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Six Iowa Counties honored for fluoridation


June 28th, 2013 by admin

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that six Iowa water systems have been awarded fluoride certificates by the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors on behalf of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Dental Association (ADA). Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in the water to an optimal level for preventing tooth decay. The award recognizes communities that maintained a consistent level of optimally fluoridated water throughout 2012.

The awarded communities include:

50 Year Award (1962-2012): Council Bluffs, Greenfield, Red Oak, Shenandoah, and Tipton.

2012 Community Fluoridation Reaffirmation Award: Maquoketa

Fluoride is a natural element found in rocks, soil, and water. Fluoride’s benefits for teeth were discovered in the 1930s. Dental scientists found low tooth decay rates among people whose water supplies contained natural fluoride. In communities of 20,000 people, every $1 invested in water fluoridation results in $38 of savings in dental treatment costs.

The CDC has recognized community water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th Century and recommends water fluoridation as a safe, effective, and inexpensive method of preventing tooth decay. IDPH is a strong supporter of fluoridation programs. The IDPH Division of Environmental Health monitors the fluoridation of public water supplies, assists and trains water system operators, and helps communities with fluoridation projects. To see the fluoridation status of Iowa counties and towns, visit www.idph.state.ia.us/hpcdp/fluoride_search.asp.

Winterset man wins Adventure Ready giftcard giveaway


June 28th, 2013 by admin

Scott Hatfield, from Winterset, is this week’s winner of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Adventure Ready Gift Card Giveaway. Hatfield won a $50 gift card generously donated by Sheels.

Hunters and anglers who purchase one of four new licenses in 2013 will be automatically entered into a weekly drawing for a $50 gift card.

To participate in the drawing, Iowans can simply purchase one of the four qualifying licenses at any license retailer or on the DNR’s website at www.iowadnr.gov. The four qualifying licenses are:

· Bonus Line License – resident and nonresident anglers can fish with one additional line (with the purchase of the annual fishing license, which allows two lines), for $12.

· Outdoor Combo License – annual resident hunting/fishing/habitat combo license for $47.

· Angler’s Special – a three-year resident fishing license for $53.

· Hunter’s Special – a three-year resident hunting license with habitat included for $86.

The DNR will draw every Monday at noon and announce the weekly winner on its website and through Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. The promotion will run through December 23, 2013.

Mills Fleet Farm is sponsoring the July 1 gift card drawing. Weekly winner announcements, gift card sponsors and complete drawing details can be found at www.iowadnr.gov/giveaway.

Latham and Northey to Visit Cass County *UPDATE*


June 28th, 2013 by admin

Iowa Congressman Tom Latham and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced Monday that they will be visiting Cass County on Monday, July 1 along with Guthrie, Montgomery, Mills, Pottawattamie, Fremont, Page, and Adams Counties on July 1st and 2nd.

Northey and Latham will tour the new Design Technology Center at the Cass County campus of Iowa Western Community College, located at 705 Walnut St. in Atlantic. The visit is scheduled to begin at 11 am.

Latham and Northey will be in the following locations on Monday, July 1st 2013:

Guthrie County at 9:00 a.m. to meet with economic development officials at Saints Center, 320 N. Fremont St in Stuart.

Montgomery County at 2:00 p.m. for a roundtable discussion with rural law enforcement officials at the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center at 106 W. Coolbaugh St in Red Oak.

Mills County at 4:00 p.m. for a tour of Glenwood Resource Center at 711 S. Vine St. in Glenwood.

Latham and Northey will be in the following locations on Tuesday, July 2nd 2013:

Pottwattamie County at 7:30 a.m. for a meet and greet at Iowa Western Community College in the Reiver Room at the Student Center at 2700 College Rd. in Council Bluffs.

Fremont County at 10:15 a.m. for a flood roundtable discussion at City Hall at 1201 Main St. in Hamburg.

Page County at 12:00 p.m. for lunch and tour with Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association. Starts at the Green Plains Renewable Energy, conference room at 4124 Airport Rd. in Shenandoah.

Adams County at 3:00 p.m. to tour New Balance Commodities at 2320 Birch Ave., in Nodaway.

Latham, a farmer and former small business owner from Clive, represents Iowa’s Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and also sits on the Subcommittees on Agriculture and Homeland Security. He is a champion for Iowa issues, including passage of a full five-year farm bill and pro-economic and -jobs policies for the state’s increasingly diverse economy.

Northey, a corn and soybean farmer from Spirit Lake, is serving his second term as Secretary of Agriculture. His priorities as Secretary of Agriculture are promoting the use of science and new technologies to better care for our air, soil and water, and reaching out to tell the story of Iowa agriculture.

9AM Newscast 06-28-2013

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June 28th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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June 28th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Mass murderer kills himself in Iowa prison


June 28th, 2013 by admin

A mass murderer has killed himself in an Iowa prison.

