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Clarinda man arrested on assault charge


June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Page County Sheriff Lyle Palmer reports two arrests this past weekend. On Saturday, 45-year old Shawn Patrick McAndrews, of rural Clarinda, was arrested for Simple Assault, following an altercation that allegedly took place at around 10:30-p.m., at 2136 Tahoe Place (just east of Clarinda). McAndrews was transported to the Page County Jail where he posted bond and was released pending further court hearings.

And, Sunday afternoon, 71-year old Carol Lee Harvey, of Braddyville, was arrested by deputies in Page County at Ross Park. Harvey was taken into custody for Public Intoxication. He later posted bond, and was released.

Schroeder Family Dental wins Atlantic Community Improvement Award


June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce Image Committee has presented Schroeder Family Dental with a Community Improvement Award.

Pictured:  Image Builder Committee Members:  Gene Fischer, Gerald Brink and Ouida Wymer.  Schroeder Family Dental Team: Barb Hogberg, Amy Walker, Taylor Schroeder, Allison Shaw & Melissa Mueller.

Pictured: Image Builder Committee Members: Gene Fischer, Gerald Brink and Ouida Wymer.; Schroeder Family Dental Team: Barb Hogberg, Amy Walker, Taylor Schroeder, Allison Shaw & Melissa Mueller.

The award recognizes the successful efforts to improve a property in the Atlantic Area.

The Community Improvement Award is given to a business that takes pride in making Atlantic a welcoming and beautiful community by continuing to improve its appearance.

If you would like to nominate a business or community member for a Community Improvement Award please contact the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce: 712-243-3017 or chamber@atlanticiowa.com.

Atlantic woman named PPI President for 2015-16


June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Professional Photographers of Iowa (PPI) have announced an Atlantic woman was recently sworn-in as the 70th President of the organization. Sue Fischer, with Fischer Photography in Atlantic, will serve as the group’s President for the 2015-16 term. Fischer previously served as the associations Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.

Fischer Photography is one of the largest studios in southwestern Iowa and voted best studio in Cass County. Fischer holds the prestigious Master of Photography Degree, Craftsman Degree from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and is also a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP). She has also won many awards over the years, and was named one of Iowa’s top ten photographers ten times and Iowa’s top master photographer in 2008.

The Professional Photographers of Iowa is a statewide association of professional photographers whose mission is to provide opportunities for education and fellowship for members. It was founded in Des Moines, in 1946. Learn more at ppiowa.com.

Progress continues on Hwy 6/7th Street project in Atlantic


June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Progress continues on the Highway 6/7th Street construction project, in Atlantic. Bluffs Paving has informed Iowa District 4 Dept. of Transportation Planner Scott Suhr, the contractor intends to finish Sanitary Sewer work this week, with the Plum Street sanitary sewer work expected to be completed by Tuesday. AMU and the contractor will work on the Plum Street Water Line Tuesday and Wednesday.

The contractor also intends to set the grade steel and concrete forms today (Monday), for a Tuesday pour, and possibly pour Main Line Paving from Olive to Pine Street, on Tuesday.

Wednesday through Friday, the contractor intends to grade & sub-drain the modified base from Pine to Cherry Streets. Last week: work was done on the Sanitary Sewer at Plum Street and a manhole set; driveway and sidewalk removals took place on the south side of Pine to Cherry Streets, along with grading of the 7th Street from Pine to Cherry. Work was also accomplished on the sub-drain and modified base, from Olive to Pine Streets.

Bluffs man arrested in Glenwood for theft & OWI


June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Glenwood Police Department reports the arrest on Sunday of a Council Bluffs man on charges that include OWI/2nd offense, Driving Under Suspension and Theft in the 1st Degree. 30-year old Michael Hollinger, was being held in the Mills County Jail on $12,300 bond.

(9-a.m. News)

Fremont County arrest report (6/29)


June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office today (Monday) reports numerous arrests were made over the period covering June 19th through the 25th. They include:

  • 36-year old Tony Lynn Keeler, of Shenandoah, who was arrested June 19th on two counts of a Controlled Substance Violation.
  • 23-year old Larry Joseph Tyler West, of Randolph, who was arrested June 20th for Public Intoxication.
  • 53-year old Donald Avery Taylor, and 38-year old David Lee Berry, both of Shenandoah, who were arrested June 21st for Disorderly Conduct. That same day, 22-year old Ashley Ann Heston, of Des Moines, was arrested in Fremont County for Theft in the 2nd Degree.
  • On June 24th, deputies in Fremont County arrested 29-year old David Michael Brown and 29-year old Michael Scott Bird, both of Des Moines, for Trespassing. That same day, 55-year old Kenneth Lee Inman, of Hamburg, was arrested for Failure to Appear in Court.
  • On June 25th, 43-year old Bret Phillip Samuelson, of Randolph, was arrested for Driving While Barred.
  • And on June 26th, 54-year old James Leroy Vrbsky, of Sidney, was booked into  Fremont County Jail to serve a four-day sentence for Disorderly Conduct.

