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Turning 50? Time to get screened for colon cancer

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March 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowans who are hitting the half-century mark this year also need to make an appointment to talk with their doctor about a colonoscopy. Chuck Reed, spokesman for the Iowa office of the American Cancer Society, says March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a wise move to get screened. “Far too many people die from colon cancer,” Reed says. “The truth is, it’s almost unnecessary because if colon cancer is caught early, you stay up to date with your screenings, you talk to your doctor, there’s a tremendous survival rate. To die from colon cancer is really an unnecessary death if you stay on top of your health.” This year, it’s estimated nearly 17-hundred Iowans will be diagnosed with colon cancer and 590 will die from it. Reed said Iowans are responding by getting checkups.

“We’ve seen the rate for colon cancer deaths decline because screenings have become better and more people are getting their screenings,” Reed says. “Not as many as we’d hoped but more and more people are talking to their doctors, getting that colonoscopy at 50, using the other tests that are available.” One factor you can’t control is your family history, which Reed says may mean you’ll have to be screened earlier than age 50.

“If you have a family history, a mom, dad, sibling, uncle, whatever, who’s had colon cancer, had the polyps, you need to be checked relatively quickly,” he says. “That could be before 50 and that’s why you need to talk to your doctor.” Learn more about colon cancer at 800-227-2345 or at “www.cancer.org”. 

(Matt Kelley/Radio Iowa)

Teens cited in Lenox following traffic stop

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March 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Lenox Police Department reports four people were taken into custody following a traffic stop Saturday night. Officers stopped a vehicle at around 10-p.m. at the intersection of Brooks and Dallas Streets, for an equipment violation. During the stop, the officers observed beer and liquor in the vehicle. The driver of the car, 18-year old Taylor Turlock, of Lenox, was arrested on a charge of Open Container. Turlock was transported to the Taylor County Jail and held pending a court appearance. Two passengers in the vehicle, 19-year old Jesse Harrison, of Prescott and 18-year old Domenica Petty, of Clearfield, were cited for open containers of alcohol and released to sober persons. Another passenger, 17-year old Adriana Arevalo, of Lenox, was referred to juvenile court of a charge of possession of alcohol and released to a parent.

Fremont County arrest report

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March 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports today (Monday) five people were arrested last week. Taken into custody Tuesday, was: 20-year old Jace Reed Catlett, of Sidney, for violation of his probation; 30-year old Adam Wesley Bartles, of Glenwood, for trespassing; 21-year old Rayna Nichole Thomas, of Colfax, who was arrested for interference with official acts and disorderly conduct; and, 30-year old Douglas Alan Ballard, of Norwalk, who was charged with violation of a no contact order. And, officials say last Monday, 37-year old James Lee McClain, of Council Bluffs, was arrested in Fremont County, for operating a motor vehicle without the owners’ consent.

8AM Newscast 03-12-2012

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March 12th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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Assault and trespassing arrests in Montgomery County

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March 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County say three people were arrested Saturday. 16-year old Brittney Maynes was charged with Serious Assault. The teen was later released to the custody of her parents. And, two Red Oak residents were arrested on trespassing charges, for allegedly trespassing on railroad property. 51-year old William Coatney and 23-year old Jennifer Dellaca were taken into custody at around 5-p.m. Saturday. The pair were issued citations, and released.

Audubon FFA Chapter receives recognition

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March 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Audubon High School FFA Advisor Brittany Elmquist says the Audubon High School Chapter of the FFA has been awarded a $1,500 “Planting a Seed” grant from the Iowa Food & Family Project. The grant will be used to conduct activities which increase agricultural awareness and interest among youth in food production and life sciences. The “Planting a Seed” program is sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred, in cooperation with the Iowa FFA Foundation.

The Audubon FFA and other grant recipients, will conduct programs this spring that stimulate interest among K-through 12 students in agricultural careers, and emphasize the role science and technology play in providing wholesome food, using less land and fewer inputs. The Audubon Chapter of the FFA plans to host a “Poverty Dinner” for the entire Audubon High School student body, grades 8-through 12. The goal of the event is to increase awareness about food insecurity and the important role farmers play in providing greater quantities of wholesome food for more people.

The dinner will be held during lunch on March 21st, with students randomly assigned to one of three Socio-economic levels that represent proportional global standards of living. The meal might be one of just rice and beans eaten on the floor, or, a nice four-course meal…depending on the students’ assigned socio-economic status. Prior to the dinner, FFA members will discuss scenarios which set the stage for the meal, and what the average day is like for people in the various levels around the world.

During the week leading up to the event, the Audubon FFA Chapter will post facts about agriculture and related Ag-science careers. The chapters’ members will also be recognized April 23rd at the Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference in Ames. The State Chapter determined to have conducted the most innovative and successful activity, will be presented with a $1,500 Award of Excellence, to be used for general chapter activity.

7AM Newscast 03-12-2012

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March 12th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Assault arrest in Red Oak Sunday night

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March 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was arrested Sunday night on a charge of Simple Domestic Assault. According to Red Oak Police, 19-year old Caleb Lee Walter was taken into custody at around 11:35-p.m.. Walter was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond, pending a court appearance.

Iowa News Headlines: Mon., March 12th 2012

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March 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police in Iowa’s Linn County are now accepting text message tips about crimes. Anyone can now send text message tips to 274637 with the number 5227 in the subject line to reach the Linn County Crime Stoppers.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A wild turkey has created traffic trouble in Cedar Rapids, so experts are trying to relocate the bird. Cedar Rapids television station KGAN reports that the bird likes to strut across busy streets in the northeast part of the city. The director of the Blackhawk County Wildlife Project says she’s working to relocate the turkey once he can be apprehended.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State earned a Number 8 seed for the NCAA tournament and will play ninth-seeded Connecticut in Louisville on Thursday. It’s the first NCAA tournament bid in seven years for the Cyclones. The Iowa Hawkeyes will host Dayton in the National Invitational Tournament on Tuesday. And Northern Iowa also earned an NIT bid. The Panthers will play at second-seeded St. Joseph’s on Wednesday.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Jim Flanery waited a long time for this moment. In his 10th season at Creighton and after a bunch of close misses, he finally gets a chance to coach in the NCAA tournament. “We’re thrilled to be here,” Flanery said after the Bluejays beat Drake 53-38 in the Missouri Valley Conference women’s tournament final yesterday in St. Charles, Missouri. Omaha-based Creighton’s men’s basketball team is also headed to the NCAA tournament.

Audubon City Council to hold budget hearing Monday

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March 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A public hearing will be held Monday evening in Audubon, with regard to the City’s proposed Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget. A resolution approving the budget will follow the hearing, which begins just after 7-p.m.

In other business, the Council will hear about tornado preparedness, a golf cart ordinance, and act on a resolutiuon establishing employee compensation practices. Additional discussion will cover an ordinance banning parking in yards, within the Audubon City limits.