In 2001 Adam Matthew Moss pled guilty to killing seven people in Sioux City, including his girlfriend and her five children. Investigators say he bludgeoned the children to death in their sleep with a hammer. He hit his girlfriend with the hammer, too, but also slit her throat.

Moss also killed a 58-year-old Sioux City man. Moss had worked for the man in the past.

The crime happened when Moss was 23 years old. He was 35 years old when he died Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say Moss hung himself with a bed sheet. Moss was inside a “clinical care unit” at the time of his suicide. The unit is used to keep inmates with psychiatric issues away from the general prison population.

(Radio Iowa)

News from Clarinda


June 28th, 2013 by admin

With the 4th of July holiday upon us, Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers would like to remind people that the Clarinda Police Department will be vigorously enforcing Iowa’s traffic laws from July 1st through the 7th. This is in connection with a nationwide traffic enforcement campaign.

In other news, The Clarinda 911 call center answered 89 calls in a span of 20 minutes early Thursday morning after the power went out at approximately 5:15 a.m. Many people called on 911 asking why the power was out. Police Chief Keith Brothers would like to remind people that you should not call 911 for power outages. You should report power outages to MidAmerican Energy.

WWII aircraft in Atlantic for 4th of July


June 28th, 2013 by admin

The annual Jaycee Flight Breakfast tradition will continue July 4th with the addition of the A-26 Invader “Lady Liberty,” the only American built combat aircraft to see action in World War II, Korea, and VietNam.

“The A-26 was scheduled to appear at the Fly Iowa Air Show last September and had some mechanical issues, that prevented the visit,” Fly Iowa Chairman Garry Pellett said. “We’ve made special arrangements for this additional event in partnership with the Jaycees for our communities to enjoy.”

The plane will be available for walk-on tours during the Jaycees Flight Breakfast and will also do fly-overs throughout the morning. Breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. rain or shine at the Atlantic Municipal Airport, 59706 Highland Road. Bounce houses will also be available for children.

Planes won’t be the only things taking to the sky, as another local favorite, The Pancake Man, will toss hundreds of pancakes onto attendees plates. The breakfast also includes sausage and a drink for $6 per plate. All funds raised support the Jaycees Fourth of July Fireworks Display. Fireworks and music will begin at dusk with concessions provided by the Kiwanis Club beforehand. The rain date is July 5th for fireworks.

“The Flight Breakfast, business donations and donations from the general public support the fireworks show 100 percent,” Jaycee Fireworks’ chair Brad Peerbolte said. “The A-26 is a great addition to our annual celebration and we hope it helps bring even more attendees out to enjoy the holiday.”

Early morning Iowa headlines 6-28-2013


June 28th, 2013 by admin

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) – Hundreds of people are expected in southeast Iowa this weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Keokuk Dam and Power Plant. The Burlington Hawk Eye reports organizers of the Mississippi Power 100 celebration in Keokuk are highlighting trolley rides across the dam that start today and conclude Sunday.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The former Des Moines schools superintendent is suing the district over its handling of explicit emails that led to her resignation. Des Moines station KCCI-TV reports Nancy Sebring filed a lawsuit yesterday that claims the emails detailing her affair with a lover should not have been released to the public because they were part of a personnel matter when district officials uncovered them.

BRITT, Iowa (AP) – A Nebraska subsidiary of a Minnesota food company has bought egg processing plants in Iowa and Minnesota. The sale of Primera Foods Corporation to M.G. Waldbaum Company of Wakefield, Nebraska was expected to be completed yesterday. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that the $35.7 million deal includes the Primera Foods plant near Britt, Iowa.

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) – A Corrections Department spokesman says an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary and Clinical Care Unit has killed himself. Corrections spokesman Fred Scaletta says 35-year-old Adam Moss was found unresponsive Wednesday afternoon in his cell. He was found hanging from a wall vent with a bed sheet around his neck.

Health Department says most Iowans need a tetanus shot booster


June 27th, 2013 by admin

State health officials say if you are cleaning up after floods and other storms you should make sure your tetanus vaccination is up to date. Iowa Department of Public Health Medical Director, Patricia Quinlisk, says although the vaccine is good for about ten years, if you can’t remember the last time you had one, it’s probably time.

“We believe about 90-percent of Iowans need to be given booster shot, because they are not up to date on their tetanus boosters. So this is a good time to remind yourself to go in and make sure you’re all up to date, so if you do get a wound you don’t get sick from it,” Quinlisk says.

Dr. Quinlisk says the vaccine also has an added, important benefit. “And that’s because we have a new tetanus booster shot that’s got the pertussis or the whooping cough in it too. We know that almost no adults in Iowa have gotten that whooping cough booster and were are recommending that everybody get that. So when you go in to get the tetanus booster, you can get the booster for the whopping cough — which is a really good idea — get them both at once,” Quinlisk says.

She says while tetanus is not likely to be fatal, whooping cough kills dozens of children nationwide each year and adults can be carriers without knowing it.

(Radio Iowa)