Dispatch News – English Daily http://english-daily.com/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 23:03:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://english-daily.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/default2.png Dispatch News – English Daily http://english-daily.com/ 32 32 EXPEDITION OFFICE – Eureka Springs Police Department, September 20-26, 2022 https://english-daily.com/expedition-office-eureka-springs-police-department-september-20-26-2022/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 23:00:55 +0000 https://english-daily.com/expedition-office-eureka-springs-police-department-september-20-26-2022/

A list of incident reports from the Eureka Springs Police Department:


■00:34 am — An officer discovered an open door in a company, but everything went well.

■12:26 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from an erratic driver.

■3:30 p.m. — Officers received a call from two people who were arguing, but were unable to make contact.

■5:05 p.m. — Officers responded to an accident and made a report.

■9:07 p.m. — An officer responded to a noise complaint.


■12:41 a.m. — Officers responded to an alarm call at a business. On arrival everything was secure and balloons were seen moving inside the building.

■3:27 a.m. — An officer responded to a call from a suspicious vehicle, but was unable to locate it.

■8:45 a.m. — An officer responded to a call from dogs locked in a vehicle, but all left OK.

■10:16 a.m. — An officer responded to a call from a truck blocking traffic.

■10:37 a.m. — An officer responded to a business in reference to a call for a lost weapon, which was later found, and a report was made.

■12:26 p.m. — An officer responded to a call from a stuck vehicle blocking traffic.

■4:31 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from a suspicious vehicle.

■5:42 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from someone stealing items and, upon arrival, broke in.

■7:45 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from two people who were fighting, but were unable to locate the individuals.

■9:26 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from someone threatening people, but were unable to make contact.

■9:30 p.m. — An officer responded to a call from someone possibly using counterfeit money at a business, but all went well.

■9:48 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from someone threatening to kill someone.


■9:47 a.m. — Officers responded to a call about a dispute between a building employee and a resident.

■1:15 p.m. — Officers responded to a troubling donation call at a local store. Officers determined the donation was strange, but not criminal.


■00:14 a.m. — An officer carried out a traffic stop which led to an arrest.

■10:09 a.m. — An officer responded to a call from a person staying at a local lodging facility without permission. The call resulted in an arrest for breaking and entering.

■4:02 p.m. — Officers responded to a multi-vehicle accident and filed a report.

■11:48 p.m. — An officer was dispatched to a local lodge in reference to two intoxicated individuals.


■6:32 p.m. — Officers responded to a call about a single-vehicle accident, but the driver was able to free the vehicle before officers arrived.

■6:50 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from a suspicious person, but all went well.

■7:46 p.m. — An officer responded to a company with reference to a possible threat.

■8:15 p.m. — Officers responded to an accident involving two vehicles in a parking lot and made a report.


■1:06 a.m. — An officer carried out a traffic stop which led to an arrest.

■8:57 a.m. — Officers responded to a call regarding a possible domestic situation.

■12:41 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from a person on a motorcycle throwing a bottle at a vehicle, but were unable to locate the motorcycle.

■2:01 p.m. — An officer responded to a hit-and-run call and made a report.


■12:05 a.m. — Officers responded to a call from a person reporting hearing voices outside their front door but were unable to locate anything.

■1:29 a.m. — Agents responded to a call from someone asking for an agent because they just needed someone to talk to. Everything is OK.

Overabundant Send: Notes on Northwest Foods, Hop Harvesting, and Oregon’s Oldest Beer https://english-daily.com/overabundant-send-notes-on-northwest-foods-hop-harvesting-and-oregons-oldest-beer/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 13:01:35 +0000 https://english-daily.com/overabundant-send-notes-on-northwest-foods-hop-harvesting-and-oregons-oldest-beer/

Editor’s note: The OPB Video Series”overabundantexplores the stories behind Pacific Northwest foods. We are now applying the same guiding principles to a new platform: email. We tapped food writer Heather Arndt Anderson, a Portland-based food historian and botanist, to highlight different aspects of the region’s food ecosystem each week. Read below to get a taste of Friday’s newsletter, where Arndt Anderson explores the history of hops and beer in the North West.

