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Minor injuries reported following accident in Lenox

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January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Two people suffered what were described as minor injuries, during an accident this (Monday) morning, in Lenox. According to Lenox Police, the accident happened at 8:44 AM, at the intersection of Brooks and Nebraska Streets.

Photo from the Lenox PD

Photo from the Lenox PD

An investigation determined a 2004 GMC Envoy driven by 42-year old Sean Kingery, of Lenox, was southbound on Brooks. A 2000 Chrysler driven by 41-year old Darold Bredberg, of Lenox was east bound on Nebraska.

Bredberg failed to yield from a stop sign and pulled in front of the Kingery vehicle. Both drivers were injured and treated at the scene by a Lenox ambulance crew. Following a records check, Bredberg was arrested for driving while barred, driving while suspended, non payment of Iowa fines(11 times) failure to have insurance and failure to obey a stop sign.

Darold Bredberg

Darold Bredberg

He was transported to the Taylor County Jail for processing.

Damage to the Kingery vehicle was estimated at $6000. The Bredberg vehicle is considered a total loss.

Arrests in Atlantic over the weekend (A-PD report 1/20/14)

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January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Five people were arrested in Atlantic over the past few days. According to the Atlantic Police Department, three individuals were arrested on Sunday. 18-year old Bill Stockwell, of Elk Horn, was arrested for OWI and Possession of a Controlled Substance. 18-year old Angel Knowles, of Denison, was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance. And, 57-year old Douglas Morgan, of Atlantic, was arrested for Driving While Barred.

On Saturday, officers with the Atlantic P-D arrested 36-year old Ryan Schwery, of Earling, on charges that include Driving Under Suspension, Theft in the 5th degree, Fraudulent Practices in the 5th degree, and on a Shelby County warrant for Violation of a No Contact Order.

And on Friday, 27-year old Samuel Huffman, of Lewis, was arrested for Shoplifting (5th degree theft).

Each of the individuals were booked into the Cass County Jail and held pending an appearance before the magistrate.

Cass County Sheriff’s Report 1/20/14: weekend accidents & arrests

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January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(4:45-p.m. Corrects Breeling’s name to Skylar Richard-Curtis Breeling)

In an update to our story on Saturday, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office today (Monday), released more information about an accident which occurred early Saturday morning. Officials say 14-year old Jesse Keegan Ihrke and 18-year old Skylar Richard-Curtis Breeling, both of Atlantic, were injured when a vehicle driven by 19-year old Daniel Robert Schmeling, of Atlantic, went out of control and rolled into a ditch as the vehicle was traveling north on Buck Creek Road, at the intersection with Glacier Road.

The car rolled onto its top, trapping Irhke, who was partially ejected from the vehicle. Schmeling and Breeling were able to climb out a vehicle’s window. Schmeling refused medical treatment, while both Breeling and Ihrke were transferred to CCMH via Medivac. Ihrke was subsequently transferred to University of Nebraska Medical Center. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $3,500. The incident remains under investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office said also, no injuries were reported following an accident shortly after midnight, Sunday. The accident happened on Highway 48 at 550th Street, at around 12:06-a.m. Officials say a 2007 Ford Explorer owned and driven by 39-year old Becky Jo Brockman, of Elliott, was found in a ditch along Highway 48 by a patrolling deputy. Upon investigation, Brockman was arrested for OWI and cited for Failure to Maintain Control. She was brought to the Cass County Jail and released later that day on her own recognizance. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $5,000.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports 34-year old Leo Alan Edwards, of Pacific Junction was arrested January 16th, on charges of OWI 1st Offense, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving Under Suspension. Edwards was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance. And on Sunday, Jan. 19th, 23-year old Shane Michael Suhr, of Anita, was arrested  on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Suhr was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on his own recognizance.

