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Police: Nothing strange in missing Neb. woman, son

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May 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say there are no signs of foul play in the disappearance of a Nebraska woman and her 11-year-old son. Plattsmouth police say Charlotte and Owen Schilling were last seen about 10 a.m. Thursday in the Plattsmouth area, when she checked the boy out of elementary school. They haven’t responded to cell phone calls from relatives.

Police say Charlotte Schilling’s vehicle was found Friday near Lake Manawa, which is just across the Nebraska border near Council Bluffs, Iowa. Her wallet and cell phone were in the car. Officer John Hardy said that there is concern about the whereabouts of Charlotte and Owen Schilling, but the investigation hasn’t shown evidence of a crime.

Audubon City Council to review set date of hearing on budget amendment

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May 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon City Council will likely act on setting May 29th at 7-p.m., as the date and time for a Public Hearing on a Budget Amendment, Monday. The action is expected to come toward the end of the Council’s regular meeting, which begins at 7-p.m., and follows the Council’s review of the proposed amendment. Other matters to come before the Council Monday evening, include: hearing from residents Janet and Neal Christoffersen, with regard to building repairs;  a hearing with Audubon resident Frank Billelo on Nuisance Lighting; the review of applications for a job opening in the Public Works Department, followed by action on a resolution hiring a Public Works employee.

In addition, the Audubon City Council will act on approving a resolution appointing Brandon Toft to the Park and Recreation Board, and, discuss the selling of a vacated alley to adjacent property owners.

Massena City Council to act on bids and discusss TIF, Monday

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May 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The City Council in Massena is slated to meet Monday evening. On the agenda for the 7-p.m. regular session, is the accepting of and possible action on, bids for: Tree removal in the park; Mosquito control; the replacement of a water line at well #5, and for a Fire Department tanker truck. The Council will also discuss the issue of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) , as well as discuss and/or act on: wages for the Clerk Pro-Tem; The City of Massena website; City Hall hours; the widening of parking spaces on Main Street, and the possible sale of the east half of Centennial Park property.

In addition, the Council will review and act on the approval or rejection of any uses of developing City-owned property, along with other matters.

City of Atlantic’s Board of Adjustment to meet Monday morning

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May 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Board of Adjustment will meet Monday morning at City Hall, to hold a public hearing on the reconstruction of a residential garage. The hearing in the Council’s Chambers at 7:30-a.m., is with regard to a variance application by Keith and Mary Jo Allenstein (103 W. 14th St.), that would allow for the reconstruction of a garage not conforming to accessory setback requirements as spelled out in the Zoning Ordinance.

Rural Atlantic resident to talk about her Ag Advisor position in Afghanistan

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May 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(update 5/22/12 – the event mentioned below has been postponed until 5/31/12 at 7-p.m. due to President Obama’s visit to Des Moines May 24th)

Rural Atlantic resident and organic farmer Denise O’Brien, who recently returned from a one-year appointment as a civilian agricultural advisor in Afghanistan, will speak about her experiences one-week from Thursday, in Des Moines. O’Brien,  who co-founded Women, Food and Agriculture Network in 1997, served in the advisory position for the USDA Office of Foreign Service Operations/Overseas.

She’s scheduled to speak on the topic 7-p.m. Thursday, May 24th, at 206 Cartwright Hall on the Drake University Campus at 27th St. and Carpenter Ave. in Des Moines.  O’Brien will also display her photos of farming in Nangarhar Province. A question and answer session will follow her presentation.The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a social hour at the Mars Café, 2318 University Avenue, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Boone boy dies in Central IA accident Saturday, 4 others injured

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May 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol says a child died and four other people, all of whom are from Boone, were injured during a single vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in Central Iowa’s Boone County. 7-year old Jarret Stoneburner died at the scene of the crash at around 12:20-p.m. on L Avenue, southwest of Boone. The boy was a passenger in a 1997 Chevy Malibu that was traveling south on L Avenue when it went out of control, into a ditch and struck a cement culvert.

The driver of the car, 32-year old Kristin Stoneburner, and three other passengers: 12-year old Hailey Marie Stoneburner; 41-year old James Warren Matthews, and Makenya Larson (no age given), were injured in the crash. All four were flown by helicopter from the scene of the crash to area hospitals. The accident remains under investigation. Jarret Stoneburner was wearing a seat belt, but the Patrol’s report did not indicate if the other victims had worn theirs.

Red Oak man arrested on Public Intox charge

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May 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest Saturday evening, of a Red Oak man. 27-year old Joshua David Poe was taken into custody at around 7:10-p.m., on a charge of Public Intoxication. Poe was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

Police looking for missing Neb. woman, son

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May 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the disappearance of a Plattsmouth, Nebraska, woman and her 11-year-old son. Plattsmouth police say Charlotte and Owen Schilling were last seen about 10 a.m. Thursday in the Plattsmouth area. They haven’t been heard from since. Police say Charlotte Schilling’s vehicle was found Friday near Lake Manawa, which is just across the Nebraska border near Council Bluffs, Iowa.

State told of monkey biting girl at Dexter daycare

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May 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DEXTER, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Human Services is investigating a home-based daycare in Dexter after a child was apparently hurt by a pet monkey. Department spokesman Roger Munns says the state received a report of a girl being bitten by a Capuchin monkey that lives at the home. The daycare is operated by Holly Russell, who says she keeps the monkey in a cage when children are in her home. During the incident, the daycare says, the monkey scratched the girl’s hand when it jumped off her lap. The girl was taken to a hospital to be examined and was advised to undergo rabies shots. The Human Services department says the daycare is a state-regulated business. As such, Russell will be required to keep all animals separate from children.

Update on plane crash: Muscatine man dies on KS to Council Bluffs flight

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May 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

(updated 5:44-p.m. Saturday) CHANUTE, Kan. (AP) — A small airplane that crashed in southeast Kansas on Friday was carrying five people with connections to Oral Roberts University to a Christian youth rally in Council Bluffs. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported four of the passengers died and one was badly injured. The fatalities are identified as pilot Luke Sheets, of Ephraim, Wis., Austin Anderson, of Ringwood, Okla., Garrett Coble, of Tulsa, Okla., and Stephen Luth, of Muscatine, Iowa.

Hanna Luce, of Garden Valley, Texas, was hospitalized in critical condition. The recent graduate is the daughter of Oral Roberts trustee Ron Luce, founder of Teen Mania Ministries, which was sponsoring this weekend’s Acquire the Fire rally in Council Bluffs.

Oral Roberts President Mark Rutland is asking the university community to pray for Luce and remember those who were killed. He says Luth, Sheets and Anderson were recent graduates, and Coble was a former business instructor at the school.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the twin-engine Cessna 401 went down Friday afternoon northwest of Chanute, Kan., and caught fire. The NTSB says the plane lost contact with air traffic control after getting permission to descend to a lower altitude.

The Tulsa World reports a fifth person, also an Oral Roberts graduate, was badly injured when the twin-engine Cessna crashed about 4:30 p.m. Friday northwest of Chanute. The Kansas Highway Patrol identifies the victims as 23-year-old Luke Sheets of Ephraim, Wis., who was flying the plane; 27-year-old Austin Anderson of Ringwood, Okla.; 29-year-old Garrett Coble of Tulsa, Okla.; and 22-year-old Stephen Luth of Muscatine, Iowa. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson says the eight-seat plane departed left Tulsa headed to Council Bluffs, and lost contact with air traffic control shortly after getting permission to descend to a lower altitude.