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2 arrested Wednesday afternoon/evening in Red Oak
(Red Oak, Iowa) – Police in Red Oak report two men were arrested on separate charges, late Wednesday afternoon/evening. At around 4:45-p.m., officers arrested 36-year-old Bryce Michael McKinnon, of Clarinda. He was taken into custody in the 1100 block of N. 5th Street, for Assault and Interference with Official Acts. McKinnon was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $300 bond.
Oetter resigns as Mills County Sheriff
(Glenwood) -- Mills County officials are seeking a new county sheriff. Meeting in special session Wednesday morning, the Mills County Board of Supervisors accepted a resignation letter from Mills County Sheriff Travis Oetter and acknowledged that Chief Deputy Josh England will begin serving as acting Sheriff alongside his current duties. Oetter's last day in the office is Friday. Ami Peterson is the Mills County Auditor. Peterson says the board has a few options, including filling the vacancy by appointment or calling for a special election. However, she notes the process needs to be complete within 40 days of Oetter's official resignation date.
2 accidents in Red Oak; Minor injuries reported
(Red Oak, Iowa) – Police in Red Oak report there were two recent accidents. Monday afternoon, vehicles driven by 43-year-old Rocky Howard Rocha, of Stanton, and 68-year-old John Thomas Anderson, of Maryville, MO, collided on Highway 34, just south of the Red Coach Inn, in Red Oak. The accident happened at around 2:52-p.m., when Rocha – who was driving a 2019 Dodge SUV eastbound – made a left turn into oncoming traffic, and struck a westbound 2019 Chevy pickup driven by Anderson. The Chevy then entered the north ditch. Both drivers suffered minor injuries, but were not transported to the hospital. Both vehicles were a total loss. Red Oak Police cited Rocha for Failure to Yield upon making a left turn.
Montgomery County traffic stop results in 2 arrests
(Red Oak) -- A pair of suspects face charges following a traffic stop in Montgomery County Wednesday afternoon. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says a deputy stopped a car for speeding shortly before 3:15 p.m. at U.S. Highway 34 and 8th Street. Authorities say the driver, 36-year-old Ashley Lamonte Roberson of Sioux City was arrested for driving while barred and speeding.
Montgomery County Man arrested on Assault Charges
(Red Oak) The Red Oak Police Department arrested 36-year-old Bryce Michael McKinnon of Clarinda on Wednesday for assault and interference with official acts. Officers transported McKinnon to the Montgomery County Jail and held him on a $300.00 bond.
Red Oak board approves third reading of school violence policy
(Red Oak) -- Like all districts across KMAland, the Red Oak School District is adopting a new policy dealing with school violence. Meeting in regular session Wednesday night, the Red Oak School Board unanimously approved the third and final reading of a policy regarding threats of violence and threat assessment questions. Red Oak School Superintendent Ron Lorenz says the move comes in response to action by the Iowa Legislature last spring that mandated school districts to implement such policies.
Absolute Auction of 46.24 Acres
Absolute Auction Featuring 46.24 Taxable Acres of Montgomery County, IA River Bottom Land. Auctioneer: Mark Liddell and Clint Rubey of Rubey RealtyDate: Thursday, December 7, 2023Time…
Fire safety stressed during holiday season
(Red Oak) -- Christmas tree lights and decorations are popping up all across KMAland. But, at least one KMAland official is reminding residents how to avoid the associated fire dangers this time of year. Red Oak Fire Chief John Bruce outlined some Yuletide safety decoration tips. Bruce tells KMA News that Christmas trees can have some fire hazards, particularly if located too close to a heat source.
UPDATE: Local agencies answer Shen nursing home evacuation call
(Shenandoah) -- Numerous local agencies responded to a carbon monoxide leak at a Shenandoah nursing facility Thursday morning. Shortly after 9 a.m., Shenandoah's Fire Department and Shenandoah EMS responded to Accura HealthCare of Shenandoah at 1203 South Elm Street for a reported carbon monoxide leak within the facility. Upon first responders' arrival, nursing home staff were in the process of evacuating residents per protocol. Firefighters entered the building and discovered high levels of carbon monoxide within the structure and confirmed a full evacuation was necessary.
