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Drug arrest in Clarinda Tue. morning

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Clarinda Police Department reports a drug-related arrest took place early this (Tuesday) morning. At around 1:30-a.m., officers went to 206 W. Main Street, Apt. #4, to arrest 24-year old Thomas Jeffrey Engstrand, of Clarinda, on an outstanding, probation violation warrant, issued by the Page County District Court. Pursuant to the arrest, Engstrand was found in possession of controlled substances believed to be methamphetamine and marijuana when he was being processed at the Page County Jail.

Engstrand was charged for possession of the substances as well as introduction of controlled substances to a jail facility. A search warrant was also executed at the apartment. Evidence found at the scene indicated the alleged illegal use and distribution of controlled substances. Additional charges against Engstrand are pending.

He was being held at the Page County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Freedom Rock dedicated to soldiers in Cedar Falls

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – A monument in Cedar Falls has been dedicated to fallen soldiers and veterans, including five brothers who died during World War II. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the Black Hawk County Freedom Rock was dedicated near Veterans Park Monday. Brothers Albert, George, Francis, Joseph and Madison Sullivan of Waterloo are among the images on the Freedom Rock painted by Greenfield artist Ray Sorensen II.

The monument also features Medal of Honor winner Robert Hibbs of Cedar Falls, a U.S. Army second lieutenant killed in Vietnam in 1966. Iowa Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Ron Albrecht says the images on the monument were significant because they represented veterans from various generations. The monument is a part of the expansion of Veterans Park. A dedication is expected next summer once the expansion is completed.

Manilla woman arrested on drug charges, Monday

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Denison report the arrest on Monday, of 19-year old Myranda Jacobson. The Manilla woman was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Introducing Drugs into a Correctional Institution. No other details are available. Jacobsen was arrested last March as well, for distribution of drugs to a person under the age of 18. She plead not guilty to that charge. Her pre-trial conference on the earlier charge is set for Dec. 16th, with trial scheduled to take place Jan.12th, 2016.

Myranda Jacobson

Myranda Jacobson

Cass County Landfill Bridge Open; BOS makes Civil Svc. Commission Appt.

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Engineer Charles Marker, today (Tuesday) provided the Board of Supervisors with an update on various bridge projects. And, there was good news for those who use the Cass County Landfill, where a bridge on a road leading to the facility had been closed for replacement.

Marker said the landfill road bridge [#292] is open for traffic. The only work remaining is seeding the area around the bridge. That task has been suspended because they are past the permanent seeding date in September. The area has temporary seeding in-place. A permanent seeding mix will be laid down in the Spring of 2016.

Marker said also, the asphalt approaches are being poured for the Griswold Golf Course Bridge [Bridge #83]. Once those are installed, work on the bridge guardrails will commence. He says the bridge should be open sometime later this month. And, work is progressing on Bridge #247, south of Anita. Steel beams are currently being set in place. Afterward, the corrugated steel decking will be tack welded in place, in preparation for a gravel overlay. And, Marker reports the County sheds are fully stocked with salt and sand in preparation for the first snow storm.

In other business, the Cass County Supervisors approved the appointment of Kate Winston, from Atlantic, to the County Civil Service Commission. The Board received applications from Winston and Steve Jacobs, also of Atlantic, both are Democrats. The position requires a Democrat, and preference is given to gender balancing. The other members of the Commission are men.

And, the Board unanimously voted against requests by the County Recorder and Treasurer for the hiring of a permanent half-time employee, who would serve both offices.

2 arrests in Union County

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports two arrests. 37-year old Marie Ann Johnson, of Afton, was arrested Nov. 3rd and transferred from the Polk County Jail to the Ringgold County Jail, on a Union County warrant for probation violation. Olson was being held on $5000 bond. And, on Saturday (11/7), 32-year old Cassy Lyn Holcomb, of Sioux City, was arrested and transferred from the Woodbury County Jail to the Ringgold County Jail, on a Union County warrant for probation violation. Holcomb was being held without bond until seen by a Judge.

Car chase in Shelby County Tue. morning

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

At least one person was taken into custody following a pursuit this (Tuesday) morning, in Shelby County. The chase began sometime before 8-a.m. and ended at Timber and 150th with an arrest. Additional details are currently not available.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 11/10/2015

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Recipe Walk & Grand Lighting in Atlantic set for Nov. 19th

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce reports the annual Recipe Walk and Grand Lighting ceremony will take place Nov. 19th. The Recipe Walk will be held from 4-until 7-p.m. that day. It’s a mix of holiday flavor enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.Participating businesses will offer sweet and savory treats, along with recipe cards for holiday favorites while you shop.

Businesses wanting to partake in the Recipe Walk can register or get more information by calling the chamber at 243-3017, or e-mailing them at chamber@atlanticiowa.com.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Grand Lighting ceremony, which starts at 5:30-p.m. on Nov. 19th. That same day, the first annual “SnowFlake Drop” will be held, sponsored by McDermott and Son Roofing and Brown’s Shoe Fit Company. Snowflakes of savings will be dropping from the sky for the community to scoop up and save at local businesses. Like the Chamber on Facebook for a sneak peak of what the “snowflakes” will offer.

Other events taking place Nov. 19th in Atlantic include:

  • Santa’s reindeer in the City Park from 5:30-to 7:30-pm
  • Santa’s cabin open, hot cocoa & popcorn offered from 6:15-to 7:30-p.m.

Mark your calendar also, for Dec. 5th. That’s when the Lighted Christmas Parade and Fireworks take place, beginning at 6-p.m. The event is sponsored by A.M. Cohron and Son, & Meyer and Gross Real Estate.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 11/10/2015

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Study seeks dementia patients & caregivers in Iowa

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November 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Researchers examining quality of life for dementia patients and their caregivers are looking for participants in Iowa. Some families enrolled in the study will have access to around-the-clock consultations, online education and remote monitoring of dementia patients. The leader researcher is Dr. Steve Bonasera, who specializes in geriatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

“How does this approach work in urban settings, suburban settings, rural settings and frontier settings,” Dr. Bonasera says. “How does this work with people of different economic opportunities?” the study aims to recruit more than two-thousand families in a variety of locations to capture a snapshot of dementia care in the U-S. Researchers want to cultivate more cohesive care using web-based resources and by having navigators regularly check in with caregivers.

While those navigators have no formal medical training, Bonasera says they are taught how to triage problems specific to dementia patients. “Some of our navigators have spent two and three weeks trying different solutions to address specific problems until we finally iterate onto a solution that everyone can live with and that works,” he says.

In addition to Iowa, researchers are recruiting participants from Nebraska and California. The goal is to collect data on dementia care across several social, economic, geographic and racial populations. Bonasera says he hopes the study will help families be more proactive in caregiving and decision-making.

(Radio Iowa)