Deputy & motorist try to lift vehicle off driver following rollover accident near Hancock

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July 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A passenger in a van that rolled over near Hancock Saturday evening tried to save the life of the driver, after he was ejected and the van partially rolled on top of him. Pottawattamie County Chief Deputy Sheriff John Reynolds told KJAN News the accident involving a 2000 GMC Safari van happened at around 6-p.m. Saturday.

Reynolds said the accident happened on Patton Avenue at about 430th Street, near Hancock. When a deputy arrived, he found a 2000 GMC Safari van on its driver’s side in the ditch west of the intersection, and the driver, 36-year old Sean Eveland, of Shelby, pinned beneath the A-pillar of the van. His passenger was identified as 24-year old James Chew, of the Avoca area. The deputy helped Chew use a 4×4 post to pry the vehicle off Eveland and keep the weight off his chest, until the first responders arrived.

Eveland was flown by LifeNet helicopter to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, for treatment of unknown injuries. Chew suffered unknown, possible injuries. A report on his status is not available. Reynolds said evidence gathered at the scene indicated the driver was probably under the influence, but the accident remains under investigation.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Paper reports rural Iowa shortage of emergency aid

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July 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A newspaper report says 29 of Iowa’s 99 counties have no ambulance or only one capable of providing full-time, 24-hour-a-day service. These 29 counties are home to nearly 427,000 people. The Des Moines Register also says in its analysis of data from the Iowa Bureau of Emergency Medical Services that 14 Iowa counties have four or fewer emergency medical service agencies of any kind within their borders.

Brian Donaldson is director of Sumner Emergency Medical Services, and he says part of the problem is that emergency medical services are not required of cities and counties.  Donaldson says a 2007 study showed the relative risk of a rural victim dying in a crash is 15 times greater than in urban areas, after adjusting for other contributing factors.

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Trading Post

July 14th, 2014 by Jim Field

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Update: SUV crashes into a ditch at Lake Anita – 2 injured

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July 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Cass County have released additional details about an accident at Lake Anita Sunday evening that resulted in two people being injured. As we reported on KJAN.com News Sunday, Anita and Wiota Fire and Rescue personnel and Cass County Deputies responded to the scene.

Authorities say 41-year old Curtis Dow Baldwin, of Anita, was driving a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer that went out of control, entered a ditch and hit several trees before coming to rest near the Ranger’s station west of the entrance to Lake Anita, just after 6:45-p.m.

Baldwin and his passenger, 40-year old Ryan Lavin, of Lansing, IL, were injured and transported by ambulance to the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic by Anita Fire and Rescue. Baldwin was  cited for OWI/3rd offense and Driving While Barred, while Lavin was cited for allowing an unauthorized person to drive a vehicle. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000.

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Wellmark celebrates 75th anniversary by giving back to communities

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July 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, IA (July 14, 2014) –Wellmark announced today (Monday), it will be awarding $75,000 to celebrate 75 years in business and to thank Iowans and South Dakotans for supporting a locally-based health insurer. For the next 75 days, Wellmark will also be giving back to communities in Iowa and South Dakota by inspiring and encouraging healthy behaviors.

Wellmark is awarding $7,500 to ten projects that are able to demonstrate a long-lasting impact on making the healthy choice the easy choice and improving overall community health and wellness. Examples of projects include improving parks or trails in the community, establishing or improving recreational activities, or improving access to healthy foods.

In order to be eligible to receive the funds, applicants must be classified as a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), or governmental entity in Iowa or South Dakota. Qualified organizations can submit applications at Wellmark.com/75 until August 5th. On August 20th, all qualified entries will be available for the public to vote for their favorite project. Public votes are one of four final factors Wellmark will use to determine winners.

To learn more about the award, enter a project or see what Wellmark is doing each day during the 75 days to encourage healthier and better lives for Iowans and South Dakotans, visit www.Wellmark.com/75.

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Jim Field discusses Farmers Markets and resources for info about them in the state.

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2014 Hawkeye 10 Girls Softball All-Conference Selections

Sports

July 14th, 2014 by Jim Field

FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Anna Petersen, Harlan, Sr
Logan Schaben, Harlan, Soph
Julia Sorforden, Harlan, Soph
Elise Berg, Kuemper Catholic, Jr
Haylee LaMaters, Creston, Jr
Natalie Mostek, Creston, Jr
Josie Sickels, Creston, Soph
Shae Kierscht, Denison, Sr
Codie Fineran, Denison, Sr
Sam Pick, Denison, Jr
Molly Cunard, Lewis Central, Sr
Brooke Newell, Atlantic, Fresh
Devon Wood, Shenandoah, Jr
Sara Inbgoldsby, Glenwood, Fresh
Lisa Nebel, Glenwood, Sr

SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Kassie Craig, Harlan, Jr
Ali Bruck, Harlan, Fresh
Ashlee Kolbe, Harlan, Sr
Jami Sickels, Creston, Soph
Taylor Briley, Creston, Soph
Kaley Lightfoot, Lewis Central, Jr
Allie Wolf, Lewis Central, Soph
Makena Duffek, Lewis Central, Soph
Hannah Macke, Kuemper Catholic, Sr
Paige Lansink, Denison, Jr
Payton Lee, Denison, Jr
Bailey Starner, Glenwood, Sr
Klarissa McElroy, Clarinda, Jr
Emily Mitchell, Atlantic, Sr
Erin Olsen, Atlantic, Soph

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-CONFERENCE
Brenda Hopkins, Harlan, Fresh
Kendra Peter, Kuemper Catholic, Soph
Ashley Sibernaller, Kuemper Catholic, Jr
Lexie Little, Creston, Fresh
Alyssa Higgins, Creston, Soph
Jordan Major, Shenandoah, Sr
Kaylee Birt, Shenandoah, Jr
Bailey Clark, St. Albert, Soph
Chloe Meyer, St. Albert, Jr
Maranda Gowdy, Red Oak, Sr
Bailey Hankins, Red Oak, Sr
Mollee Welter, Atlantic, Jr
Myranda Starner, Glenwood, Soph
Jacey Embray, Glenwood, Jr
Steffi Cunard, Lewis Central, Jr
Jaedra Moses, Clarinda, Jr
Karyee Buch, Clarinda, Sr

Hog producers worried over USDA regs on PEDV

Ag/Outdoor

July 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Some Iowa hog producers and lawmakers are raising concerns about the mandatory reporting requirement being announced by U-S-D-A on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or P-E-D virus. Iowa Pork Producers Association president Jamie Schmidt of Garner says he’s worried about the confidentiality of those reports. Schmidt says using I-D numbers instead of names in reporting can help keep producer data confidential.

“We feel fairly confident that if we can just use our premise ID numbers, that will help with the confidentiality and that would be a workable solution, but we’ve got to make sure we have something that everybody’s confident in, otherwise the reporting won’t happen like it should,” Schmidt says.

Iowa Congressman Steve King says he worries if confidentiality is breached, animal activists will use that information to hurt pork producers. The disease is widespread and Schmidt says it makes sense to keep close tabs on it, wherever it may appear. “At the present time, our best defense is biosecurity and watching where it goes,” Schmidt says. “The tracking of the disease would be helpful so we can learn how it spreads and we can have a better defense mechanism but we all have to be confident with it.”

The current submission requirements for reporting the P-E-D virus includes the herd’s premise I-D number, the date the sample was collected, the type of farm, the test method used for diagnosis and the diagnostic test results. That applies only if the herd has tested positive for the virus.

(Radio Iowa)