Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm Watch Counties scaled back

Weather

May 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

TORNADO WATCH 156 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR
THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA: ADAIR CASS

IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA: AUDUBON CARROLL CRAWFORD GREENE GUTHRIE

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 159 REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

. IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE: ADAMS MONTGOMERY PAGE RINGGOLD TAYLOR UNION.

 

Atlantic School Board to act on maternity leave & resignations

News

May 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Community School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday evening in the Media Center, at the High School. During the 7:30-p.m. session, the Board will act on approving: Open enrollment requests; General Ed and Special Ed contracts, Amended Contracts and Letters of Assignment, as well as Volunteer Coaching positions.

Resignations pending approval by the Board include: Jennifer Thurston, High School Guidance Counselor; Bonnie Church, Varsity Volleyball Coach; and Allison Berryhill, AHS Fuel Adviser.

The Board will also act on the second reading of a Maternity Leave Policy.

Griswold School Board to meet Monday evening, May 18th

News

May 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(Corrects date of meeting to May 18th – not May 11th!)

Members of the Griswold School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday evening, May 18th, in the Central Office at the Middle School/High School Building. The session begins at 5:45-p.m.

During the meeting, the Board will act on: Certified Staff Negotiations approval; Nutrition prices; approving bids for a van purchase; approving – Fuel Bid specifications, Technology Support Specs., Registration Fees and various Board Policies.

Severe weather still possible across Iowa, eastern Nebraska Sunday

News, Weather

May 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Severe storms may continue to develop in Iowa or eastern Nebraska on Sunday, but Omaha is no longer covered by a tornado watch. The National Weather Service’s tornado watch covers eastern Nebraska and much of western and central Iowa until 9 p.m. Central. But Omaha was removed from the tornado watch Sunday afternoon.

The Weather Service says the greatest tornado threat Sunday is in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Large hail, high winds and a few tornadoes are possible Sunday afternoon and evening.

On the other end of Nebraska, more than a foot of snow fell in the northwest corner of the state. Near Chadron, more than 18 inches of snow was reported Sunday.

ASTA WIECHMANN, 90, of Atlantic (5-14-2015)

Obituaries

May 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ASTA WIECHMANN, 90, of Atlantic died Sunday, May 10th, at the Heritage House in Atlantic. Funeral services for ASTA WIECHMANN will be held on Thursday, May 14th at 10:30 am in the Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic.  Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic has the arrangements

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Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Burial in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice. com.

ASTA WIECHMANN is survived by:

Husband:  Earl Wiechmann

4 Children:  including Gary (Connie) Wiechmann of Lewis

7 Grandchildren

4 Great-Grandchildren

JOYCE ORTBALS, 85, of Coon Rapids (Svcs. 5/13/15)

Obituaries

May 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

JOYCE ORTBALS, 85, of Coon Rapids, died Sat., May 9th, at Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids. Funeral services for JOYCE ORTBALS will be held 1-p.m. Wed., May 13th, at the Ohde Funeral Home in Coon Rapids.

Friends may call at the funeral home from Noon until 1-p.m. Wed. (prior to the service).

JOYCE ORTBALS is survived by:

Her husband – Richard Orbals.

Her daughters – Cindy Murray & Melissa Greenlee.

Her sons – Jim and Ken Ortbals.

and 1 grandchild.

Red Oak woman arrested Sunday morning on an alcohol-related charge

News

May 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Deputies in Montgomery County arrested a woman Sunday morning who refused to leave a residence. The Sheriff’s Department says Shelby J. Olivarez, of Red Oak, was arrested at around 8:36-a.m. for Public Intoxication.

Officials say the woman was taken into custody after they received a report she would not leave a residence on East Grimes Street. When authorities arrived, they found Olivarez on the sidewalk in front of the residence and the property owner was in the yard. The owner said he advised Olivarez to leave, but she refused to do so.

The woman was allegedly impaired, with slurred speech and stumbling and swaying. She was offered a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT), but refused and was taken into custody without further incident. She was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

Severe Wx Update: Harrison County

Weather

May 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

201 PM CDT SUN MAY 10 2015

HARRISON IA-

201 PM CDT SUN MAY 10 2015

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 215 PM CDT

FOR CENTRAL HARRISON COUNTY…

AT 158 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR PISGAH…OR 30

MILES SOUTHWEST OF DENISON…MOVING NORTH AT 55 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

 

Iowa officials try to improve air quality inside jail

News

May 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — New concerns are being raised about the air quality inside a northwest Iowa jail that was built on the site of a former gas station. The Sioux City Journal reports officials are looking at ways to address the concerns at the Woodbury County Law Enforcement Center. Health officials have been monitoring conditions for years with regular tests, but a test performed in the building last fall showed elevated levels of benzene.

Officials thought the problems were solved in 2003 when an air filtration system was added, but the recent tests suggests more steps might be needed. Matthew Graesch with the state Department of Natural Resources says officials are looking for a better long-term solution to make sure petroleum vapors won’t cause problems.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Adams Fremont Mills Montgomery etal counties

Weather

May 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

145 PM CDT SUN MAY 10 2015

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 159 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

IAC003-071-129-137-145-159-173-175-110300-
/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0159.150510T1845Z-150511T0300Z/

IA
. IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ADAMS FREMONT MILLS
MONTGOMERY PAGE RINGGOLD
TAYLOR UNION