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1 injured in T-bone style accident in Montgomery County Fri. morning


May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

One person was injured when two vehicles collided this (Friday) morning, in Montgomery County. The Sheriff’s Office says a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser struck a 2002 Buick Century broadside at around 6:40-a.m., at the intersection of Boxelder Avenue and 200th Street. A passenger in the Chrysler suffered minor injuries and was transported by Red Oak Rescue to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital.

Authorities say the driver of the Chrysler, Abel Saenz-Trevizo, of Omaha, was traveling south on Boxelder Avenue, when he failed to obey a stop sign at the intersection of 200th Street. The car struck the Buick, driven by Ashley Ann Darnold, of Emerson, as she was traveling east on 200th Street.

Following the collision, both vehicles came to rest in the southeast corner of the intersection. Saenz-Trevizo was arrested at the scene for Driving While License Revoked, and cited for Failure to obey a stop sign, as well as failure to have valid insurance. He was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $1,000 bond.

Damage from the crash amounted to $13,000. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by Red Oak Police, Red Oak Fire and Rescue, and the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency.

Pickup reported stolen from Atlantic


May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic State Radio (Iowa State Patrol) reports a pickup was reported stolen late this (Friday) morning, from Atlantic. According to the bulletin, a red, 1999 Chevy Silverado pickup was taken from R-T Motors in Atlantic, by two juveniles. The vehicle has a license plate number of DVN 884.

The incident happened at around 10:30-a.m.  If you see the vehicle, call 9-1-1 or your local law enforcement agency.

5 arrests in Cass County this week


May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports five arrests this past week. Last Sunday, 43-year old Todd Edward Kimpson, of Corning, was arrested on a charge of Violation of a Protective Order. Kimpson was taken to the Cass County Jail and was released the following day on $300 bond. On Thursday (5/19), 27-year old Jenna Marie Smith, of Atlantic, turned herself in at the Cass County Jail on Atlantic Police Department warrants for felony Theft 2nd Degree and felony Forgery. Smith was booked and released later that day on her own recognizance.

40-year old Laura Michelle Rossell, of Lewis, turned herself in at the Cass County Jail Thursday, on a Sheriff’s Office charge of Domestic Abuse Assault. Rossell was booked and released later that that day on her own recognizance. Cass County deputies arrested Karl John Schmidt, Jr., of Rockwell City, Thursday, on an Atlantic Police Department warrant for felony Burglary in the 3rd Degree, and felony Theft in the 2nd Degree. Schmidt was booked at the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $5,000 bond.

And, 35-year old Brian John Beard, of Atlantic, turned himself in to the Cass County Jail Thursday, on an Atlantic Police Department warrant for Assault. Beard was booked at the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $1,000 bond.

Reminder: Bada-Bada-Bing Bang Rally to be held Saturday, in Atlantic!


May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic will be buzzing with vintage military vehicles and their owners, tomorrow (Saturday, May 21st), when the Second Annual Ba-Da-Ba-Da Bing Bang Rally takes to the streets. Steve Livengood, President of the Atlantic Rock Island Society Enterprise, and founder of the Rally, says it’s an opportunity for military vehicle owners to meet to share their interests, and for the public to view the vehicles, visit with owners and take in military-related exhibits. The event is at the American Legion Memorial Building, formerly known as the National Guard Armory at 201 Poplar Street, Atlantic.

Livengood says 25 military trucks and other vehicles will be on display. One of the trucks is so big, he says, it won’t fit in the parking lot, and will have to be placed across the street. Among the vehicles is a Harley Davidson motorcycle that’s over 70-years old.

Unlike a typical car show, where you can look but not touch, most of the military vehicles’ owners won’t mind if you touch their machines. And, they’re more than happy to answer your questions about their pride and joy, machines. He strongly suggests you ASK the owner for permission, first.

Livengood is well known for his own, vast collection of military equipment and memorabilia, but this year he’s adding something new to the event: 1944-45 Military heating and cooking stoves.

Activities for Rally participants are scheduled to take place from 9-a.m. to 4:15-p.m. That includes a cruise through parts of Atlantic, from 3:30- to 4:15-p.m.. Spectators are invited to view the vehicles and other equipment and/or collections, from 10-a.m. to 3-p.m.  A noon meal will be available for you to purchase, and, there’ll be a vendor of military surplus such as clothing equipment and other items, available on the grounds.

A free tour of the American Legion Memorial Building is available. It includes a military museum and library.

Denison man arrested on drug & sex abuse charges


May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Denison Police Department reports the arrest on May 18th, of Oscar Aguilar Gamiochipe. The Denison man was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree.


Fair Queen contestants needed in Montgomery County

Ag/Outdoor, News

May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Officials with ISU Extension in Montgomery County, say the Montgomery County Fair Queen, sponsored by the Montgomery County Fair Board, will be crowned on Tuesday, July 12th, at 7:30-pm at the Fairgrounds Auditorium.  To qualify, contestants must be at least 16 years of age and not more than 21 years of age on August 13, 2016 (the first day of the State Fair), have not been married, be enrolled in school (or be a high school graduate), and be an active member of at least one worthwhile organization in her community.

