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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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Iowa State News
 

  

    King, Mowrer engage in feisty debate
    The two major party candidates in Iowa’s fourth congressional district engaged in a bit of verbal combat tonight during a televised debate held at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Democrat Jim Mowrer of Boone criticized Congressman Steve King of Kiron for suggesting the American soldiers being sent into west Africa to deal with the […]
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    Former Clinton man given prison time for bank robbery
    A former Clinton man has been sentenced to prison for robbing a bank last year. Police said 22-year-old Shane Hoiland entered the Lyon’s branch of the Clinton National Bank on February 25, 2013 and handed a teller a note demanding money. He left with cash that the teller placed in a paper bag. Hoiland was […]
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    High School football playoff pairings will use a new format this year
    The pairings for the upcoming high school football playoffs will have a much different look this season. Gone is the format from the past few years where the entire bracket is released for all six classes and instead the pairings will be put together after each round. Todd Tharp of the Iowa High School Athletic […]
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    Davenport approves a coyote hunting ordinance
    Residents of one of eastern Iowa’s largest cities may soon have fewer coyotes to torment them. Davenport aldermen have unanimously approved an ordinance allowing people who live on at least 10 acres of land inside city limits to hunt coyotes on their property. They can use either bows or shotguns. Residents say more and more […]
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    Regents’ discussion of tuition increase turns to talk of another freeze
    The Board of Regents held a discussion today on a proposed tuition increase at the three state schools. That discussion quickly turned to a proposal for another tuition freeze. Regent Larry McKibben of Marshalltown says he is concerned about figures showing Iowa college students graduating with the sixth highest debt load in the country. “I’m […]
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