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2 injured when motorcycle tries to avoid deer Monday morning in Pott. County

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June 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Two people were transported to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs early this (Monday) morning, after the motorcycle they were riding tried to avoid hitting a deer on Interstate 29, about one-mile south of the Crescent exit. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened at around 1:10-a.m.  The cycle, a 2006 Kawasaki driven by 37-year old Jeffrey Allen Walker, of Council Bluffs, was traveling south on I-29, when a deer entered the roadway.

The Patrol says a group of motorcyclists were traveling on the road. Two of them managed to miss the deer, but Walker couldn’t avoid the animal and laid his cycle down on its side. A passenger on the bike, 36-year old Megan Sue Walker, of Council Bluffs, was thrown from the cycle. Jeff Walker remained pinned beneath the machine, but was freed without mechanical means. Both riders were wearing their helmets. They were transported to the hospital by Crescent Rescue. Both persons suffered cuts and bruises. Megan Walker also suffered from an injured collarbone.

(Updated 10:30-a.m. with injury report)

Rollover accident in Adams County Sunday afternoon

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June 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An unknown number of persons were injured during a single-vehicle rollover accident Sunday afternoon, in Adams County. The Sheriff’s Office says they received a phone call at around 3:30-p.m. about a one-vehicle rollover, with minor injuries. The injured persons were transported by private vehicle to Alegent Health Hospital. Authorities say the accident involved a 2002 Hyundai Sante Fe SUV, driven by Elizabeth Cooper. It took place at 255th and 260th Street, in southern Adams County.

Another accident occured Saturday morning in Adams County. Sheriff’s officials say deputies were called to the 26-mile marker along Highway 25 at around 7:50-a.m.  When they arrived, deputies found a white, 2008 Chevy Avalanche, in the west ditch. The vehicle was unoccupied, and appeared not to have sustained any damage.

2 arrested Sunday in Montgomery County

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June 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report two arrests, Sunday. Deputies arrested 25-year old Lindsey Kay May, of Grant, at around 11:40-p.m., on charges of Domestic Assault and Possession of Marijuana. May was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and held without bond.

And, 23-year old Ryan Daniel Reich, of Red Oak, was arrested at around 8-p.m. Sunday, on a felony charge of Criminal Mischief in the 2nd degree. Reich was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 cash bond.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Mon., June 17th 2013

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June 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT MON JUN 17 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING...PARTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. LOW AROUND 60. NORTH WIND NEAR 5 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 60. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S.

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., June 17th 2013

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June 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — The parent company of Ashford University in Clinton has announced a series of voluntary layoffs due to falling enrollment. KWQC-TV in Davenport reports the parent company, Bridgeport Education, will cut positions to align its employee base with enrollment. Ashford University employs roughly 400 people. University officials declined to say how many they intend to cut, but hundreds have been given the option to voluntarily resign.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Peace activists are marching across eastern Iowa to protest a plan to fly unmanned aircraft from an air base in Des Moines. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the activists want to send a message. More than a dozen demonstrators are walking from Rock Island, Illinois to Des Moines, to raise awareness about drone strikes.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa fire official is headed to Kosovo for an exchange about disaster preparedness. The Sioux City Journal reports that Assistant Sioux City Fire Chief Jim Clark is scheduled to be in the Balkans this week. Clark is part of a three-person team dispatched to the Balkans to help Kosovo prepare for disasters.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids police say they are investigating an assault that sent a 72-year-old man to the hospital. Police said officers were called to the scene at Park Court and 2nd Avenue southeast shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday. The unidentified man was taken to a hospital. Anyone with information is urged to call Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-272-7463.

EHK School Board to meet Monday

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June 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Members of the Elk Horn-Kimballton School District’s Board of Education will hold a regular monthly meeting Monday evening at the High School, in Elk Horn. Among the action items on the agenda for their 7-p.m. session is: The purchasing school buses and an SUV; Bussing students for Whole Grade Sharing, and, approval of changes to the School Calendar for the 2013-2014 school year. The Board is also expected to act on contracts with Kristen Wickensham, for the Middle School Math position, and Special Education teacher Kim Leinen, and they will consider and possibly act on the transferring of funds from the General Fund to the Activity Fund, for the Yearbook Account, if there is a negative balance at the end of June.

Their next regular meeting will take place July 15th.

Griswold School Board to hold a regular meeting Monday evening

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June 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Griswold School District’s Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday, in the Central Office Board Room at the Middle School/High School Building, beginning at 5:30. During the session, the Board will receive information pertaining to Reading Recovery, and hear a presentation from Massena Telephone.

They’re also expected to discuss and then act on: School lunch prices; The appointment of Level 1 and Level 2 Child Abuse investigators; Legislative priorities; Registration fees; Mileage compensation; Auto and property insurance; A Sharing agreement for swimming and diving; The High School Dance/Drill Team; Negotiations; Fuel bids; Technology support, and various board policies.

Atlantic Parks & Rec Board to meet Monday evening

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June 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Members of the City of Atlantic’s Parks and Recreation Board will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday evening, in the Gazebo at the East Ridge Park. During the session, which begins at 5:15-p.m., the Board will receive updates from Parks and Rec Director Roger Herring, on: the Schildberg Recreation Area campground; Reconstruction of the Sunnyside Park tennis court; the Park Maintenance Building construction project; Boat ramp near the wastewater treatment plant; Summer Recreation Programs, and the Trees Forever Dog Park.

The Board will also discuss holding a special meeting on June 25th, for end-of-year fiscal bill paying.

Corning man arrested after altercation

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June 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says one person was arrested Sunday morning following an investigation into a fight. 18-year old Conner Thibodeaux, of Corning, was taken into custody at around 1:40-a.m., on charges of Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and Public Intoxication.

Officials say the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a fight which occurred at a residence in Corning. Upon arrival, deputies learned Thibodeaux, who was allegedly involved in the altercation, had left the scene.

He was eventually located in Corning, and brought to the hospital to be checked for injuries before being arrested and brought to the Adams County Jail, where Thibodeaux was being held on $600 bond, pending an appearance before a magistrate.

(Update) Harlan man dies from injuries suffered during a fire Saturday afternoon

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June 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An elderly man died from injuries he suffered during a fire Saturday afternoon, in Harlan. Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen told KJAN News late Saturday night, 89-year old Bernard Wolfe, a long-time Harlan resident, was found trapped in the basement of his home at 1013 Durant Street, shortly after the fire was reported at around 4:15-p.m., Saturday. Bissen said rescue crews administered CPR on Wolfe, who was transported the Myrtue Medical Center, where he later died. Bissen said the fire started in the basement of the home, when a torch Wolfe was using apparently malfunctioned. Damage to the home was minimal, according to Bissen, and appeared to have been limited to the wiring. Firefighters from Harlan were assisted at the scene by crews from the Westphalia Fire Department, Medivac Ambulance, the Harlan Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.