Flash Flood Warning for parts of Audubon, Carroll, Craword & Guthrie Counties


August 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
131 AM CDT MON AUG 21 2017

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Western Guthrie County in west central Iowa…
Audubon County in west central Iowa…
Southeastern Crawford County in west central Iowa…
Southwestern Carroll County in west central Iowa…

* Until 730 AM CDT.

* At 130 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Two to three inches of rain
have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Audubon, Manning, Exira, Adair, Elk Horn, Arcadia, Casey,
Templeton, Kimballton, Westside, Dedham, Halbur, Brayton, Gray,
Aspinwall, Manning Municipal Airport and Audubon County Airport.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
warned area.


Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Audubon, Griswold, CAM & Exira-EHK School Board meetings set for Monday evening


August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Four area school district’s have their Board of Education meeting set to take place Monday evening. In Griswold, the Board meets at 5:30-p.m. in the Central Office. On their agenda, is an update on district facilities and KPE Enginners, and Estes Construction, along with the second reading of the 500 Series Board Policies. They’ll also act on approving Junior Varsity and Junior High Football gate fees.

Among the other action items for the Griswold School Board, is approval of a Greenhouse acquisition and installation, and approval of a resolution directing the advertising of the sale of bonds amounting to $9.9-million, Series 2017, along with approval of electronic bidding procedures and an official statement, which establishes Sept. 19th at the date for a public sale of bonds for the district facilities construction project, and the approval of a contract with Estes Construction.

In Anita, the CAM School Board will meet at 6:30-p.m. in Massena, in the CAM Middle School Commons area. The Board will have a tour of the new addition at 6-p.m., prior to the start of the meeting. On their agenda, is an update on the Massena Elementary Addition, and, action on: open enrollment applications; resignations and contracts, including an addendum to the Superintendent’s contract; and other, administrative matters.

The Audubon School Board meeting begins in the High School Board room at 7-p.m.  Among the items on their agenda is the setting of a date and time for an Instructional Support Levy Hearing, Possible action on baseball field lighting bids, an update on the baseball field and summer projects.

And, in Elk Horn, the Exira-EHK School Board meeting begins at 7-p.m. in the Conference Room at the Elk Horn Building. The Board will discuss and/or take action on the following: A bond update; The appointment of Tami Jacobsen as Board Secretary and Marie Larson as Board Treasurer; action on approving the purchase of a school bus, bids on the white Ford van, and an open enrollment application. The final discussion/action item, is with regard to approval of Personnel hires, transfers and resignations or letters of assignment.

US beats Europe in Solheim Cup in Iowa


August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer won singles matches Sunday to help the U.S. beat Europe in the Solheim Cup. Gerina Piller sealed it with a birdie putt that put her 3 up over Florentyna Parker with three to play. The Americans also won the Cup in 2015 and are 10-5 in the biennial tournament.

Kerr beat Mel Reid 2 and 1, and Creamer edged Georgia Hall 1 up after Hall missed a 4-foot par putt on the 18th hole. Lexi Thompson halved Anna Nordqvist after trailing by four holes, and Angel Yin halved Karine Icher.

RONALD PERRIGO, 82, of Linden (Svcs. 8/22/17)


August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

RONALD PERRIGO, 82, of Linden, died Saturday, Aug. 19th, at home. Funeral services for RONALD PERRIGO will be held 2-p.m. Tue., Aug. 22nd, at the Twigg Funeral Home in Panora.

Visitation at the funeral home is on Monday, Aug. 21st, from 5-until 7-p.m.

Burial will be in the Prairie Center Cemetery, near Linden.

RONALD PERRIGO is survived by:

His wife – Shirley Perrigo, of rural Linden.

His sons – David (Dani) Perrigo, of rural Linden, and Dennis (Cindy) Perrigo, of rural Redfield.

and 4 grandchildren.

Mastermind of lottery fraud faces 25-year prison sentence


August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former lottery computer programmer who’s pleaded guilty in Iowa to running a criminal scheme that allowed him to collect $2 million in lottery winnings in four states is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday. A state prosecutor is seeking a 25-year prison term for former Multi-State Lottery Association security director Eddie Tipton.

