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JOE DORSEY, 82, of Greenfield, died Thu., Nov. 26th, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital, in Greenfield. Funeral services for JOE DORSEY are pending at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
RICHARD “Dick” BORST, 62, of Greenfield, died Thu., Nov. 26th, at home. Funeral services for DICK BORST are pending at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Online condolences may be left at www.steenfunerals.com.
Officials with the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce encourage you to Shop Atlantic, Saturday, November 28th, to help support small businesses in Atlantic. Founded by American Express in 2010, the sixth-annual “Small Business Saturday” is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support our community. Small Business Saturday rallies shoppers, local businesses and public officials to Shop Small and show their community pride.
At least 30 businesses have indicated they will be participating in”selfies for support,” and some in the Chamber shopping incentive, that allows shoppers to receive a stamp in their Atlantic “passport.” When your passport receives six stamps, you’ll be entered to win a $200 shopping spree. For more information, call the Chamber at 243-3017.
Other, upcoming events in Atlantic include: The Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, Dec. 6th, beginning at 6-p.m., and, the Angel(s) of Christmas award winner(s) Dec. 6th, beginning at 3-p.m., just before the annual Holiday Concert at the 1st United Methodist Church, in Atlantic.
Rain that transitioned to freezing rain over parts of western Iowa Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning, caused minor accidents and in at least one community, a power outage that lasted for more than 2-hours. The National Weather Service said this (Friday) morning, Rockwell City was without power after rain froze on power lines, which were then whipped by the winds and knocked down.
Late Thursday night in Menlo, social media reports indicated trees were cracking under the weight of one-quarter inch of ice, and power surges were being noticed. In Cass County, there were reports of at least three accidents, none of which resulted in injury, except to say that rescue was dispatched for man who was involved in an accident on I-80 near exit 54. The man was not injured, but was suffering from chest pain following the crash. Additional information is not currently available.
A Shenandoah Police Officer in the midst of a civil lawsuit, along with the Shenandoah Police Department and City of Shenandoah, resigned effective immediately, this past Wednesday. The Daily NonPareil says according to City Administrator Jim Davey, Officer Derek Baier, a member of the Shenandoah Police Department since December 2013, resigned because an investigation into a possible administrative policy violation was underway, and Baier chose to resign before that investigation was complete.
Baier will be eligible for unemployment, and it would be up to the city to approve or appeal that request. Davey said the process to find Baier’s replacement will begin soon.
The lawsuit involving Baier, the City of Shenandoah and its Police Department, is against Drew Bayless. In January 2014, the then 20-year-old Bayless was stopped by Baier for allegedly running a stop sign. Once Bayless stopped his vehicle, he alleges that he was thrown to the ground by Baier. Two weeks prior to the incident, Bayless had lumbar disc surgery. A second surgery was then needed to repair the damage done by Baier throwing him to the ground.
The date of Aug. 16, 2016, has been set for the start of the civil trial.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department reports a Stanton man was arrested early Friday morning on Burglary and other charges. 26-year old Mykel Allen Thoren was taken into custody at around 1:45-a.m. for Burglary in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree. The charges stem from an incident that took place Wednesday (11/25) in the 400 block of Highland Avenue, in Red Oak.
Thoren was also arrested on a valid Cass County warrant for Theft in the 5th Degree. He was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on a $5,000 cash bond.
Two men suffered minor injuries during an altercation Thursday, in Red Oak, but no charges were filed. Authorities say that’s because all persons involved were intoxicated, and there were contradictory stories from victims and suspects. Persons involved in the incident were identified as Michael Vaughn Cox, Kevin Leon Simmons, and Shelby Joan Olivares.