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Atlantic men arrested Wednesday on alcohol and other charges

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October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Two Atlantic men were arrested Wednesday. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year old Tony Ray Cue, of Atlantic, was arrested for OWI 1st Offense, Public Intoxication, and Interference with Official Acts. Cue was also cited with Failure to Maintain Control and Failure to Have a Valid License. 34-year old Dennis Dean Riggle, Jr., of Atlantic, was arrested for Public Intoxication and Interference with Official Acts. Both men were cited for Leaving the Scene of an Accident. They were taken to the Cass County Jail. Cue was released on his own recognizance the following day, while Riggle was released the following day after pleading not guilty.

This past Tuesday, deputies in Cass County arrested 31-year old Trent Matthew Suhr, of Walnut, on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Suhr was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $20,000 bond.

And on Monday, 31-year old Matthew James Wiechman,  of Lewis, was arrested on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault Simple. Wiechman was taken to the Cass County Jail where he pled not guilty and was released the following day.

Burglary investigation in Adams County

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October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A burglary in Adams County is under investigation. The Sheriff’s Department says they took a report on Tuesday from a resident in the 1900 block of Highway 148, that the victim was missing a Toshiba laptop computer and a “Pack-n-Play.” The incident remains under investigation.

(Podcast) 8-a.m. News & funeral report, 10/23/2014

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October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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Creston Police report, 10/23/14

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October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston report two arrests took place Wednesday. At around 8:15-p.m., 50-year old Troy E. McKinney, of Creston, was arrested on charges of OWI/2nd offense, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of drug paraphernalia. McKinney was being held in the Union County Jail on $5,000 bond.

And, 22-year old Travis Dunham, of Creston, was arrested at around 4:30-p.m., Wednesday, for Driving While Suspended. Dunham was later released on $300 bond.

Kimballton man accidentally shot in Atlantic

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October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A man cleaning a weapon at a home in Atlantic Wednesday evening was shot in the leg when the .9-mm handgun he was handling accidentally discharged. According to Atlantic Police, 26-year old Jarred Johnson, of Kimballton, suffered a gunshot wound to his lower left leg. He was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic by Medivac Ambulance and later transferred to a hospital in Des Moines for further treatment.

The incident happened at around 7:20-p.m. at 803 Cedar Street, in Atlantic.

(Podcast) 7:07-a.m. News & funeral report, 10/23/2014

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October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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Atlantic Committee begins the search for a new City Attorney

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October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Personnel and Finance Committee is beginning a search for a new City Attorney. The Committee met Wednesday evening at City Hall, to review the contract of current City Attorney Dave Wiederstein, and their options for a future City Attorney. Committee Chair Kathy Somers said while Wiederstein has not formally given a 30-day notice of intent to resign, he did mention to her that he “Really does not want to be the City Attorney past December 31st,” but he added that he would be “Willing to make an extension of that for one-month, for reasons he also gave in a letter to Somers.

From left to right: Interim City Administrator John Lund; Mayor Dave Jones: Councilpersons Jimerson, Somers & Halder. (Ric Hanson/photo)

From left to right: Interim City Administrator John Lund; Mayor Dave Jones: Councilpersons Jimerson, Somers & Halder. (Ric Hanson/photo)

Wiederstein is running for Cass County Attorney in the November General Election. He also serves as attorney for the City of Audubon. Somers said he provided the committee with a list of qualifications in a letter that they should look for in a new City Attorney, including having someone who is local, experienced in municipal law and real estate. Wiederstein said the attorney should be “Responsive,” also. Meaning a higher priority should be given to City matters over the attorney’s other clients.

The Committee, comprised of Somers, Councilmen Dana Halder and Chris Jimerson, along with Mayor Dave Jones, made it clear they want whomever is selected to attend at least 90-percent of the Council meetings.

The Committee decided to send letters of Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) to law firms located within Atlantic, informing them of the opening, and allowing them until November 21st to submit a sealed bid. The Committee will open the bids at a meeting in early December and present them before the Council during their meeting on December 3rd, along with a recommendation.

Juveniles taken into custody Wed. in Red Oak

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October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say two juveniles were arrested late Wednesday afternoon on theft and harassment charges. Authorities say a 13-year-old male juvenile was arrested for 2nd degree harassment and 5th degree theft. He was detained at the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center. A13-year-old male was also arrested for 5th degree theft.

Iowa regents to discuss 1.75 percent tuition hike

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October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The governing board for Iowa’s three public universities will discuss a plan that would raise tuition and fees by 1.75 percent next year. The Iowa Board of Regents will meet at the University of Iowa on Thursday for the second of a two-day meeting. Regents are expected to consider the tuition plan, but not vote on it until December.

It would raise the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for undergraduates from Iowa to $8,220 at the University of Iowa, $7,851 at Iowa State and $7,933 at the University of Northern Iowa. The proposal comes after the board has frozen tuition rates for the prior two years, for the first time since the 1970s.

The increase would cover the expected cost of inflation and generate $14.5 million in new revenues.

Red Oak Y receives a $10k grant for improvements

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October 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Family YMCA in Red Oak received a $10,000 grant in October from the Montgomery County Community Foundation. According to the Daily NonPareil, the funds will be used to purchase plastic lockers for the women’s locker room, which will be installed in July 2015.

The lockers will be maintenance free, which will lower some costs at the nearly 14-year-old structure.