HSBB: Girls 3A Regional Atlantic at Red Oak 02-15-2014

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February 16th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks have the call of the first round playoff game played at Red Oak High School.

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Red Oak man arrested on sex abuse charge

News

February 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest of a local man on a sexual abuse charge. 19-year-old Zachery Daulton Brower, of Red Oak, was taken into custody Saturday at a residence on E. Coolbaugh Street, in Red Oak. Brower was brought to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center where he was charged with 3rd degree sexual abuse. His bond was set at $10,000.

Area school boards to meet Monday evening

News

February 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A trio of area school district Boards of Education will hold their regular, separate meetings Monday evening. The CAM School Board will gather at 5:30-p.m. in the High School Media Center in Anita. Discussion and/or action items on their agenda include: Setting the times & dates for public hearings on an Early Start Date for the 2014-2015 School Year and 2014-2015 Budget; Drivers Ed contract and fees; and approval of the Washington, D-C trip for 2015. The CAM School Board will enter into a closed session for negotiations, prior to adjourning for the evening.

Members of the Griswold School Board will gather in the Central Office Board Room at the Middle School/High School building, beginning at 5:45-p.m., Monday. Under New Business, the Board will act on Auditor and Chemical Application bids, as well as the School Calendar and Early Start waiver. They’ll also act on approving the second reading of 903 series Board Policies and receive an update on various district construction/renovation projects.

And the Elk Horn-Kimballton School Board will meet at 7-pm in the Family and Consumer Science Room at the High School in Elk Horn. During their session, the Board will act on staff contracts, with regard to Junior High Track. They’ll also discuss the results of the Feb. 4th Revenue Purpose Statement vote, and the 2014-2015 School Calendar (180 days worth of education vs. 1,080 hours).  The Board will then enter into a closed session for negotiations, prior to adjournment.

Atlantic Parks & Rec Board to meet Mon. evening

Ag/Outdoor, News

February 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Parks and Recreation Dept. Board of Directors will meet Monday evening at the Senior Citizen Center on Walnut Street, next to the City Hall/Police Dept. Building. The Board is slated to: discuss the Senior Activities Area and receive a rough draft of the layout; Receive a letter from Cass County Community Health Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Karla Akers, with regard to the City Council’s decision on Jan. 22nd vote down the 1st reading of an ordinance for a Tobacco Free policy for Sunnyside Park; and discuss recommendation for the 2014 Summer Recreation Program, after hearing a report about last year’s programs. They’ll also discuss the Nishna Valley YMCA management fee.

In other business, the Atlantic Parks and Rec Board will discuss a Sunnyside Park Tree Replacement Plan, which has drawn interest from the public as far as helping replanting efforts with memorials and other gifts and labor, and, they’ll discuss Spring and Summer Capital Improvement Projects, including renovation and refurbishing of the Camblin and Kiddie Korral at Sunnyside Park, the Senior Activity Area, and more.

The meeting at the Atlantic Senior Citizen Center begins at 5:15-p.m., Monday.

Lottery players continue to win large prizes across the state

News

February 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Lottery say a Massena woman was the latest, big instant-scratch game winner in Cass County, during calendar year 2013. Kristen Karstens won $50,000 in the “Super Crossword” scratch-off game with a ticket purchased at 21st Century Coop C-Store, in Massena.

Iowa Lottery players won a total of $200.8 million in prizes in fiscal year 2013, the latest complete year for which the lottery has records. However, there are a significant number of prizes that expire each year without being claimed. The lottery reminds its players to double-check their tickets. In fiscal year 2013, more than $1.3 million in lotto prizes expired in Iowa without being claimed.

Prize money left unclaimed after redemption deadlines goes into the lottery’s prize pools for future games, so it will be used to pay prizes, just not those particular prizes that have expired. On the lottery’s website at www.ialotterycom, there is a current list of unclaimed lotto prizes of $10,000 or more.

Prizes in instant-scratch and pull-tab games must be claimed within 90 days of the end of the game. Scratch-game prizes can be claimed at any Iowa Lottery retailer where the games are sold, while prizes in pull-tab games must be claimed at the location where the tickets were purchased. Players also may visit an Iowa Lottery retailer or go to one of the lottery’s offices in Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Storm Lake, Mason City or Cedar Rapids to claim prizes.

Winning lotto numbers may be checked by visiting the lottery website or calling the winning numbers hotline at (515) 323-4633. They may also be checked by visiting a lottery retail outlet or calling the lottery at (515) 725-7900 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Winter Weather Advisory for Central Iowa

Weather

February 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: DALLAS-MADISON-RINGGOLD & UNION

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT SUNDAY UNTIL NOON  MONDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN…SLEET AND SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST MONDAY.

* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN IS ANTICIPATED TO DEVELOP AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND BEGIN TO TRANSITION TO SLEET AND SNOW AFTER 3 AM MONDAY MORNING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ARE EXPECTED NORTH OF HIGHWAY 92…AND LESS THAN AN INCH SOUTH TO THE MISSOURI BORDER. UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCRUAL IS POSSIBLE ALONG AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 92…WITH A LIGHT GLAZE ANTICIPATED NORTH OF HIGHWAY 92.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…SOUTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH MAY REDUCE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES. SOME SMALL BRANCHES COULD BREAK FROM THE ICE ACCRUAL AND POTENTIALLY LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES.

* IMPACTS…THE ANTICIPATED ICE COMBINED WITH THE LIGHT SNOW AMOUNTS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS MONDAY MORNING…ESPECIALLY AFFECTING THE RUSH HOUR COMMUTE.

Tuttle, Northern Iowa beat Missouri St. 60-58

Sports

February 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Seth Tuttle scored 21 points and hit a go-ahead layup with 2 seconds left to lift Northern Iowa over Missouri State 60-58 on Saturday night. Tuttle was the only Panther to score in double digits after shooting 75 percent (9 of 12) from the floor, and led with a team-high nine rebounds.

Missouri State (17-9, 7-7 Missouri Valley Conference) trailed all the way through, but climbed back to tie up the score after a 7-0 run capped by two Jarmar Gulley free throws with 38 seconds to go. The Bears had closed in on a seven-point deficit after Austin Ruder sank two free throws and Dorrian Williams hit a 3-pointer.

Northern Iowa (13-13, 7-7) combined to commit just nine turnovers in the game, and finished with five steals. Ruder finished with 15 points and Gulley added 14 to lead the Bears in Springfield, Missouri.

Drake holds off Loyola of Chicago in 70-62 win

Sports

February 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Richard Carter scored 20 points to lead Drake to a 70-62 win over Loyola of Chicago on Saturday night. Drake (13-13, 4-10 Missouri Valley) led most of the game, extending its lead to 16 on a 3-pointer by Jordan Daniels that made it 52-36 with 11:22 remaining but had to thwart a Loyola rally in the final minutes. The Ramblers (9-17, 4-10) drew to within striking distance on a Milton Doyle layup that made it 65-62 with 27 seconds left but couldn’t score again as the Bulldogs put the game away at the free-throw line.

Daniels finished with 12 points and Seth VanDeest had 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs, who shot 51 percent from the field to snap a four-game losing streak. Loyola outscored Drake 40-36 in the second half and was led by Doyle, who had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Powerball estimated jackpot surges to $400M

News

February 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say there was no jackpot winner in Saturday’s Powerball drawing, adding the current estimated jackpot has jumped to $400 million or $227.8 million in cash value. Powerball said the next drawing will be Wednesday, Feb. 19. It added in a statement that the previous estimated jackpot total was an annuitized $330.8 million, or $188.4 million as a cash option.

Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of matching all six numbers in the game are 1 in about 175 million, according to statistics of the nonprofit Multi-State Lottery Association whose members offer one or more of the association’s games.

Fremont County Weekend Arrests

News

February 16th, 2014 by Chris Parks

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports a number of arrests over the weekend.

On Friday (2/14) at approximately 11:20pm deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 1996 Mercury Villager for a broken taillight near the intersection of 190th street and 355th Avenue in Fremont County.  The driver, 34-year-old Craig Duane Ellis of Council Bluffs was found to have a warrant for his arrest for Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prohibited Person and Possession of a Controlled Substance out of Nebraska.

Ellis was placed under arrest and a search of the vehicle produced a loaded firearm as well as several controlled substances.  Ellis was arrested on numerous charges and is being held on $131,548.00 cash only bond and his Nebraska warrants.  A passenger in the vehicle, 50-year-old Kelli Rachelle Gould of Shenandoah was also placed under arrests on numerous charges including possession of Methamphetamine and Marijuana.  Gould is being held on $125,300 cash only bond and more charges are pending in the case.

On Saturday (2/15) Sheriff’s deputies were called to County Line Bar in Shenandoah for a report of a fight in progress.  Upon arrival 26-year-old Charles Franklin Liles of Shenandoah was arrested for Public Intoxication and was later released on $300 bond.

Also on Saturday (2/15) Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a domestic disturbance at 402 Clay Street in Sidney at approximately 1:13am.  Sheriff’s officials along with Sidney Police responded to the scene.  36-year-old Melvin Benny Jurey of Sidney was arrested for Felony Assault and Domestic Abuse Assault and later received a Contempt of Court charge.  Jurey is being held on no bond.

Finally on Saturday (2/15) Fremont County Sheriff’s Officials received a report of a hit and run accident at 1406 Main Street in Hamburg that had occurred sometime in the evening hours Friday (2/14) or early morning Saturday.  An investigation was made of the scene and Sheriff’s Officials later made contact with the driver of the vehicle that left the scene 21-year-old Dalton Haler of Hamburg.  The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.