DWIGHT E. HAFNER, 94, of Stuart (Svcs. 11/26/14)

Obituaries

November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DWIGHT E. HAFNER, 94, of Stuart, died Thu., Nov. 20th, at the Community Care Center, in Stuart. Funeral services for DWIGHT HAFNER will be held 11-a.m. Wed., Nov. 26th, at the Twigg Funeral Home in Panora.

Friends may call at the funeral home at from 10-until 11-a.m. on Wednesday (1-hour prior to the service).

Burial will be in the Morrisburg Cemetery in rural Stuart.

ISU Extension and Outreach Hosting On-line Program on Choosing Health Insurance

News

November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Changes in health insurance raise many questions for consumers. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a free on-line workshop to help local residents understand how to make Smart Choices for purchasing health care coverage. The free workshop will take place Wednesday, December 10th from 6-8 p.m. To register for the workshop go on-line to http://tinyurl.com/pvmceb7. Once registered, participants will receive a website link for logging in to join the workshop from their personal computer as well as a link to access handouts.ISU Extension

Brenda Schmitt and Joyce Lash, Human Science Specialists in Family Finance will facilitate the workshop. Participants will understand key health insurance terms and concepts, learn to identify personal health care needs and priorities, understand key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and examine the pros and cons of hypothetical insurance plans.

The workshop is intended for both current health insurance consumers and those who are newly eligible through the Affordable Care Act. The Smart Choice workshop will not offer one on one assistance or advice for enrolling in a particular insurance plan. Questions about the on-line program can be directed to Brenda Schmitt at 641-512-0650.

Freezing Rain advisory for parts of west central Iowa

Weather

November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: DALLAS-MADISON-
1051 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY

* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN OR PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE IS EXPECTED TO PUSH INTO THE AREA BETWEEN 8 PM SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 BEFORE SPREADING NORTHEAST ACROSS THE REST OF THE AREA AFTER 9 PM. WARMER TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY MOVE INTO PAST MIDNIGHT AND GRADUALLY CHANGE THE PRECIPITATION OVER TO RAIN FROM SOUTH TO
NORTH DURING THIS TIME.

* STORM TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS…SEVERAL HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH  OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…FREEZING RAIN AND FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL MAKE ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Villisca man arrested Thu. afternoon on court order

News

November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Deputies in Montgomery County, Thursday afternoon, arrested a man wanted by court order (mittimus) on an original charge of OWI/1st offense. 33-year old Alan Joe Turpen was taken into custody at around 3:15-p.m. in the 500 block of east 5th Street, in Villisca. Turpen was brought to the Montgomery County Jail to serve a two-day sentence required to satisfy the court’s order.

Backyard and Beyond 11-21-2014

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

November 21st, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lavon Eblen speaks with Kerry Namanny about the Cass County Concert Series. Find out more here.

First Show is Saturday, November 29, 2014

Outlaw Jim & The Whiskey Benders

“Lock Up the Women and Children!”These guys put the “Honky in the Tonky & Shake it all up!” Playin’ a unique list of original songs and sing along favorites. Many are comparing Outlaw Jim and The Whiskey Benders to the original Outlaws, but with a flare of their own.

Make sure to try a Smoked Whiskey Brisket Sandwich!

Doors Open @ 7 pm and Band Starts @ 8:30 pm

outlawjim.com

Tickets $25 @ Door or $22 @ Midwestix.com

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Audubon employer announces closure; 61jobs to be lost

News

November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

An Audubon County manufacturer has announced its workers were given notice earlier this week that their jobs are being eliminated. California-based Anthony International,  the world’s largest manufacturer of specialty glass, commercial glass refrigerator & freezer doors, case lighting, and display & merchandising systems said Monday, 61 of its employees in Audubon were given notice that as of January 16th, they will be out of a job.

Shawn Simmons, Vice President of Human Resources for Hillphoenix, Anthony’s parent company, stated that some of the Audubon employees will have the opportunity to relocate to Richmond, Virginia for roles in which they qualify and that they will be working to provide support to all Audubon employees during the transition.

Anthony opened in Audubon in 2010, after the acquisition of Trausch Industries. At that time, 118 people were employed at the Audubon Plant. In 2012, Dover Corporation, acquired Anthony International, merging it with Hillphoenix. Monday’s announcement came as a surprise to both the workers at the business as well as officials with Audubon County Economic Development.

(KNOD/Harlan)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21st

Trading Post

November 21st, 2014 by Jim Field

WANTED:  I am looking for a good used Futon. Atlantic 243-9849.

Heartbeat Today 11-21-2014

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

November 21st, 2014 by Chris Parks

Jim Field speaks with Cass County Naturalist Lora Kanning about The Cass, Sac and Carroll County Conservation Boards are hosting a Minnesota Avian Adventure to northeast Minnesota and the world famous Sax-Zim Bog and Duluth area.  The trip is Friday, January 16, 2015 to Monday, January 19, 2015.  The double occupancy cost is just $322.50/person and includes transportation, 3 night hotel lodging, guides, one lunch and snacks/refreshments on the bus.  Registration is limited and the deadline is December 31.  CLICK HERE for more information or call Lora Kanning at 712-769-2372 or e-mail her at lkanning@casscoia.us.  An informational meeting will be held on December 1st at 5:00 pm at the Lewis Public Library to learn more. Additional Cass County Information nights include: December 8th at the Anita Public Library at 6 pm and December 9th at the Atlantic Public Library at 5 pm.

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Council Bluffs planning Fairmount Park restoration

News

November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – Council Bluffs officials are planning a nearly $1 million restoration of the historic Fairmount Park with the help of $100,000 from a Rotary club. Mayor Matt Walsh announced the project Thursday. The 90-acre park features a greenhouse, ice skating, sledding, a petting zoo and an old bell tower. But the Daily Nonpareil reports the park’s forest is overgrown and its facilities need renovation.

Officials say the project will restore the woodlands and establish new trails to improve pedestrian access from nearby neighborhoods. The project also calls for a plaza on the site of the former Fairmount Lodge.

Mick McKinley, the former president of the Rotary Club of Council Bluffs, says the group was looking for a service project to help fund to commemorate its 100-year anniversary.

City Councilman in Harlan announces resignation

News

November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Councilman Aaron Anliker has announced he is resigning from the Harlan City Council effective December 31st. Anliker served seven years for the City. Officials will appoint his replacement sometime in December. That person will fill Anliker’s remaining three years of a four-year term.

Anyone interested in the position that lives in Ward 1 and 4 could be eligible to be considered for the position. Call the Harlan City Hall at 755-5137 or contact Mayor Gene Gettys, Aaron Anliker or city administrator Terry Cox for more information.

Service on the council will begin January 1st. Besides council meetings, the appointed member will be involved in committees of the council as well, to be determined for the next year in the coming month.

(KNOD/Harlan)