Skeletal remains found in Sac City basement

News

November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say new homeowners have found what appears to be skeletal remains in the basement of a house in Sac City. Police say the remains were found on Monday when the owners were cleaning in the basement. The remains were sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. No other details were released. A telephone call to Sac City Police Chief John Thomsen was not returned Tuesday afternoon. The Sac County sheriff’s office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are assisting in the investigation.

Backyard and Beyond 11-06-2012

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

November 6th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Lavon Eblen speaks with BPO Does members Donna Karwal and Brenda Swope about the Elks Variety Show this weekend Nov. 9th and 10th.

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Green Valley State Park to Close during Special Deer Hunt

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say Green Valley State Park near Creston, will be closed to the general public Nov. 17-18, for the ninth annual special park deer hunt. The hunt will allow 25 hunters to harvest up to 50 antlerless deer using only muzzleloaders. Hunters have already registered and will receive two antlerless tags each redeemable only during the special hunt at the designated areas and specified dates. Additional DNR staff will be on hand to patrol the park boundaries. Green Valley will re-open to the public on Nov. 19.

Alan Carr, park ranger for Green Valley State Park says “The hunt helps keep the deer population in the park under control. Hunters must attend a special safety meeting before the hunt where we explain the reason for the hunt, discuss the rules and show them the park boundaries.  We hope to harvest as close to 50 female deer as we can and do it in a safe and efficient manner.”  Carr said the hunt has been a great deer management tool for state parks.

“People want to see deer when they come to park, but we need to maintain a balance in the deer herd,” Carr said.  “Research shows that if you stop these hunts completely, the deer population tends to go back up rather quickly so the hunt will probably remain an annual event. The depredation biologist sets number of deer targeted for removal each year that is based on the population survey.”

The average harvest for the two day hunt has been just over 40 deer each year.

Election official: 68,000 absentees not submitted

News

November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A spokesman for the Iowa secretary of state’s office says about 670,000 people voted early, but roughly 68,000 absentee ballots requested by voters hadn’t been turned in by Monday night.  Spokesman Chad Olsen says the number of absentee ballots not submitted sounds like a big number, but the percentage not returned is typical of past elections.    Olsen calls it “nothing new.”

He says Iowa was setting a record for early voting, with up to 45 percent of people voting outside the normal polling place. People with absentee ballots could mail them up until Monday. Such ballots won’t be counted if mailed today, but they can drop off ballots off in person.

Pottawattamie County glitch delays voting

News

November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – The county auditor says a few voters in Pottawattamie County on Iowa’s western border are upset about being late for work after problems at voting precincts.  Marilyn Jo Drake says glitches happened Tuesday morning at about 10 of the 40 precincts, causing a wait in at least two locations. Drake says delays of 15 to 20 minutes caused “a little bit of anger in a couple of precincts.

She blamed the problem on identification labels that allow voters to confirm their information without having to handprint it on rosters. Some of the labels got put into the wrong “port” of the voting machines.  Drake says “we had some workers panic” but fixed the problem as quickly as they could.  The problem didn’t affect counting of ballots.

Mills County arrest report

News

November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Department has released a report on recent arrests. Officials said today (Tuesday), 52-year old Lori Lynne McCord, of Glenwood, was arrested at around 2:45-a.m. Tuesday in Glenwood, on a charge of OWI/1st Offense. Her bond was set at $1,000.

On Monday, deputies in Mills County arrested 50-year old Mark Edward Fisher, of Glenwood, on a charge of Domestic Abuse Assault. He was being held without bond, in the Mills County Jail. Last Saturday, 49-year old Brenda Lee Russell, of Glenwood, was arrested at around 2:30-a.m., on an OWI/1st Offense charge.

And, on Friday, 20-year old Kyle Edwin Sharp, of Bellevue, NE, and 20-year old Drake Edward Krcmarik, of Omaha, were each arrested on Possession of a Controlled Substance charges, following a traffic stop n Highway 34, at around 5:35-p.m.  Sharp, Krcmarik and Russell were being held in the Mills County Jail on $1,000 bond each.

Harlan School Board approves sale of G.O. Bonds

News

November 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Community School District’s Board of Education, Monday, approved the sale of General Obligation Bonds, a move that will save the District nearly $419,000.  During their regular meeting, the board heard a report from their bonding representative, Travis Squires, withf Piper Jaffray & Company, in Des Moines.  Squires told them the district began talking about the sale of GO bonds back in June. The refinancing not only saves the district over $400,000, it also lowered their interest rate from 3.8% to 1.4%. The district will not pay anything out of pocket. Squires said 5 Iowa banks, including Shelby County State Bank, United Bank of Iowa and Farmer’s and Merchants, were the purchasers of the bonds. The board will take one final step with regard to the move, at their meeting in December.
(Joel McCall/KNOD)

Across Oceans Across Time 11-06-2012

Across Oceans Across Time, Podcasts

November 6th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Curator of Danish American Culture Tova Brandt speaks about a new exhibit coming soon to the museum.

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8AM Sportscast 11-06-2012

Podcasts, Sports

November 6th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th

Trading Post

November 6th, 2012 by Stacie Linfor

FOR SALE: HP Photosmart all in one printer. Scans, copies, prints pictures….does it all. $30 712-243-3122 or cell: 249-0077.

WANTED:  Looking for 55 gallon plastic & steel barrels.  I am also interested in 30 Gallon plastic barrels.  Free or low cost preferred.  (712) 254-2350 cell (712) 781-2332.

FOR SALE:  like new lift chair, $75, 712-764-2968.

FOR RENT:  Single car garage available for storage.  Located in Exira.  For information, contact 515-943-6471.

WANTED: Child’s playhouse – not too small. 243-1869.

FOR SALE: Lifestyler treadmill with incline lift, speed limit function $250; small parrot cage with accessories and some food, medium sized, make an offer. 243-4308.