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Aw, nuts: Oregon hazelnuts drive prices down. It was a perfect storm of unfortunate events for Oregon hazelnut growers. This year’s harvest has been good to excellent, but Turkey (the world’s largest hazelnut producer) has had an incredible year for hazelnuts, flooding the global market with a 20% increase in supply and a drop in price. . But look on the bright side, filbert fans: shipping complications in China (a big consumer of Oregon hazelnuts) mean more of our local product stays put.

Backyard hens are looking pretty damn weird right now. If you leave your backyard hens on a natural laying cycle rather than keeping lights in their coop, you’ve probably noticed that they start to slow on eggs at this time of year when the hours of light slowly diminish towards winter. Some hens take this opportunity to drop their old feathers or moult, as they can use this egg energy to grow fresh feathers instead. If you keep chickens, now is a good time to give them some extra protein, or if you’re a home brewer, you can give them your spent grains.

More seaweed farms could be on the horizon. Tom Banse reports that the Pacific Northwest could soon see a huge jump in the number of seaweed farms – double or even triple the current number if permits go smoothly. Like growing mussels and oysters, growing kelp can improve water quality. According to a 2019 study published in PLOS ONE, shellfish and algae aquaculture can deacidify seawater, increase habitat for aquatic organisms and ultimately benefit fish stocks.

You must love a harvest festival – a time to celebrate bounty and revel in (super)abundance. The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival took place a few weeks ago, and the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot is fast approaching. Mt. Angel residents may have packed their Oktoberfest attire for the year, but here in the Pacific Northwest, the hop harvest is just getting started. Today, Oregon and Washington produce more hops than anywhere else in the world. Heck, you probably have a neighbor who grows some, if they’re not in your own yard.

People picking hops in an image of unknown origins. Hops have been grown in the Willamette Valley for over a century.

Unknown / Volgagermansportland

Although we always tend to associate hops with the Germans, the history of growing and harvesting hops in the Willamette Valley is intertwined with the stories of multicultural laborers who helped grow and harvest the plants. Harvesting hops is treacherous work – the vines (known as hop vines) are covered in tiny thorns that look like velcro of razor wire – and it all has to be done at the same time as the hops ripen. , before the rains spoil the harvest. Prior to the mid-20th century, finding enough labor was always a challenge, and farmers typically turned to seasonal help to complete the task.

Lots of hands make light work, but machines make it even lighter

In September 1928, The Oregonian reported that the Willamette Valley had between 35,000 and 40,000 hop pickers in the fields. Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and indigenous laborers worked alongside white pickers to rush the cones into split trucks, dry them before they were shipped around the world and eventually became beer.

In her excellent documentary Bitter Harvest, filmmaker Ivy Lin chronicles the struggles Chinese hop workers faced while farming the Willamette Valley at the turn of the 20th century. Chinese hop pickers received only 80 cents for every dollar earned by white pickers, and due to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Chinese farmers were not allowed to own property, relying instead on renting of land to grow hops. For more on how Chinese hop workers helped secure Oregon’s place as a beer mecca, read Putsata Reang’s essay (which accompanies Lin’s film) in Oregon Humanities.

People working in a hop farm.

Braceros works in the hop fields of the Pacific Northwest, in an undated image from the Oregon State University archives.

Oregon State University Archives/OPB

During World War II, there was a shortage of agricultural labour, with men and women enlisting in the army or taking better paying jobs in factories. Then-President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which imprisoned more than 125,000 Japanese Americans, including the 4,000 sent from Oregon to the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho. The Bracero program, a labor agreement between the United States and Mexico in 1942, brought in contract workers from Mexico to take up some of the slack. The program ended in 1964, but by the 1950s (a decade before the Bracero program ended), hops were mostly harvested by machines.

Why do we grow so many hops here anyway?

Hops growing on a garage.

Side by side images of growing hops.

Heather Arndt Anderson/OPB

It bears repeating that Oregon’s geographic position at (roughly) the 45th parallel, our Mediterranean climate, abundant rainfall, and volcanic soils mean that we can grow many wonderful things to eat and drink. When it comes to beer specifically, we have water, wheat and hops to make it shine. In many ways, beer is a perfect symbol of all that our state has to offer.

