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No injuries following 2 vehicle accident in Audubon County

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January 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials say no injuries were reported following an accident Thursday morning, in Hamlin. Vehicles driven by 41-year old Terry Gail Kromrie, of Guthrie Center, and 72-year old Duane Raymond Anderson, of Lewis, collided at the intersection of Highways 71 and 44, at around 11-a.m.

Officials say Kromie, who was traveling east on Highway 44, was cited for Failure to Yield from a Stop Sign, after he stopped, but then proceeded to turn north onto U-S 71.  Kromrie didn’t see Anderson’s northbound 2004 Dodge Ram approaching.  When he pulled onto the highway, his 2004 Ford F-350 was hit from behind by the Anderson vehicle. Officials say Anderson tried, but was unable to avoid the collision, which caused a total of $1500 damage.

IA DNR Commission to discuss western IA projects next week

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January 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) Natural Resource Commission will discuss and possibly act on three building projects and two management agreements for southwest Iowa parks. During their meeting Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 16th) in Des Moines, the Commission will act on approving land management agreements with the Cass County Conservation Board (CCCB), for Cold Springs State Park, and Frank Chapman Pellett Memorial Woods. The DNR is requesting the Commission approve renewal of the agreements, which would authorize the CCCB to manage both sites through 2037. The CCCB has managed both the 104 acre Cold Springs State Park, and the nearly 20-acre Pellett Memorial Woods, since 1987.

The Commission will also act on a request from the IDNR to award a bid for the demolition of a shower building at Springbrook State Park in Guthrie County, to Caliber Concrete, LLC, of Adair.  The structure, which has been in-place since 1968, would be replaced with a precast, concrete shower building, necessary sewer, water and electrical utilities, two parking stalls, and other site specific work. Caliber Concrete had the low bid for the project of slightly more than $270, 087. The bid was right on the mark for the engineer’s cost estimate, and $23,000 less than the next competitive bid.

The Commission will also act on awarding bids for two construction projects at the Lake of Three Fires, in Taylor County. That includes a bid for: Construction of the Park Office and Shop from Hymbaugh Construction in Creston, for $480,589, which was $30,000 over the engineer’s cost estimate; and, a shower building replacement project, which the DNR recommends be awarded to TEK Builders, Inc., of Mt. Ayr.

Their bid of $271,800 came in less than the engineer’s projected cost of $277,566. The project involves the replacement of a 1968 shower building with a new, precast concrete  structure, pad and parking spaces.

The Natural Resources Commission’s meeting begins at 1-p.m. Wednesday, at the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines. The meeting is open to the public.

8AM Newscast 01-11-2013

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January 11th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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January 11th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Adair BOS special session today (1/11/13)

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January 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Board of Supervisors will hold a special session this (Friday) morning, in Greenfield. During their 9:30-a.m. meeting, the Board will hear Fiscal Year 2014 funding requests from the Area 14 Agency on Aging, the County Environmental Health & Sanitation Department, and the County Engineer, who will also have a report on his department’s activities.

City of Atlantic’s Board of Adjustment to meet Mon. morning

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January 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Board of Adjustment is slated to meet early Monday morning. During their 7:30-a.m. session at City Hall, the Board will hold a Public Hearing with regard to an application for a variance, from Tony Sunderman, on behalf of Dale and Sheryl Sunderman.

If approved, the variance would allow for the construction of an addition to a structure at 211 East 11th Street, that would otherwise not conform to the rear yard setback requirements, as spelled out in the City’s Zoning Ordinance.

Iowa website aims to prevent child abuse

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January 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A new Iowa website offers advice on how people can prevent or report sexual or other abuse or neglect of children. The Des Moines Register says the site was launched by a private group, Prevent Child Abuse Iowa.

The site includes advice and provides links to groups with counselors. The site also has advice for community groups in preventing abuse of children involved with the groups.  The group’s website address is http://www.pcaiowa.org/.

2 arrests reported after western IA home invasion and assault

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January 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Monona County say two people were arrested following a robbery and assault at a residence in Onawa. Officials with the Onawa Police Department say 20-year old Nicholas Conyers and 19-year old Trae Carter were arrested Wednesday after police found evidence of the robbery in Conyers’ home, following the execution of a search warrant. According to the police report, Conyers and Carter allegedly forced their way into the home of a 75-year-old woman, assaulted her with a stun gun and stole her money.

Conyers and Carter face several felony including robbery, burglary, assault while participating in a felony and going armed with intent. They were being held at the Monona County Jail in Onawa.

Authorities in SW IA search for teen involved in accident

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January 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in southwest Iowa’s Fremont County and the surrounding area, are asking for the public’s help in finding a teenager from Tabor, who was officially reported missing this morning, in a state-wide report issued by the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Officials say 16-year-old Devon C. Powers.  It’s believed that Powers, who was reported missing to local authorities on Tuesday, was last seen two days ago at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, where  he had sought treatment for an injury he suffered in an auto accident.

Powers was described as being a white male, about 5-feet 9-inches tall, with red hair and blue eyes. The DPS was not able to provide of photo of the teen. Anyone with information concerning his location, should call the Fremont County Sheriff’s office or the missing person’s clearinghouse at 800-346-5507.

IDPH: there are shortages, but flu shot still available

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January 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Cases of the flu continue to climb in Iowa as spot shortages of the flu vaccine are being reported around the state. Iowa Department of Public Health medical director Patricia Quinlisk confirms the availability is dwindling, but it’s not too late to get a flu shot.  “If you get the shot today, you’ll have a little bit of immunity and tomorrow, a little more,” Quinlisk said. “Depending on how your system responds, you could have full immunity in a week to two weeks.” Last year’s mild flu season prompted some hospitals and other flu vaccine vendors to order less this year and now those locations may be out or have limited supply. But, the vaccine is available.

“People always have to try and predict how many people are going to come in and want the flu shot. In general, there is plenty of vaccine out there, it may just be the one place you try – they may not have it,” Quinlisk said. “There should still be plenty available in the community, you may have to try a couple of places, but you should be able to find the flu shot.” Many Iowa hospitals are busy because of the flu outbreak.

In Des Moines, a group of hospitals issued a press release urging residents to avoid visiting emergency rooms for non-emergent medical care. The release states the hospitals are experiencing “heavy volumes of patients and long wait times due to a large number of flu cases.”

(Radio Iowa)