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Vehicle strikes Neola Post Office


June 27th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Pottawattamie County say the Post Office in Neola sustained $10,000 damage Thursday, when an elderly woman attempting to park her vehicle stepped on the gas pedal by mistake, instead of the brake.  87-year-old Shirley Kenealy, of Neola, was not seriously hurt when her vehicle jumped over the curb and hit the corner of the building.

She was treated at the scene for complaints of pain, but did not request transport to the hospital. Damage to her vehicle was estimated at $5,000.

Red Oak Police Department Reports Arrest Friday Evening


June 27th, 2015 by admin

On Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 7:45p.m. officers of the Red Oak Police Department arrested 41 year old of Alan Foster of Red Oak for driving suspended. Foster was transported to the Montgomery County jail and held on a $300 bond.

Friday Morning Multiple Vehicle Accident South of Atlantic


June 26th, 2015 by Chris Parks

On Friday morning at approximately 7:30-a.m. the Cass County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 630th Street & Oxford Road, south of Atlantic for a multiple vehicle accident. Upon arrival it was determined that there were two vehicles involved with five injured parties. All of the parties were transported to Cass County Memorial Hospital for treatment. Two of the injured were later air lifted to CHI Creighton University Medical Center with critical injuries. The three others transported to the hospital were treated and released. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Atlantic Police Department and the Department of Transportation Road Maintenance Staff. The injured were treated by area Fire and Rescue Departments from Cumberland, Massena, Lewis and Atlantic Medivac. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Iowa State expanding stadium to 61,000

News, Sports

June 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State is in the final stages of a major renovation to the south end zone at Jack Trice Stadium, highlighting a $60 million expansion that’s set to be completed in late August.

It’s arguably the most ambitious renovation in the 40-year life of the stadium, which will soon be the third-largest in the Big 12 with a capacity of 61,000. Iowa State opens the season Sept. 5 when it hosts Northern Iowa behind what should be the biggest crowd in school history.


Iowa hog inventory of 21 million is second largest on record

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The latest report on the status of the Iowa hog industry shows the state with 21 million hogs on Iowa farms as of June 1. That’s the second highest number ever since records began in 1870. The highest figure was December 2014 when the state had 21.3 million hogs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which released the report Friday, says the latest figure is a 10 percent increase over the inventory of a year ago.

Iowa is the nation’s leading pork producer by far. The figures show Minnesota is second with just over 8 million hogs and North Carolina is right at 8 million. Illinois had 4.6 million, Nebraska 3.2 million and Missouri 2.9 million. The national inventory is 66.9 million head.


Red Oak man arrested Fri. on Criminal Mischief charge


June 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An investigation into an incident at the Montgomery County Jail that took place Monday (June 22nd), has resulted in additional charges for a Red Oak man. 23-year old Justine Lewis Marsden, who was being held on felony drug charges, was also charged today with Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree. Marsden is alleged to have caused $1,350 damage to the jail while in custody. He remains held on an additional $5,000 bond.

Page County Sheriff releases details on a Wed. night accident


June 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office today (Friday), released details about a single-vehicle personal-injury accident that happened late Wednesday evening. Sheriff Lyle Palmer says 20-year old Delannie Helene Miner, of rural Essex, was driving a 2001 Chevy Silverado pickup northbound on Highway 59 at around 8:20-p.m., when she swerved to miss a deer in the road. Miner lost control of the pickup, causing it to enter the north ditch and roll over, coming to rest on its top, on the north side of the curve. The woman and only occupant of the vehicle, was transported to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital by Essex Fire and Rescue for treatment of possible, unknown injuries.

Red Oak man arrested for probation violation


June 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest Thursday evening of a man wanted on a warrant for Violation of his probation. 41-year old Jeffrey Dean Etter, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 4:50-p.m. and held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond.

(Update) 5 injured, 2 critically in Cass County crash


June 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Five people, two adult females and three adult males, were injured during a head-on crash this (Friday) morning south of Atlantic. Cass County Chief Deputy Sheriff John Westring told KJAN News a vehicle traveling north on Highway 71 crossed the centerline and hit a southbound vehicle. The accident happened near the intersection with Oxford Road (Cass County Road G-43).

Three of the victims were traveling in one of the vehicles, while the other two were in the second vehicle. All five were transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, with two of the victims further transported by LifeNet Helicopter to Creighton University Hospital, in Omaha.

The accident, which happened at around 7:29-a.m., resulted in both lanes of Highway 71 being blocked for about 75-minutes. No names have been released at this time. Emergency personnel from Cumberland and Lewis Fire and Rescue, and Medivac Ambulance assisted the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

3 people arrested on drug charges outside the Creston Wal-Mart


June 26th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Three people, two women and a man were arrested this (Friday) morning on drug charges, in Creston. Authorities say 50-year old Robbie Allen Dohrn and 22-year old Brittony Lea Miller, both of Creston, along with 32-year old Heather Marie Davis, of Lenox, were taken into custody at around 5-a.m. at the Creston Wal-Mart Store.

Dohrn faces a Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge. He was being held in the Union County Jail on $300 bond. Davis was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Drug, Public Intoxication, and Interference with Officials Acts. Her bond was set at $2,000.

Miller was charged with Possession of Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Theft in the 5th Degree. Her bond was set at $1,000.