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Person attempting to flee from arrest killed on I-80 Sat. morning

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November 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A person who was in custody following a traffic stop was killed Saturday morning when they attempted to flee. The Iowa State Patrol says the incident occurred just after 5-a.m. along I-80 in central Iowa’s Jasper County.

Officials say a State Trooper was conducting an inventory of a van whose driver, 24-year old Enrique Perez, of West Des Moines, was pulled over for suspected Operating a motor vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI). While on the shoulder of I-80 about three-miles west of Newton, an individual in custody ran onto the traveled portion of the road and was struck by a passing vehicle. The impact flung the subject into the median, where they died.

The victims’ name was not immediately released, pending notification of family. The subject was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for autopsy.

Grand Lighting kicks off Christmas in Atlantic on November 20

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November 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Kick off the holiday season and discover historic downtown Atlantic during Grand Lighting on November 20, starting at 5:30 pm sponsored by Mahle Engine Components, CornerStone Landscaping. Officials with the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce say Mayor David Jones will kick off the holiday season with a sparkling cider toast, welcoming Santa and his reindeer to town and the unveiling of Santa’s new chair, hand built by an area resident. The Grand Lighting ceremony will be held in the Atlantic City Park on November 20th.

Chamber Director Quida Wymer says “We are excited to bring something new to Christmas in Atlantic this year for all ages,” Wymer said. “For the first time ever, Santa’s reindeer will be in the Atlantic City Park throughout the Christmas season, the first appearance will be during Grand Lighting.”Reindeer Santa Fitgers (3)

The evening of Grand Lighting is full of holiday cheer featuring: horse-drawn carriage rides sponsored by First Whitney Bank and Wells Fargo; hot coco and popcorn for all of Santa’s visitors and the Annual Recipe Walk. Warm up and enjoy flavors of the season in downtown retail stores. Participating businesses will offer sweet and savory treats and recipe cards for holiday favorites as you shop. Pick up a list of participating businesses at the Rock Island Depot, 102 Chestnut Street.
Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce businesses that would like to participate should contact Chelsea at the Chamber office, 712.243.3017.

Grand Lighting is only the beginning of the Chamber Sponsored holiday events, followed by the Lighted Parade and fireworks on December 6. Please submit lighted parade entries to the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce by calling 712.243.3017 or emailing chamber@atlanticiowa.com. Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged. Prior to the Lighted Parade on Dec. 6, visit Santa in his cabin where you can enjoy hot chocolate and popcorn, as well as, horse-drawn carriage rides 3-5 pm. Fill up with warm treats along Chestnut Street as served by several community organizations while shopping for the good boys and girls on your list.

Join us for the Holiday Concert, sponsored by Bonnessen’s Five & Ten, and Angels of Christmas, sponsored by Cass County Health Systems, on Dec. 7 at the First Methodist Church, starting at 3 pm. Submit your nominations for Angels of Christmas to the Atlantic Area Chamber by Nov. 12.

Santa will in his cabin every Thursday from 5:30-p.m-7:30-pm Nov. 20 through Dec. 18, sponsored by Atlantic Rotary Club. Carriage rides and Santa’s; reindeer will be in town Dec. 6 from 3-5 pm, as well as, Dec. 13 from 1:30-3:30 pm. Visit www.atlanticiowa.com for Christmas in Atlantic details.

Time to set clocks back an hour

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November 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans and Iowans are being reminded to set their clocks back an hour before going to sleep Saturday. Standard time returns this weekend at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed tonight.

Set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed tonight.

The change means most Americans will get an extra hour of rest, but those working overnight shifts might toil an hour longer. It also means some will forget to change their clocks, and show up early for church or other events on Sunday. Daylight time returns to Nebraska and Iowa in March.

Not everyone in the United States makes the switch from standard time. The exceptions are Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.

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Missing ATV

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November 1st, 2014 by admin

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is also asking for public’s assistance in locating a stolen ATV vehicle. Sometime between the early evening hours on Thursday and 8am Friday morning; a green yellow John Deere Gator 825j was stolen from a farm building site in the 23-hundred block of 230th street one mile west of Stanton. Anyone with information or the whereabouts of the gator should contact the sheriff’s office at 712-623-5107 or Montgomery County Crimestoppers at 800-432-1001.

Montgomery County Accident

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November 1st, 2014 by admin

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department investigated a single vehicle rollover accident early Saturday morning at the intersection of James Street and Halland Avenue in Stanton at the railroad crossing. Upon arrival by deputies it was determined a 2007 Chrysler Sebring owned and operated by 20 year old Haley Lynn Lembrick of Shenandoah. Lembrick was traveling north on Halland Avenue when she attempted to turn onto the railroad right of way mistaking it for a roadway. Lembrick lost control of the car and struck the railroad tracks causing it to rollover and come to rest back on its wheels causing a property damage accident. Lembrick was uninjured and was cited for possession of alcohol under legal age. Damage to the car was estimated at 6-thousand dollars. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office was assisted by the Stanton and Red Oak Fire Rescue.

Today In History

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November 1st, 2014 by admin

Today is Saturday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2014. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day. A reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. Clocks go back one hour.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Nov. 1, 1954, Algerian nationalists began their successful 7-year rebellion against French rule.