In 1805, on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, their hunter John Collins brewed Oregon’s first beer when the camas patties they had purchased on the Columbia began to ferment. (The Corps reported that paired with their breakfast of fish and dog meat, they enjoyed “great beer…which was very good.” Oregon is home to many of the nation’s oldest microbreweries (and our non-alcoholic craft beer and seltzer hop scene is currently thriving), but homebrewing has a long history here too.FH Steinbart in Portland is America’s oldest homebrewing supply store – they even have a had the audacity to open during Prohibition (in Oregon, the dry laws went into effect in 1915), which fits well with our Wild West reputation.

Hops are perhaps best known as a beer bittering agent, but they are also a natural preservative, helping beer stay clear and not mushy. Although India pale ale (IPA) has been around since the 18th century, Northwest hop varieties like Cascade and Chinook have brought IPAs to their modern zenith. Today’s hop brothers sent beer on an ever-upward journey up the IBU mountain, much like how chileheads are always on the lookout for more Scovilles.

Recipe: Cheese-Beer Bread

Sliced ​​bread with butter on it.

Cheese and beer bread.

Heather Arndt Anderson/OPB

What better way to enjoy a crunchy beer than with a slice of warm, cheesy beer bread? You can use any beer you have for this recipe, but we like the flavor of a malty, malty Weissbier here, which balances well with strong cheese.


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces of beer
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • ½ cup grated or diced cheese (old cheddar works well here)


  1. Place a rack in the middle of your oven, preheat to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan. (You can add a strip of parchment in the center if gluing is a problem!)
  2. Whisk together flours, baking powder, sugar, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Pour in the beer and oil or melted butter and mix until combined, then stir in the cheese.
  3. Scrape the thick batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean), then run a knife along the edge of the bread to dislodge it. Carefully unmold onto a wire rack and let cool for 20 minutes before slicing.
Kelowna Fire Department renews dispatch contracts worth nearly $2.3 million – Kelowna News https://english-daily.com/kelowna-fire-department-renews-dispatch-contracts-worth-nearly-2-3-million-kelowna-news/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 19:11:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/kelowna-fire-department-renews-dispatch-contracts-worth-nearly-2-3-million-kelowna-news/

KFD renews shipment

The Kelowna Fire Department will continue to provide dispatch services for three outside governments.

The fire department has renewed agreements with the City of Vernon, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and the Okanagan Indian Band to provide these services for the next five years.

Fire Chief Travis Whiting said the agreements replace previous five-year contracts that are due to expire at the end of the year.

The fire department will receive $2.285 million from the three governments over the term of the agreements, which expire at the end of 2027.

Vernon will pay $1.318 million, RDKB $863,000 and OKIB $104,000 over five years.

The department also renewed agreements to provide both dispatch and regional rescue service, including high-rise, ice and swift-water rescue, to the Central Okanagan Regional District.

The Kelowna Fire Department provides dispatch services for several Southern Interior cities and regional districts.

With the implementation of Next Generation 911 (NG911) on the horizon Whiting, in response to a question from Coun. Gail Given said the department was working on the eventual transition to the new system.

“There is going to be a significant investment required over the next few years when NG911 finally lands. However, we are in very good financial health under our capital replacement program, so we have already forecasted these costs over the next 10 next few years and we don’t see any additional impact,” Whiting said.

“That’s one of the things we’re pretty proud of with our center is that we made sure we put money aside and stayed ahead of the forecasted demand for NG911.”

Huntington City Council to review collective agreements | New https://english-daily.com/huntington-city-council-to-review-collective-agreements-new/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 04:05:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/huntington-city-council-to-review-collective-agreements-new/

Area Girls Tennis: Patriots Stay Perfect in Mid-State – Brainerd Dispatch https://english-daily.com/area-girls-tennis-patriots-stay-perfect-in-mid-state-brainerd-dispatch/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 02:35:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/area-girls-tennis-patriots-stay-perfect-in-mid-state-brainerd-dispatch/

PEQUOT LAKES – Carlie Eggert and Nikki Crocker fought back from a second-set loss to claim a 6-2, 2-6 10-6 victory at No. 3 in doubles as Pequot Lakes moved past No. 8 in the class 1A ranked Staples-Motley 5-2 Thursday, Sept. 22.

