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Montgomery County authorities investigate vandalism

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July 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County are asking for your help in solving a case of vandalism. Officials say deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 200 block of E. 4th Street in Villisca, upon receiving a report of vandalism to a vehicle. When they arrived, deputies observed the front hood of a 1994 Izuzu Amigo had been pushed in. The damage was estimated at $300.

The incident is believed to have occurred between the hours of 1-a.m. and 6-a.m. Saturday (today). Anyone with information about the incident should call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 712-623-5107.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 7/25/2015

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July 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Atlantic man honored for his work with the Cass County fair and more

Ag/Outdoor, News

July 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A rural Atlantic man who has been heavily involved in the local saddle club and numerous events throughout the County, was honored Friday afternoon for his dedication and service. Larry Randell presented an award to Bob Bebensee during a ceremony held in the horse show barn on the Cass County Fairgrounds.

Larry Randell (Left) presents Bob Bebensee with the award (Photo courtesy Carol Bebensee South)

Larry Randell (Left) presents Bob Bebensee with the award (Photo courtesy Carol Bebensee South)

Bebensee said his association with the Cass County Fair began about the same time he and his wife Dee moved to Atlantic in 1958. He says it’s been his honor to have worked with fair officials and volunteers, and to have carried the colors of the U-S Flag during the various county parades and at other events.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 7/25/2015

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July 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:06-a.m. report w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Day 3 of the Cass County Fair in Atlantic

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July 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The free, Cass County Fair rolls on today, in Atlantic. Here’s what’s on the schedule:

  • 8-a.m.: Sheep Show (Outdoor Show Ring)
  • 10-a.m.: Pet Show (Cass County Community Center)
  • Noon: Working Exhibits, Educational Presentations and Extemporaneous Speaking (Cass County Community Center).
  • Noon Special at the Foodstand: Lamb or Ham Balls
  • 2-p.m.: Dog Show (Outdoor Show Ring).
  • 6-p.m.: Tractor Pull (in front of the Grandstand).

Don’t forget as well, to check out Doyle Chainsaw artistry at 10-a.m., 3-p.m. and 5-p.m., and gets the kids involved in the Kids Barn Activities inside the Commercial Building, from 10-am until 5-pm.

The Cass County Fair runs through July 28th, with no parking or admission fees. Check out the daily schedule and get more information about the Fair at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/cass And, follow the fair on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theCassCountyFair. Listen for our live broadcasts every day of the fair from 1-until 7-pm, here on KJAN.

Villisca man arrested Fri. night

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July 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say a man wanted on a Page County warrant for Violation of Probation, was apprehended Friday night, in Villisca. 39-year old Scott Jason William McCollum, of Villisca, was arrested at around 11-p.m. and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where he was being held on $2,000 bond.

NE man arrested on drug charge in Adams County

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July 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A man from Nebraska was arrested on a drug charge following a traffic stop Friday night, in Adams County. Sheriff’s officials say 21-year old Aaron Raoul Mills, of Omaha, was pulled over for speeding at around 9-p.m. During the traffic stop, deputies noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A small amount of marijuana was subsequently seized. Mills was being held in the Adams County Jail on $1,000 bond.

Motorcycles collide on I-80 Friday evening, 2 IL men hurt

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July 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Two men from Illinois were injured when their motorcycles collided as they were riding westbound on Interstate 80 Friday, in Pottawattamie County. The Omaha World-Herald reports the men were among a group of six motorcyclists riding together, when one of the cycles hit the rear of another cycle, as that machine had begun to slow down. The accident happened at around 6:45 p.m.

The Iowa State Patrol says 63-year old David Schoth, of Chapin, Illinois, was thrown to the roadway when his 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle was hit. He was taken by helicopter to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. The patrol did not describe his injuries or release his condition. The condition of the other injured man, 61-year old William Ott,  of Middelton, Illinois, was also not clear. He crashed his 2013 Harley Davidson trike into a ditch after the collision.

 

C.Bluffs woman suffers critical injuries in NE crash

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July 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A 25-year-old woman from Council Bluffs was critically injured early Friday in a one-vehicle rollover accident near North 108th and Blondo Streets in Omaha. The Daily NonPareil reports Kyleigh Parrish, who was taken to Nebraska Medical Center, suffered life-threatening head injuries in the 2:30 a.m. crash four blocks south of Blondo at Charles Street.

The police investigation determined a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by Parrish was southbound on 108th at a high rate of speed as it approached the Charles Street intersection. Just before Charles Street, police said, the pickup crossed into the northbound lane of 108th Street, left the roadway on the east side and struck a wooden power pole. After hitting the power pole, the pickup rolled several times and Parrish was ejected from the truck.

Reports to Douglas County emergency 911 dispatchers indicated that Parrish was thrown about 10 to 15 feet from her vehicle when it rolled. Police said a tire that was ripped off Parrish’s truck after it struck the power pole hit a Dodge pickup truck that was following her Chevy.

Authorities said speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

New audio tours available for Iowa State Fairgoers

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July 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Guided tours around the state fairgrounds will be available when the 2015 State Fair begins August 13th. Museums often offer audio tours and now anyone with a smart phone will be able to plug into one of four different audio tours of the Iowa State Fair. “Everyone has their favorites that they visit at the Iowa State Fair and we are challenging people in 2015 to take a tour and find a new path,” says Mindy Williamson, the marketing director for the State Fair.

Each tour has six stops. One is all about the animals on the fairgrounds. Another is a tour for “foodies” who want to sample some of the fair’s gastronomic offerings. “And then we have a special one called ‘Nooks and Crannies’ which are little-known places on our fairgrounds,” Williamson says, “some places for you to stop and see.” The fourth tour highlights the free entertainment available during the fair.

The State Fair has been held at its current location in Des Moines since 1886. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

(Radio Iowa)