On this date:
In 1512, Michelangelo’s just-completed paintings on the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel were publicly unveiled by the artist’s patron, Pope Julius II.
In 1604, William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” was presented at Whitehall Palace in London.
In 1765, the Stamp Act went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists.
In 1861, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln named Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan General-in-Chief of the Union armies, succeeding Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott.
In 1864, the U.S. Postal money order system was established by an act of Congress.
In 1870, the United States Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations.
In 1936, in a speech in Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini described the alliance between his country and Nazi Germany as an “axis” running between Rome and Berlin.
In 1944, “Harvey,” a comedy by Mary Chase about a genial fellow named Elwood P. Dowd and his friend, an invisible six-foot-three rabbit, opened on Broadway.
In 1952, the United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb, code-named “Ivy Mike,” at Enewetak (en-ih-WEE’-tahk) Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
In 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America unveiled its new voluntary film rating system: G for general, M for mature (later changed to GP, then PG), R for restricted and X (later changed to NC-17) for adults only.
In 1979, former first lady Mamie Eisenhower died in Washington, D.C., at age 82.
In 1989, East Germany reopened its border with Czechoslovakia, prompting tens of thousands of refugees to flee to the West.

Ten years ago: American contract worker Roy Hallums was one of several people kidnapped during an armed assault on the Baghdad compound where he lived (Hallums was rescued by coalition forces on Sept. 7, 2005). A 16-year-old Palestinian laden with explosives blew himself up in an outdoor market in Tel Aviv, killing three Israelis. U.N. nuclear agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei (ehl-BEHR’-uh-day) urged Iran to suspend uranium enrichment and called on North Korea to dismantle its weapons program.
Five years ago: Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s challenger, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, withdrew from an upcoming runoff election, effectively handing Karzai a victory. Lender CIT Group filed one of the biggest Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in U.S. corporate history. (CIT Group emerged from bankruptcy protection the following month.) The New York Yankees took a 3-1 lead in the World Series as they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4. Meb Keflezighi (keh-FLEZ’-gee) became the first U.S. man in 27 years to win the New York City Marathon, in a time of 2:09:15; Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu won the women’s title in 2:28:52.
One year ago: A man carrying a bag with a note that said he “wanted to kill TSA” opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport, killing a TSA officer and wounding two others; the gunman, who was wounded, was taken into custody. (Gerardo Hernandez, 39, became the first TSA officer in the agency’s 12-year history to be killed in the line of duty; Paul Ciancia pleaded not guilty to 11 federal charges, including murder of a federal officer.) A U.S. drone strike killed Hakimullah Mehsud (hah-kee-MUH’-lah meh-SOOD’), leader of the Pakistani Taliban.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Betsy Palmer is 88. Golfer Gary Player is 79. Country singer Bill Anderson is 77. Actress Barbara Bosson is 75. Actor Robert Foxworth is 73. Magazine publisher Larry Flynt is 72. Country singer-humorist Kinky Friedman is 70. Actress Jeannie Berlin is 65. Music producer David Foster is 65. Rhythm-and-blues musician Ronald Khalis Bell (Kool and the Gang) is 63. Country singer-songwriter-producer Keith Stegall is 60. Country singer Lyle Lovett is 57. Actress Rachel Ticotin is 56. Rock musician Eddie MacDonald (The Alarm) is 55. Actress Helene Udy is 53. Rock singer Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 52. Pop singer-musician Mags Furuholmen (a-ha) is 52. Rock musician Rick Allen (Def Leppard) is 51. Country singer “Big Kenny” Alphin (Big and Rich) is 51. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 50. Rapper Willie D (Geto Boys) is 48. Country musician Dale Wallace (Emerson Drive) is 45. Actress Toni Collette is 42. Actress-talk show host Jenny McCarthy is 42. Rock musician Andrew Gonzales is 42. Actor David Berman is 41. Actress Aishwarya Rai (ash-WAHR’-ee-ah rye) is 41. Rock singer Bo Bice is 39. Actor Matt Jones is 33. Actress Natalia Tena is 30. Actor Penn Badgley is 28. Actor Max Burkholder is 17. Actor-musician Alex Wolff is 17.

Thought for Today: “Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be’ – she always called me Elwood – ‘In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.” – “Elwood P. Dowd” from the play “Harvey” by Mary Chase (1906-1981).

Adair County Arrest

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November 1st, 2014 by admin

The Adair County Sheriffs Department reports the arrest of 41-year old Carroll Flowers of Corning. Flowers was stopped for speeding and subsequently was arrested for Driving while Intoxicated and was being held on 1-thousand dollar bond.

Mills County Arrest

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November 1st, 2014 by admin

The Mills County Sheriffs Department arrested a Red Oak man late Friday night. Officials arrested 35 year old Jason Micheal Eppenbaugh and charged him with OWI first offense. And is being held on a 1-thousand dollar bond.

Adair County Accident

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November 1st, 2014 by admin

The Iowa State Patrol investigated a two vehicle accident involving two semi tractor trailers Friday evening on Interstate 80 in Adair County. Officials say both 33 year old Dong Liu of California and 64 year old Vlado Topalovic of Ohio were traveling west on Interstate 80 in the outside lane and Liu collided with the rear of the Topalovic trailer. After striking the vehicle Liu went onto the north shoulder and struck the barrier cable system while the Topalovic vehicle came to a stop in the outside lane. Topalovic was not injured but Liu was taken to Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic for treatment of injuries.