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2 warrant-based arrests in Adams County Friday

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January 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department reports two people were arrested today (Friday), on separate charges. 20-year old Janelle Blaisure, of Corning, was taken into custody at around 8:45-a.m., on a felony Conspiracy to Commit Burglary charge. Blaisure was arrested after deputies in Adams County served her with a warrant at 1004 Benton Avenue, in Corning. The woman was being held in the Adams County Jail on $5,000 bond.

And, just before 1-a.m., 30-year old Brittney Einertson, of Bellevue, NE, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Decatur County, after the vehicle she was a passenger in was pulled over during a routine traffic stop. Einertson was being held in the Adams County Jail on $400 cash bond.

USDA final report details crop losses to drought

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January 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its final crop report for 2012, showing heavy losses due to the drought still gripping much of the nation.  The year-end report shows farmers got less than three-fourths of the corn the agency initially expected when planting was done in the spring.  The report released Friday shows a harvest of 10.78 billion bushels of corn, 27 percent less than the 14.8 billion bushels anticipated before drought set in.

The number in the final report is slightly more than the agency’s December estimate of 10.72 billion bushels and still marks one of the largest corn harvests in U.S. history. Farmers say better crop technology saved them from more devastating losses, and production was helped by the large number of acres planted this year.

Atlantic man arrested on Montgomery County warrant

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January 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports 30-year old Zachary Frank, of Atlantic, was arrested Thursday, on a warrant out of Montgomery County. The warrant charges Frank violated the terms of his probation that were established when he was found guilty last July, on a Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge.

Frank’s probation was revoked Thursday, and he was ordered to serve the 10 days in jail a judge originally imposed during his sentencing. The jail time had been suspended July 5th, 2012, and Frank was placed on probation for six-months.

Clarinda P-D investigate separate assault incidents

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January 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Clarinda investigated two incidents of assault this past week, one of which resulted in an arrest. According to Chief Keith Brothers, officers responding to a reported incident of domestic abuse at a residence on North 16th Street Tuesday night, later arrested 53-year old Robert Anthony Marron Jr., of Clarinda.  He faces a charge of Simple Misdemeanor Assault,  for allegedly assaulting a 39-year old woman who resides at the residence with him.  Marron Jr. was transported to the Page County Jail and held without bond, pending an initial appearance before the Page County Magistrate Court.

And, on Monday, January 7th,  officers with the Clarinda P-D responded to the Clarinda Academy, to investigate a reported incident of assault. A 16-year old female student at the Academy told officers she was physically assaulted by another 16-year old female student, at the Academy. The alleged incident remains under investigation.

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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7AM Newscast 01-11-2013

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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.