Creston man arrested on drug charges in Adair County

News

August 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater reports a man from Union County was arrested last Tuesday morning on drug charges. 29-year old Adam Thomas Harris, of Creston, was taken into custody by Stuart Police at a convenience store. Harris faces charges that include (Felony) Possession of Methamphetamine (5-milligrams or more) with the Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Prescription Medication without a valid prescription, and possession of drug paraphernalia (scales and syringes). His bond was set at $100,000.

Also arrested Tuesday, on an Adair County warrant for Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree, was 19-year old Matthew Henry Paulsen, of Adair. Paulsen was later released on $300 bond.

On Wednesday, 27-year old Alexander Maxwell Fuhrman, of Adair, was arrested by an Iowa State Patrol Trooper for OWI/1st offense. Fuhrman was released the following day on $1,000 bond. Taken into custody on Friday in Adair County, was 52-year old Kenneth John Perry, of Greenfield, who faces two counts of Assault with Injury, in connection with an incident during which he allegedly slapped two minors, leaving them with a red mark on the side of their faces. Perry was being held on $1,000 bond.

And, 35-year old Cory Martin Gregersen, of Adair, was arrested Friday evening on charges that include Driving While License Revoked, Failure to Use a Child Restraint Device, and Failure to Maintain  or Use Safety belt. Gregersen was released the following day on $1,000 bond.

Carpenter, Moss, Reynolds homer as Cardinals beat Giants 7-5

Sports

August 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Carpenter, Brandon Moss and Mark Reynolds all hit home runs, Yadier Molina drove in two and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-5 on Sunday. Jason Heyward added three hits and drove in a run for the Cardinals, who won for the seventh time in eight games. Greg Garcia also drove in a run.

Jaime Garcia (7-4) allowed season highs in hits (10) and runs (four) but was effective enough to improve to 4-0 over his past six starts. He did not walk a batter and struck out one, a season low. Marlon Byrd celebrated his 38th birthday with a pair of doubles, a triple and four RBIs. Kelby Tomlinson also drove in a run for the Giants, who ended a 3-3 homestand. Chris Heston (11-8) gave up five runs in 3 2-3 innings.

 

Starting school later let Iowa families have more summer fun

News

August 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A new law that prevented Iowa schools from starting before Aug. 23 helped boost crowds at the State Fair and other attractions this month. Attendance at the Iowa State Fair in mid-August hit an all-time high of 1,117,398. The Sioux City Journal reports the August crowds at Arnolds Park Amusement Park appeared larger this year.

Myles Kass owns a seasonal restaurant at Arnolds Park, and he said his August sales numbers were higher than in recent years. Many Iowa school districts started on Aug. 24. Last year, only 14 of 338 Iowa districts started after Aug. 23. Mark Sanders says the later school start helped him keep a promise to take his daughter and two friends to Arnolds Park earlier this month.

Chiefs settle on long snapper, waive 11 players

Sports

August 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have selected James Winchester to serve as their long snapper, waiving Andrew East and 10 others Sunday as they pare down to the 75-man roster limit by Tuesday afternoon. The Chiefs still need to cut four more players. Winchester and East, who recently became engaged to Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, made up one of the few position battles in training camp this year. East played his college ball at Vanderbilt.

Other players waived by the Chiefs were tight end Adam Schiltz; wide receivers Kenny Cook, Jeret Smith and L’Damian Washington; offensive linemen Charles Tuaau, Marcus Reed and Anthony Dima; defensive lineman Vaughn Martin; and defensive backs Kenneth Penny and Aaron Hester.

Kansas City visits St. Louis for its final preseason game Thursday night.

LINDA S. CHRISTENSEN, 60, of Atlantic (Svcs. 9/3/15)

Obituaries

August 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

LINDA S. CHRISTENSEN, 60, of Atlantic, died Sun.  Aug. 30th, at the Atlantic Nursing & Rehab Center. Memorial services for LINDA CHRISTENSEN will be held 11-a.m. Thu., Sept. 3rd, at the Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home, in Atlantic.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

A private family burial will be held.

