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Glenwood man suffers head injury in fall from pickup truck

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August 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A 22-year old from Mills County suffered from a head injury during a fall from the bed of a moving pickup truck late Friday night. Glenwood Police say Brian Ryks, of Glenwood…who, according to witnesses, had been drinking beer…either fell or jumped from bed of the vehicle when the driver, apparently unaware Ryks was in the back, put the pickup in motion. The accident happened at around 10:30-p.m., Friday, in the Plaza parking lot, in Glenwood.

Ryks was transported by LifeNet helicopter to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The pickup driver, 20-year old Dalton Sacca, of Glenwood, denied he had been drinking, and witnesses backed up that statement. Regardless, he was tested for intoxication, but the results were not available DCI lab this (Monday) afternoon. The accident remains under investigation.

Iowa gets federal disaster declaration for severe weather

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August 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal disaster declaration has been issued for 19 Iowa counties…including Dallas and Guthrie in the KJAN listening area…that sustained damage by severe weather in June.

Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a request for a presidential disaster declaration. Branstad requested the support after the counties were damaged by winds, tornadoes, rain, hail and thunderstorms from June 20 to June 25.

The declaration means the counties will get federal funding to help with rebuilding efforts, such as repairing property, removing debris and other emergency work.

Mills County Sheriff’s report (8/3/15)

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August 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports five recent arrests. Three people were taken into custody last Friday (July 31st):

  • 31-year old Scott Anthony McDonald, of Mondamin, was arrested just before 3-a.m. on Highway 34 for Driving While Revoked and Failure to have SR-22 insurance. His bond was set at $2,000;
  • 37-year old Keith Ellis Coltrane, of Omaha, was arrested at around 1:20-a.m. Friday on Interstate 29. Coltrane was wanted on a Warrant for Probation Violation. His bond was set at $5,000.
  • And, arrested at around 12:30-a.m. Friday, also on I-29, was 39-year old Dena Marie Demare, who was also wanted on a warrant for Probation Violation. Her bond was set at $1,000.

On Saturday, Mills County deputies arrested 42-year old Brandi Ilene Berliew, of Glenwood, on charges that include Criminal Trespass and Driving Under Suspension. Her bond was set at $300. And at around 12:15-a.m. Saturday, 23-year old Molly Elizabeth Payne, of Elliott, was arrested for OWI/1st offense following an off-road vehicle, injury accident. Her bond was set at $1,000.

Elliott woman charged following UTV accident, Sunday

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August 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) accident in Mills County early Sunday morning resulted in injuries to a Glenwood man. Sheriff’s officials say 23-year old Molly Payne, of Elliott, was driving a 2014 Polaris UTV northbound along a field entrance in the vicinity of 350th Street/Elderberry Avenue, when she made a sharp right turn into another field.

When the UTV rolled onto its passenger side at around 12:15-a.m., Corey Vestal, of Glenwood, who was in the right front (passenger) seat, suffered a pinned, broken arm. An unidentified rear seat passenger, complained of shoulder pain. Vestal was transported by Hastings Rescue to Creighton Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Payne was tested for alcohol and charged with OWI/1st offense. Her bond was set at $1,000.

Storm damage picture from Cass County EMA Director Mike Kennon

News, Weather

August 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Taken 10 miles south of Fontanelle. One mile south of the Adair-Adams Co. line. 110th and Sycamore. Referred to as “Williamson.”

Photo courtesy Mike Kennon

Photo courtesy Mike Kennon

Lewis man arrested on 2 charges Saturday

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August 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports a Lewis man was arrested Saturday on a couple of charges. 22-year old Naser Jamal was taken into custody for Interference with Official Acts and on a Cass County warrant for Robbery in the 2nd Degree. He was booked into the Cass County Jail and held, pending a court appearance.

(12-p.m. News)

Adams County Tornado rated EF-1

News, Weather

August 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A National Weather Service survey team has given a preliminary estimate of a tornado Sunday night in Adams county as an EF-1, or “weak.” The 350-yard wide twister packed peak winds of 100 mph, with a path length of 4.2 miles. It began 9.1 miles north/northeast of Prescott at around 6:25-p.m. and headed south before turning east and ending 8.2-miles north/northeast of Prescott at around 6:50-p.m.

 

Photo via Iowa Storm Chaser Network's Facebook page

Photo via Iowa Storm Chaser Network’s Facebook page

9-1-1 land-line service disrupted in parts of Cass & Montgomery Counties

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August 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Cass County 9-1-1 Director Rob Koppert reports 9-1-1 service in parts of Cass County and Montgomery has been disrupted this morning due to a cut fiber optic line south of Atlantic. Koppert says only land-line 9-1-1 service is affected.

Calls made to 9-1-1 via cell phone are not affected. The area impacted includes Griswold, Lewis, Grant and Elliott. People needing to report an emergency should use their cellular phones.

People without a cellular phone are urged to contact a friend or relative that does have a cellular phone. People can also try calling the Cass County 911 Center administrative line at 712-243-2204 although long distance from those telephone exchanges may or may not be affected by the cable cut.

Operation T-Bone Winners announced

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August 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon Chamber of Commerce has released a list of winners from Saturday’s 65th “Operation T-Bone” day parade and related events.

Parade Winners include:

  • Antique Auto, 1959 & Older: Amy Jorgensen
  • Milestone Auto, 1960 & Newer: Laura Nowatzke
  • Antique Machinery: Harold Rustvold
  • Saddle: Alvin Grabill
  • Hitch: Audubon State Bank
  • Jr. Division: The Children’s Nest
  • Sr. Division/1st Prize: Heuss Distributing Ag Bowl
  • Sr. Division/2nd Prize: Community Insurance Agency
  • Good Neighbor: Exira Care Center
  • Grand Champion: Class of 1965.

BBQ Contest Winners:

  • 1st place: Bob Trestroet, with his brisket sandwich
  • 2nd place: Bob Trestroet, Prime Rib
  • 3rd place: Jeremy King, Stuffed Jalapeno Burger

Beef Certificate Raffle Winners:

  • (2) $200 beef certificate winners: Kathy Graeve & Lee Nielsen
  • (2) $100 beef certificate winners: Russell Blohm & Mark Heller
  • (2) $50 beef certificate winners: Arlen Wiederstein & Doug Olson.

Shenandoah Police report, 8/3/15

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August 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Shenandoah report three arrests. On Friday, 43-year old Derek Dumler, of Shenandoah, was arrested on a Page County warrant for allegedly making a false statement on an application for a Permit to Carry a weapon. Dumler posted a $500 bond and was cited into court. That same day, 68-year old Robert Burgess, of Shenandoah, was arrested on a Page County warrant charging him with Assault. Burgess was being held in the Page County Jail.

And on Sunday, Shenandoah Police arrested 37-year old Joseph Peterson, of Coin, for OWI/3rd Offense, and Fraudulent Possession of Prescription Drugs. He has since posted bond and was given a date to appear later, in court.