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Open House for McCunn Specialty Firearms “very well attended”

MASSENA – The recent open house for McCunn Specialty Firearms was “very, very well attended,” according to co-owner Kevin McCunn.

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Friday 04/24/2015
City Approves Heritage House Expansion Plan
Posted: April 24, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC - The Atlantic City Council unanimously approved plans, for an expansion of the Heritage House in Atlantic, with some storm water drainage contingencies, after members of the public expressed concerns.

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Several injured in four car accident on Cass and Adair county line
Posted: April 24, 2015 - 4:00 am

CASS COUNTY – Several individuals were injured in an accident Wednesday evening on Highway 92 at the Cass County/Adair County line that involved four vehicles, according to Iowa State Patrol officials.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Atlantic Coca-Cola Expands its Territory
Posted: April 23, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC - The Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company announced Wednesday that it has signed a letter of intent with the Coca-Cola Company to expand its territory in Iowa and southern Minnesota.

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Healthy U Features Podiatry Overview
Posted: April 23, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC — The community is invited to attend the next Healthy U program on April 30. The lunch program will be held at noon in Conference Room 2 at CCHS. The topic for April is “Foot & Ankle Surgeons: An Overview of Podiatry Services.”  

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Park board waits for cost on Kiddie Korral Project
Posted: April 23, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC – Park officials are working with officials from Snyder and Associates to get the cost of the cement work needed for the Kiddie Korral project, including the service drive, the cement pad and the footings for the shelter. They hope to have all the information needed soon so the bid-letting could start in a month or two.

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Show Choir Blast Concert set for April 25
Posted: April 23, 2015 - 4:00 am

Pictured are members of one of the Atlantic Show Choirs performing during finals earlier this year. Members will also perform Saturday night during the Show Choir Blast Concert. On Saturday, April 25, the AHS Choir presents the annual Show Choir Blast Concert, which will feature music that all ages will enjoy!  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and concert begins at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.  Activity tickets will be accepted.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Park Benefits from I80 Reststop closing
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC – A new trail and fencing for the dog park are not the only things that will be new at Schildberg Recreation Area. Furniture - specifically picnic tables and trash receptacles - will be placed at the area as well. Atlantic Park and Recreation Director Roger Herring said the furniture came after a trip by Council member Dana Halder.

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Director hopes dog park can be open around Memorial Day
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC – Atlantic Park and Recreation Director Roger Herring hoped the Buck Creek Dog Park at Schildberg Recreation Area could be open by Memorial Day or shortly after, thanks in part to grant funds of $10,000 received by park officials from the Cass County Community Foundation.

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Atlantic City Council to consider Heritage House site plans
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC - The Atlantic City Council will take another look at site plans for a 6,800 square foot addition to the Heritage House during a special meeting on tonight, after concerns about storm water issues came up the last council meeting, and at a recent Planning and Zoning Commission.

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Forensic Nurse Examiner now at CCHS
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC – April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. As part of the national awareness initiative, Cass County Health System wants to help spread the message that local help is available for any victims of sexual assault.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
City of Griswold receives grant funds for Community Building Project
Posted: April 21, 2015 - 9:13 am

GRISWOLD – Griswold City officials are hoping to do improvements to the Griswold Community Building, and are collecting grant funds for the project. On Friday, city officials were just one of many to receive grant funds from the Cass County Community Foundation to move the project along. They received $10,000 in grant funds from the foundation.

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School Budgets Key Point Of Discussion At Legislative Coffee
Posted: April 21, 2015 - 9:08 am

LEWIS – Jack Drake, Iowa State Representative from the 21st District, Tom Shipley, State Senator District 11, and Chuck Rieken, Cass County Supervisor attended a legislative coffee in Lewis on Saturday, April 18, giving a handful of local residents a chance to ask questions about current topics in government.

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Petersen Named E-EHK Teacher Of The Year
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 9:07 am

EXIRA – The Exira Masons awarded Jennifer Petersen their Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony held April 7 at the Lodge. Petersen, a second grade teacher at Exira-Elk Horn Kimballton Elementary School, was nominated for the award by Kristi Madsen, a para-educator in Petersen’s classroom.

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Elk Horn Man Drowns in Pond
Posted: April 21, 2015 - 9:01 am

ELK HORN – With the passing of Maynard Nielsen, the Elk Horn-Kimballton area has lost a man who never met a stranger.

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Grant Received For Trail Project At Schildberg Recreation Area
Posted: April 21, 2015 - 8:55 am

ATLANTIC - The money is in for the Lake 2 Trail project at the Schildberg Recreation Area, and bids for the work may be let by this fall, but a number of hoops and hurdles remain before the work is completed, according to Atlantic Parks and Recreation Director Roger Herring.

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Monday 04/20/2015
Audubon law enforcement investigating drowning of Elk Horn man
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 9:45 am

AUDUBON – Deputies with the Audubon County Sheriff's Office are investigating a drowning, which occurred on April 17 in rural Audubon County, according to release. Officials say 63-year-old Maynard Nielsen of Elk Horn was found deceased in a farm pond.

