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Massena City Council to discuss funding for F.D. tanker truck replacement & street lights

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December 11th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The City Council in Massena will meet in a regular session Monday night. On their agenda at 7-p.m., is discussion and possible action with regard to: funding for a replacement Fire Department tanker truck; Approval of new street lights to be installed by Alliant Energy near Massena Livestock; Formal approval of bids for snow removal on downtown city properties and the city park; discussion and potential action on a new sewer improvement design contract, and an agreement between Railroad Management, L.L.C, and the City of Massena.

Audubon City Council to meet Monday evening

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December 11th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The City Council in Audubon is set to hold their regular meeting Monday night. On their agenda, is: Katie Jo Walters, who will discuss New Opportunities; Diane McGrain, with an audit report; Barb Jacobsen will provide an update on the Blue Zone Project, and, there’ll be  discussion with regard to compensation practices. The meeting begins at 7-p.m., in the Audubon City Hall.

Wreaths laid at graves of Neb., Iowa veterans

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December 11th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Hundreds of wreaths are marking the graves of Nebraska and Iowa veterans as part of a nationwide memorial effort. More than 500 wreath-laying ceremonies were held Saturday – Wreaths Across America Day – to honor both living and dead veterans. Seventeen ceremonies were held at Nebraska cemeteries or veterans’ memorials. In Lincoln, more than 100 volunteers helped lay 645 wreaths at Wyuka Cemetery. Some 170 others were laid at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell.

A ceremony at the Iowa Veterans Ceremony near Van Meter was among six held in that state. Seven ceremonial wreaths were laid on memorials for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and POW/MIA. In Johnson County, some 75 volunteers laid 1,155 wreaths on veterans’ graves.

Illinois man injured in western Iowa hunting accident

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December 11th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

MOORHEAD, Iowa (AP) — An Illinois man has suffered injuries to his lips and teeth in a hunting accident in Monona County. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 30-year-old Seth Johnson, of Plainfield, Ill., was hunting Sunday afternoon near Moorhead with a group of about 10 others when he was hit by a slug fired by another in his party. The slug travelled 167 yards and passed between his lips, injuring them and some of his teeth.

Conservation Officer Gary Sisco says the hunters were firing at a running deer when the accident happened. He says Johnson was lucky because the slug could have easily hit him in the face or neck. Johnson is being treated at an Onawa hospital for injuries not believed to be life threatening.

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DVD sales raising money for trips to DC memorial

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December 10th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A documentary about Iowa veterans of World War II and the recent visits of many to Washington to visit the National World War II Memorial is on sale to raise money to pay for more such trips. The 43-minute documentary, called “None Less Than Heroes – The Honor Flight Story,” was commissioned by the Central and Western Iowa Honor Flight Fund and sponsored by several Iowa-based businesses and individuals. The cost is $9.95, and all money raised will pay for veterans to travel to Washington. The film includes interviews with Iowa veterans, video of their trips to the memorial and Arlington National Cemetery and war footage from the National Archive.

A DVD of the documentary is available at Casey’s General Stores, Hy-Vee markets and online at http://www.honorflightfilm.org .

Criminal Mischief Arrest in Montgomery County

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December 10th, 2011 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29-year-old Bill Joe Gillespie of Red Oak at approximately 4:50pm Friday (12/9) night in Red Oak.  He was arrested on a warrant for criminal mischief in the 4th degree and was also charged with harassment.  Gillispie was being held on $2,000 cash bond.

Rick Perry Bus Tour to make its way through western IA in the coming weeks

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December 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Texas Governor and Presidential candidate Rick Perry will be winding his way across Iowa during a bus tour in the coming weeks. According to Perry’s campaign, the presidential hopeful will begin his tour Wednesday, Dec. 14th, with stops in Council Bluffs, Harlan, and Denison. Perry will be back in Council Bluffs December 27th, the same day he has stops planned in Clarinda, and Creston. Additional details on the times and places for his stops will be announced next week. Perry was in Atlantic September 16th, when he spoke with a group of employees at the Coca-Cola bottling plant. Atlantic is not included on his latest bus tour through Iowa.

Council Bluffs considers buying flooded land

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December 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs is considering buying some property that was flooded by the Missouri River over the summer. The City Council on Monday will vote on the initial process of getting federal funds to buy the properties in two areas near the river. Building inspector Steve Carmichael says there are over 45 homes and other structures that are damaged beyond repair and they need to be demolished. He says they’re in a floodway, not protected by a levee. The city is working on a grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for buyouts. Local governments must provide 15 percent of the amount requested.

Kansas teen injured in I-29 crash, Friday in Mills County

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December 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A teenager from Overland Park, Kansas was injured this (Friday) morning, when the van he was a passenger in rolled over off of Interstate 29 in Mills County. The Iowa State Patrol says 16-year old Troy Burgett was transported by Glenwood Rescue to Jenny Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, following the crash which occurred at around 8:45-a.m.   Trooper says he was wearing a seatbelt.

Officials say a 2009 Ford van driven by 27-year old Kefentse Mandisa, also of Overland Park, was traveling north on I-29 about 6-miles south of Glenwood, when the van went out of control on the icy roadway. The vehicle slid into the median, rolled over, and came to rest on the driver’s side. Mandisa was not injured in the crash.