Villisca man arrested on sexual abuse charges

(Corning) -- A Villisca man faces numerous sex abuse charges from Adams County. The Adams County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 74-year-old David Charles Crawford last Thursday around 10:30 p.m. Crawford was arrested on four warrants charging him with third-degree sexual abuse, lascivious acts with a child, enticing a minor under 13 years old and indecent contact with a child.
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Fire reported at the Atlantic Middle School

(Atlantic) Atlantic, Lewis, and Marne fire departments were called to the Atlantic Middle School at 12:35 p.m. for a fire on the roof of the Middle School. Heavy black smoke was seen billowing from the roof upon arrival. Everyone was able to get out of the building safely. We’ll have more information when it becomes available.
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Griswold events coming up

1. Covid-19 Vaccination Walk In Clinic; 2. ShyAnne Larsen Memorial Golf Tournament; 3. Community CPR and/or First Aid Classes; 4. Dueling Pianos Performed by 'Fun Pianos' at East of Omaha!; 5. Girls Night Out The Show at EOO! (Only on sale through GNO link! see below);

Langfelt wins Nishna Hills tournament for second time

ATLANTIC – Rob Langfelt won his second Nishna Hills Men’s Club Tournament, which took place Sunday at the golf course in Atlantic. Langfelt topped the 51-player field with a 2-under par 172 in the championship flight. Andrew Martin took second with an even-par 174. Steve Christman (183), Lane Nelson (188)...

Supervisors clarify new speed limits on J55 near Braddyville

(Clarinda) -- Page County's Board of Supervisors is clarifying a recent change in speed limit on a county road near Braddyville. In May, the supervisors approved lowering the speed limit from 55 miles per hour to 45 on stretches of J53 and J55 in southeastern Page County. Supervisor Jacob Holmes says he recently attended a Braddyville City Council meeting where concerns were raised about a stretch of J55 east of town to Teak Avenue that was previously 35 mph. That stretch of road now has signs for 45 mph because of the board's resolution. Holmes says the supervisors wanted to leave the 35 mph stretch in place.
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Seven injured in a single-vehicle accident in Mills County

(Mills Co.) Seven people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Levi Road and Mahaffey Road in Mills County on Saturday. The Mills County Sheriff’s Office says the call came in at approximately 6:30 p.m. When first responders arrived on scene, it was determined there were seven total occupants in the vehicle, including five juveniles ranging in age from five months to 13-years-old. It was also determined that three of the juvenile occupants were unsecured in the bed of the vehicle when the accident occurred.
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Red Oak school properties acquiring interest

(Red Oak) -- Two Red Oak school district buildings have begun to acquire interest, prompting the school board to approve and extend a standing process of disposition. Meeting in regular session Monday night, the board discusses the disposition process of the Webster and Bancroft school buildings. Superintendent Ron Lorenz said the standing process that was in place for the buildings has come and gone.
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Seven people hurt in one-vehicle crash in southwest Iowa

MILLS COUNTY, Iowa (WOWT) - Mills County deputies investigated a one-car crash over the weekend after several people in the vehicle were hurt. At about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Mills County dispatch received a call about a crash that occurred near the intersection of Mahaffey and Levi roads. First responders said there were seven people in the vehicle, including five children ages 5 months to 13 years old, and all were transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center by helicopter and/or ambulance, according to a Monday release from the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.
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Montgomery supervisors discuss campground firewood coverage

(Red Oak) -- The Montgomery County supervisors heard from County Conservation and Parks on providing firewood insurance on campgrounds. Casey Holmes, the conservation board director, says one of the providers of firewood for the northern campgrounds in the county has asked to have insurance coverage on his firewood and at a lower amount.

Clarinda chamber asking for trail survey responses

(Clarinda) -- The Clarinda Chamber of Commerce released a community trail survey last week to gain the public's response to the community trail. Randy Pullen, the trail committee chair, says the survey partly is to make sure they are headed in the right direction with the trail. "Mainly to get...

No proposals brought forward for changes to Shenandoah's fireworks ordinance

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah's fireworks ordinances will remain as is for the time being. Meeting in regular session Tuesday night, Mayor Dick Hunt reported that only one council member had gotten back to him following his request for their input on potential changes to the times and dates that fireworks are allowed within city limits. At the council's previous meeting, Hunt said he would like any proposal to come from the council since he is stepping down from the mayor's post at the end of his term this winter.
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Cass County COVID-19 Cases Increasing

(Atlantic) Cass County Public Health Nurse Linda Edelman says COVID-19 cases have increased over the past couple of weeks in Cass County and other counties across the state. Edelman says people are traveling more and contracting the Delta variant of the virus. Edelman says the four variants, Alpha, Beta, Gamma,...
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Red Oak, Iowa Man Arrested On Child Molestation Charges In Nodaway County

The Nodaway County Sherriff’s Office reports the arrest of 53 year old Richard Eugene Darrell of Red Oak, Iowa. Darrell is being held on numerous child molestation charges. The alleged incidents occurred in Hopkins with a 12 year old female. Darrell has been charged with sodomy, statutory sodomy, 2 counts of sexual abuse and 2 counts of child molestation. He is being held in the Nodaway County Jail after waiving extradition and being apprehended by Iowa law enforcement.
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Montgomery County Man Faces Sex Abuse Charges

(Corning) The Adams County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Montgomery County man on four warrants for sexual abuse. Authorities on July 22 arrested 74-year old David Charles Crawford of Villisca with 3rd-degree sex abuse, lascivious acts with a child, enticing a minor under 13, all Class C felonies, and indecent contact with a child. Officers transported Crawford to the Adams County Jail and held him on no bond until he appeared in front of a magistrate judge.
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Mills County wreck results in several injuries

(Glenwood) -- A single car wreck resulted in injuries to seven occupants on Saturday. The Mills County Sheriffs office responded to a 911 call of a crash around 6:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Levi Rd and Mahaffey Rd south of Glenwood. Authorities say upon arrival at the scene there were seven occupants in the vehicle including five minors ranging in age from five months to 13 years old. Authorities also determined that at the time of the accident, three of the minors were unsecured in the bed of the vehicle.