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Flu Clinics in Cass Co

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September 27th, 2012 by Doug Evans

Cass County Health System and Cass County Public Health announce the availability of seasonal influenza vaccinations.  Community clinics are scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • Monday, September 24, 5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Cass County Home Care
  • Thursday, October 4, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rex Pharmacy, Atlantic
  • Friday, October 5, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Griswold Medical Clinic
  • Friday, October 5, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Massena Medical Clinic
  • Saturday, October 6, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Cass County Home Care
  • Thursday, October 11, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Health & Wellness Center, Anita

Charges for flu vaccinations at these community events will be $30 for seasonal vaccine, and $45 for the high-dose vaccine (those 65 and older).  Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana, and hawk-i can be billed.  Both injectable and mist forms are available at these community clinics.

Businesses desiring onsite flu vaccination clinics for their employees may contact Denise Coder, Community Health Coordinator at 712-243-7475 or coderda@ihs.org.  Additionally, Cass County Public Health will be conducting flu vaccinations for students during school time at all Cass County schools in October.  Schools are distributing consent forms, which are due back to the school by October 1.

Flu vaccine will be available at Atlantic Medical Center beginning Monday, October 1st.  No appointment is necessary; the immunization nurse is available from 8:30 am – noon and 1 pm – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday; 8:30 – 11:30 am on Saturdays.  AMC follows the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on influenza vaccinations:

 

Thursday Morning AP Iowa Headlines

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September 27th, 2012 by Doug Evans

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Governor Terry Branstad has named a large conference room in the state Capitol in honor of former Governor Robert D. Ray. Branstad announced the honor yesterday, on Ray’s 84th birthday. Ray and his family joined Branstad for a brief ceremony Wednesday in Des Moines.

CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Fire officials say sparks from a grinder ignited a fire that destroyed a building near the town square in downtown Centerville. The Tuesday afternoon fire gutted a building that was home to a shop called The Gypsy Quarter. Fire officials blamed the blaze on a contractor who was doing metal work on the roof. It took firefighters three hours to bring the blaze under control.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Police have identified a man who died in a single-vehicle crash in West Des Moines. Authorities say 21-year-old Jeffrey Jones of Earlham was killed just before 6 a.m. yesterday when his vehicle left the roadway on an interstate mix master that connects Interstates 80, 35 and 235.

WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) – Prosecutors have filed a first-degree murder charge against a former resident at an Iowa residential care facility, after a man he is accused of attacking died. KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids reports that 35-year-old Matthew Braun is accused of assaulting 57-year-old Kris Simpson at the Prairie View Residential Care Facility last week.

AMES, Iowa (AP) – The Story County attorney’s office has dismissed charges against two teenagers accused of a sexual assault in July. The Ames Tribune reports the county attorney filed documents Monday dismissing the case against the 16-year-old boys from Ames and Boone.

Comforts of Home Featured at Atlantic’s Harvest Fest

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September 26th, 2012 by Doug Evans

Get your apple peelers ready and your quilts ironed for Atlantic’s annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 13.

Apple pie and cozy quilts are icons of autumn and Harvest Fest features them both with a contest and a show.

Harvest Fest, sponsored by the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce and McCurdy’s Pumpkins, is a family-friendly prelude to the Atlantic Fire Department’s Fireman’s Parade.

The apple pie contest awards Atlanticash prizes as $50 for the blue ribbon winner and $25 for runner-up. Bakers should deliver their pies to the Chamber office on Saturday by 2 p.m. sharp for consideration in the contest, sponsored by Gade Insurance and The Farmer’s Kitchen.

Quilters should bring their quilts to the Chamber by Wednesday, October 10 for entry into the show. Although recent creations are popular show items, members of the public with interesting heirloom pieces are also encouraged to share their quilts. The quilt show, sponsored by Atlantic Locker, Rex Pharmacy, and Something for You, will be open for free viewing in the Rock Island Depot’s Rowe Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 13th.  Apple pie entries will be served up at the Harvest Feast starting at 5 p.m.

“Our Harvest Feast gives parade-goers a taste of Iowa home-cookin’ and makes sure that no BBQ or apple pie entries go to waste!” Chamber Membership Coordinator Nicky Christensen said.

Forms for both the apple pie contest and quilt show are available at sponsor locations and online at AtlanticIowa.com. There is no entry fee for either event.

–Press Release from Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce

Mills County Arrest Report

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September 26th, 2012 by Doug Evans

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports several recent arrests.

On Friday, September 14, three people were arrested.  At about 11:30 PM, 20-year-old Dori Ann Foster of Bellevue, NE was arrested for possession of Controlled Substance and possession Drug Paraphernalia.  Foster was held on $1,300 bond.  Also at about 11:30 PM, 20-year-old Amanda Kay Kircher of Bellevue, NE was arrested for possession of Controlled Substance and possession Drug Paraphernalia.  She was held on $1,300 bond.  At about 9 PM, 41-year-old Jeffery Paul Winget of Oakland was arrested for driving while revoked.  He was held on $5,000 bond.

On Saturday, September 15, 36-year-old Angela Hope Thurman of Pacific Junction was arrested at the Bluffs View Motel in Pacific Junction for OWI 1st, possession of Controlled Substance and possession Drug Paraphernalia.  He was held on $6,000 bond.

