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Frederickson Funds donates to NVF YMCA

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April 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund recently donated $1000.00 to the Nishna Valley Family YMCA’s 2013 Partnership with Youth Campaign as Chairman’s Roundtable Members.

Pictured: Melanie Petty, Grant Petty, Darrin Petty and Laena Frederickson. (Photo courtesy Melanie Petty)

This is the 4th year the fund has supported the YMCA. The fund was named in honor of Atlantic graduate, 21-year old Frederickson, who lost his life during a Council Bluffs apartment fire in 2009.


Nominations sought for Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin

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April 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Nominations will be accepted beginning tomorrow (Wednesday) for the 11th annual Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest. Ron Birkenholz is with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, which sponsors the contest.

Breitbachs Country Dining in Balltown, was last year’s Iowa “Best Bread Pork Tenderloin” winner.

“Any restaurant, cafe, tavern…you know, anyone who serves a breaded pork tenderloin is eligible to be nominated,” Birkenholz says. “We encourage tenderloin lovers to get their nominations in on May 1st.” In addition to statewide publicity, the winner of the contest receives a plaque and $500.

“All the past winners have always told us they see a major influx of business,” Birkenholz says. “We’ve got people from all over the Midwest who follow this contest. We’ve had people from Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri go to these restaurants that win to try (their pork tenderloin).” Iowans who want to submit a nomination can do so online at www.IowaPork.org. Entries are due by June 11.

Last year, Iowans submitted a record 993 nominations naming 65 restaurants. Judges visited the restaurants and ultimately chose Breitbach’s  Country Dining in Balltown as the 2013 winner of “Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin.” The winner of this year’s contest will be named in October, which is “Pork Month.” The winner of “Iowa’s Best Burger Contest” will revealed this Thursday. That competition is sponsored by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and the Iowa Beef Industry Council.

Traffic stop in Adams County results in an arrest

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April 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop at around 8:15-p.m. Monday in Adams County resulted in an arrest. Sheriff’s officials say 21-year old Christopher Cerda-Romo, of Lenox, was taken into custody after it was determined he was Driving While Suspended. Cerda-Romo was booked into the Adams County Jail and held pending an initial court appearance.

Red Oak man arrested on a drug charge

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April 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was arrested Monday night on a drug charge. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year old James Donald Uhlmann, Jr., was taken into custody in the 1800 block of east Summit Street, in Red Oak, just before 9-p.m.  Uhlman was cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released on $300 bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Tues., April 30th 2013

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April 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A truck carrying a backhoe crashed into an overpass spanning Interstate 35 in Warren County, causing police to close the northbound lanes of the freeway. Officials closed the lanes after determining the overpass wasn’t safe to drive on or pass beneath.

GILBERT, Iowa (AP) — High school students in the Story County city of Gilbert are looking forward to moving across the street for classes in the fall. The students will pick up their desks and chairs on the last day of school this year and carry them to waiting trucks. They’ll be moved across the street to the new high school.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A real estate agents group estimates high quality crop land in Iowa is worth $11,515 an acre. The Realtors Land Institute, made up of people specializing in farm and land sales, management and appraisal, say the average value is up 9.4 percent from September 2012.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The owner of Henry’s Turkey Service testified during a trial in federal court that he didn’t strike a disabled man who worked for him. Kenneth Henry spoke yesterday during the trial in Davenport, where the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking compensation for 32 former employees whom it claims were mistreated.

Group estimates Iowa crop land at $11,515 an acre

Ag/Outdoor, News

April 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A real estate agents group estimates high quality crop land in Iowa is worth $11,515 an acre. The Realtors Land Institute, made up of people specializing in farm and land sales, management and appraisal, say the average value is up 9.4 percent from September 2012. The Des Moines Register reports northwest Iowa had the most expensive land, at $13,387 an acre.

Those surveyed were asked to estimate average values as of March 2013. The soaring prices are due largely to high prices for commodities, such as corn and soybeans, that have put farmers in position to buy land as well as low interest rates.

Sioux City police seek man who shot officer

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April 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City police were searching for a man with a rifle who shot an officer during a traffic stop. The Sioux City Journal reports the officer was shot about 3 p.m. Monday during a traffic stop in an alley. Police Chief Doug Young says the injuries to the officer, who wasn’t named, weren’t life-threatening. Local police were being helped by Woodbury County sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Marshals officers in searching for the shooter. Area schools were scheduled to be locked down until 6 p.m. and athletics events were cancelled.

Numerous arrests in Mills County over the past week

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April 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office arrested numerous persons over the past week. In their report issued today (Monday), officials said four people were arrested Sunday, including: 21-year old Kyle Jordan Brown, of Council Bluffs, and 52-year old Anthony Blaine Lee, of La Vista, NE. The men were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Their bonds were set at $1,300 each; 23-year old Dnae Christine McConahay, of Thurman, was arrested for Public Intoxication, and 29-year old Rodney Allen Schoening, of Pacific Junction, who was arrested for Harassment in the 3rd degree. Their bonds were set at $300 each.

On Saturday, Mills County deputies arrested: 40-year old Michaelle Marie Pardew, of Malvern, on a warrant for Failure to Appear on 5th degree Theft and Interference with Official Acts charges. Her bond was $800; 20-year old Dillion Lee Anderson, of Omaha, was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His bond was $300; and, 23-year old Tyler Jason Chambers, of Glenwood, was arrested for Driving While Revoked. Bond was set at $2,000.

And, last Friday, four people were arrested, including: 48-year old David Bruce Grim, of Glenwood, who was arrested for Interference with Official Acts, Littering, and Open Container. Grim was also wanted on a Pottawattamie County warrant for Theft in the 1st degree. His bond was set at just under $7,000; 70-year old Ronald Lewis Grim, of Glenwood, was arrested Friday, for OWI/1st Offense, and Interference with official acts. His bond was established at $1,300; 36-year old Brian Eugene Sheets, of Glenwood, was also arrested Friday, on a warrant for Domestic Abuse. His bond was $5,000. And, 44-year old Geri Ann Potter, of Crescent, was arrested Friday for Interference with official acts, and on a Pott. County warrant for Failure to Appear. Her bond was set at $5,300.

Senate Democrats offer compromise education plan

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April 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa(AP) — Senate Democrats have offered a new compromise on education policy that would allow school districts to opt out of adopting changes. The proposal came Monday after a week of no progress on Gov. Terry Branstad’s proposed education overhaul. Senate Democrats and House Republicans have approved different versions of the plan and have not yet been able to work out a deal.

Branstad has proposed boosting teacher pay and providing leadership incentives. Democrats now say they’ll agree to make those reforms optional for districts. That’s something Republicans had been seeking. But Democratic Sen. Herman Quirmbach, of Ames, says he doesn’t want to agree to Republican-proposed changes to teacher evaluations that would use student testing and other factors as part of the process. Republicans did not immediately respond to the offer.

Hazardous Weather Statement: Cass & area Counties…

News, Weather

April 29th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION–TAYLOR-RINGGOLD…

347 PM CDT MON APR 29 2013

THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT: THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT…MAINLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM ATLANTIC TO WATERLOO. SOME OF THESE STORMS COULD BE STRONG TO SEVERE…WITH LARGE HAIL AND STRONG WIND THE PRIMARY THREATS. HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE WITH ANY STORM.

TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL RETURN ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING…AND PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN IOWA. ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING SOME OF THE STORMS COULD BE STRONG TO SEVERE…WITH LARGE HAIL AND STRONG WIND THE PRIMARY THREATS. HEAVY RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY STORM.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.