Parked vehicle in a private driveway leads to stand-off in Council Bluffs


September 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A verbal altercation in Council Bluffs this (Friday) morning resulted in a stand-off between a man and police. Authorities say the incident ended when Ronald Sully, of Council Bluffs, turned himself-in peacefully.

Police were called to the 3000 block of 13th Avenue at around 8:10-am., in reference to a verbal disturbance between neighbors over a vehicle parked in the driveway. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with Ronald Sully, who was unhappy about a neighbor’s friend parking in his driveway and wanted it moved. The officer attempted to locate the owner of the vehicle but was unsuccessful. He then advised Sully he could have it towed. However, since it was on private property, the police would not be responsible for removing it.

Once the officer left the area, Sully called 911, advised he had a gun and threatened to harm himself, the neighbor and police when they responded. Sully remained on the phone while officers positioned themselves outside. Police Negotiators established communications with Sully and the Council Bluffs Emergency Services Team was called in. At approximately 10:34 am, Sully agreed to exit the residence and turn himself into police.

No one was injured and Sully was taken into custody without further incident. No weapons were located and the vehicle was removed from the property for safe
keeping. Sully was transported to the hospital for evaluation. Charges are pending.

(Update) No decision on CCMH CEO today


September 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees met this (Friday) afternoon, but no decision was made on offering a contract of employment to a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Instead, the Board held a closed session to hold a CEO Employment Contract Review and Negotiations. A decision on the hiring is expected during a special meeting next week.

30 people applied for the position left vacant by the termination on June 7th of Todd Hudspeth. Former CEO Pat Markham (whom Hudspeth had succeeded following her retirement) is serving as the interim top officer for the Cass County Health System until the new CEO is in place. The field of 30 applicants was narrowed down to six finalists who went through four sets of interviews with 25 people in four individual groups representing Board Members, the Administrative Team, medical providers and Health Department directors.

Shenandoah Cross Country Invitational 09/29/2016- Corrected Results


September 30th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Shenandoah Cross Country Invitational
Thursday, September 29, 2016

*There was originally a scoring error for Karsyn Rush of Atlantic who finished 12th. The corrected total makes Atlantic the Girls team winner.


Team Results

  1. Atlantic 59
  2. Abraham Lincoln 68
  3. Glenwood 72
  4. Shen-Essex 84
  5. Griswold 155
  6. Underwood 162
  7. Lewis Central 174
  8. Thomas Jefferson 220
  9. Treynor 275
  10. Riverside 283
  11. Clarinda 328
  12. Southwest Valley 337
  13. Southwest Iowa 356
  14. St. Albert 366
  15. Red Oak 368

Individual Results

  1. Karley Larson, Underwood 18:20.53
  2. Janette Schraft, East Mills 19:42.59
  3. Clarie Campbell, Shen-Essex
  4. Ashley Wendt Atlantic
  5. Aubrey McIntyre, Glenwood
  6. Carlie Manrose, Shen-Essex
  7. Moriah Heilsen, Abraham Lincoln
  8. Lacey Jackson, Glenwood
  9. Claire Wilder, Abraham Lincoln
  10. Alexis Post, Riverside


Team Results

  1. Thomas Jefferson 63
  2. Glenwood 73
  3. Lewis Central 98
  4. Atlantic 98
  5. Shen-Essex 142
  6. Abraham Lincoln 192
  7. Underwood 213
  8. Red Oak 219
  9. Griswold 271
  10. Riverside 288
  11. Clarinda 303
  12. St. Albert 313
  13. Treynor 352
  14. Southwest Iowa 371
  15. Southwest Valley 381
  16. Bedford 404
  17. Tarkio, MO 473

Individual Results

  1. Jerry Jorgenson, Treynor 16:15.91
  2. Phoenix Shadden, Atlantic 16:33.34
  3. David Thompson, Griswold
  4. Brenden O’Brien, Lewis Central
  5. Otis Matejka, Riverside
  6. Daniel Carey, Thomas Jefferson
  7. Bradley Dennis, Atlantic
  8. Parson Covington, Glenwood
  9. Mason Parks, Glenwood
  10. Archie Powders, Thomas Jefferson

High School Football Schedule – Week 6 – 09/30/2016


September 30th, 2016 by Chris Parks

2016 High School Football Schedule
Week 6 – September 30th

Class 3A, District 7

Glenwood @ Atlantic
ADM @ Denison-Schleswig
Carroll @ Harlan
Creston O-M @ Winterset

Class 2A, District 7

East Sac County @ Shenandoah
Red Oak @ Clarinda
South Central Calhoun @ Kuemper Catholic
Underwood @ Southeast Valley

Class 1A, District 7

AC-GC @ Treynor
AHSTW @ IKM-Manning
Tri-Center @ Logan-Magnolia
Missouri Valley @ OA-BCIG

Class A, District 7

Earlham @ Riverside
Martensdale St. Marys @ St. Albert
Southeast Warren @ Griswold
Southwest Valley @ Nodaway Valley

Class 8-man, District 6

Bedford @ Murray
Lamoni @ Wayne
Lenox @ Mormon Trail
Stanton @ East Union

Class 8-man, District 7

CAM @ Essex
East Mills @ Sidney
Exira-EHK @ Woodbine
Fremont-Mills @ Clarinda Academy

Class 8-man, District 8

Ar-We-Va @ River Valley
Audubon @ Boyer Valley
Coon Rapids-Bayard @ West Harrison
Glidden-Ralston @ Charter Oak-Ute

IKM-Manning host AHSTW in key Class 1A, District 7 contest


September 30th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The IKM-Manning Wolves and AHSTW Vikings will collide in a key Class 1A, District 7 contest on Friday night in Manning.  The Wolves have come up just short in their last two contests against very tough opponents and now have their backs against the wall for a playoff push with a 2-3 record. AHSTW comes in undefeated at 5-0 after winning some tough early season games against Shenandoah and Lawton-Bronson,  then having a little easier time getting wins the last three weeks.

