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Editorial: Censorship on a global scale

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Left to right: Actors Seth Rogan, James Franco and Randall Park (as Kim Jong Un)

 

 

A topic for discussion today. As you might have figured out, freedom of speech and all that crap with the Constitution is pretty gosh darn important to all of us here at ‘the Blog.’ The recent hullabaloo about the movie by the bromancers, Seth Rogan and James Franco, The Interview has turned my head a bit. The film has been banned from screening due to threats that have been traced back to North  Korea. This decision was was most likely made largely based on the movie’s theme of executing/murdering South Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The leaked scene of the leader’s death (“…showing the North Korean leader’s head violently exploding in a fiery inferno.” Moviepilot.com) is what has probably chapped their lips (Again: Click on the pic or link ONLY if you do not mind graphic depictions of violence).

Censorship, I have learned, is relative. To the people doing the censoring, it is a willful attempt to silence a voice and/or an act to protect the public. What has been happening here in Riverside is a perfect example. Favoring one voice over another by the silencing of one, either through harassment or other threats of harm, which are, when addressed, are either justified or outright denied. We have seen both ‘Right here in River City.’

The threats of 9/11 type violence upon the film’s release is a willful attempt (a successful one at that) to silence. But, it tells me, among other things, that perhaps the dictator guy’s not that crazy.

Let me explain.

The action taken on the film says a lot for expression and it says a lot, I think, for the United States. However you cut it, it’s basic censorship (just on a global scale). The warning from a supposedly sadistic dictator who, I have been told, has weapons that could obliterate us.  I can’t say that is right or wrong, but I take issue in that there are many people right here in the U.S. who would not mind one bit if that flaming head sat atop our President’s soldiers. It seems we are more than willing to give in to the whims of dictators than we are to respect the office of the President (whether it is Obama, Bush-Cheney, you partisans!); these people are still considered Americans, by the way.

Thoughts, impressions, theories on how to achieve world peace? Discuss.

 

 

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Screwed, LESSON 25

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PS_20140822114049LETTERS TO CAL-EM A PERSONAL HISTORY OF HIGHLAND By Nick Smith 

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NCLB, PART II

No Child Left Behind or no teacher left employed or no school district left operational or no public school left.

 

The main distinction between an American President and the Pope is the Pope only expects you to kiss his ring.     [Unknown Author]

 

Washington (CNN) – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday his department estimates that four out of five schools in the United States will not make their “No Child Left Behind” benchmarks by the law’s target year of 2014 — and when the test scores are counted for the current school year, numbers could show that U.S. schools are already at that failure rate.

He blamed that failure rate on the law itself, not on schools.

“This law has created dozens of ways for schools to fail and very few ways to help them succeed. We should get out of the business of labeling schools as failures and create a new law that is fair and flexible, and focused on the schools and students most at risk,” Duncan told the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Under the No Child Left Behind law, originally passed in 2001, all students are expected to meet a level of “proficiency” by 2014. Because standards under No Child Left Behind are higher from year to year as 2014 approaches, the percentage of schools that are not meeting “Adequate Yearly Progress” could rise from the current level of 37% to 82%, Duncan said.

Duncan pointed out that federal law requires states and districts to “implement the same set of interventions in every school that is not meeting AYP, regardless of the individual needs and circumstances of those schools.”

Under the Education Department’s estimates, 82% of America’s schools “could be labeled ‘failing’ and, over time, the required remedies for all of them are the same — which means we will really fail to serve the students in greatest need,” said Duncan.

“By mandating and prescribing one-size-fits-all solutions, No Child Left Behind took away the ability of local and state educators to tailor solutions to the unique needs of their students,” Duncan said calling the concept “fundamentally flawed.”

Duncan was on Capitol Hill to both push for the re-authorization and revamping of the No Child Left Behind law, and to defend President Barack Obama’s budget request for 2012.

The 2012 budget request comes to $77.4 billion — an increase of $4.5 billion over the 2011 request.

Republicans on the committee questioned any increase in the budget in the current economic climate.

Committee chairman Rep. John Kline, R-Minnesota, said in his opening remarks, “As we work to answer the question about the appropriate role for the federal government in education, one thing is for sure: it must be less costly and less intrusive.”

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, asked the secretary if he thought he could be successful without an increase in funding saying, “If you cut the right way and put the money into the systems that you know work, could you do that?”

