisor Continuing Education Seminar set for August 21.

The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation and the Wright County Charitable Foundation are hosting a Professional Advisor Continuing Education Seminar on August 21, 2014, from 7:30 – 9:30 am at the Clarion Public Library in Clarion.

Staff members from the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, of which both community foundations are affiliates, will conduct the seminar and cover the following topics:  financial, charitable, estate planning, legacies, grant making, community leadership, Endow Iowa, Keep Iowa Growing, and Charitable Investment Partners. 

Iowa attorneys, CFPs, ChFCs and CPAs and other financial industry employees are welcome to attend this seminar and will receive 1.5 continuing education credits at no cost to them. 

A continental breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, August 8 to Sarah Miller, Enhance Hamilton County Foundation at sarah@enhancehamiltoncounty.org or by calling 515-832-0437.

The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation is focused on improving the quality of life throughout Hamilton County by serving as a liaison between donor-driven charitable giving and charitable causes to build a permanent source of assets to meet the needs of the county. For more information, visit enhancehamiltoncounty.org.

 • Fort Dodge standoff ends.

 Fort Dodge Police were called to the 200 block of Avenue D at 4:44 Tuesday morning to investigate a suspicious person who threatened the victim with a handgun. Upon arriving officers spoke to the victim identified as 19 year old Lee Sundine who was delivering newspapers in the area. Sundine said he was approached by a white male who had threatened to shoot him. Sundine gave a description of the individual,the weapon and the area he had last seen him. Information developed in the investigation led officers to 222 Avenue D. Officers contacted 82 year old Helen Kruse at the residence and asked if there was a male in the residence to speak with her grandson 29 year old Kristopher Lee Fye of the same residence. When officers made contact with Fye the conversation quickly deteriorated and Fye retreated into the residence. A short time later Fye threatened to get his gun and again retreated further into the house. Officers established a perimeter and requested additional personnel. Members of the Webster County Sheriff's Department and a Unity Point Trinity Regional Medical Center ambulance responded to the initial request.  Others responders included the Webster County and Fort Dodge Special Emergency Response Team and the Iowa State Patrol.

Authorities were able to make contact with Fye by phone shortly after 7 Tuesday morning. They were also able to confirm that Kruse was not being held against her will, but she was not physically able to leave the residence. Iowa State Patrol Hostage Negotiators arrived and took over communications with Fye at 7:30. Fye surrendered to authorities at approximately 10:06 a.m. He was transported to Unity Point Trinity Regional Medical Center for evaluation. Kruse was unharmed and evaluated by medical personnel. A search warrant was executed by Fort Dodge Police at the residence. Several items were recovered including a silver handgun. Fye was later transported to the Webster County Law Enforcement Center and booked into the County Jail. Kristopher Fye is charged with Going Armed with Intent, Assault While Displaying a Weapon, First Degree Harassment, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Rest Of Today...Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. High around 80. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Tonight...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening. Low in the upper 50s. Northwest wind near 5 mph through midnight becoming light. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Friday...Mostly sunny. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the lower 80s. Light wind becoming north up to 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.

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Clarion Auto Center.

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help recording at the KQWC studio.
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