Glenwood woman arrested for assault

News

March 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Glenwood report 35-year old Kerri Thomas, of Glenwood was arrested Wednesday on an Assault charge. Thomas was being held in the Mills County Jail on $300 bond.

Southwest IA couple disappears with their foster care son

News

March 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in southwest and western Iowa are searching for a couple from Prescott, who allegedly abducted their 14-year old son on Tuesday, from a foster care facility, in Council Bluffs.

Carolyn Cook

Carolyn Cook

James Strohman

James Strohman

According to WOI-TV in Ames, 47-year-old Carolyn Cook and 55-year-old James Strohman went to visit Cook’s 14-year-old son Dakota, who was living at Children’s Square USA, a foster care unit in Council Bluffs. Dakota had been removed from Cook’s care by the DHS.

Cook also had her 14-year-old daughter Cheyenne with them during the visit, who still lives with her mother. Cook and Strohman were allowed to visit Dakota at 7:15-a.m., Tuesday, and was supposed to return him by 8:30-a.m., but they never returned.

Cheyenne

Cheyenne

Dakota

Dakota

Authorities in Adams and Pottawattamie County are looking at surveillance video from Children’s Square USA, Walmart and gas stations because they’re unsure what model and color of car the couple is driving. Officials also have not identified a license plate number.

Both law enforcement agencies are asking the public to be watchful for the couple and the teens. While they don’t believe the teens are in danger, but are concerned, because they claim the couple isn’t fit to care for them.

Clarinda Police Make Drug Arrest

News

March 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A Page County man was arrested early this (Thursday) morning, on drug and alcohol charges. According to Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers, 43-year old Mark Andrew Devine, of College Springs, was taken into custody at around 1:50-a.m., a traffic stop in the 1100 block of South 16th Street, in Clarinda. Devine was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana, and OWI/drugged or alcohol related.

He was booked into the Page County Jail and held on $1,000 bond, pending an appearance before a Page County Magistrate.

Backyard and Beyond 03-12-2015

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

March 12th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Lavon Eblen speaks with Jackie Sander of Anita, about Flea Market Alley in Anita and the need for vendors for the event on June 6th and 7th.

Heartbeat Today 03-12-2015

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

March 12th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Jim Field talks about some of the popular tax scams and the most notable arrests made in relation to those scams.

Urgent: Shelby County Fire Danger EXTREME until further notice

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

March 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency/911 is asking all Fire Departments in the County to immediately place the Fire Danger Rating Boards in the EXTREME category. The Increase in Fire Danger is due to No expected precipitation in next four days, large volume of dead plant material, low humidity’s, increased temperature’s, predicted gusting winds to 29MPH, and limited field access due to thawing conditions.Extreme Fire Danger

Fire Behavior predictions in these conditions are as follows: fire spread between 7 to 10 MPH, with flame lengths approximately 30’ in length at the front of the fire. Fires that start in these conditions can easily overtake and trap you. Firefighters are at a high risk also due to traction issues off road.

Shelby County Ordinance NO. 2012-1 Local Burning Ban Ordinance allows citations to be issued during these conditions. A violation of this ordinance is punishable by a minimum fine of $100 for an individual or $500 for an organization, not to exceed $1000. The violator may also be liable for additional reasonable restitution.

Cass County Residents Urged to Use Caution When Burning

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March 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Emergency Management, local fire departments and law enforcement are urging all citizens to use caution when burning outdoors. A combination of warm temperatures, low humidity and breezy conditions has created a high fire hazard potential for Cass County. Crop residue, grasses and brush may also provide plenty of fuel for widespread fires.Cass County EMA logo

Anyone conducting a controlled burn is encouraged to report that burn to the Cass County Communications Center at 712-243-2204 and their local fire chief. Reporting controlled burns helps avoid dispatching fire departments and law enforcement unnecessarily. False calls are an inconvenience for volunteer responders and puts personnel and equipment at risk.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12th

Trading Post

March 12th, 2015 by Jim Field

FOR SALE: Lifestyle walker treadmill with electrical motor; height adjustable. $225 OBO; Large Birdcage for parrot or similar sized bird. $50 OBO; New Holland Toy Combine; New in Box made by Ertl. $65. 712-243-4308.

FOR SALE: I have three sets of Custom drapes they fit aprox 8 foot windows. The drapes are complete with everything to hang them including the screws. Place six screws and you have beautiful window treatment. 712-249-5467.

473-150x150

FOR SALE: Small square bales horse quality grass hay, $4 a bale. Ron Beymer, Hamlin. 712-268-5560.

FOR SALE: Thomas, portable air compressor, Model T-35HD, 3 gallon, 1 H.P. motor.  Like New $225 o.b.o. 712-250-0266.

Public Hearing Monday night on ACSD’s 2015-16 Certified Budget

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March 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A public hearing will be held Monday night (March 16th) in Atlantic, with regard to the proposed 2015-16 Certified Budget for the Atlantic Community School District. The District’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget, which amounts to $6,512,112, is $226,089 more than last year’s (FY2015) budget (of $6,286,023). The school district’s levy will increase from $14.91-per thousand dollars valuation in FY2015 to $15.22-per thousand, for FY 2016.

During the hearing, which begins at 7:30-p.m. in the High School Media Center, the School Board will allow patrons of the district to speak briefly for or against the budget. Later on in the meeting, the Board will take action on approving the FY 2016 budget, along with: the first readings of a couple of Board Polices; the 2015-16 Fee Schedule; and Summer 2015 Capital Projects.

In other business, the Atlantic School Board will act on approving Volunteer Coaches, any resignations to come before them, and ratifying the Non-Certified Employees’ 2015-16 Tentative Agreement.

Prior to adjourning for the evening, the Board will hold a closed session to perform an informal evaluation of Superintendent, Dr. Michael Amstein.

(Podcast) KJAN News, 3/12/2015

News, Podcasts

March 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 8-a.m. Newscast w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.