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2013 Montgomery County election results

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November 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Red Oak

Mayor – William H. Billings, Jr. 521*

City Council – At Large (1)

Fred Pilecki     197

Roger Waggener 336*

Rusty Williams 126

City Council – Ward 2 (1)

Jerry Dafffer 86

Bill Hauffle     90*

Red Oak LOST   511 yes   136 no (Local Option Sales Tax)

Elliott

Mayor – Michael Carson 67*

City Council (3)

Michelle R. Cockburn 50*

Nancy Jo Nelson 45*

Ken Potter 36

Jeff Smith 54*

Grant

Mayor

Andrea Holldorf  18

City Council (5)

Michael Bradley Amos 24

Jeffrey Brown 22

Michael A. Ford 19

Lyn Sliger 25

Nancy L. Taylor 24

Stanton

City Council (3)

Dan Allen 68*

Harold Clark 82*

Tysen Sederburg 65

Dan Shehan 88*

Villisca

Mayor

Larry E. Figgens 63

Marilyn Halda 172*

City Council (2)

Vince Abraham 41

Rex Galloway 68

Mark Heimbach 71

T.J. Leonard 112*

Richard Mullen 105*

Ed Ramsey 67

Coberg

Mayor

Cal Myers 9*

Jody R. Schooling 7

City Council (2)

Ellen Houser 8*

Sandra Gray 7*

Bill Hardy 4

Montgomery County Township Local Option Sales & Service Tax (LOST)

Yes 44*      No 7

City Election results – Local races (Part 2) – Final

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November 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

* denotes winner in contested races

Audubon County:

City of Audubon

City Council (elect 3)

Delyte A. Borkowski 220

Jason Hocker 322*

Teresa Murray 279*

Thomas R. Nielsen 280*

City of Gray

Mayor (no candidate filed)

(wi) William Cramer 2

(wi) Bryan Olsen 6*

City Council At Large (2)

Brandon D. Bruch 6*

Joan Cramer 6*

(wi) Marilyn Newell 1

City of Brayton

Mayor

Cally Christensen 9*

City Council At Large (2)

Greg Gust 9*

Shawn Kline 4*

City Council At Large (to fill a vacancy)

Tanya Marshall 10*

City of Kimballton

Mayor

Randy Poldberg 22*

City Council At Large (3)

Aaron Hoegh 22*

Jim McClain 23*

Tony Petersen 22*

City of Exira

Mayor

Brenda Bengard 48*

City Council At Large (2)

Dwight Jessen 50*

Jeff Jensen 18*

Peggy Toft 3

City Council At Large (to fill a vacancy)

Robert Sorensen 50*

Jeff Jensen 2

Charlie Asberry 1

Guthrie County:

City of Bagley

City Council (3)

Emily Chapman Olesen 21

Jamie Galivan 22*

Deanna Gibson 36*

Ruth Riley 29*

City of Bayard

City Council (3)

Dean Hopkins 32

Gary Allen Long 68*

Ben Sease 64*

Tom Wardyn 63*

City of Casey

City Council (2)

Marilyn Harden 54*

Dan Irlbeck 33

Robbi Sneller 48*

Guthrie Center

City Council (2)

Ruth Ann Newell 51

Randy Nickel 128*

Dennis Patrick 130*

City of Menlo

City Council (2)

Deanna Harwood 21

Larry Jacobsen 41*

Bob Sudbrock 9

Briana Wolfe 34*

Shelby County:

Harlan

City Council 3rd Ward

Mike Kolbe 62*

Corey Sorensen 30

Shelby

Mayor

Melvin Hursey 60*

Ronald Kroll 24

City Council (2)

Patricia Honeywell 56*

Karen E, Schluter 62*

Brad Blum 13

Westphalia

City Council (3)

Brian Arkfeld 17*

Julie Goetzinger 27*

Diane Hall 26*

Bill Holzer 10

Kirkman

Mayor

Ron Heese 19*

City Council (2)

