Body of teen recovered from Missouri River


July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say they have recovered the body of a Nebraska teenager who went under while swimming in the Missouri River. Rescuers were called to the scene north of Omaha’s N.P. Dodge Park around 7 p.m. Thursday after someone reported the teen missing in the water.

Omaha authorities say that on Saturday morning, a person in a cabin on the Iowa side of the river spotted a body floating in the water and called 911. Omaha authorities say that because the teen’s body was found on the Iowa side, Council Bluffs authorities have taken over the investigation.

Family members identified the victim as 17-year-old Adrian Boatman, of Omaha. They say Boatman was with an aunt and four other children Thursday when he disappeared in the river just north of NP Dodge Park.

Red Oak man arrested on a felony sex abuse charge


July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say a man was arrested this (Saturday) morning, on a sex abuse charge. 21-year old Wyatt Kane Bailey, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 11:10-a.m. in the 100  block of W. Coolbaugh Street in Red Oak, on a Class-C felony charge of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd degree. Bailey was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Iowa, Nebraska continue to broil in heat wave hitting US

News, Weather

July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Residents in much of Iowa and Nebraska will continue to broil this weekend as a heat wave persists across the U.S. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through late this (Saturday) evening for western, central, and southern Iowa and the eastern half of Nebraska.

Those in the warning areas are urged to stay in air conditioning, drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks from work outside. People are also asked to check on elderly family members.

In Iowa, the weather service predicts the heat index on Saturday could exceed 105 degrees in Des Moines and 102 degrees in Waterloo and Sioux City. In Nebraska, the service says the index will hit 108 degrees in Omaha and 106 degrees in Lincoln.

Strong storms could also hit northern Iowa later today (Saturday).

Saturday Morning Coaches Show 07-23-2016

Podcasts, Sports

July 23rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

A final word on the Atlantic Baseball season with Head Coach Trace Petersen and a recap of Atlantic Softball’s games at the state tournament and their 7th place finish.


(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 7/23/2016

News, Podcasts

July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.


Family Fun in the Kitchen 07-23-2016

Podcasts, Family Fun in the Kitchen

July 23rd, 2016 by Chris Parks

Lavon and Miss NiNi talk about making some unique eats with foil packet meals.


Use heavy duty foil. If you want to eat directly from the packet, maybe even double the foil.

Use enough foil to tightly fold and seal ends and middle.

Make one large meal or individual packets.

Spray the side of the foil where food will be placed with cooking spray before adding food.

Always place meat on the bottom. Add high-moisture veggies like tomatoes and onions.

Cook over bed of coals, not on fire directly. Also good on the grill.

Cooking times depend on how hot the fire is, kind & amount of food in the packet.

Open carefully. It is full of steam.

Ground beef, onions, carrots, potatoes “hobo”meal is common. Try something new.


  • 4 fresh or frozen fish fillets, your choice
  • ½ cup bottled buttermilk salad dressing
  • 2 cups broccoli flowerets
  • 1 red or green pepper cut into strips
  • 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced

Place individual fish fillets on four 12 inch pieces of foil. Spoon 2 tablespoons dressing over each fillet. Surround with ¼ of each vegetable. Seal packets. Place in the oven at 450 degrees or on a hot grill or coals. Cook 20 to 25 minutes for fresh fillets. Add 10 minutes for frozen fillets. Let stand 2 minutes before opening. Makes 4 servings.


(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/23/2016

Podcasts, Sports

July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Chris Parks.



(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 7/23/2016

News, Podcasts

July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson


Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 7/23/16


July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

**Excessive Heat Warning until 7-p.m.**

Today: Scattered showers & thunderstorms this morning; Becoming P/Sunny. High 95. Heat index around 105. S @ 15-20.

Tonight: P/Cldy to cldy w/a slight chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low 71. S-N @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Sunny. High 88. N/NW @ 10-15.

Tom. Night: P/Cldy. Low 66.

Monday: Mo. Sunny. High 87.

Tuesday: P/Sunny. High 89.

Friday’s High in Atlantic was 90. Our Low for the past 24-hours (Ending at 7-a.m. today) was 77. Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 85 and the low was 60. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 105 in 1901. The Record Low was 45 in 1904 & 1956.

JAN DAVITT, 74, of Harlan (Svcs. 7/26/16)


July 23rd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

JAN DAVITT, 74, of Harlan, died Friday, July 22nd, in Omaha, NE. A Mass of Christian Burial for JAN DAVITT will be held 10:30-a.m. Tue., July 26th, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, in Harlan. Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Friends may call from 3-until 8-p.m. Monday, July 25th, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Harlan, where a Wake service begins at 7-p.m., Monday.

Burial will be in the Harlan Cemetery.

JAN DAVITT is survived by:

Her husband – Pat Davitt, of Harlan.

Her  daughters – Kim (John) Schmitz, of Iowa City; Lisa (Todd) Shaw, of Ankeny; Rachelle (Jeff) Goeser, of Davenport, & Theresa (Jim) Kranz, of Harvard, MA.

Her sister – Rosemary Ziskind, of Falls Church, VA.

Her brothers – Glen (Linda) Phillips, of Raleigh, NC., & Dave (Sharon) Phillips, of Bettendorf.

9 grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.