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“Trailing for Tata’s” event set for Oct. 3rd at Lake Anita

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September 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Health System invite you to participate in the 4th Annual Trailing for Tatas event is scheduled for October 3, 2015 at Lake Anita State Park. The four-mile run/walk was organized by Deanna Spry in 2012 after her personal battle with breast cancer.

TrailingforTatas2015smallThe Cass County Health System Foundation is partnering with Deanna Spry and her family in efforts to support women in Southwest Iowa fighting their battle with cancer. Staff from the Cass County Health System Diagnostic Imaging and Physical Therapy departments, along with the CCHS Foundation, will be on site to share information and assist in the cause.

All funds raised will be administered through the CCHS Foundation, with guidance from a local volunteer committee. The funds will be used to assist area residents as they battle cancer with needs not met by personal insurance or American Cancer Society resources.

The walk begins at 11 a.m., with a balloon release at 1 pm. The Cub Scout Pack #61 will be manning the water station, and the Anita Town and Country Club will have a food stand, with proceeds going to the event. Music will be provided by Jesse Swanson of Chaos Production Mobile DJ Service. There’s also an inflatable bounce house and treasure hunt for children.

Registration fees are $20 for adults and $10 for youth ages 6-12. Teams of 10 or more can register for $15 per person. Register before September 19, 2015: Online at www.trailingfortatas.org, or contact Dawn Marnin, CCHS Foundation Director, 712-243-7409 or mardd@casshealth.org.

National survey on chiropractic care finds good & bad news

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September 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The first national survey about chiropractic medicine shows a mixed report for the profession. Palmer College in Davenport, where the practice was founded in 1895, hired the Gallup organization to design and conduct the survey of more than 54-hundred people. Palmer Chancellor Dr. Dennis Marchiori says earlier surveys showed about eight-percent of Americans used chiropractors, while the new survey found 14-percent had seen a chiropractor in the past year.

“Chiropractors are seen in a positive light especially for spine-related complaints and the things that we focus on,” Dr. Marchiori says. “Americans, even if they’re not seeing a chiropractor, are very open to visiting a chiropractor in the future.” On the down side, respondents didn’t recognize the length and breadth of chiropractic training and some worry about the safety of seeing a chiropractor. Marchiori says it’s very safe.

“Lots of studies have been out to demonstrate that including business practices such as very low malpractice insurance rates,” he says. “It’s a rare complication that causes a problem for a chiropractic patient.” Marchiori says the next steps include studying these “barriers” to chiropractic and figuring out how to remove them. Palmer College plans more surveys in the coming years, based on what was learned in this one.

(Radio Iowa)

Pacific Junction man arrested on drug charge

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September 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Mills County report the arrest Wednesday night of a Pacific Junction man, on drug charges. 35-year old Matthew Joseph Tyson was taken into custody on a warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Tyson was being held in the Mills County Jail on $300 bond.

(Update) Walnut man arrested following chase Wed. morning

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September 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

In an update to our story Wednesday morning, authorities in Pottawattamie County have released additional details about the chase that began early that same morning, and made its way into Cass County and back into Pott. County.  Lt. Rob Ambrose, with the Pott. County Sheriff’s Dept. told KJAN news the incident began at around 2:23-a.m., with a traffic stop for speeding at the City Limits of Hancock.

Ambrose said a deputy tried to pull over a Ford Taurus driven by 38-year old Daniel Campbell, of Walnut, when the car sped-off and eventually made its way into Cass County on Boston Road. Deputies deployed stop sticks at 560th and Boston Road, but the device wasn’t immediately effective in deflating the vehicles’ tires. The chase ended between Marne and Walnut, near 530th and Westgate Road at around 2:45-a.m.

Campbell was taken into custody and is being held on $35,000 bond in the Pottawattamie County Jail. He faces charges that include On-going Criminal Conduct, Felony Eluding, three counts of Possession with the Intent to deliver (marijuana/methamphetamine/prescription drugs), Carrying a Weapon, and OWI. He was also cited for speeding and stop sign violations.

