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Atlantic Specialty Care receives Governor’s Quality Award

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September 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was in Atlantic this (Friday) morning to present a 2016 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in a long term care facility.

IA Dept. of Inspections & Appeals Director Rod Roberts.

IA Dept. of Inspections & Appeals Director Rod Roberts.

Before the Governor spoke, Rod Roberts, Director of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, mentioned as a regulatory agency, his Health Facilities Division staff receive nominations from all over the State for facilities that provide exceptional care.

Governor Branstad said Atlantic Specialty Care wasn’t nominated by a group of residents or family members, as is often the case. He said it was nominated by a single individual, Martha Sheil of Plymouth, Michigan who desperately sought care for her loved ones. She said ASC was the only facility to reach out to the Martha and to offer comfort while her family struggled with the debilitating Huntington’s Disease.

Gov. Terry Branstad presents the award to ASC Adminstrator Kellie Jimerson.

Gov. Terry Branstad presents the award to ASC Adminstrator Kellie Jimerson.

Scheil’s first experience with Atlantic Specialty Care began 23 years ago when her sister-in-law Beverly was first placed there.

Two of Beverly’s three children, Carol Ann and Jimmy, inherited Huntington’s Disease. In 2012, Martha contacted 27 nursing facilities in and around the Omaha area, but none would accept her sister-in-law’s daughter. The letter she wrote said not long after she spoke with Administrator Kellie Jimerson, the facility accepted both families members.

Branstad presented the award to Atlantic Specialty Care Administrator Kelli Jimerson. ASC is one to just two facilities in the State selected for the award. Atlantic Specialty Care, a Care Initiatives facility, was also presented with the American Health Association’s Silver Award in 2015, an AHA Quality Initiatives Award in 2013, and the Bronze Award in 2012.

Walnut man arrested in Audubon County Thu. evening

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September 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A man from Pottawattamie County was arrested Thursday evening in Audubon County, following an incident that took place in Brayton. 21-year old Tyler Ray Osborn, of Walnut, was arrested at around 5-p.m., on charges of Public Intoxication/3rd offense, and Theft in the 5th Degree. Osborn was brought to the Audubon County Jail and later released after appearing before the Magistrate. His preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 13th.

Avoca man arrested on assault charge Friday morning

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September 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A domestic incident early this (Friday) morning in Avoca, between a man and his wife resulted in an arrest. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year old Jeffrey Shane Cloughly, of Avoca, was arrested a little after 1-a.m. at a residence in the 700 block of N. Chestnut Street. Jeffrey Cloughly was charged with aggravated Domestic Assault with intent where a weapon was present, along with Child Endangerment without Injury. The report says Jeffrey and his wife both sustained minor injuries during the incident.

Authorities said also, that around 8:40-a.m. Thursday, a Pott. County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested 26-year old Adam Michael Coombe, of Treynor, on a charge of Theft in the 5th Degree. Coombe was taken into custody after allegedly shoplifting merchandise at the Casey’s Store in Treynor.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 9/23/2016

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September 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Grain bin fatality in Adams County

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September 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Adams County said today (Friday), a 78-year old man died Wednesday, after falling off a grain bin near Prescott. The unidentified man apparently lost his footing and fell to the ground. Authorities say he was unresponsive when a deputy and rescue personnel from Corning and Prescott arrived on the scene. The man was later pronounced dead by the Adams County Coroner.

The incident, which took place about a mile northeast of Prescott at 1823 Quince Avenue, was reported at around 9:24-a.m., Wednesday.

2 arrests in Creston, Thursday

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September 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Two people were arrested on separate charges Thursday, in Creston. Authorities say 24-year old Courtney Laine Sanson, of Creston, was arrested at around 10:50-p.m. for Trespassing. Sanson was cited and released from the Union County Jail. And, at around 5:15-p.m., 21-year old Dakota Dean Rosch, of Creston, was arrested for Driving While Revoked. He was released from the Union County Jail after posting a $1,000 cash or surety bond.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 9/23/2016

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September 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Heavy rains bring intense flooding in Ames

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September 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Officials in Ames have been busy through the night after nearly five inches of rain inundated streets and homes. Bob Kindred is the assistant city manager of Ames. He says they had 3-to 5-inches of rain which didn’t cause river flooding, but streets were flooded. A number of homes had water in their basements and cars were stalled out on the streets.

Kindred said the situation on the Iowa State University campus was not as bad, because of the lay of the land. A flash flood warning expired at 3:30 this morning but Kindred said there are still reports of flooded streets in Ames. He said water was still 2-to 3-feet deep on some City streets as of 4-a.m., and a number of cars were damaged, abandoned in-place.

Ames police, fire and city staff plus Story County Emergency Management spent much of the night assisting residents impacted by the high water.

(Radio Iowa)

Man & woman from rural Stanton arrested Thu. night on assault charges

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September 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s deputies in Montgomery County arrested two people from rural Stanton on assault charges late Thursday night. 50-year old Tony Wayne Ruple and 45-year old Tina Marie Seiler were taken into custody at around 10:35-p.m. in the 2800 block of 200th Street. Ruple and Seiler were charged with Domestic Abuse/Simple Assault, and brought to the Montgomery County Jail where they were being held without bond.

New census data details Latino population in Iowa

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September 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

New census data shows the Latino population in Iowa increased by 116 percent from 2000 to 2015 which is a little more than 96-thousand (96,147) people. Latinos make up just under six percent of Iowa’s population, making them the largest minority group in the state. Thirty-two percent of the Latinos in Iowa were not born in this country. Seventy-eight percent of them came to Iowa from Mexico.

The median age of Latinos in Iowa is 22-point-two, while the state median age is thirty-eight-point-one. The median income of Latino households in 2015 was a little more than 38-thousand dollars, while the statewide median household income was nearly 55-thousand dollars (54,736.) The poverty rate was 25-point-six percent, while the corresponding rate for Iowa is 12-point-two percent.

The average family size for the Iowa Latino population in 2015 was three-point-eight-two, compared to the overall average family size in the state of two-point-nine-nine (2.99) Over half of the growth in Iowa’s Latino population from 2000-2015 occurred in seven counties: Polk, Woodbury, Johnson, Marshall, Scott, Pottawattamie, and Linn.

Polk County had the largest overall population of Latinos at 21-point-four percent. The Latino population in Ringgold County increased by 731 percent and by 652 percent in Lyon county between 2000 and 2015. When it comes to the overall population, 27-point-four percent of all residents of Crawford County were Latino, followed by Buena Vista (24.6%), Marshall (20.7%), Muscatine (17.5%), and Louisa (16.2%).

(Radio Iowa)