Shenandoah, IA

Blossom Street water main repair continues

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah officials continue to troubleshoot issues with the city's ancient water mains. For the past week, city crews have worked on repairing the water main on Blossom Street between West Sheridan and West Lowell Avenues. Shenandoah City Administrator A.J. Lyman tells KMA News the issues are similar to those addressed at nearby infrastructure in recent years.
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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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Rotarians hear Shen economic development update

(Shenandoah) -- It was show-and-tell time for Shenandoah at a noontime gathering of Rotarians Tuesday. Rotary International members from districts in two states joined Shenandoah's organization in hearing an update on the community's economic development efforts. It was all part of an "Imagine Rotary" tour visiting five communities in Iowa and Nebraska. Shenandoah Mayor Roger McQueen updated attendees on renovation and construction activities in the downtown area, including work on converting the former Howards Clothing Store location into Midwest Mental Health's new offices.

Weekend Shen assault leads to arrest

(Shenandoah) -- A Shenandoah woman is charged in connection with an alleged assault early Sunday morning. Shenandoah Police say 54-year-old Tammie Laynette Comstock was arrested for serious assault, a serious misdemeanor. The arrest took place after officers were contacted at around 3 a.m. regarding an altercation taking place in the 800 block of West Nishna Road.

Page County board, concerned residents continue discussions over O Avenue resurfacing concerns

(Clarinda) -- Page County officials and at least one concerned resident are continuing to discuss "end of project" details on a recent road resurfacing project. Meeting in regular session Tuesday night, the county board of supervisors discussed the recent 11-mile, $3.3 million resurfacing project on O Avenue, or M63, with Page County Engineer J.D. King and county resident Tom Wagoner. Wagoner previously raised red flags regarding three main concerns, one of which started at the very beginning of the project with the cold-in-place recycling process done by a subcontractor back in May, and he critiqued a "lack of urgency" from the county.

Shen suspect busted for burglary

(Shenandoah) -- A Shenandoah woman faces charges in connection with a weekend burglary investigation. Shenandoah Police say 34-year-old Jennifer Rose Elliott was arrested Friday afternoon for 3rd degree burglary--a class D felony. Elliott was arrested after officers were called to the 300 block of Crescent Street at around 1:15 p.m. for a burglary in progress. Police say the resident came home to find the house's door open and someone inside. Authorities say the suspect fled after being told to leave. After gathering the suspect's description and obtaining video evidence, Elliott was apprehended in the 500 block of West Clarinda Avenue.

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.”

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.
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City proposes new sled ramp

NEBRASKA CITY – City commissioners approved a grant application Monday that could provide a bigger, better toboggan slide at Steinhart Park. The city proposes a grant application to the Steinhart Foundation for a new toboggan slide at Steinhart Park for $34,157. Parks Commissioner Patrick Wehling credited resident Jim Kuhn...
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Home heating costs could triple this winter

NEBRASKA CITY – Industry officials told Nebraska City Rotarians Wednesday to expect energy bills to soar this winter as much as three times higher than in recent years. Brad Hans of the NMPP Energy said rising electrical costs will accompany the 150 percent rise in the cost of natural gas.

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.

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.

Shenandoah shutters football season due to low numbers

SHENANDOAH, IA — Player safety was the reason given early last week when Class 2A District 8 school Shenandoah announced the Mustangs would be forfeiting the final three games of their season. The petition was immediately accepted by the IHSAA. Shenandoah was assessed a 17-0 loss Friday to Clarinda,...

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.

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....

Wind project developer files to intervene in Page County lawsuit

(Clarinda) -- A motion to intervene and subsequent resistance have been filed in a Page County lawsuit regarding wind energy regulations. Court records indicate lawyers representing "Shenandoah Hills Wind Project, LLC" filed a motion to intervene late last month and requested an emergency hearing for that intervention Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group of Page County residents against Page County and the board of supervisors. However, that was quickly followed by resistance against both propositions and an emergency temporary restraining order against the defendants by Shearer Law Office Lawyer Shawn Shearer, co-counsel for the plaintiffs in the case. Shearer tells KMA News they filed the resistance due to no allegations against "Shenandoah Hills" or Invenergy -- the project developer. Instead, all accusations are directed at government actors.

Stanton-Essex bounces back with win, readies for pivotal bout with Bedford

(Stanton) -- After a major bounce-back victory, the Stanton-Essex Vikings (4-2) are preparing for a crucial district matchup with Bedford (3-3). Last week, Stanton-Essex took down Murray (3-4) in a 54-42 shootout. “It was a really exciting game for us,” Stanton-Essex head coach Jeff Grebin said. “We got off to...