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Anita man arrested on assault charge

News

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s deputies in Cass County arrested an Anita man Saturday on an assault charge. 46-year old Daniel David Becker was taken into custody for Domestic abuse assault. He was later released from the jail on his own recognizance.

And, last Friday, deputies in Cass County arrested 38-year old Julie Ann Simmons, of Atlantic, on a charge of Driving While Revoked. Simmons was taken to the Cass County Jail and was released the following day on her own recognizance.

Exira man arrested Sunday evening on drug & other charges

News

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop Sunday evening in Exira resulted in the arrest of 28-year old James Aaron Humlicek, of Exira. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office says Humlicek was charged with Possession of Prescription pills, driving while revoked, failure to wear a seat belt and having no insurance. He was brought to the Audubon County Jail and later posted bond. Humlicek is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.

Winterset teen hurt in Union County accident; Osceola man arrested for theft of a vehicle

News

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A Madison County teen suffered possible/unknown injuries during a rollover accident early Saturday morning, in Union County. Sheriff’s officials say 15-year old Alexis Hawkins, of Winterset, was transported to the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston following the accident that took place near Lorimor at around 2:35-a.m., Saturday.

Officials say Hawkins was driving a 2003 Saturn Ion southbound on Highway 169, when she lost control of the car. The vehicle entered the west ditch and rolled once before coming to rest upright. Hawkins was later cited for Failure to Maintain Control and Driving without a license. The car sustained $5,000 damage during the crash.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports also, 27-year old Tyler Scott Sutton, of Osceola, was arrested Sunday morning for possession of drug paraphernalia and 2nd degree Theft. Sutton was arrested at the Union County Law Enforcement Center after he was found to be in possession of a 2001 Chevy Silverado that was reported stolen from Creston last week. Sutton remains in the jail while awaiting an appearance in front of the magistrate.

Authorities seek help in locating missing man – possibly in Guthrie County

News

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol, says they are in need of your help in locating  an adult male.  Authorities are looking for a 2012 Black, Ford Dually, with Tennessee license plate# J414234. The man’s name is Frank Dietz.

Dietz is said to be sick and disoriented.  When they last spoke to him, he advised he was ”stuck on a road.”  Frank Dietz’s phone was pinged in Guthrie County.  Please check your farms, the roads around your farms and contact the Sheriff’s Office if you see Mr. Dietz or his truck. Call the Guthrie County Sheriff’s  641-747-2214 if you have any information about Dietz’ location.

Authorities are looking for a truck very similar to this one.

Authorities are looking for a truck very similar to this one.

Pipe replacement projects results in closed intersection in Shelby County

News

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency reports the intersection of 300th Street and Peach Road is currently closed for a replacement pipe project. Construction on the project is expected to last one-week.The pipe is located between Monroe Township Sections  19 and 30, and Fairview Township Sections 24 and 25.

Since the area has many dirt or Level “B” roads, considerable alternate route planning will be necessary for some emergency responders if they should need to aid nearby residents. If you have any questions, call the Shelby County Engineer’s Office at 712-755-5954.

Harrison County Corn Growers Host Governor Branstad

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Harrison County Corn Growers Association last week hosted Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on the farm of Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) Director Curt Mether for a discussion on policy issues affecting corn farmers. This visit was part of the Governor’s 99 Iowa County Tour where he met with 11 farmers. The group chatted about the need for Iowa to pass legislation to set consistent funding for our state’s water quality efforts, support for Section 179 coupling in 2017 and the signing of the biochemical tax credit.

Governor Branstad (front center) and ICGA Director Curt Mether (front right) as well as members of the Harrison County Corn Growers.

Governor Branstad (front center) and ICGA Director Curt Mether (front right) as well as members of the Harrison County Corn Growers.

Mether, a farmer from Logan, said “We appreciate the Governor taking the time to hear our views on a number of policy issues. We appreciate the legislators and his work on water quality funding legislation even though no additional funding was passed. The Iowa Corn Growers Association remains committed to seeking significant, long-term funding for improving water quality in the state of Iowa. We are hopeful the state legislature can come to a consensus this coming session.”

The next step in the policy development process is the ongoing ICGA membership survey and round table meetings, which will be held across the state in early July. These meetings allow ICGA members to gather together and discuss policy directions for the upcoming year. To see ICGA’s full list of state and federal priorities, please visit iowacorn.org/policy.

Iowa prep baseball coach suspended after OWI incident

News, Sports

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DUNLAP, Iowa (AP) – A western Iowa baseball coach has been suspended following an allegation that he was drunk at a game. Coon Rapids Police Chief Joel Roetman told The Des Moines Register that the incident occurred during a Boyer Valley game in Coon Rapids on Friday night. Roetman says he performed a field sobriety test on Boyer Valley coach Jay Petersen and says Petersen’s blood alcohol content later tested out at more than twice the legal limit if he were driving.

Boyer Valley athletic director Daniel Steele said Saturday that Petersen is on suspension.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 6/27/2016

News, Podcasts

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Creston Police: 3 arrests, 1 theft reported

News

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston arrested 24-year old Brandon Case, of Creston, Friday night. Case was taken into custody on a Union County warrant for a Controlled Substance Violation, and, Possession of a Controlled Substance. Case was being held in the Union County Jail on $51,000 bond.

29-year old Lena Darling, of Creston, was arrested Friday afternoon, on a Union County warrant for Failure to Appear on a Debtor’s Exam. The woman was later released from the Union County Jail on $146 bond.

And on Sunday, Creston Police arrested 21-year old Todd Murray, of Creston, on charges of Burglary in the 3rd degree and Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree. Murray was later released from the Union County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Creston Police said also, a resident of the 1000 block of N. Cherry Street reported Sunday, that someone had stolen a double-lighted security light from the north side of his home. The left took place sometime between June 19th and 22nd. The loss was estimated at $20.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 6/27/2016

News, Podcasts

June 27th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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