Deputies from Pottawattamie, Cass, Audubon and Shelby Counties assisted in the pursuit.

Branstad orders flags to fly at half-staff Friday

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September 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today ordered flags be flown at half-staff Friday, September 11, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in remembrance of those killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Flags will be flown at half-staff on the state Capitol building and on flag displays in the Capitol complex, and upon all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.

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2nd meeting scheduled over Turkey Creek public hunting

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September 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Conservation Board has scheduled a second public hearing over a proposal to open the east half of the Turkey Creek Wildlife Area to public hunting. The first hearing was held Aug. 27th. The next hearing takes place 5-p.m. Sept. 17th at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Office at Cold Springs State Park, at Lewis. Input will be taken at that time with regard to a proposal to open the area to public hunting.

Turkey Creek WLAThe Turkey Creek Wildlife Area is located between Atlantic and Lewis, just off Highway 6. The area is currently not open to public hunting, and the Conservation Board feels the area is underutilized.

If you have any questions, please call Micah Lee with the Cass County Conservation Board, at 712-769-2372.

3 arrested following a fight investigation in Red Oak

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September 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say three people were arrested Wednesday evening following a physical altercation at the corner of N. 2nd and E. Corning Streets. Officers on routine patrol came across the fight at around 5:15-p.m., and after a brief investigation, arrested 30-year old Jacob Wayne Dykes-Vargas, of Red Oak, for Disorderly Conduct.

Also arrested at the scene, for Interference with Official Acts, was 25-year old Chloe Marguerite Coburn, of Red Oak. 32-year old Dustin Alan Mills, of Red Oak, was arrested at the same location, for Disorderly Conduct, and on an active warrant out of Louisiana, for Failure to Appear on original, Possession of Methamphetamine and Cocaine, charges.

Dykes-Vargas and Coburn were being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond, each, while Mills was being held in the jail awaiting extradition to Louisiana.

Ernst says Iran deal keeps her up at night

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September 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Republican Senator Joni Ernst is accusing President Obama of engaging in a “misinformation campaign” about the Iran nuclear deal by suggesting “there are only two options: his agreement or war” with Iran. “Rather than representing the facts and our country’s options, I challenge supporters of this agreements to explain to the American people why they are supporting a flawed and bad deal today,” Ernst says, “when we should be putting our citizen’s interests and their security first.” According to Ernst, this is one of the “most consequential” national security decisions the U.S. will ever make.

“How can we ever be certain of compliance if Iran decides to cheat and we have a weak inspection regime as part of this deal?” Ernst asks. “I would argue that we can’t.” And Ernst says Iran is “poised to double-down on its support of terrorism” if the deal is ratified. “As a veteran of Kuwait and Iran…I am beside myself, as are many other Americans who served in Iraq, regarding the president’s support for sanctions relief for one terrorist in particular,” Ernst says, “The leader of Iran’s elite, covert force — the Qods Force — General Qassem Soleimani.”

Ernst says that general is “directly responsible for the deaths of several hundred” U.S. soldiers during the Iraq War because he “supported and controlled” many Shiite forces in Iraq. Ernst delivered a 13 minute speech on the Senate floor last night (Wednesday) to criticize the Iran deal.  “This nuclear agreement is one of those things that keeps me up at night as a mother, as a soldier and as a grandmother,” Ernst said.

Ernst, who served two decades in the Iowa National Guard, used part of her time to read letters from other Iraq veterans who oppose the deal with Iran, too. There was confusion yesterday on the timing of a vote in the House and Senate on the deal itself. House members have devised a separate piece of legislation that would accuse President Obama of violating the law by not turning over all the details of the historic agreement to congress.

While a majority of the House and Senate members are poised to vote against the deal itself, enough Democrats support it to guarantee that President Obama’s expected veto would be sustained and the deal would take effect. Negotiators from the U.S., Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany met with the Iranians for months before announcing the deal’s framework this summer. President Obama says the agreement will prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and “ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful.”

(Radio Iowa)