Cumberland woman pleads guilty to amended Theft charge

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August 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A Cass County woman pled guilty Monday in Cass County District Court, to an amended charge of Theft in the 3rd Degree, in connection with incidents of theft that began in Sept. of 2014, from the Atlantic Hy-Vee store. 23-year old Tiffany Lillard, of Cumberland, was originally charged in Mid-July, with the more serious felony crime of 2nd Degree Theft, for taking in excess of $9,800 by diverting Hy-Vee store funds to gift cards for her own use.

Tiffany Lillard (Booking photo)

Tiffany Lillard (Booking photo)

Lillard waived her rights Monday (8/31) and agreed to plead guilty to the lesser charge, which is an aggravated misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment not to exceed two years, as well as a fine ranging between $625 and $6,250. Her sentencing date has not yet been set.

Farley has not settled on a QB at UNI

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August 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

UNI coach Mark Farley may wait until right before Saturday’s kickoff at Iowa State to name a starting quarterback. Sawyer Kollmorgan, Aaron Bailey, Dalton Demos and Eli Dunne are all vying for the job. Dunne is a redshirt freshman from Grinnell who Farley says has stepped up his game.

Kollmorgan has started 27 games over the past three seasons. Farley had said he wanted to trim the competition down to two quarterbacks by game week. If he has done that he’s not letting on.

(Learfield Sports)

Email shows U. Iowa ‘mandate’ for female coach

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August 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An internal email says University of Iowa athletics department administrators ordered a female be hired for an assistant track coaching job in 2013. Attorneys for Mike Scott, a male coach who says he was illegally passed over for the job, received the email last week and provided it to The Associated Press. They’re portraying it as a strong piece of evidence that will help prove his gender discrimination allegations.

In the email, Head Coach Layne Anderson tells assistants that he had rewritten the position’s job description in a way to attract more female candidates. He writes that the change “is once again largely driven by the mandate from the administration to hire a female (qualified to them being optional).” A female was eventually hired.

The university has denied illegal discrimination.

Iowa State seeks fast start after opening day stumbles

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August 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Opening day losses have all but doomed Iowa State in each of the last two seasons. The Cyclones know that the path to a turnaround could begin with a strong start. Iowa State enters its seventh season under coach Paul Rhoads with an immediate must-win game on Saturday against Northern Iowa.

The Cyclones have dropped back-to-back home openers against FCS schools, starting with a defeat to Northern Iowa in 2013. A third such loss might again derail their season before it starts.

A-P High School Football Poll, 8/31/15

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August 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2015 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4A
Record, Points, Previous position on the poll
1. West Des Moines Valley (15), 1-0, 159
2. West Des Moines Dowling (1), 1-0, 128
3. Bettendorf 1-0, 120,
4. Cedar Falls 1-0, 119
5. Cedar Rapids Washington 1-0, 99
6. Fort Dodge 1-0, 52
7. Ankeny Centennial 1-0, 50
8. Urbandale 1-0, 40
9. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 1-0, 35
10. Waukee 0-1, 15
(tie) Johnston 1-0, 15
(tie) Pleasant Valley 1-0, 15
Others receiving votes: 13, Southeast Polk 8. 13, Ankeny 8. 13, Council Bluffs Lewis Central 8. 16, Cedar Rapids Prairie 6. 17, Iowa City West 2. 18, Dubuque Senior 1.

Class 3A
1. Pella (14), 1-0, 158
2. Manchester West Delaware (2), 1-0, 125
3. Dallas Center-Grimes 1-0, 107
4. Cedar Rapids Xavier 0-0, 94
5. Sioux City Heelan 1-0, 81
6. Norwalk 1-0, 74
7. Waverly-Shell Rock 1-0, 57
8. Webster City 1-0, 51
9. Harlan 1-0, 44
10. Carroll 1-0, 30
Others receiving votes: 11, Solon 24. 12, Boyden-Hull-RV 13. 13, Davenport Assumption 11. 14, Clear Creek-Amana 4. 15, Fairfield 3. 16, Spencer 2. 17, Bondurant Farrar 1. 17, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1.

Class 2A
1. West Union North Fayette (5), 1-0, 138
2. Albia (9), 1-0, 133
3. Dyersville Beckman 1-0, 111
4. Spirit Lake (2), 1-0, 97
5. Central Lyon-GLR 1-0, 74
6. Tama South Tama 1-0, 62
7. Hampton-Dumont 1-0, 60
8. Williamsburg 1-0, 36
(tie)Sioux Center 1-0, 36
10. West Burlington-Notre Dame 1-0, 28
Others receiving votes: 11, Baxter CMB 19. 12, Mediapolis 18. 13, New Hampton 13. 14, Waukon 11. 15, Mount Vernon 10. 16, Clear Lake 8. 17, Center Point-Urbana 7. 18, Aplington-Parkersburg 6. 19, Clarinda 5. 20, Donnellson Central Lee 4. 21, Anamosa 3. 22, Union, La Porte City 1.

