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Area Farms Honored

Ag/Outdoor, News

August 20th, 2014 by admin

 

Several Area farm families were recognized at the just concluded Iowa State Fair. Ag Secretary Bill Northey awarded families who have owned at least 40 acres for one hundred years in the case of Century farms and one hundred fifty years or more for a Heritage farm. Those awarded century farms in Cass County included; Bartlett and Janis Blake along Cecil Boos and Ronald Boos; In Adams County DeLong Orchard and Cady Farms; In Adair County Jo Beaman; in Montgomery County Mark Focht was recognized, in Pottawattamie County Jeff Bisbee, Lyle Cain Junior, the Bette M Fulton Revocable Trust, Lawrence and Sudan Koerhrsen, Ross Valley Farms, and in Shelby County Melvin and Janis Dinesen and Rodney Knudsen were part of the 344 Century Farms honored. In the heritage program 86 farms were recognized included the Dinesen’s and Knudsen from Shelby County and from Montgomery County the hunt Family Trust was honored. The Heritage Farm Program was started in 2006 on the 30th anniversary of the century farm program. In total more than 18-thousand Iowa farms have been designated Century Farms and over 7-hundred farms have received the Heritage Century Farms.

Baby left at medical center under safe haven law

News

August 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state Department of Human Services says someone left a baby at an Iowa medical center under Iowa’s safe haven law. The agency announced Wednesday that someone brought the boy to a medical center Aug. 13 and asked that he be declared a safe haven baby. State law allows parents or their authorized representatives to leave a baby who is 14 days or younger at a health care facility and remain anonymous.

The state withholds details about such infants. A court will terminate parental rights within a month. This is the 20th time the law has been used since its passage following a case in 2001, when a teen mother in eastern Iowa killed her home-delivered infant.

In all the previous cases, the babies have been adopted.

DNR: Boil advisory issued for Adel’s water system

News

August 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say a boil advisory has been issued for the city of Adel’s water system. The state Department of Natural Resources says one of Adel’s water towers was being serviced when the city lost electrical service Wednesday morning. This created a pressure loss in the distribution system.

The pressure has been restored, but water must be tested for bacteria before the boil advisory can be lifted. City officials and the DNR recommend that residents boil their water for drinking and cooking. They’re also encouraged to use bottled water.

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Iowa State University battles housing shortage

News

August 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University has turned away more than 200 applications for on-campus living due to a housing shortage. The Des Moines Register reports that nearly 12,500 students signed up to live on campus this fall. University officials are now planning to build another residence hall due to the record number of housing applications.

More than 400 students will temporarily live in makeshift dorm rooms set up in the common spaces of residence halls. The university also leased space in several apartment buildings to house over 1,000 students. On-campus housing is guaranteed to freshmen and transfer students.

Officials say an increase in enrollment is responsible for the housing dilemma. About 33,250 students enrolled at Iowa State University last year.

(Update) 14 fire departments battle blaze in downtown Casey

News

August 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Stuart and at least 13 other area fire departments battled a blaze that destroyed the Casey Community Building last night. KCCI-TV reports the blaze broke out shortly after midnight. A passer-by reported the building was fully engulfed in flames.Heavy rain that rolled through the area helped to smother the flames, but the building was a total loss, after the roof and other parts of the structure collapsed.

A cause of the fire had not been determined as of early this morning, but authorities said it did not appear to be suspicious.The following photo’s are from the Stuart Volunteer Fire Department’s Facebook page:casey fire 2 casey fire 3 casey firer1

Fire destroys Community Building in Casey overnight

News

August 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A fire has reportedly destroyed the Community Building in Casey. KCCI TV reports the large fire consumed structure overnight and the roof has collapsed. The building is thought to be a total loss.

More details as they become available.

Climate change could mean more ticks, mosquitoes

News, Weather

August 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Along with weather extremes including floods and drought, experts say a warmer Iowa climate also could boost the population of ticks, mosquitoes and fire ants and make poison ivy more potent. The Iowa Wildlife Federation says in a report released Tuesday the weather extremes brought on by climate change will likely alter the behavior of pests.

Dr. Yogesh Shah, associate dean of the global health department at Des Moines University says every increase in temperature by a degree or two increases mosquito populations by eight to tenfold. Ticks also grow faster in humid warm weather. He says last year Iowa had a 40 percent increase in Lyme disease.

