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Mills County arrest report

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Four people were arrested over the weekend, in Mills County. Sheriff’s officials report 21-year old Angel Rose Bovee, of Glenwood, was arrested at around 4-p.m. Friday, on a warrant for Violation of her probation. Her bond was set at $10,000.

On Saturday, Mills County deputies arrested 20-year old Ozzy Ray Hunter, of Oakland, on a warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Driving While Barred. He was taken into cusotdy at around 2:30-p.m. during a traffic stop on Highway 59 at Applewood Road. Hunter’s bond was set at $5,000.

On Sunday, 37-year old Francine May Gladden, of Omaha, was arrested in Mills County on a Red Oak Police Dept. warrant. Her bond was set at $300.

And on Monday (Today), 19-year old Kurtis Robert Miller, of Council Bluffs, was arrested near Highway 34 and 370th Street in Mills County. Miller was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1,300.

(Noon News)

Break-in reported at Papetti Farms

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County are investigating a break-in and theft from Sunbest Papetti Farms, on the southwest side of Villisca. Officials say the incident happened sometime between 4-p.m. Friday, June 6th, and the early morning hours of Saturday, June 7th. Officials say a person or persons unknown broke into the maintenance shed at the egg business, located at 2975 265th Street.

Once inside, more than $3,000 worth of tools were loaded into a Kubota utility vehicle and driven to T Avenue, where they were off-loaded into another vehicle. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-432-1001.

Deputies pursue semi in Fremont County

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

An unusual pursuit took place Sunday afternoon, in Fremont County. Sheriff’s officials say a little after 3-p.m. deputies were called to the area of Highway 2 and 370th Avenue, for a report of an erratic semi tractor. Deputies caught up with the 1994 Kenworth semi, which was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound, in the eastbound lanes of the 3100 block of Highway 2.

The semi failed to yield to deputies and reached speeds of 96-miles per hour northbound on Highway 275 in the southbound lane of travel. The vehicle came to a stop in the 700 block of Main Street, in Tabor. Authorities say the driver – who was not identified — was transported to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, and later to a Council Bluffs hospital, to undergo a mental evaluation.

Charges are pending completion of the investigation. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was assisted during the incident, by deputies with the Mills County Sheriff’s Office, Tabor Police, and Sidney Fire and Rescue.

Traffic stop in Red Oak nets 3 arrests, an assault rifle, ammo & drugs

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop in Red Oak early Monday morning resulted in three Iowa residents being arrested on drug charges, and the recovery of what was described as “A large of amount of ammunition,” an S-K-S 7.62-calibur assault rifle, and 213-grams (one-half pound) of methamphetamine. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports 28-year old Austin Lee Wulf, of Deloit, IA, 27-year old Mark Paul Weller, of Denison, and 29-year old Becky Ann Weller, of Red Oak, were arrested at around 4:20-a.m.  Each was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to Deliver.

Wulf faces an additional charge of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The suspects were booked into the Montgomery County Jail and held on $100,000 bond, each. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted in their investigation by the Montgomery County K-9 unit and officers with the Red Oak Police Department.

Shelby County Relay for Life nets more than $127k thus far

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Organizers for the Shelby County Relay for Life event report they had a successful night on the square in downtown Harlan Friday evening. According to Suzie Mages with the American Cancer Society and Shelby County Relay for Life Committee, over 500 people, between the survivors, teams and audience, attended the event.

Some of the highlights from the night were the survivors lap, a special speech from local cancer survivor Nadine Kenkel and entertainment provided by local dance groups, the Harlan Community High School Band and more. Mages told our sister station KNOD in Harlan, that the Shelby County Relay for Life Committee has raised $127,000 so far. A final tally will not be released until August.

Tickets raffled-off for the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert in Fort Dodge on August 1st went to Sandi Schwery, Kathy Hillwick, Karlene Jacobsen, Dani Lisder and Greg Roecker. Winners can pick up their tickets at the KNOD Studios in Harlan during regular business hours (8-am to 5-pm, Monday through Friday).

(Joel McCall/KNOD)

Fire Department benefit set for Sat. in Shelby County

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A fundraiser for a local fire department in Shelby County will be held on Saturday in the form of a 5k fun run. The 2nd annual Shelby “Race through Our Place” 5k is scheduled to start at 8:30-a.m. Saturday, June 14th. The cost is $20 per person or $50 for a family of four to participate. You may pre-register online at www.shelbyia.com. The local Youth Council is in charge of the event by going out and getting sponsors and recruiting runners from all over the area. The proceeds from the run will go to the Shelby Fire Department to renovate their facility.

