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Theft and Fire Reported in Page Co.


September 25th, 2012 by admin

The Page County Sheriff’s reports a theft and a fire the past few days.

On Friday, September 21, Jeffrey Runyon of Villisca reported to the Sheriff’s Office that a trailer belonging to Nancy Rahn, who resides at the same address as Runyon, had burned and was a complete loss.  The Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened sometime between September 19 and 21.

On Saturday, September 22, Kelvin Kirchner of Braddyville reported that sometime within the past three or four weeks someone entered his garage in the 400 block of Oak Street and removed a chainsaw and weed eater.

If you have any information about either incident please call the Page County Sheriffs Office at 712-542-9193.


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September 25th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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More Info About Fatal Woodbine Fight


September 25th, 2012 by admin

More information is now available about a fight that occurred on Friday in Woodbine that left one man dead.

The Omaha World Herald reports that Harrison County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a fight taking place in Woodbine between 54-year-old Robert Jablonski and 38-year-old Curtis Jensen.  When deputies arrived, they found Jablonski laying in the street.  He later died from head injuries.

Iowa Department of Corrections spokeswoman Lettie Prell tells the  World Herald that Jensen was on probation after an August conviction for being an offender who provided false information to the sex offender registry.  Although Jensen has not been charged in connection with the fight Friday night, he was being held in the Pottawattamie County Jail suspected of violating his probation.

Two Incidents Reported in Clarinda


September 25th, 2012 by admin

The Clarinda Police Department reports two incidents occurred during the past week.

On Monday shortly before 4AM, management at Clarinda West Apartments reported an incident of vandalism to the apartment complex located at 940 S. 27th Street. Various items of graffiti had been drawn on the walls and doors throughout various parts of the building. Damage is estimated at $3,000.00. The incident remains under investigation.

On Wednesday at about 11:50 p.m. officers arrested 33-year-old Justin Allen Williams of Clarinda for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, second offense. Williams was arrested at the intersection of West Garfield Street and Cardinal Drive. Williams was transported to the Page County Jail in lieu of $2,000.00 bail pending an initial appearance before the Page County Magistrate Court.

CASS Incorporated Selected as Iowa Top Workplace


September 25th, 2012 by admin

An Atlantic company has been selected as a one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces.

CASS Incorporated was rated number eight in the category of Small Employers (35 – 149 employees).

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

CASS Incorporated is an Atlantic based provider of community support services for people with disabilities.  The organization just celebrated its 35th anniversary.  It employs 90 people who serve and support 150 individuals living in their own homes, working in the community, and learning life and work skills at CASS’s work center.

CASS’s CEO, Glenda Farrier says “This is quite an honor for us, an affirmation from our staff that we are doing many things right.  Last year we were selected as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces too, so to achieve this recognition for the second time is simply thrilling.”


Parking Restrictions in Clarinda Saturday


September 25th, 2012 by admin

The Clarinda Police Department would like to remind the citizens of Clarinda that no parking is allowed on the following streets from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 for the annual Band Day Jamboree Parade.

The 100 through 800 block of W. Main Street

The 100 block of E. Main Street

The 100 block of N. 15th St.

The 100 block of E. Washington Street

The 100 block through 300 block of W. Washington Street

24th Street (Cardinal Drive) from Garfield Street to State Street

The police department appreciates the cooperation of all citizens in removing their vehicles from the parade route. Vehicles that are not removed from the parade route by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 will be towed at the expense of the vehicle’s registered owner(s).

If a citizen has any questions concerning this, please contact the Clarinda Police Department at 712-542-2194.

11,000 Iowans to get Mortgage Settlement Letters


September 25th, 2012 by admin

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – More than 11,000 Iowans who lost a home to foreclosure from 2008 through 2011 are getting letters in the mail indicating they may be eligible for money from a settlement with banks.

Attorney General Tom Miller says those eligible borrowed money for mortgages serviced by Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. They agreed to a $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement with the federal government and state attorneys general.

The settlement, which took effect in April, earmarked about $1.5 billion in payments for two million borrowers nationwide who lost their homes to foreclosure during that period and had their loan serviced by one of the settling servicers.

Miller says the exact payment will depend upon the total number of borrowers who decide to participate.

Mexican Citizen Charged in US District Court in IA


September 25th, 2012 by admin

A Mexican citizen was sentenced in US District Court in Iowa on Friday.

Christian Riveros-Mendoza, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. United States Senior District Judge Ronald E. Longstaff also ordered Riveros-Mendoza to serve a two-year term of supervised release following incarceration.

On February 2, 2012, Riveros-Mendoza entered a guilty plea based on his distributing two ounces of methamphetamine to an uncover law enforcement officer in September of 2011. Riveros-Mendoza was arrested at the time of the sale and a search produced additional methamphetamine packaged for resale.

The investigation was conducted by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task

Force, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Tuesday Morning Iowa Headlines


September 25th, 2012 by admin

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama will return to Iowa to speak with supporters at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Obama will focus her speech Friday on promoting voter registration and will tie her message to the second day of early voting in Iowa.

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) – City officials in Urbandale say they have discussed plans for a $150 million casino and hotel complex in the Des Moines suburb, but some doubt the project will be built. Urbandale City Manager A.J. Johnson and community development director Paul Dekker met with representatives of Fair Grounds, LLC.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – More than 11,000 Iowans who lost a home to foreclosure from 2008 through 2011 are getting letters in the mail indicating they may be eligible for money from a settlement with banks. Attorney General Tom Miller says those eligible borrowed money for mortgages serviced by Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Officials are crediting an improved economy for an increase in people flying out of The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids. Some 40,239 people boarded planes at the airport in August. The figure was about 15 percent higher than in August 2011.

Shelby County Fire Danger Level at “High”


September 24th, 2012 by admin

Shelby County Emergency Manager Bob Seivert says today (Monday), that the Fire Danger level will remain in the “HIGH” category until further notice. Seivert cites wind conditions and low relative humidity.  The Fire Danger rating in Shelby County is based on input from local fire chiefs and the Emergency Manager, and weather factors.

No open burning will be allowed while Shelby County has a high fire danger.

The next update from Shelby County regarding fire danger is scheduled for Thursay.