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Fight leads to the arrest of two men in Lenox

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July 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Two men were arrested in Lenox Wednesday afternoon, following an investigation into a physical altercation. Officers were called to the Lenox trailer court at around 3:30-p.m.  Upon their arrival, officers found a man with blood running from facial wounds, outside a residence, and the Taylor County Ambulance was contacted for assistance.

Shaun Sanden

Shaun Sanden

An investigation revealed 34-year old Shaun R. Sanden, of Lenox, and 33-year old Jose R. Cerda, of Lenox, had become involved in a dispute which led to a fight.

Jose Cerda

Jose Cerda

Both men suffered  injuries during the incident. Both men were subsequently arrested and charged with serious assault/domestic. They were transported to the Taylor County Jail for processing

8AM Newscast 07-25-2013

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July 25th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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7AM Newscast 07-25-2013

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Cass County Fair – Thursday Schedule 7/25/13

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July 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The first full day of the 2013 Cass County begins today, in Atlantic. Activities later today include the Food Sale at the Community Center on the fairgrounds, beginning at 10-a.m. All 4-H baked goods will be for sale, with a sample of every item kept for exhibit purposes, and displayed in the club booth, and recipes of each baked item will be available. Baked products selected for the State Fair will not be offered for sale, however. Proceeds from the sale are used to help support the 4-H program in Cass County.

Entertainment this evening begins at 7, with music from the “Blue Tones,” followed by the Cass County Fair King and Queen contest on the north garden of the Community Center at 8, and Senior Recognition at 9.

This year’s Queen candidates include Emily Jacobsen, Amber Stender, Hannah Ankenbauer, Larissa Backhaus, Tierney Sothman, Diana Perkins, Heather Reyna, Valerie Watson, and Mikayla Somers. King candidates include: Tanner Potter, Clint Hansen, Justin Somers, Blake Miller, and Luke Frisbie.

Preliminary judging of all candidates was held on July 15th. As always, there is NO Charge to attend the Cass County Fair, but your purchase of meals at the food stand are very much appreciated, to help support the Fair and continue to make it a unique, free event each year.

View the complete Cass County Fair Schedule here: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/cass/sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/cass/2013%20Schedule_Cass%20County%20Fair%20Updated.pdf

T-bone accident in Red Oak, but no injuries

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July 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A t-bone style accident at an uncontrolled intersection Wednesday afternoon in Red Oak caused $6,000 damage, but no one was injured. Sheriff’s officials say a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup driven by 16-year old Eric A. Goodwin, of Red Oak, was traveling east on East Valley Street at around 2:15-p.m., and didn’t see a 2013 Hyundai Accent traveling north on North 2nd Street, Goodwin failed to yield to the car driven by 21-year old Alexandra Marcel, of Red Oak, and struck her vehicle near the middle of the intersection. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts. Goodwin was cited for Failure to Yield to a vehicle on the right.

Iowa early News Headlines: Thu., July 25th 2013

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July 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa trooper and a state gaming agent are seeking their jobs back after being fired following an investigation into a hazing incident at an Iowa police academy in 2008. Former Division of Criminal Investigation agent Andrew Harrelson said yesterday that he was accused of hazing and verbally intimidating a 21-year-old recruit. No charges were ever filed in the case.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines police officer has been transferred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota with injuries he suffered earlier this month. Police spokesman Sergeant Jason Halifax said yesterday that Lieutenant Joe Gonzalez’s condition worsened and he was transferred to the Minnesota hospital. A fund has been established at the Des Moines Police Officer’s Credit Union to help pay for the Gonzalez family’s travel expenses.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have charged two people with driving off with a bag of money that fell out of an armored van near downtown Des Moines. KCCI-TV reports the incident happened yesterday morning as the armored van was leaving the Community Choice Credit Union. Samantha Jackman of Des Moines and Tyler Critchlow of Dallas Center, both 20 years old, have been charged with first-degree theft.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A bank is foreclosing on the Elks Club’s historic downtown lodge. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Community National Bank filed a petition on July 5th to foreclose on the 89-year-old lodge. Elks officials couldn’t be reached for comment yesterday.

