(delayed post due to technical difficulties) The 7:07-a.m. report from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.
Two people have been arrested in Creston, on drug charges. According to the Creston P-D, 18-year old Heather Marie Madison, of Creston, was arrested early Monday morning on a Possession of Marijuana charge. The woman was being held in the Ringgold County Jail on $1,000 bond. And, 27-year old Coty Allen Savage, of Creston, was arrested at around 6-a.m. today (Tuesday), for Possession of a Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Savage was being held in the Union County Jail on $1,000 bond.
Authorities in Creston said also, 26-year old Dusten Jacob Thrasher, of Creston, was arrested early Monday morning on a Polk County warrant for Failure to Appear in court. He was being held without bond in the Union County Jail while awaiting extradition to Polk County. 33-year old Jason Donald Willey, of Creston, was arrested last Friday night, on charges of Trespass, Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Forgery, and Motor Vehicle Theft. His bond was set at $10,000, plus a $300 cash or surety bond.
And the Creston P-D says a resident in the 300 block of South Walnut Street reported that sometime between 7:45-a.m. Sunday and 8:30 Monday, someone entered their home and took a vacuum cleaner, cleaning supplies, and a dresser. The loss was estimated at $205.
Brush each fillet with mayonnaise. Mix cheese and crumbs. Roll fish in crumbs and place in baking dish. Bake at 375 degrees until fish is lightly browned and flakes easily when tested with fork, approximately 25 minutes. Makes 3 to 4 servings. Recipe can be doubled to serve more people.
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CHARLOTTE “Lottie” McDERMOTT, 91, of Harlan, died Sun., Feb. 22nd, at Myrtue Medical Center, in Harlan. A Mass of Christian Burial service for “LOTTIE” McDERMOTT will be held 11-a.m. Thu., Feb. 26th, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, in Harlan. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wed., Feb. 25th, from 5-until 8-pm, with a Rosary at 7-p.m.
Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery at Portsmouth.
CHARLOTTE McDERMOTT is survived by:
Her daughter – Dianne (Tim) Blum, of Portsmouth.
Her son – Richard (Lisa) McDermott, of Missouri Valley.
Her brothers – Harry (Cecilia) Kleffman, of Harlan, & the Rev. James Kleffman, of Council Bluffs.
Her sister – Mary Ann (Leon) Schueller, of Dawson, MN.
and 4 grandchildren.
Deputies in Montgomery County have made another, drug-related arrest in Villisca. Authorities say 55-year old Kirk Alan Black, of Villisca, was arrested Monday evening on two counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine, following an incident in the 500 block of South 4th Avenue. Black was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $100,000 bond. Agents with the Iowa Dept. of Narcotics Enforcement assisted deputies in conducting the arrest. Monday’s arrest comes on the heels of the arrest last Friday also on drug charges, of six other Villisca residents, some of whom face an additional charge of Child Endangerment.
The Sheriff’s Dept. reports also, 20-year old Cody Benjamin Carrol Johnson, of Stanton, was arrested Monday evening on a Montgomery County warrant for Probation Violation. Johnson was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $2,500 bond.
Sexual assault charges have been dropped against a western Iowa man who ran to succeed Joni Ernst in the Iowa Senate. The charges against 69-year-old Donald Brantz of Mineola were originally filed following an incident in Bellevue, Nebraska on October 10, 2014. Brantz was accused of inappropriately touching a woman and allegedly threatened to choke her. Brantz maintained he was innocent of those charges.
Brantz, who was a candidate for Iowa’s 23rd District Senate Seat vacated by Joni Ernst, was charged back in October with sexual assault in the third-degree, third-degree assault, disturbing the peace and interference with a public utility company. Sarpy County District Court Judge Robert C. Wester dismissed all but the disturbing the peace charge against Brantz, who pled no contest to that charge and will be sentenced on April 3.