Cards win 16-inning marathon over L.A., 4-3

Sports

July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The St. Louis Cardinals won a 16-inning marathon late Friday night, by edging the L.A. Dodgers 4-3. Matt Adams ended it with a walkoff homer in the 16th. The Cards have won five in a row, their longest win streak of the season. It was the second consecutive game that the Cardinals won in their final at-bat. They beat the Padres on Thursday after scoring a run in the ninth inning.

The Cardinals have used only five starting pitchers this season, the lowest total in the majors. They will likely need a sixth starter for the Sunday night game against the Dodgers, thanks to a rain out earlier in the homestand. RHP Kenta Maeda (8-7, 3.25) will face RHP Mike Leake (7-7, 4.30) in the second game of the three-game set this (Saturday) evening. Maeda is 5-2 with a 3.31 ERA in nine road starts this season. Leake has not walked a batter in the last 19 innings covering three starts.

Iowa early News Headlines: Saturday, 7/23/16

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July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 3:00 a.m. CDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Woodbury County jury has found a Sioux City man guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of another man in the northwest Iowa community of Sloan. The jury found 30-year-old Timothy Schroeder guilty Friday for the Jan. 9, 2015, death of 29-year-old Dustin Wilder at Wilder’s home. The verdict came only hours after closing arguments in the case were made.

GRIMES, Iowa (AP) — Police in a suburban Des Moines city say a young boy has been found dead and his mother unresponsive inside a home. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that police and medics responded to the Grimes home following a 911 call just after 10 a.m. Friday. Polk County Sheriff’s Major Brent Long says a child about 7 or 8 years old was found alone outside in the yard when officers arrive. The mother and dead boy were found inside.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An idled steel castings foundry in Keokuk may come to life again and create 200 jobs with approval of state incentives. The Iowa Economic Development Board on Friday approved $1 million in loans and additional tax breaks to reopen the former Keokuk Steel Manufacturing Co.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Officials say heavy rainfall caused a section of roof on the former Dubuque Brewing & Malting building to collapse. The Telegraph Herald reports that the collapse happened after storms dropped about 1.5 inches of rain on the area Thursday night. The building, erected in 1920, currently houses Auto & Truck Parts Inc.

Cass County Public Health Partners with CCHS

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July 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County Health System (CCHS) say as of July 1st, CCHS is now the official public health agency for Cass County. Public Health’s goal is to improve and protect the health of area residents, and the department will continue to partner with the Local Board of Health, healthcare providers, organizations, and the Iowa Department of Public Health to provide quality services for Cass County residents.

Public Health Staff

Public Health Staff

Beth Olsen, RD, who is the new director of Cass County Public Health, says “Our goal as your local public health agency is to prevent injuries, promote healthy behaviors, protect against environmental hazards, strengthen the public health infrastructure, prevent the spread of disease, and manage public health emergencies.”

Current Public Health programs include: Parents as Teachers, Care for Yourself, Wise Women, maternal child health, family planning, lead poisoning surveillance, immunization programs, disease surveillance and volunteer transportation.

Questions about Cass County Public Health services should be directed to 712-243-7546 or their office at 1408 East 10th Street.

Fremont County Roads to be closed for RAGBRAI

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July 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports three roads will be closed to thru traffic from 9-a.m. to 7-p.m. Sunday, July 24th, due to RAGBRAI. The roads are:

  • 120th Street (J-18) from US Highway 275 to US Highway 59.
  • 330th Avenue (L-68) from Waubonsie Avenue to State Highway 2, and
  • 190th Street (J-32) from 330th Avenue to US Highway 59.

Ballots for Atlantic School District V-PPEL now available

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July 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman reports ballots for the September 13th, 2016 Atlantic Community School District public measure election are now available at the Cass County Auditor’s office. If you are a resident of the Atlantic Community School District and will be unable to go to the voting center on September 13th or you choose to cast your vote early for any reason, you may vote by mail by sending a request for an absentee ballot to the Cass County Auditor’s office. Alternatively, you may stop and vote at the Cass County Auditor’s office in Atlantic, Iowa during office hours: 8 a.m. thru 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

PUBLIC MEASURE B: ” Shall the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Community School District in the Counties of Cass, Pottawattamie, and Audubon, State of Iowa, be authorized for a period of ten (10) years, to levy and impose a voter approved physical plant and equipment tax not to exceed eighty-five cents (85¢) per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district, and be authorized annually, in combination, as determined by the board, to levy a physical plant and equipment property tax upon all the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy of property taxes for collection in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and to impose a physical plant and equipment income surtax upon the state individual income tax of each individual income taxpayer resident in the school district on December 31 for each calendar year commencing with the 2017 calendar year, or each year thereafter, (the percent of income surtax not to exceed twenty percent (20%) to be determined by the board each year), to be used for the purposes permitted by Iowa law, it being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to levy a special tax for any one or more of the purposes permitted by Iowa law?”