Atlantic FFA Competes at Iowa FFA Agronomy CDE

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 29th, 2015 by Jim Field

Left to right:  Clayton Saeugling, Nate Moen, Garrett Schwanke, Adam Freund

Left to right: Clayton Saeugling, Nate Moen, Garrett Schwanke, Adam Freund

The Atlantic FFA Chapter placed 6th as a team in the annual Iowa FFA Agronomy Career Development Event held at Iowa State University in Ames on June 4, 2015. Members of the 6th place team included: Adam Freund, Clayton Saeugling, Garrett Schwanke, and Nate Moen. Their agricultural education instructor and FFA Advisor is Mr. Eric Miller. A special thank you to Aaron Saeugling for assisting the team. Team member Clayton Saeugling said, ”This was a very enjoyable, but challenging contest. This is my favorite Career Development Event of the year. We get to compete against many other great teams, to place 6th was a big accomplishment.”

FFA teams including 90 individuals from 27 chapters participated in this year’s Career Development Event designed to provide the student an opportunity to display their agricultural knowledge and skills in the area of Agronomy. Activities included demonstration of skills and problem solving in Agronomy, including crop, weed, insect and seed identification; crop and seed judging and evaluation; and grain grading. A written examination and computer application activities were included along with a team problem solving competition.

The Iowa State University Department of Agronomy hosted the event and provided T-shirts to all participants. The Agronomy Career Development Event was coordinated and conducted by Mr. Dennis Miller and other faculty and staff with the Agronomy Department at Iowa State University in Ames. The Iowa Crop Improvement Association provided lunch to all participants in the event.

Ag Students Gain Insight for the Future of Agriculture

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 29th, 2015 by Jim Field

Front Row Left to right: Secretary Of Agriculture Bill Northey, Haley Carlson, Emily Saeugling, Braden Bean, Cale Pellett, Kyle Redinbaugh Back Row:  Eric Miller, Adam Freund, Garrett Schwanke, Clayton Saeugling, Representative Jack Drake

Front Row Left to right:
Secretary Of Agriculture Bill Northey, Haley Carlson, Emily Saeugling, Braden Bean, Cale Pellett, Kyle Redinbaugh
Back Row: Eric Miller, Adam Freund, Garrett Schwanke, Clayton Saeugling, Representative Jack Drake

LEWIS, Iowa—More than 35 high school ag students from FFA chapters across Iowa recently had the opportunity to get an up-close look at several agricultural topics during a field day hosted by Wyffels Hybrids. Students heard from industry experts and participated in hands-on activities with real-world applications.

Students learned from keynote speaker, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, about careers in ag and the growing need for talented and driven people in agriculture.

“I think the future is important and young adults need to realize they need to start thinking about their future and what they want to do with it. This event is a great way to layout the different careers in agriculture to better understand some interests that the students may have. With the growing industry there are many opportunities for the next generation,” Bill Northey said.
Members learned about topics ranging from livestock feed rations and food science, to agronomy and precision ag, to horticulture, native species and ag engineering.

“The field day was another great educational opportunity for the local FFA Chapters. I really enjoyed day and hope that Wyffels continues this program,” Atlantic FFA Chapter member Haley Carlson said.

This event continues to grow in popularity with high school students as it provided a large array of information on agriculture, and potential careers.

“The Wyffels Hybrids FFA Field Day for the Future has continued to grow in its exposure throughout southwest and west central Iowa in its four years. I continue to be impressed with the interest and interaction these future leaders of ag have, and show during our training,” said Bill Backhaus, Region Manager for Wyffels Hybrids.

Wyffels Hybrids donated $25 to FFA chapters for each student participant, plus a matching donation to the Iowa FFA Foundation.

About Wyffels Hybrids
Wyffels Hybrids, headquartered in Geneseo, Ill., is one of the nation’s largest independent seed corn companies. Focusing strictly on developing and marketing elite corn hybrids, the company is dedicated to providing corn growers in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Ohio River Valley with exceptional products, the latest agronomic information, and unmatched customer service and product support. To learn more or request information, visit www.wyffels.com or call 1-800-369-7833.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 6/29/2015

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June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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Weekend arrests in Creston include a woman from Harlan


June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston report three people were arrested on separate charges, over the weekend. Sunday afternoon, 40-year old Angela Dawn Temme, of Harlan, was arrested at the Creston Wal-Mart store on charges of Public Intoxication and Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree. Temme was released from custody after posting a $300 bond.

And on Saturday, Creston Police arrested 30-year old Todd Allen Lorensen, of Creston, on a charge of OWI/1st offense. He was later released after posting 10-percent of $1,000 bond. That same day, 36-year old Larry William Jordan, of Creston, was arrested at the Elms Club, for Public Intoxication. He was released on his own recognizance by a magistrate judge.

Creston Police said also, the Wal-Mart store reported a theft on June 24th. The amount of loss was still under investigation.