Marvin Goans 29*

Clinton Kienast 4*

Portsmouth

Mayor (no candidate filed)

(wi) Bill Sondag 22*

City Council (3) (No candidates filed)

(wi) Craig Rau 9*

(wi) Tim Blum 20*

(wi)Donnie Kenkel 11*

(wi) Chuck Leinen 7

Tennant

City Council (2)

Dennis A. Oellrich 18*

Harold Peters 11*

Mark W. Tearney 10

Pottawattamie County

Carson

City Council (3)

Donnie Hendricks 96*

Adam Houser 73*

Ron Ransom 72

Andrew Taylor 25

James Taylor 24

Timothy Todd 161*

Macedonia

Mayor

Eileen C. Adickes 50*

Chris Marsh 10

City Council (2)

Michelle Faxon 8

Paul Faxon 12

Susan Goos 48*

Patty Tripp Stephens 10

Gary Wax 42*

Neola

Mayor

Scott Brooks 83*

Lon Ring 50

Walnut

City Council (3)

Dennis Hullinger 70*

Robert Kreeger 59*

Ray Rasmussen 50

Sue Shepherd 67*

Full Guthrie County Election results can be found at www.guthriecounty.org.

Pottawattamie County Election results are at http://www.pottcounty.com/departments/auditor/election-results/

 

2013 City Elections – Local Results (Final)

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November 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(I) = Incumbent (A) = Appointed    * denotes winner(s) in contested races (wi= write-in)

Atlantic

Mayor

Dave Jones (I)                          243*

Council At Large

Bob Cord                                 252*

2nd Ward Council

Kathy Somers (I)                      28*

5th Ward Council

Lori Stuart                                78

Park & Recreation Board (elect 2)

Charlene Beane                        234*

(wi) Erin McFadden                 57*

Sandra Landsness                     2

Anita

Council (elect 3)

Mark Harris                             27*

Dennis L. Zimmerman (I)          69*

(wi) Wade Jessen                     39*

(wi) Duane Murphy                  9

(wi) David Dennis                     9

(wi) Gerald Wessels                 3

Cumberland

Mayor

Nancy Virginia Coughlin           21*

(wi) Kim Bagshaw                    2

Council (elect 3)

Gary Cooper (I)                       20*

Douglas C. Neiner (A)  19*

(wi) Kathy Cullen                     2

(wi) Brad Penton                      2

(wi) Janet Erickson                   2

(wi) Mike Martin                      15*

Griswold

Council (elect 2)

Barry Moore                            28*

Jared Wyman (I)                      59*

(wi) Julie Adams                       6

(wi) Tom Shellberg                   5

(wi) Phil Rink                            4

Lewis

Council (elect 2)

Matt Klein (I)                           37*

Marilyn Mundorf (I)                  30*

Marne

Mayor

Randall Baxter (I)             35*

Council (elect 5

Alan Cranston (I)             34*

Randy L. Fischer              36*

Randy L. Henningsen (I) 38*

Lori Holste                         35*

Lanny H. Kite (I)             20

Angela Redler (I)            39*

Massena

Mayor

Linda Reineke (A)                    91*

Council (elect 2)

Jackson R. Bissell                     55*

Kevin McCunn             47

Robert McKnight (I)                 27

Doug Venteicher                       79*

Wiota

Mayor

J. Ford Lillard (I)                      25*

(wi) Jeff Schaaf                          2

Council (elect 3)

Kathryn A. Havens (I)              22*

Jeff Lillard                                16*

Lamar K. Spies                        14

Deanna Spry (I)                        28*

(wi) Steven Havens                   15

Adair County

City of Adair

Mayor

John M. Larsen                     152*

Dennis J. Weigel                    145

City Council (2)

Richard A. Hayes                  144

Rick Stanley                            130

Bridgewater

Mayor

(wi) Steve Frese                   17*

City Council (elect 2)