The education secretary answered, “We have to do that, anyway, and I continue to think we under-invest” compared to higher-performing countries. [Duncan: ‘No Child Left Behind’ creates failure for U.S. schools, By Sally Holland, CNN, March 9, 2011 10:01 p.m. EST]

 

Surprise, surprise, surprise! What? No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was a bad law. Every teacher knew that NCLB was a totally bogus, lame, unworkable, unfair and downright silly law from the day it was passed. Of course, no one asked us.   Every teacher knew the impossibility of the law, and every teacher knew from the first day of its enactment that they were destined for failure, termination and humiliation and that their schools would be failures as well, restructured, closed or taken over by the state. Now, twelve years after its passage, many politicians and state governments and even parents have begun to discover what teachers knew all along: a misguided reliance on one-size-fits-all testing, labeling, embarrassing and sanctioning schools, punishing schools, threatening schools and closing schools has failed the American education system, its students and their parents. In fact, a review of the whole NCLB program reveals that after 12 years it has neither significantly increased academic achievement nor significantly reduced the achievement gaps between people as measured by standardized exams.

It’s time to admit the failures and get this whole federally directed monkey off the backs of education and educators. All the federal government has done is succeed in ruining the entire educational system in this country. Policymakers must abandon their faith-based embrace of test-and-punish strategies and, instead, get their political gridlock out of the business of education and into the business of doing something (anything) for this country besides fight among themselves and profess supposed differences that don’t seem to aid anyone.

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The data accumulated over ten years make three things clear:

  1. NCLB has severely damaged educational quality and equity, with its narrowing and limiting effects falling most severely on the poor.
  2. NCLB failed to significantly increase average academic performance and significantly narrow achievement gaps. And,
  3. So-called “reforms,” such as the Obama Administration’s waivers and the Senate Education Committee’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization bill, fail to address many of NCLB’s fundamental flaws and in some cases will intensify them. These proposals will extend a

“lost decade for U.S. schools.” (Progress, NCLB’s Lost Decade for Educational Progress: What Can We Learn from this Policy Failure? By Lisa Guisbond with Monty Neill and Bob Schaeffer January 2012.)

 

Despite a decade’s worth of solid evidence documenting the failure of NCLB and similar high-stakes testing schemes, and despite mounting evidence from the U.S. and other nations about how to improve schools, policymakers cling to discredited models. This is particularly tragic for families who hoped their children’s long wait for equal educational opportunity might be ending. It is also tragic for our public

education system, whose reputation has been sullied by promises not kept and expensive

intervention schemes that do more harm than good.

No Child Left Behind’s ten-year report card offers little cause for celebration, whether you judge the law narrowly on its own terms or look more deeply at its impact.

  • No Child Left Behind’s own narrow gauges of progress reveal major shortcomings: growth on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has stalled, achievement gaps are stagnant, and predictions of widespread school “failure” are coming true.
  • The curriculum has narrowed, test preparation has displaced broader schooling, cheating is rampant, there is too little help for schools in need, and NCLB has contributed to the growth of a pernicious school-to-prison pipeline.
  • A narrow focus on testing and punitive accountability has caused policymakers to ignore the real educational consequences of child poverty, which has grown significantly in recent years.

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Instead of helping to create circumstances in which schools can provide a rich, well-rounded curriculum and address the needs of individual students, the law has pressed schools to narrow curriculum, teach to the test, and resort to deceptive and unethical ways to boost test scores. It has done so by defining student learning and school quality in the narrow terms of standardized exam results. Even though the state of Iowa has a waiver from NCLB, we are still pushing on with the Iowa core curriculum in order to comply with the Obama Race to the Top program for grant money. I don’t get it. We actually know that standards are a failure, resulting in the lowest denominator of educational proficiency. Look what Iowa did under NCLB; using the ITED and ITBS standardized norm tests to determine student proficiency. What a joke. They made the 41st percentile the proficiency level on the test, which meant that a student could be two years below grade level and still be considered proficient in the subject area. I can only cringe at the common core.

Cal-Em, we must do better than this. Every teacher knows that a norm-referenced test like the ITED is designed to spread the students out, not show their level of understanding. If there is a student at the 99th percentile, there must be one at the first percentile. The entire testing and labeling system was misleading from the very start. The MAP testing that we did was at least criterion referenced but it was not a true measure of what students knew. The only accurate testing that I know of is a teacher-made test created by the teacher who instructed the students covering the material that was taught. Forcing students to take high-stakes tests based on information that they may or may not have examined is biased and blatantly misguided. I used to watch my students take those tests. Many who were not at that particular grade level, for whatever reason, were frustrated and demoralized. It was even worse when Highland ran contests between classes to see which class could do the best on the standardized tests. This created winners and losers, and it created blame for the lack of success that usually fell on the shoulders of the disabled learners.

