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Assault and drug arrests in Audubon County

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September 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Audubon County report one person was arrested on drug charges early this (Friday) morning. 31-year old Spencer Reigh Lile, of Kimballton, was taken into custody at around 1-a.m., following a traffic stop in Hamlin. Lile was being held in the Audubon County Jail on $1,000 bond.

And, 31-year old Paul Timothy Wonser, of Kimballton, was arrested Thursday night on a charge of domestic abuse assault. His arrest followed an investigation into an incident which allegedly occurred at his residence in Kimballton. Wonser was being held in the Audubon County Jail.

Carroll County man sentenced to 5-years in jail on Meth charge

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September 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A judge in Guthrie County sentenced a Carroll County man to five-years in prison Monday, for his role in a methamphetamine manufacturing operation. According to the Guthrie Center Times, this past July, a jury found 40-year old Tony Richard Meyers, of Coon Rapids, guilty on a charge of Possession of lithium with the intent to use it in the manufacture of meth, but he was found not guilty on a related charge of conspiracy to manufacture meth. Judge Randy Hefner noted in his decision, that this will be Meyers’ second prison sentence for a drug-related crime.

In a separate jury trial held this past Spring, co-defendant, 21-year old Tylor Meyers, also of Coon Rapids, was found guilty on both possession and conspiracy charges. He received a suspended sentence and ordered to live in a residential correctional facility as part of the terms of his probation.

The charges were the result of an incident which occurred in January, 2010, where a man hiking on shoe shoes at the Whiterock Conservancy near Coon Rapids, stumbled across the Meyers’, who appeared to be in the process of manufacturing meth.

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September 23rd, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Minor accident reported near Atlantic High School

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September 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Rescue personnel were called to the scene of a minor personal injury accident this morning, at the entrance to the Atlantic High School. According to dispatch reports, a passenger in a vehicle suffered a bump to their head when they hit the windshield.

The accident happened at around 7:45-a.m. No other details are currently available.

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September 23rd, 2011 by Chris Parks

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More information released on crash that killed state trooper

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September 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Public Safety Thursday afternoon, released more information about Tuesday’s car crash that killed a State Trooper near Indianola. The information includes two 911 calls placed shortly after the crash at 4:40 p.m. One caller stated, “I just saw a cop go in the ditch and he went in it pretty fast.” Trooper Mark Toney died in the crash as his squad car rolled into a field and burst into flames. The 43-year-old Toney had just started his shift at 4:00 p.m. Witnesses said the car’s emergency lights were flashing when it left the highway, but investigators say there was no communication between State Radio and Trooper Toney indicating his actions just prior to or during the crash. The in-car camera retrieved from Toney’s vehicle did not contain audio or video pertaining to the crash. An autopsy was conducted Wednesday but results are still pending. A press release states the official cause of the crash is still undetermined. It marks the first death of an Iowa State Trooper in the line of duty in 21 years. Toney’s funeral is scheduled for Saturday in Ankeny.

Some Iowa Guard Soldiers face tough time finding a job after deployment

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September 23rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The three thousand Iowa National Guard soldiers who recently returned from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan aren’t facing a daily life-or-death mission any more– but many are facing the tough task of trying to find work as civilians when jobs are not plentiful. Becky Coady works with the Department of Defense agency know as the “Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.” She says finding a job was an issue for many soldiers before they left for active duty.”There were a significant number 730 of them stated that they were not employed prior to going on the deployment due to the recession,” Coady says.

One Iowa guard member — 22-year-old Joe Carr of Pleasant Hill — said he had only a temporary job when he was called up. “And that was pretty much all I could get, and I had that until I deployed,” Carr said. Temporary positions aren’t covered under the federal law protecting soldiers’ jobs while they are on active duty, so the army private is looking for work. He repaired drone aircraft in Iraq. He says he got back to Iowa on July 15th and says he has not had very much luck in finding a job. “At first I was trying not to be picky, but I feel my skills earn me a little bit, not a minimum wage job,” Carr says, “But its really hard in this economy to find anything.”

Sergeant Clay Chickering deployed with a Denison Iowa Guard unit, and was in the same boat. “I knew before I went on the deployment that when I came back I was going to be unemployed,” Chikering says. His manufacturing job got moved out of state while he was overseas. In Iraq he ran raids on houses suspected of harboring the Taliban. That kind of background makes some civilian jobs less appealing. “I don’t want to be sitting behind a desk doing a telemarketing job,” Chickering says, “It is kind of nerve-racking knowing that there’s a lot of people that are looking for work. Now that I’m off active duty I’m going to go ahead and file for unemployment.”

Iowa Workforce Development is trying to help the soldiers by taking its job search program directly to armories around the state.

(Radio Iowa)

Montgomery County Arrests

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September 22nd, 2011 by Doug Evans

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrests of two people Thursday on unrelated charges.

At about 11:45 AM Thursday, the sheriff’s office arrested 20-year-old Yvonna Inlay of Sioux City for possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on highway 34 near Stanton. Inlay was cited and released.

At about 1:00 PM Thursday, the sheriff’s office arrested 26-year-old Aaron Lucas Allen of Red Oak for breach of peace following an incident in the 300 block of Hilltop in Stanton. Allen was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and being held on $300 bond.

Two more people file for Cass County Supervisors seat

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September 22nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

With less than 24-hours before the deadline to file nomination papers for the Cass County District 2 seat on the Board of Supervisors, a total of five people have taken steps to have their names placed on the ballot for the November 8th Special Election. Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman said as of 5-p.m. Thursday,those nominated by petition include: Donald W. Lappe, Pat McCurdy, Jeff J. Richter, and Kathy Somers, all of Atlantic.

Each of those individuals, along with Gaylord Schelling, of Atlantic, who was nominated by Republican convention, will be on the ballot in November. Nomination papers to fill the seat on the Board of Supervisors, which was left vacant by the death of Chuck Kinen, must be filed by no later than 5-p.m. Friday, September 23rd.

Lt. Gov. Reynolds announces four town hall meetings in Western Iowa

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September 22nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds has announced that she will hold four town hall meetings in Western Iowa on Monday, September 26th,  and Wednesday, September 28th. The events, which are open to the public, will be held in Jefferson, Guthrie Center, Winterset, and Atlantic.

On September 26th, Reynolds will be: in Jefferson, 11:30-a.m., at the Greene County Community Center; in Guthrie Center at 1:30-p.m., in the Public Hearing Room at the Guthrie County Courthouse;  and, the  Lt. Governor along with Iowa Congressman Tom Lathamm will hold a town hall meeting in Madison County, beginning at 3-p.m., in the Winterset High School Auditorium.

On Wednesday, Reynolds will hold a Cass County town hall meeting beginning at 1-p.m., at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information please visit www.ltgovernor.iowa.gov.