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Montgomery County supervisors hear pipeline update
(Red Oak) -- Renewed calls for local regulations on carbon pipeline projects were heard during Tuesday's Montgomery County Board of Supervisors meeting. West Township resident Jan Norris updated the supervisors on the latest developments surrounding Summit Carbon Solution's proposed Midwest Express CO2 pipeline. Norris says the Iowa Utilities Board has yet to rule on Summit's application for the proposed pipeline, stretching approximately 700 miles through western Iowa, including counties in KMAland. She says speculation is that the ruling could come this spring--though no timeline has been presented.
Montgomery County Man Faces Drug Possession Charges
(Red Oak) On Sunday, the Red Oak Police Department arrested 28-year-old Nikolus Brenton Schooling of Red Oak in the 700 Block of East Market Street for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Police also arrested Katie Marie Pierce of Red Oak at the exact location...
Authorities Investigating Threat to Griswold School District
(Griswold) The Cass County Sheriff’s Office continues investigating a threat to the Griswold Schools. Schools Superintendent Dave Henrichs said the district received the threat over the weekend. Henrichs says the threat originated from a social media post passed over the weekend, and a student brought this to the attention...
Preliminary Woodland Hills plat approved
The Red Oak City Council has taken another step towards completion of the townhome project at Woodland Hills. At the regular meeting Feb. 5, Red Oak Mayor Shawnna Silvius and the council discussed a recommendation from the Red Oak Planning and Zoning board to approve the preliminary plat for Woodland Hills Subdivision II.
1980 Essex explosion aftermath
Forty-four years ago the Town of Essex was making plans to rebuild part of downtown after an explosion on Feb. 14, 1980 leveled an entire town block. This incident made the news across North America. Former CBC Windsor reporter Michael Foreman did this report a week after the explosion and talks about the efforts to rebuild.
Griswold Superintendent Highlights Proposed Bills in Iowa Legislature: Outlines Open Teaching Positions
(Griswold) Griswold Schools Superintendent Dave Henrichs opened Monday’s school board meeting with available teaching positions needed for the 2024-2025 School Year. Those positions include a Middle School/High School English Teacher, Athletic Director, Preschool Teacher, Elementary Classroom Teacher, a custodian, and numerous coaching positions. Mr. Henrichs also highlighted several proposed...
Construction, renovation resumes on 1917 Lofts in Red Oak
(Red Oak) -- After funding shortfalls stalled an affordable housing project in Red Oak, construction crews have returned and are aiming for completion later this year. After Red Oak school officials sold the former middle school building to Red Oak Partners, LLC in 2019, construction crews began renovating the building into an income-based apartment complex in early 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic, along with spiking and unpredictable supply and labor costs derailed the initial efforts. Funding shortfalls ultimately caused the project to shut down in the summer of 2022. However, efforts from Builders Development Corporation to secure additional funding for the project later that year were successful. Kelly Edmonds is the president of Merit Construction and has been overseeing the most recent construction efforts for the affordable housing project. Edmonds tells KMA News that after crews returned to the former school in August 2023, there were a few items to sort out after the site sat vacant for over a year.
Page County Jail Inmate’s Death Under Investigation
(Clarinda) The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the death of a Page County Jail inmate. According to the Page County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday, at around 2:20 p.m., an adult male inmate was found unresponsive in his jail cell. Jail staff performed life-saving measures, and the Clarinda Ambulance Service transported him to The Clarinda Regional Health Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Corning woman booked for theft in Creston
(Creston) -- A Corning woman was arrested on a theft charge in Creston Friday afternoon. The Creston Police Department says 20-year-old Molly Nichole Bagby was arrested shortly before 3:30 p.m. for 2nd degree theft--over $1,500 and under $10,000. Authorities say the arrest occurred at 600 Sheldon Street. Bagby was taken...
Optimist Club gives teachers funds for school supplies
Teachers at the Red Oak School District received a special boost from the Red Oak Optimist Club on Feb. 7. Optimist Club President Doug Tye and members Dan Crouse and Rick Leinen gave each certified teacher at the junior/senior high school, Inman Elementary, and the Red Oak Early Childhood Center $100 towards a supply purchase. In total, 82 teachers received the funds.
Concerned Iowa citizens ask county officials to stop building wind turbines
Conversations got heated during a stand-off over wind energy production on Monday. The Adams County Board of Zoning hosted a meeting to discuss how green energy can be included in the county's new comprehensive plan, but not everyone agrees that the plan is a breath of fresh air.
Cass County Supervisors Discuss Process to Declare EMS an Essential Service
(Cass Co) The Cass County Board of Supervisors and Emergency Management Director Mike Kennon discussed the steps to declare EMS (Emergency Medical Services) an essential service in Cass County. A law, signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in 2021, allows the county to declare EMS as an essential service which...
Mills County suspects arrested on warrants
(Glenwood) -- Two suspects were arrested on Mills County warrants Saturday. The Mills County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Logan Patric Hastings of Red Oak was arrested shortly before 7:15 p.m. on a warrant for violation of probation. Authorities say the arrest occurred at the Douglas County Jail. Hastings was taken...
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Treynor uses big second quarter run to win district title
(Denison) – The Treynor boys are one win away from the State Tournament following a district final win over Van Meter Tuesday night. The Class 2A No. 8 Cardinals (20-3) used an 11-0 run in the second quarter and held off a late charge to punch their ticket to a Substate Final with a 73-63 win.
District #18 Representative Tom Moore Outlines Proposed Teacher Compensation Bill
(Griswold) The first funnel week at the Iowa Legislature has come and gone. One bill under consideration in the Iowa House is House Study Bill 714, titled Teacher Compensation. District #18 Representative Tom Moore of Griswold says that in Governor Reynold’s AEA proposal, she initially included $98 million in teacher...
Atlantic City Council to Review Final Plans for Splashpad Project
(Atlantic) Atlantic Splashpad Project Manager Mike Jorgensen, of Snyder and Associates will present the final plans and specifications at the Atlantic City Council meeting on Wednesday night. The original specifications identified the project as approximately 4,000 to 5,000 sq. ft. and showcased various water features, shade structures, and seating. The...
Move to DB helps Red Oak's Hernandez land opportunity with Briar Cliff
(Red Oak) -- Red Oak football defensive standout Brandon Hernandez’s position switch has led him to an opportunity at the next level. The Tigers senior recently signed to play for Briar Cliff, and he says that’s thanks in part to a move from linebacker to defensive back. “It’s...
DROPPETT redemption facility coming to Glenwood
(Glenwood) -- Glenwood and Mills County residents will soon have a new option for their redeemable cans and bottles. The city of Glenwood recently agreed to allow DROPPETT, a redemption business based in Des Moines, to provide a drop-off building in the city. Jennie Davis is executive director of the Mills County Chamber of Commerce, which has assisted in bringing the business to town. Davis tells KMA News the facility will be open to residents and non-Glenwood residents but does require creating an online account through DROPPETT. Once they have done that, Davis says they will receive a welcome packet from DROPPETT.