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Adair Supervisors to discuss redistricting and hog confinement permit

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August 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Board of Supervisors in Adair County will discuss a redistricting & representing plan during their meeting Wednesday morning, in Greenfield. The meeting begins at 9-a.m. with discussion about redistricting set for 9:15. The Adair County Supervisors will also set the date for a Public Hearing and first reading of an ordinance on the matter.

In other business, the Board will receive and discuss correspondence with regard to Taylor Site number one, which pertains to a proposed large hog confinement facility. On August 20th, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources denied a request to build a 5,000 head hog confinement in Adair County. The DNR said an evaluation of the proposal indicated it failed to meet the requirements necessary for approval. The Adair County Board of Supervisors recommended the DNR deny the construction permit because of problems with the application and community opposition. The operator, Twin Lakes Environmental Services LLC, a manure management company based in Rockwell City, had 14 days to appeal the decision.

The Adair County Supervisors will also discuss a petition for waiver or variance pertaining to the sanitary landfill, and set the date for a public hearing on the 1st reading of an ordinance on the Local Option Sales Tax, as it pertains to the City of Stuart. Other topics for discussion, include a Cass County Hospital Involuntary, and West Central Mental Health, contracts.

Atlantic youth injured in car-bicycle accident

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August 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A five-year old Atlantic boy suffered minor injuries when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car Monday evening, at 9th and Mulberry Streets. According to the Atlantic Police Department, a vehicle driven by Burton Conn, of Lewis, was traveling west on 9th Street and approaching Pine, when Curtis Meurer, of Atlantic, drove his bike out of a driveway at 904 East 9th, and attempted to cross the street. Officials say the boy failed to yield the right of way, and was struck by the car. The accident happened at around 5:45-p.m. Meurer was taken to the Cass County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

And, no injuries were reported following an accident Monday morning at 8th and Maple Streets in Atlantic. Officials say Heidi Smith, of Griswold, was cited for Failure to Yield upon entering a roadway, and for no proof of financial liability. According to the police department, a vehicle driven by Rosemarie Jones, of Atlantic, was traveling south in the 700 block of Maple Street and approaching the intersection, when Smith pulled away from the stop sign as she was headed west, and the vehicles collided. The accident happened at around 8:30-a.m. Damage from the crash amounted to $16,000.

Monday accident in Cass County

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August 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident which took place Monday. Officials say a 1997 Ford Taurus driven by 26-year old Robert Krisinger, of Atlantic, was traveling west on the Marne Road, when it went out of control. The car entered the north ditch and hit a farm drive.

No injuries were reported, but the car was totaled in the crash.

Atlantic man arrested in Fremont County

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August 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports an Atlantic man was arrested earlier this month following an accident. 30-year old Aaron Lee Latus was arrested August 9th on charges which include Serious Injury by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. According to court records, the incident which led to his arrest took place on June 6th. Latus posted a $5,000 bond on August 10th. His arraignment on the charges will take place September 12th, with a jury trial set for November 15th.

The Sheriff’s office reports also, 18-year old James Aloysius Maschka, of Council Bluffs, was arrested August 21st, for 3rd degree burglary, theft in the 5th degree, and 5th degree criminal mischief. On that same day, 20-year old Jace Reed Catlett, of Sidney, was arrested on a charge of Serious Assault.

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Moorhead man killed when tractor rolls, pins him

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August 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

MOORHEAD, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a 52-year-old western Iowa man has been killed in a tractor accident. The Monona County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that David Moorhead was driving a tractor and hauling hay south of the town of Moorhead around 8 p.m. Friday when the tractor overturned in a ditch, pinning him beneath it. Moorhead was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is being investigated.

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Burglaries reported in Montgomery County

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August 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County are investigating several burglaries which occurred Monday afternoon near Red Oak. The thefts took place in an area west of Chautauqua Park. According to Red Oak Police, officers were called to the 1300 block of North 6th Street at around 2:40-p.m., to investigate several vehicle burglaries. Officers were also called to 608 East Oak Street, to investigate a garage break in, where two vehicles had been burglarized.

In each instance, the vehicles were unlocked, with no sign of forced entry. As of this (Tuesday) morning, at least eight theft victims have been identified. The investigation is on-going, and no dollar estimate is available for the property reported stolen.

Anyone with information about Monday’s burglaries is asked to call Red Oak Police at 623-6500 or the Montgomery County Crimestoppers at 800-432-1001.

Iowa facility fined $7,500 in resident’s death

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August 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ADEL, Iowa (AP) – A Dallas County-owned care facility for the disabled has been fined $7,500 for failures connected to the death of a resident.The facility in Adel is often called the county home. State inspectors say a resident who had a history of choking on food was given crackers and left unsupervised on May 7. About 15 minutes later, another resident reported to staff that the resident with the crackers appeared to be choking. The resident was pronounced dead later at a hospital.

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals fined the facility $7,500 for failing to adequately supervise residents. The state report does not identify the deceased resident.

DHS Official to talk about changes in service

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August 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

An official with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) will address the Cass County Board of Supervisors, Wednesday morning. Tom Bouska, with the regional DHS office is scheduled to speak to the board with regard to changes to the DHS’ services.

The changes to be announced are coming on the heels of word 37 Iowa Workforce Development Offices would be closing by month’s end, including the office here in Atlantic. According to Carol Morgan of the IowaWORKS Business Relations office in Council Bluffs, the department’s office in Harlan was closed Friday. Five more offices in Atlantic, Glenwood, Red Oak, Shenandoah, and Clarinda are set to be closed tomorrow (Wednesday). Morgan will be responsible for meeting the needs of businesses and potential employers in Southwest Iowa, including the Harlan, Atlantic, Glenwood, Shenandoah, and Clarinda areas. The Red Oak area will be serviced by business marketing specialist Marsha Wilson.

The state will continue to have Southwest IowaWORKS Regional Integrated offices located at Council Bluffs and Creston with office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For access to services from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, job seekers and businesses can call 1-866-239-0843. The Council Bluffs Center can be reached at (712) 242-2131 and the Creston Center can be reached at (641) 782-2119.

In other business, the Cass County Board of Supervisors Wednesday, will set the date for a public hearing on the proposed redistricting and representing plan of the Temporary Cass County Redistricting Commission. The Board will also review bids taken by the Iowa DOT and award contracts for, two bridge replacement projects. The bridges are located over Turkey and Seven-Mile Creeks, on 620th Street and Victoria Road, respectively. The Supervisors will also review the bids and award contracts for Hot Melt Asphalt and Portland Cement Concrete patching on certain county roads, and approve a quote for a new excavator to be used for ditch cleaning.

The Supervisor’s meeting begins at 9-a.m. at the courthouse, in Atlantic.