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3 arrests in Mills County

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports three arrests over the past few days. On Friday, 41-year old Brande Michelle Barnes, of Glenwood, was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear/Truancy-related. Her bond was set at $1,500.

And, there were two arrests on Saturday in Mills County. 48-year old Michael Scott Holtz, of Omaha, was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear/Possession of Controlled Substance-related. Bond was set at $1,500. And, 54-year old Barbara Anne Dinges, of Glenwood, was arrested on an OWI/1st Offense charge. Her bond was set at $1,000.

motorcyclist injured in Mills County crash

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A man from Pacific Junction was injured Saturday afternoon after he dumped his motorcycle on Highway 34 in an attempting to avoid a collision. The Mills County Sheriff’s Office says Matthew Kinney was transported to Jennie Edmundson Hospital by Glenwood Rescue following the accident that happened at around 4:35-p.m., Saturday.

Officials say Kinney was traveling east on Highway 34 approaching Hilman Road. An eastbound vehicle was in front of the motorcycle, and a vehicle was sitting in the median, waiting for westbound traffic before crossing and into Hilman Road. When the car in front of the cycle slowed, Kinney laid his 2005 Harley Davidson on its side and slid into the median.

And, no injuries were reported following an accident Saturday morning near the junction of Highway 34 and Interstate 29. Mills County Sheriff’s officials say a 2010 Nissan driven by Nelson Tollefson, of Red Oak, was stopped and waiting for westbound traffic to make a left turn onto the I-29 on-ramp. Tollefson signaled to make the left turn, but his car was hit from behind by a 1993 Buick Century, driven by Jordan Johnson, of Papillion, NE. Johnson was cited for following too closely.

(12-p.m. News)

 

CCMH Foundation awards Hansen Scholarships

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation recently awarded the Louie and Elsie Hansen Scholarships. Kristen Schuler, Whitney Schafer and Claire Markham each received a $5000 award for the 2014-15 academic year. Foundation President Kent Gade said “This is the first year the board has awarded three scholarships.”  He noted that “Dick Howard, scholarship committee member, made a motion to give three $5,000 scholarships based on the exceptional quality of our applicants, and that motion was passed unanimously.” The awards are based on the applications received each year.

The Louie and Elsie Hansen Scholarship was established through the generosity and careful planning of these two life-long Cass County residents. The Hansen’s believed in higher education, so much so that over 70% of their estate was bequeathed for that purpose, including a gift to the CCMH Foundation.

Under the supervision and guidance of the CCMH Foundation, scholarship opportunities are provided yearly. As per the Hansens’ wishes, scholarship candidates must have graduated from a Cass County high school and be enrolled in and accepted to an accredited nursing or medical doctor school pursing a degree as LPN, RN or MD.

The Hansens lived and farmed in the Marne area until they retired and became residents of Atlantic.

McCurdy Scholars Announced

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Community Foundation has announced the 2014 McCurdy scholars have been selected.
The Dustin McCurdy Endowed Scholarship provides one scholarship of $500 each to high school seniors from Cumberland Anita Massena (C-A-M) High School. This year’s scholars are Erin Daugherty and Michael Holste.

Exira Lions Club/Harold & Beverly Ann Godwin Scholar Announced

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Community Foundation has announced that the 2014 Exira Lions Club/Harold & Beverly Ann Godwin scholar has been selected.  This year’s scholar is Claire Paulsen.

The Exira Lions Club/Harold & Beverly Ann Godwin Endowed Scholarship provides one scholarship of $1,000 and is available to any graduating Exira High School senior pursuing a two or four year degree, full-time, at any accredited vocational/technical or educational institution or a college or university who can demonstrate a successful high school academic career along with demonstrated community service spirit of volunteerism.

1 road closes, another opens in Shelby County

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency reports one road has closed for repairs, while another has re-opened. Emergency Manager Bob Seivert says Hazel Road, which was closed in April for the replacement of a bridge with a culvert pipe, has re-opened to traffic. The bridge was located on a stretch of Level B road, over an unnamed tributary of Moser Creek.

And while that road has opened, Sievert reports 1200th Street is closed due to a similar project, where a bridge is being replaced by a culvert. The bridge is located just east of Road M-16 over an unnamed tributary of Keg Creek, and is between Lincoln Townships 5 and 8. Emergency responders and residents in the Panama and Westphalia areas will be most affected by the closure, which is expected to last 4-to 5 weeks.

Shambaugh man arrested on a Page County warrant

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on Saturday of a man wanted on a Page County warrant. 34-year old Larry Eugene Kuster, of Shambaugh, was taken into custody at around 10:48-a.m. at his residence in Shambaugh. Kuster was brought to the Page County Jail and later released after posting $1,000 bond.

DCI Working Double Death Investigation in Carroll County

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the discovery of two bodies inside a Glidden home. According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call at around 9:50-p.m. Sunday, with regard to an unconscious individual at 129 Carroll Street, Lot #5, in Glidden.

Upon arrival and through further investigation, law enforcement officials discovered two deceased individuals at the residence, one adult male and one adult female. Autopsies on both bodies are tentatively scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday), at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny.

Memorial Day travel forecast calls for more vacationers, cheaper gas

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

After a long, cold winter and a wet, chilly spring, many Iowans are eagerly making plans for the first getaway of the summer season. Gail Weinholzer, at Triple-A-Iowa, says the motor club is forecasting an upturn in the number of Memorial Day travelers nationwide, compared to last year. She says almost nine out of ten vacationers will be on the road. “We expect an increase in personal automobiles as well as air travel,” Weinholzer says. “Eighty-eight percent of all travelers or about 31.8-million Americans will travel by personal automobile. In addition, air travel’s expected to increase 2.4% to about 2.6-million leisure travelers.”

With so many travelers driving over the upcoming holiday weekend, Weinholzer says they’ll be pleased to discover gasoline prices are down from last year. “In Iowa today, the average is $3.46,” Weinholzer says. “Not only is that 19-cents lower than the national average, which is $3.65, but it’s also 30-cents lower than a year ago on this date when Iowans were paying an average of $3.76.”

On the flip side, she says travelers this Memorial Day weekend will encounter slightly higher prices with airfares six-percent higher than last year, mid-range hotels are up two-percent and car rentals cost one-percent more.

(Radio Iowa)

3 arrests last week in Fremont County

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports three people were arrested last week. On Tuesday, 54-year old George Leo Fraissinet, Jr., of Hamburg, was arrested for: Possession with the intent to deliver, Methamphetamine; Possession of Marijuana/1st offense; Unlawful possession of Prescription drugs, and Possession of drug paraphernalia.

That same day, 33-year old Donovan Edward Hankins, of Tabor, was arrested for Domestic Abuse Assault. And, last Wednesday, 26-year old Christopher James Wyland, of Hamburg, was arrested on a Fremont County warrant stemming from an original charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.