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One Arrest on Creston Automotive Embezzlement

44-year-old Lyndsay Huntsman of Creston was arrested Monday at the Union County Law Center. She was charged with on-going criminal conduct, and five counts of Theft in the 1st degree.


Four Arrested in Connection with Double Homicide

A double homicide has resulted in four arrests in Clarke County. At around 9:30 Saturday night, Osceola Police received a report of two people who went missing on Friday evening. Officials located the bodies of those two missing people in a vehicle in rural Clarke County. Police said it appears both victims died of gunshot wounds.

38-year-old Richard Carson of Osceola, has been arrested and is facing two charges of first-degree murder. He is currently in the Clarke County jail.

47-year-old Lynn Sutton, 43-year-old Tracy Johnson, and 42-year-old Christopher Elben, all of Osceola have also been arrested, and are facing charges of accessory after the fact in connection with this case. The victims names are not being released at this time.

Stay tuned to KSIB Radio News for more information on this story.


School Bond Election To Be Held February 3

The Nodaway Valley School District will be holding a school bond special election on February 3 for a proposed new elementary building.

Nodaway Valley Superintendent Casey Berlau explained the origin of the discussion, as well as the process they have gone through to get to the point of special election.

On February 3, polls will be open from noon to 8 PM at the regular school election precinct sites: Bridgewater Fire Station, Fontanelle Community Building, and Adair County Health and Fitness Center.

Berlau also mentioned that this Thursday, the 29th, there will be an open house at the current elementary building in Greenfield; it will be from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Tours will be given, as well as information about the proposal.

You can listen to the full story HERE.


Possible Street Improvements Coming to Creston

Creston Public Works director Kevin Kruse gave a report to the city council at their Jan. 20 meeting regarding street improvements. He says there are no particular streets taking precedence over others, nor would everything happen at once.

Some of those areas included: E. Howard St. from the railroad tracks to Osage, S. Chestnut from the underpass to Taylor St., asphalt overlay from Cherry St. west to Sumner. There were nearly 15 areas listed in his report, and would take several million dollars for just the areas in his report.


Creston City Council Approves First Reading of Proposed Franchise Fees

At their Tuesday evening meeting, the Creston city council approved proposed gas and electric franchise fees, with a vote of 4-3. The new fee would be a gradual increase every year, ending up at 5 percent in 2020. The first part would be a two percent fee, beginning this October.

Council members Randy White, Marsha Wilson, Gary Lybarger, and Nancy Loudon voted in favor of the fees, and voting against were: Rich Madison, Ann Levine, and Dave Koets.

Before the vote, some of the public and business owners spoke on the issue, expressing negative thoughts toward the fees.


Brown Gives January Update on Union County Board of Supervisors

Dennis Brown with the Union County Board of Supervisors gave an update on the board's recent happenings. A change in the chairman, road classifications, and winter road conditions were all topics discussed with Brown.

Lois Monday is the new chair of the Board - she took over on January 2. Also, while Brown says it has been a calm winter so far, it is not over yet. All county plows, salt, and sand is ready to go for what comes next.


AEA Public Forum Set for February 10

The next step in the potential consolidation between Creston and Prescott Schools is the public hearing run by the AEA. This is set for February 10, 2015 and will be held in Prescott at 6:30 PM.


McDermott Explains Local Impact Regarding Iowa Dept. of Education's New Enforcement on School Dates

Creston School's Superintendent Steve McDermott gave his reaction and the local impact about the Iowa Department of Education's news on Friday about the new enforcement on school districts taking waivers to start school before the week of September 1.

He made it clear that this new enforcement will not affect the district in any large way. He says that it has always been a goal to start classes after the State Fair.



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