Crescent man arrested on drug charges in Fremont County


December 3rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop late Friday night into early this (Saturday) morning in Fremont County, resulted in the arrest on drug charges, of a Pottawattamie County man. Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope reports Sheriff’s Deputies and the Fremont County K9 Unit conducted a narcotics investigation on Western Avenue and 155th Street, west of Thurman, and as a result arrested 33-year old Benjamin Foote, of Crescent.

Foote was investigated on suspicion of distributing methamphetamine. Authorities found that he had allegedly delivered over an ounce of meth on Western Avenue, by Thurman. During the traffic stop, Foote was found to be in possession of more Meth, and was operating a motor vehicle while suspended. He was also driving a BMW sedan with Iowa Dealer plates registered to Cardinal Auto, out of Clarinda, without the proper paperwork.

Foote was transported to the Fremont County Law Enforcement Center, where he was being held on $100,000 bond. An investigation into the BMW and Dealer tags continues. The Iowa State Patrol assisted in the original investigation.

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DARRELL E. JENSEN, 83, of Audubon (Svcs. 12/05/2016)


December 3rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

DARRELL E. JENSEN, 83, of Audubon died Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Friendship Home in Audubon. Funeral Services for DARRELL E. JENSEN will be held Monday, December 5th at 10:30am in the Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Audubon. Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon has the arrangements.

Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon.

Family visitation will be held Sunday, December 4th at 5:00pm at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon.

DARRELL E. JENSEN is survived by:

Children: Brian (Kathy) Jensen of Hamlin. Julie (Robin) Roberts of Cedar Rapids. David (Deb) Jensen of Hamlin. Craig (Shannon) Jensen of Audubon.

Brothers and Sister: Jerry (Rosalie) Jensen of Exira. Paul (Mary) Jensen of Harlan. Marilyn Jensen of Exira.

Sisters-in-law: Dorothy Jespersen of Rogers, AR. Harriet Lewis of Des Moines. Margaret Evans of Audubon. Jane Davis of Audubon. Charlene Jespersen of Exira. Janet Berger of Bella Vista, AR.

Dear Friend: Shirley Esbeck of Elk Horn.

6 Grandchildren

3 Great-Grandchildren

Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends.

Public Intox arrest in Red Oak


December 3rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police department reports the arrest Friday night of a Council Bluffs man for Public Intoxication.  At 8:58pm Officers arrested 25-year-old Devon Keith Hale of Council Bluffs in the 1300 block of North Broadway Street.  He was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and held.

Atlantic/CAM Grapplers take crown at Joe Fitch Invite


December 3rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic/CAM Wrestling team won the Joe Fitch Invitational on Friday in Humboldt. The Trojans scored 287.5 points and had five individual champions on their way to the team win.

Carter Cox (120), Chase McLaren (126), Drake Roller (170), Zac Stork (195) and John McConkey (285) all claimed championships in the tournament for the Trojans. Austin Mills also took gold at 220 but was wrestling as a non-scoring contestant in the tournament.

The Trojans got second place finishes from Aybren Moore (106), Kole Hansen (113), Mitchell Williamson (160) and Nate Moen (220).

Fellow Hawkeye 10 member Kuemper Catholic took 4th place in the team scoring. The Knights got titles from Benjamin Schmitz (106) and Tim Sibbel (145) with Sibbel also earning his 100th career win during the tournament.

Team Scores

  • 1. Atlantic 287.5
  • 2. Humboldt 266
  • 3. Emmetsburg 186
  • 4. Kuemper Catholic 159
  • 5. Pocahontas Area 150
  • 6. Sheldon-South O’Brien 118
  • 7. Forest City 94
  • 8. Aplington-Parkersburg 79

