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Rollover Accident NW of Atlantic Monday Morning Injures Woman


July 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A local woman was hurt in a rollover accident northwest of Atlantic this (Monday) morning, on Highway 83.

Accident scene NW of Atlantic, Monday (Ric Hanson photo)

54 year old Jayne Marie Knight, of Atlantic, was taken to the Cass County Hospital by private vehicle for treatment.

The accident happened about eight-tenths of a mile north of the Atlantic City limits at around 6:15-a.m.  Knight was northbound and lost control of her 2005 Nissan Altima, which rolled into the north ditch near a tree line and corn field.

(Ric Hanson photo)

Cass County Sheriff’s officials estimate the damage to the car at 11-thousand dollars.


Villisca Man Arrested on Domestic Abuse Charge


July 9th, 2012 by Jim Field

A Villisca man was arrested Sunday night on a charge of aggravated domestic abuse assault while displaying a weapon.  Anthony Duane Pond was taken by Montgomery County deputies to the jail in Red Oak where he is held on two thousand dollars cash bond.  Law enforcement officials say the victim in the assault was not inured.

Lenox Police break-up a fight, arrest TX man on warrant after being pepper-sprayed


July 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Lenox Police Department reports a Texas man, wanted on a U-S Marshal’s warrant for a parole violation, was arrested Sunday morning after a confrontation with police.

Gilberto Pantoja (photo courtesy Jon Huggins/ Lenox P-D)

Officials say 23-year old Gilberto Pantoja, of Harlingen, TX, was wanted in Texas for violating his parole, on an original charge of discharging a firearm at a police officer. He was also wanted in Taylor County, for assault on a police officer. On Monday (July 9th), an additional charge of Causing Injury While Interfering with Officials Acts, was also filed.

Pantoja was arrested at around 4:30-a.m., Sunday, after Lenox Police were called to a reported fight in the 200 block of West Michigan Street. When officers attempted to arrest Pantoja, he allegedly resisted. Officers used pepper spray to control the man and him into custody.

Pantoja was transported to the Taylor County Jail where he was being held on the warrants and additional charge, Monday. Additional charges are pending as a result of the incident. One Lenox police officer suffered minor injuries during the incident. He was treated at the Corning hospital, and released.

Family plans funeral for Iowa soldier


July 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

EMERSON, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa soldier who was killed in Afghanistan last month will be remembered at a funeral next weekend.

Sgt. James Skalberg

The funeral for 25-year-old Army Sgt. James Skalberg will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Red Oak on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Skalberg was one of two soldiers killed on June 27 when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. The soldier killed was 24-year-old 1st Lt. Stephen Prasnicki, of Lexington, Va.

Skalberg graduated from Nishna Valley High School in 2005 and attended Peru State College in Peru, Neb. He joined the Army in 2007. Skalberg’s wife and son live in Red Oak.

Public hearing Monday evening in Massena


July 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A public hearing with regard to the disposal of Centennial Park property will take place in Massena, Monday evening. The hearing, at 6:45-p.m. in the Massena City Hall, will preceed at normal Council session, which begins at 7-p.m.

During the regular session, the Council will act on approving a Resolution detailing the terms for disposal of the Centennial Park property, followed by the setting of a date for a public hearing on the sale of the property, and the setting of a date for a special meeting on the sale of the property.

The Massena City Council will also discuss an Illegal Dumping Ordinance, and other, regular matters.

Audubon City Council meeting preview


July 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon City Council will hold its regular meeting Monday (July 9th), beginning at 7-p.m. During their session at the Audubon City Hall, the Council will hear and possibly act on a request from the Chamber of Commerce, for street closing, tables, the parade route, and other matters pertaining to the T-Bone Festival, which takes place August 4th. The Council will also discuss sewer rates and raises, and, they’ll hear from the Audubon County Extension, with regard to the Wellness Walk.

Fly Iowa in Atlantic Facebook page released


July 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the Atlantic Fly Iowa marketing committee has released a Facebook event page on AtlanticIowa.com with details regarding the September 15th Heritage & Homecoming Atlantic Fly Iowa Air Show. According to Fly Iowa Chair Garry Pellett, the performers at the Air Show will be “phenomenal,” and the Committee needed a way to share information with the public prior to the event, to help drum-up excitement, and preview the types of acts the public can expect to see. 

The website can be found at AtlanticIowa.com in cooperation with the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce information, under the Visiting Atlantic section. There is a special place for the Atlantic Municipal Airport information where the Fly Iowa details have been added. Pellett says four or five P-51 Mustangs will be at the Air Show. The aircraft are well known for their performance, and helping turn the tide in favor of the Allies, during World War II. Pictures of the Mustangs are available on the Facebook event Page for Fly Iowa as well as details that are being released weekly on the other performers also. Pellett says there will also be a comic aerobatic pilot and some unique, static display items. 

Find the page online at AtlanticIowa.com. For more information regarding Fly Iowa call 712.243.3017 or email chamber@atlanticiowa.com.

Officials say heat contributed to Iowa man’s death


July 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The extreme heat appears to have contributed to the death of an Iowa man shortly after an Omaha car accident last month. 48-year-old Paul Tamayo, of Council Bluffs, had a core body temperature of 110 degrees when he died on June 27th.  Douglas County, NE, officials have ruled that Tamayo’s high body heat was likely the cause of his death, but the ruling won’t be final until toxicology tests are completed.
Tamayo, who worked as a roofer, crashed his car into a dirt mound in an Omaha construction zone. Then police found him collapsed about a half-mile away from the vehicle. The National Weather Service says the temperature was 101 about the time of the accident.

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Fatal Single Vehicle Accident Near Clarinda Friday Night


July 7th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Page County Deputies responded to a single vehicle rollover accident approximately 2 miles west of Clarinda at 4:52pm on Friday (7/6/12) night.  64-year-old Steven Earl Cozad of Clarinda was ejected from the 2007 Pontiac G6 he was driving and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Cozad was traveling westbound on Highway 2 and had left the roadway to the right, then back across traffic to the left side causing the vehicle to rollover and eject Cozad.  The Page County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Clarinda EMS and the Clarinda Fire Department.