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ORLYNN H. McKIBBEN, 97, of Audubon, died Mon., Nov. 3rd, at the Friendship Home in Audubon. A Celebration of Life service for ORLYNN McKIBBEN will be held 11-a.m. Fri., Nov. 7th, at the Exira Christian Church. Kessler Funeral Home in Exira has the arrangements.
Friends may call at the funeral home. A visitation with the family will be held from 10-a.m. until the time of service Friday, at the Exira Christian Church.
Burial will be in the Exira Cemetery.
ORLYNN McKIBBEN is survived by:
Her children – Paula Mannillo. of Greenf Bay, WI; Linda (Tom) Anderson, of Plymouth, MN: and Noel (Vicki) McKibbin, of Adel.
Her brother – Bill Anciaux, of Exira.
8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
415 AM CST WED NOV 5 2014
EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN CLEARING. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.
THURSDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW AROUND 30. NORTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
SATURDAY..PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 40S.
While most eyes were focused on the race for Congress during Tuesday’s General Election, there were some results involving candidates for the Iowa Legislature that became interesting, as well. The Omaha-World Herald reports Republican Jack Drake, who has held the seat for 22 years, will have at least one more term in District 21. Drake successfully defended his seat against Tim Ennis, a Democrat from Corning. Ennis had attempted to make Drake’s years of experience an issue against him in the race, but it didn’t stick: Drake received slightly more than 64 percent of the vote. In House District 20, Greenfield Republican incumbent and former State Trooper Clel Baulder received nearly 60-percent of the vote in defeating challenger Steve Roe, a Democrat from Lake Panorama.
In House District 12, Brian Best, a Republican from Glidden, defeated incumbent Dan Muhlbauer, a Democrat from Manilla. Gun control had become an issue in the race. Both candidates also had spoken of the need to address rural infrastructure.
The House District 15 race in Carter Lake and parts of Council Bluffs was decided by a slim margin. Democrat Charlie McConkey narrowly beat out Republican John Blue for a seat currently held by outgoing Rep. Mark Brandenburg, who is running for Pottawattamie County recorder. In Council Bluffs’ House District 16, incumbent Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa, a Republican, handily beat Marti Nerenstone, a Democrat.
In House District 17, which includes Missouri Valley, incumbent Rep. Matt Windschitl, a Republican, defeated Kenneth Mertes, an Onawa Democrat, by winning nearly 71-percent of the votes cast. In House District 18, Republican Steven Holt beat out fellow political newcomer and Democrat Paul Thelen for the seat around Denison.
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Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Joni Ernst has won Iowa’s open U.S. Senate seat, beating four-term Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley. Ernst, a state senator and lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard, was little known when she announced her Senate bid. Billing herself as a mother, soldier and conservative, Ernst gained attention through television ads and easily won the Republican nomination. She takes a seat held by Democrat Tom Harkin since 1985 and helps to create a GOP majority in the U.S. Senate.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Representative Steve King, a Republican known nationally for his outspoken opposition to the Obama administration, has been elected to a seventh House term representing northwest Iowa. Voters elected King on Tuesday over Democrat Jim Mowrer, a military veteran from Boone who also worked as a civilian in the Pentagon.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Northwest Iowa farmer Bill Northey has been elected to a third term as Iowa’s agriculture secretary. Voters Tuesday elected the Republican Northey over Democrat Sherrie Taha, a sculptor from Des Moines. Northey, who farms near Spirit Lake, has served as agriculture secretary since 2008.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Michael Fitzgerald has won his ninth term as Iowa treasurer, defeating former conservative radio host Sam Clovis. Voters re-elected Fitzgerald on Tuesday to the office he’s held since 1983.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Republicans are hanging onto their majority in the state House. All 100 House members stand for election every two years, and voters on Tuesday elected enough Republicans for the GOP to extend its control. The party has held a House majority since 2010. As the majority party, the Republicans will lead House committees and control which measures come up for debate.
The House GOP will likely work closely with Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, who also won re-election Tuesday. Republicans gained control of the House in the year when Branstad also was elected governor for a fifth term after a 12-year absence.
The state Senate has been narrowly controlled by Democrats.
BONITA FAYE MILLER, 100, of Red Oak, died Mon., Nov. 3rd, at the Good Samaritan Society in Red Oak. Graveside services for BONITA MILLER will be held 10:30-a.m. Fri., Nov. 7th, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak. Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak has the arrangements.
BONITA MILLER is survived by:
Her children – Delbert (Barbara) Miller, of Virginia Beach, VA; Phyllis Davidson, of Kansas City, MO; and Sharon Rensch, of Red Oak.
7 grandchildren, many great and great-great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Authorities in Council Bluffs are searching for a man who robbed a Casey’s General Store Tuesday night. Sgt. Dave Dawson with the Council Bluffs Police Dept. says at around 8:30-p.m., a black male in his early 20’s, entered the store at 701 32nd Ave and came into contact with the on-duty clerk. The man displayed what the clerk believed to be an automatic handgun that was tucked into the suspect’s waistband.
The suspect demanded all the cash in the register and fled on foot southbound with an undetermined amount of cash. The man was described as being about 6-feet 1-inch tall, and weighing about 130-pounds. He wore dark colored clothing.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 712-328-7867.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Northwest Iowa farmer Bill Northey has been elected to a third term as Iowa’s agriculture secretary. Voters Tuesday elected the Republican Northey over Democrat Sherrie Taha, a sculptor from Des Moines. Northey, who farms near Spirit Lake, has served as agriculture secretary since 2008.
In his campaign, he called for continued implementation of a voluntary water quality initiative that encourages Iowa farmers to prevent erosion and minimize fertilizer and manure runoff. He also supports promoting technological advances to farmers that will make them more efficient and able to use less fertilizer.