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Missing person and vehicle sought

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May 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County this (Tuesday) morning are continuing to ask for the public’s help in locating a missing person and their vehicle. Officials say the owner of a 2000 Ford F-150 extended cab pick up has not been seen or heard from since about 9-p.m., Saturday. They said the person may have some health issues.

The missing vehicle was described as being brown over tan in color, with a Silver tool box. The Iowa license number is 085 ZEB.  If you have seen that pickup truck or know where it or its driver is, please call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 712 623-5107 or contact your local law enforcement agency.  Additional details concerning the driver and other, related information,  is currently not available.

Powerful storm strikes Sioux County over the weekend

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May 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

 HULL, Iowa (AP) – Many in northwest Iowa spent Monday cleaning up after a severe thunderstorm hit Sioux County.  The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says trees, branches and power lines were knocked down during the storm as it passed over Hull, Hawarden and Boyden on Sunday night.  The Sioux City Journal reports several homes were hit by downed trees but that no injuries were reported. Officials say wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour were also reported and some residents lost power for about three hours.

Audubon City Council to vote on budget amendment tonight

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May 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A public hearing is set for this evening in Audubon, with regard to an amendment to the 2011-2012 Budget. The hearing will take place during the City Council’s regular session, which begins at 7-p.m. The amendment is being made necessary, after receipts in the general fund turned out to be higher than expected. Following the public hearing, the Council will act on a resolution approving the budget amendment.

In other business, the Audubon City Council will hold a separate public hearing on the sale of the vacated portion of an alley in Lot 14 of the west Audubon addition, followed by action on a resolution to proceed with the sale.

Adair County Board to hold budget talks with Sheriff

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May 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Board of Supervisors will discuss budget matters when they hear from Sheriff Brad Newton this morning, during their meeting at the courthouse in Greenfield. Other matters to come before the board for their 9-a.m. session, include a report from County Conservation Director Kevin Blazek, on wages and status…and a report from County Recorder Janelle Schneider, with regard to a copier lease agreement

At 10-a.m., the Supervisors will move from their Board Room to the Adair County Public Safety Center Meeting Room, where they will hear from ISU Professor Carlton Basmajian,who will discuss a Comprehensive Plan, and, the V.A. Administrator, about matters pertaining to that office.

Iowa early News Headlines – Tue., May 29th 2012

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May 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

HULL, Iowa (AP) — Many in northwest Iowa spent yesterday cleaning up after a severe thunderstorm hit Sioux County. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says trees, branches and power lines were knocked down during the storm. The storm passed over Hull, Hawarden and Boyden on Sunday night.

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Volunteer firefighters in Mount Vernon celebrated the opening of a new firehouse yesterday, replacing its aging headquarters. The $2 million building replaces the department’s downtown location, which opened in 1967. The new building was mostly paid for by the city of Mount Vernon.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A California man has been killed in motorcycle accident in Marshalltown. The Iowa State Patrol says 24-year-old Ryan Viramontes of Norwalk, California was speeding Sunday night when he lost control and hit a guard railing. The fatal accident happened just before midnight.

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in Adair County say a toddler has died after a tree fell on him. Fontanelle’s police chief says 3-year old Nathan Hutt was playing in a yard on Sunday when a large tree blew over. Funeral services for Hutt are currently pending.

Montgomery County Teen in Car-Deer Accident Saturday

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May 28th, 2012 by Chris Parks

No injuries were reported following a car-verus-deer collision over the weekend, in Montgomery County. Sheriff’s officials said Monday, the accident happened at around 10:20-pm, Saturday.  Authorities report a 2004 Dodge Stratus owned and driven by 19-year-old Bradey Melvin Telschow, of Red Oak, hit a deer while traveling east on 150th Street, about one-half mile west of F Avenue.  The car sustained approximately $6,500 damage. No citations were issued.

Adair County boy killed by falling tree

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May 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Adair County say a toddler died from injuries he suffered when a tree fell on him Sunday afternoon. According to Fontanelle Police Chief Pat Henry, three-year old Nathan Hutt, of Fontanelle,  was playing in the yard of a residence in Fontanelle when a large tree was blown over, and one of the limbs fell on top of him. Emergency medical personnel were called to the scene of the accident at the rental property, at around 12:45-p.m. Funeral services for Nathan Hutt are currently pending at the Steen Funeral Home in Fontanelle.

8-a.m. News Podcast (May 28th, 2012)

News, Podcasts

May 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Area and State News with KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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7-A.M. News Podcast: May 28th 2012

News, Podcasts

May 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the latest southwest/western Iowa News from KJAN News Director, Ric Hanson.

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Memorial Day 2012

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May 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Today, Monday, May 28th, marks the 144th observance of Memorial Day, which was established to commemorate United States Armed Forces personnel who died while in military service. In accordance with Flag Code, the U-S Flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff. Several communities across the state are commemorating Memorial Day, with services and/or special programs.

In our listening area, here are some of the events and/or Memorial Day programs that are planned:

ATLANTIC: 10 am at the Atlantic Cemetery, will broadcast on KJAN at 11 am.

ADAIR: 10 am at the Casey Community Building, refreshments will follow the service.; Memorial Services at 10 am at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier at Sunnyhill Cemetery in Adair.

ANITA: The Anita Legion & Auxiliary at 10:30 am at the Anita Evergreen Cemetery, in case of rain it will be held at the CAM High School Commons; American Legion Post #693 at 11:00 am in the CAM Middle School Commons. There will be coffee and rolls and fellowship before and after the Memorial Service, starting at 10 am.; Anita Congregational United Church of Christ, 501 Locust St in Anita will holding their annual Memorial Day dinner on May 28th at 11 am immediately following the Memorial  Day Services at the Anita Evergreen Cemetery. They will be serving ham balls, baked potato, corn, green beans, salad, dinner roll, drink and their delicious homemade pies. Cost is $8 for adult and $4 for children 12 and under.

The Clarinda American Legion Sergy Post 98 annual Memorial Day Program will be at 10 am at the Clarinda Cemetery. Dustin Morrison will be this years speaker.

CUMBERLAND: 10:30 am City Park

EXIRA: 9:45 am Patriotic Interlude by Exira Community Band, 10:00 am Invocation with Pastor Glen Meyers of Exira Christian Church. Band – “America”, Memorial Day Address by Major General John S. Peppers, Retired. Placing wreath on Tomb of Unknown Soldier, in memory of departed comrades 30 seconds of silence for those lost on war. Band – “Star Spangled Banner”. Firing Squad – Salute to Dead. Taps – followed by Echo. Benediction – Pastor Glen Meyers of Exira Christian Church. There will be short services held at Exira Catholic Cemetery, St. John’s West and at Nishnabotna River in honor of the Navy dead following the main program. In case of rain services will be held at Exira Recreation Center.

GRISWOLD: American Legion Post #508 at 10 am at Veteran’s Park.

Join the Lewis Town & Country Boosters and the Pancake Man on May 28th at the Lewis Community Center from 7:30-10:30 am. They will be serving pancakes & sausages, juice & coffee

The Memorial Day Services at the Nodaway Cemetery, Nodaway, IA will be held at 10 am, with Rev. Sandy Wainwright as the speaker.

The Prescott United Church Memorial Day Dinner will take place from 11 am and 1 pm at the church.

The First Presbyterian Church in Villisca will host a Memorial Day Dinner on May 28th between 11 am and 1 pm at the church.