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Man arrested for disorderly conduct is in more trouble


August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Tabor man arrested Monday afternoon on a charge of disorderly conduct, faces an additional charge of Assault on a Correction Officer, following an incident at the Montgomery County Jail. Sheriff’s officials say 23-year old Zachary Alan White allegedly assaulted a correctional officer as he was being processed on an original charge of disorderly conduct. White was taken into custody at around 2:30-p.m., one-half mile west of Broadway Street on old Highway 34. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 cash bond.

Cass Supervisors to act on NW water/sewer project


August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors are scheduled to act on matters pertaining to the northwest water and sewer extension project. During their meeting Wednesday morning, the Board will move on a change order for the project, along with an application for the first partial payment, and a loan of up to $555,000 to fund the project, which is located just north of the Atlantic City limits, in the Amaizing Energy Urban Renewal Area.

The Board will also hear regularly scheduled reports from the County Engineering and Mental Health/General Relief Coordinator.

The meeting begins at 9-a.m.

Theft arrest & car vs. bike accident reported in Atlantic


August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Police in Atlantic Tuesday, said one person was taken into custody Monday on a theft charge. 22-year old Tyler Johnston, of Atlantic, was arrested for 5th Degree theft (shoplifting). Johnston was cited in district court and released from custody.

And, no serious injuries were reported following an accident late Monday morning at 7th and Maple Streets, in Atlantic. According to the Police Department, a vehicle driven by Robert Heiman, of Atlantic, was traveling east on 7th Street and about to make a right hand turn onto Maple, when it collided with a bicycle driven by Sean Realite.

Realite was in the crossing the middle of the intersection when the accident happened at around 11:35-a.m.

Heiman was cited by police for Failure to Yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

9AM Newscat 08-09-2011

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August 9th, 2011 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson


USDA says Iowa’s cropland value soars in 2011

Ag/Outdoor, News

August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Iowa’s cropland value has increased by nearly 24 percent in 2011 over the previous year. The rise in cropland value in Iowa was the highest in the nation. Nationally, cropland values increased by a little over 9 percent.The average cropland value in Iowa was $5,700 an acre.

Iowa State University economist Mike Duffy says the increased value isn’t surprising due to low interest rates and high prices for corn and soybeans.

8AM Newscast 08-09-2011

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August 9th, 2011 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson


Small-town spirit helps Mapleton’s storm recovery


August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

MAPLETON, Iowa (AP) – It’s been four months since a tornado ripped through the northwest Iowa town of Mapleton. Damage is still visible as a reminder of the April 9 storm. But signs of recovery are numerous and reassuring to residents. There are new roofs, windows, doors and siding on many homes and businesses in the community of 1,200,  which sits about 45 miles southeast of Sioux City.

Volunteers continue to come. Some AmeriCorps volunteers soon will arrive and are expected to remain for about six weeks. John Stoll says the daily stress of rebuilding is tough to cope with, though. He says some days are good, some days are bad, “and fortunately we’ve got small-town spirit here, and that really helps.”

Operation T-Bone Days weekend award winners


August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The winners from Saturday’s activities during “Operation T-Bone” days in Audubon have been announced. Audubon Chamber of Commerce officials say Parade participants picking up awards include:

Antique Auto 1959 & older – Harry Rustvold

Milestone Auto 1960 & newer – Al Stark

Antique Machinery – Ron Swanson

Saddle – Audubon County Saddle Club

Hitch – John Parrott’s Grandchildren

Jr. Division – Jr. Cowboy & Cowgirl Float

Sr. Division, 1st Prize – The Friendship Home

Sr. Division, 2nd Prize – Audubon Family Chiropractic

Good Neighbor – Pie Electric

Grand Champion – Firehouse Flames.

In other awards…

2011 Cowboy/Cowgirl – Quinten Fuller & Emily Foran

Chili cook-off winners -

1st place – Kate Hargens

2nd place – Joan McCuen

3rd place – Peter Schwab

Winners of the T-Bone Special raffle -

$2,500 cash prize – Robert R. Hansen

$1,000 cash prize – Darrell Christensen

$500 cash prize (2 winners) – Darcy Tessman & Melissa Jacobs

Iowa Beef Certificates (5 winners) – Arlen Wiederstein, Clint Grabill, Gary Christensen, Pat Obermeier, & Margee Shaffer.

Talent Show Winners -

Sprout Division, 1st place – Elizabeth & Abigail Zaiger

2nd place – Avery & Quinten Fuller.

Senior Division – 1st place Megan Deist

2nd place Miranda Nelsen

3rd place (tie) Sarah Brinkman & Riley Christensen

Operation T-Bone Days began last Thursday The main events conclude today, in Audubon. The cattle auction begins at 9-a.m., followed by a free hamburger feed, at noon. Other, related events will take place later this month, including the T-Bone horse show & a golf tournament. For more information go to www.audubon Iowa.org.

Rural Griswold woman dies in rollover accident (Updated 10:35-a.m.)


August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

In an update to our earler reports about a fatal accident this morning just west of the Cass/Pottawattamie County line, Pott County Chief Deputy Jim Matthei says the victim of the crash has been identified as 21-year old Kayleen Amos, of rural Griswold. Matthei says the woman was traveling north on Contrail Avenue at around 6-a.m., when she lost control of the 2002 Ford F-250 pickup she was driving.

The vehicle entered the west ditch and rolled over, coming to rest in a corn field. Amos, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident, which remains under invetigation,  happened just north of Highway 92.

Adair County BOS to meet Tuesday


August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday morning (Aug. 9th) in Greenfield, to canvass the votes from last Wednesday’s Special Local Option Sales Tax Election. The canvass is expected to begin at 9:15-a.m.

The Board will also hear from the Redistricting Committee, which will present the current plan, and proposed redistricting and new precinct proposals. Afterward the Board is expected to set the date for a public hearing on the matter.

Then, at 10-a.m., the Adair County Board of Supervisors will hear from John Hansen, with Midwest Construction Consultants, with regard to communication phones, and data-wire bids, change orders, and an update on the Adair County Public Safety Center.

The meeting begins at 9-a.m., in the Supervisor’s board room at the courthouse, in Greenfield.