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Adair County Supervisors to receive update on Public Safety Center

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Board of Supervisors are scheduled to receive an update during their meeting Wednesday morning in Greenfield, on the new Jail/Public Safety Center. During the session, which begins at 8:30-a.m., Sheriff Brad Newton will provide them with a status report on the facility, the opening of which has been delayed while new E- 9-1-1 equipment was being installed. The Sheriff will also discuss the purchase of a vehicle for his department.

The Adair Supervisors Wednesday, will also: Hear discussion headed-up by the Clerk of Court with regard to the Clerk’s Office; Discuss the quality of road rock, with Cass/Adair County Engineer Charles Marker; receive an update on the County’s Manure Management Plan (MMP) and hear about documentation found in the Auditor’s Office.

At 10-a.m., the Board will move into a closed session, per Iowa Code 21.5 (G), which pertains to specific law enforcement matters that, if disclosed, would enable law violators to avoid detection.

Audubon City Council meeting summary

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon City Council Monday evening, approved a bid from U-S Water for a 5-year maintenance contract for maintenance of the City’s water/wastewater treatment plant. The City Clerk’s Office says the Council also passed a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) Ordinance, with the addition of a definition of LSV as specified by Federal Regulations. The City already has in-place an ordinance pertaining to the use of golf carts on the streets.

The Council discussed an ordinance banning parking on residential lawns or yards within the City. They directed the City Attorney to write an ordinance to that effect, and may act on approving it during their next meeting. In addition, the Council passed a resolution establishing City employee compensation practices, which includes the definition of: A work week; work hours; vacation and holiday policy, along with sick leave.

And, the Audubon City Council discussed, but took no action on matters pertaining to the solid waste transfer station. A meeting between the County, the City and a 28-E Committee tasked with coming to an agreement on the issue is set for April 3rd in the Memorial Building. The Supervisors had earlier threatened to pull-out of the 28-E agreement, which would leave the individuals cities within the County to determine whether they would continue to participate in the agreement, or not.

Area residents arrested in Cass County

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

 The Cass County Sheriff’s Department reports a Griswold man was arrested Sunday. 58-year old Kim Delaine Perdue was taken into custody on a charge of OWI/3rd offense. Perdue was released later that day on $5,000 bond.  Also arrested Sunday, on a charge of Driving While Suspended, was 28-year old Christopher Leon Bomer, of Atlantic. Bomer was released later in the day on $300 bond.

 And, on March 17th, 48-year old Michael Patrick Amdor, of Atlantic, was arrested on charges of Driving While Revoked and Interference with Official Acts. Amdor was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $1,000 bond.

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Iowa News Headlines: Tue., March 27 2012

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

     DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A 27-year-old Iowa City man has been sentenced to five years in prison for distributing child pornography. Ryan Felts must also serve five years of supervised release after he leaves prison. Prosecutors say Felts posted several images of child pornography on a porn website in 2009.
 
     DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa House is set to approve more than $36 million in school spending cuts. The package would spend around $774 million for education next year, which is less than the $839.1 million Governor Terry Branstad requested. The Democrat-led Senate has already approved a plan roughly $115 million larger than the one being considered in the House.
 
     CARLISLE, Iowa (AP) – The Carlisle fire chief faces an alcohol-related charge follow a traffic stop over the weekend. Fire Chief Scott Burger, who was a passenger in the vehicle pulled over on Saturday, was charged with an open container violation. Police say the driver, firefighter Roy Galindo, was charged with drunken driving.
 
     DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Drake women’s basketball coach Amy Stephens has resigned after nine seasons. In a statement, Stephens says she and the school had different visions for the future of the program. The Bulldogs finished 18-16 last season before losing in the first round of the WNIT.

Reminder: Cass County Health System offers scholarship

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Health System remind area high school seniors or college students interested in a career in the health field, that CCHS is continuing their health career scholarship again this year.  A $1000 scholarship is available for a student studying to become a healthcare professional.

Applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a health career educational program leading to at least a bachelor’s degree.  Applications are available at area high school guidance offices, the human resources office at Cass County Memorial Hospital and on the hospital’s website, www.casshealth.org. 

Applications for the scholarship are due April 6, 2012.  For further information, contact Sara Nelson, CCMH Public Relations Director, at 712-243-7408.

Fire Danger rating “High” in Shelby County

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Seivert says the extremely dry and windy conditions forecast this week have prompted his department to issue a “High Fire Danger” warning in Shelby County.  Seivert says outdoor burning should be avoided, but if you must conduct a controlled burn, call 712-755-2124 prior to igniting of the burn.

 

Iowa Board suspends license of Bluffs Chiropractor

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Board of Chiropractic Medicine last week, ordered the license of a chiropractor in Council Bluffs to be suspended for an indefinite period of time. The order came down March 22nd, against Deanne J. Rogge, who works at Broadway Chiropractic, in Council Bluffs. Rogge was ordered by the Board to surrender her original license because it received a “Certificate of Non-Compliance” from the Iowa Department of Revenue’s Centralized Collection Unit (CCU).

If a licensed professional in the State of Iowa owes at least $1,000 in debt, the CCU can request that the persons professional license be suspended, revoked, denied insurance, or denied renewal. The debt may include delinquent court fines, unpaid taxes, or debt owed to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

A person whose license has been suspended or revoked is prohibited from practicing in the state of Iowa. The Chiropractic Board had issued a warning to Rogge that it would suspend her license within 30-days, on January 20th, unless she complied with the CCU’s request for payment.

Carroll County man dies after being hit by a semi in Waterloo over the weekend

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March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in the eastern Iowa community of Waterloo say a western Iowa man died Sunday, after he was hit by a semi along Highway 20. According to KWWL-TV in Waterloo, 19-year old Kyle Pudenz, of Carroll,  died, after he was hit by a semi as Pudenz was walking along the highway eastbound, near the Highway 63 ramp, at around 9:15-p.m. Sunday. Pudenz was found laying in the median, suffering from massive head and chest injuries. He died at a local hospital.

The driver of the semi, 49-year old Valoree Blake, of Vermillion, South Dakota, told authorities she tried, but failed to avoid hitting Pudenz when he walked into the semi’s path. Pudenz’s vehicle was found by police in the parking lot of a nearby motorcycle dealership. The accident remains under investigation.