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Pott County residents injured in utility vehicle accident

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April 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Pottawattamie County report an Oakland man and a woman from Hancock were injured Sunday evening, when the utility vehicle they were riding in went out of control and flipped over. The accident happened about four-miles west of Hancock, at around 5:45-p.m., as Caleb Bryant, of Oakland, and Lisa Hunt, of Hancock, were traveling in a 2012 Yamaha utility vehicle owned by another Pott County resident.

Authorities say the pair were traveling eastbound along the grass edge of a cornfield near 410th and Mahogany, when the vehicle flipped and landed on its wheels. Bryant was transported by Lifenet Helicopter to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, for treatment of his injuries. Hunt was transported by Oakland Rescue to Mercy Hospital. Officials say she was wearing her seat belt, but it’s not clear if Bryant was buckled into the machine.

The utility vehicle sustained major damage during the crash. Officials say alcohol is believed to have played a role in the accident, which remains under investigation.

Wiota man arrested on Audubon County warrant

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April 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Wiota man was arrested Saturday morning on a warrant out of Audubon County for Contempt of Court. 24-year old Seth Michael Thompson appeared before the magistrate and was being held in the Audubon County Jail on $10,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear in court today (Monday).

Exira man arrested on felony Willfull Injury charge

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April 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Department reports an investigation into a knifing incident Saturday, resulted in the arrest on Sunday, of an Exira man. 21-year old Jesse Lee Brubaker faces two felony charges of Willful Injury, in connection with an assault that resulted in two persons being cut with a knife outside of an Exira business late Saturday night. Brubaker was being held in the Audubon County Jail on $10,000 bond. The incident remains under investigation. Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by officers with the Audubon Police Dept. and Exira Fire and Rescue.

Clarinda man injured after falling from pickup truck bed

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April 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Clarinda Police Department reports one person was injured after they fell out of the back of a pickup Saturday afternoon. 23-year old Quentin Russell Horter, of Clarinda, suffered non-incapacitating injuries, and was transported to the Clarinda Regional Health Center by Clarinda Ambulance, following the accident, which happened at around 3:15-p.m. Saturday, near the intersection of 15th and State Streets.

Officials say a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup, driven by 30-year old Lorie Ann Tanner, of Clarinda, was traveling north on 15th Street when Horter fell out after the vehicle passed through the intersection. No citations were issued.

9AM Newscast 04-08-2013

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April 8th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

Shelby County Fire Danger remains “Moderate”

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April 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency said today (Monday), the Fire Danger Index in the county will remain in the “Moderate” category, through Thursday. Officials say they hope the rain that’s forecast over the next few days, will contribute to the “greening up” of the grassy areas. Persons planning to burn brush or grassy areas should be aware of the frontal activity in the area and the shifting of winds associated with frontal passing.

The EMA says it can assist individual farmers and businesses with the development of burns plans, to assess the safety of any particular burn. Those plans will be developed jointly with the Fire Chief of the Jurisdiction, and the property owners.

8AM Newscast 04-08-2013

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April 8th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

Audubon City Council meeting tonight

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April 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon City Council is set to hold a regular meeting this evening. During their 7-p.m. session at City Hall, the Council will: Receive a Water Study Report from J-E-O Consulting; and, act on a Resolution ordering the publication of 2012 wages.

The Audubon City Council is also expected to discuss Blue Zones resolutions, and other, regular business matters.

EHK School Board to meet this afternoon

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April 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Members of the Elk Horn-Kimballton School District’s Board of Education will meet this afternoon, in Elk Horn. During their 4-p.m. session in the Family and Consumer Science Room at the High School, the Board will act on approving the resignation of the Drill Team and Cheerleading Coach.

During his report, Superintendent Dean Schnoes will discuss the purchase of a bus and another vehicle, and under New Business on the agenda, the Board will act on: approving the FY 2012 Audit Report; The 2013-2014 Budget; and, the purchase of Bus Cameras.

The meeting will adjourn after a closed session to discuss negotiations.

Atlantic School Board to discuss staffing needs tonight

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April 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Community School District’s Board of Education will hold a regular meeting tonight at the High School. During the 7:30-p.m. session in the Media Center, the Board will discuss possibly adding more staff for the 2013-2014 school year.   According to Superintendent Dr.  Michael Amstein, Washington Elementary Principal Stacey Hornung believes an additional first grade teacher and third grade teacher would be needed for the elementary school, due to the number of students coming into those classes next year.

Amstein said also, assistants may be needed for English Language Learners at the high school and Special Education department, along with a school nurse for the Level III program. The Board is expected to act tonight as well, on Volunteer coaches contracts, and any resignations to come before them.

In other business, the Atlantic School Board will act on approving the 2013-2014 School Lunch prices, Seasonal/Substitute teacher rates, and teacher recommendations for the 2013 Summer School. The Board will also receive an update on the Atlantic Middle School Construction project, from the district’s contracted architectural firm.