(wi) Dean Griffith                18*

(wi) Marlo Smith                 15*

(wi) Merrill Bower              2

City County to fill vacancy (elect 1)

(wi) Merrill Bower             16*

Fontanelle

Mayor

(wi) Nathan Jensen             13*

(wi) Scott Homan                 9

City Council (elect 2)

Rodney Dukes                        30

Ron Reed                                  54*

Jim Warrior                             72*

Greenfield

City Council (elect 3)

Kevin Hall                               103*

Debra Houghtaling              59*

John Selleck                           52*

Park Board (elect 2)

Robert Guikema                    117*

(wi) Willard Olesen              3*

City of Orient

City Council (elect 3)

Justin Boswell                   31*

Marvin D. McGinnis        15*

Loretta Umbonhower     33*

Mayor

Cecilia McGinnis                17*

City Council (3)

Justin Boswell                    31*

Marvin D. McGinis            15*

Loretta Umbonhower      33*

City of Stuart

Mayor

Dick Cook                             72*

City Council (elect 3)

Bryan Belden                     68*

Matt Funk                            55*

Neal Crawford                    60*

Adams County

City of Carbon

Mayor

Jerry M. Anderson          6

Edward E. Harlow             3

(wi) Dwight Sunderman  8*

City Council (elect 5)

Larry E. Johnson               20*

Cathryn M. Jones (I)        16*

Donna Rochau (I)               16*

Daryl Mageneson               10*

Jerry Anderson                 8*

City of Corning

Mayor

Timothy Paul Blaisure       46

Janet Scheilz Wood             97

Jilly Steele-Moralez            12

Courtney Turnis                   144*

City Council – Ward 2

Guy A. Brace (current Mayor – did not run for re-election)  70*

City Council – At Large

Dick Blazek (I)                      261*

City of Nodaway

Mayor

Patricia Shipley (I)            22*

City Council (elect 5)

Renee Boysen                     9

Hartford Cooper (I)          27*

Christine Dunn (I)             26*

Becky Poen (I)                     25*

Gary Poen (I)                       19*

Christine Wiechman (I)   23*

City of Prescott

Mayor

Jerry Loghry (I)                 32*

City Council (elect 3)

Robert Hinrichs                 34*

Billy Preston (I)                 23*

James Adam Ray              33*

City Council (to fill a vacancy)

Rusty Zimmerman           32*

Autopsy: Slain Atlantic boy had blunt head injuries

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November 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

LOGAN, Iowa (AP) — An autopsy shows a 5-year-old Atlantic boy’s death late last August was caused by blunt force head injuries and drowning. The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner released the autopsy of Dominic Elkins on Tuesday. His death has been ruled a homicide.

A foster family caring for Dominic found his body on Aug. 31st at the bottom of a rural Harrison County ravine. The boy had been living with the family for about two weeks. Cody Metzker-Madsen, a 17-year-old described by authorities as a member of the foster family, has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder in connection to Dominic’s death. Additional information has not been released.

Denison couple injured during a crash in Pott. Co., Tuesday

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November 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa State Patrol says a Denison couple was injured during a rollover accident Tuesday afternoon near Underwood, in Pottawattamie County. Officials say 56-year old Blanca and 54-year old Juan Pacas were traveling east during a moderate rain shower behind a semi on Interstate 80 in a 2001 Dodge Caravan, when Blanca attempted to transition from the right lane into the left, passing lane. As she did so, the driver a non-contact vehicle in the left lane honked their horn. Pacas swerved right and lost control of the van, which entered a ditch and rolled several times down a hill. The accident happened at around 1:20-p.m.

The couple were transported to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. Their injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

More info. released on Montgomery County train jumper

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November 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County have identified a woman from France as the person who jumped from an Amtrak train late Monday evening. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Stephanie Hatt of Savigny sur Orge, France was pronounced dead after being discovered lying along the north side of the railroad tracks in the vicinity of James and Broad Streets in Stanton.