Shah say poison ivy also could become even more toxic thanks to the rise in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Atlantic Area Ambassadors Visit Edward Jones- Judd Meneely

News

August 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Financial Adviser Judd Meneely hosted the Atlantic Area Ambassadors for a ribbon cutting celebrating the new Edward Jones investment and retirement planning location on 7th Street, in Atlantic. Meneely opened his business 13 years ago and moved to the newly renovated building this past July.

Meneely and his Senior Branch Office Administrator, Bev Ginther, enjoy serving the Atlantic Community and are excited about their grand re-opening, which will take place in September.

Pictured at the visit are Donna Beymer, On-Call Branch Office Administrator, Dolly Bergmann, Judd Meneely and his wife, Barbara, Bev Ginther, Carol Seddon, Kathie Hockenberry, Gerald Brink, JoAnn Runyan, Jolene Roecker, Arlene Drennan, Tammy Waters, Doreen Elsberry, Dr. Keith Leonard, Bill Saluk, Connie Whales, Sue Muri, Dr. Mitch Peerbolt, Chrystal Christensen, Kathy Sweeney, Kerry Jepsen, Tara Jennerjohn, Lana Westphalen, Ali Krogman, Jan Meyer, Jim Kickland, Carole Schuler, Karl Aldag, Chip Hansen, Lucas Mosier, Donnie Drennan, Russ Joyce, Darrell Hockenberry, Haley Kickland.

Pictured at the visit are Donna Beymer, On-Call Branch Office Administrator, Dolly Bergmann, Judd Meneely and his wife, Barbara, Bev Ginther, Carol Seddon, Kathie
Hockenberry, Gerald Brink, JoAnn Runyan, Jolene Roecker, Arlene Drennan, Tammy
Waters, Doreen Elsberry, Dr. Keith Leonard, Bill Saluk, Connie Whales, Sue Muri, Dr. Mitch Peerbolt, Chrystal Christensen, Kathy Sweeney, Kerry Jepsen, Tara Jennerjohn,
Lana Westphalen, Ali Krogman, Jan Meyer, Jim Kickland, Carole Schuler, Karl Aldag,
Chip Hansen, Lucas Mosier, Donnie Drennan, Russ Joyce, Darrell Hockenberry, Haley Kickland.

Iowa Aviation Museum to honor Iowa’s “2nd Generation” of aviation promoters

News

August 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Aviation Museum in Greenfield has announced an upcoming dedication ceremony will honor 27 men and women whose hard work has created the Iowa general aviation industry we enjoy today.
Opening in May 1990, the Iowa Aviation Museum, located in Greenfield, was formed to preserve, display and educate the public on Iowa’s rich aviation heritage. The collection includes many vintage aircraft and other historical memorabilia ranging from balloons of the 1800s to Iowa’s contribution to space exploration.Header

Aviation legend Howard Gregory dedicated the museum to the original Aviation Pioneers, the men and women whose hard work, tireless hours and sometimes dangerous efforts created the Iowa general aviation industry of airports, aerial transportation, instruction and agriculture applicators. As the museum approaches its silver anniversary, officials are honoring the next generation of Iowa aviation promoters.

These are the airport operators, pilots, mechanics, and salesmen whose untiring efforts continued the work of their predecessors to give us the Iowa aviation system we enjoy today. Many are the sons and daughters of the original aviation pioneers and for this reason shall be referred to as the “2nd Generation.”

Twenty-seven individuals were chosen by their peers and will be recognized at a formal ceremony including the dedication of a plaque bearing their names. Those names include: Jim Bartholomew;  Charles Hawley; Ron Remmers; Larry Berens; Russ Knok; Hazel Sigafoose; Willard Carson; Bill Kyle; Dan C.B. Smith; Jim Connell; Ernie LeClaire; Bill Smothers; Mike Connell; Gary & Janet Lewis; J.B. Straley; Robert Dahl; John Lowe; Jerry Strunk; Ed Doyle; Ivan McBride; John Tibben; Richard Drake; Bob Mosley; Dick Westbrook;Paul Elmegreen;  Lee Nichols and Russell Zangger.

The Iowa Aviation Museum is honoring the “2nd Generation Iowa Aviation Promoters at a ceremony to take place Sunday, August 24th during the 22nd annual “Wings” fly-in. Breakfast served from 7:30-11 with ceremony and plaque unveiling at 10. The public is invited. For more information call the Iowa Aviation Museum at 641-343-7184.