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Five Cass County residents arrested in Fentanyl Distribution Case

(Council Bluffs) Five Cass County, Iowa residents were arrested on federal indictments charging Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa says the arrests are the result of a six-month investigation into a series of fentanyl overdose cases occurring in Cass and Shelby Counties. The investigation identified a fentanyl distribution network that covered Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. The investigation into this distribution network remains ongoing.
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Exira-EHK school board approves multiple bids for upcoming school year

(Elk Horn) The Exira-EHK school board took care of a number of routine items during their June meeting. Superintendent Trevor Miller says Kids in the Village is up and running inside the school. The Board has formally approved a lease agreement for the daycare. “It opened June 1st and they have around 15 kids. Getting the quirks out, but it’s going well and it’s good. It helps out the community and it’s a good partnership with our district.”
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5 arrested in Cass County for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl

CASS COUNTY, Iowa (WOWT) - Several residents of Cass County have been arrested for fentanyl-related crimes. According to the United States Attorney Richard Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa, five people were arrested for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl after a six-month investigation. The investigation allegedly revealed a fentanyl distribution...

Lewis Central beats Bellevue West to win the NebPreps 7v7 Championship

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Playing on their home field against some of the best teams from across the river, Lewis Central stood their ground and held off Bellevue West, 14-13, to win the NebPreps 7v7 Championship Saturday afternoon. Curtis Witte's interception in the final minute of the game sealed...

Five Cass County, Iowa, residents arrested for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl

CASS COUNTY, Neb. — Five Cass County, Iowa, residents were arrested Friday for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, according to the Department of Justice. The five arrested on federal indictments were 19-year-old Mason Blaine Loudermilk of Atlantic, Iowa; 28-year-old Chase Daniel Jahnke of Lewis, Iowa; 26-year-old Kelsi Marie Thurman of Lewis, Iowa; 25-year-old Colby Ray Clarken of Atlantic, Iowa; and 19-year-old Collin Jacob Clarken of Atlantic, Iowa, according to court documents.

Grants will provide funding for downtown housing in Logan, Glenwood and Clarinda

(Area) Grants administered by Southwest Iowa Planning Council will provide funding for housing in the downtowns of Logan, Glenwood, and Clarinda. The City of Clarinda will receive $200,000 to renovate and update two upper-story housing units. The project will include a complete interior overhaul of the second story space at 115 E Main Street, and will provide two of the only quality, updated rental units near the city center. Transforming this underutilized space into residential units will help to highlight the potential for improved quality of affordable living in downtown Clarinda.

Griswold earns championship at Corner Conference Softball Tourney

(Essex) With a 10-0 victory over Stanton on Friday evening the Griswold Tigers won the softball title at the Corner Conference Tournament. Karly Millikan went and Joey Reynolds each had three hits and two RBI. Brenna Rossell had a three hit game as well. Makenna Askeland had two hits and drove in one run. Millikan got the win in the circle with seven strikeouts. She allowed three hits.

Underwood baseball uses red hot stretch to win WIC title

(Underwood) -- In a week filled with tests, Underwood baseball has emerged as the Western Iowa Conference’s top team. The Eagles (16-2 overall, 15-1 Western Iowa Conference) have won 10 of their last 11 games, including pivotal WIC wins over Tri-Center and Treynor within the past five days. “We’ve...

Cardinals break away from Missouri Valley late, push win streak to nine

(Treynor) -- The Treynor softball team is continuing their winning ways to extend their roll as the regular season heads into the home stretch. The Cardinals (15-4) took down Missouri Valley (15-8) by a 5-1 decision in a Western Iowa Conference meeting on a somewhat stormy Friday night. What started as a defensive chess match swung largely in the Cardinals' favor in the sixth inning as they plated four unanswered runs.

Lo-Ma's Downey to play soccer, wrestle at Morningside

(Logan) -- Logan-Magnolia multi-sporter Jacob Downey will continue that lifestyle at the next level with Morningside. The Panthers standout has decided to play soccer and wrestle for the Mustangs. “It just kind of started with wrestling,” Downey told KMA Sports. “I had a couple colleges ask me to start wrestling...

The 40th Annual Manilla Rough Riders Chuckwagon Barbecue Open Horse Show Is This Weekend

The 40th annual Manilla Rough Riders Chuckwagon Barbecue and Open Horse Show is this weekend in Manilla. The event takes place on the north edge of Manilla at Rough Riders Arena on Sunday. Entry to the Horse Show begins at 11:00 a.m., with the show starting at 12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Nine events will take place during the show, including junior barrel crawl, spear race, pole bending, barrel race, flag race, and more. The entry fee is three dollars per event or $15 for all of them. Grilled pork and beef sandwiches along with refreshments will be available. Individuals can contact Jay Miller or Dan Schechinger for more information on the event. Those contact points can be found included with this story on our website.

KMAland Softball (6/24): Griswold captures Corner Conference Tournament

(KMAland) -- Griswold won the Corner Conference, Audubon, AHSTW, Mt Ayr and Woodbine all pitched shutouts, MSTM kept rolling and more from Friday in KMAland softball. Griswold broke open a 2-0 game with a five-run fourth inning and added three more in the fifth to capture the Corner Conference Tournament championship.

Griswold Schools apply for Teacher Apprenticeship Program: Discuss School Safety Funding

(Griswold) Griswold Schools Superintendent Dave Henrichs says the Governor recently signed legislation providing school safety funds for eligible schools. Shared Schools Superintendent Dave Henrichs admits the details remain sketchy; he does know that every eligible school could receive a $50,000 grant. Henrichs says the district will complete the survey and...

AtlanticFest Scheduled for August 13

(Atlantic) The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its’ largest fundraiser of the year on August 13. Atlantic Chamber Executive Director Bailey Smith says downtown will include activities for the entire family. The events include; the 24th Annual Car Show and the 8th Annual Motorcycle Show. The traditional pancake breakfast and run/walk Annual Road Race with chip timing kick off the events. The day also includes; crafters, food vendors, bounce houses, and games in the City Park.