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2 Children Injured in Adair County Crash


July 27th, 2011 by admin

A rear end accident Saturday on interstate 80 in Adair County Saturday led to two children suffering possible injuries.

At about 1:30 Saturday afternoon, 1997 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 56-year-old Mark Patterson of Tama was traveling westbound on interstate 80. A 2009 Chevrolet Impreza driven by 53-year-old Peggy Hobus of Avoca was traveling just behind Patterson.

As Hobus was driving, she turned to looked in towards the back of her vehicle in response to a passenger opening a back door of her vehicle. When she turned back she saw Patterson slowing down in response to traffic that was slowing down in front of him.

Hobus then rear-ended Patterson’s vehicle.

Injured in the incident were two children in Hobus’s vehicle. They are both 12 years-old and were transported by Stuart rescue to the Adair County Memorial Hospital for unknown injuries.

Hobus was cited for failure to stop within the assured clear distance. Approximate damage from the incident amounted to about $5,000 each for Hobus’s and Patterson’s vehicle.

Livestock Losses with Heat


July 27th, 2011 by admin

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging livestock farmers who have experienced death loss due to the extreme high temperatures over the past few to contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. Livestock losses due to extreme temperatures and other weather events may be eligible to receive assistance through the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

Producers only have 30 days from when the loss was discovered to file a notice of loss, so it is important that they start the process in a timely manner. If the farmers qualify for the program they will be eligible to receive 75 percent of the value of the livestock lost.

You can reach the local USDA office in Atlantic at (712) 243-2107. For other locations visit USDA.gov.

Hwy 34 Lane No longer Closed


July 27th, 2011 by admin

The Iowa DOT is now reporting that the U.S. 34 eastbound lane near Glenwood is now open to normal traffic as of 6:30 this morning.

Rollover Accident in Adair County


July 27th, 2011 by admin

A rollover accident Sunday morning with a semi-truck in Adair County led to a Missouri man suffering minor injuries.

At about 10:00 Sunday morning, a semi-truck driven by 42-year-old Walter Wilson of Springfield, Missouri was eastbound on interstate 80 and attempting to leave the interstate at exit 75.

Wilson was going around the ramp which curves to the west when he says a white Toyota passenger vehicle passed him while on the exit ramp. Wilson says this caused him to move towards the inside of the shoulder on the ramp. His back tires went off the ramp, causing his semi to rollover.

Wilson suffered non-incapacitating injuries from the incident. Total damage from the incident amounted to about $10,000

Atlantic Bicyclist Hurt in Crash


July 27th, 2011 by admin

A bicyclist from Atlantic has been injured when he rode his bike into oncoming traffic near Atlantic City Park on Tuesday evening.

Around 9:15 Tuesday evening, police say a 2003 Ford Focus driven by 33-year-old Michella Bartholomew of Atlantic was stopped at a stop sign 6th street in Atlantic. Bartholomew was attempting to turn left onto Poplar.

Meanwhile a bicycle ridden by 41-year-old Raymond Knutsen of Atlantic failed to stop at the stop sign of 6th and Poplar as he was leaving Atlantic City Park.

Knutsen then struck Bartholomew’s vehicle as she was attempting her turn onto Poplar.

Knutsen was taken by Medivac ambulance to the Cass County Memorial Hospital for unknown injuries. He was cited for failure to have head light.

Crossover Allowed on I-29 at exit 32


July 27th, 2011 by admin

Motorists on Interstate 29 at exit 32 near Glenwood and Plattsmouth, Neb will now be allowed to make a legal crossover. The change goes into effect this morning.

The change will allow motorists to use the crossover to make a u-turn from one interstate ramp to another.

The purpose of the crossover is to provide relief to travelers detoured by flooding; especially residents of Nebraska and Iowa that are using the Missouri River crossing at Plattsmouth, Neb. on a daily basis due to the flood-related closure of Iowa 2 at Nebraska City.

The temporary crossover will shorten out-of-distance travel by approximately 15 miles for travelers going east on U.S. 34 from Plattsmouth, Neb., and planning to continue north on I-29 or east on U.S. 34.

This temporary detour crossover can be used legally by the public, unlike other median crossovers along the interstate that are restricted.

In addition, eastbound U.S. 34 travelers will drive south on the ramp and use the crossover to take the ramp north.

Lane closure on Hwy 34 Glenwood


July 27th, 2011 by admin

A multi-vehicle crash on Highway 34 near Glenwood has led to a lane closure.

The inside eastbound lane on highway 34 near Glenwood will be temporarily closed. The Iowa DOT urges motorists to use caution in the affected area.

No other details are currently available regarding the crash.

Saturday Shelby County Fair Results


July 26th, 2011 by admin

Several champions were crowned at the Shelby County fair on Sunday.

In the three cattle category, the grand champion was Logan Bauer and the reserve champion was Grayce Albentsen.

In the Bottle Bucket calf, the grand champion was Adam Steffes and reserve champion was Gabe Steffes.

In the Market Heifers the grand champion was Chance Lauritsen and reserve champion Gage Lauritsen.

The grand champion market steer was Alex Bowlin.

The reserve market steer was Logan Bauer.

The champion rate of gain was Logan bauer,

The champion junior showman was Kaitlin Schulles.

The champion senior showman was Austin Ait.

Harlan Road Closure


July 26th, 2011 by admin

A road closure is set to take place in Harlan.

A portion of County Road F16 will be closed for about two weeks. The road will be closed as officials repair a culvert in the 1300 block of County Street F16 and County Y Avenue, between Linden Road and Mulberry Road.

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