News of Record: July 4, 2013

Man hurt in accident listed as stable

The Iowa State Patrol has identified the man hurt in an accident Tuesday evening when his vehicle hit a utility pole along North 32d Street.

Marvin Leffingwell, 55, of Fort Dodge, was thrown from the pickup truck he was driving, according to an ISP accident report.

Leffingwell, who was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the report, was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center with head injuries.

He was listed in stable condition Wednesday.

Leffingwell was headed north at a high rate of speed on North 32nd Street near Diversified Storage when he apparently lost control of his 1999 Ford pickup shortly before 8 p.m., the ISP reported. The pickup went into the west ditch and sheared off a high voltage utility pole before rolling and coming to rest on its passenger side.

The accident remains under investigation.

Poky man arrested on drug warrant

EMMETSBURG – A Pocahontas man has been arrested on a Palo Alto County warrant for delivery of a controlled substance.

Aaron Goeders, 36, of Pocahontas, was arrested Sunday at his home.

Goeders had been the subject of an eight-month drug investigation, according to a statement from the Palo Alto County sheriff’s office. He has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance.

He is being held in the Palo Alto County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Additionally, Amber D. Baas, 30, Pocahontas, is facing the same charge as Goeders. She was released after making her initial appearance in court.

The sheriff’s office said more arrests are expected as the investigation continues.




GARCIA – Randy and Peggy, Fort Dodge, twins, a girl and a boy, Arianna Pearl and Edward Franklin, Saturday, June 29, 2013.

MORALES – Jessica Martinez and Timoteo Morales-Vazquez, Fort Dodge, a boy, Yandel Royce Morales, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Grandparents are Victor Morales Lopez and Rosalinda Vazquez Lopez, of Chiapas, Mexico. Great-grandmother is JoAnn Harrison, of Fort Dodge.

PAYER – Chey Payer and Darcy Bell, Pocahontas, a boy, Chaysen Michael Payer, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Grandparents are Krystal Awe, of Humboldt; Dan Bell, of Algona; Mike Payer, of Havelock; and Tracy and Dennis Knop, of Blair, Neb. Great-grandparents are Esther Payer, of Pocahontas; Dee and Dick Coleman, of Livermore; and Donna and Dale Bell, of Whittemore.

BENEDICT – Brett and Jenny, Huxley, a girl, Arden Lee, Monday, July 1, 2013. Grandparents are Tom and Pam Dight, of Osage; Bill and the late Linda Benedict, of Fort Dodge.


SCHNURR – Don and Tammy, McHenry, Ill., a girl, Sidney Darlene, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Grandparents are Don and Darlene Schnurr, of Twin Lakes; and Rich and Joy Quint, of Manteno, Ill.

Marriage Licenses


Thomas Henry Ahrens, 32, Dakota City, and Amy Therese Patterson, 27, Dakota City.

Allen Ray Brooking, legal, Rockwell City, and Jennifer Sue Kreimeyer, legal, Mason City.

Elliott Mickelsen Butler, 23, Gowrie, and Miranda Lynn Clabaugh, 22, Duncombe.

Joshua Dewayne Dreesman, 32, Fort Dodge, and Brianna Marie Langerman, 22, Fort Dodge.

Gerrod Michael Elliott, 32, Fort Dodge, and Tania Nicole Dencklau, 32, Fort Dodge.

Charles Leroy Flickinger, legal, Fort Dodge, and Betty Anne Meyer, legal, Fort Dodge.

Michael David Froisland, 23, Otho, and Jessica Jo Stanberg, 22, Otho.

Gavin James Guldenpfenning, 23, Fort Dodge, and Amalie Victoria Appleton, 22, Sanborn.

Ronald Dean Kraft, 34, Gowrie, and Jackie Jean Johnson, 32, Gowrie.

Donald Robert Leners, legal, Fort Dodge, and Stacy Lynn Skow, legal, Fort Dodge.

Jody Daniel Lewis, 46, Fort Dodge, and Jennifer Raean Welcher, 37, Fort Dodge.

Nicholas Henry Martens, 33, Callender, and Amanda Marie Hoover, 27, Callender.

Zachary John McBride, 25, Fort Dodge, and Brittany Collin Moore, 24, Fort Dodge.

Meghan Sherry McGinn, 33, Decatur, Ga., and Beth Levien Shimkat, 32, Decatur, Ga.

Andrew Dean Moore, 20, Fort Dodge, and Emily Ann Laughlin, 20, Fort Dodge.

Scott Andrew Otto, legal, Fort Dodge, and Dee Ann Junkman, legal, Fort Dodge.

Jon Galen Parsons, 34, Fort Dodge, and Melinda Mae Chrzan, 31, Fort Dodge.

Cole Stuart Picton, 19, Fort Dodge, and Hannah Jo Ann Swaim, 20, Fort Dodge.

Justin Scott Sorenson, 22, Badger, and Rachelle Irene Carlson, 23, Peoria, Ill.

Chris Gregory Steck, 47, Fort Dodge, and Sheryl Ann Staver, 47, Fort Dodge.

Joseph Francis Tornabane, 30, Fort Dodge, and Alyssa Lynn Schultz, 36, Fort Dodge.

Shaun David Valley, 21, Fort Dodge, and Kimberly Marie Bechtel-Laird, 19, Fort Dodge.

Rick Thomas Weiss, 43, Fort Dodge, and Jennifer Lynn Cleveland, 30, Fort Dodge.

Police Log



John Grummon, Carrie Perez and Randy Bell each reported a theft.

Alana Stockwell and Blake Harvey each reported criminal mischief.

Magistrate Court



Second-degree theft – Mary K. Foster-Gates, 64, 5 S. 11th St., sent to District Court.

Fifth-degree theft – Demarco T. Clayton, 18, no address provided, deferred judgment granted, fined $65 civil penalty.

Operating while intoxicated, first offense – David K. Hamacher, 52, no address provided, preliminary hearing scheduled.

Probation violation – Joshua J. Christy, 22, no address provided, sent to District Court.

Failure to appear – Joshua J. Christy, 22, no address provided, preliminary hearing scheduled; Catherine E. Schoon, 22, no address provided, $195.

Providing false identification – Joshua J. Christy, 22, no address provided, continued 180 days.

Driving under suspension – Catherine E. Schoon, 22, no address provided, $397.50.