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Creston woman arrested on drug charges in Adams County

News

January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports a Union County woman was arrested this (Monday) morning on drug charges, following a traffic stop at Highway 34 and Union Avenue. 20-year old Kasey Marie Stuart, of Creston, was taken into custody at around 10:35-a.m. after an Adams County deputy noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle. A small amount of pot, a pot pipe and a grinder were found inside the vehicle.

Stuart was charged with Possession of Marjuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was being held in the Adams County Jail on $500 bond.

Winter Weather Advisory/Winter Storm Warning (Update 12:45-p.m) 1/5/2015

News, Weather

January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-COUNTIES

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON BUT TAPER OFF BY EARLY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES.

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS COUNTIES

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST TUESDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST TUESDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…5 TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE FROM 10 TO 15 MPH DURING THE FALLING SNOW…PRODUCING SOME BLOWING SNOW. THE HIGHER SNOWFALL INTENSITY WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AT TIMES TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS.

CASS-ADAIR-MADISON COUNTIES….

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST TUESDAY…

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 5 INCHES IS POSSIBLE.

Authorities ID woman killed in Bluffs Fire

News

January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Council Bluffs Fire Department this (Monday) afternoon, released the name of a woman who died on a residential fire Friday morning.The victim was identified as 49-year old Dorothy Ceballos. Authorities say that around 7:18-a.m., Friday, firefighters from Council Bluffs were dispatched to a one-story residential structure fire. The fire units to arrive on the scene found heavy smoke and fire emitting from the basement of the home.

When crews began to attack the flames and conduct a search for victims, they found a man in a bedroom. He was transported to Mercy Hospital and was reported to be in stable condition. Ceballos’ body was found in a basement bedroom. Officials say she had no means of secondary egress from the basement. An additional male and female who were residing in the home managed to escape prior to the arrival of firefighters. Their names have not yet been released.

Crews quickly extinguished the flames, and no other properties were damaged. The damage was primarily confined to the basement, where the fire originated. The rest of the structure sustained only smoke damage.

An investigation was being conducted to determine the origin and cause of the fire.

2 non-injury accidents in Audubon County

News

January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported following two, separate accidents in Audubon County last week. Sheriff’s officials say at around 2:30-p.m. Jan. 1st, an unknown vehicle was attempting to pull into a parking spot along Main Street in Exira, when the vehicle jumped a curb and hit the left side of the Yankee Workshop building, causing damage to the structure. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Audubon County Sheriff’s Office at 712-563-2631, or Crimestoppers at 712-563-2234.

And an accident at around 7:30-p.m. Friday in Audubon County caused $3,500 damage to a vehicle driven by 60-year old Linda Renee Garnette, of Harlan. Officials say she was traveling north on Bluebird Avenue about one-mile south of Kimballton, when her 1999 Buick struck a deer that crossed the road near Sharon Place.

Audubon County arrest report

News

January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Three people were arrested over the New Year’s holiday weekend in Audubon County. The Sheriff’s Dept. reports 26-year old Brock Daniel Knapp, of Exira, turned himself-in Thursday night after being charged with Probation Violation. Knapp posted bond and was released. He was scheduled to have appeared in court this (Monday) morning.

Early Friday morning, 36-year old Lealand Guy Anderson, Jr., of Dallas Center, was arrested on charges of OWI, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The charges were the result of a traffic stop on Highway 71 in Audubon County. Anderson posted a cash bond and was released. He’s expected to appear in court on Thursday. And, 20-year old Tayler Elizabeth Snyder, of Omaha, was arrested Saturday morning on Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Contraband in a Jail Facility, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, charges. The charges are the result of a traffic stop on Highway 71. Snyder was later released on bond and is also scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.

 

Villisca woman arrested on alcohol-related charge

News

January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report the arrest today (Monday), of a woman from Villisca. 26-year old Abbie Michelle Farley was taken into custody on a charge of Providing Alcohol to persons under age. Farley was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 bond.

SUV rollover accident in Audubon County, Sunday

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January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A rollover accident Sunday morning east of Exira resulted in one person being transported to the hospital in Audubon. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Tasha Ann Anderson, of Exira, was partially ejected from her SUV when it crashed at around 6-a.m.  off Pheasant Place, near Littlefield Drive. Anderson was transported to the hospital by private vehicle.

Officials say her 2000 Jeep went out of control as it was traveling south on Pheasant Place and slid into a ditch, hit a tree, and finally came to rest on its driver’s side. The accident remains under investigation.

Deer, antlers and Wildlife Seized from Cass County Residence

Ag/Outdoor, News

January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports two Cass County men are under suspicion for allegedly possessing deer and other wildlife illegally after officers followed a trail that began with an illegal dumping complaint. The Sheriff’s Office received a call on December 29th about someone dumping litter on the side of a level B road. During the investigation, deputies found hides from four deer, a raccoon and badger carcass. Information uncovered from the trash pointed officers to 23-year old Sean Chamberlin, and 47-year old John Chamberlin, Jr., of rural Atlantic.

The Sheriff and an officer with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources were granted access to the property on Dec. 30, and seized 111 deer, including an untagged deer; a badger and a raccoon, all allegedly taken illegally, and a bow and an unfilled archery deer tag as evidence. Most of the deer that were seized were deer antlers. The case remains under investigation and charges are pending. Wildlife violations are simple misdemeanors.

In a Press Release, Sheriff Darby McLaren said “This is a good example of the public helping law enforcement by making a simple phone call, and different agencies working together in order to make a case.”  State Conservation Officer Brian Smith said the person who made the initial phone call deserves thanks. Smith said “We would not have had the opportunity to make this case without that phone call.”

The Atlantic Police Department assisted with the investigation.

Museum of Danish America receives nearly $1-million in bequests

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January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Museum of Danish America, in Elk Horn, report the Museum recently received two unexpected bequests within days of each other. Nicky Christensen, Museum Development and Social Media Associate says on Friday, Nov. 14th, word was received from the Charles and Norma Wilson Charitable Remainder Trust that the museum will be the recipient of over $550,000, which the Wilsons designated for investment in the Danish Immigrant Museum Endowment Fund.

The couple, who ran a very successful concrete/redi-mix business, were also major benefactors in the Red Oak, where they lived. The museum had a long relationship with the couple, as well as Norma’s sister and brother-in-law, who were also long-time museum members.

The following Monday, Nov. 17th, the Museum received a second distribution from the Marianne Festersen Trust. The bequest is a major gift in excess of $400,000. Marianne Festersen of Omaha, Nebraska was not a museum member, but her husband, Hans, was placed on the museum’s Danish Immigrant Wall of Honor in 1998 by her grandchildren.

Hans immigrated to the U-S in 1927, at the age of 21.  He became a very successful independent CPA with Coca-Cola as one of his leading accounts. Before his death in 1997 he visited the museum and was impressed with it.

Museum of Danish America Executive Director John Mark Nielsen, said “These wonderful gifts affirm that our museum is making progress and is held in esteem by very generous members and donors. All of us are very grateful for these extraordinary gifts!.”

In other news, the museum has begun the process of renovating its mezzanine-level exhibit and office spaces after a generous end-of-year gift by Omaha area donors. The work will nearly double the size of the Kramme Gallery. Completion of the gallery expansion is hoped to be completed before the opening of a primary exhibit on display from April 24th – October 25th.

For more information, surf to: danishmuseum.org.

Glenwood man arrested for assault

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January 5th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports a Glenwood man was arrested on an assault charge Friday night. 20-year old Joshua Udo Laubert was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault. He was taken into custody at a location on Highway 275 at around 9:25-p.m. and held without bond in the Mills County Jail.