Liriano dominates, Pirates open with 4-1 win over Cardinals

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April 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Francisco Liriano tied a Pirates opening day record by striking out 10 and singled home the first run of the 2016 Major League Baseball season for good measure, sending Pittsburgh past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Sunday. It was 39 degrees when Liriano threw the first pitch of the year. He allowed just three hits and walked five in six shutout innings. His RBI hit in the second came off Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.

David Freese, the 2011 World Series MVP for the Cardinals, had two hits against his former club in his debut with Pittsburgh. Francisco Cervelli and Gregory Polanco also had two hits apiece for the Pirates. Wainwright gave up three runs in six innings, walking three and striking out three in his first regular season start since tearing his Achilles last April.

The Cardinals tried to rally in the ninth against Mark Melancon, who led the majors in saves last year. Matt Carpenter hit an RBI single with two outs but Matt Adams, representing the tying run, flied out to end it.

1 killed, 3 injured in SE IA crash Sunday morning

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April 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

One person died, three others were injured during a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning in southeastern Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol reports a 2006 Cadillac SUV was traveling south on Appanoose County Road S-70, just north of 490th Street at around 4:40-a.m, when the vehicle left the highway and went out of control before rolling several times. The driver, 30-year old Chase W. McElvain, of Seymour, and two passengers were ejected from the SUV as it rolled. McElvain died at the scene.

Two passengers, 24-year old Kacey J. Wills, of Seymour, and 25-year old Brett M. Schultz, of Promise City, were flown by helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. A third passenger, 25-year old Courtney N. Hawk, of Corydon, was transported by ambulance to the Wayne County Hospital. Officials say Hawk was wearing a seat belt, while the other victims were not buckled-in.

 

The accident remains under investigation.

Fatal accident in Carroll County Saturday night

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April 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol report one person died, another was seriously injured during a head-on crash Saturday night, in Carroll County. Officials say 49-year old David Alvin Riesenberg, of Carroll, died at the scene of the crash on 245th Street, southeast of Halbur. He was not wearing a seat belt.

A preliminary investigation determined a 2005 Chevy Silverado pickup driven by 26-year old Andrew Stephen Behrens, of Carroll, was traveling east on 245th Street, and a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Riesenberg was traveling west. The Chevy crossed the centerline of the road and hit the Ford head-on.

After the collision, the F-150 came to rest in the north ditch, while the Silverado came to rest in the south ditch. Behrens was transported by LifeNet Helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Authories say alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash that happened at around 9:48-p.m. An investigation into the accident continues.

Red Oak Police investigate two burglaries, Sunday

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April 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak are investigating two reported burglaries. One occurred at 510 W. Coolbaugh Street.  Indications are someone forced entry into the residence. Evidence was recovered at the scene. And, officers were called to a residence in the 700 block of E. Hillcrest Drive, where several items were taken. Authorities say there appears to have been no forced entry into the unoccupied residence. A list of the items stolen was pending completion of an inventory.

Several arrests in Red Oak

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April 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Red Oak Police are reporting several arrests took place Saturday. At around 12:30-p.m., 44-year old Tiffani Jo Bredberg, of Red Oak, was arrested on an active Montgomery County warrant for Violation of Probation. Bredberg was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 bond.

At around 6:55-p.m. Saturday, Red Oak Police arrested 18-year old Layn Michael Glander, of Kansas City, KS, for Possession of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. And, 20-year old Rock Pennington, Jr., of Kansas City, KS, was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property. Both men were transported to the Montgomery County Jail, where Glander was being held on $1,000 bond, and Pennington, Jr. was being held on $300 bond.

And, at around 4:56-p.m. Saturday, Red Oak Police arrested 17-year old Michael Wade Hamilton, of Red Oak, on charges of Serious Assault and Disorderly Conduct. Hamilton was cited into Juvenile Court and then released to his guardian.

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Omaha man arrested on drug charge in Montgomery County

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April 2nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Omaha man on a drug charge on Friday. At 8:41pm deputies arrested 36-year-old William Glen Porterfield of Omaha in the 1300 block of Highway 34.  Porterfield was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $1,000 bond.  The Montgomery County K-9 unit assisted in the investigation.

Business leaders gather for Ann Wickman Child Development Center meeting

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April 2nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

Representatives from the Ann W. Wickman Child Development Center in Atlantic hosted area business and community leaders to a luncheon on Friday to discuss the deficit the center is facing.

The Nishna Valley YMCA is contracted to operate the center and Executive Director Dan Haynes informed the crowd that the center can’t continue to operate as it is now.  The center has lost $141,417 over the last five years, averaging out to $28,283 per year.

Haynes said the biggest reason for the centers operating loss is the high number of part-time users compared to full-time users.  He said that center Executive Director Diana Williams and Wickman Committee members have toured other area facilities and found that most of them have a high number of full-time users and most work on a contract basis.  The Wickman Center currently operates on an hourly charge basis which accommodates those part-time users.

Haynes said the YMCA is looking into a number of different options to turn the center profits around. Those options include seeing if someone else can run if more efficiently than the YMCA.  The center has considered changing to a contract rate structure or if staying hourly raising the rates especially for those not attending full time. Scheduling and meal planning is also going to be more strictly enforced for parents in hopes of becoming more efficient.  The purpose of the meeting was ultimately to get feedback from area leaders and see if annual gift funding would be an option to help the center operate as is.

Director of the Ann W. Wickman Child Development Center Diana Williams also spoke at the meeting and said the Center is a DHS licensed center that cares for children six weeks to five years old. The center operates Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m with six rooms separated by age groups. The center currently serves 119 children, averaging 72 to 85 kids per day and their is a waiting list for some of their rooms.

The Center has 32 staff working various shifts and Haynes also noted that another issue is the center’s inability to offer employees a competitive wage and benefits.  Staffing has been a huge challenge for the center with the large number of part-time kids causing fluctuating staffing needs.

The center will continue to explore options and have a meeting set up with the Atlantic City Council Finance Committee in the near future.

Winterset Husky Invitational

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April 2nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Winterset Husky Invitational boys track meet was held on Friday night in Winterset.
1) Carlisle 99
2) Winterset 78
3) Earlham 58
4) Mount Ayr 57
5) Nevada 50
6) Norwalk 48
7) ADM Adel 43
8) Greene County 37
9) Nodaway Valley 33
10) Creston 27
11) Clarke 20
12) Martensdale St. Marys 8
Creston had one win as Cooper McDermott beat out Nodaway Valley’s Jared Corder to win the 1600m.  Corder also finished 2nd in the 800m.  Brycen Wallace of Nodaway Valley was 2nd in the 3200m.
Check out full results here.