Arrest and accident in Atlantic, Tuesday

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January 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department reports one person was arrested, and an accident was investigated, Tuesday. Officials say 39-year old Todd M. Andersen, of Atlantic, was arrested on a Cass County warrant for Failure to Appear at a Child Support hearing. Andersen was booked into the Cass County Jail and held, pending an appearance before the magistrate.

And, no citations were issued following an accident Tuesday afternoon, in the parking lot of the Atlantic Fareway Store. Officials say a vehicle driven by Daniel Schmeling, of Villisca, was traveling west in the parking lot, and had begun to turn left to head south, when she failed to see a car driven by Kathryn Bradfield, of Lewis, traveling north in the lane Schmeling was turning in to. Authorities say Schmeling’s visibility was obstructed by glare from the sun.

The vehicles collided, causing a total of $1, 500 damage.

Shelby County Recorder to retire

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January 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Another County Recorder in western Iowa has announced her retirement. Last month, Cass County Recorder Joyce Jensen said she would be retiring at the end of the year, and now Shelby County Recorder Linda Fahn has made a similar announcement. Fahn told our sister station KNOD in Harlan, Wednesday, that she is retiring after 26 years serving as the Shelby County Recorder.

Fahn, formerly Linda Jacobsen, has worked at the Shelby County Courthouse since 1979. Under her leadership, the Recorder’s Office has been modernized from hand indexing and photocopying of legal documents to the current computer index and scanning system, as well as computer-generated DNR game licenses, registrations and titles.

Fahn has been an active member of the State Recorders’ Association for many years and served as president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. She served on the Governor’s Golden Dome Award-winning DNR Kaizen committee which modernized snowmobile and ATV registrations. She also volunteered for many years with the St. Michael’s Church in Harlan and continues to help with her current home parish in Panama.

Fahn says after so many years at the courthouse, it was time to enjoy life. She said  “I appreciate the opportunity I was given to serve Shelby County and the wonderful support shown by voters over the years. I will miss the many friends I have made, both locally and throughout the state, but I am looking forward to spending more time with my family, including my two grandchildren and traveling with my husband Jay.”

Fahn will retire at the end of her term on December 31st, 2014.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)

PRICE Parenting Seminar to begin Jan. 11th in Atlantic

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January 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Mental Health/General Relief Coordinator Teresa Kanning announced during today’s (Wednesday’s) Board of Supervisor’s meeting, that four Board-sponsored PRICE Parenting/Caregiver sessions would be held in Atlantic, beginning on January 11th.

On Nov. 27th, 2013, the Board took under advisement, a request from facilitator Elizabeth Tobak, for $1,400 in funding for a continuation of her “I Care About Kids” PRICE Parenting classes. Tobak has presented the classes for several years, but none has been held for the past four-years, due to a lack of interest, but interest has recently been renewed in the classes, which teach the basics of positive parenting to new parents.  PRICE stands for Positivity, Responsibility, Influence, Consequences and Encouragement.

The seminar Tobak teaches is set to take place January 11th, 18th and 25th, and again on February 8th. Persons attending all four classes at the United Church of Christ in Atlantic, will receive a five-dollar gift card from the Atlantic Fareway store. The seminar and child care are provided at no cost, and eight credit-hours are available for Family Child Care providers as well as Child Care staff.

For more information, call Elizabeth Tobak at 712-762-3159.

Backyard and Beyond 01-08-2014

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

January 8th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Lavon Eblen speaks with Teddi Grinberg, Director of Healthy Cass County, about getting signed up for Live Healthy Iowa. Get signed up at http://www.livehealthyiowa.org/ . When signing up in Cass County use the ID Code: LHICASS so your info will be reported along with other Cass County participants.

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HSBB: Atlantic at Harlan Girls 01-07-2014

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January 8th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the game played at Harlan Community High School.

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Cass County Engineer discusses revenue at BOS meeting

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January 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisor’s held a regularly scheduled meeting this (Wednesday) morning, at their new start time of 8:30. During his report to the Board, Engineer Charles Marker reported meetings will be held in his department this week with regard to the snow removal policy. He said the Secondary Roads Dept. foreman will discuss and review the policy, which calls for maintaining paved roads first, then the gravel roads. They’ll also discuss new regulations pertaining to Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL’s) and medical cards.

Marker then presented the board with information pertaining to where the Secondary Roads Department’s revenues come from, as a precursor to budgetary discussions. Marker said his department is eligible to receive under “Rural Services,” just over three-dollars as a Mill Levy…the assessed property tax rate used by local governments and other jurisdictions to raise revenue in order to cover annual expenses. He said if they collected the amount allowed, it would generate a little more than $1.585-million dollars.

The amount he’s allowed to receive from all properties in the County (including those inside the Corporate limits), is a little more than 16.87-cents per thousand dollars valuation, which would generate $135, 125. Funds from the Local Option Sales Tax transferred to Secondary Roads remains unchanged from last year, at $150,000.

The bulk of his funding comes from the Road Use Tax Fund, which is derived from State through the collection of a gasoline tax. That amounts to $2.34-million dollars. Other funds coming from the Road Use Tax Fund amounts to nearly $292,000. Marker said it’s important for the Board and citizens of Cass County to know that the bulk of his revenue comes not from property taxes, but from the “Gas Tax.” He says the figures will be used to generate the proposed 2015 Fiscal Year budget.

Marker did not request an increase in funds from the Local Option Sales Tax  because it was his opinion that the funds could instead be used to pay for the County Geographic Information System specialist, but Supervisor Chuck Rieken said he prefers to see that money come out of tax dollars…or, the General Fund, if available…not Option Tax dollars.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8th

Trading Post

January 8th, 2014 by Jim Field

FOR SALE: Men’s black leather coat, size XXL. Purchased at Younkers and worn only a few times. Asking $150. Call or text 249-8253.

FOR SALE:  2011 Cub Cadet snow blower 526 SWE, around 15 hours, works great, like new, asking $650, call or text 712-249-2385.

FOR SALE: 5 light ceiling fan, just replaced. Has a brass look to it. $20. 712-243-2480  SOLD!!

8AM Sportscast 01-08-2014

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January 8th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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8AM Newscast 01-08-2014

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January 8th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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(Podcast) 7-a.m. Local News, 1/8/14

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January 8th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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