Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Friday local news headlines

-The Ida County Sheriff's Office has reported that they arrested a New jersey man on Sunday morning whose vehicle contained over 300 grams of narcotics. The narcotics were located during a traffic stop just after 4 in the morning. A deputy witnessed the vehicle driven by 63 year old Clarence Alexander who is from Waterford Works, NJ, as he was speeding on Highway 20. In he search of the vehicle, officials located over 100 Xanax tablets which is a schedule 4 controlled substance in Iowa, as well as 245 marijuna edibles and over $1300 in cash. Alexander was transported to the Ida County jail and charged with controlled substance violations, failure to affix a drug tax stamp, and prohibited acts that fall under class D felonies. He was also charged with misdemeanors possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernelia. As of yesterday, Alexander remains in custody on a $14,300 bond.



- Today at 6:00 p.m. there will be a meeting amongst the Boulders Commission that will take place at the Boulders Conference Center. That meeting will be followed up on Thursday, August 27 with a planning and zoning commission meeting that will occupy the 5:30 time slot and will occupy the Denison City Hall.



-On Friday, August 28th there will be a ribbon cutting to celebrate the Grand Opening of Totally You Botique in Denison at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place in front of its location in the Broadway and Main Building. For the grand opening, the store hours will be extended to 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 29. The Chamber and Development Council is excited to usher this new business into the community.




-Yesterday, the Denison Public Schools began their school year as well as St. Rose of Lima Catholic School and Western Iowa Tech. Zion Lutheran School in Denison launches their school year this morning.


-As a result of dry weather conditions across Shelby County, the City of Shelby's public water system is currently experiencing difficulties meeting water demands and they are calling for citizens to LIMIT excessive water use. This means to withhold from watering lawns and gardens, filling pools, and washing cars. If water usage is needed they are asking that you use water wisely - turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers, only washing your clothes when necessary, check for leaks in hoses and faucets.




-One person has been injured in a 2 vehicle accident around 2:40 p.m. yesterday afternnoon on Highway 59, just south of Corley. A black 2018 Dodge Ram that was driven by 29 year old Dustin Haase of Avoca was traveling north on Highway 59 when he stopped for traffic in the road caused by construction. A 2017 Chevy Equinox that was driven by 85 year old Jack Oliver of Harlan was also headed north on Highway 59 and did not notice that traffic had stopped, as he struck the rear end of Haase's vehicle and caused severe damage to the SUV. Oliver's vehicle ended up in the ditch and he had to be extracted from the vehicle for injuries to his arm and leg. Oliver was transported to Myrtue Medical Center by Avoca Fire and Rescue. Oliver's Equinox was considered a total loss and the Dodge Ram driven by Haase suffered $15,000 in damages.

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