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Barn fire in northern Montgomery County

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July 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Photo’s courtesy Brian Hamman, Montgomery Co. EMA

Montgomery County Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Hamman reports Red Oak and Elliott Fire Departments were paged to a barn fire in northern Montgomery County just before 1-p.m., Thursday. Upon their arrival at 2402 100th Street, the barn was fully involved in fire, and a car inside the structure was also on fire. flames

Mutual aid was requested from Grant Fire Dept for additional tankers and man power. The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes and crews remained on scene for roughly an hour completing salvage and overhaul. At this time, the cause of fire is under investigation and the barn and vehicle are considered a total loss.

Complementary Care receives Atlantic Image Builders Award

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July 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce’ Image Committee has presented Complementary Care Health & Wellness with a Community with Improvement Award. The award recognizes the successful efforts to improve a property in the Atlantic Area.

Pictured:  Doug Gifford, Ouida Wymer, Gene Fischer, Gerald Brink and Dr. Kerry Sauser.

Pictured: Doug Gifford, Ouida Wymer, Gene Fischer, Gerald Brink and Dr. Kerry Sauser.

Ouida Wymer, Executive Director, Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce, said “Dr. Kerry Sauser, ARNP, ND PhD, dedicates a lot of time and passion to her building and garden to create a welcoming environment for her patients and beautiful façade in the community.“ Susan Retz, CCHW Marketing Director, said she encourages everyone to “Stop in and see the many ways we can help them feel their best, look their best and live their best naturally. Our health food store is open to the public, and besides Dr. Kerry’s practice, we offer massage, reflexology, ortho-bionomy, healing touch and more.”

The Community Improvement Award is given to a business that takes pride in making Atlantic a welcoming and beautiful community by continuing to improve its appearance. If you would like to nominate a business or community member for a Community Improvement Award please contact the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce: 712-243-3017 or chamber@atlanticiowa.com.

2 arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Audubon; Teen arrested for Harboring a Runaway

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July 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Audubon Police Chief Matt Starmer reports two people have been arrested on Disorderly Conduct charges. 17-year old Adam Richard Finley, of Audubon, was arrested July 19th, while 19-year old Zachary James Ratliff, of Audubon, was arrested on July 26th. Ratliff was held in the Audubon County Jail pending an appearance before a magistrate. Finley was cited for the offense and referred to Juvenile Authorities.

Finley was arrested again on July 23rd, for allegedly Harboring a Runaway. Finley was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center where he is being held on both charges.

On July 28th, Audubon Police arrested 24 year old Justin Dean Fowble, for Trespassing. Fowble was cited and released on promise to appear.

Logan man charged in July 4th fatal hit-and-run

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July 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation say an arrest has been made in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Harrison County. The body of 50-year old Charlotte Anderson, of Logan, was discovered by a Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy. She was found on the north side of Logan, off to the side of Highway 115, at around 11-p.m., July 4th.

Anderson’s body was transported to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner  in Ankeny, where an autopsy was performed by the Chief State Medical Examiner Julia Goodin, MD, on July 5, 2015.  The woman’s death was ruled a homicide.

Austin Arndt

Austin Arndt

On July 5th, 2015, at approximately 7:00 AM, an Iowa State Patrol Trooper located a suspicious vehicle in Logan that appeared to have front end damage consistent with evidence located at the scene of the hit and run.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 29th, an arrest warrant was issued for 25-year old Austin Arndt, of Logan. Arndt was charged with Homicide by Vehicle (B Felony) and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death (D Felony).  Early this (Thursday) morning, Arndt turned himself in to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, where he was booked in.  Arndt has since posted $25,000 bond, and was released.

Several agencies are working on the investigation to include the Logan Police Department, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, Harrison County Attorney’s Office, Harrison County Medical Examiner, Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner, Logan Fire and Rescue, and the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol (ISP) and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

Elk Horn man arrested for providing booze to a minor

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July 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An Elk Horn (IA) man faces charges stemming from an investigation into an incident that allegedly took place July 1st. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year old Dylan Michael Jager was arrested by Shelby County Deputies on an outstanding Audubon County warrant charging him with Providing Alcohol to Persons Under Age, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Jager has appeared before a magistrate and was released from custody. No information is currently available on a court date.