If it were up to me, there would be no grades, no testing, and no blame.

 

 

.     ***Please read the disclaimer to the right. The preceding was is the latest in several installments by former teacher and school board member for the Highland Community School District, Nick Smith. They are lessons to a future student, Cal-Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hart-Frederick Corrects Riverside

**At the 12/15/2014 City Council Meeting, it was stated by City Clerk Lory Young that City Attorney Bill Sueppel had attempted to contact Hart-Frederick regarding this issue (apparently, the office staff has had difficulty contacting the engineering consulting firm),  and Rogerson said Sueppel sent them a letter, but no response was received from the firm. The following was sent in response to this and other statements regarding Hart-Frederick.

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12/17/2014 Riverside Progress Report

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The colored picture denotes the status of the city’s progress

New information is in bold/italic font or otherwise noted.

Items in red are of immediate concern

Completed items are struck through, then removed the next week

This list is a short compilation of items we feel  needs to be addressed in Riverside. The Riverside Progress Report is a guide or score sheet, a progress report. It contains issues that citizens are still asking about. Since there are many out there who like to point out when I am wrong (my wife included), please, as with anything posted on this site, point such instances out. If you feel we missed anything or if something should not be included, by all means, let us know.  This list will most likely change, so check in every week. This list does not contain rumors

You can call this living in the past. You can chastise because it does not focus on the positive. Yes we have town celebrations, yes paint and flower pots dressed up downtown, the roof on the shelter at Railroad Park was replaced, etc., etc. Some of these things make me very proud to live in Riverside. Do you know what else makes me proud to live in Riverside? My neighbors, my friends, and those people who are willing to stand up and hold people accountable. Because they believe, like my son said,

“I like this town, ‘cause it’s ours.”

I want to show how important this list is to some people (not necessarily in the way you think):

Submitted on 2014/09/15 at 10:29 pm (Click on the hyperlink to the left to see the full exchange)

Tom. Please add the fact that a city council person got fired from their job for sending a fake bomb to a middle eastern war veteran who was a co worker and a former bomb tech. This has never been discussed. Kind of sad we would treat a veteran in to such a childish manner. Everyone has skeletons, don’t be selective if you really are a journalist. Check the sex offender register or how about a parent leaving a severely Austic child alone with younger siblings while the parents are working or attending a meeting. Sound familiar? Those who live in glass houses should check out the facts before jumping on a crusade.

That is how important it is to some people that this town does NOT progress.

Slam Dunks:

The Forum would like to thank Rusty Rogerson and the City of Riverside for making not only agendas, but meeting packets, available on line. They will be found on the city’s website as well as on the Forum.

Reader/citizen suggestions

  • Sidewalk added up on Ash from Sycamore to Buckeye.
  • Policy for their webpage (to avoid future censorship): A draft was submitted and approved by the council at the December 15, 2014 city council meeting.
  • Report from Ryan Schlabaugh as per any other consultant the city hires
  • IRS fines: An information request was filled on this item to Kevin Kiene.
  • Overtime report

Issues avoided/ignored

  • Council Member Ralph Schnoebelen’s admission that he caused the need for not only the change order for K & E Flatworks in the amount of $1250 for re-grading on Sycamore/22, but also for the future expenses for the reseeding.
  • Council Member Bob Schneider’s apology to the citizens and Ms. Kirkwood for misleading them regarding his/his wife’s records request for employee pay stubs (Schneider used the words ‘we’ and ‘I’ when asking Kirkwood what was requested at the September 2, 2014 city council meeting [see the preceding post, under ‘Check Stub’] )

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  • Review/enforcement of the ordinance requiring fences around swimming pools (council members have to follow ordinances too)
  • Junk vehicles- do I really need to explain this one?
  • Employees entering citizen homes without permission was never even addressed by the council or mayor, nor were responses returned to our inquiries ( http://wp.me/p2fxcp-4eL )
  • Freedom of Information: Certain members of the council are in complete denial and/or ignorant to this concept
  • Audit status (the previous audit/special investigation had regular updates)
  • Boise Court- This requires some clarification. The “annexation and rezoning of Boise Ct.” was denied at the June 16, 2014 meeting, even though it is part of the comprehensive plan.
  • Kevin Mills’s Ditch

