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Fish salvage after Missouri flood waters recede

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August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will allow promiscuous fishing to take place in waters bodies left behind from the 2011 Missouri River flood, beginning on Aug. 15. These waters bodies need to be completely isolated from the river, unlikely to be connected to the river during normal flows, did not exist before the flood, and are less than 5 feet in depth if on public land. Anglers will need permission to access water bodies on private land.

Promiscuous fishing regulations for isolated water bodies in Missouri River flood plain in Iowa will remain in effect until on or about November 30, 2011.

Anglers with a valid fishing license will be allowed to harvest any size or number of fish species from these isolated flood waters. Any number of fishing poles, jugs or nets will be allowed. Anglers must remain in sight of these lines at all times, and follow all other fishing regulations and area rules. Trot lines will be allowed (name and address must be attached), however lines may not be set across entire water body and at least one end must be above the water level and visible.

Dynamite, poison, or electric shocking devices, or any stupefying substances will not be allowed. It is illegal to sell fish or stock captured fish into public waters.

If anglers capture a sturgeon fish species the DNR asked that they be returned to the river as quickly as possible. Pallid sturgeon is listed as an endangered species in the Missouri River and is protected under federal law.

Iowa authorities seek person of interest

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August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Wood disappearance - Person of InterestDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities are looking for a “person of interest” in the disappearance of a central Iowa couple whose truck was found in Kansas City, Mo., a day after fire destroyed their Warren County home. A body was found in the debris on July 30. Officials say the body is that of a male, but the identity has not been confirmed.

Authorities are searching for 79-year-old James “Bill” Wood and his 72-year-old wife Kaidena “Kay” Wood. They were seen at a local auction on the morning of July 30. Their truck was found on July 31 at the Cordillera Ranch Apartments in Kansas City.

Investigators on Tuesday released a sketch of a man who was seen at the apartments. They say he may have information about missing couple.

Griswold man arrested on burglary warrants

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August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports 25-year old Jacob Lee Gronewold, of Griswold, was taken into custody Monday evening. Gronewold was arrested on a warrant charging him with two-counts of Burglary in the 3rd degree. The warrant was the result of an investigation into an incident which occurred July 4th.

Officials say Gronewold, who was also arrested early last month on a charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of a City park, was being held in jail on $2,000 cash bond.

Man arrested for disorderly conduct is in more trouble

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August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Tabor man arrested Monday afternoon on a charge of disorderly conduct, faces an additional charge of Assault on a Correction Officer, following an incident at the Montgomery County Jail. Sheriff’s officials say 23-year old Zachary Alan White allegedly assaulted a correctional officer as he was being processed on an original charge of disorderly conduct. White was taken into custody at around 2:30-p.m., one-half mile west of Broadway Street on old Highway 34. He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $5,000 cash bond.

Cass Supervisors to act on NW water/sewer project

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August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors are scheduled to act on matters pertaining to the northwest water and sewer extension project. During their meeting Wednesday morning, the Board will move on a change order for the project, along with an application for the first partial payment, and a loan of up to $555,000 to fund the project, which is located just north of the Atlantic City limits, in the Amaizing Energy Urban Renewal Area.

The Board will also hear regularly scheduled reports from the County Engineering and Mental Health/General Relief Coordinator.

The meeting begins at 9-a.m.

Theft arrest & car vs. bike accident reported in Atlantic

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August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Police in Atlantic Tuesday, said one person was taken into custody Monday on a theft charge. 22-year old Tyler Johnston, of Atlantic, was arrested for 5th Degree theft (shoplifting). Johnston was cited in district court and released from custody.

And, no serious injuries were reported following an accident late Monday morning at 7th and Maple Streets, in Atlantic. According to the Police Department, a vehicle driven by Robert Heiman, of Atlantic, was traveling east on 7th Street and about to make a right hand turn onto Maple, when it collided with a bicycle driven by Sean Realite.

Realite was in the crossing the middle of the intersection when the accident happened at around 11:35-a.m.

Heiman was cited by police for Failure to Yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

9AM Newscat 08-09-2011

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August 9th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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USDA says Iowa’s cropland value soars in 2011

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August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Iowa’s cropland value has increased by nearly 24 percent in 2011 over the previous year. The rise in cropland value in Iowa was the highest in the nation. Nationally, cropland values increased by a little over 9 percent.The average cropland value in Iowa was $5,700 an acre.

Iowa State University economist Mike Duffy says the increased value isn’t surprising due to low interest rates and high prices for corn and soybeans.

8AM Newscast 08-09-2011

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August 9th, 2011 by Chris Parks

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Small-town spirit helps Mapleton’s storm recovery

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August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

MAPLETON, Iowa (AP) – It’s been four months since a tornado ripped through the northwest Iowa town of Mapleton. Damage is still visible as a reminder of the April 9 storm. But signs of recovery are numerous and reassuring to residents. There are new roofs, windows, doors and siding on many homes and businesses in the community of 1,200,  which sits about 45 miles southeast of Sioux City.

Volunteers continue to come. Some AmeriCorps volunteers soon will arrive and are expected to remain for about six weeks. John Stoll says the daily stress of rebuilding is tough to cope with, though. He says some days are good, some days are bad, “and fortunately we’ve got small-town spirit here, and that really helps.”