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Elliott Man arrested Twice in 2 Days in Montgomery County

(Red Oak) The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Elliott man twice for driving while revoked. On Tuesday, deputies arrested 43-year-old Jeffery Christopher Potter of Elliott on a Mills County warrant for failure to appear for driving while revoked. Deputies transported Potter to the Mills County line and turned him over to Mills County authorities.
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Mills County board discusses flood buyout properties

(Glenwood) -- Mills County officials are pondering how to utilize a large amount of county-owned property. After the Missouri River flooding of 2019, the Mills County Board of Supervisors utilized a voluntary buyout program of residential properties through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which provided funds to acquire land with homes that received extensive flood damage beyond repair. As a result, Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson tells KMA News the county acquired over 70 parcels. Supervisor Richard Crouch tells KMA News the board revisited the discussion Tuesday morning after some of the adjacent landowners began wondering what could be done with the properties.
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Mills County Sheriff’s Report

(Mills Co) The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports three arrests. Jeffrey Christopher Potter, 43, of Elliott, was arrested this morning on a warrant for Failure to Appear. Bond was set at $5,000. Michael Anthony Monson, 19, of Omaha, Nebraska, was arrested Monday for Driving While License Denied or Revoked....
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Omaha woman facing homicide charges in Bellevue crash that left 2 dead, 4 injured

PAPILLION, Neb. (WOWT) - An Omaha woman has been arrested in the investigation of a three-vehicle crash last month in Bellevue that left two people dead and four others hurt. Maria Diaz Castelan, 33, was arrested Wednesday to face felony charges of motor-vehicle homicide, according to a Wednesday evening news release from the Sarpy County Attorney’s office.

One person injured in a two-vehicle accident in Mills County

(Mills Co) One person was transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident in Mills County on Friday. The Mills County Sheriff’s Office says 65-year-old Debora Olerich, of Malvern, was driving a 2018 Hyundai eastbound on East 3rd Street when she struck a 2014 Dodge, driven by 66-year-old Robert Muellner of Randolph. Muellner had failed to yield the right-of-way at an uncontrolled intersection.

Woman charged in fatal Bellevue crash that killed two people

BELLEVUE, Neb. — The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office said they've charged a woman in the fatal Bellevue crash that killed two people, and injured four others. 33-year-old Maria Diaz-Castelan sped through a red light at the intersection of Fort Crook and Cornhusker roads. She struck two vehicles — 30-year-old...

Funeral services set for legendary KMAland coach Blunt

(KMAland) -- Funeral services have been set for legendary KMAland boys basketball coach Kevin Blunt. The funeral service is set for Saturday morning at 10:30 at the Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Stanton while the visitation is at 5 PM Friday. Blunt, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 58,...

Red Oak teacher placed on leave following tirade

A Red Oak food and nutrition teacher was placed on administrative leave Thursday, Sept. 22, following a classroom tirade captured on a cell phone. A letter was released to district families from Red Oak Superintendent Ron Lorenz that explained Mrs. Rebecca Stanbrough had “lost her composure and made inappropriate comments to students in class.”

Red Oak City Council holds Public Hearing on City-owned Property

(Red Oak) On Monday, the Red Oak City Council held a public hearing on the sale of City-owned property at 818 Nuckols Street. City Administrator Brad Wright says the city received two bids and recommended the Council accept the high bid of 2,500 from David Wilson. Wright says the agreement gives the new owner 18 months to bring the property up to code.

Cowgirls top E-M, claim second straight CC crown

The Sidney volleyball team topped East Mills in a five-set thriller to claim the Corner Conference championship for the second consecutive year. Scores from the Sept. 29 conference tourney finals were 25-22, 19-25, 17-25, 25-21 and 15-13. Coach Amy McClintock described the match as a “roller coaster” experience.

Mills County Sheriff’s (accident) report: 2 accidents on Sept. 30th (1 injury, 1 property damage)

(Glenwood, Iowa) – The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports two accident took place last Friday. Authorities say a 2018 Hyundai driven by 65-year-old Debora Olerich, of Malvern, was traveling east on East 3rd Street at around 11:10-p.m., when her vehicle struck a 2014 Dodge, driven by 66-year-old Robert Muellner, of Randolph, after he failed to yield the right-of-way at the uncontrolled intersection with Prospect Avenue. Olerich was transported to Mercy Hospital by Malvern Rescue. Authorities cited Muellner for Failure to Yield.

Josh Dix, Iowa hoops G, reveals stage in recovery process after season ending injury in high school

Josh Dix suffered a broken tibia and fibula last January and spoke about how far along he is in his recovery. HawkCentral posted the video of Dix speaking to the media. Dix was a former 3-star recruit out of Council Bluffs, Iowa per the 247Sports Composite. Dix was also the No. 1 player from his home state of Iowa in the 2022 recruiting class.

W 6th Street Bridge in Atlantic to close Friday

(Atlantic) Cass County Engineer Trent Wolken says the bridge on W 6th Street in Atlantic over the Nishnabotna River will be closing on Friday, October 7, 2022, for substructure repairs. Traffic will need to use Front Street, Highway 83, and Sunnyside Lane to get around the closure. The project should...

Fair competition a highlight for southwest Iowa 4-H club

TABOR, Iowa — 4-H has always been an important part of Angie Alley’s life, and it’s an experience she wants to make sure her club members enjoy. Alley is the leader of the Riverside Rockets 4-H club based in Fremont County, Iowa. Club membership is approaching 50, with about 60% of the youths coming from the communities of Tabor, Thurman and Randolph. She says about 40% of the members live on farms.

Ernst’s Roast & Ride event proceeds to be used for a fallen Marine’s Foundation

(Red Oak, Iowa) – In an update to our report on Tuesday, Republican Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, from Red Oak, has announced that the proceeds from her annual Roast and Ride fundraiser on October 22nd, will go toward a fundraiser set up in honor of a fallen Midwest Marine. Twenty-three-year-old Cpl. Daegan Page, who grew up in Ernst’s hometown of Red Oak, was one of 13 U.S. service members killed during an Aug. 26, 2021, bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. The attack came as thousands of people tried to evacuate the region before the Taliban took over the country. Family members set up the Corporal Daegan Page Foundation in his honor.

Red Oak Mayor elected to Iowa Mayors Association Executive Committee

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Officials with the Iowa League of Cities have announced Mayor Shawnna Silvius, of Red Oak, was elected to serve on the Iowa Mayors Association Executive Committee. Silvius became an executive committee member on September 28 during the Iowa Mayors Association Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with the League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit in Waterloo. Mayor Silvius was nominated by Mayor Matt Walsh of the City of Council Bluffs.