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Silver items taken from Villisca residence

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September 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A burglary that took place sometime between Saturday and Monday in Villisca resulted in the loss of valuable items made up of silver. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday, the theft occurred in the area of West 1st Street, in Villisca, and included a large amount of silver coins of varying denominations, an old silver spoon, and a silver coin collection from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-434-2715.

Iowa crops endure hottest week of the year but on track

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September 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s corn and soybean crops endured the hottest week of the year so far last week but largely remain in good shape. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in its weekly crop report released Tuesday says 10 percent of Iowa’s corn crop is mature. That’s three days ahead of last year but nine days behind the five-year average. Seventy-nine percent of the crop is in good to excellent condition.

Farmers report some fields are showing signs of disease stress. Soybean development is three days ahead of last year but a day behind average with 76 percent of the crop in good to excellent condition. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says the first week of September was the hottest week of the year. Temperatures as a whole averaged 10 degrees above normal.

Update on fatal C. Bluffs bike accident

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September 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A 54-year old Council Bluffs man is dead and a woman from Council Bluffs has been charged with Leaving the Scene of a fatality crash, following an accident early Tuesday morning. Authorities say at about 6:05-a.m., Council Bluffs Police and Fire Dept were sent to South 35th and 14th Ave regarding a hit run injury accident involving a vehicle and bicycle.

Upon arrival of emergency personnel, the bicyclist (identified as David Ryder, of Council Bluffs) was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Stephanie Kenealy, had fled the scene. About 45-to 50- minutes after the accident happened,Kenealy returned to the scene. After speaking with investigators, Kenealy was placed under arrested for leaving the scene of a fatality crash.

The case remains under investigation, and more charges are possible. Authorities say speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash. The said it was raining heavily at the time, and Ryder was not wearing a helmet, but he did have light on the back of his bicycle.

Clarinda P.D. Make Labor Day Weekend Felony Drug Arrest

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September 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers reports an investigation into an alleged shoplifting incident Saturday morning at the Casey’s General Store in Clarinda, resulted in an arrest. 39-year old Jay Dean Miles, of Clarinda, was arrested at around 3:40-a.m. on charges that include suspicion of felony possession of a controlled drug believed to be methamphetamine, felony possession of a controlled drug believed to be marijuana and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia believed to be used for the ingestion of controlled substances.

Miles was booked into the Page County Jail, and held on $5,000 bond pending an initial appearance before a magistrate.

Cass County Courthouse phone lines are down

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September 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Cass County 911 Coordinator Rob Koppert reports phone lines to offices at the Cass County Courthouse are currently down, and are not expected to be functional until late this afternoon, although most likely not before the close of the business day at 4:30-p.m.

Non-emergency calls to the Cass County Sheriff’s office will still go through, because they are directed to the Communications Center, but all other calls will go unanswered. If you have business at the courthouse, you will need to stop by in person, or call tomorrow.

Audubon County woman arrested Monday night

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September 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A woman from Hamlin was arrested Monday night on a second-offense, Public Intoxication charge. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office reports 36-year old Brooke Marie Hines was taken into custody at around 9:30-p.m., as the result of an incident in Hamlin. Hines was brought to the Audubon County Jail and later released with a date scheduled to appear in court.

Cass County Public Health Planning for 2015 Flu Season

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September 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Public Health staff will be holding influenza vaccine clinics to start in October. Nancy Gibson, Public Health Supervisor, reports that public clinics will begin as soon as the vaccine arrives.  The influenza (flu) vaccine injection as well as the Flu Mist given by the Public Health/UnityPoint will be the quadravalent type this year, meaning that it protects against 4 strains of influenza virus. The Flu Mist can be given to persons ages 49 and under. The will also have a limited supply of high dose flu vaccine this year.

Public Health will accept Medicare and Medicaid payment for vaccines. All other patients who receive vaccines must pay privately at a cost of $30 for the regular flu injection, $35 for the high dose vaccine and $40 for the Flu Mist. Vaccine is also available for children including those who qualify for the Vaccine for Children (VFC) for those children who do not have insurance or have insurance that doesn’t pay for vaccines.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) notes that Influenza (flu) usually occurs in late fall and winter in the US and is spread from an ill person to other people by coughing and sneezing. Therefore, October- November is not too late to receive your vaccination. According to Dr Patricia Quinlisk, Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Medical Director, it takes about two weeks after the vaccination for the body to receive the full protection from the flu protection from the flu virus, being vaccinated now will mean you’ll be protected before the flu starts spreading in your community.

Cass County Public Health Staff encourages residents to practice good health habits including eating right, getting lots of sleep, and washing hands thoroughly and often. Other precautions include covering your mouth by coughing into your elbow of the upper arm instead of your hand and stay home when you don’t feel well.

Listen to KJAN or follow us on Facebook, for more, future information about public flu clinics in Cass County or call Public Health Office at 712-243-7475 or 712-243-7551.

Kansas man injured in Mills County motorcycle crash

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September 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Mills County say a man from Kansas suffered “road rash” injuries Sunday afternoon, when the motorcycle he was riding On Highway 34 near 380th Street, went out of control and skidded off the road. Milton Carlin, of Osborne, KS was transported to Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs by Glenwood Rescue, after the rear wheel of the 1985 Honda he was driving locked up when a dufflebag strapped to the rear fender came loose and became caught in the rear wheel. The motorcycle went into a skid and toppled over, just off the north side of the road.

Mills County arrest report 9/8/15

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September 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s office reports four recent arrests. Three people were arrested on drug charges. Officials say 35-year old Matthew Joseph Tyson, of Pacific Junction, was arrested Saturday night for Possession of drug paraphernalia, and, 24-year old Aleasha Anne Vohs, also of Pacific Junction, was arrested at the same time and location, for Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs. A K9 unit was used to locate the drugs. Tyson was being held in the Mills County Jail on $300 bond, while Vohs’ bond was set at $1,000.

Arrested earlier that evening, was 23-year old Ciera Lynn Henke, of Council Bluffs, for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $1,300. Sheriff’s officials say the k9 also played a role in locating the drugs.

And, on Friday, 76-year old Ronald Walter Klinker, of Hastings, was arrested in Mills County for Driving While Barred. His bond was set at $2,000.

Walnut man arrested Monday on assault charge

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September 8th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Deputies in Cass County arrested a Pottawattamie County man Monday, on a charge of Simple Assault. 21-year old Gunnar Michael Blum,  of Walnut, was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $300 bond.

And, on September 3rd, deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested 52-year old Henry Lewis Degraw, of Bridgewater, on a District Court warrant for Probation Violation. Degraw was taken to the Cass County Jail where he remains held on $20,000 bond.