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March 15th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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March 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

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GLENN DORA LUMPKIN, 89, of Oakland (Svcs. 3/19/13)

Obituaries

March 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

GLENN DORA LUMPKIN, 89, of Oakland, died Thu., March 14th, at the Oakland Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services for GLENN LUMPKIN will be held 10:30-a.m. Tue., March 19th, at the Silver Creek United Methodist Church in Hancock. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Avoca has the arrangements.

Visitation at the funeral home is from Noon until 8-pm Mon., March 18th, with the family present to greet friends from 6-to 8-pm.

Burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery at Oakland.

GLENN DORA LUMPKIN is survived by:

Her daughter – Barbara Lee Holland, of Los Angeles, CA.

Her sons – Charles (Marian) Lumpkin, and Bruce (Sandy) Lumpkin, all of Hancock.

4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Sex abuse arrest in Red Oak

News

March 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest Thursday night of a sexual assault suspect. Officials say 29-year old James Ray Gilvin, of Red Oak, was taken into custody a little after 10-p.m. at a residence on West Coolbaugh Street. He was charged with felony Sexual Abuse in the 3rd degree, and brought to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center, where he was being held on $10,000 cash bond.

Girl Scouts cookie sale ends this Sunday

News

March 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Time is running out for Iowans who’ve yet to purchase Girl Scout cookies this year. The annual sale wraps up this Sunday. Antoinette Bernich, spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, believes it’s been a solid year for sales. Girl Scouts in Iowa sold more than 1.8 million boxes of cookies in 2012 — which marked the first year of “direct” sales. “The direct sale format is a little bit different. Traditionally, girls would take orders for cookies. So, there would be a few weeks from the time that you ordered and paid for your cookies to the time that those cookies were delivered,” Bernich says. “Starting last year, we moved to a ‘cookies now’ format, which means a little more instant gratification for our consumers and I think overall it’s been very well received.”

Iowans can find locations where Girl Scouts are selling cookies by using the “booth locator” at www.girlscoutsiowa.org. Bernich says the top selling Girl Scouts cookie in Iowa is the Thin Mint. That’s also the best seller across the country. “In Iowa, we have a couple of areas where there are cookies that trend a little bit better. In Sioux City, for instance, the Peanut Butter Patty is the number one cookie,” Bernich says. There are eight cookie varieties available for sale from the Girl Scouts. That includes a new offering this year: Mango Cremes.

The annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale is designed to raise money for the organization and charities of each troop’s choosing. Bernich says the sale also teaches girls about financial literacy. “Girls are learning goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics from each box of cookies that someone buys,” Bernich said. More than 15,000 girls and 4,000 adult volunteers are part of The Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa — which covers 67 counties in central and western Iowa, plus one county in northeast Nebraska and two counties in southeast South Dakota.

(Radio Iowa)

Bluffs jury finds Love guilty on assault charges, but not attempted murder

News

March 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A jury deliberating the case of a Pottawattamie County  man accused of first-degree kidnapping, attempted murder and willful injury, has instead found the accused guilty of lesser charges. According to the Daily NonPareil, 41-year old Darion Love was convicted on felony and misdemeanor assault charges in connection with the alleged seven-hour beating of his girlfriend, Jennifer Pruett, on May 5th, 2012.

The jury’s verdict came following 8-hours of deliberation after an unusual three-day trial, during which Love was permitted by the judge to come and go from the proceedings as he pleased, and even allowed to watch witness testimony and the closing arguments of Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber, via closed-circuit television from inside a holding cell at the courthouse.

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: March 15th, 2013

Weather

March 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

347 AM CDT FRI MAR 15 2013

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 30. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SNOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN SNOW POSSIBLY MIXED WITH RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW AROUND 30. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

MONDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW POSSIBLY MIXED WITH RAIN. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 15 TO 20. HIGH AROUND 40.

Raising charge for duplicate licenses from $3 to $10

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March 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A bill that passed the Senate this week more than triples the charge for getting a duplicate Iowa driver’s license. It now costs just three-dollars to replace a lost or destroyed Iowa driver’s license. Senator Rich Taylor, a Democrat from Mount Pleasant, says the bill would raise the fee to 10-dollars. “The purpose is to recover actual state costs to produce the I.D.,” Taylor says. Senator Mark Chelgren, a Republican from Ottumwa, voted against the bill.

“I do not wish to stick it to the people of Iowa,” Chelgren said. “…We should not be putting additional fees, financial burdens on the hard-working people of Iowa.” Senator Taylor responded. “This bill does not raise the fee of obtaining your license,” Taylor said. “It raises the fee on replacing your license.”The bill passed the Senate by a 37 to 11 vote.

The proposal now goes to the House for consideration.

(Radio Iowa)

Iowa tops Northwestern 73-59 in B10 tournament

Sports

March 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — Devyn Marble scored 19 points to help Iowa hold on for an important 73-59 victory over Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday night. Mike Gesell added 11 points, including a clinching three-point play with 1:41 left as the Hawkeyes (21-11) continued their late-season push for a spot in the NCAA tournament with their eighth victory in 10 games.

Reggie Hearn powered a late Northwestern’s rally after an awful start, scoring 14 of his 19 points in the second half. He drove inside to trim Iowa’s lead to 50-43 with 8:27 left, but Marble and Gesell each hit a big 3-pointer to help the Hawkeyes hold on for their third consecutive victory.

Melsahn Basabe had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Iowa, which shot just 37.1 percent but enjoyed a 48-31 advantage on the boards. Alex Olah scored 12 points for Northwestern (13-19) and Tre Demps finished with 11.

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press: Fri., March 15th 2013

News

March 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Census Bureau estimates Iowa gained about 10,000 residents between 2011 and 2012 but most counties lost population. Sixty-five of the state’s 99 counties lost residents and 55 counties counted more deaths than births. The biggest population gains were reported in Polk, Johnson, Dallas, Scott and Linn counties.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Senate Democrats are proposing a Medicaid expansion with an opt-out provision in case federal funding levels change. They say it would address the governor’s concerns that the federal government can’t keep its funding promises. Democrats argue that expanding Medicaid would provide better coverage to more low-income residents,

HAMILTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a body pulled from the Mississippi River is that of a Mount Pleasant woman who has been missing for a month. Teresa Bruegge’s body was found about 50 miles south of Mount Pleasant. She vanished on Valentine’s Day.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says Iowa is fortunate to have strong ties to the new president of China, which could create business opportunities. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds congratulated Xi Jinping on assuming the presidency of the world’s most populous country.