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Fewer Iowans falling behind on mortgage


September 26th, 2014 by admin

A new federal report finds fewer Iowans are falling behind on their house payments, but for those who are still struggling, new programs are being put in place to help keep Iowans in their homes by lowering payments. Tim Bowler, a deputy secretary at the U-S Treasury Department, says the numbers are improving and home foreclosures are dropping.  “The amount of delinquencies in the state of Iowa has dropped significantly over the last few years,” Bowler says. “Right now in Iowa, approximately one out of every 20 households is delinquent on their mortgage and that’s a number that’s been trending down pretty consistently over the last 5 to 6 years as the economy and the housing market has gotten better.” The national average is about one in 17 homeowners are behind on their mortgage payments, while he says countless others are one paycheck away from missing a payment. While Iowa’s delinquency numbers are falling, Bowler says the figures are still too high, so he’s touting what are called “Making Home Affordable” programs. Bowler says, “Our programs are designed to help those folks that have been paying their mortgage and face an unexpected financial hardship that’s resulting in that mortgage becoming unsustainable for that family.” He says homeowners who undergo mortgage modifications through the program are saving a median of more than 500-dollars per month on their mortgage payments.  Bowler says, “They might be able to find assistance through our programs in helping find a mortgage solution for them that will make their housing payments more sustainable in order to help them manage through their hardship.” For more information, call 888-995-HOPE or visit www.MakingHomeAffordable.gov.

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Cross Country Fundraiser

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September 26th, 2014 by admin

(AP) – A western Iowa cross country team is running to raise money for their coach’s son, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton team has gathered pledges for each mile they run this fall.

The proceeds will benefit their coach, Terry Weisenborn, and his family. Weisenborn’s 2-year-old son, Hayden, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

The fundraiser was inspired by Julie Hays, the mother of runner Savannah Hays.

Savannah Hays said she thought the fundraising effort was a good way to help the coach.

Teen charged in fatal


September 26th, 2014 by admin

(AP) – A 17-year-old faces two counts of homicide by vehicle after investigators say he killed two teenagers in a car crash in western Iowa.

Trevor Ray Feauto, of Clarksville, was taken into custody on Wednesday.

Sac County Sheriff Ken McClure said Feauto was driving a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup that crashed into a 2009 Chevy Impala on Aug. 23 near the town of Breda.

Bailey Jacobsen, 16, and Lindsey Quirk, 16, were both killed in the crash.

McClure said a report from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Crime Lab found that Feauto’s blood alcohol level was 0.133 percent.

Feauto was being held at the Northwest Iowa Youth Emergency Shelter in Cherokee.

Creston Arrest


September 26th, 2014 by admin

The Creston Police Department arrested and charged a Creston man for driving while suspended. 45 year old Danny Bird was arrested and released from the Union County Jail on 3-hundred dollar bond.

Red Oak Criminal mischief


September 26th, 2014 by admin

The Red Oak Police Department are investigating a report of a rear window of a Dodge Caravan owned by Wilda Hall of Red Oak being broken. Officials say the window was broken out while the vehicle was parked at her residence in the 4-hundred block of East Grimes Street in Red Oak. Loss is listed at 150-dollars.

Council Bluffs Fatal for Glenwood Man


September 26th, 2014 by admin

A Glenwood man has died as the result of a traffic accident Thursday afternoon in Council Bluffs. Police Officers along with fire personnel from Council Bluffs responded to a single vehicle roll over accident on Interstate 80 eastbound at mile marker 3 just to the east of the South Expressway. Police say it appears the driver Patrick Jack of Glenwood lost control of his vehicle and apparently struck the center cable barrier and slid sideways down the center ditch and roll an unknown amount of times before coming to rest on its roof in the ditch.

Wellmark Awards Villisca


September 26th, 2014 by admin

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield have announced its award winners of its 75th anniversary celebration. The Villisca Swimming Pool received 75-hundred dollars for enhancements and repairs to the existing swimming pool to make much needed improvements and to ensure the community the community pool is accessible for people of all ages to encourage exercise and recreation. The projects were chosen because they demonstrated a long-lasting impact on making the healthy choice the easy choice, and improving overall community health and wellness in their communities. Sixteen other projects were chosen throughout Iowa and South Dakota.

Montgomery County Arrest


September 26th, 2014 by admin

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop Thursday afternoon at the intersection of North 3rd Street and East Oak Street in Red Oak. The vehicle stopped had fraudulent license plates attatched to it. Upon their investigation deputies determined the vehicles driver 41 year old Rondy Ruby Porter of Red Oak was driving while suspended and subsequently arrested. Porter was transported to the Montgomery County Jail where she is being held on 3-hundred dollar cash bond. Porter was also cited for operation without registration; improper registration and no insurance.

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Adams County Arrest


September 25th, 2014 by admin

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 39 year old Dawn Sparks of Corning. Sparks was arrested for third degree criminal mischief stemming from incident that took place earlier this month. Sparks is being held on 2-thousand dollar bond.