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Parking mishap causes damage to 5 cars in Atlantic

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November 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An attempt to park a vehicle in the Atlantic Medical Center parking lot Thursday morning resulted in a total of $8,600 damage to five vehicles, but no one was injured. According to the Atlantic Police Department, Rachel Jensen, of Brayton, was attempting to park her vehicle, and was backing up to get between the yellow lines of her parking stall, when she a vehicle driven by Larry Brown of Atlantic, traveling through the parking lot.

After Jensen’s car hit Brown’s, she proceeded to pull forward, and in the process hit a parked vehicle registered to Micheal Spetman, of Council Bluffs. The collision pushed Spetman’s vehicle into another parked car, registered to Gary Claussen, of Walnut. That vehicle was then shoved into a parked car registered to Alan Arp, of Atlantic.

The accident happened just before 10-a.m., Thursday. Officials say Jensen was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.

Audubon County Community Foundation grants awarded

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November 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Chair of the Audubon County Community Foundation has announced that $34,900 in grants have been awarded to four non-profit agencies in the County. According to ACCF Chair Brett Irlmeier, the following each received checks for $8,725 : the Audubon County Agricultural Society received a grant for the Agri Hall air conditioning project; The Audubon County Recreation Foundation also received a check for the construction of a recreation center; A grant was awarded to the Exira Park Committee/City of Exira, for an LED programmable sign, and the Friendship Home Foundation received a grant for their new, Memory Care Unit.

Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards: 1st row from left to right:  Jenny Smith, Audubon Recreation Foundation; Genelle Deist, Friendship Home Foundation; Donna and Jim Johnson, Exira Park Committee; and Thomas R. Nielsen, Secretary/Treasurer, Audubon County Community Foundation.

Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards: 1st row from left to right: Jenny Smith, Audubon Recreation Foundation; Genelle Deist, Friendship Home Foundation; Donna and Jim Johnson, Exira Park Committee; and Thomas R. Nielsen, Secretary/Treasurer, Audubon County Community Foundation.

Each of those nonprofit organizations had submitted applications to the Audubon County Community Foundation by the September 1st deadline. Of the $34,900 award total, $2,000 from the Leon and Iva Milliman Endowed Fund was provided to the Exira Park Committee.  The Audubon County Agricultural Society was awarded $2,600 from the Charles T. and Kathleen K. Manatt Endowed Fund, $600 from the Audubon State Bank/Stephen Garst Endowed Fund, $1,000 from the Audubon Masonic Association Endowed Fund, $450 from the Fred and Evelyn Nissen Endowed Fund for Audubon, and $450 from the Merle and Norma Petersen Endowed Fund.

All grantees met the criteria as Audubon County nonprofit agencies or organizations with charitable missions in the areas of civic, cultural, health, education and social services.  Only organizations providing services in Audubon County were eligible. Audubon County agency representatives received their checks on November 11th.

For information about donating or establishing an individual foundation/fund, please contact any of the Audubon County Community Foundation Board Members, or call Dennis Nissen, Iowa Foundations Director, at 800-794-3458.

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Exira man arrested on assault charge

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November 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Department reports an Exira man was arrested Thursday afternoon. 25-year old Brock Daniel Knapp was taken into custody on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault, following an investigation into an incident that allegedly occurred at his home in Exira, early Thursday morning. Knapp was being held without bond in the Audubon County Jail, pending an appearance before a magistrate.

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2 arrests in Montgomery County Thursday

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November 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports two arrests on Thursday. At around 2-p.m., 22-year old Michael L. Chase, of Red Oak, was arrested on a Montgomery County warrant for Violation of Probation. Chase was being held in jail on $10,000 cash bond. And, just before 3-p.m., 51-year old David L. Howe, of Red Oak, was arrested on a charge of Public Intoxication. He was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $300 cash bond.

Iowa guide convicted of leading illegal deer hunts

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November 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who operated a hunting guide service in southern Iowa has been convicted of carrying out illegal hunts for whitetail deer in 2008. A jury in Des Moines on Thursday found Rodney Hughes of Mayfield, Penn., guilty of seven counts of the unlawful sale of deer taken in interstate commerce. Jurors also found him guilty of six counts of willfully submitting false information to state authorities.

Prosecutors say Hughes’ service, Midwest USA Outfitters, was a guide for several residents from other states who came to Iowa to hunt without having a buck tag. Hughes had relatives and friends obtain hunting tags that were used for the deer the hunters killed. He reported the false tag information to the state of Iowa.

The 63-year-old Hughes will be sentenced later.

Iowa News Headlines: Fri., Nov. 15 2013

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November 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — Jurors are set to resume deliberating later today in the case of a former Iowa jail guard accused of fatally shooting his pregnant wife. Seth Techel is charged with first-degree murder in the May 2012 slaying of his wife, Lisa Techel. Prosecutors say he wanted to pursue a relationship with another woman.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines man who was severely injured in a bar fight two years ago is suing the bar and a party bus company, claiming both could have prevented the attack. Forey Jacobson says in his lawsuit that employees of Johnny’s Hall of Fame and B-Bumpn Party Lines should have realized how intoxicated his attacker was. He says he suffered brain damage in the attack. His assailant was sentenced to five years in prison last year but was released last month.

ELLIOTT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say it’s safe again for residents of the southwest Iowa city of Elliot to drink tap water. The Department of Natural Resources and city officials lifted an advisory yesterday for residents to drink only bottled water after contractors hit a water main. Tests show the water is now clean.

STERLING, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man found dead on a northern Illinois highway as 65-year-old Lee E. Catlin, of Bettendorf, Iowa. Catlin’s body was found yesterday on Interstate 88 near Dixon. The coroner’s office says the autopsy showed foul play wasn’t a factor and that toxicology results are pending. Police have asked the public for any information that might be pertinent.

Water Emergency Declaration for Elliott is cancelled

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November 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Water Emergency Declaration for the City of Elliott has been cancelled. Emergency Manager Brian Hamman said late Thursday afternoon, testing has concluded that the water is now safe to drink. City of Elliott officials would like to thank all citizens of the community for their understanding during this time and would also like to extend their appreciation to the local area businesses that assisted with donating and making potable water available.

Over 300 cases of water were distributed since early Tuesday afternoon, when a water main break disrupted the City’s municipal water infrastructure.