If you are interested in running for the honor and title, stop by the Montgomery County Extension and Outreach Office at 400 Bridge Street for the application form, or you can also download the information at www.extension.iastate.edu/montgomery

Please be sure to access all information if you do so online, including the information letter, rules, and entry form.  Applications are due at the Extension and Outreach office by noon on Wednesday, June 22nd.

Assault & criminal mischief arrests in Union County


May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports two people were arrested on assault charges, Thursday. 21-year old Dylan Daniel Hudson, of Shannon City, was arrested at  the Union County Law Enforcement Center on a Union County warrant for assault with intent to inflict serious injury.  He was later released on $2,000 bond. And, 34-year old Timothy Robert Hudek, of Winterset, was arrested at the Union County Law Enforcement Center on a Union County warrant for assault with intent to inflict serious injury.  Hudek was later released on $2,000 bond, also.

Sheriff’ officials said also, 52-year old David Dwain White, of Creston, was arrested Thursday at the Union County Jail, for 5th degree criminal mischief.  White was issued a citation to appear in court, and released.

Healthy U for May — Breathe Easy with Respiratory Therapy


May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Health System say the topic of this month’s “Healthy U,” in Atlantic, is “Breathe Easy with Respiratory Therapy.” The educational session will be held at noon on Thursday, May 26th in Conference Room 2 at CCHS.         Chelsey Anderson, Certified Respiratory Therapist, will present an overview about the work of a Respiratory Therapist. Anderson says  “Obviously, breathing is very important. We’ll talk about what we do as therapists and cover general lung health, too.”

Chelsey Anderson

Chelsey Anderson

Respiratory Therapists offer a variety of services including diagnosing lung and breathing disorders, providing treatments, consulting with physicians on therapy, managing ventilators and artificial airways, responding to emergency respiration situations, and educating patients and families about lung disease.

Again, the session will be on Thursday, May 26th at noon in Conference Room 2 at Cass County Health System. Healthy U is a free educational series offered by Cass County Health System that focuses on a different health topic each month. All registered attendees receive a healthy boxed meal in addition to the educational program presented by medical professionals.

For more information, or to make a reservation for Healthy U, call 712-243-7479.

SWITA offers Family Excursion Trips this summer


May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Officials with SWITA (The Southwest Iowa Transit Agency), says they’ll be offering summer excursion trips for families in Atlantic, this year. SWITA will provide transportation to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, the Walnut Splash Pad, and the Avoca Swimming Pool. Nine trips are planned, three to each location, from June through August.

The cost is just $5 per person round trip, to visit the Splash Pad or Swimming Pool, and $10 per person round trip, to the zoo. The rates are unchanged from last year, thanks to the generous donations from the Atlantic Rotary Club and other area organizations. In addition, students who have the unlimited summer fun bus pass, are allowed to ride for FREE. Admission to the zoo, pool and splash pad, as well as meals, are NOT includes in the transit price, and are the responsibility of the rider.

An adult is required to accompany all children on the trips. All buses and vehicles are equipped with seat belts that must be worn at all times, as well. All trips are open to the public, and are ADA accessible.

The schedule for future trips is as follows:

June 9, July 8, & Aug. 12th – Avoca Pool

June 14, July 20, & Aug. 2nd – Henry Doorly Zoo

June 24, July 15, & Aug. 17th – Walnut Splash Pad

For more information on the scheduled trips, visit the SWITA website at www.swipco.org, or call 243-2518.

Ernst says Trump camp has not contacted her about VP slot


May 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Senator Joni Ernst has credentials that check some of the boxes on Donald Trump’s list of qualities he’s seeking in a running mate. Ernst is a combat veteran and she has experience in government at the county, state and federal level. So, if asked, would she agree to be Trump’s V-P? “That’s a hypothetical, of course, and I’m very focused on Iowa issues right now,” Ernst says. “No one from the campaign has reached out.”

Earlier this month, Governor Branstad indicated he was seeking a private meeting with Trump in order to tout Ernst as a running mate. Ernst has not met personally with Trump, but she’s talked with other members of congress who did meet Trump privately last week. “A number of my colleagues stated that they really appreciated the fact that he was very thoughtful in his responses to them,” Ernst says. “He was very serious. He was very different in those meetings maybe than what you’ll see out on a stage somewhere, what you might see in Twitter.”

A few months ago Ernst aired concerns about some of the comments Trump made on the campaign trail. “I did have concern about his tone,” Ernst says. “…I don’t agree with every statement that Donald Trump has said, but I will tell you that there are other candidates as well that I would probably not agree 100 percent with their statements either. I would like to see as we move forward more talk about policy…Now that he is the presumptive nominee, I think he has that opportunity.”

Ernst made her comments during taping of the Iowa Press program that will air at 7:30 this evening (Friday) on Iowa Public Television.

(Radio Iowa)