Issues to keep tabs on

  • Mclure Expeniture Item was tabled pending further information.
  • Hwy 22 and Washington
  • Methodist church storm water issues Member from the Board of Trustees asked the council for help in repairs. The council accepted a bid for the work on this item at the November 3, 2014 Council meeting; they will assess this issue as well as a related citizen issue.
  • Construction of Hall Park Concession Stand – Council accepted a bid for the buildings construction at the November 3, 2014 City Council Meeting; Change orders were approved at the December 15, 2014 city council meeting.
  • How long has it been since Community Visioning held an election for chairman?
  • At the June 16 RCCM, City Council Member Nate Kasdorf asked for Conservation Park rules and regulations, i.e.  hours to be on the next agenda. It was not ( http://wp.me/p2fxcp-4fJ ), nor was it discussed at that meeting.
  • What was the attorney’s opinion on the motion regarding Kirkwood putting items on the agenda?
  • Resolve fund balances Fall 2014 This is from the City Administrator’s Punch List; it was moved up due to it’s persistence
  • Cherry Lane This was moved down from the above list because it, while important to the expansion of the city, has not technically been avoided.
  • Community Building: grant was not approved

     From the City Administrator’s Punch List

  • Meet with Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) Executive Director, Ed Raber about residential development.
  • Fence on the east side of sidewalk of Conservation Park. Fall 2014
  • Primitive camping at Conservation Park Fall 2014
  • Amend TIF [tax increment funding] to include area in Roetlin Property 8/14/ Amend urban renewal plan to include north west corner of Roetlin’s property
  • Holderness property (See the October 6 city council meeting for Citizen Cathy Lindhorst’s take on this)
  • Geyer property (See the October 6 city council meeting for Cathy Lindhorst’s take on this)
  • City events- Address profit/loss of events when proposing future events [the latter statement is from the editor]
  • Evaluate all city buildings for heightened security (including City Hall 12/14)
  • Develop working relationships with other communities
  • Conduct open house of city facilities Fall 2014
  • Revise/renew city administrator contract Fall 2014
  • Employee job description revisions Fall 2014
  • Complete evaluations/revise job descriptions
  • Review/revise employee handbook
  • Possible IDOT funds to work on sidewalks downtown
  • Develop ideas for Spring WCRF grant requests

 

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Council Plays Nice, 12/15 Meeting

