GERALD “GARY” KOHLES, 72, of Portsmouth (Svcs. 5/1/14)

Obituaries

April 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

GERALD “GARY” KOHLES, 72, of Portsmouth, died Mon.,April 28th, at the Elm Crest Retirement Community. A Mass of Christian Burial service for GARY KOHLES will be held 10:30-a.m. Thu., May 1st, at the St. Mary/Our Lady of Fatima Church in Portsmouth. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation at St. Mary’s Church is from 4-to 9-pm Wed., April 30th, with a Wake service & Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:30-p.m.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Portsmouth.

GARY KOHLES is survived by:

His wife – Bev Kohles, of Portsmouth.

His son – Marvin (Jenny) Kohles, of Bennington, NE.

His daughters – Lisa (Randy) Schomers, of Omaha; Lori (Kevin) Mills, of Harlan, & Mary Jo (John) Kohles, of Defiance.

His brothers – Micheal (Janet) Kohles, of Folsom, CA, & Joe (Janet) Kohles, of Portsmouth.

His sisters – Karen (Alfred) Wingert, and Carol (Phil) Wagner, all of Panama.

and 11 grandchildren.

HARLEY EDWIN NIHSEN, 82, of Council Bluffs (Svcs. 4/30/14)

Obituaries

April 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

HARLEY EDWIN NIHSEN, 82, of Council Bluffs, died Sun., April 27th. Funeral services for HARLEY NIHSEN will be held 10-a.m. Wed., April 30th, at the United Church of Christ in Minden. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Avoca has the arrangements.

Visitation at the funeral home is from 6-to 8-pm Tue. (4/29)/

Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery.

HARLEY NIHSEN is survived by:

His son – Ronald (Denise) Nihsen, of Avoca.

His daughters – Marsha (Arlan) Darrington, of Neola; Carol Nihsen, of Minden, & Amy (Rick) Miller, of Phoenix, AZ.

His brothers – Grant (Lois) Nihsen, of Crescent, & Elden (Beth) Nihsen, of Council Bluffs.

4 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 5 step great-grandchildren, and his sisters-in-law.

Council Bluffs police charge man with arson

News

April 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – Council Bluffs police have charged a man in connection with a deliberately set fire that destroyed his mother’s house. Police Sgt. Chad Meyers says officer arrested 29-year-old Daniel Kennedy, of Council Bluffs, on Saturday on a warrant for suspicion of second-degree arson in connection with the Jan. 28 fire. The Daily Nonpareil reports the home, which was vacant, was owned by Kennedy’s mother, Susan Graves Kennedy.

Officers arrested Kennedy after responding to a report of a disturbance and finding him yelling at his mother. They checked his name for warrants and then made the arrest. The January fire destroyed the house. Crews demolished it a few days later.

Daniel Kennedy was held in the Pottawattamie County Jail on $12,000 bond.

Iowa early News Headlines: Tue., April 29th 2014

News

April 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The floor manager of school anti-bullying bill in the Iowa Senate says the bill is unlikely to make it through this legislative session. Democratic Sen. Rob Hogg says changes made in the Republican-led House on parental notification are unacceptable. Hogg says one of the primary changes made would remove the ability of school administrators to handle incidents of bullying off school grounds.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A bill meant to support veterans already in Iowa and attract others to the state has won the final approval of the Iowa House. The bill headed to Gov. Terry Branstad would exempt military pensions from state income tax, and surviving spouses are included in the exemption. It allows companies to give preference to veterans in hiring decisions and offers credit to veterans with occupational licensing.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – Council Bluffs police have charged a man in connection with a deliberately set fire that destroyed his mother’s house. Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Kennedy, of Council Bluffs, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for suspicion of second-degree arson in connection with the Jan. 28 fire. The home, which was vacant, was owned by Kennedy’s mother.

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) – A 115-year-old railroad freight house has been moved from a farm back to its original location adjacent to the Rockwell City depot. The freight house was moved about 20 years ago to a nearby farm. It was donated back to a group that oversees the Rockwell City Depot in October 2013. The group Landmark Depot Preservation raised $4,000 to move the freight house.

