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No injuries following an accident Sunday morning in Anita

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July 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Sheriff’s officials say no injuries were reported following an accident Sunday morning, in Anita. At around 6:45-a.m., a 2002 Buick LeSabre owned and driven by 62-year old Marcia Lynn Hockenberry, of Anita,  was traveling eastbound on Hillcrest Drive, when the car hit a parked 1990 Dodge pickup with an attached H&H Trailer. The truck and trailer, owned by James Calvin Dory, of Anita, sustained $3,100 damage altogether. The damage to Hockenberry’s car was estimated at $3,000.

In other news, the sheriff’s office says 34-year old Roger Dwayne Vincent, Jr.,  of Cumberland, was arrested Saturday on a charge of Driving While Revoked. Vincent was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released the following day on his own recognizance.

(Update) Nodaway woman injured in Cass County rollover accident

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July 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Cass County have released additional information about a rollover accident that took place early Sunday morning near Wiota. As we reported during our newscasts Sunday, and on the web at kjan.com, one-person was injured and transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital.

A rural resident called the Cass County Communications Center at around 3-a.m., to report an individual had come to their residence and that she had been in a wreck. Upon investigation, it was determined that a 2001 Toyota Corolla driven by 25-year old Vanessa Ranae Dugan Jones, of Nodaway, had been traveling northbound on 690th Street when she lost control of the car, causing the vehicle to roll onto its top into the west ditch. Jones was transported to CCMH via Anita Rescue. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $6,000. The incident remains under investigation.

Clarinda man arrested on an assault charge Sunday

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July 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Page County Sheriff Lyle Palmer reports one person arrested following an investigation into a reported assault with a weapon Sunday evening, in Shambaugh. Deputies met with the alleged victim, 19-year old Eli Stimson, and after speaking with the suspect, 20-year old Blake Dubrow, of Clarinda, arrested Dubrow on  a charge of Serious Assault. The man was being held in the Page County Jail on $1,000 bond.

Stimson was transported to the hospital for treatment. The Sheriff’s Office says the men resided at home where the alleged incident occurred.

Bicyclist hit by inattentive driver in Shelby County

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July 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A bicyclist from Harlan was injured after she was hit by an inattentive driver Saturday evening in Shelby County. Sheriff’s officials say 49-year old Kimberly Sue Zaccone, who was wearing her helmet,  suffered injuries to her left knee and hip area, as well as a case of “road rash,” after she was hit by a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The driver, 40-year old Erik John Nielsen, of Harlan, told authorities that as he was traveling south on Linden Road at around 4:20-p.m., he was looking at a corn field, and didn’t see Zaccone. The van’s side view mirror struck the woman, knocking her to the ground. She was transported to Myrtue Memorial Hospital by Medivac Ambulance. No citations were issued.

(Update) Harlan woman injured in motorcycle accident

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July 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

In  a follow-up to our story over the weekend, sheriff’s officials in Shelby County report one person was injured during a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning, about three and one-half miles east of Earling. Deputy Glenn Birks with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office told KJAN News two motorcycles were traveling north on Highway 59 at around 9:20-a.m. One of the cycles, driven by 48-year old Denise Barnes, of Harlan, went out of control about 2.5-miles north of Highway 37.

Barnes told authorities she heard a rattle or some sort of noise under her 2007 Harley Davidson. The cycle then locked-up the rear brakes, sending the bike into a skid. Barnes tried to maintain control, but the cycle ended-up on its side, sliding down the highway. Barnes, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered incapacitating injuries and was transported by Earling Rescue to Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan.

The woman said later, that the last thing she remembers was that the motorcycle had started to shake. The cycle sustained $10,000 damage. No citations were issued.  Assisting sheriffs deputies at the scene, were rescue crews from Westphalia 1st Responders, Earling Rescue, Medivac, and the Iowa State Patrol.(9-a.m. News)

Mills County arrest report

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July 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Mills County report three people were arrested over the weekend. On Sunday, 25-year old Blaine Alexander Coffey, of Lincoln, NE, was arrested on an OWI/3rd offense charge. Bond was set at $5,000. On Saturday, 53-year old Richard James Garner, of Pacific Junction, was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault. Garner was being held without bond in the Mills County Jail. And on Friday, 20-year old Zane Christian Carter, of Thurman, was arrested for Driving While Revoked. Bond was set at $1,000.

