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Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., Jan. 11 2015


January 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama will visit Iowa on Wednesday to talk about making high speed Internet access more available nationwide. The White House has not said yet where the event will take place in Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in Iowa have decided to carry on with their presidential straw poll, a political tradition that detractors decry as a meaningless sideshow. Despite criticism from some prominent Republicans, the Republican Party of Iowa’s central committee unanimously voted Saturday to keep the event going. This year’s straw poll will be held in August.

WODEN, Iowa (AP) — A north Iowa woman has died and her husband critically injured after the pair walked away from their vehicle when it became stranded in a blizzard. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that the body of 76-year-old Lilah Hobbs of rural Woden was found late Thursday or early Friday on the shoulder of a road about a mile from their truck, which was stuck in snow. Her husband, 77-year-old James Hobbs, was found in a field about 150 yards from the road. He remains hospitalized in critical condition.

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A Clear Lake man has been arrested and charged with a felony count of neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 49-year-old Brian McDaid was booked Friday night into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $10,0000 cash or surety bond.

Oil could drive down ethanol profits, but industry shielded

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January 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SHENANDOAH, Iowa (AP) — Ethanol producers will likely have to endure leaner profits this year because of the collapse of oil prices, but demand for the fuel additive will remain strong. The cheap oil will likely cut into ethanol profits because oil refiners will want to pay less for the corn-based additive. But the industry is somewhat shielded by a federal biofuel mandate and the need to boost octane in gasoline.

Plus, University of Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin says, ethanol producers might thrive if exports or gas consumption surge higher than expected. At Green Plains’ ethanol plant near Shenandoah, Iowa, roughly 100 grain trucks a day continue to deliver corn to be converted into ethanol. CEO Todd Becker says ethanol has a permanent place in the fuel supply.

President Obama heading to Iowa on Wednesday


January 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama will visit Iowa on Wednesday to talk about making high speed Internet access more available nationwide. The White House said Saturday that Obama plans to talk about ways to make the Internet more accessible and affordable. The Iowa stop is part of a series of events Obama is doing to preview proposals in his State of the Union address.

Republican Gov. Terry Branstad said in a statement Saturday that Internet access is a shared priority. Branstad plans to focus on legislation to improve rural broadband Internet access during the upcoming legislative session. A similar effort failed to win approval in the Legislature last year.

The White House has not said where in Iowa the event will take place.

Chase Ends in Arrest of Stanton Man Saturday


January 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officials were led on a pursuit early Saturday morning that ended in a Stanton man being arrested.  Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop at approximately 2:57am at 190th Street and M Avenue in Montgomery County when the vehicle fled the scene and led deputies on a chase.

The vehicle was later determined to be stolen from Stanton on Friday and deputies were eventually able to disable the vehicle and arrest the driver.  27-year-old Richard Dean Pierce III of Stanton was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Theft, Felony Eluding, and Driving While Barred.  Pierce III was taken to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on $5,000 cash bond.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Red Oak Police Department, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Cass County K-9, Pottawattamie County, and Iowa State Patrol.

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Failure to Appear Arrest in Red Oak


January 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest of a Red Oak woman on a valid Montgomery County Warrant for Failure to Appear on a charge of Breach of Peace.  At approximately 10:56pm on Friday, January 9th officers arrested 44-year-old Shelby Joann Olivares of Red Oak in the 300 block of North 2nd Street in Red Oak.  She was transported and held at the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on $1,000 cash bond.

Adams County OWI Arrest


January 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of a Shambaugh man for OWI First Offense and Open Container on Friday, January 9, 2015.  A traffic stopped was conducted at 12:40pm near the 67 mile-marker on Highway 34 and the driver 43-year-old Tad Madden of Shambaugh was found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody.  No futher details are known.

Car Without Plates Stopped in Red Oak, Leads to Arrest


January 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Red Oak Police stopped a vehicle at 2:00am Saturday (1/10) morning for not having license plates on the vehicle in the 1100 block of N. 4th Street.  During the stop officers arrested the driver 34-year-old Cody Dean Franzen of Stanton for Operating While Intoxicated First Offense.  Franzen was also cited for Operation Without Registration, a fine of $127.50.  He was taken to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on $1,000 bond.

Animals from Iowa included in Puppy Bowl XI

News, Sports

January 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Iowa will be represented in a popular TV program that airs on Super Bowl Sunday. Puppy Bowl XI (eleven) will include six canines from Iowa. The program airs on Animal Planet before the Super Bowl on February 1 ((at 2 p.m. Iowa time)).

Iowa puppy "Blue"

Iowa puppy “Blue”

The Iowa pups — Blue, Falcor, Kojak, Lorelai, Scarlet and Columbo — are all from the Heinz 57 Pet Rescue based in DeSoto. The dogs were sent to New York in October for the show’s taping. This marks the fourth year in a row that animals from the Heinz 57 Pet Rescue have taken part in the Puppy Bowl.

(Radio Iowa)

Stress Management Tools for women event planned at CCMH


January 9th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Health System Women’s Health Initiative is presenting a free community event, Stress Management Tools for Women. The event will be held January 22, 2015, from 5 – 7 pm in the CCMH Atrium. Sarah Herzberg, PhD, LMHC, will present the program at 5:45 pm. Dr. Herzberg is a therapist who has been practicing at Southwest Iowa Mental Health Center since 2007.

Stress Management Tools for Women will provide tools to help women identify and manage signs of stress, particularly those associated with raising children and caring for aging parents. “Women can experience a lot of stress associated with caring for their children or aging parents and in many cases both at the same time,” Dr. Herzberg noted. “Rather than just pushing through, it can be very helpful to recognize and acknowledge the stress, and there are specific techniques anyone can use to help manage the stress.”

In addition to Dr. Herzberg’s 30 minute program, there will be displays featuring a number of stress management tools that are available locally, such as relaxation and exercise. Local businesses will have staff on hand to share information about the services they offer that may assist in managing stress. Businesses participating in the event include a local yoga studio; Twila Garside, Pet Therapist; and three county fitness centers—The Wellness Center of Anita, Nishna Valley Family YMCA and 712 Fitness.

There is no pre-registration and no charge for this Women’s Health event. For more information contact the Cass County Memorial Hospital Public Relations Department at 712-243-7405.

(Press Release)