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CANCELLED-“Dutch Oven Cooking” Program

Ag/Outdoor, News

August 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Conservation Board and Friends of Lake Anita said Friday, that “Due to unforeseen circumstances… the “Dutch Oven Cooking” Campground Program” has been cancelled for Saturday.  The free public program was to be held at the Primitive Campground at Lake Anita State Park in Anita, on August 27th at 11-a.m.

The CCCB thanks you for your understanding.

Cumberland man involved in Shenandoah accident Friday morning


August 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office says no injuries were reported following an accident Friday morning, on the south side of Shenandoah. Deputies were notified of the crash at around 9:42-a.m. The accident happened at the intersection of A Avenue and Highway2.  An investigation showed 86-year old Claude Randall Apperson, of Shenandoah, was driving a 2004 Buick LaSabre.  21-year old Caleb William Chupp, of Cumberland, was driving a 2009 Dodge 3500 pickup with a 1998 Take 3 trailer hauling H & H trailers for sale that are all owned by H & H Trailer of Clarinda.

Chupp was westbound on Highway 2, east of A Avenue.  Apperson had stopped at the stop sign at A and Highway 2, and had started southbound across the Highway. He didn’t see Chupp’s approaching pickup.  Chupp saw the car enter the intersection and swerved to the south, but his truck struck the front driver’s side fender of the Apperson vehicle.

Chupp continued west / south into the south ditch where the pickup / trailer jackknifed causing totaling damage to the pickup.  The action also caused damage to the Take 3 trailer and one of the cargo trailers that was being hauled. Apperson spun west prior to coming to rest in the westbound lane of traffic.  His car was considered a total loss as well. The total dollar amount of damage was estimated at $17,000.  Both driver’s refused medical medical treatment.

The Page County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Shenandoah Fire Department, Shenandoah Ambulance Service, and the Shenandoah Police Department.

I-80 ramp closures in Council Bluffs scheduled for Aug. 30


August 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation said Friday, they will close the westbound Interstate 80 to southbound I-29 ramp (at Exit 4) beginning 7-p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30th, weather permitting, for interstate road construction work.
The ramp will reopen at approximately 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2nd. Travelers should follow the posted detour to access I-29 southbound, according to the Iowa DOT’s District 4 Office. Prior to the westbound I-80 closure, construction crews will move a crane at midnight, on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Eastbound I-80, between south- and northbound I-29 splits, will be closed. A detour will also be in operation for this closure. The Iowa DOT expects to reopen the eastbound lanes by 2 a.m.

Cass County Sheriff’s report (8/26)


August 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Friday, issued a report on recent arrests. Last Sunday (Aug. 21st), the Atlantic Police Department arrested 29-year old Joshua Robert Olwell, of Atlantic, on a Cass County Sheriff’s Office warrant for Possession with Intent to Delivery Methamphetamine. Olwell was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $10,000 bond.

On Monday, deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year old Derik Wayne Bud Pickrell, of Fontanelle, on a Cass County Sheriff’s Office warrant for OWI 1st Offense and an additional charge of OWI 1st Offense. Pickrell was taken to the Cass County Jail and was released the following day on $2,000 bond.

And, as mentioned earlier this week, on August 22nd, the Atlantic Police Department arrested 25-year old Alexandra Lynn Stone and 19-year old Lucas Lee Stone, both of Atlantic, on Cass County Sheriff’s Office warrants for Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine. Both parties were taken to the Cass County Jail and later released on their own recognizances.

2 arrested in Union County for Violating a Protective Order


August 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Union County Sheriff’s Office says two people were arrested Thursday evening at the Union County Law Enforcement Center, for Violating a Protective Order. 30-year old Samantha Ann Wright, of Winterset, and 31-year old Jackie Lee Marler, of Creston, were being held in custody while awaiting an initial appearance before the Magistrate.

“Iron Chef” judge launches US restaurant tour in NW Iowa


August 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A judge on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” is launching his nationwide tour of restaurants in Iowa to educate Americans about “real” Italian cooking. Chef Mario Rizzotti came to the U-S from Rome more than 20 years ago and went to work in a restaurant as a dishwasher. He saw meals being served that claimed to be Italian but that he’d never heard of before. Rizzotti is calling this year-long trip across America his “4 the Love of Italian Food Tour.”

“What we’re trying to accomplish is to promote the healthy benefits of authentic Italian food and authentic Italian ingredients,” Rizzotti says. “There are so many things out there that we consider ‘Italian’ that in Italy, we don’t even have.” He vows that he won’t be flying from city to city on this journey. Rizzotti says, “I’m going to actually drive from Chicago with one of my chefs and we’ll load up the car with prosciutto di San Daniele, with parmigiano di Giano, with many other ingredients that are very hard to find in those cities.”

Rizzotti’s first stop is Sunday in Sioux City at Trattoria Fresco, for a special charity dinner to benefit the Sioux City Farmers Market. The road to healthier eating, he says, begins with portion control. “We sometimes have the perception that a plate of pasta has to be overflowing your dish. We have a perception that we have tons of sauce in our dish, that’s part of the dish,” Rizzotti says. “Well, it’s the opposite. In Italy, our portions are much smaller and the quantity of the sauce that we use is just enough to give a color and taste to the pasta.”

The restaurant tour is designed to teach Americans about authentic Italian food products, helping them distinguish real from fake, and how those real ingredients can help reduce many health issues related to poor eating. Rizzotti says, “It’s all about one main ingredient that should be on every single dish that we cook, Italian or not, and it is the passion for the food.”

He says he lives by one simple motto: “An authentic Italian meal is not the consumption of food, but a celebration of Dolce Vita.” In addition to the Sunday stop in Sioux City, Rizzotti will return to Sioux City next Wednesday. To kick off the tour, he’ll also be visiting restaurants in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska.


(Radio Iowa)

Bluffs man arrested for carrying a concealed weapon


August 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

An observant Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Deputy, Thursday, arrested a man he knew to have been driving without a valid license. Deputy Brandon Ramsey saw a pickup driven by 50-year old Kenneth Peavy, Jr., of Council Bluffs. He pulled the vehicle over at around 10:20-p.m., and determined the man was still barred from driving.

When asked if he had any weapons on him or in the vehicle, Peavy stated that he did have brass knuckles. Upon further investigation, though, Peavy was arrested for carrying weapons, including a concealed gun. He was also cited for driving while suspended.

Avoca man arrested for Probation Violation


August 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A traffic strop Wednesday evening in Pottawattamie County resulted in the arrest of an Avoca man. The Pott. County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year old Brandon Bradley Pospisal was taken into custody at around 9-p.m. for Probation Violation, after the vehicle he was a passenger in, was pulled over for having an improper rear license plate light.

A records check on Pospisal indicated he had an active warrant for probation violation. He was placed under arrest and brought to the Pott. County Jail.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 8/26/2016

News, Podcasts

August 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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


Central IA man arrested in Creston for Sex Offender Registry Violation


August 26th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston, Thursday morning, arrested 30-year old James Jack Clark, of Pleasant Hill, for Failure to Comply with the State’s Sex Offender Registry/1st offense. Clark was transported to the Union County Jail, and later released on $2,000 bond. Also arrested Thursday morning in Creston, was 42-year old James Raymond Mcfail, of Creston. He was taken into custody at the Adult Probation Office in Creston, on a Page County warrant for Possession of meth and of a firearm by a domestic assaulter.  McFail was transported to Page County Jail.

Authorities in Creston said also, a resident of the 300 block of Maple Street, reported that sometime between Aug. 10th and Aug. 25th, a toolbox was stolen from his shed.  The loss was estimated at $100.