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Burn Ban Lifted in Cass County

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November 8th, 2011 by admin

A ban on opening burning which had been in place in Cass County since October 7th, was lifted Tuesday afternoon. The ban was issued due to dry and windy conditions, and the danger of seemingly controlled, open burning, getting out of control.  Recent rains and a light dusting of snow last week has helped to lessen the fire danger.

Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon announced that at the request of area fire departments, the ban burn was lifted at 3-p.m. Tuesday.

Fall Trout Stockings Coming to Council Bluffs, Spencer, Fort Dodge, Sioux City, Ames, Mason City

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November 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will stock trout in Council Bluffs on Nov. 9, near Spencer on Nov. 12, near Fort Dodge on Nov. 16, in Sioux City on Nov. 17, in Ames on Nov. 18 and in Mason City on Nov. 23. The DNR will release 1,000 rainbow trout in Big Lake at Council Bluffs, 1,500 in Scharnberg Park Pond at Spencer, 1,500 in Mooreland Pond at Fort Dodge, 1,500 in Bacon Creek at Sioux City, 2,200 in Ada Hayden at Ames, and 1,500 in Blue Pit at Mason City. 

The stockings are part of the DNR’s cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer months.  Trout will be released at 2 p.m. in Big Lake, between 12 and 1 p.m. at Scharnberg Park, 1 p.m. at Moreland Pond, 1 p.m. at Bacon Creek, noon at Ada Hayden and 11 a.m. at Blue Pit.

Anglers will need to have a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout.  The daily limit is five trout per licensed angler with a possession limit of 10. Children age 15 or younger can fish for trout with a properly licensed adult, but they must limit their catch to one daily limit.  The child can purchase a trout fee which will allow them to catch their own limit.

(DNR Press Release)

Attorney: Murder verdict a win for public safety

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November 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A Chicago attorney says a jury verdict finding a former western Iowa woman guilty of murdering a man in 2001 is a victory for public safety. Stephen Komie on Tuesday praised Sac County Attorney Ben Smith and state investigators for securing Monday’s conviction of Tracey Richter, of Omaha, in the death of 20-year-old Dustin Wehde at her home in Early, Iowa. Komie represented Richter’s first husband, John Pitman III, in a bitter divorce and custody proceeding in the 1990s. Prosecutors say Richter tried to frame Pitman and Komie in a murder-for-hire-scheme in which she had Wehde write in a pink notebook they’d hired him to kill her and her son. Komie says he was surprised to learn last month he’d been framed and he’s “thrilled” Richter had been convicted.

Audit finds $95K in Denison fire dept. spending

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November 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A state audit has found more than $95,000 in questionable spending at the Denison Fire Department, including payments it says were made to businesses owned by the former fire chief. The report released today (Tuesday), from state Auditor David Vaudt details a review that was requested by city officials after former Fire Chief Mike McKinnon left the job in 2010.

It identifies a number of purchases that were improper or did not have proper documentation, including webcams, GPS units,  atelevision, a riding lawnmower and snowblade and clothing. The audit also found thousands paid to businesses owned by McKinnon and included invoices with addresses for post office boxes in Des Moines that did not exist.

Atlantic Airport Commission to meet Wednesday

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November 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Airport Commission will meet 9-a.m. Wednesday, in the airport terminal building. New business on their agenda includes the review of a letter from the F-A-A with regard to the Parallel Taxiway Project, and the continuation of an Engineering Agreement with Snyder and Associates for final project’s documents, bid, and construction services.

City Administrator Doug Harris said at last week’s City Council meeting in Atlantic, that the F-A-A will pay nearly $600,000 toward the $1.2-million dollar cost of the project, which involves completion on one segment of the taxiway to the runway. The City’s share is 5-percent of the total cost. The letter the Airport Commission will review, spells out a schedule the City must adhere to, including the hiring of an engineer by December 15th, and the letting of bids by no later than May, 2012.

Adair County Supervisors to hold public hearing Wednesday

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November 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Board of Supervisors in Adair County will hold a Public Hearing Wednesday, with regard to a road closure at N-9 and N-8 in Union Township. The hearing takes place at 9:30-a.m.

Other business during the meeting, which begins at 9-a.m., will include action on: Homestead & Military allowances and disallowances; a claim by the City of Greenfield; renewal of an Urban Renewal TIF certification for the Northwest Wind Farm; and with regard to a Health Insurance Wellness Incentive.

Cass-Adair County Engineer Charles Marker will make his report to the Board, and Roger Hall is set to discuss moving dirt along a certain fence line.

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Corps changing Missouri River plan after flooding

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November 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will change its approach to managing the Missouri River following a summer of record flooding that damaged or destroyed nearly 400 homes, led to millions of dollars in road repairs and forced communities to scramble to build temporary levees. The corps announced Monday that it will make the changes in the coming winter and spring. Those changes include getting as much water out of the river basin’s reservoir system as possible this fall and winter, as well as analyzing how much more reservoir space might be reserved to ease the flooding. The corps says the change came in response to concerns voiced by residents during eight public meetings held recently in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana and North Dakota.

Carter Lake man gets prison term in Nebraska prostitution case

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November 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An Iowa man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty in a prostitution case in Nebraska. The U.S. attorney’s office in Omaha says 45-year-old Richard Costanzo, of Carter Lake, was sentenced last week after pleaded guilty to several crimes that happened between 1997 and 2009. They stemmed from the operation of an escort service in Omaha. Costanzo also was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to witness tampering in a related case. That sentence is to run at the same time as his sentence for the prostitution and other convictions.