These two teams are very familiar with each other over the years and AHSTW Head Coach Davis Pattee sees much of the same that you would expect from this year’s IKM-Manning squad.

Junior Jared Johnson has taken over the Quarterback duties for the Wolves this year and has thrown for 523 yards and 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. The Wolves also have two backs that have rushed for over 300 yards and Coach Pattee has been impressed with their ball distribution and knows their success starts up front.

The Vikings Offense is led by a Junior Quarterback as well in RJ Harris who has played very well.  He’s thrown for 916 yards with 9 touchdowns and just 1 interception, he has also rushed for 6 scores on the season.  A key for the Wolves will be trying to slow him down.

We’ll have coverage of the Wolves and Vikings on KJAN with Pre-Game at 6:30pm and Kickoff at 7:00pm. Listen in on AM1220, FM101.1, online at, or on the free KJAN mobile app. Join Chris Parks and Mike Smith for the call and you can also catch live video of the game on KJANTV.

Atlantic returns home to face tough Glenwood team


September 30th, 2016 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Trojans Football team returns home this week for another tough game in Class 3A, District 7 as they host the 4-1 Glenwood Rams.  The Trojans are trying to move on from last week’s 56-6 loss at Creston which dropped them to 1-4 on the season. The Trojans had a tough time slowing down a powerful Creston run game and Head Coach Mike McDermott knows they face another tough challenge this week against some option attack from Glenwood.

Glenwood brings a balanced offensive attack into the contest with Quarterback Kolten Wilwerding throwing for 673 yards this season with 9 touchdowns and 5 interceptions for the Rams.  Mavrick Decker is his favorite target with 18 catches for 344 yards and 5 touchdowns this season.  Coach McDermott said his team will have to be ready for a balanced attack from the Rams.

Kickoff at the Trojan Bowl between Atlantic and Glenwood is set for 7:30pm.

Des Moines authorities ID body found in minivan


September 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines authorities have released the name of a woman whose body was found in a parked minivan. Police identified the woman as 49-year-old Angela Eubanks, who lived in Waukee.

The body was reported about 8 a.m. Thursday in the vehicle parked at Broadlawns Hospital in northern Des Moines. The van apparently had been parked there for several days. Police considered the circumstances suspicious.

Police say an autopsy found no evidence of traumatic injury and that toxicology tests are being run. Their investigation is continuing.

Cass County Supervisors approve appointments to CC Food Policy Council


September 30th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors met this (Friday) morning, in Atlantic. Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman reports, having received two applications for membership on the Cass County Food Policy Council, motions were made and seconded to approve the appointments of Nancy Jensen and Jake Theis, both of Atlantic, as a members to the Cass County Food Policy Council. Their terms will expires Dec. 31st, 2020.

After County Engineer Charles Bechtold reviewed current road projects, the Board approved Federal-aid Agreements for bridge projects located along Lansing, Newport and Tucson Roads, the combined costs of which amount to a little more than $1.4-million.

The Board’s next meeting isn’t until Oct. 14th.

HELEN KNOTT, 98, of Manilla (Svcs. Pending)


September 30th, 2016 by Chris Parks

HELEN KNOTT, 98, of Manilla died Friday morning in Omaha.  Mass of Christian Burial for HELEN KNOTT is pending at Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla.

2016 National 4-H Week – Celebrate Montgomery County 4-H!


September 30th, 2016 by Chris Parks

national 4-h week logo RGB(Red Oak, IA) – Now is the time of year for youth to join and participate in 4-H, the youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

4-H grows confidence, creativity, curiosity, courage, character and so much more by allowing youth to use the skills they learn to go out and make a positive difference in their communities.  Help Iowa 4-H celebrate the outstanding impact youth have made throughout the state during National 4-H Week October 2-8.

4-H is active in each of Iowa’s 100 county extension districts and empowers youth to reach their full potential through many different types of experiences including photography, music, woodworking, sewing, archery, livestock and horticulture. Youth have fun while gaining valuable skills in communication and the arts, citizenship and leadership, science, technology, engineering and math, as well as healthy living and personal life management by being involved in 4-H.

“4-H in Montgomery County encompasses many aspects – from community clubs to Clover Kids and afterschool STEM programs,” states Chelsea Cousins, ISU Extension and Outreach Program Coordinator. “It’s a great way for youth in our community to develop lifelong skills and explore possible careers interests.”

As National 4-H Week fastly approaches it is important to remember the 4-H pledge, which is recited at nearly every 4-H club meeting, and what it teaches. ‘I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.’

To learn more about how 4-H youth development is empowering young people in Montgomery County, visit, give us a call at 712.623.2592 or stop by our office at 400 Bridge Street, Suite 2 Red Oak, IA