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Shenandoah man arrested on four charges, Saturday


April 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a Shenandoah man Saturday afternoon on multiple charges. 21-year old Tyler Lynn Gobert was taken into custody at around 4:50-p.m. on three counts of Unauthorized Used of a Credit Card, and Interference with Official Acts. Gobert was arrested in the 400 block of east Sunset Avenue and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where he was being held on $2,000 cash bond.

Iowa early News Headlines, Sunday, 4/12/2015


April 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The time is approaching when Iowa lawmakers typically start wrapping up their work for the year, but with budget negotiations moving slowly, it doesn’t look like the Legislature will be adjourning any time soon. May 1 is the final day of expense payments for the part-time lawmakers, as well as the last day for much of the temporary staff and the student pages who work in the Legislature. With just three weeks to go, lawmakers in the Republican-majority state House and Democratic-controlled Senate are still far apart on how much additional funding to provide for K-12 education and remain at odds over basic budget issues. Republican House Speaker Kraig Paulsen declined to predict when the session may end.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The fraud trial for a former lottery worker accused of buying a Hot Lotto ticket and setting up a scheme to try to cash it in is scheduled to begin Monday. Eddie Tipton of Norwalk faces two counts of fraud. He was arrested in January after authorities claimed he had bought the ticket in December 2010. It was worth about $14 million. As director of information security for the Multi-State Lottery Association based in Des Moines, Tipton wasn’t allowed to play or win prizes.

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — The author of a new report looking at police staffing levels is urging Clinton to hire new officers to deal with the eastern Iowa city’s serious crime problem. The Clinton Herald says researcher Tim Freesmeyer presented the report Thursday to the City Council following a two-year examination of the Clinton Police Department.

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Some inmates are sleeping in temporary bunk beds at the overcrowded Mitchellville state women’s prison. Warden Patti Watchtendorf tells the Des Moines Register that 84 bunk beds have been installed as a short-term solution. Watchtendorf says she anticipates the issue will be solved when a prison construction project is fully completed this fall.

PEOSTA, Iowa (AP) — A small, single-engine plane has made an emergency landing on a rural eastern Iowa road. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that no one was injured when the emergency landing was executed Saturday morning on the Peosta road. The pilot, Adam Maritz of California, found a stretch of Cox Springs Road without nearby power lines and landed the plane.

CHARITON, Iowa (AP) — Those in Iowa planning a road trip through the south central part of the state should prepare for delays due to road construction. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that four lanes of Interstate 35 will be cut to two lanes starting Thursday. The construction area will run from just south of the Iowa Highway 2 interchange to just north of the Decatur County Road J-14 interchange.


Burglary arrest in Red Oak Saturday


April 11th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Red Oak Police report the arrest of 32-year-old Jessica Lynn Cisar of Red Oak on Saturday at 2:54pm for Burglary in the 3rd Degree and two counts of Trespassing.  Cisar was arrested in the 1100 block of N 3rd Street and later booked into the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on $5,000 cash bond.  No further details were released.

Atlantic man arrested for sexual abuse


April 11th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Atlantic man on Friday on a Sexual Abuse charge.  At approximately 5:00pm Friday officers arrested 37-year-old Michael Shane Kendrick of Atlantic and charged him with Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree.

The charges stem from the investigation into an incident that occurred in Kimballton in which Kendrick allegedly performed a sex act on a person under the age of twelve.  Kendrick was taken to the Audubon County Jail and is being held on $25,000 bond.  The incident remains under investigation.

(Update) Child’s name released in Bluffs apartment accident


April 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs have identified a child who died after falling from a bunk bed ladder. According to Sgt. Chad Meyers, 18 month old Jayden Suriano was playing with his 3-year-old brother when he fell off the ladder. Emergency responders took the boy to a local hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Featherstone Apartments.

Meyers says the boys were playing in an upstairs bedroom when the toddler fell off the ladder. The child’s father was at home at the time. Police say foul play is not suspected. An autopsy has been ordered.

