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Atlantic woman injured during I-80 accident in Adair County

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November 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A woman from Atlantic was injured during an accident Saturday night on Interstate 80, west of Casey. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 21-year old Jera Bans was driving a 1994 Honda Accord that was rear-ended by a 2012 Kenworth Semi, as both were headed west in the right lane. The driver of the semi, 58-year old Williphord Daugherty, of Emerson, was not injured during the crash, that happened at little after 7-p.m.

Bans was transported by private vehicle to the Cass County Memorial Hospital. Adair Rescue personnel assisted the State Patrol at the scene.

Dallas County teen injured Saturday while setting traps

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November 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DALLAS CENTER – A Dallas Center teenager was injured Saturday while setting traps and squirrel hunting when the gun he was carrying discharged into his leg.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports 14-year old Benjamin Beavers was transported by ambulance to Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines where he was being treated for a non-life threatening injury. The incident happened shortly before 10 a.m. on Saturday southwest of Dallas Center when the gun discharged as Beavers was coming out of a ditch.

Iowa judge agrees to move man’s murder trial

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November 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) – A judge has agreed to move the first-degree murder trial of a Georgia man charged in the death of his former roommate in Iowa. The Sioux City Journal says John Green’s trial will be moved from Sac City to Fort Dodge in Webster County. The trial is set for Dec. 8.

Green’s public defender had argued that pretrial publicity would make it impossible for Green to receive a fair trial in Sac County. Green is accused of killing 58-year-old Mark Koster, of Sac City. Koster’s skeletal remains were found buried in the basement of his house in 2012.

Police say Green briefly lived with Koster in 2009. Relatives say they last saw Koster that year. He was reported missing in 2010. Green was arrested in Florida in March.

Bond proposal for building, jail before voters

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November 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ADEL, Iowa (AP) – A compromise proposal to build an $11.8 million administration building near downtown Adel and a $16.3 million jail complex on the eastern edge of the city will be decided by voters on Tuesday. The Des Moines Register reports that under the proposal, the administration building would be constructed on a roughly four-acre stretch of land just west of the Raccoon River. The county would have to tear down residential buildings and two businesses.

Officials held four public meetings in October on the new proposal, and have assured the public that the popular Raccoon River Valley Trail near proposed construction would not be affected. In August 2013, voters in Clive, Waukee and West Des Moines largely supported the bond proposal, but fierce opposition in Adel saw the measure defeated.

Person attempting to flee from arrest killed on I-80 Sat. morning

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November 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A person who was in custody following a traffic stop was killed Saturday morning when they attempted to flee. The Iowa State Patrol says the incident occurred just after 5-a.m. along I-80 in central Iowa’s Jasper County.

Officials say a State Trooper was conducting an inventory of a van whose driver, 24-year old Enrique Perez, of West Des Moines, was pulled over for suspected Operating a motor vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI). While on the shoulder of I-80 about three-miles west of Newton, an individual in custody ran onto the traveled portion of the road and was struck by a passing vehicle. The impact flung the subject into the median, where they died.

The victims’ name was not immediately released, pending notification of family. The subject was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for autopsy.

Grand Lighting kicks off Christmas in Atlantic on November 20

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November 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Kick off the holiday season and discover historic downtown Atlantic during Grand Lighting on November 20, starting at 5:30 pm sponsored by Mahle Engine Components, CornerStone Landscaping. Officials with the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce say Mayor David Jones will kick off the holiday season with a sparkling cider toast, welcoming Santa and his reindeer to town and the unveiling of Santa’s new chair, hand built by an area resident. The Grand Lighting ceremony will be held in the Atlantic City Park on November 20th.

Chamber Director Quida Wymer says “We are excited to bring something new to Christmas in Atlantic this year for all ages,” Wymer said. “For the first time ever, Santa’s reindeer will be in the Atlantic City Park throughout the Christmas season, the first appearance will be during Grand Lighting.”Reindeer Santa Fitgers (3)

The evening of Grand Lighting is full of holiday cheer featuring: horse-drawn carriage rides sponsored by First Whitney Bank and Wells Fargo; hot coco and popcorn for all of Santa’s visitors and the Annual Recipe Walk. Warm up and enjoy flavors of the season in downtown retail stores. Participating businesses will offer sweet and savory treats and recipe cards for holiday favorites as you shop. Pick up a list of participating businesses at the Rock Island Depot, 102 Chestnut Street.
Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce businesses that would like to participate should contact Chelsea at the Chamber office, 712.243.3017.

Grand Lighting is only the beginning of the Chamber Sponsored holiday events, followed by the Lighted Parade and fireworks on December 6. Please submit lighted parade entries to the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce by calling 712.243.3017 or emailing chamber@atlanticiowa.com. Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged. Prior to the Lighted Parade on Dec. 6, visit Santa in his cabin where you can enjoy hot chocolate and popcorn, as well as, horse-drawn carriage rides 3-5 pm. Fill up with warm treats along Chestnut Street as served by several community organizations while shopping for the good boys and girls on your list.

Join us for the Holiday Concert, sponsored by Bonnessen’s Five & Ten, and Angels of Christmas, sponsored by Cass County Health Systems, on Dec. 7 at the First Methodist Church, starting at 3 pm. Submit your nominations for Angels of Christmas to the Atlantic Area Chamber by Nov. 12.

Santa will in his cabin every Thursday from 5:30-p.m-7:30-pm Nov. 20 through Dec. 18, sponsored by Atlantic Rotary Club. Carriage rides and Santa’s; reindeer will be in town Dec. 6 from 3-5 pm, as well as, Dec. 13 from 1:30-3:30 pm. Visit www.atlanticiowa.com for Christmas in Atlantic details.

Time to set clocks back an hour

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November 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans and Iowans are being reminded to set their clocks back an hour before going to sleep Saturday. Standard time returns this weekend at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed tonight.

Set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed tonight.

The change means most Americans will get an extra hour of rest, but those working overnight shifts might toil an hour longer. It also means some will forget to change their clocks, and show up early for church or other events on Sunday. Daylight time returns to Nebraska and Iowa in March.

Not everyone in the United States makes the switch from standard time. The exceptions are Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.

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Missing ATV

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November 1st, 2014 by admin

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is also asking for public’s assistance in locating a stolen ATV vehicle. Sometime between the early evening hours on Thursday and 8am Friday morning; a green yellow John Deere Gator 825j was stolen from a farm building site in the 23-hundred block of 230th street one mile west of Stanton. Anyone with information or the whereabouts of the gator should contact the sheriff’s office at 712-623-5107 or Montgomery County Crimestoppers at 800-432-1001.

Montgomery County Accident

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November 1st, 2014 by admin

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department investigated a single vehicle rollover accident early Saturday morning at the intersection of James Street and Halland Avenue in Stanton at the railroad crossing. Upon arrival by deputies it was determined a 2007 Chrysler Sebring owned and operated by 20 year old Haley Lynn Lembrick of Shenandoah. Lembrick was traveling north on Halland Avenue when she attempted to turn onto the railroad right of way mistaking it for a roadway. Lembrick lost control of the car and struck the railroad tracks causing it to rollover and come to rest back on its wheels causing a property damage accident. Lembrick was uninjured and was cited for possession of alcohol under legal age. Damage to the car was estimated at 6-thousand dollars. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office was assisted by the Stanton and Red Oak Fire Rescue.