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Missouri River to return to normal flow in Oct.

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September 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers predicts the Missouri River will return to normal levels in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri sometime in October, and put an end to flooding that began in June.

The Corps’ Jody Farhat said Tuesday the plan to gradually reduce the amount of water released into the river has been going well so far.

The Corps already cut the amount released from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota from 160,000 to 90,000 cubic feet per second. Officials will wait until Sept. 16 to resume reductions, so there’s time to check levees and make sure they’re stable.

The Corps estimates that 37.5 million acre feet of water flowed down the Missouri River from May to August. That’s significantly more than the normal runoff of 24.8 million acre feet.

Atlantic City Council to receive street improvement report

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September 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic City Council will receive a progress report during their meeting Wednesday evening at City Hall, on the 2011 Street Improvement Projects. The report, which will be presented by Snyder and Associates Engineer Dave Sturm, will be followed by action on adopting a resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2011 Street Financial Report. The State of Iowa requires the City to submit the report as a precondition for receiving Road Use Tax Funds.

In other business, the council will act on a resolution terminating a purchase agreement between the City, and Atlantic resident Ed Leistad, for property located at 706 Walnut Street. Leistad has agreed to pay the City $1,000 to terminate the agreement. If approved, the Council will have to decide on whether to reinitiate the bidding process. Mayor Dave Jones, who was one of the original bidders on property, has expressed a renewed interest in purchasing it, but Councilman Kern Miller has indicated he would like to relocate the skate park, currently at Sunnyside park, to the site. City Administrator Doug Harris is expected to recommend the Council set September 21st, as the date for a public hearing on the disposition of the property.

The Atlantic City Council meeting begins at 5:30-p.m., Wednesday.

Cass/Adair County Supervisors meetings set for Wednesday

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September 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Cass and Adair County Boards of Supervisors are set to meet Wednesday, in Atlantic, and Greenfield. The Supervisors in Cass County are expected to act on approving or rejecting an amendment to the current group insurance program that would allow payroll deductions for voluntary term life insurance. The board is scheduled to recess at 10-a.m. for a hearing on the proposed Cass County Redistricting Commission’s Supervisor redistricting and precincting plans.

During the Adair County Board of Supervisors meeting in Greenfield, the board will hear from: Greenfield Chamber Director Ginny Kuihfus, with regard to courtyard use; Nancy Robinson, with the 5th Judicial District; Custodian Rich Wallace, with regard to reseeding of the north courtyard; and, Cass-Adair County Engineer Charles Marker, with regard to a petition for road rock.

Both meetings begin at 9-a.m.

OPPD pledges to improve Fort Calhoun nuke plant

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September 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Omaha Public Power District says it is already working to improve operations at its Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant. OPPD CEO Gary Gates says the utility is taking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s concerns seriously. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that Fort Calhoun will receive more oversight as a result of the regulatory violations found in the past couple years. Both OPPD and the NRC said the concerns at Fort Calhoun don’t represent a threat to public safety. A team of OPPD officials starting looking for ways to improve Fort Calhoun’s operations earlier this year. The utility said some of those changes have already been made, but some measures have been delayed while the plant was shut down this summer because of flooding.

Iowa DOT News – Atlantic office

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September 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Troy Jerman

The Iowa Department of Transportation District 4 Office in Atlantic is pleased to announce the appointment of Troy Jerman to District 4 Engineer.  Troy replaces John Selmer who took a position in the Central office in Ames.

Troy grew up in Anthon, Iowa graduating from Anthon-Oto Community School.  He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University.  He began his career with the Iowa Department of Transportation as a COOP student in the Sioux City RCE office in 1989 and then in the office of design in Ames.  Troy spent 3 years at the Cherokee RCE office from 1994-1997.  He then spent 6 years in the office of design in the consultant coordination section as the Field Exam Engineer from 1997-2003.  He then became a Senior Transportation Engineer in the office of Traffic and Safety and spent 7 years in that position from 2003-2010 until he was appointed the Assistant District Engineer and Interim District Engineer in District 5 which he has served for the past year.

Troy will officially begin on September 16th.

Two arrests Saturday, in Atlantic

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September 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green reports two people were arrested Saturday, on unrelated charges. 36-year old Julius Kieki, of Atlantic, was arrested for Driving While Revoked. And, 33-year old Nicholas Pelzer, of Atlantic, was arrested for 1st offense OWI.

Both men were brought to the Cass County Jail and held.

Cass County Courthouse to close for funeral Wednesday

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September 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman has announced the courthouse in Atlantic will be closed for two and one-half hours Wednesday, so that county employees may attend the funeral of Chuck Kinen. Kinen, who was serving his fourth term as a member of the Board of Supervisors, died Saturday, from pancreatic cancer.

Sunderman says all County offices at the Cass County Courthouse will be closed from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M., Wednesday.

NE woman hurt when her car hits bridge in Adams County

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September 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

One person was injured during a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon southwest of Corning. The Adams County Sheriff’s office reports 72-year old Karen Melton, of Omaha, NE., was transported to Mercy Hospital by Adams County Rescue, after the 2006 Buick she was driving eastbound on Highway 34, swerved to the left and hit a railroad bridge railing.

The car bounced off the railing on the opposite side of the bridge and then back to the left and struck the rail again, before coming to rest against the north bridge railing. The accident happened at around 1:25-p.m., Monday.

Officials say the vehicles’ drivers side airbag deployed upon impact.

Child dies in NW IA after being struck by lawn tractor

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September 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

RUTHVEN, Iowa (AP) – A 2 1/2- year-old boy has died after being hit by a riding lawn mower operated by his father on a farm near Ruthven in northwest Iowa. The accident happened Friday afternoon. Rescue crews discovered the child, Kenneth Henningsen, dead at the scene. His father Curtis Henningsen, was operating the mower. No other information was immediately available. The accident remains under investigation.

9AM Newscast 09-06-2011

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