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Domestic disturbance leads to 2 arrests in Red Oak

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September 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A domestic disturbance Sunday evening in Red Oak resulted in the arrest of two people. According to Red Oak Police, 30-year-old Paul Earl Lemburg II and 28-year-old Johna Christine Dolph, both of Red Oak,  were arrested for “Breach of Peace.” The pair was taken into custody in the 500 block of North 6th Street, in Red Oak.  Lemburg faces additional charges that include Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Interference with Official Acts.

Lemburg and Dolph were being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond each.

Born to love barns? See 100 of them, inside & out, on Iowa Barn Tour

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September 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowans who appreciate historic barns can tour dozens of the big agricultural buildings during a special weekend-long barn tour later this month. About a hundred barns are being featured statewide.

Dobbin Barn, near State Center

Jacqueline Andre Schmeal, co-founder and president of the Iowa Barn Foundation, says each structure has a story and like the farmers who built them, they’re all different. Some of Iowa’s oldest, well-preserved barns are in the Dubuque area and date back to the 1830s. “The building was influenced by the ethnics where people came from, Germany, Luxembourg or wherever, or from Wisconsin or from Pennsylvania,” Schmeal says. “In western Iowa, you tend to have more western cattle barns and they’re more alike. It would depend, too, on the crops they had to store or the animals they had to feed.”

Some of the Barns on the tour in our area include: The Anstey barn, near Massena; The Heflin and Wooster barns in Shelby County; The Hindraker and Caltrider barns in Guthrie County; The Finken barn in Harrison County, and the Renze barn, along with the Ed Sextro Crib, both in Carroll County.

Roghair near Alton, pix by Ken Dunker

Whether they’re painted the traditional red-and-white or are made of wood, stone or brick, Schmeal says barns can be beautiful and fascinating. She says one round barn in central Iowa that’s on the tour has an unusual story.  “It was created by Van Pine Manufacturing in Davenport and all of the pieces were sent by railroad to State Center and then were hauled to the farm,” Schmeal says. “It’s a huge, magnificent, round barn. You just go in there and you look at all those pieces and wonder how that happened.”

Most of the 100-some barns on this year’s tour have gotten preservation grants from the foundation. Schmeal says the organization has handed out more than two-point-six million dollars since its founding in 1997. Some Iowans have an undying devotion to saving and restoring barns and Schmeal says it’s well-deserved. “It’s our heritage and it’s our history,” Schmeal says. “I cannot look at a barn without thinking of the farmer and the barn builder who worked all day and then he still had to put this barn together. Often, the family lived in the barn until the house was finished because they had to have the barn because that was their livelihood.”

The self-guided tours will run from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM on September 22nd and 23rd. Learn more at the website: www.iowabarnfoundation.org.

(Radio Iowa/Ric Hanson)

Theft arrest in Montgomery County, Sunday

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September 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Sunday, of 19-year old Drew Dale Goodrich, of Stanton. Goodrich was taken into custody at around 10:40-p.m.  on a warrant out of Montgomery County, for Theft in the 5th degree. The man was booked into the jail and held on a $300 cash bond.

California man reported missing from Amtrak train

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September 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) —

Charlie Dowd (image from https://www.facebook.com/MissingPersonCharlieDowd)

Family members and Amtrak officials are looking for a retired California man who disappeared from a train somewhere between Denver and Chicago. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said Sunday that the railroad is searching for 69-year-old Charlie Dowd.  Dowd, who lives in San Mateo, Calif., boarded the Amtrak train on Wednesday in the San Francisco area. Dowd’s son talked to him by cellphone on Thursday evening when the train was in the Denver area. That was the last time family members talked to Dowd. Dowd’s luggage, cellphone and medication arrived in Chicago without him on Friday. Family members say they are worried that Dowd may become disoriented without his medication. Dowd is a retired firefighter who is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds.

More info. at (https://www.facebook.com/MissingPersonCharlieDowd)

Iowa News headlines: Mon., Sept. 17th 2012

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September 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is walking an early — and tricky path — into presidential proving ground Iowa yesterday, less than 60 days before the 2012 election. The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association says he is focused on helping Iowans elect a Democratic governor in 2014, not sowing seeds for his own presidential ambition. O’Mally tells reporters before speaking to hundreds of Iowa Democratic activists that he’s attending the fundraiser because his friend, Senator Tom Harkin, asked him come to Harkin’s annual fall fundraiser.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The superintendent of the Davenport school district refused to accept a raise this year because the district is facing budget cuts. The Quad-City Times reports that Art Tate asked the school board last week not to increase his nearly $196,000 salary.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Two University of Northern Iowa students are facing charges after one of them ran over a police officer’s foot. KCCI reports that the Cedar Falls officer stopped the 19-year-old and 20-year-old men Thursday night on suspicion that the younger man was trying to buy alcohol. The 19-year-old was standing outside the car when the 20-year-old drove away and ran over the officer’s foot. Both men turned themselves into police on Friday.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating a rollover crash that killed a 19-year-old Iowa City woman. Iowa City police say the crash happened around 3:30 a.m. yesterday, killing Bharati Mashay Windmon.

