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Falcons fall to Mepo, 35-7

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Mediapolis’ Benjamin Egan (17) denies the Falcons a touchdown on the first drive of the game by tipping a pass away from West Burlington – Notre Dame Receiver Carson Chiprez (8) Friday night in Mediapolis. WBND fell to Mediapolis, 35-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Running Back Travain Donaldson (18) carries the ball deep into Bulldog territory for a Falcon scoring opportunity late in the first half. WBND fell to Mediapolis, 35-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame calls a timeout with second and goal from the three with 13-seconds remaining in the half Friday night in Mediapolis. WBND fell to Mediapolis, 35-7.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Wide Receiver Kobe Twillie (10) drags Mediapolis’ Aedin Nelson (2) across the goal line late in the fourth quarter to put the Falcons on the scoreboard Friday night at Mediapolis. WBND fell to Mediapolis, 35-7.
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Bloodhounds top Falcons, 23-0

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Fort Madison Wide Receiver Kane Williams (21) scores a touchdown against West Burlington – Notre Dame Friday night at Bill Nelson Field in West Burlington. Fort Madison won 23-0.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Pierce Westerbeck (39) blocks extra point kick by Fort Madison’s Xander Wellman (11) Friday night at Bill Nelson Field in West Burlington. Fort Madison won 23-0.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Linebacker Travain Donaldson (18) celebrates after stopping Fort Madison’s Jacob McGowan (22) from scoring before the end of the first half Friday night at Bill Nelson Field in West Burlington. Fort Madison won 23-0.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Fans cheer for their Falcons Friday night at Bill Nelson Field in West Burlington. Fort Madison won 23-0.
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No.8 West Burlington sweeps Burlington, 3-0

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West Burlington’s Sophia Armstrong (19) and McKenna Marlow (10) block a Burlington shot at the net Thursday night at Burlington. Class 3A, 8th ranked West Burlington swept Burlington, 25-14, 25-12, 25-16.
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West Burlington’s Abbey Bence (20) sets the ball against Burlington Thursday night at Burlington. Class 3A, 8th ranked West Burlington swept Burlington, 25-14, 25-12, 25-16.
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West Burlington’s Taryn Havener (28) sends the ball back over the net against Burlington Thursday night at Burlington. Class 3A, 8th ranked West Burlington swept Burlington, 25-14, 25-12, 25-16.
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West Burlington’s Grace Hoenig (21) celebrates a point with Taryn Havener (28) and McKenna Marlow (10) Thursday night at Burlington. Class 3A, 8th ranked West Burlington swept Burlington, 25-14, 25-12, 25-16.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Falcon Football Team 2021

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Front (l-r): Damion Snyder, Jack Spencer, Tyler Burch, Carson Chiprez, Kenyon Baker, Aeric Patton, Aiden Kniffen, Wayne Carruthers, Andrew Krantz, Kobe Twillie. Second: Carsen Jones, Trevor Howell, Jayden Kirby, Pierce Westerbeck, Charles Mutchler, Taylor Lundgren, Isaiah Fenton, Jackson Riley. Third: Jaric Nupp, Xavier Jinkens, Landen Whitmore, Cody Allen, Hayden Vandenberg, Brady Heuvelmann, Jordan Nupp, Zachary Webb. Fourth: Reagen Van Niewaal, Blake Wilson, Christian Najera, Levi Fletcher-Bates, Kameo Winters, Emry Watson. Fifth: Bella Murphy, Ella Spiker, Lance Steinhoff, Dylan Kipp, Malachi Allison, Kynnick Christopherson. Back: Head Coach Joe Bowman, Asst. Coaches: John Vandenberg, Jackson Culp, Daren Orth, Aaron Brown.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Football Cheerleaders 2021

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Front (l-r): Kelis Holmes, Aurora Jones, Mya Andrews, Erin Ryan, Katie Newberry. Middle: Finnley Shuff, Maddy Knapp, Emma Martin, Shyann Hocking, Olivia Delanos. Back: Coach Lili Zang, Isabella Ammirati, Gracianne Robinson, Addi Anderson, Aria Long. Not pictured: Emelya Glanton.
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Unbelievable Video of Derecho Hitting Iowa One Year Ago

This is the 2020 Aug. 10, 2020 Iowa Derecho as it happened in real time. Follow along with KGAN-TV meteorologists, area storm chasers, police officers and citizens caught up in the most devastating thunderstorm in US history.
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UPDATED July 29, 2021  Dan Hockett’s Open Heart Surgery & Recovery while Jay Day Throws Him under the Bus with a Fake Scandal

UPDATE July 29, 2021:  “A court settlement … required one-time board member Jay Day to issue a letter retracting the 2017 Facebook statements.”

“The statements I [Jay Day] made in the fall of 2017 were based on second- and third-hand information rather than my direct knowledge,” [Jay] Day wrote in the letter. “Now, understanding more about how the events occurred in the summer of 2016, I recognize that the statements I made contained misleading information that either mischaracterized events and were not true.” -from The Hawk Eye newspaper dated July 29, 2021

[Original Post from September 8, 2017]

Dan, with all the plumbing, in recovery after aortic heart valve replacement surgery.

