Svr. T-storm warning cancelled for Page County

Weather

August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

737 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHEASTERN PAGE COUNTY IS CANCELLED…

THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE LIMITS…AND NO LONGER POSE AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LIFE OR PROPERTY. THEREFORE THE WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. HOWEVER GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN ARE STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning SE Page County

Weather

August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

721 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHEASTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA…UNTIL 800 PM CDT

* AT 721 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR COIN…OR 16 MILES NORTHEAST OF TARKIO…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

CLARINDA…COIN…COLLEGE SPRINGS…SHAMBAUGH AND BRADDYVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

Significant Weather Advisory: Montgomery & Page Counties

Weather

August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

707 PM CDT THU AUG 28 2014

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN MONTGOMERY AND NORTH CENTRAL PAGE COUNTIES UNTIL 745 PM CDT…

AT 707 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES EAST OF ELLIOTT TO NEAR ESSEX…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. HALF INCH HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

VILLISCA…STANTON…GRANT AND VIKING LAKE STATE PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS…AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 15 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

THESE STORMS MAY INTENSIFY…SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND TV STATIONS…AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS…FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

Audubon Special Council Meeting Cancelled

News

August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Audubon City Attorney Dave Wiederstein said late Thursday afternoon, that a special meeting of the Audubon City Council scheduled for Thursday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m., is cancelled. The purpose of the meeting was to vote on and approve a Remediation Plan that was revised from the prior version approved by the Council in May. A Remediation Plan is an explanation as to how the Council is going to fix past violations and prevent future violations of open meetings law.

The revisions consisted of removing “action items” to be performed by the City Council that IPIB does not have the authority to enforce. In order for a Remediation Plan to be considered and approved by IPIB, all of the complainants-Francine O’Brien Andersen, Dawn Rohe, and Jessica Rohe-need to agree to the Plan. One of the complainants, Dawn Rohe, asked to be removed as a complainant because she no longer lives in the City of Audubon.

Wiederstein said he hadn’t received a response from O’Brien-Andersen, and Jessica Rohe informed him that she will not agree to the Plan. The Council can vote to approve it, but if not everyone is in agreement, then the Remediation Plan will not be considered by IPIB.

Wiederstein said he does not know how much longer IPIB will wait for a Remediation Plan to be agreed to but he will be in discussion with IPIB regarding the matter.

E. WALLACE “WALLY” DICK, 89, of Stuart (9-2-14)

Obituaries

August 28th, 2014 by Jim Field

E. WALLACE “WALLY” DICK, 89, of Stuart died Wednesday, August 27th at the Stuart Community Care Center.  Funeral services for E. WALLACE “WALLY” DICK will be held on Tuesday, September 2nd at 10:00 am in the Stuart-Mount Vernon United Methodist Church.  Johnson Family Funeral Home in Stuart has the arrangements.

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Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Stuart-Mount Vernon United Methodist Church.

Burial will follow the service in the Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stuart-Mount Vernon United Methodist Church or to Unity Point Hospice in care of the Johnson Family Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Stuart, IA 50250.

Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

BETTY MAE FENN, 84, of Oakland, formerly of Carson (8-30-14)

Obituaries

August 28th, 2014 by Jim Field

BETTY MAE FENN, 84, of Oakland, formerly of Carson died on Wednesday, August 27th at the Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.  Services for BETTY MAE FENN will be held on Saturday, August 30th at 2:00 pm at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson who is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson.

Burial in the Carson Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established.

BETTY MAE FENN is survived by:

Son:  Kevin (Cathy) Fenn of Carson.

Siblings:  Naomi Marrs of Lincoln, NE, and Joan and Lloyd Slaght and Carl and Linda Fenn, all of Independence, MO.

3 Grandchildren

3 Great-Grandsons

and other relatives, church families, and friends.

Drake prepares for Grand View

Sports

August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A new era begins at Drake on Saturday night when the Bulldogs host Grand View. It will be the first game for new head coach Rick Fox, who took over after Chris Creighton left for Eastern Michigan. Grand View beat Drake 21-16 enroute to a 14-0 record and the NAIA championship.

Fox is expecting another game that comes down to the end. This is the fifth meeting in a series that Fox says has become a good rivalry. It will also be the final game in the series. Grand View is joining the Heart of America Conference next season and their entire schedule will be league games.

Drake has 15 starters back from last year’s team that finished 6-5.

(Radio Iowa)

NASCAR dates set at Iowa Speedway

Sports

August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Speedway has set the dates for next year’s NASCAR events. The two Nationwide races will be Saturday, May 17th and Saturday, August first. The Champion World Truck Series will run on Friday, June 19th. Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small says they will continue to work on improving the fan experience. In fact Small says it is their top priority. Small says they are still working with IndyCar to finalize the date for next year’s race.

(Radio Iowa)

Study estimates the cost of raising a kid to age 18; It’s cheaper in Iowa

News

August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A new study from the U-S Department of Agriculture predicts it will cost Iowans about 245-thousand dollars to raise a child born in the last year through age 18. U-S-D-A Undersecretary Kevin Concannon, the former director of the Iowa Department of Human Services, says that near-quarter-million dollar figure doesn’t take inflation into account. “That amount will add up to $304,480,” he says.

Concannon, the agency’s Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, says the amount of money you spend depends on how many children you have, the age of the children, your marital status, where you live and your household income. Mark Lino, an economist in the U-S-D-A’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, is the author of the report and says the most expensive age group is teens.

“These are the years when they start to drive so you add them to your auto insurance,” Lino says, “maybe buy them an automobile.” Iowans can consider themselves lucky. Lino says Midwesterners have the lowest child-raising expenses due to lower housing costs in our region. Calculate your potential costs for raising a child here: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/calculatorintro.htm

(Radio Iowa)

Iowa State Patrol Offers Football Traffic Tips

News, Sports

August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Des Moines, IOWA – As we approach start of college football season, the Iowa State Patrol urges all fans traveling to and from games across the state to obey the following:

  • Slow down and expect heavy traffic delays.
  • Pay attention and avoid any unnecessary distractions.
  • Be patient if you encounter heavy traffic.
  • Obey all directions given by law enforcement officers.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Buckle up!

Due to the many in-state college rivalries this weekend, more traffic is expected on Saturday.  Some fans will arrive several hours before kickoff, so traffic congestion can be expected several hours prior to and following the conclusion of the games.  Motorists not attending the game are encouraged to find alternate routes.
By following these simple tips, the Iowa State Patrol hopes everyone remains safe while cheering on their favorite team.
For further questions, please call Sergeant Scott Bright at (515) 745-2863.