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Traffic Accident in Atlantic Wal-Mart Parking Lot


July 18th, 2011 by admin

A traffic accident in the Atlantic Wal-Mart Saturday resulted in over $2,000 damage.

A vehicle driven by Eric Johnson of Brayton was traveling westbound in the Wal-Mart parking lot and turned onto a parking lot row. A vehicle belonging to Ella Walker of Atlantic was attempting to back out of a stall in the row Johnson was entering and struck Johnson’s vehicle.

No injuries were reported. Damage from the mishap amounted to about $2,300.

Harlan City Council Meeting Preview


July 18th, 2011 by admin

Harlan will hold their regularly scheduled city council meeting Tuesday evening.

On the consent agenda: minutes of the July 5th city council meeting; the receiving and filing of the police statistical report for this past June; the receiving and reporting of receipts, disbursements, investments, and the financial report for June 2011; the receiving and filing of the waste water treatment plant’s June 2011 report; and the setting of city salaries.

Public hearings tonight include information on several sanitary sewer projects. The sewer projects include the 19th street sanitary sewer replacement; the industrial parkway sanitary sewer extension; and the in-town lift station, grit removal, and clarifier improvements.

Another public hearing will regard the redistricting of the city wards to comply with 2010 census results.

Other reports include a public health and sanitation committee report; the city administrator’s report, and the mayor’s report.

Other business includes an ordinance that adds “no parking” between the signs on the west side of Country Club View, just south of the cul-de-sac. Also in other business the council will discuss setting a hearing date for the proposal to dispose of the city-owned property.

The meeting begins at 5:15 Tuesday evening in the Harlan Council Chambers.

Iowa Western Community College Board Meets Today


July 18th, 2011 by admin

Iowa Iowa Western Community College Board Today


The Iowa Western Community College Board of Directors will hold their regularly scheduled meeting this afternoon at the Cass County Center.

On the agenda for today is the oath of office to Larry Winum, the Officer of District 2. Ann Pross will also provide an update on the Cass County Center.

The board will discuss monitoring information reports about college operations. Included are the President’s report on the IACCT Conference/ACCT Conference in Dallas, the July 29th graduation with Carol Huffman serving as speaker, and the open meetings and records amendments. Also included are Connie Hornbeck’s IACCT report as well as athletic activities reports from Brenda Hampton and student transfer outcomes from Troy Vermeer.

Consent agenda includes a personnel report, the presentation of bills for payment with auditors Scott Robinson and Kirk Madsen, as well as a financial report.

Action items include approving the Iowa jobs training contract with Conductix with Bernie Duis and the Clark/Hall renovations project.

The executive session has collective bargaining, employee salaries, and the President’s evaluation on the agenda.

The board’s meeting takes place at 2:00 this afternoon at the Cass County Center.

The Atlantic Coca-Cola Museum will get a New Location


July 18th, 2011 by admin

The Atlantic Coca Cola Museum is set to move from their current armory location to a new building later this summer. Dolly Bergman with the Coca-Cola Museum says the move will give the museum much more room to work with compared to the armory.

The museum’s new location will be at the old Atlantic Locker building. Bergman says the museum should fit in well at that building. She also hopes that the museum will be able to be open more with a bigger location.

But the move will have an impact on when the museum is open. Bergman says they will be forced to close for a period of time in September and October. The plan is to re-open when the Christmas Grand Lighting takes place in Atlantic.

Anyone who wishes to help with the move can call the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce for more information.

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Cooling Stations Open in Cass County


July 18th, 2011 by admin

If you‘re looking for a way to beat the heat, Cass County has announced cooling stations will be open at three locations.

The Nishna Valley YMCA will be open Today (Monday) through Thursday from 4:30 AM to 10:00 PM , and on Friday from 4:30 AM until 8:00 PM

The Anita Health and Wellness Center’s cooling station will be open today (Monday) through Thursday from 6:00 AM until 8:00 PM, and on Friday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

And the Griswold Community Building’s cooling station will be open today (Monday) through Friday from 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Fremont County Accident


July 18th, 2011 by admin

No injuries have been reported in a traffic accident that occurred in Fremont County.

Russell Bowers of Sidney was backing his 1997 Ford F-150 out of a parking lot at 701 Cass Street. While backing out, he struck a 1996 Dodge Dakota parked on the opposite side of the street owned by Richard Benson of Sidney.

No other details are currently available.

Two Injured in Fremont County Crash


July 18th, 2011 by admin

A chain-reaction accident in Fremont County led to two people being admitted to the Shenandoah Hospital.

On July 10th, Alexandria Snyder of Macedonia was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 on Highway 59 approaching 250th street. Snyder was unable to see a couple of cars stopped if front of her that were waiting for a semi to turn onto 250th street. Snyder struck a 2002 Hyundai driven by Andrea Candmil of Omaha. That led to Candmil’s vehicle striking a 2005 Lexus driven by Elaine Bauman of Town and Country, Missouri.

Two people were transported to Shenandoah Hospital as a result of the crash.

No other details are currently available.

Fremont County Arrests


July 18th, 2011 by admin

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office Reports the arrest of several people the past couple weeks.

On July 7th, 39-year-old Travis Williams of Omaha was arrested for matter of conveyance, no registration, and no insurance.

On July 8th, 20-year-old Dyson Patrick Tobin of Tabor was arrested for a court hold.

Last Wednesday 30-year-old Clinton Gabriel Cook of Sidney was arrested for simple assault, disorderly conduct and trespassing. Also on Wednesday 20-year-old Kody Ryan of Sidney was arrested for aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

And on Thursday 23-year-old Christopher LeRoy Jordan of Shenandoah was arrested on a probation warrant

Flood Insurance Rescue Program In Works


July 18th, 2011 by admin

A financial rescue for people who have been denied flood insurance coverage may be in the works on Capitol Hill.

When the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) determined that ongoing Missouri River Flooding started June 1 and has been a “flood in progress” from that date, many people had their flood insurance voided by FEMA. That’s because FEMA rules dictate that someone would need to have purchased flood insurance one month prior to the June 1 date set by FEMA.

A new proposal in Congress would remove the “flood in progress” provision. That means those who bought flood insurance after May 1 would be able to collect payments, as long as the damage occurred after the 30-day wait.

The bill has several sponsors in Congress, including Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson.

But detractors in Congress point to the fact that the bill isn’t fair to people who bought their flood insurance in time. They also point out the National Flood Insurance Program

Already is in debt $18 million due mostly to Hurricane Katrina.