McQueen lauds progress on Johnson Brothers Mill renovation
(Shenandoah) -- Efforts to renovate a property considered a longtime eyesore in Shenandoah are attracting Mayor Roger McQueen's attention. Earlier this week, MALOJA LLC owner Margaret Brady updated McQueen and the Shenandoah City Council on the continuing renovation of the Johnson Brothers Mill Building, Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program earlier this week, McQueen says he's amazed at Brady and her company have accomplished since restoration work began about six months ago.
Kohn to step down as Glenwood mayor
(Glenwood) -- Glenwood Mayor Ron Kohn is stepping down from his elected position. Meeting in regular session Tuesday night, the Glenwood City Council unanimously approved Kohn's resignation due to personal circumstances and to move forward with filling the vacancy by appointment. City Administrator Amber Farnan says the council had two options to fill the vacancy--calling a special election or filling it by appointment. She notes either process would need to be completed within 60 days of Tuesday's "effective date" of the resignation. Farnan adds that there are a few additional requirements that come with appointing for the position.
Today the gas price is close to $2.92 in Essex as of 2023-11-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.281 , according to AAA.
Bellevue honors Officer Christopher Abbott's life with miles-long procession
BELLEVUE, Neb. — Bellevue says goodbye to a veteran police officer who was a beloved husband and father. Officer Christopher Abbott, 48, served the community for decades. He died after a sudden medical emergency. Tuesday, he was taken by procession to his final resting place in Glenwood, Iowa. Hundreds...
Johnson Brothers Mill cleanup continues
(Shenandoah) -- Progress is reported on the renaissance of a venerable Shenandoah building. By a 4-0 vote Tuesday night, the Shenandoah City Council authorized the city clerk to pay C.J. Kimpston Roofing $86,750 for roof coverings and Pella Windows and Doors more than $19,700 for windows replaced on the Johnson Brothers Mill Building. Council members took action following an update from MALOJA LLC owner Margaret Brady, who is spearheading the building's renovation. Brady says workers have completed numerous tasks in the continuing project.
Town hall meeting set for Page County EMS
(Shenandoah) -- Representatives of Page County's EMS agencies are hoping to address questions regarding an important topic at a special meeting next week. KMAland residents are invited to a town hall meeting next Wednesday evening at 7 at the Isaac Walton Lodge on Highway 2. At that meeting, attendees can learn more information regarding a proposal designating the county's emergency medical services as essential services. Shenandoah EMS Director Ty Davison is serving as the community's spokesperson on the issue. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program, Davison hopes the meeting clears up any "muddy waters" connected to the proposed designation.
Public comment about proposed wind turbine changes in Pottawattamie County
OAKLAND, Iowa — More than 100 people showed up to a public hearing in Oakland, Iowa, Wednesday night. Some spoke for and against a proposed ordinance that would make it more difficult for any new wind turbines to be built in Pottawattamie County. People took the podium in front...
This and That Vendor and Craft Show
(Red Oak) -- The This and That vendor and craft show will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at the Montgomery County fair building, and Carolyn Lombard came on the KMA morning show to discuss the event. Admission is free, and will be from the hours of 10AM- 3 PM...
Iowa High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Mills County Today - November 30
We have high school basketball competition in Mills County, Iowa today, and information on how to watch these games is available right here. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Game Time: 7:30 PM CT on...
Arrowhead Realty opens new Shen location
(Shenandoah) -- Owners of a new real estate business in KMAland are hoping to make prime farmland available for outdoor enthusiasts. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies took place Wednesday morning for Arrowhead Realty Company's Shenandoah location at 600 South Fremont Street, suite 1-A. Arrowhead's Shenandoah office is one of three planned for the area--others are Clarinda and Red Oak. Owners Tony and Lea Haynes relocated to the community, and renovated a building in the Orchard Corners Shopping Center into their new offices. Tony Haynes tells KMA News the area is a prime location for real estate sales.
Close friends remember Chris Abbott for who he was outside of his occupation
Close friends of Chris Abbott remember who he was outside the badge. Chris Abbott’s close friends describe him as honest, selfless and genuine. qualities that went beyond his occupation in Bellevue. Just across the Missouri River, his friends gathered in Glenwood, Iowa remembering his impact there on youth sports.