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(Update) Harlan man injured when his pickup hits fire station

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February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

In an update to a story we first told you about Friday evening on kjan.com., Police in Harlan report one-person was injured and transported to Myrtue Medical Center, after crashing their vehicle into the Harlan Fire Department’s building. 61-year old Randall Lee Musich, of Harlan, was traveling eastbound on Cyclone Avenue in Harlan on Friday around 11:10-a.m., when his 2003 Ford Ranger crossed the centerline of the roadway.

The truck continued across the road past the sidewalk on the north side of Cyclone and continued along the tennis courts and ran over a stop sign. The Ranger then crossed an intersection and through the fire hall parking lot before striking a concrete pillar beside a door. The vehicle rolled and came to stop a in the Harlan Fire Department’s driveway.

Musich was transported by Medivac to the hospital for treatment. The Harlan Police Department was assisted by the Harlan Fire Department and Medivac Ambulance. No citations were issued in the accident.

80 more voting cases sent to Iowa prosecutors

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February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A supervisor overseeing Iowa’s criminal investigation into potential voter fraud says more than 80 cases are still being reviewed by local prosecutors. Adam DeCamp, a special agent in charge with the Division of Criminal Investigation, said Monday that agents completed 245 investigations since September, resulting in 15 felony cases. He says the DCI has referred findings in more than 80 additional cases to county attorneys’ offices, and is awaiting decisions on whether more charges will be filed.

DeCamp says the investigation ended Feb. 13, but agents will help see through any prosecutions that are pending. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz said earlier this month that 26 people have been charged during the controversial two-year investigation. He said he’ll issue a report next month detailing the findings.

Atlantic man arrested Friday; Minor accident in Atlantic Sunday

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February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

An Atlantic man was arrested Friday on a charge of Public Intoxication. According to Atlantic Police, 48-year old Eric Asay was taken into custody and booked into the Cass County Jail, where he was held pending an appearance before the magistrate.

And, no injuries were reported following an accident Sunday evening at 7th and Oak Streets, in Atlantic. Officials say vehicles driven by Dusty Meek, of Lewis, and Donnie Drennan, of Atlantic, were traveling west on 7th Street at around 7:25-p.m., when Drennan slowed for a non-contact vehicle in front of him that was about to turn onto Oak Street. Meek failed to slow his vehicle in-time, and rear-ended the Drennan vehicle, causing $2,300 damage altogether. No citations were issued.

7 arrests in Mills County

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February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of seven people over the weekend. On Monday (Today), 35-year old Myron Lee Brandon, of Pacific Junction, was arrested at the Sheriff’s Office on a warrant for 2nd degree Theft. His bond was set at $5,000.

On Sunday, deputies arrested the following persons: 29-year old Kenton Jarvis Schooling, of Council Bluffs, on a charge of Driving Under Suspension. His bond was set at $300; 32-year old Erin Catherine Hausen, of Villisca, was arrested for being a Fugitive from Justice. She was held without bond; 43-year old Robert Joe Coddington, of Red Oak, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs. His bond was set at $2,300; and, 39-year old Terry J. Aherns along with 26-year old Letta Marie Stogdill, both of Red Oak,were arrested Sunday for Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs. Bond was set at $1,000 each.

Last Friday, deputies in Mills County arrested 32-year olde Justin Raymond Wright, of Glenwood, on a warrant for Probation Violation. His bond was set at $1,000.

Danish Museum offers new exhibit exploring the history of Schleswig-Holstein on the border between Denmark and Germany

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February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with The Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn have announced an upcoming exhibition exploring the history of Schleswig-Holstein on the border between Denmark and Germany.

Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, IA.

Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, IA.

For centuries, the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein (in Danish, Slesvig and Holsten) have been a bridge between Scandinavia and continental Europe. Located on the southern portion of the Jutland peninsula, the region is home to Danish, German, and Frisian peoples.

Over time, Schleswig-Holstein became an emblem for power struggles between larger European nations, and differing ideas of nationalism influenced the Jutland peninsula. Events in that small corner of the world have re-shaped the boundaries between nations and inspired waves of immigrants to the United States.

The two Schleswig wars, in 1848 and in 1864, had lasting impacts on immigration to the United States. A wave of revolutionary movements swept across Europe in 1848, including the German states and surrounding regions. The professional teachers, journalists, and lawyers who settled in the U.S. are often called the “48ers”, as they brought their political ideals to their new country and many continued to advocate for liberal values.

