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He’s no cable guy…..

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February 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A report about a prowler led to the arrest Sunday night of a Lenox man.

Alleged cable thief James Teague, of Lenox. (Lenox P-D photo)

According to the Lenox Police Department, officers received a call from a resident in the 400 block of West Michigan Street at around 7-p.m., with regard to a man who allegedly entered their property and disconnected the cable connection to their TV. Following an investigation into the incident, 59-year old James Teague, of Lenox, was arrested on a charge of trespassing. Teague was transported to the Taylor County Jail.

TV and tools taken during Page County theft

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February 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A resident in rural Page County is missing their flat screen TV and some tools, following a burglary which occurred sometime between Jan. 29th and Feb. 3rd.  The incident happened at a residence located at 2481 P Avenue in Page County. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Page County Sheriff’s Office at 712-542-5193.

In other news, the Page County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Sunday night, of 22-year old Jasmine Wilcoxsen, of Coin. The woman was taken into custody on a Page County warrant. Additional details concerning the basis for the warrant are not currently available from the online database. Wilcoxsen was being held in the Page County Jail on $300 cash bond Monday morning.

And on Saturday, 24-year old Amy Samuels, of Shenandoah, was arrested in Page County for OWI/1st Offense. Samuels was taken into custody following a traffic stop at around 12:30-a.m., for failure to obey a traffic control device, at the intersection of West Sheridan Avenue and Iowa Street. She was brought to the Page County Jail and later posted a $1,000 bond before being released.

Stanton man injured during Saturday morning accident

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February 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Page County report one person was flown by helicopter to an Omaha trauma center following a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning, about three-miles east of Essex. 40-year old Jacob Wookey, of Stanton, was injured when the full-size pickup he was driving through a bean field drove over a terrace, jarring him in his seat. The accident happened at around 10:50-a.m., off of H Avenue, between 170th and 160th Streets.

Wookey was flown from the scene by Mercy One to Creighton Hospital. A report on his condition is not available. Damage to his 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup was estimated at $100. Essex Fire and Rescue assisted the Page County Sheriff’s Department at the scene.

Local veterinarian wins Guy Powell Award

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February 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A veterinarian from Audubon County is the latest winner of the Guy Powell Award. Officials with the Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corporation(MP-EDC) say Dr. Daryl Olsen, of Audubon County, received the Guy Powell Award for his contributions to the community and organizations he supports. The award was presented during the organization’s annual dinner and meeting on January 24th, in Panora.

Dr. Daryl Olsen (Left) receives the Guy Powell Award from MP-EDC Treasurer Brett Irlmeier (right). (MP-EDC Photo)

The Guy Powell Award was established in honor of the late Guy Powell of Greenfield, who served as president of the Midwest Partnership EDC board of directors and was an active volunteer in several other community organizations. It is intended to recognize excellence in leadership and passion for economic development in the Midwest Partnership EDC region, taking into account vision, leadership, courage, and impact.

Dr. Daryl Olsen was nominated by several individuals for his active involvement with Audubon County. He has held numerous offices over the years for local churches and community improvement organizations. Dr. Olsen is a partner of one of Audubon County’s most successful and growing businesses, Audubon-Manning Veterinary Clinic (AMVC). Officials say he continues to spearhead community improvements projects and shows exceptional support for Audubon’s schools. The family of Guy Powell was also present at the dinner to assist in honoring Dr. Olsen.

This is the fourth year the award has recognized the economic development contributions of an individual in the Midwest Partnership EDC region. Last year’s winner was Gail Steward, from Adair County. Midwest Partnership EDC is the non-profit, collaborative economic development organization formed to strengthen the economic vitality of the communities of Adair, Audubon, Greene, and Guthrie counties in west central Iowa.

Car stolen over the weekend in Lenox

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February 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Lenox Police Department say they are investigating the theft of a vehicle that occurred over the weekend.

This is a vehicle similar to the one reported stolen.

Police Chief Jon Huggins says the four-door 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix was reported missing from the 700 block of E Temple street. The theft occurred sometime between the hours of 7-p.m. Sunday to 7:45-a.m. today (Monday).

The vehicle has Iowa license plate number 497-TRH. Anyone having information concerning this vehicle is urged to contact the Lenox Police Department.

Rollover accident in Fremont County last week

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February 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Department today (Monday) released a report on recent accidents and arrests. Officials say Jesse Dady, of Thurman, was traveling south in the 1300 block of 240th Avenue Jan. 28th, when he rounded a curve and lost control of his pickup on a soft shoulder of the road. The 1994 Ford Ranger rolled into a ditch when Dady tried to correct the truck’s course. Dady and two passengers in the vehicle refused medical treatment.

That same day, deputies in Fremont County arrested 26-year old Katherine Elizabeth Lynn, of Shenandoah, for Driving Under Suspension. On Jan. 25th, 27-year old Kain Endicott, of Tabor, was arrested for Revocation of his probation, and, 47-year old Carl Allen Race, of Coin, was arrested for Driving Under Suspension.

Shelby County Cattlemen’s banquet draws 600+ people

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February 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

More than 600 people enjoyed a prime rib dinner Saturday in Defiance, as part of the Shelby County Cattlemen banquet. The banquet was held at Saint Peter’s Hall, and is the biggest event of the year for the cattlemen as they hand out scholarships to local college students and a few awards. This year the Shelby County Cattlemen gave out more than two-dozen $1,000 scholarships to local students attending a college of their choice.

In the awards category, the “2013 Cattlemen of the Year” was presented to Roger Ahrenholtz and his wife Peg. Shelby County Cattlemen President Tim Graeve said in his speech, Roger could be described in one word, “Passionate.” That was defined as his passion for agriculture and family. Ahrenholtz has a farming and cattle operation along with a grain bin business, which continues to grow with a son and grandson being heavily involved in its operation, along with two full time employees and several other persons lending a hand.

Tom and Marcy Muenchrath won the 2013 Beef Backer award at the Shelby County Cattlemen’s banquet. Tom works as an electrician at his own business Tom’s Electric and Grain Equipment. He employs seven people full-time, and up to 27 people who work during the peak season of operation. The Muenchraths work closely with the Cattlemen industry, and said they were thrilled to win the award.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)

Orv Roecker, former Harlan Mayor and City Councilman, died Friday

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February 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Long time Harlan City official Orval “Orv” Roecker died late last week, after dealing with health issues over the past few months. Harlan City Administrator Terry Cox says Roecker was a community man. “He loved Harlan and he was on the Council and mayor. I met him in 77 or 78 and had a good relationship with him. I teased him as my adopted father. He loved the community and helped it grow in so many ways. He was just a pure supporter of Harlan. A great personality and could tell a joke on any topic. He’s just a nice person.”

Roecker was also a staple at many community events until his health problems persisted. Cox says Roecker had a good life. Cox said “So it is sad to see him go. He had a good life and the last few years, a lot of his good friends teased him for having more than 9 lives. He was a great gentleman for this community.”

Roecker was Harlan Mayor from 1982 to 1987 after being a council member from 1980 to 1981. He had been on the council in 2002 until October 2012. He resigned from his Harlan City Council position Tuesday, October 4th. Roecker was born February 2nd, 1930 and died Friday, February 1st. His funeral service will take place 11-a.m. Wednesday, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Harlan.

(Joel McCal/KNOD)

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