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Adair County Supervisors to meet Tuesday morning

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November 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Board of Supervisors will hold their regular weekly meeting one-day earlier than normal this week. Tuesday’s meeting begins at 9-a.m..  During the session, the board will canvass the results of the November 8th City Election. They’re also scheduled to hear from: Jane Lents, with regard to a Bond renewal; Sheriff Brad Newton, who will discuss garage issues; and John Hansen, with Midwest Construction Consultants, who will provide an update on the Adair Public Safety Center/Jail, and conduct a site tour of the new facility, which is scheduled to open in January.

Adair man arrested on methamphetamine charge

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November 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says an Adair man was arrested last Thursday on a drug charge. 42-year old Jon Darin Steckelberg faces a felony charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine. Steckelberg was being held in the Cass County Jail on $10,000 bond.  And, 29-year old Nathan Lee Lukavsky, of Council Bluffs, was arrested Thursday on a District Court warrant for Probation Revocation. Lukavsky was being held in the jail on $5,000 bond.

Last Friday (Nov. 11th), 32-year old Matthew Ray Thies, of Atlantic, was arrested in Cass County for allegedly violating a No Contact order. Thies was brought to the Cass County Jail and released Saturday on his own recognizance. And, 37-year old James Leroy Chelf, of Atlantic, was arrested Friday, on a Cass County warrant for Failure to Appear on a Driving While Suspended citation. Chelf was brought to the jail in Atlantic and later released on $325 bond.

Fremont County Sheriff’s report – Farragut accident

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November 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s office reported this (Monday) morning, one person suffered minor injuries during an accident November 3rd, a few miles north of Farragut. Officials say Judson Krein, of Farragut, was driving a 2007 Dodge Caliber on 370th Avenue, when he pulled into the intersection with 190th Street, and was hit by a 2000 Buick Century, driven by Michael Glenn, of Riverton. An unidentified passenger in one of the vehicles was taken to the Shenandoah Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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State encourages testing of wells for arsenic

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November 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A recent study shows hundreds of Iowa residents are drinking tap water polluted with arsenic and health workers are increasing efforts to have private well owners test their water for the poisonous element. Arsenic is found naturally in soil throughout Iowa. It can seep into ground water, which is the source of tap water for more than half the state’s residents.

The Des Moines Register reported drinking large amounts of arsenic over decades can lead to various cancers and cardiovascular and respiratory problems. Short-term exposure can lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and skin problems. Health officials across Iowa gathered last week to talk about solutions to the problem. The University of Iowa study found nearly half of the 475 wells checked between 2006 and 2008 tested positive for arsenic.

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Community meeting to be held tonight in Cumberland, re: Post Office closing

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November 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A reminder today to residents of Cumberland: Representatives with the U-S Postal service will be in Cumberland this evening, to discuss the possible closure of the community’s Post Office. The meeting, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 6-p.m. in the Cumberland Community Building.

Similar meetings have been held in other communities throughout the KJAN listening area over the past few months.

Adams County man arrested Sunday on drug & other charges

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November 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department reports a Corning man was arrested Sunday evening on drug and harassment charges. 41-year old Matthew Dean Desher faces two counts of 1st degree Harassment charges and one Possession of  Marijuana charge, after two separate persons reported Desher was harassing them. Following his arrest at around 5:55-p.m. Sunday, Desher was booked into the Adams County Jail. As he was being booked, Desher was found to have allegedly been in possession of marijuana. He was being held at the jail in Corning, pending an appearance before the magistrate.

Western Iowa farm becomes haven for donkeys

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November 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A western Iowa man is working to make a difference in the lives of unwanted donkeys. Scott Shehan (SHE-han) is part of a national group called the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue. Shehan has a farm in Mills County near Malvern and says he and his family fell in love with donkeys after visiting a local sale barn, so they started taking donkeys in. “The ones that we currently have came from the states of Oklahoma, Texas and California,” Shehan says. “They’ve either been abandoned or they were running wild at some point in their life before they were rescued by the folks with Peaceful Valley.” Shehan says the donkeys are a serious problem in drought-stricken areas.

“They’ve become a nuisance for ranchers down in Texas with the drought,” he says. “They don’t have enough hay for their own cattle and then you’ve got these wild donkeys running loose and they’re eating up what hay they have available for their livestock. They’re trying to pass legislation that would allow donkeys to be shot on sight which is tragic. We’re trying to prevent that.” Shehan occasionally opens up his acreage, Lusco Farms Rescue, for open houses and donkey adoptions. He says it’s a pleasure to work with people in Iowa and Nebraska who care about these animals.

“We’ve had people donate hay and volunteer time and the people from Peaceful Valley were just shocked when I told them of the outpouring of support we were getting,” he says. “They just don’t see that down in Texas.” Shehan is still in need of hay donations. He’s also trying to raise money for a tractor to assist in the care of the donkeys. Learn more at “luscofarms.com”.

(Matt Kelley/Radio Iowa)

Casey teen cited following accident on I-80 Wednesday

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November 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

In a report released over the weekend, the Iowa State Patrol says a Guthrie County man was cited following an investigation into a non-injury accident which occurred on Interstate 80 on November 9th. 18-year old Daniel Ray Draman, of Casey, was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The accident happened at around 5:25-a.m., as Draman was traveling in the left lane of I-80 westbound in a 1996 Ford Mustang, about a half-mile west of the Olive Street exit.

According to the Patrol, Draman’s car was passing a truck and trailer driven by 60-year old Calvin Donnell Crawford, of Haw River, North Carolina, as Crawford was in the right lane. When the car hit a wet spot on the road, it went out of control. The Mustang crossed into the truck’s lane and sideswiped the vehicle before it went off the road to the left, crossed the median and both eastbound lanes of traffic before entering the south ditch. The car sustained a total of $2,500 damage. The truck, which sustained $3,500 damage,  came to rest on the north shoulder of westbound I-80.