High School Basketball Scoreboard Friday 12/03/2016


December 3rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

Atlantic 66, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 49
A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 78, Riverside, Oakland 26
Ar-We-Va, Westside 79, Charter Oak-Ute 61
Audubon 82, Griswold 58
Bedford 65, Lenox 51
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 67, Woodbine 40
Carroll 62, Perry 44
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 75, Sioux City, West 57
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 51, CAM, Anita 42
Fremont Mills, Tabor 69, Essex 38
Glenwood 64, Creston 44
Glidden-Ralston 48, Coon Rapids-Bayard 43
Harlan 71, Shenandoah 48
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 78, South Page, College Springs -Clarinda 20
Lewis Central 58, Red Oak 22
Nodaway Valley 69, East Union, Afton 68, OT
Ogden 52, AC/GC 36
Sioux City, East 73, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 44
Southwest Valley 74, Mount Ayr 59
Treynor 57, IKM-Manning 46, OT
Tri-Center, Neola 89, Logan-Magnolia 65
Underwood 68, Missouri Valley 50

St. Albert, Council Bluffs 74, Atlantic 50
A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 49, Riverside, Oakland 29
Audubon 50, Griswold 29
Boyer Valley, Dunlap 66, Woodbine 7
Charter Oak-Ute 50, Ar-We-Va, Westside 48
Creston 55, Glenwood 46
Essex 39, Fremont Mills, Tabor 36
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 58, CAM, Anita 39
Glidden-Ralston 47, Coon Rapids-Bayard 15
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 67, Clarinda 41
Lenox 48, Bedford 37
Lewis Central 68, Red Oak 35
Logan-Magnolia 73, Tri-Center, Neola 34
Mount Ayr 73, Southwest Valley 58
Nodaway Valley 71, East Union, Afton 28
Ogden 45, AC/GC 26
Orient-Macksburg 48, Melcher-Dallas 25
Panorama, Panora 60, West Central Valley, Stuart 49
Perry 60, Carroll 46
Shenandoah 77, Harlan 48
Sidney 72, Heartland Christian 15
Sioux City, East 52, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 35
Sioux City, West 54, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 48
Stanton 59, South Page 26
Treynor 49, IKM-Manning 34
Underwood 72, Missouri Valley 27

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 12-03-2016


December 3rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, December 3, 2016  Richard Garuckas

Today: Increasing clouds. Light and variable winds increasing to 5-10 out of the SE. High 42.

Tonight: Cloudy. Snow likely. SSE @ 5-10. Low 36. Snow accumulations of a trace to 1/2 inch expected.

Sunday: Rain and snow showers in the morning then partly sunny in the afternoon. WSW @ 5-10. High 43. Little to no accumulation expected.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low 30.

Monday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 47.

Tuesday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 38.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. High 27.


Atlantic hits 9 threes in win over St. Albert


December 2nd, 2016 by Jim Field

The Atlantic Trojans were hot from downtown in a 66-49 win over St. Albert in Hawkeye 10 boys basketball. The Trojans had 4 different players hit a three-pointer and tallied 9 total in the win. The outside shot got Atlantic rolling early as they poured in 4 long balls in the first quarter and led 19-11.

The Falcons fought back in the second quarter and gave Atlantic a little trouble with some three quarter court pressure. The Trojans still led by 6 at the break and adjusted to handle the pressure much better in the second half.  Coach Alan Jenkins said it was just a matter of his team settling down to handle the pressure.

Garrett Franken scored 22 to lead the Trojans. Chase Mullenix had 16 points including 3 three pointers. Austin Alexander hit 4 from downtown and finished with 14points.  Alexander feels like he has been getting more comfortable in the point guard role.

Coach Jenkins thought it was overall a great shooting night and a great win against an experienced team.

The Trojans are back at it on Monday night in a game at Red Oak.

Council Bluffs woman arrested after drugs & explosives are found in her motel room


December 2nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Council Bluffs Police say Officers responding to report of possible drugs being found in a motel room, located the suspected drugs, along with a suspected explosive material. Police were called to the American Inn at 2717 S. 24th Street at around 1:30-p.m., after maintenance workers entered the abandoned room formerly occupied by 23-year old Kelly Sue Rickard, of Council Bluffs.



All occupants of the building were evacuated for their safety. The room was cleared of all explosive material by members of the Pottawattamie County/City of Council Bluufs Bomb Squad. Neighboring motel guests were allowed to return to their rooms as officers executed a search warrant.

Kelly Rickard returned to the motel while officers were conducting the search. She was arrested on charges that include Possession with Intent, Possession of Explosive Material, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and a Drug Tax Stamp Violation. Rickard was transported to the Pottawattamie County Jail.