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Cass County Board to act on VA Commissioner appointment

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors will meet Friday morning at the Courthouse in Atlantic. On the agenda for the 9-a.m. session, is action on: a Resolution to approve the appointment of a deputy county attorney to serve during the County Attorney’s absence or in case where there is a conflict of interest; Approving a fireworks display permit; Appointing a Veterans Affairs Commissioner to a 3-year term, effective July 1st; An update from Cass County Public Safety Commission Chair Steve Livengood, on the possible relocation of the communications center and a report on recent personnel changes at the Iowa Department of Public Safety; and, an end of fiscal year expense appropriation review and possible amendment.

The Board will also hear from Bob and Nella Seivert, new owners of the Medivac  Ambulance service.

9AM Newscast 06-28-2012

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June 28th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

Public Hearing Friday in Adair County over Indigent Burial Program

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A public hearing will be held Friday in Greenfield, with regard to Ordinance 3-B, which prescribed the Indigent Burial Program in Adair County, and Repealing the IBP prescribed in Ordinance 3-A, section 6-d. The hearing will take place at 9:30-a.m., during a hearing of the Adair County Board of Supervisors, which begins at 9-a.m.

Following he hearing, the Board will consider the 2nd and 3rd readings and act on a Resolution approving Ordinance 3-B. In other business: the Supervisors will hear from the VA Commissioner, with regard to Commissioner appointments; discuss the Courtyard Use Permit; Hear from the Adair County Auditor, with regard to an office closing for election training, bids for the computer server, and an update on the backup & Information Technology services.

The Supervisors will also: Hear from Sheriff Brad Newton, about a Civil Clerk’s position, and the Jailer/Dispatcher new hire & longevity increase; Receive a report from the County Conservation Board; and act on approving a snow plow truck purchase, Rock contract, the used of Farm-to-Market funds forf road rock, and other Secondary Roads Department matters.

7AM Newscast 06-28-2012

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June 28th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

Iowa DOT needs your input on interstate rest areas

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation says they will be conducting a rest area users’ opinion survey in June and July to assist in planning for future rest area needs. The same survey will be conducted in a variety of ways.

  • Anyone can take the survey online at http://www.IowaDOTRestAreaStudy.com/ beginning June 28 through July 16.
  • Rest area visitors to the Wilton, Osceola, Cedar Rapids, Onawa, Pacific Junction, Waukee, and Dows facilities will be asked to participate in the surveys during daytime hours June 28-30 and July 12-14.
  • Surveys will be send via email (if address is available) or regular mail to all of the state’s registered commercial motor carriers.
  • Printed surveys will be made available at all rest areas and weigh stations during the study period.

The survey has been designed to be completed in three to five minutes.

Omaha Salvation Army providing relief from heat

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Salvation Army will keep its doors around Omaha open for people in need of a break from extreme heat that has reached triple digits this week.  Four Salvation Army locations across the Omaha area are designated as community cooling stations, including the Council Bluffs Corps in Council Bluffs. The stations will be open through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the locations will open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.  Cold drinks will be provided, and the organization is seeking donations of bottled water.

Atlantic School Board hires Winterset Instructor

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Community School District’s Board of Education met Wednesday evening at the High School.

Jennifer Gaesser (Photo from Winterset School District website)

Superintendent Dr. Mike Amstein said the Board unanimously approved the hiring of Jennifer Gaesser, as the Vocal Music Teacher for the High School, as a replacement for Lucas Johnson, who has served with the District for the past 5-years. Gaesser comes to the District from Winterset, where she served for the past 7-years as the 7th and 8th grade Vocal Music Instructor. Superintendent Dr. Mike Amstein said Gaesser came highly recommended by Winterset Superintendent Mike Wells, who himself, is moving on to become Superintendent at the Cedar Rapids.

In other business, Amstein said the Board tentatively discussed setting their goals for the upcoming school year. He said the Board asked him to make some adjustments to the draft, with the final copy to be presented to them during their meeting in July.

Woman arrested for counterfeiting & other charges

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest late Wednesday night of 39-year-old Michelle Marie Neville, of Red Oak,  on Counterfeiting, forgery and possession of stolen property charges. Neville was brought to the Montgomery County jail, where she was being held on $5,000 bond.

Red Oak man faces child endangerment charge

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County report the arrest Wednesday evening, of a Red Oak man. 27-year-old Seth William Rogers was arrested on a Page County warrant charging him with child endangerment.  Authorities have not released any other details concerning the incident. Rogers was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and later released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Harlan Police Dept. Activity Report

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June 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department on Wednesday, released a culmulative report on arrests and incident investigations. Officials say on June 27th, 27-year old Trent Nielsen, of Avoca, was arrested for speeding, and on an OWI charge. On Tuesday, 35-year old Randall Price, Jr., of Harlan, was arrested on Public Intoxication, Possession of a Controlled Substance and 5th Degree Theft, charges. His arrest followed a report of a male subject riding a bicycle and drinking, who allegedly, nearly struck two children.

On Monday, Harlan Police arrested 18-year old Lacey Bird, of Harlan, on a charge of domestic  abuse assault, after officers were called to an altercation between Bird and her sister, at Birds’ residence. Last Sunday, 25-year old Thomas Voge, of Harlan, was arrested on an OWI charge, following a traffic stop. He was also cited for speeding, and having an improper rear lamp. And, last Saturday, three person were cited following an operation by the Harlan P-D, to ensure sellers of alcohol in the City, were properly identifying underage persons attempting to buy booze. Receiving citations for attempting to sell alcohol to persons under the legal age, was: 31-year old Kay Reetz, of Dunlap; 29-year old Melissa Waters, and 26-year old Jason Crouse, both of Harlan.

During the previous weekend, five people were charged with Possession of Alcohol by Persons Under the Legal Age, following a tip about a party where teenagers were drinking booze. Those receiving citations include: 16-year old Caleb Rihner, and 18-year old’s Austin Kesterson, Shawn Hansen all of Harlan; 18-year old Taylor Murray, of Carroll, and 19-year old Alexandra Fox, of Ankeny. All 5 teens were cited and released.