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Two Recent Mills County Accidents


September 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports two recent accidents.

The first accident occurred on Friday, Sept. 19th at 12:39pm 4 miles southwest of Pacific Junction on Highway 34 at 180th Street. A 2004 STG Truck driven by Jess Dillingham of Lincoln, NE was traveling eastbound on Highway 34 and was slowing to make a left hand turn on to 180th Street when a 1999 Freight semi-trailer driven by Tom Steinbach of Villisca struck the trailer being pulled by Dillingham.  Steinbach’s vehicle then struck a bridge and guardrail.  Steinbach’s trailer was loaded to 50,000 lbs at the time of the accident.  No injuries were reported.

The second accident occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 9:29pm at the intersection of Highway 34 and 315th Street.  Matthew Leet of Silver City was driving his 1999 Ford north on 315th Street and stopped at the Highway 34 intersection.  Leet’s vehicle was then struck from behind as Bret Katelman of Omaha failed to stop his 2012 Nissan.  Katelman told officers he was attempting to answer a call on his bluetooth at the time of the accident.  No injuries were reported.

Proposed Bridge Replacement on Iowa 183 in Harrison County to be Discussed Oct. 8


September 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 26, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Oct. 8, to discuss the proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 183 over Soldier River 0.9 mile north of Pisgah in Harrison County.

All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Loess Hills State Forest Building, 206 Polk St., in Pisgah. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the proposed improvements. No formal presentation will be made.

Traffic would be detoured during construction using Iowa 127, U.S. 30 and Iowa 37.

The meeting space is accessible for persons with disabilities. However, if you require special accommodations at the meeting, please notify the Iowa DOT contact listed below by Oct. 1.

For general information regarding the proposed improvements or public meeting, contact Shane Tymkowicz, P.E., assistant district engineer, Iowa DOT District 3 Office, 2800 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51102, telephone 712-276-1451 or 800-284-4368, email shane.tymkowicz@dot.iowa.gov.

Visit the Iowa DOT’s project-related public involvement event website at http://www.iowadot.gov/pim for information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during the development of certain projects.

Atlantic Homecoming Celebration Live Friday on KJAN TV!

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September 26th, 2013 by Jim Field

We will be broadcasting live Friday afternoon from the Atlantic Homecoming festivities on KJAN TV.  If you can’t make it to the Homecoming Coronation ceremony, you can watch it live on our TV page.  We will be airing the ceremony at 12:15 pm.  Then we will move downtown and bring you live coverage of the Atlantic Homecoming Parade.  That begins at 2:30 pm.  We hope you enjoy this free webcast on KJAN TV!

Page County Accident Sunday


September 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports a single vehicle accident occurred Sunday, Sept. 22nd at the intersection of 140th Street and K Avenue near Essex.

19-year-old Keegen Fayn Bintz of Sidney was driving a 2002 Dodge Dakota truck Eastbound on 140th street when he fell asleep and ran off the road.  The vehicle entered a ditch then ran through a fence and hit another fence before coming to rest.

Bintz and a passenger Lisa Ann Blake of New Market were taken to the Clarinda Regional Health Center by Essex Rescue, both with possible injuries.  Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $3,600 and damage to the fence totaled $1,500.

Council Bluffs Man Arrested in Page County on Polk Counry Warrant


September 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest last week of a Council Bluffs man on a warrant from Polk County.  44-year-old Marvin Earl Troy Hunt was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 19th at 1:50pm in rural Page County.  Hunt was wanted in Polk County for Burglary (serious misdemeanor) and Violation of Probation.  Hunt was held in the Page County Jail until he was transferred to Polk County where he will be held without bond until seen by a Polk County Judge.

Teen Arrested in Farragut After Threatening Grandparents


September 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to 908 Tecumseh Street in Farragut on Wednesday (9/25) for a report of a male harassing juveniles.

Upon arrival at the scene deputies were told that 19-year-old Dominique Smith of Farragut had threatened his grandparents with a gun and fled the scene unarmed.  After a search of the area Smith was apprehended and taken to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.

Smith was charged with Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, Burglary in the 3rd Degree, Simple Assault, Disorderly Conduct and two counts of Theft in the 5th Degree.  He is being held on $15,900 bond.

Alcohol Related Arrests in Red Oak


September 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest of two people and issued a citation to another on alcohol related charges at 10:09pm Wednesday (9/25).

The incident occurred in the 700 block of East Coolbaugh Street in Red Oak.  Officers arrested 21-year old Dustin James Danick of Red Oak for Breach of Peace, Providing Alcohol to a Minor and Interference with Official Acts.  Also arrested at the scene was 23-year-old Kirstin Lynn Wilwerding of Red Oak for Breach of Peace and 19-year-old Christian Lee Meek of Stanton was cited for Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

Danick and Wilwerding were both being held on $300 bond while Meek was released on citation bond totaling $465.

Red Oak Man Arrested on Multiple Charges


September 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

37-year-old Daniel Elmer Bright of Red Oak was arrested at 7:29pm Wednesday (9/26) by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officials on multiple Page County warrants.  Bright was wanted for Assault, Domestic Abuse Assault, Obstruction of Emergency Communications, and Child Endangerment.  He was turned over to the Page County Sheriff’s Office and is being held on $2,600 cash bond.

Probation Arrest in Montgomery County


September 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old George A. Westbrook III of Red Oak at 4:55pm Wednesday on two valid warrants.  Westbroook III was wanted in Montgomery County for Violation of Probation and also was arrested for a warrant from Pottawattamie County on the charge of escape.

Westbrook III is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $7,500 bond for the Montgomery County warrant and $10,000 bond for the warrant from Pottawattamie County.

Atlantic Man Arrested for Probation Violation


September 25th, 2013 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Police Department reports the arrest Tuesday (9/24) of 58-year-old Blaine Buchanan of Atlantic on a warrant for Probation Violation.  He was taken to the Cass County Jail and booked in.