Atlantic Council approves ESU rate increase

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July 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic City Council held a brief, special session Wednesday evening, to act on approving the third and final reading of an amended ordinance calling for an increase in the ESU, or Storm Water Equivalent Service Unit rate. The ESU rate, which has not changed in over 10-years, will increase 35-cents per month, to $2.85, effective August 1st. The rate increase should generate $25,000 in additional revenues, which will be used to cover the net increase in debt service cost of $15,000 for repairs to the Bull Creek Underground drainage system and continued funding for annual repairs to the City’s storm water management system.

No one from the public was present to object to the increase or voice their opinions. And, when polled by the Mayor, only one of the Council members, Linda Hartkopf, mentioned she had heard anything from the public about the increase. Hartkopf said the person she spoke with opposed the move. Hartkopf told the individual the only other option was to raise taxes. She said “He didn’t like that idea, either.”

During the Council’s regular meeting on July 17th, prior to the second reading of the ordinance, a letter written by Atlantic resident Charles Griffin was read, which indicated he was opposed to the increase, because he claimed, it was not a “fee.” Instead, Griffin said it was an illegal tax because the citizens of Atlantic were not allowed to vote on it.

Snyder and Associates Engineer Pat Hall, one of the creators of the storm water fee system approved by the Council in 2003, said the intention of a storm water utility is spelled out in the Code of Iowa,  along with a city’s responsibility for utilities, and services provided to the citizens of the community. Therefore, according to Hall, it is a fee, and not a tax. Hall said by setting up a utility fee, the City provides itself with a certain amount of flexibility, when it comes to payments for capital improvements, such as the Bull Creek storm sewer improvement project. The ESU is based on the amount of square footage on a parcel of property. Those who have more square footage would always pay more than those who have less.

Study: Iowans are rotting their teeth from drinking so much pop

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July 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowans are being reminded to think before they drink. The warning has nothing to do with alcohol, but instead the sugary, carbonated beverages we slug down. Dentist Kim McFarland says more people are developing sensitive teeth and the likely cause is drinking way too much pop, with each Iowan drinking an average of 44 gallons a year. “I am seeing a lot more tooth erosion,” Dr. McFarland says. “The patients that have erosion often share with me the fact that they do drink a lot of pop and not just one or two a day but all throughout the day, drinking soda pop.”

It doesn’t matter if it’s “regular” or “diet” soda because the acid in all sodas alters the p-H balance in the mouth which can erode a tooth’s enamel. McFarland says the best way to prevent enamel loss is to give up soda, or to at least cut back. “Limit consumption of soda to mealtime,” McFarland says. Don’t drink soda throughout the day and brush your teeth afterwards with a fluoridated toothpaste, she says. If you can’t brush your teeth, rise your mouth out with water. If you chew gum, chew on that’s sugar-free or a gum containing Xylitol, a natural compound that’s said to reduce the chances of tooth decay.

Dr. McFarland says once tooth erosion starts, it can’t be stopped. “Tooth erosion or a weakening of the outer surface of the tooth causes the tooth to become sensitive, so things like hot and cold can be rather painful,” she says. “Once erosion occurs, it cannot be reversed and effects people their whole life.” She says one other option is crowning all your teeth but that’s a costly, extreme solution.

(Radio Iowa)

Red Oak man arrested

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July 24th, 2013 by admin

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest today (Wednesday) of 23-year old Bruce Anthony Kaimann Jr. of Red Oak on a charge of Simple Assault. Kaimann reportedly struck an unnamed victim causing pain and a laceration. Kaimann is being held at the Montgomery County Law Center on $300 cash bond.

Accident Near Hamlin

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July 24th, 2013 by admin

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office reports being called to an accident around 10:00-a.m. this (Wednesday) morning at the intersection of Highway 71 and Highway 44 near Hamlin. 55-year old Roxane Hansen of Audubon was traveling northbound on Highway 71 and 84-year old Howard Rand Petersen of Harlan was traveling eastbound on Highway 44 when he stopped his 2009 GMC at a stop sign and didn’t see Hansen’s 2000 Toyota when he left the stop sign. Hansen was taken to the Audubon County Memorial Hospital by private vehicle for minor injuries. Petersen refused any medical treatment. Damage to Hansen’s vehicle was estimated at $4,000. Damage to Petersen’s vehicle was estimated at $3,000. Petersen was cited for Failure to Yield from Stop Sign. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Audubon Fire and Rescue.