On Sunday, September 16, 25-year-old Shawn Patrick Nosekabel Jr. was arrested or OWI 1st.  He was held on $1,000 bond.

On Monday, September 17, three people were arrested.  At about 1 PM, 20-year-old Cody Dean Johnson of Corning was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and 3rd degree burglary.  He was held on $10,000 bond.  At about 12:10 PM, 22-year-old Patrick Neil Jack of Emerson was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and 3rd degree burglary.  He was held on $10,000 bond.  At about 1 PM, 18-year-old Megan Elizabeth Jack was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.  She was held on $5,000 bond.
On Tuesday, September 18 shortly after midnight, 20-year-old Derek Keith Fox of Glenwood was arrested for OWI 1st, possession of Controlled Substance, possession Drug Paraphernalia, and failure to maintain control.  He was held on $2,300 bond.

On Wednesday, September 19 at about 3 PM, 19-year-old Dustin Wayne Giffin of Pacific Junction was arrested for violation of his probation.  He was held on $25,000 bond.

On Thursday, September 20, two people were arrested.  At about 4 PM, 27-year-old Brenton Charles Gordon of Omaha was arrested for burglary and interference with official acts.  He was held on $5,300 bond.  At about 9 PM, 31-year-old Dawn Marie Utley of Sioux City was arrested for 5th degree theft.  Utley was held on $350 bond.

On Friday, September 21, two people were arrested.  At about 4:30 PM, 410-year-old Don Mathew Stipe was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.  He was held on $1,000 bond.  Also at about 4:30 PM, 32-year-old Jessica Jo Hogueison was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.  She was held on $600 bond.

 

Publicist: ‘Moon River’ Singer Andy Williams Dies

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September 26th, 2012 by Doug Evans

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) – Emmy-winning TV host and “Moon River” crooner and Wall Lake, IA Iowa native Andy Williams has died at the age of 84.

Williams’ publicist, Paul Shefrin, said Wednesday that the silky-voiced singer died Tuesday night at his home in Branson, Mo., following a year-long battle with bladder cancer.

Williams said in November 2011 that he was diagnosed with bladder cancer but planned to continue performing at the namesake theater he built in Branson in 1992.

The clean-cut Iowa native began singing with his brothers as a child, and his easy style and mellow voice led President Ronald Reagan to call Williams “a national treasure.” Though his version of “Moon River” made him world famous, it was among his many hits, including “Butterfly” and “Can’t Get Used to Losing You.”

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Nebraskan Sentenced for Vandalism at Iowa Memorial

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September 26th, 2012 by Doug Evans

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – An 18-year-old Nebraskan has been given two years of probation after pleading guilty to vandalizing Sioux City’s Flight 232 crash memorial.

Felipe Sebastian, of South Sioux City, was convicted of criminal mischief. Judge Jeffrey Poulson deferred judgment, so if Sebastian successfully completes probation, the case will be cleared from his record.

Sebastian also was ordered to pay a $3,000 civil penalty, more than $1,500 in restitution and write an apology to the city of Sioux City.

Sebastian’s co-defendant, Scott Coleson, of Lehigh, Iowa, is scheduled for a plea hearing on Oct. 9.

Sebastian admitted damaging one of the pink quartzite boulders leading to the memorial on June 20. The memorial honors the 112 people who died in the July 1989 crash of United Airlines Flight 232 at Sioux Gateway Airport.

Mills Co Approves Million Ton Dirt Extraction

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September 26th, 2012 by Doug Evans

Some residents in Mills County are unhappy about a vote by the Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustments that allows a resident to extract one million cubic tons of dirt from his property.

The Daily Nonpareil reports the board voted 4-1 to allow Cory Leick to remove dirt from his farm near Glenwood.  Leick had asked the board for a special use permit that would allow him to extract dirt which would make part of his property open to farming.  The extraction would create an estimated 60,000-70,000 semi-truck loads of dirt over 1-3 years.

The Daily Nonpareil reports about 50 people attended the public meeting and voiced concerns about noise, the effect on property values, and increased traffic.  The contractor for the project will create a separate road to alleviate traffic and be responsible for the cleaning of roads in the construction area.

Chances For Deer/Vehicle Collisions Rise

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September 26th, 2012 by Doug Evans

Iowa motorists can expect to see more deer darting across roadways in the coming weeks. Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Tom Litchfield says the early harvest this year has deer on the move. They tend to be especially active around sunrise and sunset near creeks and wooded areas.

“I always tell motorists to be especially vigilant as they’re nearing low spots in the landscape,” Litchfield said. The DNR has taken steps to reduce Iowa’s deer population over the last decade after a peak road kill total of 15,361 was recorded in 2004. Last year, the road kill total dropped to 10,626 deer.

“The last four years, the (road kill) rates compare well to the mid 1980s through the early 90s. There’s been quite a difference from what we had between 2002 and 2006,” Litchfield said. The potential for deer/vehicle collisions in Iowa could decline more in the years to come. Litchfield notes hunters killed just over 121,000 deer in Iowa in 2011.

“I expect this year our reported harvest should drop six-to-seven percent just due to the decline in the deer herd,” Litchfield said. Deer population goals set by the DNR have been reached in roughly two-thirds of Iowa’s counties, according to Litchfield. The chances for deer/vehicle collisions will rise a bit more in late October and early November as the “rut” or breeding season begins.