Payton Mudgett and Ellie Ouradnick both had singles wins for Pequot.

Lauren Rutten and Ronnie Noska earned both SM wins in the Mid-State Conference matchup.

Pequot Lakes 5, Staples-Motley 2

No. 1: Lauren Rutten (SM) def. Quinn Trottier 6-0, 6-4

No. 2: Ronnie Noska (SM) def. Allyson Yahn 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

No. 3: Payton Mudgett (PL) def. Georgia Krutchten 7-5, 6-2

N°4: Ellie Ouradnick (PL) beats. Elizabeth Digiovanni 7-5, 6-3

No. 1: Kelbee Lampi-Aubrey Wiczek (PL) defeated. Amy Rollins Kenzie Erickson 6-4, 6-1

N°2: Eva Mumm-Kessa Eggert (pl) beats. Corinne Olson-Madison Perius 6-3, 6-3

No. 3: Carlie Eggert-Nikki Crocker (PL) defeated. Heide Zimmerman-Jaida Holst 6-2, 2-6, 10-6

Conference: PL 4-0. Overall: PL 15-6. Next: Pequot Lakes in Chisago Invite 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; Staples-Motley in Litchfield at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 24.

Crosby Ironon 6, Reed 1

CROSBY — Mary Fleming and Tori Oehrlein each lost just one game as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers swept the singles matches to defeat Roseau 6-1 on Thursday, September 22.

Margaret Silgen and Brooke Johnson took the other singles victories for CI, which saw Emma Silgen-Lucy Lewandowski and Lilli Young-Maria Smith win their doubles matches.

N°1: Tori Oehrlein (CI) beats. Emma Johnson 6-1, 6-0

No. 2: Margaret Silgen (CI) defeated. Kylie Winkler 6-2, 6-0

No. 3: Brooke Johnson (CI) beats. Quinn Kruger 6-2, 6-0

No. 4: Mary Fleming (CI) def. Ava Holmgren 6-0, 6-1

No. 1: Jessie Danielson-Erin Brandt (Ro) def. Sydney Jones-Monica Fleming 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2

N°2: Emma Silgen-Lucy Lewandowski (CI) beats. Ava Hass-Karli Wensloff 6-3, 6-3

No. 3: Lilli Young-Maria Smith (CI) defeated. Lindsey Vistad – Bryn Wilson 6-1, 6-4

Next: Crosby-Ironton at Cloquet 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27.

LONG PRAIRIE – Claire Kappahan won her No. 4 singles match without losing a game as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines defeated the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder 7-0 on Thursday, September 22.

Kayla Meeks and Cadie Leeseberg also won their No. 2 doubles match by the score of 6-0, 6-0 while Katie Fiemeyer and Anna Fiemeyer earned a 6-0, 6-1 doubles No. 1 victory for the Wolverines.

No. 1: Libby Hartman (WDC) def. Zoe Johnson 6-1, 7-5

No. 2: Kaylee Endres (WDC) def. Amanda Berscheit 6-2, 6-3

No. 3: Charli Snyder (WDC) defeated. Kylie Kraska 6-3, 6-0

N°4: Claire Kappahn (WDC) beats. Elizabeth Bitz 6-0, 6-0

No. 1: Katie Fiemeyer-Anna Fiemeyer (WDC) def. Ruby Mullner-Kaedin Beach 6-0, 6-1

No. 2: Kayla Meeks-Cadie Leeseberg (WDC) defeated. Maria Rodriguez-Jaceline Hernandez 6-0, 6-0

N°3: Geneviève Pinnella-Chloe Leeseberg (WDC) defeated. Brynlee Ostendorf-Reagan Larsen 6-2, 6-0

Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Pequot Lakes at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 27.

