KENNETH F. OSBORN, 71, of Treynor (Svcs. 10/26/17)

Obituaries

October 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

KENNETH FLOYD OSBORN, 71, of Treynor, died Sunday, Oct. 22nd, at CHI Health, in Council Bluffs. Funeral services for KENNETH OSBORN will be held 10-a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26th, at the Loess Hills Funeral Home, in Carson.

Visitation at the funeral home will be on Wednesday, Oct. 25th, from 6-until 8-p.m.

Burial will be in the Carson Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Treynor Fire and Rescue.

Final Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 10/23/2017

Sports

October 23rd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Class 4A
1. Iowa City West (9-0), LW #1 vs CR Washington
2. Dowling Catholic (8-1), LW #2 @ Urbandale
3. WDM Valley (8-1), LW #3 vs Lewis Central
4. Bettendorf (8-1), LW #4 vs Pleasant Valley
5. Cedar Rapids Prairie (8-1), LW #5 vs #7 Cedar Falls @ Wartburg
6. Johnston (8-1), LW #6 vs #9 S.E. Polk
7. Cedar Falls (8-1), LW #7 vs #5 CR Prairie @ Wartburg
8. North Scott (8-1), LW #8 vs Davenport Central
9. S.E. Polk (6-3), LW #9 @ #6 Johnston
10.Ankeny Centennial (7-2), LW #10 vs Waukee

Class 3A
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (9-0), LW #1 vs Oskaloosa
2. Solon (9-0), LW #2 vs Decorah
3. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (9-0), LW #3 vs Glenwood
4. Dallas Center-Grimes (9-0), LW #4 vs #10 Carlisle
5. Pella (8-1), LW #5 vs #7 Webster City
6. Harlan (8-1), LW #6 vs Sioux City Heelan
7. Webster City (8-1), LW #7 @ #5 Pella
8. Waverly-Shell Rock (8-1), LW #8 @ West Delaware
9. Davenport Assumption (7-2), LW #9 vs Washington
10.Carlisle (8-1), LW #10 @ #4 Dallas Center-Grimes

Class 2A
1. Cascade (9-0), LW #1 vs West Liberty
2. Mount Vernon (8-1), LW #2 vs Centerville
3. Waukon (8-1), LW #3 @ #9 Clear Lake
4. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (8-1), LW #4 vs Carroll Kuemper
5. South Central Calhoun (8-1), LW #7 vs Sioux Center
6. PCM (Monroe) (8-1), LW #8 vs Williamsburg
7. New Hampton (8-1), LW (X) vs Dike-New Hartford
8. Aplington-Parkersburg (8-1), LW #10 vs #10 Union
9. Clear Lake (7-2), LW #5 vs #3 Waukon
10.Union (LaPorte City) (6-3), LW #9 @ #8 Aplington-Parkersburg

Class 1A
1. West Lyon (9-0), LW #1 vs IKM-Manning
2. Pella Christian (9-0), LW #2 vs Sigourney-Keota
3. Van Meter (9-0), LW #3 vs Belmond-Klemme
4. Iowa City Regina (7-2), LW #4 vs South Winneshiek
5. West Branch (9-0), LW #6 vs Pleasantville
6. Western Christian (Hull) (7-2), LW #7 @ #10 AHSTW
7. Bellevue (8-1), LW #8 vs Wilton
8. Denver (8-1), LW #9 vs #9 South Hamilton
9. South Hamilton (8-1), LW (X) @ #8 Denver
10. AHSTW (Avoca) (8-1), LW #5 vs #6 Western Christian

Class A
1. Lynnville-Sully (8-0), LW #1 vs New London
2. West Sioux (9-0), LW #2 vs Sioux Central
3. Hudson (9-0), LW #3 vs Pekin
4. Algona Garrigan (9-0), LW #4 vs West Hancock
5. Wapsie Valley (9-0), LW #5 vs #9 Gladbrook-Reinbeck
6. Saint Ansgar (9-0), LW #6 vs #10 East Buchanan
7. Southwest Valley (9-0), LW #7 vs LeMars Gehlen
8. Council Bluffs St. Albert (8-1), LW #8 vs Westwood
9. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (8-1), LW #9 @ #5 Wapsie Valley
10.East Buchanan (8-1), LW #10 @ #6 Saint Ansgar

8-Man
1. Don Bosco (9-0), LW #1 vs Moravia
2. Audubon (9-0), LW #2 vs #5 Newell-Fonda
3. Remsen St. Mary’s (9-0), LW #3 vs Boyer Valley
4. Sidney (9-0), LW #4 vs Lenox
5. Newell-Fonda (8-1), LW #6 @ #2 Audubon
6. Riceville (8-1), LW #7 vs #10 Tripoli
7. Stanton (8-1), LW #8 vs Fremont-Mills
8. Baxter (8-1), LW #9 not eligible for playoffs
9. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven Ayshire (6-2), LW #10 did not qualify
10.Tripoli (8-1), LW #5 @ #7 Stanton

Union County Sheriff’s report (10/23)

News

October 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Union County report a man was arrested at around 4-a.m. today (Monday), for public intoxication. 21-year old Eric Wayne Boor, of Lorimor, was also arrested for carrying weapons. Boor was being held in the Union County Jail on $2,300.00 bond.

