Mary Lou Kraus, age 88, of Anita
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Lou Karus, 88, of Anita, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anita, IA. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at St. Mary’s Church in Anita. A luncheon will be held following mass in the church’s fellowship hall. Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel, IA. Services are handled with the Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Anita.
Cass County Sheriff’s Report
(Cass Co) The Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested 45-year-old Anthony Karns, of Wiota, on February 16th on a ‘mixture’ of warrants and new charges including two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Theft 5th Degree, three counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, Theft 2nd Degree and Possession of Marijuana. Karns was transported to the Cass County Jail and booked in.
Stuart Man Charged With Abuse on an Older Individual
Stemming from an incident on March 26, 2023, a Stuart man was convicted on June 23, 2023. David Reese entered a plea of guilty and was charged with assault on an older individual, a simple misdemeanor, and harassment in the first degree, an aggravated misdemeanor. For the simple misdemeanor, he was sentenced to two days in the Adair County Jail with credit for thirty days already served, a fine of $105 and a statutory 15 percent surcharge. For the aggravated misdemeanor, Reese was sentenced to thirty days in the Adair County Jail, with credit for thirty days already served, along with a fine of $855 and the statutory 15 percent surcharge.
Ben Morris, age 90, of Anita
Memorial services for Ben Morris, 90, of Anita, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024, at the Casey United Methodist Church in Casey, Iowa. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. A luncheon will be held following the service in the fellowship hall of the Casey United Methodist Church. A private interment will be held a Dalmanutha Cemetery near Casey, IA. Services are handled with the Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Anita.
This Is Iowa: Adair teen walks across graduation stage months after devastating crash
DES MOINES, Iowa — A violent car crash shattered Jaya Fever's life on Dec. 9, 2022. The high school senior was on her way to school on a foggy morning when her car slid into a utility pole in Adair. Jaya suffered a traumatic brain injury. "It's hard because...
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Greenfield as of 2024-02-25. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.262, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Barn in Menlo Area Considered Total Loss After Fire
A barn was destroyed in a Friday morning fire in the Menlo area. According to the Stuart Fire Department, they were dispatched Friday morning at 8:37am to assist the Menlo Fire Department with a barn fire. When they arrived on scene, the barn was fully engulfed in flames and additional...
Atlantic Area Chamber Ambassadors Visit Midwest Health Center
(Atlantic) The Atlantic Chamber Ambassadors were hosted by Doctors Jim & Haley Kickland on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, to catch up with the Midwest Health Center and learn more about the services they provide. The Kickland’s have been working side by side for many years, integrating chiropractic care, family medical...
City Of Coon Rapids Invited Downtown Business Owners To Meeting To Start The Main Street Streetscape Project
The City of Coon Rapids invited downtown business owners to discuss potential projects for the streetscape on Monday evening. ISG Civil Engineer for the project, Joey Whitehouse, presented an overview of the different avenues the city could take to improve transportation and the overall of Main Street. Community Coordinator Katie Mason says the idea to complete the streetscape came from a previous study conducted on Coon Rapids back in 2018. Still, the city needed more time to prepare for a project of this size.
Open Burning Prohibited in Adair and Guthrie County
(Stuart) On February 24, Jeremy Cooper, Deputy Coordinator with Adair and Guthrie County EMA, on behalf of all fire departments in Adair and Guthrie Counties, requested the State Fire Marshal to prohibit open burning due to the potential hazards to life and property. The State Marshal’s Office granted the request, and therefore, no person is allowed to engage in open burning in Adair and Guthrie Counties until conditions improve. This order became effective on February 24 at 8:00 a.m. Any violators of this order could be charged with a misdemeanor.
SWIPCO Adds Five New Members to the Team
(Atlantic) Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) is pleased to announce the addition of Amy Jones to the team as a Payroll & Benefits Specialist. Jones has an extended accounting and human resources background that will help her flourish in this new role. Amy was raised and went to school in Shenandoah. She spent time with Hy-Vee in both Human Resources and Accounting Coordinator roles in Shenandoah. She also gained experience in city government with both the Shenandoah Police Department and the City of Shenandoah, working in accounts payable with the city.
'I was in shock': Iowa's only national STEM champion attending national festival
STUART, Iowa — West Central Valley High School student Taylor Ommen and her family grew up on a farm, where she got to learn how to show cattle, grow crops and test soil life. With her mother and grandfather running and participating in Iowa science fairs, Stuart, Iowa's Ommen...
