Sunday, September 26, 2010

Coach Wins $10,000 WIth Halftime Kick

Willie McGowan, the girls' soccer coach at Fort Dodge Senior High and Iowa Central Community College, successfully converts a 40-yard field goal and wins $10,000 at halftime of the Ames-Fort Dodge game on Sept. 24, 2010.

McGowan was selected to participate in the "Kick for Cash" contest, sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank of Iowa and West Bend Mutual Insurance Company.

"I played rugby back home [in Scotland], but the ball is much bigger and wider and completely different," McGowan told the Fort Dodge Messenger.

"All I was really thinking about was kicking the skin off it, I didn't want it to be one of those that was on target and came up short."

McGowan, who is married with two kids, is also a Student Development Assistant in the Admissions Department at Iowa Central.

"I'm thinking about doing something with my kids — like a nice vacation," McGowan said of his plans for the money. "I'll probably donate some to charities as well."

Video best viewed full screen in order to see the ball.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Another Picturesque Sunset

Sunset over Fort Dodge on June 16. Image taken on County Highway D18, just east of the city.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Iowa Sunset

Sunset over Webster County on June 6. Shot was taken just north of Highway C56 between Badger and Highway 169. Click the image for an enlarged view.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Where Is Jeff Dancing in Iowa? The Outtakes

Anamosa resident Jeff Hoskinson has put together a collection of leftover video from his two-year trek to all 99 counties in Iowa. To view his earlier videos, click here.