Class 1A
1. Iowa City Regina (15), 1-0, 159
2. Pella Christian 1-0, 108
3. West Branch 1-0, 103
4. Hinton 1-0, 100
5. Dike-New Hartford 1-0, 95
6. Madrid (1), 1-0, 75
7. IKM Manning 1-0, 49
8. Inwood West Lyon 0-1, 46
9. Panora Panorama 1-0, 40
10. St. Ansgar 1-0, 36
Others receiving votes: 11, Emmetsburg 21. 12, South Central Calhoun 18. 13, Leon Central Decatur 11. 14, Avoca AHST 5. 15, Fort Dodge St. Edmond 4. 16, Guttenberg Clayton Ridge 3. 17, Ridge View 2. 17, Des Moines Christian 2. 17, Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 2. 20, Bellevue 1.

Class A
1. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (11), 1-0, 152
2. Logan-Magnolia (2), 1-0, 129
3. Packwood Pekin 1-0, 97
4. Audubon 1-0, 95
5. Brooklyn BGM (1), 1-0, 85
6. Algona Garrigan 1-0, 61
7. Belmond-Klemme (1) 1-0, 57
8. Paullina South O’Brien (1) 1-0, 53
9. Montezuma 1-0, 27
10. Lynnville-Sully 1-0, 23
Others receiving votes: 11, Hawarden West Sioux 17. 11, Bedford 17. 13, Denver 16. 14, Council Bluffs St. Albert 13. 15, Fairbank Wapsie Valley 12. 16, Mount Ayr 9. 17, Earlham 5. 18, Pleasantville 3. 19, Winthrop East Buchanan 1. 19, Britt West Hancock 2. 19, Ackley AGWSR 2. 22, Belle Plaine 1. 22, Lisbon 1. 22, Mason City Newman 1. 22, Winfield-Mount Union 1.

Class 8-Man
1. Newell-Fonda (10), 1-0, 125
2. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (1), 1-0, 109
3. Glidden-Ralston (3), 1-0, 106
4. Fremont Mills, Tabor 1-0, 103
5. HLV, Victor (1), 2-0, 89
6. Graettinger-Terril Ruthven-Ayrshire 1-0, 62
7. Elkader Central (1), 1-0, 48
8. Marcus MMC 1-0,46
9. Coon Rapids-Bayard 1-0, 42
10. Janesville 1-0, 30
Others receiving votes: 11, Lenox 26. 12, Colo-NESCO 20. 13, Elk Horn-Kimballton/Exira 18. 14, West Bend-Mallard 14. 15, Stanton 13. 16, Anita CAM 11. 17, Kingsley-Pierson 6. 18, Riceville 5. 19, Northwood-Kensett 3. 20, Westside Ar-We-Va 2. 21, East Mills 1. 21, Cedar Valley 1.

2 arrests in Mills County

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August 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office said Monday, two people were arrested over the past few days. Early Monday morning (Aug. 31st), 21-year old Brandon Michael Clemmons, of Emerson, was arrested for OWI 1st offense. His bond was set at $1,000. And, late Friday morning, 36-year old Lonnie Darnell Stubblefield, of Omaha, was arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1,300.

4 arrests in Cass County

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August 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports four, recent arrests. On Sunday, deputies arrested 26-year old Tiffany Dawn Christoffersen, of Valley, NE, on an Atlantic Police Department warrant for Criminal Mischief 4th Degree. Christoffersen was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released the following day on $1,000 bond. Also arrested Sunday, was 32-year old Trent Matthew Suhr, of Walnut, who was taken into custody on two District Court warrants for Probation Violation. Suhr was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $10,000 bond.

Last Saturday, Cass County deputies arrested 33-year old Justin Paul Parker, of Adair,  on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Parker was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $10,000 bond. And on Thursday, 36-year old Heather Marie Christensen, of Atlantic, was arrested on a charge of Driving While Revoked (Serious). Christensen was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released the following day on $1000 bond.

Anita teen injured in Cass County crash

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August 31st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A teenager was injured during a single-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon, in Cass County. The Sheriff’s Department reports 16-year old Kane Melvin Cooley, of Anita, suffered multiple injuries and was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital by private vehicle, and later flown by LifeNet to the Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha.

Officials say deputies responded to the crash on Eastland Road three-quarters of a mile east of Anita, at around 4:15-p.m., Sunday. An investigation determined a 2003 Dodge Dakota driven by Cooley, was westbound on Eastland Road when the teen lost control. The pickup entered the north ditch, rolled over and came to rest on its top.

Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $10,000. The accident remains under investigation.

Heartbeat Today 08-31-2015

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

August 31st, 2015 by Jim Field

Jim Field speaks with Congressman David Young about a variety of issues discussed in the area.

Backyard and Beyond 08-31-2015

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

August 31st, 2015 by Jim Field

Lavon Eblen speaks with Teacher and Author Ann Gadzikowski about the book Creating a Beautiful Mess.