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Boil advisory for portion of Clarinda

(Clarinda) – A portion of Clarinda has been placed under a boil advisory. City Manager Gary McClarnon says due to a water main break, residents that live on both sides of 13th Street from Division Street to Garfield Street are being asked to boil their water. McClarnon says the water main break has been repaired, but the advisory remains in effect.
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Southwest Valley School Activities Project on Hold

(Corning) The boiler and HVAC project at Southwest Valley’s Activities Center in Corning is on hold until this fall. Schools Superintendent Chris Fenster says the labor bid came in significantly higher than expected, so the project is on hold until this November. Fenster says the district purchased the new...

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.

Bedford woman arrested on drug, firearms, child endangerment charges

(Bedford) – A Bedford woman faces multiple charges following her arrest Friday. The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to assist the Iowa Department of Human Services in the 800 block of State Street in Bedford. Deputies say they located drug paraphernalia in plain view. Authorities...

Adair County Arrest Report

(Adair Co.) The Fontanelle Police Department arrested 28-year-old Zakery Dean Sickles, of Fontanelle, on Wednesday on a warrant charging him with four counts of Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree and four counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child. Sickles was held in the Adair County Jail on $300,000 cash only bond.

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...

Red Oak Man arrested for Assault

(Red Oak) Red Oak Police on Wednesday arrested 32-year-old Logan Matthew Hughes of Red Oak in the 1400 block of N. 5th Street for Domestic Abuse Assault, 1st Offense. Officers transported Hughes to the Montgomery County Jail and held him on no bond.

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.

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...

Corn Dinner

Chef Katie Porter and Chef Hans Walsh are teaming up on Sunday, June 26 for a special Corn Dinner at the Wallace Farm (2773 290th Street, Orient). All 3 courses of the farm-to-table menu feature dishes made from corn grown in last year’s Henry A. Wallace Historic Corn Plot, then hand-shelled and ground into corn meal and corn flour by Early Morning Harvest in Panora. All of the other produce on the menu comes from the Wallace Farm, and other ingredients are sourced from Iowa farmers. “What could be more Iowan than a dinner focused on corn?” asked Deb Houghtaling, President & CEO of the Wallace Centers of Iowa. “This is a fun way to celebrate last year’s inaugural historic corn plot and Henry A. Wallace’s impact on agriculture.” The Henry A. Wallace Historic Corn Plot includes 5 varieties of open-pollinated and hybrid corn that revolutionized agriculture. The plot is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, founded by Henry A. Wallace in 1926 as Hi-Bred Corn Company and later known as Pioneer Hi-Bred. The full menu includes: first Cornmeal Fritter with Farm Greens, Lemon Vinaigrette, Radishes, Creme Fraiche second Red Wine Braised Pork Shoulder with Creamy Polenta, Asparagus, Pickled Onions & Microgreens, Red Wine Jus third Corn Flour Cake with Rhubarb Compote, Corn Infused Ice Cream The Corn Dinner begins at 6 pm, but guests are invited to arrive early to explore the Wallace Farm. Visitors can walk through the production garden, see the new Prairie Art Exhibit along the one-mile grassy path, and stop in the gift shop. Staff will be on hand at the corn plot beginning at 5:30 pm to answer questions. A short program during dinner will share the corn plot story and its journey to the plate.

KMAland Baseball (6/25): Clarinda splits at Prange, Shenandoah rolls to win

(KMAland) -- Clarinda split at the Brent Prange Classic while Shenandoah rolled past Essex, Treynor beat TJ and more from Saturday in KMAland baseball. Wyatt Schmitt posted three hits and scored twice, and Isaac Jones had two hits and drove in three to lead Clarinda. Ronnie Weidman also had two hits and three RBI, and James McCall threw all six innings with four strikeouts to get rhe win.

Barbara Olenius, 93, of Clarinda, Iowa

Funeral Home:Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa. Barb passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Bulldog Alum Wins Scholarship in Vocal Competition

(Le Mars)- Le Mars Community High School (2021) graduate Jack McInnis had a good start to his summer after winning a $1,000 scholarship as part of the Glenn Miller Festival in Clarinda, Iowa. Clarinda is the birthplace of jazz musician Glenn Miller and as part of their festivities in early...

Clarinda school officials discuss open enrollment changes

(Clarinda) -- Clarinda school officials call it "frank conversations" when discussing how the latest open enrollment changes could affect school districts. During its regular meeting Wednesday evening, the Clarinda School Board discussed the removal of the March 1 deadline for students to declare their intention to switch school districts, which Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law earlier this week. The measure was included in House File 2589, which passed on the final day of the legislative session. With the deadline gone, Board Member Paul Boysen says the district should look deeper into why students and families are coming and going from the district.

Burlington Junction holding Truck and Tractor Pull

(Burlington Junction) -- Feats of mechanical strength will be on display in northwest Missouri next weekend. Friday, July 1, Burlington Junction is hosting their 44th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull. The show is part of a July 4 weekend sweep that includes Burlington Junction, New Market, and Clearfield. On the KMA "Morning Show," Jake Cordell says there'll be plenty of energizing entertainment.

Committees selected for Red Oak engagement, housing assessment

(Red Oak) -- Efforts are underway in Red Oak to compile community input and housing needs. During its regular meeting Monday, the Red Oak City Council received an update from Red Oak Mayor Shawnna Silvius on the Community Heart and Soul and Housing Readiness Assessment programs. Silvius tells KMA News that committees have been selected for both programs. She says the housing assessment -- through the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa State University -- will involve members from all parts of the community in identifying housing needs.