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Prosecutor notes 'personal use' in meth deal sentence

FALLS CITY – Deputy Richardson County Attorney Samantha Scheitel noted the personal use of a Kansas woman in her recommendation of a probation sentence following a conviction for dealing methamphetamine. Richardson County Sheriff’s Office investigators claim that a confidential informant bought over 2 grams of methamphetamine from 41-year-old Renee...
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Fremont County Sheriff's Blotter

(Sidney) -- Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope has released a report of recent activity for his department. You can view the full release below. At KMA, we attempt to be accurate in our reporting. If you see a typo or mistake in a story, please contact us by emailing
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Missouri man injured after rear-end crash

ATCHISON COUNTY, Mo.—A Missouri man was injured in an accident just after 11a.m. Tuesday in Atchison County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 1993 GMC passenger vehicle driven by John D. Pitts, 43, Fairfax, was westbound on Highway 136 at Interstate 29 in Rock Port. The GMC rear-ended...

Rural Thurman man charged with animal neglect

(Thurman) – A rural Thurman man faces multiple charges for animal neglect following an investigation. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to a rural Thurman residence earlier this month for a report of neglected animals. Authorities say they found eight puppies and one deceased puppy being kept in neglectful conditions. The puppies were seized and taken to a local vet for treatment. One day later, two more puppies died and a third was euthanized due to illness.

Tarkio man arrested on child molestation charges

On September 22, 2022, 34 year old Mark Shane Hogue, II, of Tarkio, Missouri, was arrested for child molestation. He has been charged with four Class A felonies, four Class D felonies, and a Class B misdemeanor. Hogue is currently being held at the Atchison County Jail in Rock Port,...
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Shenandoah cancels remaining varsity football season

SHENANDOAH, Iowa - Shenandoah High School Activities Director Jon Weinrich announced Tuesday that the school is forfeiting the remainder of its varsity football season because of season-ending injuries to a number of starting players and the lack of adequate numbers to continue to field a roster to compete safely. Weinrich...
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Rock Port teen injured in Highway 275 accident

HAMBURG - The Missouri Highway Patrol reports a one-vehicle, injury accident in Atchison County Saturday. A 15-year-old old Rock Port, Mo., boy was driving a Chevy Silverado that left Highway 275 south of Hamburg and went down an embankment before striking the ground. The youth was taken to Grape Community...

SHS grad prepares for Hurricane Ian

(Parrish, FLA) -- Floridians with KMAland ties are bracing for the impact of a hurricane. After hammering Cuba Tuesday, Hurricane Ian started its trek across the Gulf Coast toward Florida. Tampa-St. Petersburg and Fort Myers are among the cities threatened by the storm. A Shenandoah native is among those bracing for the hurricane's impact. Amberly (Heslinga) Carrington is a 2007 Shenandoah High graduate now living in Parrish, Florida with her husband Jimmy. Parrish is an unincorporated community located in Manatee County, about 15 miles inland between Tampa and Sarasota. Amberly tells KMA News preparations began last Friday, when the first hurricane projections were issued.

Fun, food, and friendly fellowship at Friendship Day

Main Street was filled with several hundred people having a blast at Friendship Day September 24. Ben Rolf sold his pumpkins at Friendship Day. Winston Hogue was one of several children who played “human-size foosball” at Friendship Day. Several adults got in on the fun as well. Michan...

Parkwood subdivision declaration approved on the rebound

(Shenandoah) – Plans for a proposed subdivision in Shenandoah are moving forward following the city council’s reconsideration. By a 3-to-1 vote Tuesday evening, the council approved the declaration of covenants, conditions, easement and restrictions for the Parkwood Estates Subdivision. Members of the city’s planning and zoning board recommended the subdivision’s passage in August. But, council members rejected the resolution at its previous meeting earlier this month. Councilman Richard Jones was among those voting against it at the September 13 meeting, saying he lacked information to make a decision on it. This time, with the subdivision’s information made available, Jones voted in favor.
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Pack sentenced for New Year's Eve shooting

NEBRASKA CITY – Donald Pack, 23, of Nebraska City was sentenced to five to 16 years in prison for unintentional manslaughter after a New Year’s Eve shooting. In a plea agreement, a charge of second degree murder of David Holmes was reduced to manslaughter. Defense Attorney Michael Ziskey...

