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Shenandoah School Board member/Mayoral candidate arrested for OWI

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October 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Shenandoah, Iowa) — Police in Shenandoah arrested a member of the Shenandoah School Board, who is also running for mayor. Authorities report 58-year-old Jeffrey Alan Hiser was arrested early this (Thursday morning), for OWI 1st offense. He arrest occurred after officers saw a vehicle drive over the sidewalk and hit a retaining wall in the 700 block of South Center Street. The incident happened at around 1:50 a.m. Hiser was later released from custody after posting $1,000 bond.

Jeff Hiser (Shenandoah CSD photo)

Hiser served on the Shenandoah School Board from 1985-91, and again from 2019 to the present, he also served as mayor and as a city council member of Shenandoah.

Ringgold County woman arrested for abuse/assault w/a weapon

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October 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Mt. Ayr) – Ringgold County Deputy Sheriff Matt Starmer reports the arrest on Oct. 6th, of a woman from Redding. 25-year-old Lindsey Michelle Overholser was taken into custody following an investigation into a domestic disturbance. She was transported to the Ringgold County Jail and held pending an appearance before a magistrate, on charges that include Domestic Abuse w/a Weapon, and Assault w/a Weapon. Bond was set at $3,000.

Lindsey Michelle Overholser

Mills County Sheriff’s report, 10/21/21

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October 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office today (Thursday), reports three arrests. On Wednesday, 43-year-old Joshua Robert Stroud, of Glenwood, was arrested following a traffic stop at Highway 34 and 221st Street. Stroud was taken into custody at around 2-a.m. for OWI/2nd offense (Bond: $2,000). And, 40-year-old Colin Joseph Kingsley, of Bellevue, NE., was arrested on a warrant out of Council Bluffs, for Failure to Appear, and a felony warrant out of Sarpy County, NE., for Violation of his Pre-Trial Release. Kingsley was taken into custody at around 10:30-p.m. in the vicinity of Hyland Avenue (Bond: $2,000).

On Tuesday, Mills County Deputies arrested 28-year-old Thomas Nicholas Barkley, of Young, AZ., for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arrested in the area of 195/Bunge Ave. at around 2-a.m. (Bond: $1,300).

Authorities said also, there were no injuries reported following a single-vehicle accident Sunday night, in Mills County. Officials say 22-year-old Makayla Huffman, of Glenwood, was driving a 2014 Jeep southbound on Pruden Avenue at around 10-p.m., when she failed to negotiate a curve on the gravel road. They indicated she was traveling too fast at the time. Her SUV left the road and entered the south ditch before flipping onto its top.

 

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October 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

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Creston Police/Union County Sheriff’s reports for 10/21/21

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October 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

The Creston Police Department reports the arrest early this (Thursday) morning, of a man from Ohio. 18-year-old Christopher Lamont Gaiter, Jr., of Springfield, OH, was arrested at a residence in the 300 block of N. Pine Street, at around 4:16-a.m. Gaiter was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana – 1st offense, and later released from the Union County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office says no injuries were reported following a collision Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say a 2018 Chevy Equinox driven by 65-year-old Marilyn Kay Ide, of Creston, and a 2012 Ford F-250 pickup driven by 68-year-old Thomas Edward Christensen, of Van Meter, were approaching the intersection of Highways 34 and 169 at around 1:40-p.m.  As Ide pulled up to the stop sign and was preparing to turn right onto Highway 34, her vehicle was struck from behind by the pickup truck.

Her SUV sustained about $2,000 damage. No damage was reported to the pickup, which is registered to Madison County Auction, Inc., of Winterset. There were no citations issued.

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October 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

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Feenstra is running for another term

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October 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Washington, D-C/KCCI)  — Congressman Randy Feenstra announced his plans for re-election. KCCI says the fourth district congressman announced Wednesday he will be running to maintain his seat in 2022. In a statement released Wednesday, he said, “With the support of my family and friends, and through prayerful consideration, I launched my first campaign for Congress because we needed a conservative leader to deliver results for Iowa. In just our first 10 months in Congress, we’ve restored Iowa’s seat on the House Agriculture Committee, passed needed disaster relief for our farmers, promoted our biofuels, passed legislation to stop the Chinese Communist Party from stealing our taxpayer-funded research, defended our conservative values and fought against the advance of socialism in America. After we defeat Speaker Pelosi in 2022, we will enact a conservative agenda to end reckless spending, protect innocent life, defend our 2nd amendment and restore America’s strength around the world.”