By 1890, over half of the immigrants from Schleswig – approximately 19,000 people living in the United States at the time – were living in Iowa. Their legacy is seen in the Iowa towns named “Schleswig,” Holstein”, and “Schley”, all settled by German immigrants, as well as Fredsville (“peace-ville”) settled by Danes. Within the Danish immigrant communities of Elk Horn, Kimballton, Exira, and neighboring towns, many Danish-American residents trace their ancestry to Danish immigrants from Schleswig.

“Schleswig-Holstein: Turmoil on the Danish-German Border” is supported by a grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Additional support for the traveling version of this exhibit is provided by the Albert V. Ravenholt Fund and the Danish Sisterhood Lodge #15 (Wisconsin). For more information, visit www.danishmueseum.org.

 

Taylor County man arrested on drug charges in Clarinda

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February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers reports a Taylor County man was arrested early Saturday morning on drug charges.  52-year old William Dwight Nook, of New Market, was taken into custody at around 1:30-a.m. on charges that include driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance believed to be marijuana, possession of a controlled substance believed to be marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Nook was booked into the Page County Jail and later released, pending additional court action and review by the Page County Attorney’s Office for the filing of formal charges.

Lenox man arrested after reckless driving and chase

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February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Lenox report a local man was arrested early Sunday morning after an officer observed a vehicle being driven through a ditch and into yards near the Lenox High School.When the officer initiated a traffic stop at around 12:20-a.m., the driver of the vehicle, identified as 21-year old Joseph Cosenza-Weaver, of Lenox, refused to stop.

Joseph Cosenza-Weaver (Photo by Lenox PD)

Joseph Cosenza-Weaver (Photo by Lenox PD)

Cosenza-Weaver continued into an alley north of the 200 block of Iowa street. He then exited his vehicle and continued to ignore the officers’ instructions. After a scuffle, Cosenza-Weaver was taken custody.  Upon further investigation, Cosenza-Weaver was charged with Operating while intoxicated, 1st offense, Eluding, interference with official acts and disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Adams County Jail.

Students across Iowa honor memory of fallen Boy Scout with charity projects

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February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

This is the Aaron Eilerts Day of Service and Giving in Iowa on what would have been the 20th birthday of the young man from Eagle Grove. Eilerts was one of four Boy Scouts who were killed when a tornado hit their camp in western Iowa six years ago this June. Beth Stephas, a guidance counselor at Robert Blue Middle School in Eagle Grove, says students are honoring Eilerts all day.  “One of our tasks today is to help carry on his legacy and carry on his memory,” Stephas says. “Part of the day, we will be spending some time sharing stories about Aaron and some of the things he did and then the other part of the day, the kids will actually be working on some of the projects that he did.”

Stephas says Eilerts was very active in launching projects that would help others and she thinks he’d be overwhelmed to see that his efforts are still being carried out, years after he’s been gone.
“We have students that will be sewing pillow cases, that’s one of his big projects that he had, he made pillowcases for patients,” she says. “We have some students that will be creating small pet blankets out of fleece fabric. That’s another project that he was passionate about.” The blankets are going to pets in animal shelters that would otherwise be sleeping on cold hard floors.

Stephas says other projects underway in the region and statewide are considered Aaron-inspired. “We will be supporting some projects at an orphanage in Haiti by making some t-shirt dresses, dolls and craft items,” Stephas says. “We also will be supporting a project in Thailand for girls who have been saved from sex trafficking.” Other projects today include: collecting canned goods for food pantries, making cards for soldiers overseas, fixing up the school greenhouse and volunteering to pump gas and wash windows at a local gas station for donations to charity.

Every year, Character Counts in Iowa offers the Aaron Eilerts Award for Volunteerism. Entries are now being accepted at: www.charactercountsiniowa.org.

(Radio Iowa)

Hamburg man arrested on burglary, theft & drug charges

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February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Dept. reports the arrest on Thursday of a Hamburg man on Burglary, theft and drug charges. 36-year old Daniel Scott Gubser, of Hamburg, faces a Burglary in the 3rd degree, Theft in the 2nd degree, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, charges.

Also arrested last week in Fremont County, was 42-year old Bret Phillip Samuelson, of Newton, who was charged with Driving Under Suspension, and 20-year old Colton Frank Sederburg, of Montrose, CO., who was taken into custody for Revocation of Probation.

Another U of Iowa student reports sexual assault

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February 24th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Another University of Iowa student has reported a sexual assault. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports) that the student told university staffers on Thursday that she was assaulted at an off-campus fraternity house on Feb. 15th.

On Friday the university police issued a “timely warning” about the attack. It was the ninth such warning issued by UI police since August. The warnings are issued as part of the university’s compliance with federal Clery Act, which requires colleges to keep and report statistics on crimes in and around campus.

The woman has asked police to not investigate the sexual assault.