Pine City 7, Little Falls 0LITTLE FALLS — The Little Falls Flyers suffered their first Granite Ridge Conference loss to the No. 3 ranked Class 1A Pine City Dragons on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Pine City 7, Little Fall 0

No. 1: Ella Sell (PC) defeated. Claire Kimman 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Addie Sell (PC) def. Alexis Nelson 6-0, 6-0

No. 3: Brooke Boland (PC) def. Elise Bollou 6-1, 6-2

No. 4: Lily Struss (PC) defeated. Myla Ballou 6-1, 6-3

No. 1: Sophie Lahti-Allison Unverzag (PC) defeated. Beth Ahlin-Julia Vetsch 6-1, 6-0

N°2: Claire Emmans-Malia Milcyska (PC) defeated. Ashley Hagen-Hailey McDuffe 6-1, 6-3

No. 3: Brenna Younghaven-Lena Roubineh (PC) def. Jenna Athman-Korrin Gwost 6-3, 6-2

Next: Little Falls at Mora 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 27.

FOLEY — Madi Lehrer outlasted Foley’s Adelyn Rudnitski for a three-set victory in third place singles for the Aitkin Gobblers in a 5-2 Granite Ridge Conference loss to the Falcons on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Macy Paulbeck secured Aitkin’s other win with a straight-sets win at second in the singles.

N°1: Amie Vanderwegst (F) beats. Breanna Hines 7-6 (4), 6-3

No. 2: Macy Paulbeck (A) beats. Natalie Hanks 6-2, 6-3

No. 3: Madi Lehrer (A) beats. Adelyn Rudnitsky 6-0, 0-6, 6-4

No. 4: Amanna Greenwaldt (F) beats. Grace Hanson 6-0, 6-0

No. 1: Henley Wruck-Anna Dahlstrom (F) def. Sam Much-Charlee Genz 6-2, 6-1

No. 2: Maddie Jacobson-Emily Rahm (F) def. Kennedy Jorgenson-Peyton Perrine 6-0, 6-0

No. 3: Kassidy Beack-Megan Celinski (F) def. Addison Steffens-Maelie Kazmerzak 6-1, 6-1

Conference: At 0-4. Overall: At 2-12. Next: Aitkin hosts Mora at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, September 26.

Girls Swimming and Diving: Flyers Fly Over the Eagles – Brainerd Dispatch https://english-daily.com/girls-swimming-and-diving-flyers-fly-over-the-eagles-brainerd-dispatch/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 02:05:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/girls-swimming-and-diving-flyers-fly-over-the-eagles-brainerd-dispatch/

ST. CLOUD – Kendra Couture and Ella Rausch each won two individual events and teamed with Berit Gustafson and Jayda Alholm to win the 200-yard freestyle relay and lead the Little Falls Flyers to a 103-83 victory over the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles Tuesday, September 20.

Couture won the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Rauch won the 50 and 500 freestyles.

Grace Grimsley won the diving competition and Alholm took first place in 1:00.53 in the 100 freestyle.

Little Falls 103, St. Cloud Apollo 83

Relay 200 QN: 1-St. Cloud Apollo 2:06.71, 2-Little Falls (Berit Gustafson, Sarah Wolbeck, Elizabeth Rudolph, Abi Nagorski) 2:14.5; 4-Little Falls (Isabelle Larsen, Sabina Moe, Walker Johnson, Stella Moe) 2:28.46, 5-Little Falls (Alicia Holtz, Katie Rudolph, Ellie Larsen, Maya St. George) 2:41.11

200 free: 1-Kendra Couture (PG) 2:20, 3-Grace Kludt (PG) 2:29.46, 6-Alicia Holtz (PG) 2:52.32

200 IM: 1-Gabriella Barthel (SCA) 2:38.76, 2-Wolbeck 2:44.05, 4-Sabina Moe 2:53.24, 5-Johnson 3:01.76

50 free: 1-Ella Rausch (LF) 26.85, 2-Jayda Alholm (LF) 27.47, 5-Elizabeth Rudolph 29.25