Elk Horn-Kimballton School Board to meet Monday

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September 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Members of the Elk Horn-Kimballton School District’s Board of Education will hold their regular meeting Monday evening, in the Family and Consumer Science Room, a the High School in Elk Horn. During their 7-p.m. session, the Board will act on: approving a contract for a Middle School Track Coaches’ position; approval of a trip for the Drill Team; appointing a Board representative to “Meet and Confer” with staff, regarding 2013-2014 salaries, and other, administrative matters. They will also be holding an election for, and the swearing in of, new officers, including Board President and Vice-President. Prior to adjournment, the EHK School Board will act on approving a bid for the heat pumps, and, offering an Early Retirement package.

CAM School Board to meet Monday to elect new officers and more

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September 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Members of the CAM Community School District’s Board of Education will hold their annual and organizational meetings Monday evening, in the CAM High School Media Center, beginning at 6:30. The retiring Board of Education will meet first, and take care of any old business before adjourning. Afterward, there will be an election for the Board President, Vice-President, and a swearing in ceremony for both. The Board will then act on setting the time and dates for future meetings before turning to the action items on their agenda.

Those Action items include: a Man and Environment camping trip; FFA travel out of state; a request for allowable growth, and supplemental aid for negative Special Education balance; any resignations to come before the Board; the transfer of deeds to the City of Anita, and other administrative matters. Prior to adjourning for the evening, the CAM School Board will move into a closed session, for an evaluation of Superintendent Steve Pelzer, and to discuss his goals for the 2012-2013 school year. Once the meeting concludes, the Board will proceed to the Redwood Steakhouse in Anita, for a “Dutch-treat” meal.

Atlantic Parks & Rec Board to meet Monday evening

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September 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Parks and Recreation Board is slated to hold their regular monthly meeting Monday evening, in the Camblin Shelter at Sunnyside Park, instead of City Hall. During their 5:15-p.m. session, the Board will receive updates on the various Capital Improvement Projects, including those to: Sunnyside Park and its tennis courts, the Skate Park, and the Maintenance Building project; along with a Pellett Park playground equipment update.

The Board will also receive updates on the Schildberg Recreation Area, which will cover the Campground, Dog Park, Eagle Scout Bench Project, and Signage. In addition, they will discuss the need for Park Director Roger Herring to receive Pesticide Certification. In his report to the Board, Herring will review his meeting with the Schildberg Committee, report on a meeting with a Loss Control Specialist from the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP), and give a tour of Sunnyside Park, along with a review of projects completed thus far, and those being considered.

Iowa News headlines: Sun., Sept. 16th 2012

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September 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is scheduled to be in Iowa as a special guest at Senator Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry. The major Democratic event is scheduled for today in Indianola, Iowa. It typically draws thousands of party activists. O’Malley has been mentioned as a potential presidential contender in 2016.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say a city councilman stepped in to stop a crime in progress. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that Councilman Skip Moore was in the City Hall parking lot and noticed a man trying to open car doors. Moore called police as he watched the man cross the street into another parking lot. A nearby detective soon showed up and arrested the 23-year-old Des Moines man.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Two University of Northern Iowa students have been arrested after one was accused of driving over a Cedar Falls police officer’s foot. Waterloo television station KWWL reports that a 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man turned themselves in on Friday. The officer was treated and released.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Walk-on fullback Mark Weisman rushed for 113 yards and three short touchdowns as Iowa held off Northern Iowa 27-16 yesterday. James Vandenberg added 228 yards passing for the Hawkeyes, who beat the Panthers, a Football Championship Subdivision program. It was Iowa’s 15th straight victory over NIU despite losing backs Damon Bullock and Greg Garmon to injuries.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Steele Jantz threw three touchdown passes and James White ran 56 yards for another score, leading Iowa State to a 37-3 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday night.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Shakir Bell rushed for a school-record 349 yards and two touchdowns as Indiana State defeated Drake 27-10 Saturday.

Minor injuries reported following Sat. rollover south of Atlantic

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September 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One person suffered minor injuries during a single-vehicle rollover accident Saturday afternoon, south of Atlantic. Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Rink told KJAN News 22-year old Andrew Jackson Rice, of Atlantic, refused medical treatment at the scene of the crash, which occurred at around 4:45-p.m. about two-miles south of Atlantic on 620th (Olive Street), or about one-half mile south of Keystone Road.

The car being hauled away on a flatbed wrecker/ (Ric Hanson-photo)

Rink said Rice was traveling north on 620th when the 1999 Pontiac he was driving went off on to the right shoulder. Rice over-corrected on the gravel, sending the vehicle across the road and into the west ditch, where it apparently rolled once, before coming to rest back on the road. Rink says Rice, who was wearing his seat belt, refused medical treatment at the scene. He was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The car was totaled in the crash. Atlantic Fire and Rescue, Medivac Ambulance, Atlantic Police and the Cass County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.