Also in the statement, Gov. Kim Reynolds, Sen. Joni Ernst and Sen. Chuck Grassley gave endorsements for Feenstra’s run. Iowans elected Feenstra over Democrat J.D. Scholten in 2022 after Feenstra defeated long-time Rep. Steve King in the primaries. So far, no one else has announced a run for the fourth district seat.

Iowa to receive first shipment of Pfizer’s vaccine for 5-11 year olds

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October 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Kim Reynolds says Iowa is scheduled to receive its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines for younger children sometime this week. The dosage level will be different for kids between the ages of five and 11 than it has been for adults. “We will be dispersing them to pediatricians and pharmacies,” Reynolds says.

In the next couple of weeks, the F-D-A and C-D-C are expected to approve giving Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to children who’re five through 11 years of age. Reynolds is making it clear she will oppose vaccine mandates in Iowa elementary schools. “I do not believe in mandating vaccines. I’ve been very clear about that,” Reynolds says. “I’ve been vaccinated…It’s our best defense in addressing Covid-19 and the delta variant.”

But Reynolds says parents should make the decision about whether their children get a Covid shot. “I believe that parents should be in charge of not only their children’s education, but their children’s health are, so they need to visit with their pediatrician, ask the questions they have and then parents will make the decision in what’s best for their children,” Reynolds says. “It’s not the government’s children. It’s their children.”

Reynolds says she opposes employment-related vaccine mandates for adults and may join a lawsuit challenging President Biden’s order, once the rule-making is done, to require vaccinations in the military, in the health care industry and in private companies with more than 99 employees.  “We’re going to see what is the best route, what are our options moving forward and how do we get this stayed,” Reynolds says, “so we’re not mandating that an individual make this decision between feeding their family or getting a vaccine that they fundamentally do not believe that they should.”

That latest information shows two-thirds of Iowa adults are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Among Iowa teenagers, 45 percent of 16 and 17 year olds are vaccinated and 39 percent of Iowa kids between the ages of 12 and 15 are vaccinated.

Plan 2 for Iowa redistricting to be released this morning

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October 21st, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – The second set of maps proposing new boundaries for Iowa’s four congressional districts and all state legislative districts will be released after 10 this (Thursday) morning. The non-partisan Legislative Services Agency will deliver the redistricting plan to legislators first, then release it to the public via the Iowa General Assembly’s website.

On October 5th, the 32 Republicans in the Iowa Senate rejected Plan 1 for redistricting and directed the Legislative Services Agency to develop new maps with legislative districts that were closer in total population. Governor Reynolds has set October 28th as the date for a special session so lawmakers can vote on this second set of maps.

Tri-Center students & staff mourn the loss of a Senior Class member

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October 20th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Neola, Iowa) – Students and staff with the Tri-Center School District are mourning the loss of an upperclassman. Superintendent Angela Huseman, Wednesday afternoon posted on social media, that “It is with a great deal of sadness that I am informing you of the death of a member of our Senior Class, Seth Pauley. Seth was in a single car accident this {Wednesday] morning before school. This loss leaves a hole in our TC Family and our hearts.”
She went on to say “This loss was communicated with our 9-12th grade students and staff this morning, but we know with our small community, students of all ages may be impacted. We encourage you to be prepared to talk with your child. Anyone that has felt a loss may be triggered by this current tragedy. It is important that all, whether children or adults, know they are supported as they talk about their feelings.”
The District is providing a team of counselors at school though the end of the week to provide emotional support for Tri-Center students and staff. Superintendent Huseman said “Our deepest sympathies go to Seth Pauley’s family and friends. We care deeply for all involved.”