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Fremont County reports 2 Monday arrests

(Sidney) -- The Fremont County Sheriff's Office reports a pair of Monday arrests in separate incidents. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Robert Reafling of Sidney was arrested around 2:04 p.m. after deputies were called to a residence in Sidney for a report of a fight in progress. Authorities say witnesses advised a male was on top of and assaulting a female outside of a residence, and later entered the residence. Upon arrival, deputies could hear a disturbance inside the residence and made entry.
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Red Oak man arrested on a warrant

(Red Oak) The Red Oak Police Department arrested 43-year-old Jason Michael Eppenbaugh, of Red Oak, today (Tuesday) on a warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Harassment 3rd Degree. Eppenbaugh was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $300 bond.
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Fremont County Arrest Report

(Sidney) The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reported four arrests. On Thursday, Deputies responded to Riverton for a dispute. Authorities arrested 64-year-old Edward Umbreit, of Riverton for Disorderly Conduct and Simple Assault. Officers transported Umbreit to the Fremont County Jail and held him on a $1,500 cash bond. On Monday;...

Mills County Sheriff’s Report

(Mills Co) The Mills County Sheriff’s Office arrested Deann Marie Kuhl, 41, of Glenwood, on Sunday for Obstruct Prosecution or Defense, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving under Suspension. Kuhl was held on $3,600 bond. Sean Michael Cooney, 41, of Council Bluffs, was arrested...

Mills County suspect arrested for obstruction

(Glenwood) -- A Glenwood woman faces multiple charges following a weekend incident in Mills County. The Mills County Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Deanna Marie Kuhl was arrested Sunday afternoon for obstruction of prosecution or defense, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while under suspension. The arrest took place on Interstate 29 north of the Glenwood exit shortly after 3:30 p.m.

Johnson Brothers Mill-related action on council's agenda

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah officials are hoping to take another step toward addressing a longtime eyesore in the community. Discussion on supporting the renovation of derelict property at 818 West Sheridan Avenue--otherwise known as the Johnson Brothers Mill building--is on the agenda of the Shenandoah City Council's regular meeting at 6 this (Tuesday) evening at City Hall. Council members are also expected to set a public hearing on the proposal for July 12 at 6 p.m. At its last regular meeting two weeks ago, Margaret Brady, owner of MALOJA, LLC., detailed plans to restore the venerable, vacant structure into a warehouse and workshop to store rescued building materials for later use. Estimates place the renovation project at more than $502,000. Brady's payment plan entails a three-pronged approach, including $250,000 in tax increment financing from the city. Also, Brady says the Johnson family would sell the building to MALOJA for a nominal cost, and contribute to the external rehab's cost.

Montgomery County Board of Supervisors Adopt Resolution Supporting State Recreational Trails Program

(Red Oak) The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support a resolution supporting the State Recreational Trails Program. Jenna Ramsey, Stanton Community Development Director, explained the project’s three phases in front of the supervisors on Tuesday morning. Ramsey says they’ve been working for several years to complete a trail around the community extending it to Viking Lake State Park.

Glenwood board reviews reading intervention data

(Glenwood) -- Glenwood school officials say a comprehensive program is making a dent in the so-called "learning gap" created during COVID-19. At a special meeting and work session Monday evening, the Glenwood School Board reviewed the spring 2022 reading intervention data for K-8th grade students. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program Tuesday morning, Glenwood School Superintendent Dr. Devin Embray says funding from the district's Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief--or ESSER allocations allowed the district to address pandemic-related learning issues.

Thurman ready for Fourth festivities next Saturday

(Thurman) -- Thurman is getting ready for their own Fourth of July festivities next weekend. Saturday, July 9 Thurman will be hosting their Independence Day Celebration for a day of family friendly enjoyment. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and coolers to keep up with all the goings-on. Joining the KMA "Morning Show," Thurman Hometown Pride Chair Jennifer Wendland walks through what all the day will include.

Sidney transitioned to new water system, fully operational

(Sidney) -- A long-awaited day has arrived for Sidney city officials as the new water infrastructure system is entirely online. That's according to Sidney City Engineer and Olmstead & Perry Engineer Steve Perry, who tells KMA News the city has officially transferred over to the new water plant, tower, and well field. The news comes after over four years of planning and nearly two years of construction. While the city has transitioned to the new system, Perry says slight tweaks are still being made as the new system begins to reach full operation.

KMA Sports: Clarinda 10 Kuemper Catholic 0

KMAland Baseball (6/27): LC, F-M, CAM clinch outright conference championships. Lewis Central, Fremont-Mills and CAM clinched conference titles, Harlan & Clarinda got sweeps, Underwood nabbed a shutout, Lamoni edged past Lenox and more in KMAland baseball from Monday.

Tarkio Rehab Fun & Fireworks

Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care’s Fun and Fireworks Friday, June 24, 2022, included many fun-filled games, as well as delicious food. Cate Crawford watches the Tarkio Volunteer Firemen shoot off fireworks at Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care’s Fun and Fireworks Friday, June 24, 2022. (Mary McAdams photo)

KMAland Softball (6/27): Stephens helps Shenandoah get split with Harlan

(KMAland) -- Shenandoah picked up a rare win over Harlan, Kuemper, D-S, Glenwood & Creston got sweeps, Griswold clinched the Corner, Lamoni edged Lenox in non-conference play and more from Monday in KMAland softball. HAWKEYE TEN CONFERENCE. Harlan 7 Shenandoah 5. Harlan score two runs in the bottom of the...

Rock Port 14 & Under wins league and tournament

Rock Port Youth Athletics Association was host to both the 12 & Under and 14 & Under baseball league tournaments this year. A total of 18 games were played at the park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Rock Port 14 & Under not only finished as League Champion, but they also won the league tournament, going undefeated for the weekend. Team members, from left to right, are: front row – Corbin Wallace, Carter Oswald, Westyn Amthor, Jadyn Geib, Case Millsap, Tayden Cook, Jack Meyerkorth, and Blayne Gubser; and back row – Coach Jared Meyerkorth, Dylan Lair, Coach Rebel Herron, Teagan Brunk, Tate Johnson, Ryder Herron, Seth Gubser, Coach Troy Cook, and Coach Wyatt Amthor.

Tarkio Chamber and Resource Center host golf tournament

Susie Mather tees off on hole #8 at the Tarkio Golf Course June 21, 2022, during the Tarkio Chamber of Commerce and Tarkio Resource Center annual golf tournament. Mike Herrick chips towards the putting green on hole #4 in the Tarkio Chamber of Commerce and Tarkio Resource Center annual golf tournament.

Montgomery County Board of Supervisors – table action on Wind Turbines & Pipeline inspections

(Red Oak, Iowa) – The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors met this (Tuesday) morning in their regular weekly session. At the beginning of the meeting, Board Chair Mark Peterson moved to strike from the agenda, discussion with regard to a Wind Turbine Ordinance. Prior to the Board discussing the subject of the Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline, they heard from Jan Norris, who was appointed in the meeting and in separate business, as the County Representative to the Red Oak Library Board. Norris applauded the Board for agreeing to hire a local inspector, but suggested – based on persons knowledgeable about the process – the Board research and interview potential inspection companies.