Diving: 1-Grace Grimsley (LF) 177.8, 3-Gretta Grimsley (FL) 165.45

100 butterfly: 1-Couture 1:13.87, 3-Rudolph 1:18.37

100 free: 1-Alholm 1:00.53, 3-Kludt 1:06.13, 4-Nagorski 1:07.43

500m free: 1-Rausch 5:52.28, 3-Larsen 7:09.6

200 freestyle relay: 1-Little Falls (Rausch, Couture, Gustafson, Alholm) 1:53.08; 3-Little Falls (Sabina Moe, Kludt, Stella Moe, Nora Dalen) 2:06.24, 4-Little Falls (Rudolph, Holtz, Catlin, Johnson) 2:12.19

100 backstroke: 1-Kathryn Weitzel (SCA) 1:15.38, 3-Holtz 1:26.07, 4-Ellie Larsen 1:27.22, 5-Isabelle Larsen 1:35.23

100 breaststroke: 1-Breanna Boucher (SCA) 1:17.64, 2-Wolbeck 1:22.43, 3-Sabina Moe 1:23.67, 4-Nagorski 1:28.56

400m freestyle relay: 1-Apollo 4:15.72, 2-Little Falls (Kludt, Wolbeck, Larsen, Nagorski) 4:38.55; 3-Little Falls (Stella Moe, St. George, Catlin, Cecily Moe) 4:52.74

Next: Little Falls hosts Foley at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

Saturday’s storm brings hail and heavy rain to the Lake District – Brainerd Dispatch https://english-daily.com/saturdays-storm-brings-hail-and-heavy-rain-to-the-lake-district-brainerd-dispatch/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 01:39:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/saturdays-storm-brings-hail-and-heavy-rain-to-the-lake-district-brainerd-dispatch/

BRAINERD – Hail measuring up to an inch in diameter near Lake Shore and heavy rain accompanied a thunderstorm Saturday evening, September 17, as it moved through the Brainerd Lakes area.

Weather watchers offered several reports of hail in the area, much of it concentrated in the Nisswa/Pequot Lakes areas to the north. Localized rainfall totals ranging from 1.85 inches about 3 miles north of Pequot to 2.96 inches just north of Nisswa were also recorded, according to reports collected by the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS.

“We had showers and thunderstorms that developed west of the area towards Fergus Falls through the Bemidji area, and these moved east in the evening into the Brainerd Lakes area. “, said Kevin Huyck, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, during a telephone interview Sunday.

Large hail, damaging winds and a small chance of tornadoes are possible with any severe storms developing, the National Weather Service warned Friday afternoon.

“Some of these storms appeared to be capable of producing large hail, and there was potential for wind damage as well, so those were things we were paying close attention to as the storms developed. “, said Huyck on Sunday.

The Duluth National Weather Service issued six severe thunderstorm warnings, focusing primarily on the threat of hail and wind, leading to Saturday’s thunderstorms in the area.

“There was enough twist in the atmosphere where we were also concerned about tornadoes,” Huyck said. “And several of those storms, particularly in the Pequot and Brainerd lakes area in the southern part of Cass County, showed evidence of rotation on radar.”

Huyck said the National Weather Service in Duluth received a few reports and photographs of funnel clouds, but no reports of actual tornado touchdowns.

Beyond the one-inch-diameter hail reported at 8:20 p.m. in Lake Shore, other observers reported 0.75-inch hail at Pequot Lakes and 0.25-inch hail at Breezy Point, Jenkins , Crosslake and near Swanburg following the storm.

“We have received no weather-related calls, no damage that we are aware of,” Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Cronquist said Sunday. “I mean there are a few trees, but that’s normal, so no reports of damage or flooding from our end.”

According to the National Weather Service in Duluth, heavy rains over the past few days have caused river levels to rise, pools of water in low-lying areas and minor washouts.

“The fact that there were fewer storms meant that the risk of flash flooding ended up being lower than we expected, and so we didn’t hear any reports of flooding,” Huyck said. .

Huyck said he’s seen reports of rain accumulation ranging from 0.75 inches to 2 inches in some places since thunderstorms on Saturday.

“The most intense parts of the thunderstorms were relatively narrow, and so if a person was directly below one of these thunderstorms, they might see higher precipitation,” Huyck said. “But on the fringe, the storms weren’t as intense and the rainfall wasn’t as intense.”

Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport has so far recorded 0.97 inches of total rainfall accumulation for the month of September, which was just below the monthly normal of 1.5 inches.

“The severe thunderstorm warnings we issued last night (Saturday) which would have included the Pequot Lakes area mentioned a risk of hail of 1 inch to inch and a half or the size of a ping pong ball” , Huyck said.

Overnight rain totals

  • 2.96 inches of precipitation, 1.9 miles north of Nisswa.
  • 2.25 inches, 1.8 miles south of Breezy Point.
  • 2.16 inches, 2.6 miles ESE of Pequot Lakes.
  • 1.96 inches, 0.9 miles west-northwest of Breezy Point.
  • 1.86 inches, 1.2 miles northeast of Breezy Point.
  • 1.35 inches, 6.1 miles northwest of Trommald.
  • 1.03 inches, 8.4 miles northwest of Aitkin.
  • 0.63 inch, 1.8 miles east-northeast of Lake Shore.
  • 0.54 inches, 4.2 miles east-northeast of Nisswa.
  • 0.5 inches, 2.8 miles south-southeast of Ironton.

Source: Community Collaboration Network on Rain, Hail and Snow.

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Indiana Court of Appeals Transfers Celadon Case to Delaware https://english-daily.com/indiana-court-of-appeals-transfers-celadon-case-to-delaware/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 16:12:20 +0000 https://english-daily.com/indiana-court-of-appeals-transfers-celadon-case-to-delaware/

The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed a decision against four former Celadon executives sued by TA Dispatch LLC, which must now refile its case in Delaware.

In March 2021, TA Dispatch sued four former Celadon Group executives, including CEO Paul Svindland, after a 2019 deal to buy Celadon assets fell through. Indianapolis-headquartered Celadon filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2019.

Ensley, Alabama-based TA Dispatch’s lawsuit, filed in Marion County, Indiana Superior Court, claimed former Celadon executives were personally liable for the alleged breach of contract. Named in the suit were Svindland; Kathryn Wouters, former Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Celadon; Chase Welsh, vice president of risk management; and Jon Russell, President and COO.

TA Dispatch is seeking punitive damages to be determined by a jury.

Defendants’ attorneys used a forum selection clause in the 2019 purchase agreement between Celadon and TA Dispatch to try to dismiss the lawsuit or change the venue of the court.

This clause would have stated that the parties had agreed that in any legal dispute regarding the purchase agreement, the matter would be heard in federal or state court in Delaware.

In January, Hamilton County, Indiana, Superior Judge Jonathan Brown denied the defendants’ motion to have the case dismissed or moved to Delaware.

The former Celadon executives then turned to the Indiana Court of Appeals, which ruled on Monday to overturn Brown’s decision and instructed the trial court to grant the motion without prejudice so that TA Dispatch can file the case again in Delaware.

TA Dispatch attorneys did not immediately return FreightWaves’ request for comment.

In 2019, TA Dispatch filed a $6.2 million lawsuit against the carrier six days before Celadon officials announced the company had filed for bankruptcy. This matter was resolved as part of the Celadon Chapter 11 settlement.

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Judge splits sheriff’s ranch between Palmer County Home https://english-daily.com/judge-splits-sheriffs-ranch-between-palmer-county-home/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 18:34:38 +0000 https://english-daily.com/judge-splits-sheriffs-ranch-between-palmer-county-home/
Rodney Faver

A chancery judge’s order issued Monday effectively divides ownership of the Mississippi Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch between Lowndes County and the Palmer Home for Children.

The order settles a legal dispute between the two parties that arose last year when the county asserted that the nonprofit foster family’s lease on the property was void.

The site will be divided into two parts, as ordered by Chancery Judge Rodney Faver, the extent of which will be determined after a legal description has been developed. Ownership of the larger of these two rooms will revert to Lowndes County, although the Palmer household will have access to it for 30 days “…for the purpose of removing any personal property or equipment.”

This property will be “fully released from the terms of the 1977 lease”, Faver ordered.

