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I-Walk results to be announced in Atlantic later this month

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August 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

For the last year, Cass County Home Care and Atlantic community members have been working diligently to collect valuable data to address safety concerns in Atlantic through a project called I-WALK, an Iowa Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.  In late August, a summary of the data will be provided to the community.

The one-hour presentation will address barriers and opportunities identified as well as recommendations for our community to become a safer place for people of all ages.   The presentation is brought to you by Cass County Home Care and conducted by representatives of the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa State University Extension.

The presentation is open to the general public and will be held on Friday, August 26, at 12:00 pm at Cass County Home Care, 1500 E 10th St, Atlantic.  Attendees should RSVP to Denise Coder, 712-243-7475 or coderda@ihs.org.

Arrests made in Atlantic

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August 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Two men were arrested Sunday, in Atlantic. According to Atlantic police, 30-year old Aaron Latus, of Atlantic, was taken into custody on a Fremont County warrant for Serious Injury by Vehicle.

And, 52-year old Carlton Owens, of Minden, was arrested Sunday for shoplifting, or, theft in the 5th degree, and, carrying a weapon.

Both men were booked into the Cass County Jail.

Bachman to hold town hall mtg this morning in Atlantic

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August 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Republican Presidential Candidate & Congresswoman  Michele Bachman (Rep.-MN), will hold a town hall meeting this morning, in Atlantic.  The Iowa native will speak in the Atlantic room, at the Cass County Community Center, beginning at 11:45-a.m., according to her campaign staff.

Bachman is touring the state prior to Saturday’s Straw Poll, in Ames.

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OWI arrest at Lake Anita

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August 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Louisiana man was arrested Saturday near Lake Anita. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office,  24-year-old Jacob Ellard, of Monterey, Louisiana, was taken into custody following a traffic stop.

Ellard was charged with 1st offense OWI. He was brought to the Cass County Jail and held on $1,000 bond, until being released later that same day.

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Fremont County arrests

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August 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s office reports four arrests over the past week. On Wednesday, 46-year old Jeffrey Scott Ruckman, of Council Bluffs, and, 47-year old Tina Marie Handy-Zoltowski, of Omaha, were arrested on charges of trespassing, and 5th degree theft.

Last Tuesday, 50-year old Shelly Ann Elsen, of Hastings, IA, was arrested for contempt of court. And, on Monday, 25-year old Brian Keith Palm, of Des Moines, was arrested for a probation violation, and on a Monona County warrant.

Saturday storms cause damage

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August 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Strong storms Saturday night brought large hail and damaging winds to western and southwest Iowa. The storms blew through the area between 8:15-and 11-p.m.

In Stanton, sustained winds tore off a large chunk of the gymnasium roof at the Stanton High School. In Atlantic, thunderstorm winds at around 9:50-p.m., toppled a large tree limb onto a power line, which fell on a truck.

Hail the size of pennies began to fall in Crawford County at around 8:15. Golfball-sized hail was reported in Shelby County at around 8:30-p.m., damaging several vehicle windshields. Within the next half-hour, pea-to quarter-sized hail was reported near the Audubon Airport, and quarter-sized hail near Kimballton, along with winds gusting up to 60-miles per hour. Quarter-sized hail continued to fall near the Audubon Airport for about 10-minutes, after 9-p.m.

At about 9:30, winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour were recorded four-miles northeast of Anita, along Interstate 80. Thunderstorm winds caused 4-to 6-inch diameter tree limbs to fall near Corning, at around 10:10-p.m. Saturday, and winds gusting up to 71-miles per hour were reported northwest of Creston about 20-minutes later, causing tree and roof damage. A tree was also reported to have fallen on a house, in Creston. At about the same time, the American Legion Building in Macksburg sustained wind damage from the storms.

Storms spotters northeast of Orient reported 65-miles per hour winds and torrential rain at around 10:40-p.m., Saturday. About 20-minutes earlier, winds gusting over 60-miles per hour damaged metal sheds and peeled off part of a roof two-miles southeast of Orient. A tree was also reported to have fallen on a trailer east of Orient, and a roof was torn off of a hog house.

Those same storms pushed their way into south central Iowa overnight Saturday, into early Sunday morning. There were no reports of injuries.

Atlantic Board of Adjustment to meet this morning

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August 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Board of Adjustment will meet this morning at City Hall, beginning at 7:30. On their agenda, is a public hearing on an application by Ed’s Lawn Equipment, for a Conditional Use Permit, that would allow for an addition to a commercial building within the flood plain.

The Board will also hold a public hearing on a variance requested by Robert Abild, that would allow for a heavy industrial use manufacturing of mobile home units in a Highway Commerical Zone. The manufacturing site would be located in a garage at 1713 East 7th Street.

The Board of Adjustment will also accept input from citizens on the updating of the the current Zoning Ordinance for the City of Atlantic.

Public hearing at Audubon City Council mtg

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August 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Public Hearing will be held at tonight’s City Council meeting in Audubon. The hearing is with regard to adopting new precinct boundaries, following the 2010 census. The new precinct would include Lincoln, Cameron, Viola, Douglas, Leroy and Melville Townships, and the City of Audubon. The hearing will be followed by votes on authorizing the mayor to sign an agreement with Audubon County, to combine the unincorporated areas with the City of Audubon, as one voting precinct, and the first (and possibly final consideration) of an ordinance adopting the new precinct boundaries.

In other matters, the Audubon City Council will act on adopting a resolution setting the date for a public hearing on the proposed vacation of a portion of Davis Street, for August 22nd, at 7-p.m.

Tonight’s meeting gets under at 7 o’clock as well, at the Audubon City Hall.