CAM School Board Special meeting set for Tuesday

News

May 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The CAM School District’s Board of Education will meet in a Special Session Tuesday evening in the CAM High School Media Center. Shortly after the Board gavels-in the session at 5:30-p.m., they’ll discuss and take action on: Resignations; Approval of the 2015-16 Master Contract, teacher and other contracts, including 2015-16 Support Staff, and Schedule B contracts.

3 Iowa wrestlers facing burglary charges

News, Sports

May 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three wrestlers from the University of Iowa are facing burglary charges following a series of break-ins earlier this year. The Linn County Attorney’s office says wrestlers Ross Lembeck, Seth Gross and Logan Ryan each face two counts of felony third-degree burglary. The trio all face seven counts of misdemeanor third-degree burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony and one count of conspiracy to commit an aggravated misdemeanor.

Marion police spokesman Scott Elam says several vehicles were broken into on March 18 in the community 35 miles north of Iowa City. Elam says one of the vehicle’s owners noticed the athletes, who took off running before being arrested. Lembeck, Gross and Ryan were redshirt freshmen last season.

Coach Tom Brands suspended all three wrestlers. He declined comment.

Lawyer: Client charged with murder has mental disorders

News

May 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) – An attorney for a man charged with first-degree murder in the killing of his mother says his client suffers from mental disorders preventing him from understanding the case against him. The Sioux City Journal reports public defendant Billy Oyadare is seeking a hearing to determine if Jonathan Neunaber is competent to stand trial in the death of his mother, 80-year-old Esther Neunaber. Her body was found last July with the body of her husband Donald Neunaber. She was beaten to death. He died of natural causes.

Oyadare says a psychologist has stated 45-year-old Jonathan Neunaber suffers from mental disorders preventing him from appreciating the charges, understanding the proceedings or assisting in his defense. Neunaber was arrested in July. He’s pleaded not guilty.

Irwin women crash into each other Friday night

News

May 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Two women were injured during an accident Friday night, in Page County. Deputies responded to the crash located about seven-miles north of Clarinda on Highway 71, at around 9:10-p.m. The Sheriff’s Office says 20-year old Leah Eng, of Irwin,  was driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am northbound on the highway, when she slowed for a deer on the road.

19-year old Kira Eng, also of Irwin, was following the car in a 1999 Jeep Wrangler, when the SUV rear ended the car, causing both vehicles to become disabled.Leah Eng was transported to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital by Villisca Fire and Rescue for treatment of unknown injuries. Kira Eng was transported to Clarinda Regional Health Center by Clarinda EMS for treatment of unknown injuries. Damage to both vehicles is estimated at over $15,000.00.

No citations have been issued. The Page County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Villisca Fire and Rescue, and the Clarinda EMS.

(12-pm News)

Teens arrested for tearing up a park w/a vehicle

News

May 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports two teens were charged with Criminal Mischief Saturday, following a complaint about vehicle’s causing damage to Nodaway Valley Park, located about two-miles north of Clarinda. When Deputies arrived they found the vehicles the caller had described, a red Ford Mustang with Missouri license plates, and beige Pontiac Grand Am.

During the investigation, 17-year old Janie Jo Long, of of Clarinda, was cited for Failure to provide proof of insurance. She was taken into custody for criminal mischief and released to her parent, pending juvenile court proceedings. 16-year old Jacob Allen McGinness, of Burlington Jct., Mo., was issued traffic citations for Failure to provide proof of insurance, and operating a vehicle without driver’s license. He was also taken into custody for criminal mischief and released to his parent, pending juvenile court proceedings.

(12-p.m. News)

Carroll Police Chief announces retirement

News

May 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Carroll Police Chief Jeff Cayler announced today (Monday), that “After 34 years with the Carroll Police Department,” with 30+ (years) of [those] as Chief of Police,” [he] will be retiring effective June 8, 2015.”

Carroll Police Chief Jeff Cayler

Carroll Police Chief Jeff Cayler

Chief Cayler thanked members of the media for all of their help over the years. We wish him the best in his retirement.

April a little warmer than normal, about average for rainfall

News, Weather

May 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The state climatologist says April ended up a warmer than usual month. Harry Hillaker says there were several warm periods throughout the month. “Especially the middle part of the month and then the last three or four days of the month,” Hillaker says. He says the warmer parts of the month and a warm stretch back in March kind of got spring going a little earlier than normal in the state.images

While the month was warmer than normal, the warmest day was on April 1st when Little Sioux hit 88 degrees.  “Kind of ironic that we had a 90-degree reading at Sioux City way back on March 16th and haven’t reached that 90-degree mark since then. On the colder extreme, 19-degrees was the lowest temperature we saw during April. It came back on April 4th, Elkader and Bell Plaine had that 19-degree mark,” according to Hillaker.

April 1st was also the warmest day of the month in Atlantic, when we topped at 82 degrees. The average High in Atlantic during April, was 63.6-degrees, which was 1.4-degrees warmer than normal. The average Low for the month was 36.6-degrees, which was just shy of the 37.4-degree norm.

Hillaker says the rainfall amounts weren’t anything out of the ordinary. “Right about usual as least as far as the statewide average goes,” Hillaker says. “A few areas were unusually wet — mainly from the west-central across to the north-central part of the state. Some areas have been very dry, the far northwest corner as well as part of southeastern Iowa as well. But overall, averaging pretty close to normal for April precipitation.”

Rainfall in Atlantic for the month of April amounted to 3.97-inches. Which was slightly more than one-half inch above normal. Hillaker says there wasn’t much severe weather in April.

(Radio Iowa/KJAN weather records)

Mills County Sheriff reports 3 arrests

News

May 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Deputies in Mills County have arrested three people on separate charges. On Sunday, 23-year old Tearie Breshelle Lambert, of Omaha, was arrested for Public Intoxication and Interference with Official Acts. Her bond was set at $600. And, 24-year old Catherine Maria Gillet, of Glenwood, was arrested Sunday for OWI/1st Offense. Her bond was set at $1,000.

On Friday, 46-year old Kelly Kristine Perkins, of Malvern, was arrested for Driving Under Suspension. Her bond was set at $300.

GRACE CAMPBELL, 92, of Gray (Svcs. 5/7/15)

Obituaries

May 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

GRACE CAMPBELL, 92, of Gray, died Sun., May 4th, at the Friendship Home, in Audubon. Funeral services for GRACE CAMPBELL will be held 10:30-a.m. Thu., May 7th, at the 1st United Methodist Church, in Audubon. Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon has the arrangements.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-until 8-p.m., on Wed., May 6th.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Audubon woman arrested on assault & trespass charges

News

May 4th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(updated at 11:34-a.m. to include additional charges from the Audubon P-D)

A woman from Audubon County was arrested early this (Monday) morning, on assault and trespass charges. Audubon County Sheriff Todd Johnson reports 21-year old Samantha Christine Schmidt, of Audubon, was arrested at 12:30-a.m. and charged with two-counts of Assault, in addition to trespassing. The charges stem from a disturbance reported in the 5000 block of Jay Avenue.

In addition, Audubon Police Chief Matt Starmer reports Schmidt was charged with Violation of a No Contact Order and Harassment. Schmidt was being held in the Audubon County Jail pending completion of an investigation into her alleged activities.