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High Speed Chase in Atlantic

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July 22nd, 2011 by admin

An incident at the Nishna Valley YMCA in Atlantic led to a high speed police chase Thursday night.

The chase ended with 23-year-old Jonathan Adams of Council Bluffs crashing near Highway 92. Police say the incident began Thursday night when he entered the YMCA and refused to pay or identify himself. That prompted staff at theY to call 911, but Adams left before police arrived according to Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green.

The police then initiated a traffic stop with Adams, who was reported to be going to another pool in Atlantic. During the traffic stop Adams attempted to flee and sped away.

Adams then led the officers on tenth street out of town on Olive Street. The pursuit continued for a number of miles in rural Cass County.

The pursuit eventually crossed Highway 92 at the intersection with 550th Street where Adams’ vehicle hit another vehicle being driven by Sandra Royer of Logan. Adams lost control of his vehicle and entered a ditch on Highway 92.
Adams has been charged with eluding or attempting to allude law enforcement. Additional charges are currently pending. He is currently being held in the Cass County Jail.

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Harlan Company Gets Gov’t Grant

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July 22nd, 2011 by admin

The Iowa Economic Development Board approved awards Thursday that will create up to 59 jobs in Iowa and retain another 227 jobs.

The board approved incentives for projects located in Harlan, Cedar Rapids, Ankeny and Oelwein.

The awards were given to businesses that the board says are important growth industries where Iowa is a leader, including technology, industrial biotechnology and food manufacturing.
The board awarded Enterprise Zone tax incentives to AMPC, Inc., doing business as Proliant Meat Ingredients, to expand its facility in Harlan. The company, which produces stocks and broths, plans to expand its existing building, improve wastewater-handling capabilities, and increase production capacity by adding new equipment.

The project represents a nearly $12.9 million total capital investment.

Nelson Named Audubon Fair Queen

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July 22nd, 2011 by Jim Field

Chelsea Nelson of Exira was crowned 2011 fair queen in front of the grandstand at the Audubon County Fair Thursday night.  Chelsea is the daughter of Dave and Trudy Nelson.  She will be a freshman at Iowa State University this fall.  Chelsea will also represent Audubon County in the state fair queen competition at the Iowa State Fair from August 9th through the 13th.  Amanda Steffes of Audubon was named as the runner-up.  Amanda is the daughter of Bruce and Deb Steffes.  She will be a senior at Audubon High School this fall.    2010 Audubon County Fair Queen Hallie Christofferson was also in attendance to help with the ceremony.

Bluffs Motorcycle Crash Victim ID’d

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July 22nd, 2011 by admin

Police have released the name of man who died in a motorcycle accident in Council Bluffs.

He was 39-year-old Charles Thompson of Bellevue, Nebraska.

At about 2:00 Thursday morning police were called to the 1400 block of South 35th street for a motorcycle accident.

Police say Thompson was southbound on 35th street when the rider lost control. The cycle fell over and Thompson fell off, striking his head on the pavement.

Foul play was not involved in the incident according to Police.

Bluffs Home Invasions

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July 22nd, 2011 by admin

One man has been arrested, but two others remain on the loose in a pair of Council Bluffs home invasions.

Alonzo Murray of Omaha was arrested Thursday morning, accused of two violent home invasions in Council Bluffs.

Murray and two accomplices robbed the home of James Surber at around 2 AM Thursday taking an undisclosed amount of money after pointing a gun in his face.

They then attempted to rob another home a short time later. The family at the second home fought back though and were able to chase the three burglars out of the home.

No other details are currently available.

Public Hearing in Atlantic

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July 22nd, 2011 by admin

The City of Atlantic will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 8th at 7:30 AM at City Hall. The board will consider a use variance application by Robert Abild of 1715 E 7th Street that would allow for heavy industrial use the manufacturing of mobile homes in a highway commercial zone.

Public input is allowed at the meeting and written comments may be submitted to the city of Atlantic at the meeting.

New Helipad Ready at CCMH

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July 22nd, 2011 by admin

The new helipad at Cass County Memorial Hospital will be set for use Friday afternoon.

The helipad had to be moved due to the expansion project currently underway at the hospital. The new helipad is located just east of the hospital parking area, and is used for emergency patient transport to facilities in Omaha and Des Moines.It opens for use at 5:00 PM Friday.

Air ambulance helicopters had been landing at the Atlantic Municipal Airport since the end of March. Medivac Ambulance Service had loaned an ambulance to the hospital to transport the helicopter crew to the hospital, and then the patient and crew back to the helicopter for transport.

CCMH Administrator Pat Markham says that while they only use the helicopter transport about 50 times a year, they’re very pleased to have the new helipad open.

Massena City Council Preview

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July 21st, 2011 by admin

The Massena City Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting this evening..

On the agenda for tonight is an update on a DNR plan to reduce inflow and infiltration.

The council will then hold a second reading of an ordinance regarding engine brakes, followed by a hearing on an ordinance regarding building permits.

The council will then discuss an agreement between Railroad Management LLC and the City of Massena.

The meeting begins at 7:00 this evening at Massena City Hall.