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Council Inspector, electrical, Neil Bombei, city inspector, resigned effective December 31, as he felt it “harder to provide ‘on-demand’ type services that building inspection requires.” Bombei was appointed city inspector at the May 6, 2013 council meeting after the previous inspector, Terry Geordt, resigned in April of that year (story here). In the packet were three letters to 2 residents and one business owner (three copies). The business owner, Bob Ryan, has had ongoing issues with inspectors and the city. Expenditures were approved 5-0. The elder care expenditure was tabled; Council member Christine Kirkwood was unclear because she thought the motion they passed was not to contribute $600 a month, but to change the cost of the meals to $4.50. Part time office worker Becky La Roche said the council approved $6000 in this year’s budget and have been paying it since July 1. Council Member Nate Kasdorf said they voted to discontinue service, which negated the $6000. La Roche said someone somewhere okayed that amount. City Administrator/Economic Development Director Rusty Rogerson said they will take a look at it and put it on the next agenda. Council Member Bob Schneider is glad to see it tabled, but is “tired of every meeting we [got to] go around and around in circles on things that…we need some discussion, bring it forward, ask to have it tabled and then we can do the discussion.” He said the money was approved because they approved the budget. Mayor Bill Poch criticized Kirkwood for not sharing information with the council before the meeting. The $600 Stransky bill was approved, 5-0. Fire Department Request; approval of money. The Riverside Fire Department had recently been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation. At the previous council meeting, the council approved $200,000 toward the purchase of a ladder truck (half from this fiscal year and half from fiscal year 2014-15) to the Riverside Fire Department; they are presently asking for $100K now to avoid extra costs due to financing. The city can take the money, Rogerson said, from the casino money and perform a budget amendment. Council Member Ralph Schnoebelen said they should approve it if they have the money, and proceeded to make a motion to approve the $100,000. Kirkwood said she was confused because they had recently put off buying new city trucks. It was explained that if the council had not approved the $100K, they could still get the truck, but then they would be out discounts (for example, paying for the chassis and the aerial [ladder] totaling $11-12,000 early would equal to a $32k savings); 5-0. Cyber Week Savings at Fanatics.com Hotel/motel tax grant request The request is from the YMCA for Camp Highland. Kasdorf and Kirkwood expressed doubt over the purpose of the money. Rogerson said this it is for the children of Riverside. He suggested they table it until they hear from the YMCA. Schneider said he is okay tabling this, but they filled out and turned in the request on time. Tabled, 5-0. Winners of lighting contest Out of all the entrants, 15 houses, 3 businesses (“more than half” the businesses downtown, said Schneider), Best business: Attitudes in Dance; Traditional: Kevin and Barb Kiene; and Griswold (re: Christmas Vacation): Kari Kiene (second year in a row; Meinders- ‘I can see where the prize money from last year went.’) Enter into contract with MMS: #1-prepare a storm sewer pipe inventory for the city of Riverside: 5-0; #2- to prepare a capital improvement plan over 3-5 years for the city of Riverside not to exceed $26500, 5-0. The council decided to hold off on the payment of Hart-Frederick bills until they receive their documents from the company, 5-0. **It was stated by City Clerk Lory Young that City Attorney Bill Sueppel had attempted to contact Hart-Frederick regarding this issue, and Rogerson said Sueppel sent them a letter, but no response was received from the firmWIN_20141216_075445 (2) Hall Park Concession Stand: Kevin McCreedy of McCreedy-Ruth Construction spoke on the change orders. Change order 1, “decreas[ing] the amount of the contract by $9500,” 5-0; change order 2 (new sanitary sewer), “increas[ing] the amount of the contract by $1976,” 5-0; change order 3 , “increase[ing] the amount of the contract by $2215.” Schneider said he is not necessarily in approval of this because he felt they had time to catch this; 4-1, Schneider dissented; change order 4, “increas[ing] the amount of the contract by $214,” 5-0; pay estimate 1 $16499.51, 5-0. Extension of Terrus Realty Contract for the eastside commercial property, 5-0. Draft of web site link policy was approved, 5-0. Requests that don’t meet the guidelines would have to be approved by the council. The next city council meeting will be at 6:30 on January 5, 2015.  

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Sex Offender Notification

12/15/2014  4:23 SEX OFFENDER 14105421

Location: RIVERSIDE, IA  52327

Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

SEX OFFENDER REGISTERED. || NAM/MILLER,PERRY BRUCE ADR/1375 TULIP AVE, #10 RIVERSIDE DOB/19580516

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12/15/2014 Wash Co. Sheriff Report

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12/8/2014 . 7:33 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT 1410335
Location: RIVERSIDE, IA  52327
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office :
CALLER REPORTS HITTING A DEER HIGHWAY 218 NORTHBOUND NEAR THE HIGHLAND SCHOOL TURNOFF.  Vehicle IS DRIVEABLE.  CALLER WAS ADVISED TO FILL OUT A STATE ACCIDENT REPORT IF THE DAMAGE IS OVER $1500 DAMAGE.

12/8/2014   13:06 ALL OTHER OFFENSES 1410342
Location: RIVERSIDE, IA  52327
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office :
MISPLACED HER PURSE AND CELL PHONE  || 92-8 ADVISED A NEIGHBOR LOCATED THE ITEMS AT HER RESIDENCE

12/8/2014  17:03 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT  1410348
Location: RIVERSIDE, IA  52327
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office
REPORTS HITTING A DEER JUST SOUTH OF THE ENGLISH RIVER BRIDGE ON VINE AVE. DEER ROLLED INTO THE DITCH. VEHICLE IS DRIVABLE. BELIEVE THERE WILL BE OVER $1500 DAMAGE. CALLER WAS ADVISED TO FILL OUT A STATE ACCIDENT REPORT. DOCUMENTATION.

12/8/2014  17:50 ALL OTHER THEFT 1410349
Location: AINSWORTH, IA  52201
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office Location:
REPORTS A TRAIL CAM STOLEN FROM THE PROPERTY. BRAND/STEALTH CAM.
SPOKE WITH THE CALLER. NO SUSPECTS.  DOCUMENTATION.
SUBJECT CALLED BACK AT 1825 HRS TO ADVISE THAT HE LOCATED THE TRAIL CAM. NO PROBLEM.

