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Hail reported in Several Areas of Southwest Iowa

(Area) Severe Thunderstorm developed late Friday night into early Saturday morning south of Interstate 80 in Mills, Pottawattamie, Cass, Montgomery, Adams, Adair, Union counties, and counties to the east. The following is a list of severe weather reports:. *Friday 10:05 p.m. Golf ball-size hail, three miles east-northeast of Orient in...
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Hendricks says hospital ‘well-positioned’ for new leader

Marcia Hendricks feels that all paths her leadership teams have built over the last five years at Adair County and Madison County Health Systems have led them to be able to operate with their own leadership. Hendricks will take over July 7 leading only Madison County Health System. Catherine Hillestad...
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Continued Lack Of Precipitation Leads To Increased Drought Conditions

The continued streak of lack of precipitation in the Raccoon Valley Radio-listening area has led to increased drought conditions. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor all of Dallas, Greene and Guthrie counties are now under a severe drought. The northern half of Adair County is under a severe drought while the southern half is under a moderate drought.
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Adair County to benefit from $1.3 million in federal grant funds

Adair County officials say they expect to receive the first direct aid from the American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Joe Biden in March, later this month. The board of supervisors officially entered into an agreement for the grant funds at their Wednesday, June 9 meeting. According to Auditor Mandy Berg, the funds total over $1.34 million. The money will received in two parts, half this year and half next year.
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Adair County Sheriff

Tray D Anderson, 26, 1157 Highway 92, Bridgewater, was charged 9:15 p.m. Saturday on an Adair County warrant for domestic abuse assault and false imprisonment at 1200 Broad St. in Adair. According to an Adair County Sheriff’s report, on April 6, a female victim reported several incidents of domestic abuse...
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Adair County Board of Supervisors meeting recap

(Adair Co.) The Adair County Board of Supervisors approved a right-of-way contract for a culvert project at their meeting this morning. In other news, the Supervisors approved Township Clerk Wages for Lorene Grubbs (Summit Township Clerk) in the amount of $60. The Board also approved a wage increase for Auditor Clerk Timber Woosley.
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Iowa deems EMS essential, unlocking the possibility for better funding

A bill signed into law last week by Governor Kim Reynolds gives the green light, from the state level, for more funding to be piped into emergency medical services (EMS) agencies around Iowa, should individual counties act on it. Senate File 615 makes EMS an essential service in Iowa, like...
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Area Police Reports

On June 12, deputies at the Adair County Sheriff’s office arrested Tray D. Anderson, 26, of Exira, for domestic abuse-assault-second offense and false imprisonment. Anderson was held on $3,000 cash or surety. On June 10, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Elijah Daniel Davis,...
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COVID Tests Up Exponentially Since Last Year

COVID-19 tests have risen exponentially over the course of the past year for the Raccoon Valley Radio-listening area. According to the State Coronavirus Dashboard, as of Monday, Dallas County has 12,627 positive tests, up from 1,026 this time last year, and 99 deaths, which is up from 26 this time last year. Adair County has 993 positive tests, up from just 11 last year and 32 deaths, which the county had zero at this time last year. Guthrie County has 1,312 positive tests, up from 59, and 32 deaths up from four last year. Greene County has 870 positive tests, up from 21 this time last year, and 11 deaths, which the county had zero this time last year.
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Former Adair County Man arrested in Connection with Fatality Accident

(Greenfield) A former Orient, Iowa man is in custody in connection with a fatality accident on May 8, near Orient. The cooperation of multiple agencies, including the U.S. Marshalls Office of the Southern District of Iowa, led to the arrest of 41-year old Elijah Daniel Davis, who allegedly committed a Homicide by Vehicle and Child Endangerment. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force located Davis in Fort Myers, Florida, on June 10.
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Orient man arrested in Florida, charged with vehicular homicide for 2020 crash

(Greenfield) — An Orient man is in custody and has been charged with vehicular homicide for a 2020 crash that killed a Menlo man. The Adair County Sheriff’s Office says the U.S. Marshals Service apprehended 41-year-old Elijah Daniel Davis in Fort Myers, Florida last week. Davis was wanted on charges of vehicular homicide and child endangerment for his role in a fatal crash in May 2020 on Highway 25 near Orient.
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Adair County Sheriff announces an arrest in 2020 fatality accident case

Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater, Monday night announced the arrest of a former Orient, Iowa man. As the result of an accident that claimed the life of a man from Menlo, and which occurred west of Orient on May 8th, 2020, an arrest warrant was issued in Adair County for 41-year-old Elijah Daniel Davis. Davis is alleged to have committed Homicide by Vehicle and Child Endangerment.
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Positive COVID-19 Tests Slow In Raccoon Valley Radio-Listening Area

The Raccoon Valley Radio-listening area has only added six new COVID-19 positive tests since Tuesday. According to the State Coronavirus Dashboard, as of Friday, Dallas County has 12,623 total positive tests, for an increase of five, and 99 deaths. Adair County has 993 total positive tests, and 32 deaths. Guthrie County has 1,313 total positive tests, for an increase of one, and 32 deaths. Greene County has 870 total positive tests, and 11 deaths.
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OUTDOOR NEWS: Iowa DNR Fishing Report

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ fishing report for the week of June 10, 2021 for southwest Iowa:. Greenfield Lake, Adair County, one mile southwest of Greenfield: Greenfield Lake will offer good bass fishing this summer. Bluegill — Good: Find the pea gravel spawning beds in the lake to catch 7.5-inch bluegill. Black Crappie — Slow: There is a large year class of 7-inch crappies. Sorting is needed for the larger fish. Channel Catfish — Fair: Try cut bait or shad sides fished in the upper end of the lake. Anglers have the opportunity to catch a trophy-sized channel cat. Largemouth Bass — Good: Greenfield has a good bass population with a high percentage of 14- to 16-inch fish.
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Adair County Attorney To Check on Solar Panel Question

ADAIR COUNTY – The Adair County Attorney told the Adair County Board of Supervisors Wednesday they could ask companies with solar panels about their operation- including when they started and how many acres they are using — but wasn’t sure if their authority to learn more went beyond that. The...
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Adair County Board of Supervisors and County Attorney discuss Solar Panel Ordinance

(Adair Co.) The Adair County Board of Supervisors presented questions to County Attorney Melissa Larson this morning regarding the solar panel ordinance. The solar panel ordinance went into place around May 5th. Supervisor Matt Wedemeyer said there has been talk that a lot of these acres were leased before the ordinance and was wondering if the County has any power or authority to request that these developers prove to them that these were done in advance. Melissa Larson….
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Supervisors say ‘it would be nice to know what’s going on’ with solar

Curt Beane, a concerned Adair County citizen, approached the board of supervisors with a letter in late May asking them where the county stands in solar development and how much the supervisors can ask developers about what was spoken for before May 5 when an ordinance was passed that limits further solar development to 400 acres in the county.
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Dallas County Adds 23 COVID-19 Tests

Dallas County has added 23 positive COVID-19 tests from over the weekend. According to the State Coronavirus Dashboard, as of Monday, Dallas County has 12,618 total positive tests, for an increase of 23 since Saturday, and 99 deaths. Adair County has 993 total positive tests, and 32 deaths. Guthrie County has 1,312 total positive tests, and 32 deaths. Greene County has 870 total positive tests, and 11 deaths.
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Area Police Reports

On June 1, Greenfield Police arrested Veronica Viola Lee Elwood, 29, of Greenfield, for criminal mischief in the fourth $300-$570 and trepass-injury/damage less then $300. Elwood was held on $1,000 cash or surety.