King says border wall prototypes too tall and too expensive

News

October 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Republican Congressman Steve King was in California last week to see prototypes for “the wall” along the southern border. “I thought the prototypes were pretty fancy and I thought that they were expensive,” King says. King, a former contractor, considers the workmanship “great,” but King says the 30-foot-tall sections are not “conducive” to a construction zone that will be hundreds of miles long.  “The top 15 feet costs more than than bottom 15 feet because you have to build the structure into the foundation that’ll stand up against the wind loads and all of the other forces that are out there,” King said. “I’d say instead: ‘Let’s bring a 15-foot wall, put some wire on top and we can build it a lot cheaper and a lot faster,’ but none of these designs are conducive to an effective construction that can build, say, a mile a day.”

Congress has not yet approved funding for completing a wall along the southern U.S. border, but six construction firms were chosen in August to build eight examples of what they would erect if chosen to build the barrier. King has asked for a meeting with President Trump to discuss his concerns about the prototypes. “I’m glad the prototypes are up. The workmanship is terrific. The people are following through on their contracts, but I have a different view on how expansive this should be,” King said. “A 30-foot wall is excessive, in my view.” The government is spending 20-million dollars on the prototypes. Erecting a wall along the southern border was one of the primary promises Trump made during the 2016 campaign. King says Trump needs to appoint someone to oversee the project. “I want somebody that’s looked at the plans, that understands the costs and knows the terrain, that can do the acquisition and understands the politics of trying to get it funded,” King says.

There’s some discussion of linking funding for enhanced border security with providing some sort of legal status to young adults who were children when their parents brought them into the country illegally. Plus Democrats in congress and some Republicans oppose construction of a permanent barrier along the southern border.

(Radio Iowa)

STEM Council welcomes new STEM BEST Partners across Iowa: 19 school-business partnerships equipped to bridge the world of work to the classroom

News

October 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council has awarded 19 new STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) Partnerships across Iowa. Among them in the Southwest STEM Division, is the Atlantic and IKM-Manning Community School Districts, and the Southwest Valley Middle in Villisca.

The STEM Council’s executive committee voted unanimously last Thursday to award and support 19 of 31 proposed partnerships that each bring to the table a dollar-for-dollar cost sharing commitment and, in some instances, well beyond their fifty percent cost sharing commitment. The Council’s STEM BEST grants themselves derive from a pool of funds that represent both public and private investments in STEM. Funds are to be used for equipping modern collaborative workspaces and training educators in workplace-classroom integration.

STEM BEST Partners transform typical K-12 classroom environments and methods to unite the workplace with the classroom and develop clear pathways from STEM education to STEM careers in the state. From 2014 through 2016, the STEM Council established eighteen STEM BEST Partnerships that exemplify school-business partnerships uniting what is taught and learned in K-12 mathematics, science, technology and engineering classes with what skills, knowledge and behaviors are going to be needed at work.

Gov. Kim Reynolds, co-chair of the STEM Council, said “Iowa companies must be able to hire enough skilled workers so they can grow and innovate, and more Iowans deserve to have the skills needed for rewarding careers. Through STEM BEST, educators and business leaders work together with students to strengthen Iowa’s talent pipeline and close the skills gap. STEM BEST is one of many programs that promise to help reach our Future Ready Iowa goal of 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce having education or training beyond high school by 2025.”

Each selected program submitted an in-depth proposal, considering factors like education driven by industry need, rigorous, relevant and dynamic STEM curriculum and authentic partnerships. These models bring various strengths in community partnerships, district demographics and program focus and will serve as models for others around the state. To learn more about the model and the current eighteen STEM BEST partners, visit www.IowaSTEM.gov/STEMBEST.

Clarinda P.D. makes drug arrest on traffic stop

News

October 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers reports that on Saturday, October 21st at approximately 8:15 p.m., officers arrested 18-year old Jayden Anthony Morris, of Clarinda, for possession of a controlled substance believed to be marijuana. Morris was arrested on a traffic stop at 12th & Glenn Miller Drive after K-9 Raiko was deployed and the marijuana was discovered. Morris is being held in the Page County Jail on $1,000 bail. Police reports have been submitted to the offices of Page County Attorney Carl M. Sonksen for review regarding the filing of formal charges.

Shelby County Fire Danger HIGH today (10/23)

Ag/Outdoor, News

October 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency reports the fire danger today is HIGH.   Any open burning plans need the approval of your local Fire Chief and a burn plan. High wind speeds, sunshine and rapidly drying conditions, will make fires difficult to control. The Shelby County EMA says it will begin twice weekly update, Mondays and Thursdays, to help keep the public informed of conditions which may be dangerous.

Recent wildfires in California, in areas thought to be at very low risk, show us that  being prepared and knowledgeable about the conditions conducive to fire spread and growth are vitally important to all of us. This program developed through the EMA and Local Emergency Services Association is a proactive approach to keeping the public safe.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 10/23/2017

News, Podcasts

October 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/23/17

Podcasts, Sports

October 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report,10/23/2017

News, Podcasts

October 23rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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

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