Last month, a 2-year-old boy survived a fall from a second-story window at the apartments.

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Red Oak man arrested, faces two charges


April 11th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 27-year-old Jacob Nathaniel Forward of Red Oak at approximately 7:05pm on Friday.  Forward was arrested at the intersection of N 8th Street and E Elm Street in Red Oak and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $300 bond.

After being booked in Forward was charged in a further incident after it was discovered he was in possession of stolen property. He was charged by Red Oak Police in this incident with possession of stolen property and held on $300 cash bond.

Red Oak man cited after high centering vehicle


April 11th, 2015 by Chris Parks

A young Red Oak man was cited early Saturday morning after driving recklessly and high centering his vehicle on a private drive.

Red Oak Police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the 1900 Block of Ironwood Avenue and upon arrival found a 2001 GMC Sierra K1500 high centered on a private drive.  The vehicle was owned and operated by 20-year-old Austin Wayne Hale of Red Oak. Officers determined he was traveling eastbound on Highway 34 and turned northbound onto Ironwood.  As he turned, Hale accelerated to sway the vehicle intentionally and lost control and went into the east ditch.  He then attempted to drive out of the ditch and up the private drive, becoming high centered on the driveway.

Hale was taken to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital for medical evaluation. Officers found an open container of alcohol in the vehicle and Hale was cited and released for the open container and careless driving.

Villisca man arrested on multiple charges


April 11th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Villisca man after a traffic stop late Friday night. At approximately 11:52pm deputies arrested 33-year-old John Dolph at the intersection of Highway 34 and P Avenue. Dolph was arrested on a valid Taylor County Warrant for failure to appear (on an original charge of fraud) and driving while suspended with 5 withdrawals in effect.  Dolph was taken to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on $300 bond.

$103,866.00 Granted to Audubon County Nonprofit Agencies


April 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Seven nonprofit groups or agencies in Audubon County were awarded checks Friday amounting to $103, 866 from the Audubon County Community Foundation. ACCF Chair Brett Irlmeier presented the checks to representatives of the groups or organizations. The grant recipients and their projects include:

  • Audubon Chamber of Commerce: LED sign for John James Audubon City Park $7,500.00
  • Audubon Community School: Funds for lights around track for public walking in early morning and evening $7,500.00
  • Audubon County Early Childhood Organization: Expand childcare center at Friendship Home $27,122.00
  • Audubon Recreation Foundation: Funding for construction of recreation center $27,122.00
  • Exira Community Club: Exira Rec Center renovations and upgrades $27,122.00
  • Exira Lions Club: Tables and chairs for serving area $2,500.00
  • Exira Park Committee/City of Exira: Exira Flood Memorial Park signage and walkway improvements $5,000.00

All grantees met the criteria as Audubon County nonprofit agencies or organizations with charitable missions in the areas of civic, cultural, health, education and social services. Only organizations providing services in Audubon County were eligible.
Audubon County agency representatives received their checks on April 10th. During brief check distribution activities, Irlmeier commended the nonprofit agencies for their individual efforts to provide a better quality of life for the residents of Audubon County.

“Our Advisory Board is pleased to direct $103,866.00 in grants to these important community efforts in Audubon County,” Irlmeier explained. “The Audubon County Community Foundation is one of nine counties that are collectively known as the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa and meets or exceeds the Standards for Community Foundations as established by the Council on Foundations in Washington DC.”

The Audubon County Community Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create permanent funds that address the changing, vital community needs and interests. Donating to a permanently endowed fund helps your neighbors today AND you help build a stronger community tomorrow. Not only that, you’ll be eligible to receive a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit for each donation, in addition to any Federal tax benefits for which you may qualify.

The Audubon County Community Foundation invests and administers these funds and distributes grants to deserving, qualified nonprofit organizations. “This has grown from an annual event to twice a year, with one grant cycle in the spring and another in the fall,” said Irlmeier.

For information about donating or establishing an individual foundation/fund, please contact any of the Board Members, or call Dennis Nissen, Iowa Foundations Director, at 800-794-3458.