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Free e-recycling program goes through changes
Posted: April 20, 2015 - 8:45 am

CASS COUNTY – A free e-recycling program went through several changes following a meeting last week of the city's Community Protection Committee.

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Cass County Community Foundation Grants include $25,000 donation to NVT
Posted: April 20, 2015 - 8:44 am

CASS COUNTY – Members of non-profit groups received grant money on Friday afternoon from the Cass County Community Foundation at the Cass County Courthouse. Of the $103,866 given during this grant cycle, members of the Nishna Valley Trails, Inc. (NVT) group received $25,000.

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American Farmer: The Sothman Family
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 8:49 am

CASS COUNTY - Rod and Malena Sothman farm a property about three miles east of Lyman. The 700 acre farm has been in the Sothman family since Rod's grandparents settled there, in 1916. His parents, Kermit and Norma Jean Sothman, lived there, and his father was born on the farm in 1921.

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Saturday 04/18/2015
Audubon Man pronounced dead after being trapped in grain bin
Posted: April 18, 2015 - 4:00 am

AUDUBON (AP) — Authorities say a western Iowa man has died from injuries sustained after he became trapped in a grain bin. The Audubon County Medical Examiner pronounced 62-year-old Gary Fancher, of Audubon, dead at the scene after he was removed from the bin.

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Audubon County accident results in fatality
Posted: April 18, 2015 - 4:00 am

AUDUBON -  An accident north of Audubon resulted in the death of a Polk City man, and injuries to two others on Thursday evening.

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CCMH looking to save money, protect privacy of documents with new software
Posted: April 18, 2015 - 4:00 am

CASS COUNTY - The Cass County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved a $25,804 capital equipment request for new print management software that will help with cost management and increase document security in relation to printing jobs in the health system.

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City Officials Look Into New Plan for Washington School Child Drop-off
Posted: April 18, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC – Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green said city officials want to sit down with Atlantic School officials to discuss ideas to alleviate traffic issues at Washington Elementary, and talked about a possible solution to the problem, which would include loading and unloading of buses in the Atlantic Middle School Parking Lot. The topic was discussed during the Community Protection Meeting earlier this week.

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Friday 04/17/2015
Grain Bin Accident in Audubon County
Posted: April 17, 2015 - 4:00 am

AUDUBON COUNTY – Audubon County Fire Chief John Ballou and officials with the Audubon County Sheriff’s office confirmed that there was a grain bin accident in Audubon County on Thursday afternoon, but didn’t have much more information as of late Thursday afternoon.

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Every 15 Minute Memorial Service Makes Its Point With CAM Students And Parents
Posted: April 17, 2015 - 4:00 am

“Dear Grandma, every 15 minutes someone dies as the result of an alcohol related accident, and today I died and I never got a chance to tell you I loved you...” from a letter read by one of the “Living Dead.”

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Heritage House Plan Delayed
Posted: April 17, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC - The Atlantic City Council put off approval of a site plan for a 6,800 square foot addition to the Heritage House during their meeting on Wednesday night, citing the same concerns that came up at a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting last week.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
CAM School District participates in “Every 15 Minutes”
Posted: April 16, 2015 - 4:00 am

ANITA – Students and school officials at CAM High School participated in “Every 15 Minutes,” a program designed to show students the importance of choices made and what happens next.

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Atlantic Council to consider resolution for Highway 6 work
Posted: April 16, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC –  The Atlantic City Council will consider  a resolution in the future related to road construction work on Highway 6. The resolution was discussed Tuesday night during the Community Protection Committee meeting.

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Hospital Plans New Remodeling Project
Posted: April 16, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC - Cass County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and hospital administrators got to see and hear about preliminary plans for additional remodeling in the hospital area, with the intention of making more - and better use of - space.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Atlantic School Board Agrees to Close K-8 Program
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC – The Atlantic School District can save $125,000 in personnel costs by closing the district K-8 Behavioral program, according to Atlantic Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein. The Behavioral program is similar to the Link Center program, although school officials now do not work with the Cass County Memorial Hospital officials as part of the program as they did with the Link Center. It provides psychiatric, psycho-social, nursing and education services to students, and is a special education program.

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Plans Continue For Produce In The Park
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 4:00 am

A planning meeting for Produce in the Park will be held Thursday, April 16 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Chamber meeting room. Anyone interested in being a vendor, assisting with activities or having questions is invited to attend. The market will open June 4 in the Atlantic City Park. The hours will be 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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T-Bone Trail in Audubon County Being Undercut by Nishnabota River
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 4:00 am

BRAYTON - During last week’s regular meeting of the Audubon County Board of Supervisors, Bruce Haag and Peggy Smalley, representing the Audubon County Conservation Board, updated the Board on a serious situation affecting a portion of the T-Bone Trail.

