Aguilar connects in 9th for 2nd HR, Brewers beat Cards 2-1


June 23rd, 2018 by Chris Parks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Neither Jesus Aguilar nor Bud Norris wanted to let their team down.

Aguilar succeeded twice.

Aguilar homered to break up rookie Jack Flaherty’s no-hit bid in the seventh inning, then homered again in the ninth to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Friday night.

Both teams got just three hits. The benches and bullpens briefly cleared in the eighth after Eric Sogard slid into St. Louis shortstop Yairo Munoz, who caught a wide throw on a bunt play in the eighth.

Norris (3-2) started the ninth for the Cardinals by striking out Travis Shaw. But, Aguilar followed with an opposite-field drive to right for his 16th home run.

It was another tough loss for the Cardinals, who have lost nine of the last 12.

Corey Knebel (1-0) pitched the ninth for the NL Central leaders.

With one out in the seventh, Aguilar drove an 83 mph slider from Flaherty into the Brewers’ bullpen in left, where reliever Jeremy Jeffress caught the ball on the fly. A woman who was knitting — it appeared to be crochet, actually — in the front row behind home plate barely flinched as Aguilar connected.

Brewers starter Junior Guerra allowed one run and three hits with four walks and seven strikeouts in five-plus innings.


Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (7-2, 2.69 ERA) makes his third start against the Brewers this season. He won 8-4 in his Cardinals debut on April 2.

Brewers: RHP Chase Anderson (5-6, 4.54 ERA) makes his second start this season against the Cardinals. He is 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA in 10 career outings, including a no-decision April 3 at Miller Park.

High School Baseball Scoreboard Friday 06/22/2018


June 23rd, 2018 by Chris Parks

Hawkeye Ten Conference

CB Abraham Lincoln 5, Atlantic 0
Clarinda 10, Denison-Schleswig 6
Harlan 8, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 7
Lewis Central 11, Red Oak 1
Sioux City East 10, Glenwood 5
St. Albert 8, Shenandoah 7

Corner Conference

Sidney 12, Essex/South Page 2
Stanton 3, East Mills 0

Western Iowa Conference

IKM-Manning 2, AHSTW 1
Missouri Valley 6, Treynor 5
Tri-Center 8, Audubon 1
Underwood 14, Griswold 0

Pride of Iowa Conference

Central Decatur 4, East Union 0
Interstate 35 5, Mount Ayr 0
Martensdale-St. Marys 2, Nodaway Valley 0
Pleasantville 12, Bedford 1 (8 inn)
Southeast Warren 3, Southwest Valley 1 (8 inn)

Rolling Valley Conference

Coon Rapids-Bayard 3, Ar-We-Va 2 (8 inn)
Coon Rapids-Bayard 15, Boyer Valley 1
Glidden-Ralston 5, CAM 3
West Harrison 7, Exira-EHK 6
Woodbine 4, CAM 1

Other Scores

Earlham 6, Lenox 5
Lamoni 5, Melcher-Dallas 2
Moravia 11, Seymour 3
Orient-Macksburg 6, Murray 5 (8 inn)

High School Softball Scoreboard Friday 06/22/2018


June 23rd, 2018 by Chris Parks

Hawkeye Ten Conference

Red Oak 13, Kuemper Catholic 2 (Game 1)
Kuemper Catholic 12, Red Oak 11 (Game 2)
Lewis Central 5, CB Thomas Jefferson 0

Corner Conference

East Mills 16, Stanton 7
Sidney 14, Essex 4

Western Iowa Conference

Audubon 8, Tri-Center 6 (Game 1)
Audubon 22, Tri-Center 21 (Game 2)
IKM-Manning 4, AHSTW 0
Treynor 10, Missouri Valley 0
Underwood 7, Griswold 4

Pride of Iowa Conference

East Union 1, Central Decatur 0
Lenox 6, East Union 2
Martensdale-St. Marys 12, Nodaway Valley 9
Mount Ayr 10, Interstate 35 0
Pleasantville 11, Bedford 1
Southeast Warren 11, Southwest Valley 1

Rolling Valley Conference

Boyer Valley 4, Coon Rapids-Bayard 1
CAM 11, Woodbine 10
Coon Rapids-Bayard 3, Ar-We-Va 1
Exira-EHK 7, West Harrison 3
Glidden-Ralston 13, CAM 6

Other Scores

CB Thomas Jefferson 13, CB Abraham Lincoln 1
Melcher-Dallas 10, Lamoni 0
Moravia 7, Seymour 4
Murray 6, Orient-Macksburg 0

Ames Tournament

Ames 7, Glenwood 6
West Delaware 8, Glenwood 2

Spencer Tournament

Denison-Schleswig 17, Spencer 2
Columbus Catholic 2, Denison-Schleswig 1

Westwood Tournament

Gehlen Catholic 5, Riverside 1
Riverside 6, Westwood 4

LEO T. SHEEHY, 73, of Audubon (Svcs. 06/26/2018)


June 23rd, 2018 by Chris Parks

LEO T. SHEEHY, 73, of Audubon died Thursday, June 21st at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon. Funeral services for LEO T. SHEEHY will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at 11:00am in the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon. Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon has the arrangements.

Family visitation will be held Tuesday, June 26th from 9:30am until the time of service at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon.

Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery.

LEO T. SHEEHY is survived by:

Wife: Dianna Sheehy of Audubon.

