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Shen council backs voluntary annexations

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah city officials have given the go-ahead on incorporating a pair of future and current business properties into city limits. During its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Shenandoah City Council held a public hearing and approved a resolution for the voluntary annexations of 700 South Fremont Street and 602 South Fremont Street. The discussion arose after Community First Credit Union at 700 South Fremont Street approached the city about a voluntary annex. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program Wednesday morning, Shenandoah Mayor Roger McQueen says the annexation would have created a situation at 602 South Fremont Street, which was also an unincorporated portion of Fremont County.

Updated: Two-Vehicle Accident in Atlantic

(Atlantic) Atlantic Police Officers, Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies, and Cass EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident at 3rd and Linn Streets. Tim Olsen with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened at 11:53 a.m. “A southbound 2020 Jeep Renegade ran the stop sign at 3rd and Linn Streets and struck an eastbound 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The driver of the Jeep Renegade was evaluated on scene by medics and released. The driver of the Jeep Renegade was also cited for failure to obey a stop sign and yield the right of way.”

Shenandoah Council approves support for Green Plains expansion plans

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah city officials are throwing their support behind a large expansion project at the Green Plains campus. Meeting in regular session Tuesday, the council unanimously approved a resolution of support of proposed terms to be included in an agreement for development between the city and Green Plains Shenandoah LLC. This spring, Green Plains announced plans for a $50 million expansion of the Shenandoah Biocampus to add a clean sugar facility for producing dextrose and fructose with dry milling. At the Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association's annual meeting in July, Green Plains CEO Todd Becker said the low-cost sugar has a variety of uses.

Clarinda board receives update on ESSER funds, expenditures

(Clarinda) -- Clarinda school officials received an update on where the district currently sits with its COVID-19 relief funds. Meeting in regular session Wednesday evening, School Finance Director and Board Secretary Nancy McKinnon updated the Clarinda School Board on the remaining balances and expenditures of federal relief funds allocated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include funds from Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, or ESSER, and the Governor's Emergency Education Relief, or GEER. Regarding ESSER funds, McKinnon says they have allocated all of ESSER I and II -- nearly $700,000 -- and a portion of ESSER III funds. Of the just over $1 million in ESSER III funds distributed to the district, she says roughly $788,000 remains. But, a portion of that will need to be set aside for retention bonuses that will be included in the December payroll.

Salsa Making Workshop Hosted by Cass County Extension on August 13

(Atlantic, Iowa) – Learn all the basics of water bath canning and salsa making at a Food Preservation Workshop on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The workshop, offered at the Cass County Fair Food Stand, is part of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program Preserve the Taste of Summer. Leah Brooke, human sciences specialist in food and health with ISU Extension and Outreach, will lead the workshop.

Nodaway Valley's DeVault leaves mark with second KMAland Athlete of the Year honor

(Greenfield) -- One of the best female athletes to ever grace the hallways at Nodaway Valley is the third multi-time KMA Sports Female Athlete of the Year. Maddax DeVault wowed the faithful from Greenfield, Bridgewater and Fontanelle throughout her career with her best effort and memorable performances in volleyball, basketball, track and softball.

Top 50 Team Countdown No. 8: Lewis Central girls bowling

(KMAland) -- The final state champion bowling team from the Hawkeye Ten to get honored is the Lewis Central girls squad. The Titans took on all challengers in 2021-22 with conference wins over Denison-Schleswig (2555-2524), Red Oak (2392-1852), Creston (2799-2003), Shenandoah (2963-2145). They were also the Council Bluffs City Meet champs and took first at the Hawkeye Ten Conference.

Eight Seniors Lead Atlantic Volleyball Team

(Atlantic) The Atlantic volleyball team opens the season in 15 days. The Trojans started official practice on Monday, with eight seniors on this year’s squad. Aubrey Guyer recorded 134 kills and 41 blocks as a junior one year ago. Aubrey Guyer, a 6’0-foot net player, says the team is...

Liljedahl among 2022 'Iowan of the Day' recipients

(Shenandoah) -- One southwest Iowa resident holds the coveted "Iowan of the Day" title for the 2022 Iowa State Fair. Jeannine Liljedahl, president of the Shenandoah Food Pantry, was one of 10 nominees to receive recognition for this year's fair and will be recognized on August 20 at noon on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage. Founded in 1997, the Iowan of the Day award allows the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation to recognize the state's outstanding individuals. Liljedahl says she is thankful to the individual who nominated her and is honored to receive the recognition.