Audubon man arrested on warrant for sex offenses

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July 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office reports  a man wanted on an outstanding warrant on numerous charges has turned himself in. 18-year old Jalen Dean Nelson, of Audubon, faces charges that include: 2 counts of Invasion of Privacy; 4 counts of Possession Depiction of a Minor in a Sex Act; 4 counts of Telephone dissemination of Obscene Material to a Minor, and 2 counts of Harassment in the 3rd degree.

The charges stem from an investigation into an incident reported to the Audubon County Sheriff’s Office in Nov., 2014. Nelson appeared before the magistrate and was released from custody. His preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 17th.

Audubon Police assisted in the investigation.

AtlanticFest volunteers needed

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July 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce say volunteers are needed to help make the annual event a big success, once again. Positions they need to fill include:

  • Pop Stands in the Park: after 1 pm
  • Pedal Pull: 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Selling Raffle Tickets: anytime throughout the dayatlanticfestlogo

In addition emcee’s are needed to introduce daytime entertainment during the event. The Chamber will provide you with a script. If you and/or your significant other would like to volunteer as an emcee or emcee’s, call the Chamber at 243-3017. For the other positions, please email chamber@atlanticiowa.com to volunteer.

AtlanticFest is sponsored by First Whitney Bank and Trust.

Atlantic woman arrested for shoplifting

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July 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports 35-year old Casey Stahl, of Atlantic, was arrested on a shoplifting charge (or, 3rd degree Theft), Wednesday. Stahl, who is alleged to have taken items valued at more than $659 from the Atlantic Wal-Mart Store, was being held in the Cass County Jail pending an initial court appearance.

Nat’l. Farmers Market Week is Aug. 2nd thru the 8th

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July 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging Iowans to take advantage of fresh fruits and vegetables available at the more than 220 farmers markets in Iowa as part of National Farmers Market Week, which runs from Aug. 2nd through the 8th.

Northey says “Farmers markets are a great place to find healthy and delicious Iowa grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other products. National Farmers Market Week, and every week, is a great time to visit your local farmers market to support the vendors who are there and enjoy some of the great food grown in this state.”

As part of National Farmers Market Week, Northey highlighted the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs. These programs provide eligible low-income seniors as well as women and children in Iowa with checks that can be redeemed for fresh, locally grown produce at authorized farmers markets and farm stands from June 1st through October 31st, 2015.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship administers the programs in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Department on Aging. For more information contact Paul Ovrom, Program Administrator, at 515-242-6239 (or at Paul.Ovrom@iowaagriculture.gov).

Farmers Market App

Farmers Market App

Northey also encouraged Iowans to take advantage of the free Iowa Farmers Market app for smartphones that can help Iowans locate the farmers markets in their area. The app allows users to find the farmers market closest to them by using GPS location services or to search for specific farmers markets by city or zip code. Once they have located a market, the user can view the hours of the market, browse a list of vendors and see a phone number and email address of the market manager. App users can also leave reviews of the market and vendors and upload their photos to share with others.

The app is free to download and is available through Apple’s App store and Google Play by searching “Iowa Farmers Markets.” The app was developed for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship using funds from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

Clarinda man arrested on a felony assault charge

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July 30th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers reports his officers arrested a local man late Wednesday evening on a felony assault charge associated with a domestic relationship. 35-year old Eric Brandon Wise, of Clarinda, was taken into custody without incident at around 8:45-p.m.

Wise was being held without bail in the Page County Jail pending an initial appearance before a Magistrate. He was arrested after a warrant was issued for his arrest subsequent to an investigation of a domestic altercation that occurred on Sunday, July 26th between Wise and an adult female who resides with Wise. The female alleges that she was choked by Wise during the altercation.