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Clarinda man arrests on Page & Taylor Co. warrants

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest Wednesday, of 24-year old Kiel Martin Brittain, of Clarinda. Brittain was taken into custody at around 8:15-p.m., on warrants out of Page and Taylor Counties. Brittain was brought to the Page County Jail, posted a $600 bond, and was ordered to appear in court at a later date, in both counties.

Harlan P.D. arrest report

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department today (Friday), released a report on arrests made over the past couple of weeks. The most recent arrests came November 8th, when officers investigated a reported assault. Officials say 24-year old Kurtis Kobold and 23-year old Brooke Scheffler, both of Harlan, allegedly assaulted Kimmy Kobold, of Harlan. When officers arrived at the residence in the 1300 block of 6th Street on November 8th, they found Brooke Scheffler at the bottom of the stairs, suffering from injuries that were allegedly caused by Kurtis Kobold. He was subsequently arrested on charges of assault causing injury, and domestic abuse assault. Scheffler was transported to Myrtue Medical Center to be treated for her injuries. She was arrested afterward, on a charge of domestic abuse assault.

On November 7th, Police in Harlan arrested 22-year old Brittni Finken, of Harlan, on a charge of Domestic Abuse, after she allegedly struck her sister, Danielle Finken, several times. The incident reportedly happened at a residence in the 1300 block of Durant Street.

And, on November 6th, 47-year old Randall Schwery, of Earling, was arrested by Harlan Police on a charge of Interference with Official Acts, after he was apparently passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle, and became resistant when asked by officers to exit the vehicle.

Iowa Museum Association Announces 2013-2014 Board Members

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Museum Association has announced the names of the Board of Directors who will lead the organization in 2013-14. Leading the organization for the next two years will be:  Angela Stanford, Danish Immigrant Museum, Elkhorn, who will serve as President. And, among the Board members from western Iowa, is Tina Popson, with the Hitchcock Nature Center and Saundra Leininger, with French Icarian Colony.

The Iowa Museum Association is a statewide organization, serving a constituency that includes art centers and museums, botanical gardens, children’s museums, historic sites, historical societies, living history sites, nature centers, natural history museums, planetariums, science and technology centers, and zoos.

The mission of the Iowa Museum Association is to provide quality training and development to Iowa museum professionals and volunteers, advocate for support of Iowa’s museums, and build a strong community of museums and museum supporters in Iowa.

Google is expecting to make 2nd of 2 big Iowa announcements this afternoon

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Another major economic development announcement from Google is expected this (Friday) afternoon, the second one in Iowa this week. The internet search engine giant is powered by eight data centers, including one in Council Bluffs. Google’s already invested 600-million dollars in that facility and the new announcement is expected to be detailing an expansion of the center in southwest Iowa.

Earlier this week, Google announced it will pump 75-million dollars into a wind farm in central Iowa near the town of Rippey. Given its acres of computer servers, the company uses a significant amount of power, so officials want to invest in renewable forms of energy that cause less pollution.

Today’s announcement is expected at 3:30 PM.

(Radio Iowa)

Branstad says Iowa may default to federal exchange

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad says Iowa will continue to work on a state-based health insurance exchange to comply with the federal health care law, but he’s leaving open the possibility that the state may default to a federal program.  The Republican governor sent a letter Friday to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saying the state doesn’t have the information needed to decide.

The federal government had set a Friday deadline for states to declare whether they will build their own marketplaces where consumers and small businesses can shop for health insurance. The deadline has since moved to Dec. 14th.

Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht says the governor wants to avoid a federally run exchange, but unanswered questions about the cost of a state exchange may leave him no choice.

Sign up now to be a business on Atlantic’s Holiday Recipe Walk

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking business participants for the annual Recipe Walk, to be held on Sunday, Dec. 9th from 1 to 4 p.m. Local businesses can sign up from now until Dec. 5th by calling (712) 243-3017 or e-mailing chamber@atlanticiowa.com.

The annual holiday event attracts groups of fun-seekers into businesses to browse and sample. Recipe walkers will start at the Rock Island Depot for a list of participating businesses and addresses. Businesses are to offer a free sample with the recipe for shoppers to recreate at home.  Party recipes are encouraged!

Last year’s Recipe Walk was chocolate-themed, but 2012 is open season for all favorite holiday recipes. Businesses can tie their sample in with a sale or promotion or just sit back and enjoy the company. One hundred complimentary recipe cards will be printed by the Chamber of Commerce for businesses if the recipe is submitted by Nov. 30th.

Mills County arrest report

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Mills County say three people have been arrested on unrelated charges. On Thursday, 31-year old Joseph David Eckley, of Silver City, was arrested at around 2-a.m., on a charge of OWI/1st Offense. His bond was set at $1,000. And, 43-year old Thomas Paul Tupper, of Glenwood, was arrested at around 11-a.m., for allegedly violating a No Contact order, and for Contempt of Court. His bond was set at $600.

Wednesday morning, Edward Lloyd Sharp II, of Mason City, was arrested at the Cerro Gordo County Jail for Failure to Appear on a Contempt of Court/Child Support charge. He was being held in the Jail on $1,000 bond.

Wastewater release reported in Creston

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa DNR says the city of Creston discovered untreated wastewater bypassing from its northeast lift station to a dry run that leads to the Middle Platte River. Today’s incident was discovered around at 6:30 a.m.  The bypass has since stopped. Officials say the amount of untreated wastewater released is estimated at 1,500 gallons. No impact to aquatic life was observed at the time of discovery.

The city will collect samples both upstream and downstream and place lime on the soil. People should avoid the area for 48 hours.

The city will notify the DNR if adverse impacts are observed.

Non-injury accident in Atlantic

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following an accident Thursday afternoon at 6th and Birch Streets, in Atlantic. The Police Department says Nicole Ross, of Atlantic, was cited for Failure to Yield upon entering a through highway, after the vehicle she was driving collided with one driven by Paul Huddleson, of Atlantic.

Officials say Huddleson was traveling west on 6th Street at around 12:35-p.m., as Ross was traveling south on Birch. After stopping, Ross proceeded into the intersection, without having yielded to the Huddleson vehicle. Damage from the accident amounted to $5,500.

Atlantic teen – 1 of 4 runaways – arrested on theft chargesThursday

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November 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two Atlantic residents were arrested Thursday. The Atlantic Police Department reports 26-year old Justin Knutsen was arrested for Disorderly Conduct. Knutsen was booked into the Cass County Jail. And, 16-year old Corey Sunderman, of Atlantic, was arrested on Theft of a Motor vehicle and Theft in the 5th Degree, charges. Sunderman was also cited for Operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. Sunderman was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Council Bluffs.

Sunderman was one of four teens who went missing on October 13th.  Sunderman and 13-year-old Austin Boggs, of Atlantic, and 15-year old’s Skie Floyd and Jazlyn Visek of from Shellsburg, were located a few days later in Eureka, IL., where they were taken into custody. The teens had taken a Jeep Cherokee from Atlantic, when they took off on their adventure. All four teens faced trespassing and criminal damage to property charges in Illinois.