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Shenandoah P-D reports 2 drug arrests

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October 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Two people were arrested over the weekend on drug charges, in Shenandoah. According to the Police report, 45-year old Laura Esser, of Farragut, was taken into custody at around 2:30-a.m. Saturday, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Open Container. At around 11:50-p.m., Saturday, 44-year old Anja Hummel, of Sidney, was arrested for OWI/1st Offense, Open Container, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Early this (Monday) morning, officers with the Shenandoah P-D arrested 31-year old Matthew Magers, of Shenandoah, on two Page County warrants, Operating a non-registered vehicle, and Driving While Suspended. And, last Friday, 35-year old Daniel Martin, of Shenandoah, was arrested on a Page County warrant for Probation Violation.

All four subjects were released after posting bond, and given a date to appear later, in court.

Glenwood Police report, 10/12/15

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October 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Glenwood report three, recent arrests. 19-year old Kameron Myers, of Glenwood, was arrested Sunday for Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Alcohol by a person under the legal age. His bond was set at $900. Also arrested Sunday, was 20-year old Liam Whitehouse, of Pacific Junction, for Carrying a weapon, and possession alcohol under age. His bond was set at $2,300.

And, last Friday, 21-year old Harold Hodges, of Omaha, was arrested by Glenwood Police, for Public Intoxication. His bond was set at $300.

Adair County Sheriff’s Report 10/12/15

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October 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office today (Monday) issued a report on recent arrests. Sheriff Jeff Vandewater says 31-year old Jason McGowan, of Stuart, who was already being held at the jail in Greenfield, was served with a felony arrest warrant Oct. 5th, associated with an arson incident at a Stuart motel last month. McGowan remains held without bond at the Adair County Jail.

Last Tuesday, an Adair County deputy arrested 67-year old Darrell LeRoy Edwards, of Adair, for being a felon in possession of multiple firearms, including rifles, pistols and ammunition. Edwards was later released on $5,000 bond.

On Saturday, 32-year old Samantha Lin Cummins, of Osceola, was arrested for OWI/1st Offense. She was released Sunday after posting 10-percent of her $1,000 bond.

And, 18-year old Noah Keith Atkinson, of Winterset, was arrested at around 12:30-a.m. Sunday, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Marijuana pipe, and Possession of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana – 1st offense.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 10/12/2015

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October 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Greenfield man arrested in Creston, Monday

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October 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston report an Adair County man was arrested this (Monday) morning. 25-year old Spencer Leitzel, of Greenfield, was arrested at the Union County Law Enforcement Center on a Union County warrant for Violation of Probation. Leiztel was later released from the jail on a $5,000 bond.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, Mon., Oct. 12th, 2015

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October 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:05-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Red Oak man arrested on a Theft charge, Sunday

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October 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a man Sunday night on a 5th Degree Theft charge. 31-year old Kirby David Stoneking, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at the Casey’s store in Red Oak, around 9:25-p.m., and was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $300 cash bond.

I-29 in Council Bluffs will be down to 1 lane beginning Tuesday

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October 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation says motorists should plan to use extra caution on Interstate 29 on the south side of Council Bluffs, beginning on Tuesday. That’s when construction will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction. A northbound crossover pattern will be used. The area affected is I-29, south of the U.S. Highway 275/Iowa Highway 92 interchange, in Council Bluffs.Road work

The traffic configuration will be in place for about two months while crews work to wrap up construction of the new northbound lanes in the area of I-29 and the Highways 275/92 interchange. Motorists are urged to allow for extra travel time while the project is underway.

Iowa officials are reconstructing I-80, I-29 and I-480 in the Council Bluffs area. Officials said the redesign will modernize the Interstate system and improve the mobility and safety of about 18 miles of roadway. For more information about detours and traffic restrictions, go to CouncilBluffsInterstate.IowaDOT.gov.

 

Federal grants will help programs for new farmers, ranchers

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October 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several Nebraska and Iowa organizations will receive some of the $17 million in grants the federal Agriculture Department is handing out to help new farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the grants recently. The money helps support programs to train and support beginning farmers and ranchers. An Iowa State University program will receive $698,393 to help aging farmers plan for succession at their operations.

 

Long-time local State Representative Jack Drake has died

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October 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A man from southwest Iowa who has served area residents in the Iowa House of Representatives for 22-years, died Sunday, in Atlantic.  Jack E. Drake, a Republican from Griswold, died from natural causes Sunday, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital. The 81-year old Drake was serving his 11th term. He was the longest tenured Republican in the Iowa House. He represented Walnut and eastern Pottawattamie County, along with much of Cass County and the entirety of Adams and Union counties.

Rep. Jack Drake (R), from Griswold.

Rep. Jack Drake (R), from Griswold.

In a statement released Monday (today) Representative Linda Upmeyer, R-Clear Lake, the incoming Speaker of the Iowa House, said “During his time in the Iowa House, Jack was a leader and trusted resource on agricultural issues, which are so important to the state of Iowa. We are all saddened to hear the news, but we will remember Jack as a strong advocate for his constituents, serving them honorably for nearly 23 years.”

Drake was born near Walnut, graduated from Atlantic High School and attended the University of Iowa. He was a farmer, and very active in local and state organizations, including his service as Secretary and board member of Walnut Telephone Company, member of Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Corn Growers Association, and many other such groups. Drake was chair of the Finance Committee and serving on the Audit Committee at the time of his death.

Jack Drake is survived by his wife, Shirley, two sons, two daughters, 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10:30-a.m. Thu., Oct. 15th, at the Griswold United Methodist Church.