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Anhydrous HAZMAT Program at CCMH

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September 23rd, 2013 by Chris Parks

Cass County Memorial Hospital will be hosting an informational program on Thursday, September 26th from 12-1pm to help prepare area farmers to respond to chemical exposure.  The Program titled “Lessons Learned from Anhydrous HAZMAT Event” will be presented by Jay and Sheri Moorehead of Falls City, Nebraska.

In 2007 Jay Moorehead expaerienced an exposure to anhydrous ammonia while working on his farm.  He will speak about his experience and lessons learned from exposure.  CCMH Educational Services Director Amber Scott is pleased that the program will be very timely information with farmers getting into their fields with chemicals soon following harvest.

The program will be held in Conference Room 2 at the hospital and there is no charge for the program.  A box lunch will be available for those who register in advance. Register or get more information by calling the CCMH Educational Services Department at 712-243-7567.

Coca-Cola Days On Tap This Weekend in Atlantic

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September 23rd, 2013 by Chris Parks

The Annual Coca-Cola Days Celebration is set for this Saturday, September 28th in Atlantic.  The annual Coca-Cola Days Parade will be the finale for the festivities at 4pm Saturday and registration is currently open for all wanting to participate.

Entries from area clubs, businesses, and individuals are welcome for the parade incorporating the theme of “Coca-Cola: Born in the USA – Coca-Cola Days: Born in Atlantic, IA.”  Parade entry forms will be available at 6th and Chestnut in the City Park the day of the parade.  Only the children’s Coca-Cola themed costume contest for 12 and under will be judged and awarded AtlantiCash prizes.

Other Coca-Cola Days activities include the Show, Swap & Sell and Collectors Showcase from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Herring Building located at 2nd & Poplar Streets on Saturday, Sept. 28th. Merchandise including the 2013 souvenir flashlight will be available for purchase with the 2013 shirts.

For more information on Coca-Cola days visit CocaColaDays.org or call the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce at 712-243-3017.

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Villisca Woman Arrested After Striking Stop Sign

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September 23rd, 2013 by Chris Parks

A Villisca woman was arrested Sunday (9/22) night at 11:20pm for Operating While Intoxicated first offense after striking a stop sign and leaving the scene.  The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jessica D. Hale at her home on East 3rd Street in Villisca following an investigation into an accident.  Hale struck a stop sign at the intersection of High Street and 4th Avenue in Villisca and then returned to her residence in the 2012 Black Chevy Malibu that she had struck the sign with.  Hale was transported to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center where she was processed, booked, and released after posting $1,000 bond.

Sisters Arrested After Fight in Corning

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September 22nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

Two sisters were arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault following a fight Sunday (9/22) in Corning.  The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports that Linda Scarpello of Corning came to the sheriff’s office at 1:08am Sunday to report that she had gotten into a fight with her sister Katherine Coleman at their house in Corning.

Both Coleman and Scarpello claim that the other person had started the fight so both were taken into custody for assault.  During the arrest Coleman also assaulted a Deputy Sheriff and was charged with Assault on a Peace Officer.

Scarpello is being held on $2,000 cash bond while Coleman is being held on $4,000 cash bond.

Animals and treasured tools lost in Griswold Fire Sunday morning

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September 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Four chickens, two pickup trucks and treasured family tools were lost in a barn fire Sunday morning, just northwest of Griswold on the Dean Orstad farm.

Ric Hanson/photo

Ric Hanson/photo

Fire destroys a barn/shed on the Dean Orstad farm. (Ric Hanson/photo)

Fire destroys a barn/shed on the Dean Orstad farm. (Ric Hanson/photo)

Firefighters from Griswold were called to the scene at 68113 Scott Street, at 8:05-a.m. Smoke from the fire was visible from as far away as Atlantic.

Law enforcement arriving on the scene reported heavy smoke and flames, and several vehicles near the barn on fire. The Orstad residence was far enough away from the fire that it not appear to have been in danger. Dean Orstad was distraught over the loss of his father’s tools, the animals and the structure, which housed a shop and a living area. He told KJAN News he woke up and saw the building fully engulfed in flames. A cause for the fire has not yet been determined.

Breaking News: Barn Fire in Griswold Sunday morning

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September 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters from Griswold have been called to the scene of a barn that is fully engulfed in flames. The call about the fire at 68113 Scott Street (on the west side of Griswold), came in at 8:05-a.m. Law enforcement arriving on the scene reported heavy smoke and flames, and several vehicle near the barn on fire. The nearby Dean Orstad residence was evacuated as a precaution. Dean Orstad was distraught over the loss of his father’s tools, four chickens and the structure. He told KJAN News he woke up and saw the building fully engulfed in flames. A cause for the fire has not yet been determined.

Underage Drinking Bust in Stanton

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September 22nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Saturday (9/21) of 3 teenagers for Minor in Possession of Alcohol in Stanton.

At approximately 11:25pm the Stanton deputy observed three young males located on the north side of the building at 407 Broad Ave. in Stanton while on patrol.  The deputy stopped to investigate what the individuals were doing in the area and determined that they had been consuming alcohol underage. Austin M. Roberts, Phillip A. Pfeiffer, and Tyler A. Stubbendeck all from Stanton and all 17-years-old were arrested and charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol.

All three teens were transported to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center, processed and released to the custody of a parent without incident.  An investigation determined that one of the teens had taken alcohol from his residence. The investigation into this incident is complete.

Patrol Vehicle rammed and officer dragged during Friday night pursuit

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September 21st, 2013 by Chris Parks

A pursuit that began Friday night in Fremont County ended 27 minutes later, but not before an officer was dragged by the vehicle and an Iowa State Patrol car was rammed. 18-year old Dominque James Schlup, of Hastings, was taken into custody in Mills County and charged with Assault on an officer, Eluding,  Possession of Stolen Property, Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree, OWI/2nd offense, Driving While Revoked, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was being held in the Mills County Jail on $15,000 bond.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports the pursuit began after authorities received a report of a vehicle stolen from the vicinity of 110th Street and Plum Creek Road. During the investigation, the vehicle was observed by deputies who tried to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle sped off and wound its way onto several Fremont and Mills County roads, as well as through Malvern and Tabor, at speeds topping 110-miles per hour.

The vehicle was finally stopped on Lambert Avenue, just east of Malvern. During the stop, Schlup dragged officers with the vehicle before it rammed an Iowa State Patrol car. Following the pursuit, a search warrant was executed at 1129 225th Avenue, in Tabor. Several items were removed from the home. Charges are currently pending in Fremont County.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Tabor Police Department, Mills County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.