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Carroll County fatal

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August 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

One person was killed during a crash between a semi and a pickup truck this (Monday) morning, in Carroll County. The Iowa State Patrol says 80-year old Stanley Ewoldt, of Manning, died when his pickup crossed the center line of Highway 141 and collided head-on with a semi owned by Campbell Trucking, in Guthrie Center, and driven by 63-year old David Webber, of Guthrie Center.

Officials say Webber was traveling west on Highway 141 in a 1997 International tractor-trailer, while Ewoldt was traveling east, when the crash happened southwest of Templeton, at around 8:10-a.m.  Following the impact, both vehicles came to rest in the south ditch.

Ewoldt died at the scene. Officials say he was wearing a seatbelt.  Webber was not injured. The accident remains under investigation, by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa State Patrol.

GOP candidates criticize Obama over credit rating

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August 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty are trying to use the downgrade of the nation’s credit rating to their political advantage ahead of this weekend’s Iowa straw poll.

It’s a high-stakes event for both. Bachmann hopes to keep her momentum going with a strong showing while a struggling Pawlenty is looking for a much-needed boost.

Both were packing their campaign schedules ahead of Saturday’s test vote.

In Atlantic, Iowa, Bachmann blamed President Barack Obama’s spending policies for the rating downgrade. The Minnesota congresswoman voted against raising the debt ceiling.

Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor, echoed that theme while in Ames. He says the decision by the rating agency makes it clear that the federal government is out of control and needs to be cut back.

Senators want to know Mo. River flood plan

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August 8th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from states lining the Missouri River are asking the Army Corps of Engineers to outline plans for next year’s flood preparations. The senators say in a letter sent to top Corps officials on Monday that the agency must learn from this year’s devastating flood season and apply those lessons to next year’s plan. The delegation is also asking what authority the Corps has to make changes to its annual operating plan for the river, and whether any additional authority will be needed. The Corps has come under heavy criticism for its management of the Missouri River, which compromised levees in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri after heavy spring rains and late snow melt.

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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August 8th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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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.