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Annual Patty Hannon Memorial Concert set for this Sunday (11/12/13)

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November 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Church of Christ will play host to the 30th annual Patty Hannon Memorial Concert this Sunday, Nov. 10th. Guy Somers, along with his musical family and friends will perform during the event, which begins at 2-p.m. , and features a variety of songs and tunes from Broadway musicals, movies, classic rock, classical and gospel music. There is no admission charge.

Patricia (Patty) Louise Hannon, is a native of Greenfield. She died in May, 1950, at the age of 17, from an untreatable brain tumor. Hannon had an intense love for music and marching and was drum majorette for the Atlantic High School Band for three years. She was also chosen “the flame girl” in the Atlantic Fire Department’s Parade in the fall of 1949.

Her father’s deep devotion and love for his daughter continues today with the annual Patty Hannon Concert held at the United Church of Christ. Mr. Hannon left a gift to the church, and it was decided to honor Patty respectably with a yearly concert.

(Podcast) 8-a.m. Area/State News, Sat. 11/9/13

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Arrest likely in Council Bluffs embezzlement case

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November 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say an arrest is likely soon resulting from an investigation into the embezzlement of more than $100,000 from Alter Trading Corporation, a metal recycling company. Council Bluffs Police Sgt. David Dawson told the Daily NonPareil a male employee at the Alter Corporation allegedly issued unauthorized checks to his family members. The checks, which were written from Jan. 1st, 2012 through this past Wednesday, amounted to $102, 436.

The suspect, if arrested, would face felony charges of first-degree theft, punishable by a maximum of up to 10 years in prison.

Public Intox. arrest in Red Oak, Saturday

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November 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was arrested early this (Saturday) morning on a Public Intoxication charge. According to Red Oak Police, 51-year old David Lawrence Howe was arrested in the 1800 block of East Summit Street at around 1:25-a.m.   Howe was brought to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on a $300 cash bond.

3 young adults arrested on drug charges Saturday morning

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November 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report three young adults from Council Bluffs were arrested on drug charges early this (Saturday) morning, following a traffic stop on Highway 34. The vehicle, driven by 19-year old Dillion Michael Clemons, was stopped at around 2:50-a.m.  Clemons was charged with OWI/1st offense, Possession with the Intent to Deliver/Marijuana, and a drug tax stamp violation. His bond was set at $5,000.

Two passengers in the vehicle were arrested for Possession with the Intent to Deliver/Marijuana, and a drug tax stamp violation. 19-year old’s Travis Jay Austin Brightbill and Jeffri Madison West, were being held in the jail on $5,000 bond each.

USDA: 2013 corn harvest a record 13.9B bushels

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November 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – This year’s corn crop is the largest the nation has ever seen, and exceeds earlier government projections.  In its first report since the government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it expects 13.99 billion bushels of corn. It had forecast 13.8 billion bushels. The previous record was 13.1 billion in 2009.

Heavy rains delayed spring planting and drought conditions returned to parts of the Midwest. Some analysts thought there would be a subpar harvest. But adequate rain and cooler temperatures at pollination time produced exceptional results, especially in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Prices dropped below $4.20 a bushel Friday, the lowest since 2010.

That means some farmers see lower profits, but chicken, pork, and beef producers will have lower feed costs. Grocery prices won’t be impacted.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., Nov. 9th 2013

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November 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two Republican senators say just five people have enrolled in health insurance plans through the District of Columbia’s new insurance exchange. Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah say many Americans are having their health insurance canceled due to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul but are unable to enroll in a new plan.

THOMPSON, Iowa (AP) – The last hurrah for Thompson Mayor Roger Johnson came two days after his death, when he won re-election. Winter Funeral Home says the 85-year-old Johnson died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City. But his name remained on the ballot for Tuesday’s municipal election in Thompson, a town of 502 people about six miles from the Minnesota state line.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Des Moines man has been accused of breaking into a neighbor’s house and offering to mow the lawn. Des Moines police say the burglary victim awoke Thursday afternoon and heard his dogs barking. The victim told police he found 28-year-old Nathan Greene standing in the living room. Greene is accused of offering to then mow the victim’s lawn for $5. Police say the victim ordered Greene out and he complied.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A 43-year-old inmate has been captured following his escape from a work release facility in Sioux City. Fred Scaletta of the state Department of Corrections says David Kreider was apprehended Friday in Sioux City. He’s being held at the Woodbury County Jail.

Inmate captured after escape from Iowa facility

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November 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A 43-year-old inmate has been captured following his escape from a work release facility in Sioux City. Fred Scaletta of the state Department of Corrections says David Kreider was apprehended Friday in Sioux City. He is at the Woodbury County Jail.

Officials at the Sioux City Residential Treatment Facility say Kreider didn’t return as scheduled from his overnight shift job on Thursday morning. He’s serving a 20-year sentence for willful injury and other crimes. He was convicted of stabbing a man in October 2004.  In July last year, Kreider left the center without permission. He was found two days later by U.S. marshals and subsequently convicted of voluntary absence.

Scaletta says Kreider was given another opportunity for work release because officials perceived that his behavior had improved.

Red Oak man arrested for violating a court order

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November 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested local man late Friday morning for violating a court order. Officers responded to a reported verbal domestic disturbance at a residence in the 1000-block of North 5th Street at around 11:50-a.m. Upon investigation, they determined 35-year old Michael Shane Sunny Cantrell, of Red Oak, did have a valid protective order issued against him by the female in the residence.

Cantrell was taken  into custody and booked into the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center, where he was being held on $300 bond.