The ATLANTIC COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT consists of Cass, Audubon and Pottawattamie counties. The polls will open at 12-NOON and close at 8:00 P.M. Sept. 13th. The election is “AT LARGE,” meaning that all residents of the entire school district may vote for the public measure. If you are not sure where you vote in the SCHOOL ELECTION (which may differ from that of other elections), please call the office of the Cass County Election Commissioner (County Auditor): 243-4570.

NOTE: ONLY TWO VOTING CENTERS WILL BE USED FOR THIS ELECTION: VOTING CENTER 1: Voters living in Wards 1, 4 and 5 of the City of Atlantic will vote at HERITAGE HOUSE, 1200 Brook Ridge Circle in Atlantic. VOTING CENTER 2: Voters living in the remainder of the Atlantic Community School District, being those voters residing in Audubon and Pottawattamie counties; Bear Grove, Benton, Brighton, Cass, Franklin, Grove, Pymosa and Washington townships of Cass County; the City of Marne; the City of Wiota; and Wards 2 and 3 of the City of Atlantic will vote at the ATLANTIC PUBLIC LIBRARY (507 Poplar), Atlantic.

Jury finds Schroeder guilty of murder in Sloan slaying

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July 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Woodbury County jury has found a Sioux City man guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of another man in the northwest Iowa community of Sloan. The jury found 30-year-old Timothy Schroeder guilty Friday for the Jan. 9, 2015, death of 29-year-old Dustin Wilder at Wilder’s home. The verdict came only hours after closing arguments in the case were made.

Prosecutors say Schroeder and his wife met Wilder after midnight the day of Wilder’s death at a Sloan bar. Investigators say Schroeder acknowledged that he and his wife later drove an intoxicated Wilder to his home. Schroeder maintained his innocence, saying he and his wife only helped Wilder find his phone, then left after about 20 minutes.

FRIDAY, JULY 22nd

Trading Post

July 22nd, 2016 by Jim Field

FOR SALE: An 18-inch Poulan chain saw w/carrying case, $50.  2 rear riding lawn mower tires, size 23/10/12. $50.  Brand new Levi’s 501 jeans, boot style, size 34×34, $20.  Call 243-2860.

Atlantic man charged with sex offender registry violation

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July 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s deputies in Audubon County arrested an Atlantic man this (Friday) morning on an outstanding Audubon County warrant for a Sex Offender Registry Violation. 57-year old Mark Anthony Martens was taken into custody at around 11-a.m., following an ongoing investigation into Martens’ place of residence.

Martens was brought to the Audubon County Jail, where he was being held on $2,000 bond. The incident remains under investigation. Atlantic Police and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office assisted in conducting the arrest.

Beware of extra bicycle traffic in Cass County

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July 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Ayers is asking the public to pay special attention to the bicyclists going through the county in the next few days toward Glenwood, in advance of RAGBRAI. Ayers says he’s seen many bikes all over the county roads today (Friday).

Arrest warrants issued in connection w/Bluffs convenience store robbery

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July 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say two Bellevue, Nebraska men are in custody in connection with the July 1st robbery of the Bucky’s Express convenience store, in Council Bluffs. Warrants were issued for 20-year old Kayvon Berry-Smith and 19-year old Kyntral Watkins charging both men with Attempted Murder, Robbery 1st Degree, Assault while Participating in a Felony and Going Armed with Intent.

Authorities say at around 12:35-a.m., July 1st, two black men entered the Bucky’s Express on Madison Avenue. One of the suspects pointed a black semi- automatic pistol at the clerk and demanded the money from the register. The suspect was handed an undetermined amount of cash. As the suspects exited the store the suspect fired one shot toward the clerk. The suspects then ran from the store.

The suspects were later identified with the assistance of the Bellevue and Lavista, Nebraska Police Departments, and Sarpy County, Nebraska Sheriff’s Office. Kayvon Berry-Smith was arrested in Bellevue, Nebraska by the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force and Bellevue Police Department. Kyntral Watkins is currently incarcerated at the Diagnostic & Evaluation Center in Lincoln, Nebraska on an unrelated charge. Both men are currently awaiting extradition to Iowa.