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Atlantic man arrested for attempting to entice a minor

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September 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Atlantic arrested 23-year old Kyler Cook, of Atlantic, Saturday, for allegedly Attempting to Entice a Minor under 16.  Cook was also charged with Dissemination and Exhibition of Obscene Material to a Minor, Indecent Exposure and Harassment in the 3rd degree.  He was booked into the Cass County Jail.

Des Moines School District opts out of survey

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September 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The state’s largest school district is opting not to participate in a survey of student behavior. The biannual Iowa Youth Survey, given to sixth-, eighth- and 11-graders, identifies behavior trends and gathers data about risks confronted by Iowa’s youth.

Spokesman Phil Roeder for the Des Moines School District tells The Des Moines Register that school officials are conducting their own survey created by the Gallup company. Roeder says the district felt conducting both surveys would be redundant.

About 300 other Iowa districts are taking part in the survey. It will be administered this week through Oct. 31. In 2012, nearly 71,000 students took the survey, continuing a trend of reduced participation since 2005, when about 98,000 students completed it.

Clarinda residents reminded of parking restrictions this weekend

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September 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Clarinda Police Department has issued a reminder to the citizens of Clarinda, that no parking is allowed on the certain streets from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 for the annual Band Day Jamboree Parade.

The streets where no parking is allowed Saturday include:

The 100 through 800 block of W. Main Street
The 100 block of E. Main Street
The100 block of N. 15th St.
The 100 block of E. Washington Street
The 100 block through 300 block of W. Washington Street
24th Street (Cardinal Drive) from Garfield Street to State Street

The police department appreciates the cooperation of all citizens in removing their vehicles from the parade route. Vehicles that are not removed from the parade route by 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2014 will be towed at the expense of the vehicle’s registered owner(s).

If you have any questions concerning parking for the event, contact the Clarinda Police Department at 712-542-2194.

Dehumidifier causes small fire in Massena home

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September 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

An overheated dehumidifier is what caused a small fire in the basement of a home near Massena this (Monday) morning. Firefighters from Massena and Cumberland were called to the Joel McCurdy home south/southwest of Massena at around 6:47-a.m.

Massena Fire Chief Drew Williams told KJAN News when they arrived, dark smoke was coming from the door to the basement. After crews suited up with their air packs, they entered and found a dehumidifier had overheated and caught fire. The flames spread to a Christmas tree and ornaments.

The residents of the home at 72313 740th Street got out safely, and crews had the flames extinguished and room ventilated within a half hour.  Williams said everything went smoothly.

(Podcast) 8-a.m. News, 9/29/2014

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September 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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2 arrested on drug charges in Creston

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September 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Two people were arrested on drug charges over the weekend, in Creston. According to the Creston Police Department, 18-year old Sydney Lynn Sanders, of Prairie Du Chien, WI., and 18-year old Leah Noelle Stroh, of Clive, were arrested at the Union County Jail on Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, charges. Both were taken into custody at around 11:20-p.m., Saturday, and later released on $1,000 bond, each.

Last Friday, 24-year old Rachel Marie Tucker, of Creston, was arrested by Creston Police on a Union County warrant for violating the terms of her probation. Tucker was being held without bond in the Ringgold County Jail.

And today (Monday), 24-year old Jonathan Scott Robison, of Creston, was arrested just before 4-a.m., on a warrant out of Missouri for a Probation Violation. Robison was being held without bond in the Union County Jail, awaiting extradition to Missouri.

(Podcast) 7:06-a.m. News/Funeral report, 9/29/2014

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September 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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Smoke in residence south of Massena

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September 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Massena and Cumberland were called to the Joel McCurdy home south/southwest of Massena this (Monday) morning. A resident of the home at 72313 740th Street reported smoke in the home, and that everyone was being evacuated.

Firefighters were paged out at 6:47-a.m.  No other details are currently available.

