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Page, Mills counties declare burn bans
(Clarinda-Glenwood) -- Two more KMAland counties are banning open burning. Burn bans in Page and Mills counties are effective Monday morning at 8. Emergency management officials say the ban prohibits all open and controlled burning in both counties, including all incorporated city limits within the county. As with Montgomery County, which declared its burning ban earlier Sunday, officials cite record high temperatures, dry conditions and continuing drought as reasons for banning open burning.
Red Oak man booked for driving while barred
(Red Oak) -- A suspect was arrested in Red Oak Sunday afternoon. Red Oak Police say 22-year-old Nicholas Sebastian Turnbull was arrested for driving while barred. The arrest took place in the 500 block of West Coolbaugh Street shortly before 4 p.m. Turbull is being held in the Montgomery County...
2 Vehicle Crash in Montgomery County
(Montgomery County) Montgomery County Deputies investigated a two-vehicle crash on Saturday. The press release said the accident happened at 10:14 a.m. at 270th and Highway 48. When deputies arrived, they found a 2011 Ford Fusion in the north ditch with significant damage to the vehicle. Officers learned that 18-year-old Connor A. Owens of Clarinda was driving the Ford northbound on Highway 48 and rear-ended a 2004 Chevy Silverado K2500 pickup driven by 18-year-old Bennett Johnson of Red Oak, slowing down to turn west onto 270th Street. The Ford entered the ditch and sheared off an IDOT signpost before coming to rest.
Trash fire near Elliott burns out of control
(Elliott) -- Firefighters from three KMAland department battled a grass fire in Montgomery County late Sunday afternoon. Firefighters from Elliott, Grant and Red Oak were dispatched to 1849 140th Street shortly after 5:15 p.m. for a reported trash fire burning out of control. Red Oak Fire Chief John Bruce says crews contained the fire and brought it under control at around 5:50 p.m. No injured were reported.
Dog suffers ‘serious wounds’ after being shot by real estate agent, family says
SHENANDOAH, Iowa (WOWT/Gray News) - A dog suffered “serious wounds” after being shot by a real estate agent who was visiting the family and their home on Thursday, according to the family. According to authorities in Shenandoah, Iowa, a real estate agent was invited by homeowners who were...
Montgomery County Man Arrested in Red Oak on Alcohol-Related Charges
(Red Oak) A Stanton man faces charges following a traffic stop on Sunday. Montgomery County Deputies arrested 46-year-old Jeremy Scott Guffey in the 1600 block of Broadway Street in Red Oak. During the investigation, deputies charged Guffey with OWI 1st Offense and Child Endangerment. Authorities transported Guffey to the Montgomery...
Shenandoah family upset after dog shot by Realtor
SHENANDOAH, Iowa (WOWT) - An Omaha Realtor dropping by an Iowa property Thursday unleashed a shocking scenario for the owners after the family pet was shot. Shenandoah Police confirmed to 6 News that the homeowners invited the Realtor in, giving him a tour of the property, about 60 miles southeast of Council Bluffs, around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. As a precaution, police said, the family’s dog had been sequestered to the basement. A family member told 6 News that the dog is an Australian shepherd-beagle mix.
Essex standout Burns finds strong fit with DMACC basketball
(Essex) -- Essex multi-sport standout Brooke Burns has found the right fit at the next level with Des Moines Area Community College basketball. “This summer, I decided I really wanted to play (basketball) at the next level,” Burns told KMA Sports. “I had a couple schools reaching out to me. I narrowed down my options to three schools, and DMACC kept in contact the most during the season. Once I took my visit, it was kind of sold.”
Douglas, Mills Counties placed under burn ban amid warmth, wind
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Douglas County Fire Chiefs have issued a county-wide burn ban due to the dry, warm and windy weather we’ve seen lately. The ban is in place until further notice. Ponca Hills Fire Chief Joel Sacks says the issuance of a Red Flag Warning prompted the ban, in addition to the warm air, gusty winds, and low relative humidity expected over the next 24 hours.
