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Where to caucus?

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January 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Not sure where to attend your caucus tonight? Go to one of these two websites…

For Republicans (GOP): http://iowagop.org/caucus/findmycaucus.php

For Democrats: http://thecaucuses.com/yourcaucus.php

For information on how the caucuses work, check out this Des Moines Register link

http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/how-to-caucus/

New Year’s Day OWI arrest in Audubon County

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January 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Audubon County report one person was arrested 30-minutes into the start of the new year, Sunday. 51-year old James Leroy Nicholl, Jr., of Audubon, was taken into custody at 12:30-a.m., on a charge of OWI/1st offense, following a traffic stop on Highway 71, near Hamlin. Nicholl Jr., was brought to the Audubon County Jail and later released after appearing before the magistrate.

No tax books coming out this year

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January 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The start of the New Year means it’s time to think about filing your taxes for 2011. You’ll have to seek out the forms if you want to file your state taxes the old fashioned way. The Iowa Department of Revenue will stop sending out paper tax booklets for the first time this year. Department spokesperson, Victoria Daniels, says you can still get the paper forms, but you’ll have to call their office or stop by. Daniels says it’s a cost-savings step and she says about 85-percent of individual filers already file electronically. Since this is the first year they are not sending out tax booklets, Daniels says the department is expanding its telephone and e-mail customer service hours during the month of January.

“Now is the time when those books would be coming out and…if they haven’t heard already, they are probably wondering when am I going to get my book in the mail, and they’re not, but there are still ways to get the forms in the mail if they want the paper forms,” Daniels says. The e-mail and telephone hours for January are 7:30 a-m until five p-m.

“We just encourage people if you have questions to call, that is why we are here. We don’t prepare returns for people be we certainly are available to answer questions by telephone or by e-mail,” Daniels said. There are walk-in hours at their offices in Des Moines Monday through Friday from eight a-m until 4:30 p-m. Or you can go to the departments website at: www.iowa.gov/tax.

(Dar Danielson/Radio Iowa)

Atlantic area schools receive play equipment

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January 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two Atlantic area schools have received some much needed play items from the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund.

Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund donations, pic.1 (Photos provided by Melanie Petty)

Melanie Petty, spokesperson for the fund says The Washington Elementary School and  Jack and Jill Preschool were presented with the equipment prior to the Christmas holiday.  Petty said “We love supporting the youth of our community and this was a fun thing to do.” She said also, they “Hope the items we purchased will bring hours of enjoyment to the children.”

Interstate 29 Southbound re-opened in Fremont County

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January 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

10:14-a.m. 1/2/2012 – The Iowa DOT reports all southbound lanes of I-29 southbound 5 miles north of Hamburg in Fremont County have re-opened, following an accident in that area earlier this morning. Additional details about the crash are currently not available.

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January 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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Santorum says he prayed for Rick Perry during debate

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January 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he prayed for a rival candidate during a recent debate. The former Pennsylvania senator says it happened several weeks after Texas Gov. Rick Perry pledged to eliminate three Cabinet departments but could only think of two. In the subsequent debate, Perry said President Barack Obama had three options when an American drone crashed in Iran. Santorum says he quickly bowed his head and prayed that Perry wouldn’t “do it again.” The Texas governor didn’t stumble, and Santorum says Perry then leaned over to him and said, “I was taking a risk with that third one.”  The two Ricks are among the candidates competing for evangelical support in Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses.

Red Oak man arrested for Domestic Abuse Sunday

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January 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was arrested Sunday afternoon on an assault charge, following an investigation into an incident which allegedly occurred in the 500 block of East Washington Avenue, in Red Oak. According to the Red Oak P-D, 41-year old Shane Michael Evans was charged with Domestic Abuse/Simple Assault. Evans was taken into custody at around 4:40-p.m. He was being held without bond Sunday, in the Montgomery County Jail.

Romney criticizes Santorum as career politician

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January 1st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney is criticizing rival Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum as a career politician and defending his own conservative credentials. Two days before the Iowa caucuses, Romney told reporters his background is “quite different” from Santorum because the former Pennsylvania senator “spent his career in government in Washington.”

At a stop Sunday in western Iowa, Romney also offered his record as governor of Massachusetts as evidence that he is as conservative as Santorum, who has risen quickly in the polls. Santorum has highlighted his socially conservative credentials as he has campaigned across Iowa. Romney still leads in the polls, but he has struggled to win over conservative evangelicals because of his changed position on abortion.