Clarinda Police Chief reminds residents about Snow Ordinance/parking rules

News

December 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A reminder from Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers for residents in his community: with the impending winter storm, as soon as 2” of snow/ice accumulation is received, there is absolutely NO PARKING ALLOWED UNTIL CLARINDA CITY STREETS UNTIL THE STREETS HAVE BEEN PLOWED FROM CURB TO CURB.  Also, vehicles found to be in violation will be ticketed and are subject to being towed and impounded until all towing & storage fees are paid in full.

If the person has no off street parking available, the vehicle(s0 can be parked on the city terrace (parking right of way) until the snow plowing operation has been completed.

The ordinance states that no person shall park any motor vehicle or other apparatus upon any street of the city that will obstruct the removal of snow when there has been an accumulation of two (2) inches or more. Any vehicle left parked on any street in violation of this ordinance may be impounded, and the registered owner of the vehicle will be subject to a $15.00 parking fine, and payment of all applicable towing and storage fees in order for the vehicle to be released.

 

 

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Latham speaks publicly about his decision to retire from congress

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December 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Republican Congressman Tom Latham — speaking publicly for the first time about his decision not to run for reelection in 2014 — says he made the move for personal, not political reasons. “Last weekend my wife and I decided that, you know, there’s no perfect time, there’s no right time, but for us this is the time,” Latham said. “We will have been married 39 years. Half of that time I was on the road with the family business. The other half I spent on the road in congress, gone, and it’s just the right time for us. It’s a personal decision…I’ve got five grandchildren, a great family. I just look forward to a change.”

Latham, though, was emotional as he talked about his long career in congress. “I love the job. I still get a chill every time I walk across the street in Washington and see Miss Liberty on top of the dome. You know, for a kid from Alexander, Iowa, (with a population of) 168 people, to have that honor — it’s really something, ” Latham said, his voice breaking. “And so it’s an emotional thing. It’s a job I love, but it’s the right time.”

Latham jokes that he’s been fielding lots of phone calls from fellow Republicans who are considering running for the seat. Latham will not endorse a candidate in the primary, but he will help the Republican nominee campaign through the fall election. Latham says he’d consider taking another job after his term is up, including a lobbying position, but he intends to live in the Des Moines suburb of Clive, close to his grandchildren. “It has been the honor of my life to represent now a total of 56 counties in Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Latham said. “Certainly there’s a relief as far as going through an election process, but I expect to stay totally involved to represent the folks here.”

Latham was criticized by some conservatives and Tea Party activists for his recent votes for the budget deals that ended the government shutdown in October and will prevent a shutdown in 2014. Latham says that criticism had no impact on his decision. “You know, my votes are my votes and I’ve always thought in this job that if you do the right thing for the right reasons, you don’t worry about it,” Latham said. “And I was probably, politically, in the strongest position I’ve ever been my career so, no, this is a purely personal decision.”

Latham was first elected to congress in 1994. In 2012 Latham faced off in Iowa’s new third congressional district against incumbent Democrat Leonard Boswell and won by nearly nine percentage points. Latham made his comments late Friday morning during taping of the “Iowa Press” program that airs Sunday, on Iowa Public Television.

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(Updated 6-a.m.) Skyscan Weather Forecast: Sat. Dec. 21st 2013

Weather

December 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

…A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect from 6-pm this evening to 6-pm Sunday, for Cass, Adair, Adams, Guthrie, Dallas Counties and until 6-am Sunday for Montgomery, Fremont & Page Counties. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 3-pm today until 6-pm Sunday for Madison and Union Counties.

Today: Cloudy w/a 20% chance of snow after 4pm. High near 25. N-NE @ 5-10.
Tonight: Snow. Low around 14. N-NW @ 15-25. Wind chill values as low as zero. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Sunday: Patchy blowing snow and a slight chance of snow before noon, then a chance for flurries. Temperature rising to near 16 by noon, then falling to around 11 during the remainder of the day. N-NW @ 15-25. Wind chill values as low as -5.

Sunday Night: Scattered flurries. Low around -4. NW @ 10-25. Wind chill values as low as -20.

Monday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 7. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -4.

Tuesday: Partly sunny & breezy, with a high near 21.

Red Oak man arrested for Trespassing

News

December 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest on Friday of a man charged in connection with an incident which occurred earlier this week. 29-year old Zachariah Michael Holland, of Red Oak, was arrested at around 10:30-p.m. Friday on a charge of Trespassing, for an incident which allegedly occurred on Wednesday (Dec. 18th).

Holland was being held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on $300 cash bond.

MADDOX M. STARMER, age 2 months, of Audubon (Svcs. 12/23/13)

Obituaries

December 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

MADDOX M. STARMER, age 2 months, the son of Matt & Melissa Starmer, of Audubon, died Thu., Dec. 19th, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, in Iowa City. Funeral services for MADDOX STARMER will be held 10:30-a.m. Mon., Dec. 23rd, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon. Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 2-until 6-pm Sunday (12/22).

Burial will be in the Diagonal Cemetery, in Diagonal.

MADDOX STARMER is survived by:

His parents – Matt & Melissa Starmer, of Audubon.

His brother – Mason, of Audubon.

His grandparents – Eldon (Linda) Starmer, and Robert (Esther) Trausch.

Other relatives and friends.

BYRON P. LEBECK, 81, of Walnut (Svcs. 12/23/13)

Obituaries

December 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

BYRON P. LEBECK, 81, of Walnut, died Thu., Dec. 19th, at the Immanuel Medical Center, in Omaha. A funeral service for BYRON LEBECK will be held 1:30-p.m. Mon., Dec. 23rd, at the Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Avoca has the arrangements.

The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 1-to 4pm Sunday (12/22).

Burial will be in the Layton Township Cemetery at Walnut.

BYRON LEBECK is survived by:

His son – Rodny (Lorraine) Lebeck, of Walnut.

His daughters – Cheryl Lebeck, of Walnut; Karen (George) Threadgill, of Milan, TN; Jean (John) Romano, of Omaha, & Lisa (Darwin) Holtz, of Avoca.

His sister – Carole (Marvin) Schroder, of Walnut.

His special friend – Rula Sacco, of West Valley City, UT.

10 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild.

ROBERT GREGG, 73, of Linden (No Svcs.)

Obituaries

December 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ROBERT GREGG, 73, of Linden, died Thu., Dec. 19th, at the Panora Nursing & Rehab Center. No services are planned at this time. Burial of cremains will be held in May, 2014. Twigg Funeral Home in Panora is in charge of the arrangements for ROBERT GREGG.

There is no visitation.

Burial of cremains will be in the West Linn Cemetery at Linden.

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties: Sat., 12/21/13

Weather

December 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

354 AM CST SAT DEC 21 2013

…A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect from 6-pm this evening to 6-pm Sunday, for Cass, Adair, Adams, Guthrie and Dallas Counties and a WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect from 5-pm  Saturday until 6-am Sunday for Montgomery, Fremont & Page Counties…

TODAY…CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…SNOW LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES. LOW AROUND 15. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 90 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY. PATCHY BLOWING SNOW IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING…THEN SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH 15 TO 20. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 20 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. SCATTERED FLURRIES. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW.

MONDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH 5 TO 10 ABOVE. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW IN THE MORNING.

MONDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. LOW 5 TO 10 ABOVE.