A local youth group created the event last year and had 100 runners participate and rose over $1,000 to the Emergency Fun in Shelby. Bob Richman, director of the Youth Council says the relatively small group is looking to expand. “We are looking to grow it actually. We are open to youth anywhere from ages 12 to 18 in Shelby County that want to join in they can contact Shelby City Hall and get more information.” The number for the Shelby City Hall is 712-544-2404.

Sydney Andersen, member of the Youth Council, says it is a great way to make a difference. “It’s a great opportunity to let your voice be heard. Even though it is a small town and community, you still make a difference and people appreciate it. It is good on a college resume and it’s great to help people.”

The Shelby “Run through Our Place” 5k will be held on Saturday rain or shine with registration at 7am inside the Corn Crib in Shelby.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)

Honor Flight with area veterans takes off in about a week

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

An Honor Flight for area veterans is about one week away from wheels-up to Washington, D.C. for a whirlwind tour of the various veterans’ monuments and the community. Steve Livengood, coordinator for the Honor Flight, paid for by Atlantic natives and successful businessmen Roger Underwood and Jeff Becker. About 150 veterans will depart Des Moines on specially chartered flight bound for Washington D.C., during the early morning hours of June 17th, but Atlantic will be buzzing with pre-flight activities prior to that.

Livengood says on Monday, there’ll be about 40 guardians arriving in town around 2-p.m., 12 of whom are medical professionals. The vets will be arriving between 4 and 5-p.m. to get registered and uniforms issued. An “Honor Dinner” will be served at the Cass County Community Center at 5-p.m., followed by a group photo and the boarding of three buses with departure slated for 7:30-p.m.

The buses will pass through Atlantic, Anita, Wiota on the way to Interstate 80 near Adair. They will be escorted by more than 80 motorcycles. Livengood says if you are interested in joining the motorcade, you can still contact him at 712-243-5445. You don’t have to travel the entire route to Des Moines, but those who do escort the buses are asked to exit at the Jordan Creek turn-off.
In addition to the motorcade, the route will be lined with citizens gathered to wish the travelers well.

8×12-inch flags will be available for you to pick up at various points along the way between Atlantic and Adair, for you to wave as the buses pass by. The veterans will get a few hours’ sleep before their flight departs Des Moines at 6-a.m. After touring the sites in D.C. and boarding the hop back home, they’ll board buses again in Des Moines and arrive at around midnight next Tuesday, in Atlantic.

Audubon man injured during rollover accident Friday evening

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

An elderly man was hospitalized following a rollover accident Friday evening, about 5-miles east of Audubon. According to the Audubon County Sheriff’s Department, 86-year old Floyd Dale Ditto, of Audubon, was traveling east on 190th Street at around 4:50-p.m., when he lost control of the 2009 Chevy pickup he was driving. The vehicle left the road and rolled onto its top into a corn field on the north side of the road.

Audubon Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and extricated Ditto from the pickup. He was subsequently transported by Mercy Air Life helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. A report on his condition is not available.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $27,000.

Sioux City runners get workout, blast of color

News, Sports

June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – More than 2,500 runners in Sioux City got a blast of color as well as a workout from a 5 kilometer race. The Sioux City Journal reports runners who ran in the charity race Sunday morning were blasted with colored cornstarch at a number of spots, leaving their skin and clothing streaked with different shades. The run was a fundraiser for the Boys Club of Sioux City.

Organization board member Jim Palmer says the organization hoped to raise up to $25,000 from the race. Runner Scott Andrew, of Norfolk, Nebraska, didn’t realize he’d be sprayed with colored cornstarch but didn’t mind, saying “I didn’t know what to expect, but it was fun.”

Fremont County Sheriff’s report, 6/9/14

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, today (Monday), released a report on recent arrests and incidents. Officials say on June 1st, 22-year old Joseph Alan Muellner, of Randolph, was arrested on two counts of Simple Domestic Assault. And, there were two arrests on May 30th: 19-year old Alexander Matthew Fuller, of Sidney, was arrested on charges of Aggravated Assault, Serious Assault, and Disorderly Conduct. And, 20-year old Bragun Michael Michaelsen, of Pacific Junction, was arrested on charges that include Burglary in the 3rd degree, Theft in the 2nd, Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree, Violation of Probation, and on a Mills County Theft charge.

Fremont County deputies also investigated an assault on a Randolph man, and a trailer fire. Both events were reported June 1st.

(9-a.m. News)