Atchison County Super Bowl did not disappoint

East Atchison Cheerleaders hosted a camp for the future EA cheerleaders, who performed at halftime of the EA/Rock Port game. Kendal Straub, left, and Josie King, right, lift Rosalee England in a routine performed by the young cheerleaders. Aliyah Wilke is lifted by Kenisyn Yost, left, Kierra McDonald, center, and...
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Neeman ordered to pay restitution for pickup

NEBRASKA CITY – Will Neeman, 41, of Omaha was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay restitution for the theft of a pickup truck belonging to Jeff Liesemeyer in October of 2021. Court records say Neeman will pay $3,860 in restitution. He was arrested after Otoe County...

Rock Port Cross Country runners medal

The Rock Port Cross Country Team competed in the Smithville Invitational Meet September 20. All three runners medaled at the meet. Norah Watkins, left, took second place with a time of 24:14.40. Gus Heintz, center, placed 15th with a time of 20:43.00, and Caleb Lucas, right, placed sixth with a time of 19:16.10. Caleb and Gus also competed in the Falls City Invitational September 22. Caleb took third place with a time of 18:55.8, and Gus took fifth place with a time of 19:09.0. (Rock Port Blue Jays Twitter photo)

Stratospheric photographing weather balloon lands in Atchison County

A Near Space Labs weather balloon which takes high resolution images landed on Burr Oak Ranch in Atchison County Monday, September 26. Aiden Erickson and Kyler Hughes with Erickson Farms found the balloon while harvesting. (Erickson Farms photo) A Near Space Labs surveillance balloon landed in a cornfield on Burr...

Tarkio Police Department K9 unit receives donations

The Slo-Rollers Car Club, represented by Marvin Cooper, above left, donated $300 to the Tarkio Police Department for use in the K9 unit. Pictured accepting the donation is Officer Tyler Dorrel and K9 Hemi, above right, on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Tarkio City Hall. The Tarkio Police Department K9 unit has also received a charitable donation through the K9 Defender Fund Inc. The “Buddy Bag” contains all necessary K9 medical equipment needed in case of an emergency with the K9. The K9 Defender Fund Inc. is a charitable organization with the mission to support all K9 Units across the nation. The Buddy Bag is filled with everything from bandages, wound care meds and ointments, to splints and burn sheets, to cold packs and a tourniquet, and even a K9 oxygen mask. The Tarkio Police K9 vehicle is also receiving a heat alarm. Tarkio Police Department applied for the heat alarm with Protection4Paws and was approved last month.

Shenandoah man booked for assault

(Shenandoah) -- A Shenandoah man faces charges following his weekend arrest. The Shenandoah Police Department says 23-year-old Kyle Allen Shackelford was arrested Friday around 8:45 p.m. for assault with a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor. Authorities say Shackelford's arrests comes after officers were called to the 1200 block of 5th Avenue in Shenandoah for a fight in progress.

“Extra! Extra!” A blast from Tarkio’s past

• Those famous “Gentlemen of Song” the Guardsmen Quartet of Hollywood, will be heard Tuesday night, October 7, at David Rankin Hall. This famous male quartet has been constantly engaged in motion pictures, radio, and concert. Among their movies are “Blue Skies,” “It All Came True,” “Navy Blues,” “Harvest Moon,” “Two Girls from Boston,” “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” “Coney Island,” “Atlantic City,” “Bowery to Broadway,” “Frisco Sal,” “Strawberry Blond,” and short subjects, “The Gay Nineties,” “Grandfather’s Follies,” and “Barber Shop Follies.”