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Atlantic School Board to hold a regular session Monday

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July 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Members of the Atlantic School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday evening in the Media Center, at the High School. The session begins at 7:30. During their meeting, the Board will act on approving General Education and Special Education Contracts, other contracts and/or Letters of Assignment, Volunteer Coaches and any resignations.

The Board will also approve: The District’s Technology plan for the 2013-2014 school year; The hiring of an additional secretary of the Washington School; A reduced rate for college classes textbook and rental fees; An increase in the Home School Position and additional Part-time position; A contract with Lynch Dallas, P.C., for negotiating services with collective bargaining groups, and approving the AHS Band/Chorus trip to Chicago, in the Spring of 2014.

Exira-EHK School Boards to hold a joint meeting Monday evening

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July 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Members of the Exira and Elk Horn-Kimballton Boards of Education will hold a joint meeting Monday evening in the Family and Consumer Science Room at the High School in Elk Horn. During the 7-p.m. session, the Oath of Office will be administered to an EHK Board member. And, the Boards will discuss and act on several matters, including:

Official results from the June 25th Special Election; Board representation (with regard to the New Board, and who will represent each board); Board member’s term expiration dates; Meeting dates and times for the New Board, and, approval of Policies, Financial records and Activity locations.

CAM School Board Special Meeting

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July 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The CAM Community School District’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting Monday morning. During the 9-a.m. session at the CAM High School Media Center, the Board will discuss and then act on matters pertaining to: A change order for the Multi-purpose building; A contract; and Fiscal Year 2013 bills.

Woman arrested after nearly hitting a sheriff’s vehicle

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July 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a woman was arrested early this (Sunday) morning, after she nearly hit a sheriff’s patrol car. Tina Jackson, of Clarinda, was taken into custody following a traffic stop at around 2:40-a.m.  Officials say her car was stopped when Jackson nearly collided head-on with deputies. The woman was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on an OWI charge. Her bond was set at $1,000.

Red Oak man arrested for failing to comply w/sex offender registry

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July 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest Saturday evening of a Red Oak man. 51-year old Jack Ray Steinspring was taken into custody at 4th and Grimes Streets at around 7:55-p.m., for Failure to Comply with the Sex Offender Registry, 3rd offense.

Jack Ray Steinspring. (Dec. 2011 photo from Iowasexoffenders.com)

Jack Ray Steinspring. (Dec. 2011 photo from Iowasexoffenders.com)

Steinspring was convicted in Pottawattamie County of Sexual Abuse in the 2nd degree in 1996, in connection with an incident or incidents involving a female under the age of 13, when he was 35-years old.

SW IA woman arrested for providing drugs to an inmate

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July 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County report the arrest Saturday night of a woman who is suspected of delivering drugs to an inmate in a jail. Police in Red Oak arrested 37-year old Charise Kathleen Hadden, of Red Oak, at around 8:30-p.m. in the 400 block of Highland Avenue. Hadden was picked up on a Page County warrant for Furnishing a Controlled Substance to inmates at a detention facility. She was turned over to Page County authorities and held on $5,000 bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., July 7th 2013

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July 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad is heading to Europe this weekend for a trade mission. Branstad left yesterday and will travel to Germany, Italy, Kosovo and Switzerland. Iowa is establishing a sister-state relationship with Kosovo. Branstad said last month that Iowa and Kosovo have developed a unique partnership due to more than 700 Iowa National Guard soldiers who have served there on peacekeeping missions since 2003.

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Diving recovery efforts have been suspended this weekend in the search for a Ireton man who went missing after his boat capsized on Storm Lake Thursday afternoon. The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office tells the Des Moines Register that 28-year-old Jaime Jaime-Vazquez went missing after his boat capsized on Storm Lake around 4 p.m. on Independence Day.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The suspended sentence of a man convicted of running a meth lab at a home child day care has some parents upset. Dale Blumer recently pleaded guilty to manufacturing meth, child endangerment and other charges and received a suspended 25-year sentence. Fawn Waack tells the Quad-City Times that her 4-year-old son, who attended the day care when police discovered the meth lab in late December, tested positive for high amounts of meth. She says Blumer should be in prison.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A woman has died after a trench collapsed at a construction site near Waterloo. Cedar Rapids television station KGAN reports that the trench collapsed Friday afternoon, killing a construction worker.

Report: Pilot error caused NW Iowa plane crash

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July 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa (AP) – A report by the National Transportation Safety Board says pilot error is to blame for a December plane crash in northwest Iowa that killed three people.  The Sioux City Journal says the recently-released report faults pilot Gaylen Knaack for not aborting his attempt to land the plane when he encountered thick fog.

The 70-year-old Knaack’s 1961 single-engine Beech 235 struck trees about a quarter-mile northeast of a private grass airstrip where he was going to land on Dec. 1st.  Two passengers died in the crash. They were 53-year-old Lee Schroeder, of Oto, and 55-year-old James Smith, of Correctionville.  Knaack suffered severe burns in the crash and died from his injuries in February.

Montgomery County woman arrested for child endangerment

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July 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest this (Saturday) afternoon of a woman on child endangerment charges. 22-year old Samantha Lynn Massa, of Grant, was taken into custody at around 1:15-p.m., on a valid warrant charging her with Felony Child Endangerment. Additional details on the circumstances surrounding the warrant are not available. Massa was brought to the Montgomery County Jail where she was being held on $5,000 cash bond.

Atlantic Board of Adjustment to hold Public Hearings

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July 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Board of Adjustment will hold public hearings Monday morning at City Hall, with regard to two separate variance applications. The first is for Joseph and Karen Riesberg, who wish to construct a storage shed at 423 Elm Street. The shed would not conform to the rear yard setback requirements under the zoning ordinance. The second hearing is for a request by Larry and Marlene Hummel to construct a three-car garage at 2803 Country Club Drive, that would not conform to the street-side yard setback requirements under City Code.

The Board will also welcome and introduce new member Doug Seemann, and accept nominations for, and act on electing, a Chairperson and Vice-Chair. The meeting begins at 7:30-a.m., Monday.