Election Results 11/3/2015 – Audubon County/Contested races & Public Measures


November 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

*Winner(s) (results unofficial until canvassed) I= Incumbent

City of Audubon
Barbara Jacobsen 363*
Brandon Toft (Write-in) 276

City Council (2)
Andy Griffith 355*
Robert A. Jacobsen 411*
John Whetzal III 319

City of Gray
Mayor (No candidate filed)
Write-In: Bill Cramer 7*

City Council (3)
Penny Schmidt 8
Larry Southard (Write-In) 5
June Dove (Write-In) 4

City of Exira
Mayor (1)
Brenda Bengard 30

City Council (3)
Mike Huegerich 57*
Peggy Toft 56*
Glen Myers (Write-In) 22*

City of Kimballton
Mayor (No candidate filed)
Write-In:Randy Poldberg 19*
Write-In: Peggy Mortensen 12

City Council (2)
Justin Larsen 27*
Write-In: Joanie Heuton 11*

City of Brayton
Public Measure – Police Protection levy
Yes 10 No 10  (Auditor will contact IA Sec. of State’s Office to determine how to proceed)

Election Results, Nov. 3rd, 2015: Pottawattamie County Contested races


November 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

*Winner(s) (results unofficial until canvassed) I= Incumbent

City of Neola
Mayor (1)
Deb Schierbrock 66
Pete Sorenson 186*

City Council (3)
Darrl Scott Brooks 102*
Greg Heine 91
Austin Kay 63
Joseph Munch 158*
Karla Pogge 155*
Ty Ungrad 87
Ryan Ward 82

City of Carson
City Council (2)
Michael Knudsen 79*
Write-In: 0

City of Crescent
City Council (3)
Charles Hildreth 42
Jack Powers 42
Randy Adams 24

City of Hancock

Mayor (No candidate filed)
Write-In: Harold Hoffman 18

City Council (3)
James Kock 36*
Josh Billings 13*
Caitlyn Caughey 7 *

City of Macedonia
Mayor (No candidate filed)
Write-In: Ben Dorr 8* Dan Lajok 3
City Council (3)
Shoan McCready 33*
Bradley Swope 34*
Eileen Adickes 18*

City of McClelland
Mayor (No candidate filed)
Write-In:Emmit Dasner 18*

City Council (5)
Mitrchell A. Kay 22
Sue Stinland 20
David Logan 18
Mike Conrad 17
Danny Baxter 16

City of Minden
City Council/Vacancy (2)
Gerald McCool 82

City of Underwood
City Council (3)
Robert W. Dose 35
Edward Freuck 32
Write-In: 24

City of Walnut – City Council (2)
Karol Calabro 31
Tace Frahm 72*
Jusin Tooley 42*

Election Results, 11/3/15 – Shelby County Contested races


November 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

*Winner(s) (results unofficial until canvassed) I= Incumbent

City of Kirkman

City Council (3)
Sonny Goans 9
Larry Gustason 6
(Lots will be drawn for the 3rd position)

City of Panama

City Council (2)
Steve Wegner 15*
Write-In: Kathy Schafer 8*

City of Shelby

City Council (3)
Bob Richmond (I) 102*
Sheila M. Rihner (I) 77*
Doyle Gilland 108*
Jackie Hursey 70
Kathie Pitt 50

Election Results, Nov. 3rd, 2015: Adair/Adams/Montgomery Counties


November 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

* winner(s) (results unofficial until canvassed) (I=Incumbent) (Will be updated)


City of Bridgewater

*Steve Frese (Write-in) 24

City Council (3) (Write-In’s)
Meril Bower 20*
Christy Berg 19*
Leo Marnin 20*

City of Orient
City Council (2)
Gary Metzger 81*
Shawn Subbert (Write-In) 19*


City of Corning

Mayor: Guy Brace 165*     Warren Blaisure 79

City Council – At Large (1)
Bert Peckham (I) 157*
Ranae Nicholson 95

City of Prescott

Mayor (No candidate filed)
Write-in: Bob Henrichs 34*; Write-In: Joni Chafa 21

City Council (2) (No candidates filed)
Write-In: Crystal Schafer 30*; Write-In: Julie Krauth 29*; Write-In: John Grossnickle 22; Write-In: Jordan Walter 20

Council (To fill a vacancy)

April Damewood (I) 27*; Write-In: Jordan Walter 26


City of Coberg

City Council (3)
Write-in: Jody Schooling 2; Jarrumy LaFord 2; Les Ballard 2

City of Elliott

City Council (2): *Michaeal Christiansen 46;  *Charlie Misner (Write-in) 29

City of Grant

Andrea J. Holldorf (I) 22*
Laurenda Mifflin 8

City Council (5)
Lyn Sliger (I) 30*
Jeff Brown (I) 23*
Nancy L. Taylor (I) 28*
Michael B. Amos (I) 31*
Robert Scott Molnar 13
Steve Williams 30*

City of Red Oak

City Council At-Large (1)

Bill Bourlon 89

Jeanice A. Lester 375*

City of Stanton
City Council (2)
James Cavner (I) 88*
Ray Guffey (I) 89*
Eric L. Paulsen 83
Tysen Sederburg 41