GEORGE “G.M.” BAIER, 92, of Atlantic (5-1-14)

Obituaries

April 28th, 2014 by Jim Field

GEORGE “G.M.” BAIER, 92, of Atlantic died Monday, April 28th at the Atlantic Nursing & Rehab Center.  Funeral services for GEORGE “G.M.” BAIER will be held on Thursday, May 1st at 2:00 pm in the Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic.  Hockenberry Family Care of Atlantic has the arrangements.

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Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery. A time for visitation and refreshments will be held in the church fellowship hall following the burial.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

GEORGE “G.M.” BAIER is survived by:

Son:  Lynn (Barb) Baier of Atlantic

Son-in-law:  Melvin Tessman of Atlantic

Brother:  Randall (Phyllis) Baier of Griswold

Sister:  Dorothy Spiker of Newton

5 Grandchildren

4 Great-Grandchildren

Special Weather Statement: Shelby- Harrison-Monona Counties

Weather

April 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
1243 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014

IAZ043-055-056-281830-
SHELBY IA-HARRISON IA-MONONA IA-
1243 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WESTERN SHELBY…NORTHEASTERN
HARRISON AND SOUTHEASTERN MONONA COUNTIES UNTIL 130 PM CDT…

AT 1242 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 10
MILES WEST OF EARLING…OR 21 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DENISON…MOVING
NORTHWEST AT 15 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MOORHEAD…DUNLAP…SOLDIER…SCHABEN PARK AND PREPARATION CANYON
STATE PARK.

Cardinals ship Wong, Robinson to minors

Sports

April 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have demoted struggling rookie Kolten Wong to the minors.
Wong, the starting second baseman to open the season, and reserve outfielder Shane Robinson were optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday. Rookies Greg Garcia and Randal Grichuk, both off to strong starts, were recalled from Memphis and are in the majors for the first time.

The 23-year-old Wong was batting .225 with five RBIs in 71 at-bats and didn’t play the last two games of a weekend series against Pittsburgh. Robinson was batting .100 with no RBIs in 20 at-bats. Mark Ellis will start at second base for the Cardinals.

Garcia was batting .267 at Memphis with a team-leading five home runs and three triples while starting at second base. Grichuk, acquired from the Angels last offseason, was batting .310 with a team-leading 17 RBIs and 16 runs and was hitting .421 with runners in scoring position.

Seizure causes single-vehicle accident on I-29

News

April 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A woman who experienced a medical condition crashed her vehicle Sunday morning in Harrison County. The Iowa State Patrol says 35-year old Athena Clayborne was traveling north on Interstate 29 at around 10:07-a.m., Sunday, when she experienced an epileptic seizure. The woman lost control of her vehicle, which entered the median and struck a cable guard rail on the east side of I-29 southbound.

Clayborne was transported by Mondamin Rescue to Burgess Hospital in Onawa. She told authorities that she had forgotten to take her epileptic medication prior to getting behind the wheel.

2 arrests in Atlantic Saturday

News

April 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Atlantic report two arrests over the weekend. Both took place Saturday. Officials say 21-year old Jason T. Smith, of LeMars was arrested for 5th Degree Theft. And, 32-year old Joshua Larsen, of Atlantic, was arrested on a Cass County warrant for Failure to Appear on a Driving While Suspended charge. Both men were booked into the Cass County Jail.

4 industrial development sites in Iowa certified

News

April 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Four Iowa cities have had economic development sites certified under a new state program designed to have land project-ready for industrial development. Gov. Terry Branstad says the first four Iowa Certified Site Program properties are in Dexter, Fort Dodge, Iowa Falls, and Van Meter.

The program run by the Iowa Economic Development Authority is an effort to address the lack of project-ready industrial sites. IEDA Director Debi Durham says the state has lost projects because sites weren’t ready for immediate development. The department has spent about $244,000 to hire a consultant to help complete air permits, archaeological sampling, and ensure no wetlands are present. The certification process took two years to complete

Site certification is a growing trend. Branstad says certification allows Iowa to better compete for large-scale projects.