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Red Oak Drug Arrest Monday


June 24th, 2014 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest of a Corning woman on Monday, June 23rd on drug charges.  At approximately 10:05pm the Adams County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23-year-old Storm Louise Armstrong of Corning on a valid Red Oak Police Department Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Armstrong was taken to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on $50,000 cash bond.

Dog bites jogger in Lenox


June 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Lenox report a dog bite in the community last Friday resulted in the animal being quarantined and may be put down because its vaccinations had expired and the tags were improper. Officials say a woman jogging  at around 7:30-a.m. Friday was bitten just above her ankle by a loose dog. The bite was severe enough to require the victim to undergo two-hours of emergency surgery.

The dog and its owners were identified. The animal was taken into custody and placed into quarantine. Authorities say that type of situation creates a number of problems for the dog owners. Citations will be issued, the dog will be destroyed and there will likely be civil responsibility.

Lenox Police remind residents to “Please make sure your dogs are in compliance and you DO NOT allow them to run loose.” Do not hesitate to contact the Police Department if you observe a dog at large. If officials catch the animal, it will be impounded. If the owner can be identified, the issue will be addressed.

Massena man arrested on drug charge Sunday


June 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports three recent arrests. Authorities say 45-year old Bradley Leo Ranney, of Massena, was arrested Sunday on a Sheriff’s Office warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance +5 grams (a Class-B Felony). Ranney was taken to the Cass County Jail and later released on $5000 bond.

Also  arrested on Sunday, was 55-year old Dennis Charles Bagshaw, of Massena. He was wanted on a district court warrant for Probation Violation. Bagshaw was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was being held on $3000 bond.

And on Friday, deputies in Cass County arrested 31-year old Amber Leigh Lind, of Atlantic,  on a charge of OWI 1st Offense. Lind was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was released the following day on her own recognizance.


Two Accidents, Two Arrests in Mills County


June 23rd, 2014 by Jim Field

Mills County deputies covered a pair of traffic accidents on Saturday.
Katelyn Manning of Glenwood was driving a 200 Kia southbound on I-29 Saturday evening and was exiting the interstate. While on the off ramp, Manning heard a noise and the vehicle started to drift toward a construction cone. Manning tried to correct the swerving, which caused her to lose control. The car went into the east ditch and hit a post, which cause the vehicle to spin. There were no reported injuries.

Also, Saturday afternoon, Kiersten Confer of Glenwood was driving a 2002 Chevy 2 miles north of Glenwood on 230th Street when she hit loose gravel on the shoulder of the roadway. Confer lost control of the car, causing it to go off the roadway to the right. The car then rolled over and came to a rest on its tires in the eastside road ditch. Confer was transported to Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs by Private vehicle.

Also, deputies arrested a pair of Nebraskans Friday. 23 year old Destiny Estalin Louise Graham of Omaha, NE was charged with  Interference with Official Acts.

27 year old Scott Douglas Adams of La Vista, NE was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and held on bond totaling $1,000.00.

Three Marines, including an Iowan, killed in Afghanistan


June 23rd, 2014 by Jim Field

An Iowan was among three Marines killed in Afghanistan late last week. The Department of Defense announced today that the three Marines died last Friday while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, located in southern Afghanistan. An Iowan, Lance Corporal Adam Wolff, was among those killed. The 25-year-old Wolff was from Cedar Rapids. The other Marines were from 34-year-old Staff Sgt. David Stewart of Stafford, Virginia; 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant of Peterborough, New Hampshire. All three Marines were assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion (Forward) in the 2nd Marine Division, a unit based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Details about exactly how the Marines died have not been released. Stewart most recently deployed to Afghanistan in April, while Garabrant and Wolff deployed in March.

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Driver arrested in Iowa after fatal Omaha crash


June 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The driver of a sport utility vehicle suspected of fleeing a fatal Omaha collision with a motorcycle has been arrested across the Missouri River in Iowa. Authorities say the accident occurred early Monday morning near Omaha’s 30th Street exit off Interstate 480. Officers suspect the SUV was going east in the westbound lanes when it struck the motorcycle. The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead later at Nebraska Medical Center.

The SUV driver was found later at a hotel near the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and taken into custody. The names of those involved haven’t been released.

Atlantic School Board to hold Work Session


June 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Community School District’s Board of Education will hold a work session Monday evening, at the High School. The 7:30-p.m. session takes place in the Media Center, and features action on: Approval of new hires; a tuckpointing bid for the Atlantic Middle School, and the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Audit, as presented by a representative from Nolte, Cornman & Johnson, P.C.

The Board will also work on the development of a next year’s evaluation of Superintendent Mike Amstein, followed by a closed session for an informal evaluation of Amstein’s performance.


Exira-EHK Super Board to meet Monday evening


June 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A meeting of the Exira-Elk Horn Kimballton combined “Super Board” of Education will be held Monday evening in the Family and Consumer Science Room at the High School in Elk Horn. During the 5:30-p.m. session, the Board will act on approving the resignation of the Middle School Secretary, and on contracts for the Business Teacher, Middle School-High School English, and Spanish Teacher’s positions.

The Board will also discuss Resolutions for all three Board (Exira, Elk Horn-Kimballton & the Super Board), followed by discussion and possible action on: The 1st reading of Board Polices 100-through 900; approval of Chrome Books for the Middle School; Approval of a contract for the School-based Interventionist Program; approval of a vehicle purchase; Salaries for Principals, and approval of an Administrative Services Agreement.

Central IA men injured in personal watercraft accident


June 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources said Sunday two men were injured Saturday evening when the personal water crafts (PWCs) they were operating on the Des Moines River hit an obstruction near the surface of the water. Injured was 42-year old Christian Whitney, of Rippey and 42-year old Kevin Davis, of Johnston. Both were transported to Boone County Hospital with Davis later being transferred to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Whitney and Davis were operating separate PWCs at approximately 7 p.m. when the collision occurred near U.S. Highway 30 west of Boone. Both were wearing life jackets which likely saved their lives after being thrown into the river following the collision. A third PWC operator in the group, Alexander Goodburn, 30, of Ankeny, was not involved in the collision, but was arrested for boating while intoxicated and booked into the Boone County jail.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources was assisted at the scene by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the Boone Police Department. The DNR is investigating the incident including trying to determine what the obstruction was in the water that caused the collision.