City Election Results, Nov. 3rd, 2015: Cass County Contested races/Public Measures


November 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

* winner(s) – FINAL (results unofficial until canvassed) (I=Incumbent)

City of Atlantic

Public Measure B – Bond for 2nd floor City Hall renovation
Yes 282 (35.29%)        No 517 (64.71%) requires majority to pass

City of Anita

Ben Daugherbaugh 57
Timothy Miller (I) 160*

City of Griswold

Public Measure C – change Mayor’s term from 2 years to 4
Yes 86 (60.14%)     No 57 (39.86%)

City of Lewis

City Council (3)
Duane Scott Anderson (I)  55*
Kristy Bassett 52*
Marvin Bradfield 74*
Leroy Easter 29
Nona Erickson 50

Public Measure D – Library levy
Yes 41 (46.07%)  No 48 (53.93%) (majority required to pass)

City of Marne

Public Measure E – Unified Law Enforcement District Levy
Yes 21 (63.64%)    No 12 (36.36%) (requires majority to pass)

City of Wiota

City Council At-Large (2)
Jim Fischer 23*
Steven R. Havens 23*
Jon Schwarte (I) 6

BILLE NEIGHBORS, 80, of Anita (Private Family Svcs.)


November 3rd, 2015 by Chris Parks

BILLE NEIGHBORS, 80, of Anita died Tuesday, November 3rd at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Private Family Services will be held for BILLE NEIGHBORS at a later date. Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Anita has the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.hockenberryfamilycare.com

BILLE NEIGHBORS is survived by:

Wife: Sandy Neighbors of Anita.

Children: Cheryl (Ron) Jensen, Leeann (Jim) Denney,  Jeff Neighbors all of Anita.

Brother: Gary (Judy) Neighbors of Anita.

6 Grandchildren

9 Great-Grandchildren

Former big leaguer Adron Chambers suspended 50 games


November 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

NEW YORK (AP) — Former big league outfielder Adron Chambers, currently in the Chicago Cubs’ farm system, has been suspended 50 games under baseball’s minor league drug program following a second positive test for a drug of abuse. Atlanta pitcher Steve Borkowski has been suspended for 68 games and San Francisco pitcher Alvaro Diaz for 25 games, the commissioner’s office said Tuesday.

Borkowski tested positive for a metabolite of Stanozolol. The reason for Diaz’s violation was not announced, but the only specified 25-game penalty in the minor league program is for unauthorized use or possession of a syringe.

Chambers, 29, is on the roster of the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He played for St. Louis from 2011-13 and hit .216 with nine RBIs in 84 big league games and 99 plate appearances with the Cardinals.

Chambers began 2014 in Houston’s minor league system and was traded to Toronto. He spent this year at Triple-A Iowa, where he hit .280 with one homer, 30 RBIs and nine steals.

Borkowski, who turns 23 Saturday, was 3-1 with a 9.00 ERA over 10 games and 20 innings this season with Danville of the rookie level Appalachian League. Diaz, 22, was 0-1 with a 7.24 ERA in 14 relief appearances this year for the rookie-level Arizona League Giants.

There have been 92 suspensions this year under the minor league program, including 34 for drugs of abuse.

Iowa State researchers discover mystery piglet tremor virus


November 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A team of veterinary researchers at Iowa State University has discovered the cause of a disease that makes baby pigs involuntary shake which has perplexed hog farmers for more than 90 years. Researchers from the university teamed up with scientists from Missouri-based animal health company Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica to use new DNA sequencing techniques to trace the piglet tremors to a virus.

Infected piglets, sometimes referred to as “shaker pigs” or “dancing pigs,” can die from starvation if the tremors are severe enough. Iowa State veterinary pathologist Bailey Arruda says veterinarians have long recognized the congenital tremors but could never pinpoint the cause until now. Now that the researchers have identified the virus, work can begin to develop a vaccine.


No. 10 Iowa’s depth at running back coming in handy


November 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa used to be so thin at running back that it used a fullback there for three years. The surging Hawkeyes enter November with four backs they can count on. The emergence of sophomores Akrum Wadley and Derrick Mitchell, combined with the recent return of opening day starter LeShun Daniels, has left No. 10 Iowa (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) loaded at running back.

Iowa is so set that they can take their time with leading rusher Jordan Canzeri, who’s expected back soon following an ankle sprain. The run-first Hawkeyes should have at least three backs get multiple carries Saturday when it faces Indiana (4-4, 0-4).

Democratic effort to stall Medicaid privatization fails


November 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic effort to delay privatization of Medicaid in Iowa has failed in a legislative oversight hearing. Democratic lawmakers on the bipartisan Health Policy Oversight Committee proposed a motion Tuesday asking Gov. Terry Branstad to hold off on implementing the privatization plan by six months. But Republicans opposed it and the proposal did not move forward.

Branstad’s plan to move Medicaid to private management is scheduled to start January 1. It has drawn scrutiny over the projected cost savings, how contracts have been awarded and how the change would impact patients. Officials from the Department of Human Services say they are working to ensure a smooth transition to the new program. But Democratic lawmakers and health care providers questioned the speed of the transition.