LINDA CHRISTENSEN is survived by:

Her children – Kenny (Crystal) Christensen, Michella (Bart) Bartholomew, and Dicey Christensen, all of Atlantic.

Her sister – Connie Beaty, of Atlantic.

and 9 grandchildren.

Cass County Supervisors to meet Monday morning

News

August 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors will hold their regular, weekly meeting Monday morning this week, instead of on Wednesday. During their 8:30-a.m. session at the courthouse in Atlantic, the Board will act on approving a beer permit and Sunday sales permit for the 21st Century Coop C-Store, in Massena, and on an abatement or exemption of taxes for properties owned by the City of Atlantic (Including airport buildings and land, Washington Township).

Their agenda also calls for regular reports from the Cass County Engineer and Mental Health Service Director.

Dense Fog Advisory until 9-a.m.

Weather

August 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING.

* VISIBILITY…WIDESPREAD VISIBILITIES WILL BE DOWN TO A QUARTER
MILE THROUGH 8AM OR 9AM…AND THEN IMPROVE TO AT LEAST SEVERAL
MILES SHORTLY AFTER THAT TIME.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WITH VERY LIMITED SIGHT DISTANCE BETWEEN VEHICLES AND OTHER OBJECTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN…
USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS…AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

Red Oak men arrested Sunday for shooting off artillery shell fireworks

News

August 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Two southwest Iowa men were arrested early this (Sunday) morning for allegedly igniting a 25-shot, free fall artillery shell-type firework (Shooting flaming balls). Authorities say the incident, which occurred at around 12:20-a.m at a residence in the 500 block of West Coolbaugh Street, in Red Oak Oak, recklessly endangered the property and/or safety of area citizens.

Officials say 27-year old Robert Richard Fate and 24-year old Roland Charles Chapin III, both of Red Oak, were each arrested at around 2:47-a.m. on a charge of Reckless Use of Fire or Explosives (A Serious Misdemeanor). Fate and Chapin were being held in the Montgomery County Jail, on $1,000 bond, each.

Ottmar & others inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

News

August 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Twelve people from 10 southwest Iowa counties were recently inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair. The Council Bluffs Daily NonPareil reports the inductees or their representatives were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage at the 4-H exhibits building at the fair Aug. 23rd, in Des Moines. Albert Grunenwald, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, said in a news release,“When I look at all of the Hall of Fame inductees, I can’t help but marvel at the ripple effect from their contributions to the 4-H program. We are honored to be able to recognize the efforts of these special people.”

The southwest Iowa inductees include, from…

Cass County – Mary Ottmar
Audubon County – Virgil Sorensen
Adams County – Evelyn Lund
Guthrie County – Jim and Lisa Calvert
Crawford County – Coletta Weeda
Fremont County – Tom and Norma Troxel
Harrison County – David Seilstad
Mills County – James Paul
Monona County – Cheri Hardison
Montgomery County – Carol Sparr
Page County – Neil McCoy
Pottawattamie County (East) – Gene and Sharell Fritz
Shelby County – Paula Behrendt

A reception, sponsored by donors to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, was held shortly after the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame presentations. The honorees were selected by their respective counties for their service and dedication to 4-H, contributions to the lives of 4-Hers and the program, according to the foundation. Inductees have served as club leaders, fair board members, council members, fair judges, financial supporters, Iowa State University Extension staff members and more.

The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of 4-H.

Adams County man arrested in Red Oak

News

August 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report a man from Adams County was arrested late Saturday evening on a theft charge. 25-year old Jeffrey Davis Matthews, of Corning, was arrested at around 9:35-p.m. in the 2400 block of N. Broadway Street. Matthews was charged with Theft in the 5th degree and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where he was being held on $300 bond.