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Red Oak man arrested Sun. night for OWI

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July 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County arrested a Red Oak man late Sunday evening. Red Oak Police say 53-year old David Lawrence Howe was taken into custody at N. 1st and E. Elm Streets, on an OWI charge. He was also cited for Driving While Suspended. Howe was arrested at around 8:10-p.m. and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where he was being held on $1,000 bond.

2 RAGBRAI riders from Wisconsin struck by car in Sioux City

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July 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say two people participating in an annual bike ride across Iowa were struck and injured by an intoxicated driver. According to police, Bruce and Barbara Blair of Hudson, Wisconsin, were riding a tandem bike early Sunday morning as part of The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa – or RAGBRAI- when they were struck by 36-year-old Charryse Chavez of Sioux City.

Police say Chavez ignored an officer controlling traffic at an intersection and drove through. Sioux City Police Sgt. Jim Cunningham said Chavez was arrested about block away. The victims were transported to a hospital, where Bruce Blair remains in stable condition. Barbara Blair was treated and released.

Chavez has been charged with a second offense of operating while intoxicated, failure to obey a police officer and having no insurance.

Accidental shooting reported near Honey Creek

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July 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A teenager was transported to the hospital by helicopter following an accidental shooting late Sunday morning, in northwestern Pottawattamie County. The Omaha World-Herald says according to authorities, a 13-year-old boy suffered non-life threatening injuries during the accident that happened at around 11:45-a.m. in a wooded area by a creek, near a home just west of Honey Creek. The teen’s name was not released.

Sgt. Rob Ambrose with the Pott. County Sheriff’s Office, told the paper the boy and another 13-year-old boy were shooting in a rural area when one of the guns, a .22-caliber rifle, accidentally went off. One of the boys was hit in the lower torso. The two went to a nearby house and called 911.

 

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., July 20th 2015

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July 20th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The poultry farmers who lost millions of chickens and turkeys to the bird flu this spring are facing an uncertain future. The Des Moines Register reports the farmers aren’t sure when federal officials will allow them to start rebuilding their flocks or whether enough birds will be available. Dave Rettig is president of Rembrandt Foods in Spirit Lake, Iowa, which lost 8 million egg-laying hens. Rettig says the disease decimated the egg industry and who knows if the disease will return in the fall when birds migrate again.

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — The highest point in Iowa will be celebrated later this week. The Sioux City Journal reports members of the Highpointers Club will gather at Hawkeye Point for a convention that starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday. The highest point in the state is 1,670 feet above sea level, about 4 miles north of the town of Sibley, Iowa.

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — A man’s body was pulled from the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa on Sunday afternoon. The Clinton Police Department says the body was retrieved from the river near the Highway 30 bridge around 1:10 p.m. Sunday. Authorities didn’t immediately release the man’s name.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A $1 million cash bond has been set for an Iowa man charged in a 1995 homicide. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports 54-year-old Steven John Klein appeared before a judge Saturday morning — one day after his arrest in Muscatine.

Griswold & CAM School Board meetings set for Monday

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July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Members of the Griswold and CAM School District Boards of Directors will hold their regular, separate meetings Monday evening. The Griswold Board of Education meeting gets underway at 5:45-p.m. in the Central Office at the Middle School/High School Building.

On their agenda is informational updates on the Sports Lighting and Security Systems, and the second reading of Board Policies, series 304-310. New Business includes: Approval of bids for bakery and dairy products, trash removal, and snow removal, along with action on approving: the interior lighting project; Technology Coordinator Negotiation; Nutrition Director; and other administrative matters, including the appointment of a Board Secretary, Business Manager and School Attorney.

In Anita, the CAM School Board will gather at the CAM High School Media Center for their 6:30-p.m. meeting, Monday. On the agenda is discussion, followed by possible action on: Open enrollment applications; Any resignations; Contracts; An Administrative Assistant contract; Move on the pay scale; The Sept. 8th School election and the number of sites; Milk and bread bids; A request for Middle School Cross Country, and other matters.

Atlantic Parks & Rec Board to receive several updates, Monday

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July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Members of the Atlantic Parks and Recreation Department’s Board of Directors are set to receive several updates on various, on-going projects during their meeting at 5:15-p.m. Monday, at City Hall.

Parks and Rec Director Roger Herring and Assistant Director Seth Staashelm will update the Board on: the Grand Opening date for the Buck Creek Dog Park; Bid letting and bid approval for the Kiddie Korral at Sunnyside Park, Fountain installation at the Camblin Shelter, as well as the horseshoe pits in the Senior Activity Area at Sunnyside.

Herring is also expected to announce the new Girl Scouts designed signs asking people to refrain from smoking around park playgrounds and shelters have been installed, and that Kiddie Korral shelter will be closed after Labor Day for demolition and replacement.

Red Oak man arrested on drug & moving violation charges

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July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A Montgomery County man was arrested Sunday afternoon on a couple of charges plus a warrant out of Page County. Red Oak Police say 27-year old Richard Dean Pierce III, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 12:30-p.m., for Driving While Barred, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and on a warrant for Driving While Barred. Pierce was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on a total of $4,o00 bond.

IWCC Student Center Open House

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July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Fourteen months after Iowa Western Community College Atlantic Center Director Ann Pross announced construction would begin on a 4,000 square foot facilities’ renovation, an open house is planned for the newly redesigned space. The new, Student Activities Center (SAC) is intended to service as “A point of connection” for IWCC students, a place for resources, a comfortable place to meet, to collaborate, attend a variety of club-related activities.

The public, open house will be held from 1-until 2-p.m. Monday, July 20th, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30-p.m. The new SAC features a conference room, quiet study areas, a Student Center with a fireplace, beverage bar, computer stations and wi-fi access along with a new classroom. It will also have some office space.

Pross has stated the new SAC will serve to enhance the students’ learning environment, support efforts to continue increased enrollment, and expand on the “College experience” for the students.

C. Bluffs Fireworks Amnesty program brings in 100-lbs of fireworks & 30-lbs of Ammo

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July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Council Bluffs Police Department report a program designed to provide the public with a safe means of disposing of unwanted fireworks was held over the weekend, and netted some interesting results. Sgt. Mark Stuart says the metro area Fireworks Amnesty Program held from 9-a.m. until 3-p.m., Saturday in Council Bluffs, resulted in the collection of almost 100-pounds of fireworks, and nearly 30-pounds of ammunition.

The event was coordinated by the Council Bluffs Police and Fire Departments along with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, and was held at the Family Dollar/Auto Zone parking lot at 28th & West Broadway, in Council Bluffs.

Adams County man arrested Sat. morning

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July 19th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report an Adams County man was arrested Saturday morning in the 2500 block of Highway 71, on a charge of Public Intoxication. 54-year old Ricardo Avila, of Carbon, was arrested at around 8:35-a.m. and held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.