Falcon,

First I want to thank everyone for their support and well wishes as I underwent Open Heart Surgery to replace my failing Aortic Valve. Knowing that people care really helps as I spend the next few months recovering from this life changing surgery.

After spending a week in the hospital post surgery I was sent home to continue the healing process that my surgeon says will take from 3 to 6 months for a full recovery. In the mean time I am limited to lifting no more than 5-pounds per arm which prevents me from holding the camera I use to photograph our student athletes for at least a few months. If all goes well, I should be back on the sidelines with camera in hand sometime during basketball season.

So imagine my surprise when I find out I’m being used as a campaign issue by School Board Write-In Candidate Jay Day. Jay Day has been proclaiming as well as posting on his Facebook page that I was somehow involved in a “…sex club scandal cover-up.” I can only guess that this is Jay Day’s attempt to shock people in to voting for him.

Let me be clear, there was no sex club that I am aware of and certainly no scandal or cover-up. Anyone who knows me knows that I would never allow anything like that to happen. Jay Day’s “…sex club scandal cover-up” is a complete falsehood – a lie and an attack on my reputation perpetrated by a school board candidate in order to garner him a few votes on Election Day. An absolutely disgusting act.

Thank you for letting me clear the air and set the record straight.

Sincerely,

Dan Hockett – President

West Burlington School Board

UPDATE July 29, 2021:  “A court settlement reached last week delivered Nick Breuer’s long-sought vindication: It required one-time board member Jay Day to issue a letter retracting the 2017 Facebook statements.”

“The statements I [Jay Day] made in the fall of 2017 were based on second- and third-hand information rather than my direct knowledge,” [Jay] Day wrote in the letter. “Now, understanding more about how the events occurred in the summer of 2016, I recognize that the statements I made contained misleading information that either mischaracterized events and were not true.” -from The Hawk Eye newspaper dated July 29, 2021 -‘I just wanted to get my name back’: Nick Breuer finds vindication in defamation settlement

Signed statement by Jay Day, dated July 22, 2021
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The Great Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is an economist, a historian, a philosopher, and one of the greatest social theorists America has ever produced. His name is Thomas Sowell, and he might be the most important scholar you’ve never heard of. Jason Riley, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, tells his inspiring story in this short 5-minute video.
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Davis County Stuns Falcons, 2-1

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West Burlington – Notre Dame (No.4-Class 3A) Falcons were stunned by Davis County, 2-1, in the Region-8 semifinal Friday afternoon in West Burlington. The 14th ranked Mustangs edged fourth ranked Falcons, 2-1.
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Davis County celebrates their win over fourth-ranked West Burlington – Notre Dame in the 3A Region-8 semifinal Friday afternoon in West Burlington. The 14th ranked Mustangs edged fourth ranked Falcons, 2-1.
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Davis County’s Laynee Moore (18) is tagged out at the plate by West Burlington – Notre Dame Catcher Logan Kelley (55) during the first inning in the 3A Region-8 semifinal Friday afternoon in West Burlington. The 14th ranked Mustangs edged fourth ranked Falcons, 2-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Right fielder Raven Messamaker (5) throws to first base trying for a double play after making a shoestring catch of fly-ball in the fourth inning of Class 3A Region-8 semifinal Friday afternoon in West Burlington. The 14th ranked Mustangs edged fourth ranked Falcons, 2-1.
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Falcons Advance to Region-8 Semifinal

WBND tops Columbus, 12-1

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West Burlington – Notre Dame Pitcher Lauren Summers (6) threw 9-strikeouts, allowing only 1-hit, and 1-walk, as the fourth-ranked Falcons defeated Columbus, 12-1, in the Region-8 quarterfinal Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND will meet 14th ranked Davis County in the Semifinal game Friday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Reagan Engberg (22) steals home beating the tag by Columbus Pitcher Lily Coil (16) Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND (4th ranked Class 3A) defeated Columbus, 12-1 in 5-innings at Region-8 quarterfinal.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Teammates enjoy a lighter moment from the dugout in the third inning Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND (4th ranked Class 3A) defeated Columbus, 12-1 in 5-innings at Region-8 quarterfinal.
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Columbus Second Baseman Jobie Lekwa (1) throws to first base Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND (4th ranked Class 3A) defeated Columbus, 12-1 in 5-innings at Region-8 quarterfinal.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Abbey Bence (12) led the Falcons in hits going a perfect 3 for 3 at bats against Columbus Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND (4th ranked Class 3A) defeated Columbus, 12-1 in 5-innings at Region-8 quarterfinal.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Logan Kelley (55) produced 5-RBIs including a 2-run homer against Columbus Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND (4th ranked Class 3A) defeated Columbus, 12-1 in 5-innings at Region-8 quarterfinal.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Riley Richards (11) hit a solo homerun over the leftfield fence her first time at-bat against Columbus Tuesday night at Barb Carter Field in West Burlington. WBND (4th ranked Class 3A) defeated Columbus, 12-1 in 5-innings at Region-8 quarterfinal.