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Shelby County Hotel-Motel tax matters to be discussed Tuesday

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February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Matters pertaining to the Hotel-Motel tax in Shelby County will be heard before a meeting of the Shelby County Board of Supervisor’s, Tuesday.  The Supervisors and Harlan City Officials have received the Hotel/Motel Tax money from the Shelby County Chamber, which forwarded the funds to the new Hotel/Motel Tax Fiscal Agent, the Shelby County Auditor, last Wednesday. That information, however, was received five-days past the deadline set by the Shelby County Supervisors.

A sticking point with regard to the tax money, is the 3rd quarter administration fee to the Chamber. The Shelby County Chamber has submitted a bill to the Auditor for the 20% administration fee for 2012 3rd quarter dollars. Last Tuesday, the Shelby County Supervisors held a meeting and told the public the two entities’ lawyers were getting together to hammer out all the details. Tomorrow (Tuesday), the Supervisors will hold another regularly schedule board meeting. During the session, the Board will be make appointments to the Hotel/Motel Tax Committee, give a fund update, and hire an audit firm to expand the analysis of Shelby County Chamber’s management of the Hotel/Motel Tax funds, to include the time frame from September 30th, 2012 through February 14th, 2013.

The Shelby County Board of Supervisors meeting begins at 9-am on Tuesday in their Chambers at the Shelby County Courthouse.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)

Harlan School Board Secretary/Superintendent Sec. Cox to retire

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February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Our sister station KNOD in Harlan reports Harlan Community School District’s Board Secretary and Superintendent Secretary,  Mrs. Terry Cox will be retiring at the end of the school year. According to Superintendent Justin Wagner, Cox has been with the school district for 29 years.

Her resignation is on  the agenda for this (Monday) evening’s meeting of the Harlan Community School District’s Board of Education.

Weekend arrests in Atlantic

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February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports two people were arrested over the weekend. On Sunday, 32-year old Jamie Willms, of Radcliffe, was arrested on a Serious Assault charge. And, on Saturday, 21-year old April Rutledge, of Atlantic, was arrested on an Adams County warrant for OWI/1st Offense. Both of the individuals were booked into the Cass County Jail and held, pending a court appearance.

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Lenox woman arrested for assault

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February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Lenox Police Department reports a Lenox woman was arrested on an assault charge Friday night.

Brenda Parra (Lenox PD/Taylor County Sheriff photo)

19-year old Brenda Parra was taken into custody on a Simple Assault charge associated with an incident involving another female, after police responded to a disturbance at around 9:30-p.m., in the 200 block of east Michigan Street.

Parra was transported to the Taylor County Jail. She later posted bond and was released.

Taylor County woman arrested for theft of ATM card

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February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An investigation into the theft of an ATM card from a vehicle parked at a grocery store in Lenox last November, has resulted in an arrest.

Cindy Hamilton (Photo Courtesy Lenox PD/Taylor Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

Lenox Police Chief Jon Huggins reports officers with his department, along with Clarinda Police, conducted the investigation which led to the arrest of 33-year old Cindy Hamilton, of New Market.  Hamilton was taken into custody last Thursday on a charge of Theft in the 4th degree.

Huggins says the ATM card was stolen from a vehicle while parked at Michaels Foods in Lenox on Nov. 19th, 2012 and and used without permission at the Lenox Caseys General Store on the same day. Hamilton was arrested on a Lenox P-D warrant, by deputies with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office. She was being held in the Taylor County Jail.

(Update: Change of meeting location for: Atlantic Parks and Rec Board meeting tonight

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February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(Updated with change of meeting venue)

The Atlantic Parks and Recreation Department’s Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting this evening, in the Senior Citizen Center Cafeteria (This is a change from City Hall, as previously announced) . When the board gathers for the 5:15-p.m. meeting, they’ll receive updates on the Schildberg Recreation Area Campground, Sunnyside Park Tennis Court reconstruction, and an update on a new boat ramp near the wastewater treatment plant.

In other business, Parks and Rec Director Roger Herring will review a meeting of the Schildberg Committee that took place Feb. 5th, and the Board will discuss plans for the Summer Recreation Program, including swimming pool operations, the playground program, tennis, men’s softball, and a YMCA management agreement.

Attempt to claim someone else’s identity lands Audubon man in jail

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February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Audubon say an attempt by a man to pass himself off as another person, has landed him in jail. 29-year old Robert Lenard Wenninger, of Audubon, was arrested Friday following a traffic stop, for Failure to have a Valid License, and Malicious Prosecution. The Audubon Police Department says Wenninger allegedly attempted to identify himself as another person, in order to avoid prosecution.  Wenninger was brought to the Audubon County Jail and later posted a $1,000 cash bond.

And, the Audubon Police Department reports the arrest on Feb. 6th, of 34-year old Tesha Joy Stevens, of Audubon. Stevens was taken into custody on a charge of Public Intoxication, after officers responded to a report of a woman standing on a roadway.

A large winter storm appears headed our way

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February 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service said in its Hazardous Weather Outlook for this week, that a “Large and powerful storm system” will produce hazardous weather across the area for the latter half of the week. Their report issued this (Monday) morning, says moderate to heavy snowfall is expected late Wednesday night and Thursday evening, with light to moderate snow continuing into early Friday. At this time snowfall amounts are still uncertain, but accumulations in the 6 to 12 inch range are likely across much of the state with higher amounts especially in the northwest.

Freezing rain is also possible, mainly across southern and eastern Iowa, late in the day, Thursday. Strong and gusty winds will enhance those hazards, by reducing visibility in the form of blowing snow, the drifting of snow over roads, and damage to trees and power lines, when those ice-covered objects are swayed by the strong winds.

Another winter storm system is expected to affect the region next Sunday into Monday, and may produce additional snowfall.  Stay up-to-date on the latest weather developments, on KJAN.