Authorities in Mills County report also, no one was injured during an accident Thursday, northeast of Mineola. Officials say Kyle Smith of Silver City, was driving a 1999 GMC southbound on 287th Street south of Applewood Road at around 2:21-a.m., when his car went out of control and rolled into a ditch. Smith exited the vehicle and left the scene on Foot.

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8:00 A.M………………………………………Beef Show
9:30 A.M……………………..……………….Best of Iowa
10:00 A.M………………………………………..Commercial Exhibits Open
11:00 A.M……………………………………..Watermelon Feed
12:30 P.M…………………………………….Dairy/Dairy Goat Show
1:00 P.M………………………….…………..Meat Goat Show
2:00 P.M………………………………………Skid Loader Rodeo
4:00 P.M………………………………..…….Style Show/Building Awards
6:00 P.M………………………….……………Parade of Champions
7:00P.M……..………………………………………..Grand Champ. Beef Selection
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8:00 P.M……………………………………….Skid Loader Rodeo Finals

National Politicians to visit Pott. County

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July 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Three nationally known politicians will visit Pottawattamie County in the next few weeks to promote Republican Party candidates in this November’s general election. The Omaha World-Herald reports on Wednesday (July 30th), Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will visit the Pottawattamie County Republican Party’s headquarters at 231 S. Main St. in Council Bluffs with doors opening at 9:45 a.m. Speakers start at 10:30. Communications Director Mary Jones urges people to reserve a spot by calling (515) 421-4576 (or email her at marykat47@hotmail.com).

On Monday, August 4th, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will visit the headquarters to kick off a three-day statewide tour. Besides Council Bluffs, Paul will hold similar functions in Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Urbandale. Several congressional and statewide candidates will accompany Paul on his tour.

On Tuesday, August 12th, Texas Gov. Rick Perry will headline the Pottawattamie County Republican Party’s annual August Dinner and Fundraiser at the Treynor Community Center in Treynor. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Perry will be joined by 3rd District Congressional candidate David Young and Iowa Treasurer candidate Sam Clovis, along with other state, county, and local candidates and dignitaries. (For ticket information on that dinner, call Communications Director Mary Jones at (402) 968-0822, or email pottawattamie.gop@gmail.com.)

 

Iowan among musicians to play benefit show for tornado-ravaged Pilger, NE

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July 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Several musicians with ties to Pilger, Nebraska have organized a benefit show for the tiny town that was struck by two EF4 tornadoes last month. Clint Meyer, an associate professor of biology at Simpson College in Indianola (Iowa), grew up in Pilger. He saw the pictures and videos of the damage done on June 16 and went back to his hometown a couple days later to volunteer with cleanup efforts.

“To be there and notice the scale and the depth of it all, it wasn’t just the row of houses you see in the picture – but the row behind it and the row behind that, several blocks completely destroyed” Meyer said. “There was no way to get a sense of that with just the pictures, so it was a pretty shocking experience to see it.” Two people, including a five-year-old girl, were killed, and 16 more were critically injured. Over half of the buildings and homes in Pilger were destroyed or severely damaged.

“It will never be the same as it was, of course, but the hope is that there will still be a town there that can start finding whatever that new normal is,” Meyer said. “I think the hope is to try and raise awareness that even though the volunteers are gone, there is still a need there.” Meyer plays guitar and sings in the central Iowa based band Monday Mourners. He wrote a song about Pilger, titled “(The Town) Too Tough To Die,” which he plans to premiere at the benefit concert.

Monday Mourners and three bands from Omaha will play the benefit show for the town of Pilger this Wednesday (July 30) at The Waiting Room in Omaha. The show will start at 8 p.m. and there’s a cover charge of $8.

View aerial footage of the damage in Pilger (from the NE State Patrol) at the link below:

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vs3EdtV-kwg

(Radio Iowa)