AHST asks parents to serve as bus drivers

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September 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A shortage of bus drivers left junior high school students in the AHST Community School District with a tough choice: miss class or miss activities. The Daily NonPareil reports the school district – serving Avoca, Hancock, Shelby, Tennant and secondary students in Walnut – has needed an after-school activities bus driver. Now several parents have stepped up to get their bus driving licenses.

Superintendent Jesse Ulrich said the district’s eight drivers have to drive after-school routes. Junior high students have been dismissed earlier to be taken for events so the buses can return for their regular routes, leaving the students waiting for activities to start and missing class.

The district was fine at the beginning of the year but suddenly got into a bind when a couple backup drivers became unavailable.

 

Atlantic Medical Center provides Influenza Vaccine

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September 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Atlantic Medical Center (AMC) say they are offering influenza vaccines Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am and 11:00 am and 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm. There is no need to make an appointment. It takes about two weeks for influenza vaccine to provide full protection. With the holidays coming up quickly, it is best to get an influenza vaccine by early November to provide protection during the holiday gatherings with larger groups, where influenza is easily spread.

The two best ways to protect yourself, and those around you, from influenza are to get vaccinated and to practice good hand washing. Getting vaccinated not only protects you, but also those around you who may be too young (under 6 months) or have a medical condition that prevents them from being vaccinated.

There are four strains, or types, of the flu that typically hit the Midwest during flu season — two types of Influenza A and two types of Influenza B. Again this year there is a vaccine that has all four strains (types) of the flu virus in it (Quadrivalent—two A strains and two B strains), to provide even greater protection against influenza. Atlantic Medical Center will have this vaccine available. They will also be offering the High Dose flu vaccine for 65 years of age and older.

Vaccines also vary by age group, with different doses for different patient groups. The Atlantic Medical Center has the correct doses available for all age groups, including flu mist, which can be used by patients from 2 – 49 years of age. Patients can also receive Pneumonia, Tetanus with whooping cough (Tdap), and Shingles vaccines when they come in for an influenza vaccine.

The seasonal flu (influenza) is a serious disease caused by the Influenza virus. Some common symptoms of the flu are fever, cough, shaking chills, body aches, and extreme weakness. The influenza disease may last for a couple of weeks.

There is a common misconception that the “stomach flu” is the flu. That is incorrect! The “stomach flu” that everyone speaks of is caused by a different type of virus (most commonly Norovirus). The “stomach flu” only last a few days and is associated with vomiting and diarrhea.

Some people are more susceptible for complications from the Influenza virus:

  •  Children 6 months-59 months (4 years 11 months)
  • All people aged 50 years and older
  • People who have chronic pulmonary (including asthma), cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, neurological, hematologic ,or metabolic disorders
  • Immunosuppressed people
  • Pregnant women
  • Residents of Long-Term Care or Nursing Home facilities
  • People who are morbidly obese
  • American Indians/Alaska Natives

Any of the groups of people listed above should not wait to get their flu shot; they need to be protected as soon as possible. Tragically there are many infants, children, teens, and elderly people who die from the flu virus every year! Children younger than two years of age are at particularly high risk for hospitalization due to complications of influenza.

The Influenza virus is EXTREMELY contagious!!! Influenza viruses are thought to spread mainly from person to person through droplets. This happens when a person infected with Influenza coughs, sneezes, or talks. Flu viruses also may spread when people touch something with flu virus on it (shopping cart, door knob, counter top, or drinking fountain) and then touch their mouth, eyes, or nose. Many other viruses spread these ways too. People infected with flu may be able to infect others beginning two days before symptoms develop and five to seven days after becoming sick. That means you may be able to spread the flu to someone else even before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Young children, those who are severely ill, and those who have severely weakened immune systems may be able to infect others for longer than five to seven days.

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:

•Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
•Cough
•Sore throat
•Runny or stuffy nose
•Muscle or body aches
•Headaches
•Fatigue (very tired)
•Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

Ways to help protect yourself from Influenza:
Avoid close contact with sick people.
If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

For more information, please contact the Atlantic Medical Center Immunization Nurses at 712-243-2850.

(Press Release)