Hamburg, Essex boards say no to 4-day school week
(Hamburg/Essex) -- At least two KMAland school districts aren't joining the growing trend of shorter school weeks. Earlier this week, the Hamburg School Board reviewed the district's 2024-2025 school year calendar approved at January's board meeting. Hamburg School Superintendent Dr. Mike Wells tells KMA News considerations for a 4-day school week prompted the review. Wells, however, says board members ultimately decided to maintain the status quo in terms of scheduling.
SWIPCO Adds Five New Members to the Team
(Atlantic) Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) is pleased to announce the addition of Amy Jones to the team as a Payroll & Benefits Specialist. Jones has an extended accounting and human resources background that will help her flourish in this new role. Amy was raised and went to school in Shenandoah. She spent time with Hy-Vee in both Human Resources and Accounting Coordinator roles in Shenandoah. She also gained experience in city government with both the Shenandoah Police Department and the City of Shenandoah, working in accounts payable with the city.
UFR Podcast No. 1902: Brooke Burns, Cody Downing, Nate Sanderson
(KMAland) -- Upon Further Review Podcast No. 1902: Friday, February 23rd. Essex senior Brooke Burns. KMAland Wrestling Coach of the Year Cody Downing. Know Your Opponent: Mount Vernon girls basketball's Nate Sanderson. Your browser does not support the audio element. Your browser does not support the audio element. Your browser...
Lights illuminate Johnson Brothers Mill building
(Shenandoah) -- Another milestone in a vacant Shenandoah structure's renaissance. Crews this week installed electricity and lighting in a portion of the former Johnson Brothers Mill building, now known as the Mill. MALOJA LLC owner Margaret Brady is spearheading the building's continuing renovation. Brady tells KMA News restoring electric services is the latest step toward reopening the building in early spring.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Shenandoah as of 2024-02-25. 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 Sunday is $3.262, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Corner Conference announces all-league basketball choices
(KMAland) -- The Corner Conference has announced all-conference basketball honorees from the 2023-24 season. On the girl’s side, Fremont-Mills’ Izzy Weldon and Ella Thornton, Stanton’s Leah Sandin and Hannah Olson, Sidney’s Lilly Peters and Brooke Burns of Essex are all first team picks. Stanton’s Nolan Grebin is the only unanimous selection on the first team for boys while East Mills’ Jackson Embree and Layne Mastin, Stanton’s Evan Gettler, Sidney’s Michael Hensley, Griswold’s Bode Wyman and Tony Racine of Essex were also first team choices.
Page County board hopes to allocate additional library funding
(Clarinda) -- Page County officials hope to allocate additional funding to the libraries within the county. Meeting in regular session Thursday night, the Page County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved allocating an additional $6,050 to the four libraries in the county for fiscal year 2025, pending County Auditor Melissa Wellhausen and her staff identifying which category to pull the funds from. The move comes after Clarinda Lied Library Director Andrew Hoppmann recently requested additional funding for fiscal '25, which begins July 1st. Supervisor Judy Clark says she would like to see the increase happen.
Warm and Dry Conditions Fueling Grass Fires
(Red Oak) The warm and dry conditions are causing concern among emergency managers and area firefighters. Firefighters from several Montgomery County Communities dealt with grass fires this past week. Montgomery County Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Hamann says placing burn bans is not out of the question if conditions do not...
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.
The total snowfall Page County got in January
Stacker compiled data on the snowfall that Page County, Iowa received in January 2024 using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information
Fire crews respond to out of control rubbish fire in Montgomery County
(Red Oak) -- Montgomery County fire crews battled a rural structure and grass fire Thursday afternoon. Red Oak Fire Chief John Bruce says his department was dispatched shortly after 3:20 p.m. to 1912 D Avenue for reports of a rubbish fire that had gotten out of control and was spreading quickly. Upon arrival, authorities say fire crews reported a grass fire that had spread to two dilapdated outbuildings--one of what had begun to burn on the exerior.