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August 15th, 2012 by admin

w/ Ric Hanson

Adair company to receive guaranteed loan for wind turbine

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August 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

U-S Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday, announced that 106 projects in 29 states, Guam and Puerto Rico have been selected for funding to produce renewable energy and make energy efficiency improvements. Among them, in Adair, Meadow Ridge Wind Energy, LLC is receiving a guaranteed loan of $582,000, that will be used to purchase and install a 1.5 million kW wind turbine. The turbine is expected to generate 5.77 million kWh of electricity annually, enough to meet the annual electricity requirements of more than 500 homes. And, Cumberland Rose Wind Energy, LLC will receive a $582,000 loan for a similar project. The projects are located in the Greenfield and Atlantic areas.

Funding is made available through USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which is authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill.

REAP provides grants and loan guarantees for agricultural producers and rural small businesses to reduce energy consumption and costs, use renewable energy technologies in their operations and conduct feasibility studies for renewable energy projects. For a complete listing of recipients today, click here: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/SupportDocuments/rdREAPRecipientsAugust2012.pdf.

Woman arrested on drug charges in Red Oak

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August 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Red Oak Police Department report one person was arrested early this (Wednesday) morning, on drug charges. 50-year-old Kelly Jo Cave, of Red Oak, was taken into custody for allegedly being in  possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. Cave was taken into custody in the 100 block of East Hammond Street in Red Oak at around 12:45 a.m.  She was being held in the Montgomery County jail on $2,000 bond.

Atlantic Trojan Head Logo to be Painted on Water Tower

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August 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic School Board Tuesday, gave its blessing for Atlantic Municipal Utilities to paint the school’s logo on a water tower located off of Bryn Mawr Drive. A local, private group of individuals is raising money for the effort.

Atlantic Community School District logo

Before AMU can arrange to have the Trojan head logo painted on the tower, they wanted to have the district’s blessing. Assistant High School Principal/Activities Director Josh Rasmussen said the group leading the effort to have the logo painted on the tower, has raised about two-thirds of the funds necessary to cover the cost. Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein said he was somewhat surprised when he first came to town to see the logo wasn’t on a water tower, as many communities he’s been to have taken the step to show pride in their local teams. He said he knows Atlantic is firmly behind the school, and is pleased the group of private citizens have stepped forward to show support for Trojan/Trojann sports.

Arkansas man admits selling crack in NW Iowa

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August 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A 33-year-old Arkansas man has admitted distributing crack cocaine in northwest Iowa. Federal prosecutors say Jamaron Bingham, of Osceola, Ark., was convicted Monday in federal court in Sioux City. He admitted conspiring to sell crack cocaine in the Sioux City area from November 2010 through August 2011.  Bingham told investigators that he usually drove to Arkansas every two weeks to pick up 2 to 4 ounces of crack and return to distribute it for sale. His sentencing date has not been set. Bingham faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison. He has a previous conviction for selling cocaine.

Burglary and Criminal Mischief in Grant

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August 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Officials in Montgomery County are investigating incidents of burglary and vandalism in Grant. Authorities received a report Tuesday morning about an attempted burglary at The Hayloft, in Grant. When deputies arrived, it was determined someone had tried to pry open the front door of the business, using an unknown tool. Damage to the door was estimated at $100. Less than an hour later, the Montgomery County Communications Center received a report of Criminal Mischief having occurred at a residence in the 200 block of south U Avenue in Grant. Officials say someone cut a car tire belonging to a resident in the community. The damage was estimated at $85.

Anyone with information pertaining to those incidents are encouraged to call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, or, Crimestoppers, at 1-800-432-1001.

(Used 5-p.m. Tuesday News)

 

Clarinda man arrested early Wed. Morning

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August 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop early this (Wednesday) morning in Grant resulted in the arrest of a man wanted on a felony warrant out of Page County for domestic abuse assault, 3rd offense. Sheriff’s Officials in Montgomery County say 36-year old Adrian Ray Latham, of Clarinda, was arrested at around 12:35-a.m. in the 600 block of 2nd Street in Grant. Latham was transported to Villisca, where he was turned over to Page County deputies without incident.

Vehicle stolen from NE recovered in NW Montgomery County

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August 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A vehicle hidden behind a farm building in rural northwest Montgomery County Tuesday, turned out to have been stolen from Nebraska. Sheriff’s officials say the vehicle was towed and Nebraska authorities notified. The incident remains under investigation.

Survey: Kids in Iowa are happier, safer than peers

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August 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A new study finds that Iowa children feel healthier, happier and safer than children do nationally. The Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey was released Tuesday by the University of Iowa’s Public Policy Center, which conducts the study every five years. The survey found 97 percent of children in Iowa have health insurance, compared to 91 percent nationally. Nine in 10 Iowa kids rate themselves in good or excellent health, and few have problems getting care when they need it. The vast majority of children reported feeling safe in communities and schools. Researcher Peter Damiano says in a statement that Iowa’s children “are generally quite healthy and safe” and Iowans should be proud of parents, schools and communities. But he says low-income children face disparities that could be addressed.

Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., Aug. 15th 2012

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August 15th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal told a few dozen supporters in Cedar Falls that President Barack Obama is to blame for the nation’s persistently high levels of unemployment. The Republican governor held campaign events yesterday in support of likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney in Cedar Falls and Marshalltown. Obama also spoke to crowds in nearby Waterloo and in Marshalltown during his three-day bus tour across Iowa.

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say three bicyclists are recovering after being injured in a collision with a motorcycle near Rock Rapids on northwest Iowa. The accident happened Monday night when five teenage girls were riding bicycles on a Lyon County road. A motorcyclist traveling in the same direction came upon the girls, but couldn’t stop in time. The girls, all from Rock Rapids, were taken to a local hospital.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Complications from various ailments have been blamed for the death of a 46-year-old Iowa prison inmate. The Iowa Department of Corrections says Jeffrey Williamsen died Friday at an Iowa City hospital.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Paul Rhoads and Iowa State are thrilled to have each other. The Cyclones have blossomed in his three seasons as coach and he got a 10-year, $20 million contract in the offseason. The Cyclones enter the 2012 season optimistic that they’re poised to take another step forward in their seemingly never-ending quest to become a serious threat in the Big 12.