Children: Lisa (Special Friend Mike) Sheehy of Adel. Kevin (Shae) Sheehy of Alden, KS. Kimberly (Bob) White of Audubon. Jason (Ann) Zaiger of Exira. Bart (April) Zaiger of Loretto, MN. Luke (Jennifer) Zaiger of Harlan.

Sisters: Mary (Dennis) Furrow of Woodward. Margaret (Jon) Wilson of Perry. Martha (Ben) Williamson of Perry.

Brothers: Lowell Sheehy of Dawson. Paul (Connie) Sheehy of Dawson. Eugene Sheehy of Grand Junction, IA. Bob (Tracey) Sheehy of Grand Junction.

Sisters-in-law: Kathy (Bill) Wallander of Audubon. Joni (Clint) Hansen of Urbandale.

Many Grandchildren.

Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives, and Friends.

MARY ELLA WILKE “MITZ”, 81, of Portsmouth (Svcs. 06/25/2018)


June 23rd, 2018 by Chris Parks

MARY ELLA WILKE “MITZ”, 81, of Portsmouth died Wednesday, June 20th at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial for MARY ELLA WILKE will be held on Monday, June 25th at 11:00am at St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima Church in Portsmouth. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 24th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima Church in Portsmouth with a Rosary to be held at 7:00pm that evening.

MARY ELLA WILKE “MITZ” is survived by:

Husband: Gary Wilke of Portsmouth.

Sons: David Wilke of Council Bluffs. Tom Wilke of Council Bluffs. Dennis (Pam) Wilke of Council Bluffs. Roger Wilke of Westboro, MO. Mark (Lisa) Wilke of Council Bluffs.

Daughter: Charlene (Chuck) Darrell of Elk Horn.

Brothers: Alfred (Dolores) Pauley of Panama. Kenny (Eileen) Pauley of Panama.

7 Grandchildren

10 Great-Grandchildren

Grant man found safe after concerned family reports him missing


June 23rd, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a Grant man has been located in good condition after concerned family members were searching for him on Friday night. Family reported 76-year-old John Giefing of Grant had left his residence on Friday at 4:43pm and had talked about going to Kansas City, MO. Giefing has Alzheimers and family was concerned about his knowledge of where he was heading. About 7 hours later the Sheriff’s Office reported that Giefing had been located in good condition. The Sherrif’s Office thanked the public for their assistance.

Lamoni man arrested in Montgomery County


June 23rd, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on Friday morning of a Lamoni man after a traffic stop. Officers conducted the traffic stop near P Avenue and Highway 34 at approximately 9:55am on Friday. Deputies arrested 18-year-old Samuel J. Hampton of Lamoni on charges of OWI Druggesd, Possession of Controlled Substance (Marijuana), and Possession of Drug Equipment. Hampton was taken into custody and later released on $1,000 bond.

Skyscan Forecast Saturday 06/23/2018

Podcasts, Weather

June 23rd, 2018 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, June 23, 2018   Richard Garuckas

Today: Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of showers. High 79. S @ 5-10.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 30% chance of showers. Low 64. SSE @ 5-10.

Sunday: Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 83. SSE @ 5-10.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Low 67.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, becoming partly cloudy. High 82.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 87.

Wednesday. Mostly sunny. High 91.


GOP Rep. King says Ellison helped him with Muslim questions


June 22nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. Steve King says he asked Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison — a Muslim — about Muslims working in Iowa pork processing plants. In an interview posted Friday by Breitbart News radio, King says he didn’t know whether Muslims would handle pork, so he “talked with Keith Ellison about that, who would be the lead Muslim in Congress.”

King says he learned an imam would need to grant someone a “special dispensation.”
He adds that it would be OK because “as long as they’re preparing this pork for infidels, they’ll send them to hell and it must make Allah happy.” King adds that, “I don’t want people doing my pork who won’t eat it.”

A spokesman for Ellison didn’t immediately respond to a request for a comment.

Cleanup of oil from derailment in Iowa begins


June 22nd, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Cleanup of an oil spill caused by the derailment of nearly three dozen oil tankers in northwestern Iowa has begun. Lyon County Sheriff Steward Vander Stoep says between 30 and 40 semitrailers containing cleanup equipment had arrived at the scene near Doon, Iowa, this (Friday) afternoon.

Tank cars carrying crude oil are shown derailed about a mile south of Doon, Iowa, Friday, June 22, 2018. (Tim Hynds/Sioux City Journal via AP)

BNSF spokesman Andy Williams says 33 oil tanker cars hauling crude oil from Alberta, Canada, derailed around 4:30 a.m. Friday just south of Doon. Williams says some of the tankers were compromised, causing the oil to leak into floodwaters and eventually into the rain-swollen Little Rock River, but officials don’t yet have an exact number of tankers that leaked oil.

Williams says clean-up crews are working to contain the oil as close to the derailment as possible using containment booms, skimmers and vacuum trucks. City public information officer Travis Olson says the wells were shut down as soon as Rock Valley officials were told of the derailment and oil spill north of them early Friday morning.

Olson says Rock Valley’s water towers also will be drained as a precaution. In the meantime, the city is getting its water from the nearby Rock Valley Rural Water system, which Olson says is not in danger of being contaminated by the spill. Olson says the city will use the rural water supply until testing by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources confirms the safety of the city’s drinking water. He did not know when that testing would be finalized.