Adair County Board of Supervisor’s meeting, Tuesday

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January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Board of Supervisors will hold their weekly meeting Tuesday morning, in Greenfield. During their session, which begins at 9-a.m., the Board will act on annual certification of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) equipment, and receive a Manure Management Plan (MMP) update.

They’ll also hear from County Engineer Nick Kauffmann, with regard to a Pay Raise to Union Step 4, his budget, and regular maintenance and activities report. The meeting will wrap up with a budget work session.

Atlantic CPC to discuss City Truck Parking Lot, Tuesday

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January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Community Protection Committee will meet Tuesday evening in the Council’s chambers at City Hall, to discuss the City truck parking lot. During the City Council’s meeting on Jan. 8th, Mayor Dave Jones said a couple of truckers have called wondering what’s going on with the lot. Jones said in his opinion, “The City should not be undercutting private enterprise.”

Truck drivers and the public are invited to attend the meeting which will be held 5:30-p.m Tuesday, to offer their input on the matter.

 

Riverton man arrested on a drug charge following a traffic stop

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January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A Fremont County man was arrested Saturday in Mills County, on a drug charge. Sheriff’s officials says 21-year old Kyle Lee Lang, of Riverton, was taken into custody following a traffic stop at around 1:25-a.m., and charges with Possession of a Controlled Substance. His bond was set at $1,000.

8AM Newscast 01-20-2014

News, Podcasts

January 20th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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Griswold & CAM School Board meeting previews

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January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Griswold and CAM Community School District Boards of Directors will hold their separate, regular meetings this evening. The Griswold School Board will gather in the Central Office Board Room at 5:45-p.m. On their agenda is are updates on: District construction/renovation projects; Early Retirement, and Security. They’ll also select the Board Negotiations Team and set the date for a work session, along with act on the first reading of Board Policies in the 900 series.

The CAM School Board will meet beginning at 6:30-p.m., in the CAM High School Media Center at Anita. Among the items on their agenda is discussion and/or action on Initiation by the teachers association (CAMEA), of negotiations for the 2014-2015 Master contract. In other action, Superintendent Pelzer will report tonight on the District’s unspent balance projections. The District has received notification from the Dept. of Education regarding projections on future unspent balance. Only those schools that may need to look into making changes, were notified. In his notes to the Board, Pelzer says it’s no surprise that there is alarm at the DE, considering the District is feeling the effect this year of the loss of 40 students a couple of years back.

The Board will also discuss and possibly act on: Bus bids; Capital Projects; Resignations and early retirements; Open enrollment applications, and the 2014-2015 school calendar. The meeting will conclude with a closed session for negotiations.

(Podcast) 7-a.m. News & funeral announcements, 1-20-14

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January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Pedal power! Iowa cycling enthusiasts gather for Iowa Bike Expo later this week

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January 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

It’s the middle of winter but Iowa’s bicycling enthusiasts are already thinking about the summer ahead. The 10th annual Iowa Bicycle Summit will be held this weekend in Des Moines. Mark Wyatt, executive director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, says Friday is the first day of the gathering and it will feature guest speakers, an all-day workshop and breakout sessions on a host of bicycle-related topics.

“That’s our opportunity to have a lot of education,” Wyatt says. “It really focuses on community planning, bike lanes, bike facilities, trails, that sort of thing. We’re really excited because it’s really some of the best formal education communities are getting.” The other half of the weekend is the Iowa Bike Expo, a free event on Saturday featuring more than 100 exhibitors.

“You’re going to be able to see the latest bikes, gear, destinations, trails, events,” Wyatt says. “They’re all going to be at this expo. It’s a great time to come down and plan your summer vacation.” After the expo, there’s also the route announcement party for RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, on Saturday at 8 P-M. “That’s a ticketed event that happens in the ballroom at the Iowa Events Center,” Wyatt says. “A lot of fun will be had there but most of all, the evening caps off with the eight overnight towns announced.”

The reception will feature live and silent auctions, door prizes and more. All activities are at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Learn more at: www.iowabicyclecoalition.org