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Assault and theft arrests reported in Mills County

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November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest this (Friday) morning, of a Pacific Junction man. 27-year old Bradley Duane Ott was arrested at around 7:15-a.m., on a warrant for Theft in the 2nd degree, Theft in the 2nd degree, and burglary in the 3rd degree. His bond was set at $15,000.

On Wednesday, October 30th, 18-year old Dylan Lee Conn, of Malvern. Conn was arrested in Mills County, on assault and drug paraphernalia charges. His bond was set at $1,300. That same day, 43-year old Mark Allen Mitchell, of Farragut, was arrested for Driving While Revoked. His bond was set at $1,000.

Santorum & others to appear in Atlantic, Carroll & Harlan Saturday, on behalf of Romney

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November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Republican Party Chairman David Wiederstein says former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum will be in Atlantic Saturday, campaigning on behalf Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Joining Santorum at the campaign rally, is Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. The event takes place at the Cass County Republican headquarters (319 Chestnut St., Atlantic) from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. The public is invited to attend.  Refreshments will be provided.

The Romney campaign also reports Santorum, Brownback and Bryant will also attend campaign events in Carroll, at the Santa Maria Winery (218 6th Street), from 2:30-3:20pm, and Harlan, at the Harlan Town Square (612 Court Street), from 6:30-7:20-p.m.

Pheasant Hunter Success on Opening Weekend tied to Location

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says hunter success in Iowa’s 2012 pheasant season opener followed what the roadside survey predicted. Officials say better bird numbers were found in northwest Iowa,  and few birds were seen in southern Iowa, but by and large, conservation officers found hunters were encouraged, but not satisfied, with their opening weekend hunt.

Mark Gulick, northwest Iowa district wildlife supervisor for the DNR, says “The general consensus is that the opener was good compared to the past few years. Pressure on public land was moderate to extremely high on Saturday and considerably lower on Sunday. Harvest was fair to good; many groups reported about one bird per person with several groups reporting limits, some by mid morning.” Success was not as good in southeast Iowa.

Rick Trine, central Iowa district wildlife supervisor for the DNR, says in central Iowa, more hunters were on public wildlife areas and most were pleased with the numbers of pheasants they saw over last year. Iowa’s pheasant season continues through Jan. 10, 2013.

Kimballton man arrested Thursday

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November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest Thursday afternoon, of a Kimballton man. 31-year old Ian Lee Leib was charged with Simple Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and Interference with Official Acts, following an investigation into an incident that occurred at Leib’s home in Kimballton. He was brought to the Audubon County Jail and held on $300 bond.

Theft and forgery arrests in Montgomery County

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November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two people from southwest Iowa were arrested this week on theft charges. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports at around 8:45-a.m. this (Friday) morning, 29-year old Kristin Rose Wiechman, of Corning, was arrested on a charge of 2nd degree theft. She was being held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on $5,000 bond.

And, a 16-year old female from Villisca was arrested Thursday evening, on 4th degree theft and forgery charges. The unidentified teen was being held in the Juvenile Detention Center, in Council Bluffs.

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November 2nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

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November 2nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

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Rotary raffle to help repair Santa’s Cabin in Atlantic

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November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Rotary Club is holding a raffle now through November 17th, to help fund repairs to “Santa’s Cabin,” in the Atlantic City Park at 6thand Poplar Streets.

Santa was in Atlantic this past week to inspect his cabin.

Contractors have indicated that if some of the logs at the base of the cabin aren’t replaced in the next year or two, the entire structure might be lost within the next 5 to 10 years.

Tickets for the raffle will be available until the 30th Annual Atlantic Rotary Club Auction on November 17th. They can be purchased at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce, First Whitney Bank, Great Western Bank, Nishna Valley Family YMCA and Meyer and Gross Real Estate. Tickets are $20 for one and $100 for six with the prizes being $1,000 cash for the first recipient drawn, $1,500 for second, $3,000 for the third.

The  Atlantic Holiday Grand Lighting will take place Nov. 15th.  A holiday musical performance by Haylee Glenn will begin the Lighting activities at 5:30 p.m. followed by the appearance of Santa and Ellie the Elf, who will ask for the audience’s holiday spirit to help them turn on the lights. Free carriage rides, hot cocoa and popcorn will also be available. Santa will be in his cabin for the first visits with area children after the lighting also.

3 arrested on drug charges in Red Oak

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November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Red Oak Police Department reports three people were taken into custody late Thursday night on drug-related charges. Authorities say 18-year-old Mason Philip Roach and 22-year-old Devin Alexander Davis, along with 17-year old Nikolus Brenton Schooling, all from Red Oak, were arrested in the 1400 block of North Broadway Street. Roach and Davis face Possession of Marijuana charges. Schooling was cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was later released into the custody of a parent, while Roach and Davis remain in custody on $1,000 bond each. The trio were arrested just before midnight, Thursday.

NW Iowa fish kill traced to Sioux Center pork processing plant

Ag/Outdoor, News

November 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Department of Natural Resources officials have found the likely source of a massive fish kill in northwest Iowa.

Floyd River fish kill Oct 2012

Ken Hessenius, with the DNR, says the discharge into the West Branch of the Floyd River south of Sioux Center was traced to a local business. “Sioux-Preme Packing Company is a hog kill packing plant and they have a wastewater system,” Hessenius said.

The reason for the discharge is still under review and it’s unclear if the company was aware it was happening. DNR staff were notified of the situation on Monday by a local resident who reported the stream looked “murky.” Elevated ammonia levels were discovered in the stream, along with dead fish. The fish kill is still being counted.

“The preliminary information is the kill will be in the thousands, not hundreds, as initially reported,” Hessenius said. The dead fish have been found at least nine miles downstream of the plant, according to the DNR. Hessenius said potential enforcement action and fines against Sioux-Preme Packing are under review.

(Radio Iowa)