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Atlantic School Board Meeting Tuesday


July 25th, 2011 by admin

The Atlantic School Board will hold their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

On the agenda is the resolution for the issuance and the securing of payments of bonds.

The board will also discuss a couple of issues regarding building space.

They’ll hold a discussion of classroom space at Washington Elementary School and the relocation of Link Center for the 2012-2013 school year.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 Tuesday evening at the Atlantic High School Media Center.

Rollover Accident in Adair County


July 25th, 2011 by admin

Thunderstorms on Saturday morning in Adair County led to a semi-truck rollover accident.

At about 8:40 AM Saturday, a semi-truck driven by Alfredo Santos of Denver was westbound in the right lane on interstate 80 near mile marker 88.

There were severe winds and heavy rain due to a thunderstorm that was passing through the area. The strong winds caused the truck driven by Santos to veer to into a ditch and roll onto its side.

No injuries were reported and total damage from the incident was about $6,000.

Fremont County Arrests


July 25th, 2011 by admin

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrests of several people the past few days.

On Wednesday, 19-year-old Bryan Dacey Herbst of Shenandoah was arrested for person under the legal age.

On Tuesday, three people were arrested.

They include 39-year-old Shannon Gene Bruce of Hamburg who was arrested for three counts of child endangerment.

Twenty-nine-year-old Jenny Christine Bruce of Hamburg was arrested for three counts of child endangerment.

Also on Tuesday, twenty-five-year-old Brian Keith Palm of Des Moines was arrested for a Des Moines Police Department warrant.

On July 17, 20-year-old Jeffrey Paul Hull of Des Moines was arrested for criminal mischief in the 5th degree and person under legal age.

9AM Newscast 07-25-2011

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July 25th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Audubon County Arrests


July 25th, 2011 by admin

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two people Friday.

Thirty-five-year-old Dean Jensen of Audubon was arrested for theft in the 5th degree. The charges stem from a check written to an Audubon business.

Jensen was transported to the Audubon County jail where he was released after appearing before the magistrate.

Also on Friday, 59-year-old Belinda Joy Vanaernam of Ida Grove was arrested at about

7 PM. She was charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense and open container.

The charges stem from a traffic stop in the 1600 block of Highway 71.

She was transported to the Audubon County jail where she posted bond and was released.

Prairie Rose Lake Draining Begins this Week


July 25th, 2011 by admin

The draining of Prairie Rose Lake around Harlan is set to begin this week.

Its part of a $3 million restoration project based on a 2008 lake study and recommendations from Iowa State University.

The water is expected to fall by about three feet per week until the lake is completely drained. The draining is expected to be complete by about Labor day. Boat ramps will probably not be usable after next Monday.

The lake is expected to be completely refilled by 2012, although the DNR hopes they can begin re-filling the lake by next summer.

Once the project is finished, the lake will be re-stocked with many different species of fish.

For those concerned about the campground and other facilities, the DNR says they will remain open while the lake is drained.

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July 25th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Votes in Audubon this Fall


July 25th, 2011 by admin

Audubon residents will have their chance to vote for three seats on the school board this fall, as well as whether they’d like to adopt a new Revenue Purpose Statement.

The vote on the Revenue Purpose Statement in September would allow residents to decide whether they’d like to continue the current one cent sales tax. It is currently going to expire in two years. Audubon Superintendent Brett Gibbs says that by voting on the matter now, it would save residents the cost of possibly having to hold a special election.

Ragbrai in Atlantic


July 25th, 2011 by admin

Thousands of cyclists made their way to Atlantic Sunday as part of the 39’th edition of RAGBRAI.

The bikers left Glenwood on their near 60-mile trek to Atlantic as they traveled 9-miles to Silver City, 19-miles to Carson, 15-miles to Griswold, 7.5-miles to Lewis and then 8 miles to Atlantic.

The weather wasn’t exactly comfortable for the riders either Sunday afternoon as temps topped out in the low 90’s with dew points hitting nearly 80. There were reports of several riders needing medical treatment due to the uncomfortable conditions.

In addition to the hot, steamy weather, the riders also battled a drastic change in elevation of 462 feet on the trail to Atlantic.

Once the bikers arrived Sunday, they were greeted by numerous volunteers at the Cass County fairgrounds supplying free water and cokes as they made their way through 10th street to the camping areas. Numerous entertainment options were available Sunday night in downtown Atlantic including music and other food and beverage venders.

The Ragbrai riders will leave this morning as they now make their way to Carroll. If you plan on traveling at all this morning, you should avoid route 173 as that will be the trail the riders will take out of town towards Elk Horn and Kimballton.

Missing Viking Lake Boater ID’d


July 25th, 2011 by admin

A Red Oak man has been identified as the missing boater who was found at Viking Lake Park in Montgomery County.

He was 63-year-old John Carmichael of Red Oak.

Park visitors reported an empty fishing boat around 7:30 Saturday evening, which initiated a search for the boater.

Authorities searched nearly non-stop for the missing man Saturday night and Sunday morning, except for a three hour period when storms passed through the area. The search widened to include trails Sunday morning.

Dive teams discovered the missing man’s body in the lake near pontoon boats about 12:35 Sunday afternoon. He was later identified as Carmichael on Sunday evening after his family had been notified.

Iowa DNR conservation officers and park officers; the Midwest Regional Dive Team; the Red Oak and Stanton Fire Departments; and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office conducted the search.