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Man arrested for sexual abuse of two-month-old child

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February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A southern Iowa man is accused of sexually assaulting an infant. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, deputies took a report about a two-month-old child being sexually assaulted on February 4th. The girl was taken to a local hospital by the mother and later transported to Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.

Monroe County Sheriff Daniel Johnson said the girl is recovering. Deputies have arrested 30-year-old Justin Stickrod on charges of felony child endangerment and sexual abuse. Stickrod was being held in the Monroe County Jail on a $68,000 bond. According to Sheriff Johnson, Stickrod has only a minor arrest record and doesn’t have a prior history of sexual abuse arrests.

Justin Stickrod

Justin Stickrod

Albia Police are assisting with the investigation.

(Radio Iowa)

Mills County Sheriff’s report (2/16/16)

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February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Department reports one person was arrested on a drug charge, Monday. 29-year old Lovelle Joseph Ward, of Red Oak, was arrested at around 11:50-p.m. near Highway 34 and 360th Street, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His bond was set at $300.

And, the Glenwood Police Department reports the arrest last Friday, of 49-year old Sherry Harvey, from Glenwood. Harvey was taken into custody on a Mills County warrant for Theft in the 5th degree. She was also arrested that same day for possession of drug paraphernalia. Authorities said also, 23-year old Fred Oburur, of Omaha, was arrested Sunday, for OWI 3rd Offense.

Additional details released on I-80 drug bust in Cass County

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February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on an Interstate 80 traffic stop that resulted in an arrest and 14-pounds of marijuana being seized.

Kyle Krueger (Cass Co. S/O) booking photo

Kyle Krueger (Cass Co. S/O) booking photo

According to the report, on Sunday, Feb. 14th, Deputy Tyler Shiels stopped a vehicle driven by 23-year old Kyle James Kruger, of Ottawa, at the 56 mile marker on I-80 eastbound.

Tyler Shiels w/his K9 partner and the drugs seized. (photo courtesy the Cass Co. S/0)

Tyler Shiels w/his K9 partner and the drugs seized. (photo courtesy the Cass Co. S/0)

During the stop approximately 14 pounds of marijuana was found inside the front fender well of the vehicle. Krueger was arrested on felony charges that include a Controlled Substance Violation and Drug Tax Stamp Violation. He was transported to the Cass County Jail where he was released Monday on $5,000 bond.

Two other arrests took place Sunday, in Cass County. The Sheriff’s Office says 18-year old Seth Alan Nelson, of Atlantic, was arrested on a charge of Eluding. Nelson was also cited for Failure to Maintain Reasonable Speed, Reckless Driving, and he received three citations for Failure to Obey a Stop Sign. He was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $2,000 bond.

And, 25-year old Timothy Alan Brown, of Atlantic, was arrested Sunday on a charge of Driving While Suspended. Brown was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was also charged by the Atlantic Police Department with three Aggravated Misdemeanors. Brown remains held at the Cass County Jail on $6,300 bond.

Elk Horn man arrested on alcohol-related charges

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February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office reports a traffic stop in Kimballton Monday night resulted in an arrest. 21-year old Dylan Michael Jager, of Elk Horn, faces charges that include OWI, Careless Driving, and Speeding. Jager was taken into custody at around 9-p.m. Monday and brought to the Audubon County Jail. He was later released after appearing before a magistrate. A preliminary hearing in Jager’s case was set for March 7th.

Sac County man wanted for attempted murder: May be in the Carroll, Glidden or Humboldt areas

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February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Sac County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted in connection with an allegedly intentional hit-and-run incident. Jeremy Allen Werneburg is wanted in Sac County for attempted murder. The charge steams from an incident on February 14, 2016 where Werneburg is alleged to have hit a Glidden man on purpose with his car.

Jeremy Werneburg

Jeremy Werneburg

Werneburg has connections in Humbolt, Carroll and the Ida Grove area. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Werneburg is asked to call 911 or the Sac County Sheriff’s Office at 712-662-7127. Werneburg should NOT be approched by the public.

Food, Family and Fun Class Start Date Changes, Registration Still Open

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February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Due to snow days, and related scheduling changes with Atlantic schools, the Food, Family and Fun cooking class will be moving it’s start date back a week. The first Atlantic class will now take place on Tuesday, February 23rd, from 6-8 PM. Spaces are still available, and organizers encourage anyone interested in cooking healthy, family-friendly meals on a budget to get registered!

Food, Family and Fun is a five session course, held once a month, where families will come together to have a little fun while learning how to cook and eat good food! Cass County ISU Extension and Boost 4 Families are excited to offer this program in Cass County. The program will utilize the Family and Consumer Science classrooms at the high school so participants can get hands-on practice in a kitchen environment. Open to any family interested in improving their skills in family meal-planning and preparation, this program is geared towards families with children aged 5-18.

At each monthly session, families will get together with class leaders to prepare healthy meals through hands-on cooking experience. Families will make TWO meals at each session- one to enjoy during the class, and a second meal to take home and freeze or eat later in the week. Families will also participate in activities on communication, teamwork, meal-planning, and health and nutrition.

A small fee of $10 per session applies for the first 4 sessions, and the final session is free! Scholarships for the full $40 are also available to ensure anyone can participate. For a family of 5 this costs less than $1 per meal! In addition, families completing at least 4 of the 5 classes will receive a kitchen “supply kit” full of kitchen essentials to put those new skills to use at home. To allow planning for food and materials, registrations are requested by Monday, February 22nd.

To register, or for more information on class content, dates, etc.- find a brochure and registration form on the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass, call the Cass County Extension office at 712-243-1132 or email xcass@iastate.edu.

Audubon School Board approves change in School Calendar

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February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon Community School District’s Board of Education met Monday night at the High School. Superintendent Brett Gibbs told KJAN News the Board approved the Fiscal Year 2017 School Calendar, which has some changes from the way the semesters are run. Gibbs says the district will utilize a “Balanced Semester” next year, which means the first semester will end after the Christmas break instead of beforehand. Classes will resume afterward and wrap the semester most likely the first Friday afterward.

The 2016-17 School Year will begin August 23rd. Gibbs said also, because they’ve missed 5 days so far due to the weather, the current school year will end on June 2nd for students (except graduating Seniors – there is no change in the date for graduation), with the teachers’ last day being June 3rd.

In other business, the Audubon School Board received the Audubon Education Association’s initial bargaining proposal. The Association requested a 6-percent total package increase. The Board will come back and meet with the Association again within 10-days, to present its initial proposal.

After that, action depends on what the State Legislators do as far as State Aid is concerned. In other business, the Audubon School Board approved a quote from MUSCO lighting for the Softball Field lighting project. The project will come in at $57,000, which was about $20,000 less than expected. The Board he says, was happy with that.

The next step is getting a company lined-up to replace the fencing, and for some infield work to be done. Those projects aren’t expected to start until after this spring’s season games have wrapped-up, probably in July or August at the earliest. The project will be paid for using the District’s PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment Levy).

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 2/16/2016

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February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 2/16/2016

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February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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KC, MO man arrested on drug charges Tue. morning near Stanton

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February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A man from Kansas City, MO., was arrested early this (Tuesday) morning on drug charges, south of Stanton. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year old Mathew Curtis Leo Dinneen was arrested in the 2300 block of Avenue O, at around 6-a.m.  He faces charges that include Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Dinneen was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 bond.