Officials with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad officials reported the woman, who is believed to be a tourist who arrived in the U-S on October 31st, jumped off Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr at approximately 9:50 p.m., Monday. She was on her way from Chicago to Omaha when the incident occurred.

According to Sheriff Joe Sampson, Hatt became nervous to the point where the conductor had tried to calm her down and get her to sit still, but she bolted from her seat, ran down an aisle, open the door, and jumped from the train, which was traveling at 79 miles per hour. She died from blunt force trauma to the head.

While foul play has been ruled out, it’s still unclear why the woman jumped from the train. Toxicology reports are being conducted to determine if the woman was under the influence of drugs or medications. Red Oak Police, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Amtrak Police, the Iowa State Patrol and Stanton Rescue also assisted in the investigation.

Mills County arrest report

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November 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Mills County report the arrest of five individuals over the past few days. On Monday, 26-year old Scott Eugene Jacobson, of Council Bluffs, was arrested at the Mills County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant for violation of his probation, the bond for which was set at $3,000, and, he was held without bond, for being a Fugitive from Justice.

Arrested early Sunday in Mills County, was 40-year old Gary Edward White, Jr., of Silver City. White was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $4,300.

Three people were arrested Saturday in Mills County. 26-year old Eddie Valentine, of Omaha, NE, was arrested on an Assault charge. His bond was set at $2,000. 25-year old Seth Ryan Peters, of Glenwood, was arrested for Driving While Revoked. His bond was set at $1,000. And, 19-year old Kelsey Blake Poe, of Malvern, was arrested Saturday night at the Bluff View Motel, on Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Child Endangerment charges. Bond was set at $3,300.

Corning man arrested Monday in Cass County on drug/alcohol charges

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November 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on Monday (Nov. 4th), of 24-year old Cody Jacob Silence, from Corning. Silence was taken into custody on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, OWI 1st Offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was brought to the Cass County Jail and released Tuesday on his own recognizance.

Joy riding juveniles face charges after stolen car hit and run incident

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November 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Five juveniles face numerous charges in connection with a stolen vehicle hit-and-run incident over the weekend. Lenox Police say officers were notified on Sunday about a hit and run incident in the 100 block of Bedford Av. The driver of the vehicle reported it was parked about 10:30 PM Saturday (Nov. 2nd) and on their return to it Sunday morning, they found it had been severely damaged. Officers identified witnesses that stated the car had been stolen and taken on a joy ride by several juveniles following their attendance at an under age alcohol party in Lenox, Saturday night.

An investigation determined four separate juveniles operated the stolen car at different times. The vehicle was driven on gravel roads to Clearfield where it was operated recklessly. The vehicle sustained a variety of damages and is considered to be a total loss at this time.

Officials say their investigation has resulted in criminal charges being filed with the juvenile court officer. A 14-year old male was charged with operating without the owners consent, an aggravated misdemeanor, a 13-year old male was charged with theft in the 2nd degree, a class D felony and contributing to the delinquency of a minor by providing alcohol to a minor, a simple misdemeanor. A 15-year old male was charged with theft in the 2nd degree, a Class D felony. A 17-year old male was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor by providing alcohol to a minor. And a 17-year old male was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor by providing alcohol to a minor and theft in the second degree, a Class D felony.

All the individuals involved are Lenox Junior-Senior High School students. Additional traffic charges are pending against several individuals. All of the juveniles remain in the custody of their parents.

Adair County Supervisors to set hearing date for the vacating of a road

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November 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Board of Supervisors in Adair County are expected to act on the setting of a date for a hearing on the vacating of a road, Wednesday morning. The action will follow a report from County Engineer Nick Kauffman, and pertains to the vacating of Etna Avenue in Washington township IN 23. The Board will also act on accepting proposals for designs of RCB at Lincoln W 16 and Bridges at Walnut N7 and Jackson W3.

The meeting begins at 9-a.m., Wednesday.