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Atlantic Middle School FCS teacher laid off
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 9:51 am

ATLANTIC – On Monday night,  Atlantic School Board approved terminating the contract of Caroline Russell, who teaches Family Consumer Sciences (FCS) at the Atlantic Middle School, effectively laying off Russell and cutting the position for the 2015-16 school year. Cutting the position was part of cuts and cost reductions the board approved in February, and is expected to save the district $73,602.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Brymons Interiors/Hall’s Flooring Join Forces
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC – Brymons Interiors and Hall’s Flooring are joining forces.

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Adair/Casey, CAM To Discuss Sharing Options
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 4:00 am

ANITA/ADAIR – Members of the Adair-Casey and CAM School Boards will meet Tuesday night as part of discussion A-C board members are having about the future of their district.

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CCMH Board Meeting To Include Educational Session by Podiatrist
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC - The Cass County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees will hear an update from Dr. Roger Drown, D.P.M., the podiatrist who relocated his practice to the Cass County Health System recently.

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Officials waiting to hear on grant for Lake 2 Trail
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC – Atlantic Parks and Recreation Director Roger Herring said a project to complete a trail around Lake 2 at Schildberg Recreation Area in Atlantic is almost ready to move on to construction stages.

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Monday 04/13/2015
Atlantic High School Prom held
Posted: April 13, 2015 - 9:04 am

Atlantic High School students took a trip back to the 1920’s Saturday night at the school’s annual Prom.

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Superintendent To Recommend Closing K-8 Behavioral Program
Posted: April 13, 2015 - 9:00 am

ATLANTIC – Atlantic Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein will recommend Monday night to close the Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Behavioral program, which is now known as the BD program, next school year since two students will be enrolled in it. Amstein recommends moving those students to a similar program available at Lewis Elementary.

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Atlantic Man Is Surprised With State Award
Posted: April 13, 2015 - 8:56 am

ATLANTIC – Bob Rutherford was surprised earlier this year after being nominated for Iowa Horse Council Hall of Fame award. His daughter surprised him, inviting him to a program, in which she said she was receiving an award. Before they arrived, Bob opened a letter saying he was actually receiving the award.

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State to look into City’s lease with contractor - may have violated FEMA deed restrictions
Posted: April 13, 2015 - 8:47 am

ATLANTIC - Officials with the State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division said last week they will review the conditions of a lease the City Council approved on April 1 with Murphy Heavy Contracting to determine if the city violated FEMA restrictions in the deed.

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Saturday 04/11/2015
Atlantic couple enjoys biking, has been volunteering to help other bikers for years
Posted: April 11, 2015 - 4:00 am

Dave and Barb Chase have shared a hobby - their love of biking - with each other since about 1975, and have been sharing with the community for almost as long.

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School Board to Consider Board Salary Agreement
Posted: April 11, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC – The Atlantic School Board is expected to consider a tentative agreement between the Atlantic School District and the Atlantic Education Association for the 2015-16 school year, during its meeting Monday night.

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Planning and Zoning Commission Approves Addition to Heritage House
Posted: April 11, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC - The Atlantic Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of a new addition to the Heritage House in Atlantic during a meeting earlier this week, as part of a campus transformation project expected to cost about $7 million dollars.

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Memorial Service held for Audubon K-9
Posted: April 11, 2015 - 4:00 am

AUDUBON COUNTY – Law enforcement from as far away as Cedar Rapids and St. Joseph, Mo. attended a memorial service held for Audubon County K-9 Harry, who died on March 28, after he and his handler were involved in an accident, while responding to an incident on the interstate.

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Friday 04/10/2015
Plans have been completed for Saturday’s AHS Prom
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC – Plans have been completed for the annual Atlantic High School Junior-Senior Prom, which will be held Saturday, April 11, according to sponsor Pat Wiederien.

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Planning and Zoning approves housing project
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 4:00 am

ATLANTIC – Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a housing project, which will be on Ash Street in Atlantic, and includes a request for Tax Increment Financing  (TIF), according to City Administrator John Lund. Lund also said the Atlantic City Council will consider the request during next Wednesday’s meeting.

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Supervisors approve bid for roofing work
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 4:00 am

CASS COUNTY - The Cass County Supervisors approved a bid of $44,000 to replace the east part of the Cass County Courthouse roof during their meeting on Wednesday.

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Thursday 04/09/2015
Ask the NT Insider-Why is the electronic message sign not working?
Posted: April 09, 2015 - 4:00 am

“The sign has been turned off because there is a hardware and software issue with the sign,” according to Ouida Wymer, Executive Director of the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce. The digital screen needs to be repaired or replaced, and the decision of what to do with the sign has not been made, she said.

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Design Technology Prepares You For The Future!
Posted: April 09, 2015 - 4:00 am

In our modern age of manufacturing, parts are being designed differently which requires a new and highly skilled workforce. Design Technology has prepared me to enter this industry with a competitive edge.

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