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Iowa voters engaged in state, national races

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November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — At least one Iowa congressman’s career will end Tuesday in an election that has forced each member of the state’s House delegation to work hard for another two-year term in Washington. Thanks to redistricting and well-funded challengers, no incumbent can cruise to re-election. And in the 3rd Congressional District, either nine-term Republican Rep. Tom Latham or eight-term Democratic Rep. Leonard Boswell will be out of a job. All of Iowa’s four congressional races are seen as competitive. Voters will also be tasked with deciding which party will control the Legislature and whether to retain an Iowa Supreme Court justice who supported gay marriage. Latham chose to move into the Des Moines-focused 3rd district after Iowa lost a congressional seat due to once-a-decade redrawing of boundaries to reflect population changes.

Cass County Board of Health welcomes new Wellness Coordinator

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November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Health announced Monday a Wellness Coach at the Nishna Valley YMCA in Atlantic has been named the County’s new Wellness Coordinator.

Teddi-Grindberg (Cass Co. Health System – photo)

Teddi Grindberg will assist the BOH in implementing the Community Transformation Grant, through the Iowa Department of Public Health. The County is set to receive $88,000 annually through the grant, for five-years, in order to change strategies related to chronic disease.The funding is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The grant, in its second year of funding, focuses on five areas of activities: Coalitions; Chronic disease self-management; Community interventions; Worksite interventions; and, Health care initiatives. Grindberg, along with Healthy Cass County, will implement the activities of the grant program.

Teddi Grindberg joined the staff of the Nishna Valley YMCA last December. She completed her personal training certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, in March, and since that time has continued to work as a Wellness Coach, in addition to training. Prior to moving to Atlantic in 2011, Grindberg was the administrator of an ambulatory surgery center in Illinois. She is also a trained Registered Nurse.

Uncle says SW Iowa soldier killed in Afghanistan

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November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A soldier from Shenandoah has been killed while serving in Afghanistan. Family members were informed today (Monday) that 19-year-old Brandon Buttry was killed in action. Brandon’s uncle Steve, a resident of Herdon, Virginia, says U-S Army officials informed Brandon’s parents, Don and Pam Buttry, at their home in Shenandoah Monday morning. “He was manning a watch tower in Afghanistan and there were other casualties, but we don’t have any other details,” Buttry said. “We knew Brandon was in Afghanistan, but he was not allowed to say where. So we don’t even know yet where this happened.”

Steve says Brandon had enlisted in the Army in January after his 19th birthday, and was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia for boot camp. Brandon was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, before deploying to Afghanistan in August. Steve says Brandon had informed his family last Wednesday that he had earned his combat infantry badge.  “Everybody who has loved ones serving in the military, this is your worst fear input, what you’re thinking about even before they get shipped out. But none of that prepares you for the shock that he was killed in action,” he says. Steve Buttry described his nephew as “a really fun kid.”

“He had a bit of an ornery streak,” according to Buttry. He says the family was almost all Minnesota Vikings fans, but Brandon went contrary to that and was a Philadelphia Eagles fan. “He went against the grain there and always had a twinkle in his eye, and maybe a mischievous look on his face. It’s a fun-loving family, and Brandon was the part of the fun of being with them.” Steve says Brandon seemed enthusiastic about his military service, and never indicated to him any concerns about the danger of being stationed in the Middle East.

“He seemed pretty confident in our interactions on Facebook, and I didn’t sense fear from him. I’m sure that’s always in the back of your mind, but if you are going to serve in the military, you have to overcome that,” Buttry explained. Military officials have not indicated when Brandon Buttry’s body will return to the U-S. In addition to his parents, Brandon is survived by eight sisters and five brothers, most still living at their rural home south of Shenandoah.

(Mike Peterson/Radio Iowa – Shenandoah)

Bluffs grocery store robbed Monday morning

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November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say a 42-year old employee of the Aldi Store at 3135 Manawa Avenue, was robbed this (Monday) morning, at knife-point, when he arrived to open the store. The suspect, a masked black male, took an undetermined amount of cash from business. He was last seen running from the store, carrying a white plastic trash can, which held money from the business. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect, who was about 6-feet 5-inches tall, and weighed about 160-pounds.

In addition to the mask, he wore a dark quilted coat, a blue Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. He’s believed to be between 25- and 30-years old. Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Council Bluffs Police Department at 712-328-4728.

Lewis man arrested on assault charge

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November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A man from Lewis was arrested Saturday on an assault charge. The Atlantic Police Department reports 37-year old Mish Loghry faces a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault. Logry was booked into the Cass County Jail.

2 search warrants result in 6 arrests

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November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Separate search warrants executed over the weekend in Shenandoah resulted in the arrest of six people. According to the Shenandoah Police Department, five persons were arrested after a search was conducted at a residence in the 1200 block of west Thomas Avenue, in Shenandoah.  Ashley Greene, of Essex, and Jamie Stockwell, Katherine Lynn, and Dee Mattley, all of Shenandoah, were all charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Mattley faces an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance. In addition, Matthew Whitt of Essex, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and also faces a charge of illegal possession of prescription drugs.

A 2nd search warrant was executed at a residence on west Lowell Avenue, resulted in the arrest of David Dawson, of Shenandoah,  on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Dawson, Greene, Lynn, and Stockwell were all cited into court and released. Mattley and Whitt both posted bond and were given a court date before being released. Deputies with the Fremont and Page County Sheriff’s Offices assisted Shenandoah Police in serving the search warrants.

Shelby County Fire Danger Index to remain Moderate

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November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Fire Danger Index in Shelby County will remain in the “Moderate” category through this Thursday, November 8th. Emergency Management officials say sunshine and drying conditions expected for the balance of this week will create a moderate risk of grassland and field fires, when opening burning is conducted.

9AM Newscast 11-05-2012

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November 5th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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Atlantic woman injured in Adams County crash

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November 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department reports 21-year old April Rutledge, of Atlantic, was injured early Sunday morning, during a rollover accident on Highway 34, north of Nodaway.  While complete details were unavailable, officials said the accident happened near the 56-mile marker on Highway 34, at around 3:52-a.m.  Rutledge was transported to Alegent Health Hospital in Corning. A report on her condition is not available.

7AM Newscast 11-05-2012

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November 5th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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