Kamron Kunkle Prepares For Wildcat Soccer
With sign ups available for the West Central Valley boys soccer team being available now in the office of the high school, Senior Kamron Kunkle prepares for the 2023-2024 season after a stellar performance last year. Kunkle played in 17 games, started in 16 and was able to notch 3 assists throughout the season. In his 17 games played, Kunkle would lead the team in goals and points scored, with 12 goals in the season and 27 points. Kunkle was accurate with his shots as well, with 32 shots on goal shooting 37.5% on goal taking 59 shots last season. Kunkle and the Wildcats had a record of 11-17 with an impressive 9-0 win over Logan-Magnolia. The Wildcats will host the Panorama Panthers on March 29th to officially start the 2023-2024 season for First Responders Night.
Reminder: Fun at the Adair County Fairgrounds This Weekend
The Adair County Fair Board will be hosting some fun events this weekend. Tomorrow, there will be a (19)90’s themed trivia night, beginning at 7pm. Team’s may be made up of four to six people, with registration of $50 per team, and signups can be at the event. Snacks will be available, along with prizes. A cash bar will be available at the Adair County Fairgrounds 4H/FFA Center.
SEED Receives Grant from Ripple Effect
Stuart Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) was recently awarded a $5,000 grant through the Ripple Effect Program. The program is made possible by Coon Valley Telephone Company and their fiber technology partner Aureon, and the grant will be used to develop a comprehensive master plan outlining the feasibility, design and estimated cost of a possible recreational center in Stuart. This master plan will include space needs assessments to look at what style of building and floor plan would be needed, possible locations, preliminary site layouts, and many other elements.
The Farmall 756 Custom with a rat in the toolbox
While the Farmall 756 Custom isn't the rarest thing to ever roll off the assembly line in Rock Island, Illinois, it's not what you'd call a “common” tractor. You'd be surprised how many red guys have never heard of a Custom. They're real, though, and there's a nice one on auction in Walnut, Iowa right now. It'll be going home with a new owner when the online-only auction wraps up on Feb. 29!
Atlantic Senior Alumni Scholarship Foundation Welcomes New Members; Scholarships Available for Class of 2024
(Atlantic) The Atlantic Senior Alumni Scholarship Foundation (SASF) recently held their annual meeting and welcomed new members Melanie Petty and Steve Wallingford. The SASF was created by Atlantic alumni with the goal of providing need-based scholarships to graduating seniors of AHS. Funding for the foundation is provided by donations from...
AC/GC School Board Sets Tax Increase Public Hearings
The Adair – Casey / Guthrie Center School Boards met in session Wednesday night. The Guthrie Center Board started things by announcing that they would be hiring Tandem Eischeid as the new Guthrie Center Elementary Principal. Both Boards then held a certified budget workshop, looking at what they may need to do to get everything into place, including sending out letters to residents of both districts regarding any tax increases. AC/GC Superintendent Josh Rasmussen says that this is something that was newly put into law, but that helps explain to residents why there is an increase. He said that there will also be public hearings for each district where residents may ask questions and voice concerns.
Rollover Accident in Guthrie County; Scranton Woman Ejected from the SUV
(Guthrie Co) Two people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover accident in Guthrie County last week. The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened February 15th at 12:35 p.m. on Frontier Road. 43-year-old Eric Ireland, of Scranton, was driving a 2017 GMC Acadia southbound when he crossed the center line, crossed the northbound lane, and entered the east ditch where the SUV struck a field entrance, went airborne, landed nose first and overturned onto its top. The front seat passenger, 35-year-old Bridgette Perez of Scranton, was ejected through the windshield and landed on the ground. The vehicle vaulted over her, missing her by mere feet. Eric Ireland was also not wearing his seat belt and landed upside down on the interior roof of the SUV. Perez and Ireland were transported to the Guthrie County Hospital by Stuart EMS and Adair EMS. Both suffered significant injuries, but the injuries are not believed to be life threatening. A juvenile female, born in 2014, was in the back seat of the SUV restrained in a car seat and was not injured.
ACGC School Board Announces New Principal Hire
(Guthrie Center) The Guthrie Center School Board is pleased to announce that Mr. Tandem Eischeid has been appointed as the new PK-6 Principal for Guthrie Center Elementary. Mr. Eischeid has 16 years of teaching experience and has spent the last seven years as a fourth-grade classroom teacher at Grant Ragan Elementary School in the Waukee Community School District. He holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s in administration and special education from Iowa State University.