Jim Field has the call of the Class 3A First Round Regional game.
Jim Field has the call of the Class 3A First Round Regional game.
The Cass County Board of Supervisors has approved a request for funding from the Cass County Historical Museum, in Griswold. Museum representatives Shiona Putnam and Lila Hoogeveen addressed the Board during their meeting to answer any questions. Putnam said they were requesting a total of $20,000. She said the money will be used to pay for local contractors, who have worked to replace a 20-year old roof on an adjacent building.
The building will be used to house a collection of county artifacts and displays being donated by Wayne Kerkhoff. Lila Hoogeveen said any funds they receive would be helpful. She said funding for the museum provides them with a challenge each year, as they start without any amount of secured funding. Money provided by the Supervisors helps in keeping the museum open and in paying for necessities such as insurance and electricity. She says the museum is run on a $10,000 per year budget.
During each of the past few years, the Supervisors have provided $5,000 in funds. Hoogeveen says the rest is raised through a variety of methods, including two separate fundraisers, which brings-in about $6,000 altogether, on average. Private donations are also a big part of keeping the museum open. She says they are “very appreciative” them, and when they come in, are “like Christmas in July,” because they never know when they will arrive. Another part of the fundraising effort is writing grant applications.
She says sometimes the grants are approved, other times they aren’t. Federal and State grants don’t pay operating costs, however. Another aspect of fundraising, is a membership drive. Funds received are first and foremost used for operating costs, according to Hoogeveen. Others are set aside for emergencies, like roof repairs. Tourism is yet another means of receiving funds, even though there is no charge to visit the museum. Over the past couple of weeks, eight tour groups have visited the museum. Monies received from speaking engagements by museum volunteers are also directed back into the facility.
The Board unanimously approved a contribution of $10,000 upon receipt of a formal, written request, and another $10,000 in October. The money will come from the Local Option Sales Tax Fund.
The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports four people were injured early this (Wednesday) morning near Crescent, when a stalled van being prepared for towing was struck from behind by a full-sized pickup truck. The accident happened on Interstate 29 near the 62-mile marker, at around 1:40-a.m.
Officials say the driver of a 2000 Chrysler van, Christopher Zimmerman, of Omaha, and the tow truck driver, Jonathan Garringer, of Omaha, were standing in between the vehicles, which were parked on the shoulder of I-29, when a 2001 Chevy Silverado, driven by Paul Raymond Trudeau, of Troy, MO, struck the van in the rear, causing it to hit the tow truck. Zimmerman, Garringer, and Joanne Zimmerman, who was a back seat passenger in the van when the collision occurred, were injured. Another person, Christina Baer and her infant daughter, Annabella Macvitte, of Omaha, were standing outside the van at the time of the crash. Baer wasn’t hurt, but the child, the Zimmermans and Garringer were transported to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, by Crescent Fire and Rescue.
The Patrol says Trudeau complained of a nose bleed, but refused medical attention. Authorities cited him for Failure to Maintain Control and Violation of Financial Liability/Accident related. Damage from the crash amounted to about $13,000.
No injuries were reported following an accident Monday morning, in Atlantic. According to the Police Department, vehicles driven by Ashley Mayo, of Lewis, and Robert Stuetelberg, of Atlantic, collided at around 10-a.m., at the intersection of 7th and Chestnut Streets. The accident, which caused $3,500 damage altogether, occurred in the middle of the intersection, as Mayo was traveling east on 7th and Stuetelberg was turning west on 7th. Both drivers claimed the other ran the stop sign. Mayo was cited for having No Proof of Insurance.
Four people were arrested recently, in Mills County. The Sheriff’s Department reports 39-year old Justin David Reha, of Thurman, was arrested early this (Wednesday) morning on charges of OWI/1st offense and Driving Under Suspension. His bond was set at $1,300. On Monday, 28-year old Brett Allen Coyle, of Glenwood, was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault. He was being held in the Mills County Jail without bond.
Last Saturday, deputies arrested 24-year old Adam Lee Maher, of Shenandoah, on a charge of OWI/2nd offense. Maher’s bond was set at $2,000. And, on Friday, 25-year old Lance Christian Bierma, of Sheffield, TX, was arrested on an OWI charge. Bond was established at $1,000.
The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports also, a Malvern woman was injured during a single vehicle accident Sunday, two-miles southeast of Pacific Junction. Nancy Ruwe was driving a 2007 Chevy westbound on 221st Street, when the vehicle drifted onto the shoulder. Ruwe overcorrected, sending the vehicle across the center line of the road and into a ditch, where it came to rest after hitting a tree. Ruwe was transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center by Pacific Junction Rescue.
A Shenandoah man was arrested without incident this (Wednesday) morning, for allegedly stealing a vehicle from the Shenandoah area. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year old James Allen Lilly was taken into custody by Red Oak Police following a traffic stop on 130th Street in Montgomery County. Lilly was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 cash bond, for Possession of Stolen Property. He also faces a charge of Driving While Suspended.
GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 13th from 8 am – 4 pm, 3484 Falcon Ave. From Atlantic take Olive St. north to I-80 then 3/4 mile past I-80, 2nd house (red) on east side. Too many items to list.
FREE: 12 concrete blocks; 4 flat, 2-inch thick, oblong concrete blocks; and 4 white, metal lawn chairs. Would like a small donation if you can afford it. If not, that is okay. Located at 705 Palm St, come up the alley from 7th St, there will be a sign.
FOR SALE: 7 rabbits, 7 weeks old, $5 each. Call 563-3593 in Audubon.
FOR SALE: Dust collector for wood working shop. 1 H.P. and near new. $75.00 cash. 712-249-6835.
WANTED: Used cattle panels in decent shape. Call or text 712-249-3003.
FOR SALE: Oneida “Golden Juliard” Pattern Silverware with Gold tip. Set of 7 with extra serving pieces. Velvet lined case included.. Valued at $1000.00, will sell for $275.00. Nortake “Sweet Surprise” pattern China set. Set of 12 with Salt and Pepper. Valued at $1100, will sell for $275.00. Old Fletcher Chapel Alter Chairs and Podium. Dark oak…alter chairs $450 each or $700 for both. Podium with rostrum, $275.00. Call Leslie at 712-254-1818 for details.
KENNETH REBARCAK, 79, of Atlantic died Wed., July 10th, in Spencer. Funeral services for KENNETH REBARCAK will be held Sat., July 13th, at 10:30am at the First Assembly of God Church, in Atlantic. Roland Funeral Service in Atlantic has the arrangements.
Open visitation will be held Fri., July 12th from 8:00am-5:00pm and Sat., July 13th from 8:00-a.m.-12:00-p.m. at Rolands. Online condolences can be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
KENNETH REBARCAK is survived by:
His wife – Joanne Rebarcak.
His sons – Dann Rebarcak, of Atlantic, and Jeff Rebarcak, of Naperville, IL.
His daughters – Carrie (Chuck) Biddison, of Phoenix, AZ, and Amy (Dan) Polaschek, of Spencer, IA.
His sister, Jean Morris, of Bettendorf.
13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Lavon Eblen speaks with Chandler Morris, Shelby County 4-H member, about the Shelby County Fair going on now.