Assistant Iowa Attorney General Rob Sand says in court documents that Tipton’s “depth of deceit is dumbfounding.” He says justice requires a lengthy prison sentence. Tipton pleaded guilty in June and admitted writing code that allowed him to predict winners. His attorney is seeking a much lighter sentence of two to three years.

Sand says Tipton has detailed for authorities how he manipulated lottery computers to win lottery games in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

State board Oks $13.5 million for Sioux City development


August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s economic development board has approved $13.5 million in state financial assistance for a series of proposed Sioux City projects totaling $134 million. The Sioux City Journal reports that the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board voted unanimously Friday to approve Sioux City’s Reinvestment District program application.

The money is to be repaid through hotel-motel and sales taxes generated by the new and upgraded properties over a 20-year period. The application features four big-ticket projects, including a five-story, 150-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel that will adjoin the Sioux City Convention Center downtown and renovations to and parking for the convention center.

Other projects include an ag expo center, redevelopment of the former Warrior Hotel and Davidson Building into hotel, residential and commercial retail space and redevelopment of four former industrial buildings.

Doctor: Ragweed pollen affecting Omaha, Council Bluffs


August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska doctor says ragweed pollen is showing up in significant numbers in Omaha and western Iowa. Dr. Linda Ford, an allergist in Bellevue, tells the Omaha World-Herald that a pollen-collection station for Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, has shown a lot of ragweed pollen of late.

Ford says the amount of the ragweed pollen jumped significantly last week. Ford says ragweed pollen peaks around Labor Day. In addition to medication, Ford says, allergy sufferers should use a saline nasal rinse after spending time outside. Allergy sufferers who have been mowing should wash their hair and change their clothes afterward.

She said they also should keep their windows and doors closed, even on cool nights.

Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the local KJAN listening area- Sunday, Aug. 20th 2017


August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Scattered showers & thunderstorms, mainly before noon; Otherwise Partly sunny. High near 89. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: A 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy. Low around 69. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Partly sunny, w/a 30% chance of showers & thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. High near 87. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: A 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low around 66.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Rainfall overnight at the KJAN studios through 6-a.m. today, amounted to .84″. Saturday’s High was 87. Our 24-hour Low ending today at 7-a.m. was 59. Last year on this date, our High was 73, and the Low was 51. The All-Time Record High in Atlantic on Aug. 20th was 100 in 1947, and the All-Time Record Low was 36 in 1897.

Special Weather Statement for Wind


August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: Crawford-Carroll-Greene-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-
515 AM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017


Showers behind the main line of storms are now moving across southern Iowa. Non-thunderstorm wind gusts between 35 mph to around 50 mph are possible. Areas affected by this second band of showers and wind extend from Mount Ayr to Bedford and north to between Carroll and Adel. Loose yard objects will be susceptible
to being moved or tossed about.

Midwest Sports Headlines: 8/20/17


August 20th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Patrick Mahomes threw a pair of touchdown passes, solidifying his spot as the Chiefs’ primary backup, and three Kansas City quarterbacks threw for a score on Saturday night during a 30-12 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Kansas City (1-1) got a lot to like out of its offense overall and its top pick in particular. The Chiefs scored on each of their first five possessions for a 30-9 lead. Alex Smith was 8 of 9 for 83 yards with a TD, and Tyler Bray threw an 18-yard touchdown on his first play.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Trevor Bauer pitched 6 1/3 innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Saturday night. Bauer (12-8) won his fifth straight decision — the longest winning streak of his career that started after a July 17 loss. He gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out four.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier homered, doubled and singled as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Saturday to end a six-game losing streak. The Cardinals scored 11 runs in each of their two wins to start this series. Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer in the eighth and Jose Martinez homered in the ninth.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Terence Crawford stopped Julius Indongo in the third round Saturday night to become the undisputed world champion at 140 pounds. Crawford sent Indongo to the canvas with a right to the body in the last minute of the second round and just missed with a massive left hook before the bell. Midway through the third round, Crawford caught Indongo with a left hook to the body that put him down writhing in pain. Crawford (32-0, 23 knockouts) was in his home state for the fifth time in nine fights but for the first time in Lincoln.