12/11/2014  20:24 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT 1410437
Location: AINSWORTH, IA  52201
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office
CALLER REPORTS HITTING A DEER ON HIGHWAY 218 SB NEAR MILEMARKER 66.  NO INJURIES AND THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEABLE.  92-19 WAS ADVISED. CALLER WAS ADVISED TO FILL OUT A STATE ACCIDENT REPORT IF THE DAMAGE IS OVER $1500.
12/11/2014   20:22 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT 1410438
Location: RIVERSIDE, IA  52327
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office
CAR VS DEER ACCIDENT, NO INJURIES IN FRONT OF 3210 HWY 22.  ||  Driver from LONE TREE.  OVER $1500.00 DAMAGE. ADVISED TO FILL OUT STATE ACCIDENT REPORT
12/11/2014  20:24 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT 1410437
Location: AINSWORTH, IA  52201
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office
CALLER REPORTS HITTING A DEER ON HIGHWAY 218 SB NEAR MILEMARKER 66.  NO INJURIES AND THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEABLE.  92-19 WAS ADVISED. CALLER WAS ADVISED TO FILL OUT A STATE ACCIDENT REPORT IF THE DAMAGE IS OVER $1500.
12/11/2014  20:22 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT 1410438
Location: RIVERSIDE, IA  52327
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office
CAR VS DEER ACCIDENT, NO INJURIES IN FRONT OF 3210 HWY 22.  ||  Drover from Lone Tree  OVER $1500.00 DAMAGE. ADVISED TO FILL OUT STATE ACCIDENT REPORT.

12/12/2014  9:45 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT 1410452
Location: AINSWORTH, IA  52201
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office
REPORTS A LADY APPEARS TO HAVE HAD A SEIZURE & RAN HER VEHICLE OFF THE ROAD, HITTING A PARKED TRAILER IN A YARD.  AIR BAG HAS DEPLOYED.
ALL UNITS RESPONDED.  AD55 TRANSPORTED SUBJECT TO UIHC, ARRIVING AT 1029 HRS. MOORE^S TOWED THE VEHICLE.  STATE PATROL WILL HANDLE THE ACCIDENT.
12/12/2014  3:29 ALL OTHER OFFENSES 14104712
Location: RIVERSIDE, IA  52327
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office
CALLER REPORTS BEING STUCK IN THE CAR IN THE AUTOMATIC WASH BAY || 92-7 RESPONDED. SUBJECT WAS ABLE TO GET OUT.

12/13/2014  5:42 LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS 14104921
Location: AINSWORTH, IA  52201
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office
REPORTS STOPPING VEHICLE AT VINE AVE & HWY 92, AINSWORTH.
CITED: 46 yo female from Muscatine. OFF/OPEN CONTAINER.

12/13/2014  21:34 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT 1410501
Location: AINSWORTH, IA  52201
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office
CALLER REPORTS HITTING A DEER  ON HIGHWAY 218 NORTHBOUND APPROXIMATELY 1.5 MILES NORTH OF AINSWORTH.  NO INJURIES AND THE DEER IS OFF THE ROADWAY.  THE VEHICLE HAS DAMAGE TO THE FRONT END AND DRIVERS SIDE BUT IS DRIVABLE.  92-9 WAS ADVISED. THE CALLER WAS ADVISED TO FILL OUT A STATE ACCIDENT REPORT IF THE DAMAGE IS OVER $1500.

12/14/2014  20:22 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT 1410524
Location: AINSWORTH, IA  52201
Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office
CALLER REPORTS VEHICLE VS DEER NO INJURIES, VEHICLE IS NOT DRIVEABLE || 92-10 RESPONDED. MOORE^S TOWING ALSO RESPONDED

 

 

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12/15/2014 Council Mtg. Agenda

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Missing Morning Sun Teen

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#Missing – Destiny Desiree Faulkner, age 17, was reported missing from #MORNINGSUN, #IOWA on December 4th, 2014. She was seen the next day in #MUSCATINE, #IA Destiny is 5’3” tall weighs 95 lbs, has blonde hair and blue eyes. She had a black eye as the result of #domesticviolence at the hands of her boyfriend on 12/02/2014 (shown in center photo). Anyone with information on her whereabouts, please contact the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office at (319) 523-4371 Ext. 1 or dial 911.

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