Faver also ordered the two parties to draw up a new lease agreement for the rest of the site, but he included some guidelines. The Palmer Home will pay $1 per acre per year for the amount of land it sits on and, within 12 months of approval of the new lease, must “commence operations for the benefit of children” on the site.

The Palmer Home is free to partner with other organizations to provide these services, but Faver ordered that the site “…be used as a residential setting for disadvantaged, abused or neglected children or children in similar situations “.

Once those operations begin, if Palmer Home stops actively using the site for 60 days, it will revert to the county, Faver ordered.

The main term of the lease will be 25 years, Faver ordered. If Palmer Home fails to comply with the terms of the lease, the lease “…shall be absolutely null and void.”

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors sued Palmer Home, a residential facility for foster children, over the 99-year lease of the property, which covers approximately 320 acres off Motley Road. Beginning in 1977, the Mississippi Boys and Girls Ranch paid $1 a year to operate there.

The Palmer Home took it over in 2005 but hasn’t held children’s programming there since 2019 — the same year the organization moved its main operations from a Columbus campus to Hernando.

The county argued that Palmer Home lost the lease when the site ceased to be used for children, which was a key requirement of the original agreement. He also argued that the property had fallen into disrepair while under Palmer Home’s watch.

Under the new order, Palmer Home will also be required to “…place the property in the same or better condition in which Palmer Home received it” and maintain the site in “good and leaseable condition.” .

Palmer Home’s Board of Supervisors and Board of Directors were given 21 days to approve the judge’s temporary order.

Drake Bassett, president and CEO of Palmer Home, was cautious, but optimistic, in his comments to The Dispatch on Tuesday afternoon.

Drake Bassette

“We are working on a resolution that will be mutually beneficial for the county, as well as Palmer Home,” he said. “The finalized details have yet to be worked out, but there is a greater level of collaboration.”

Bassett said he believed the issue would be resolved “within the next few weeks.”

He would not comment on what Palmer Home planned to do with the site.

“We had to put some things aside, and we’ll have to restart those plans and those conversations,” he said.

He also wouldn’t comment on the size of the land Palmer Home will eventually lease.

“I’ll leave it at that for now until I have confirmation from the county and the judge,” he said. “Right now, we don’t really know.”

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Supervisory board chairman Trip Hairston declined to comment because he sits on both the board of supervisors and the Palmer Home’s board of directors.

“I was out of the loop,” he said. “When this issue arises in either place, I have to recuse myself and physically leave the room.”

Hairston referred The Dispatch to County Attorney Tim Hudson, who did not return a call until press time.

Brian Jones is the local government reporter for Columbus and Lowndes County.

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Education: SHS names 2022 reunion court https://english-daily.com/education-shs-names-2022-reunion-court/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 15:57:17 +0000 https://english-daily.com/education-shs-names-2022-reunion-court/

Starkville High School students celebrated their homecoming all last week and ended the week before the game with the homecoming court nomination, including the king and queen nomination. Indya Sparks was named SHS Comeback Queen, and Chris Hayes was named SHS Comeback King on Friday at the Greensboro Center.

The reunion court was made up of maids and beaus from freshman to upperclasses.

The main maids were Kristen Bowen, Jada Harris, Madison Harris, Jersey Hendrix, Je’neicia Hill, and Indya Sparks. The handsome seniors were Ashton Bogard, Hunter Bragg, Brayden Carpenter, Chris Hayes, Daejon Johnson and Connor Rogers.

The junior maids were Amiyah Baker, Makeelie Cummings, Victoria Espino, Kamarys Pearson-McCarter and Kaileigh Smith. The handsome juniors were Travion Guy, Jeremiah Johnson, Jonathan Morris, Ty’Darian Rogers and Jordan Young.

The sophomore girls were Paris Clark, Zariyah Edwards, Carrington “Alex” Jones, and Jocelyn Randle. The sophomore in-laws were Keylon Mays-Moore, Brodie Rice, Cedric Tate and Zach Wilson.

The freshman girls were Kharmin Harris, Ingrid Oliva and Malia Tate. The freshmen were Cedric Blair, Tylan Calvert and Jaden Tate.

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