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Harlan Teen Faces Felony Burglary Charges

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September 27th, 2011 by admin

An 18-year-old from Harlan faces up to five years in jail on felony burglary charges.

On August 29th, 18-year-old Spencer Allen Seyler of Harlan is accused entering a home at 906 Baldwin in Harlan. Seyler and another unnamed male caused about $1,500 damage to the home. The homeowner was not home at the time of the burglary.

Seyler was charged with felony burglary, which is a class D felony. If convicted, he faces up to five years in jail and a $5,000 fine. No trial date has been set.

The other male involved in the burglary has not yet been charged.

Drug Charges Against Glenwood Man

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September 27th, 2011 by admin

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Glenwood man on drug charges.

On Friday at about 9:15 PM, 39-year-old Kenneth Benjamin McDonald of Glenwood was arrested near Norrell Avenue in Glenwood.

McDonald has been charged with several crimes, including: manufacturing, possession of a controlled substance Methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance marijuana, having no drug tax stamp, possession of drug paraphernalia, and interference with official acts.

McDonald’s bond was set at $12,600.

Fall Colors in Iowa

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September 27th, 2011 by admin

With fall officially beginning last week, Iowans can expect to start seeing the leaves changing colors.

This year, the DNR estimates that the northern half of the state will experience peak colors beginning around October 8. Here in southwest Iowa, the DNR says we can expect to see peak colors during the week of October 15th.

The fall colors also provide a boost to tourism in the state. Iowa Tourism Office Manager Shawna Lode says a quarter of travelers in Iowa visit between September and November. She says, “those people are enjoying great fall festivals, u-pick pumpkin patches, apple orchards and, of course, beautiful and colorful scenery along the way.”

One of the fall activities the Iowa Tourism Office is highlighting is western is the Iowa Living Loess Tour, near Missouri Valley. On October 15 nine artisans in the scenic Loess Hills, including a lavender farm, aronia berry farm and woodworker, will offer special programs and discounts.

Two Injured in Fremont County Crash

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September 27th, 2011 by admin

A two-vehicle accident Monday in Fremont County has led to two people being hospitalized.

At approximately 8:15 PM a pickup driven by Claude Gerhart of Kansas City, MO was traveling north on Highway 59. Gerhart was attempting a right hand turn onto 110th street and was rear ended by a semi driven by Ruslan Sirotinskiy.

Two passengers in Gerhart’s vehicle were injured with non life threatening injuries. They included Glen Clarke of Grandview, MO and Edwardo Perez of Independence, MO. Both were transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

Sirotinskiy was cited for following too close. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Essex Fire and Rescue.

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Adair County Board of Supervisors Meeting Wednesday

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September 27th, 2011 by admin

The Adair County Board of Supervisors will have their regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday.

On the agenda is a report from County Engineer Charles Marker regarding the Urban Renewal Amendment. He’ll also discuss with the board the possibly closing a portion of 150th street, which is between section 33 and 28 Lincoln Township.

Also on the agenda Wednesday: A discussion about township clerk wages; the SIRHA annual financial statement; a manure management plan update; and a resolution regarding Greenfield Municipal Utilities Board.

The meeting begins on Wednesday morning at 9:00 at the Adair County Courthouse Boardroom.

Iowa’s Ag One Call Enforcement

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September 27th, 2011 by admin

The Iowa Attorney General has dramatically increased enforcement of a law requiring excavators to contact Iowa One Call 48 hours before excavation.

The number of lawsuits filed has increased from an average of three filed per year from 1999-2009, to 13 lawsuits that were last year. The civil penalties also increased from an average of $13,500 from 1999-2009 to a total of $53,000 assessed last year.

Iowa Code, Chapter 480, spells out the responsibilities of anyone planning to dig. It also outlines the civil penalties that may be incurred if someone violates the code, including potentially substantial fines.

You can visit www.iowaonecall.com or www.call811.com for more information.

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Winter could be Snowier and Colder this Year

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September 27th, 2011 by admin

The past five Iowa winters have been snowier than normal, and colder than usual in four of them.

The next one? State climatologist Harry Hillaker says that it’s an even bet for more snow than usual and a slight chance of lower temperatures than normal.

The Pacific Ocean’s La Nina conditions -when equatorial waters are lower than normal – are expected to be relatively strong this winter.

Hillaker says the last 20 times that such La Nina conditions occurred, Iowa had snowier-than-usual winters on 12 occasions, and 11 of those winters were colder than normal.

But conditions vary from one side of Iowa to the other. He says snow was heavy in northeast Iowa last winter, “but there was not much winter in the south.”

–AP

West Nile Case in Mills County

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September 27th, 2011 by admin

Another case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in western Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health says the most recent case involves a woman from Mills County.

The report comes on the heels of four other cases of West Nile involving people from Fremont, Pottawattamie, and Harrison Counties. Several other possible cases are being investigated in western Iowa.

Even though the weather has cooled and decreased the mosquito population, the Health Department says there’s still a significant risk of getting West Nile until the first hard frost.

Ann Pavkov with the Iowa Department of Public Health says the months of standing water from Missouri River flooding could be creating an ideal breeding place for mosquitoes.

A press release from the Health Department provides more tips on preventing the West Nile virus:

Use insect repellant whenever outdoors, especially during peak biting times from dusk to dawn. Use repellent with DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Always read the repellent label and consult with a health care provider if you have questions when using these types of products for children.

Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, shoes, and socks whenever possible outdoors.

Eliminate mosquito-breeding sites by removing sources of standing water in outdoor areas whenever possible. For example turning over or removing items where water can collect, such as ceramic pots, toys, buckets, tires, wading pools, and tarps covering firewood and boats.