High School Football Playoff Qualifiers 2016


October 22nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

High School Football Playoff Qualifiers

Pairings will be released on Saturday morning at 10:00am.


District 1: Harris-Lake Park, Newell-Fonda
District 2: Turkey Valley, AGWSR
District 3: Central Elkader, Don Bosco
District 4: Midland, Iowa Valley
District 5: Twin Cedars, HLV
District 6: Bedford, Lenox
District 7: Fremont-Mills, Exira-EHK
District 8: Ar-We-Va, Audubon

Class A

District 1: West Sioux, Akron-Westfield
District 2: Bishop Garrigan, South O’Brien
District 3: Saint Ansgar, West Hancock
District 4: East Buchanan, Wapsie Valley, Lisbon
District 5: Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Hudson, B-G-M
District 6: Montezuma, Lynnville-Sully
District 7: St. Albert, Earlham

Class 1A

District 1: Western Christian, Hinton, West Lyon
District 2: Denver, South Winneshiek
District 3: Bellevue, Clayton Ridge, West Branch
District 4: Regina, Sigourney-Keota
District 5: Pella Christian, Pleasantville
District 6: Van Meter, Madrid
District 7: Logan-Magnolia, AHSTW

Class 2A

District 1: Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Central Lyon/GLR
District 2: Crestwood, New Hampton
District 3: Dike-New Hartford, Roland-Story
District 4: North Fayette Valley, Union
District 5: Mount Vernon, Williamsburg
District 6: PCM, Central Lee, Centerville
District 7: Kuemper Catholic, South Central Calhoun, Southeast Valley

Class 3A

District 1: Storm Lake, Sergeant Bluff-Luton
District 2: Webster City, Boone
District 3: Xavier, Benton Community, Waverly-Shell Rock
District 4: West Deleware, Assumption
District 5: Solon, Oskaloosa
District 6: Pella, Norwalk
District 7: Carroll, Creston O-M, Glenwood

Class 4A

District 1: Waukee, Johnston
District 2: Dowling Catholic, Ankeny Centennial
District 3: Ankeny, Lewis Central
District 4: West Des Moines Valley, Southeast Polk
District 5: Cedar Rapids Washington, Waterloo West
District 6: North Scott, Western Dubuque
District 7: Bettendorf, Iowa City City High
District 8: Cedar Rapids Prairie, Iowa City West

High School Football Scoreboard – Week 9 – 10/21/2016


October 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

2016 High School Football Scores
Week 9 – October 21st

Class 3A, District 7

Harlan 49, Atlantic 14
Carroll 49, Creston O-M 21
Glenwood 44, ADM 14
Winterset 42, Denison-Schleswig 3

Class 2A, District 7

South Central Calhoun 49, East Sac County 6
Shenandoah 50, Clarinda 34
Kuemper Catholic 31, Southeast Valley 20
Underwood 21, Red Oak 7

Class 1A, District 7

OA-BCIG 36, Treynor 6
IKM-Manning 48, Tri-Center 21
AHSTW 37, Missouri Valley 15
Logan-Magnolia 68, AC-GC 22

Class A, District 7

St. Albert 17, Griswold 0 (Forfeit)
Martensdale St. Marys 41, Nodaway Valley 6
Earlham 61, Southeast Warren 6
Southwest Valley 36, Riverside 7

Class 8-man, District 6

Wayne 48, East Union 26
Lenox 46, Lamoni 38
Murray 60, Mormon Trail 18
Bedford 54, Stanton 42

Class 8-man, District 7

Sidney 58, Clarinda Academy 6
Exira-EHK 52, East Mills 11
Fremont-Mills 59, CAM 12
Essex 76, Woodbine 20

Class 8-man, District 8

Ar-We-Va 34, Audubon 28
Boyer Valley 45, West Harrison 8
Charter Oak-Ute 69, River Valley 20
Coon Rapids-Bayard 70,  Glidden-Ralston 16

High speed pursuit in Montgomery County Friday evening


October 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

At least one person was in custody following a high speed pursuit Friday evening in Montgomery County. It’s not clear when the chase began, but it ended at around 7:20-p.m. on Highway 48 west of Elliott, near Ironwood Road, when the car, a 2000 Honda Civic (according to license plate information), and driven by a 22-year old male, apparently blew its engine.

The chase followed Highway 48 north at speeds of 85-to 100-miles per hour. The vehicle was reportedly occupied by at least two people. There was a report of a child in the car, but it’s not clear if that accounted for the second person.

No other information is currently available.


Who’s Gonna Win? – Week 9 – 10/21/2016

Sports, Trojan Preview/Who’s Gonna Win?

October 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

Chris Parks, Jim Field, Doug Leonard, and Matt Mullenix pick 8 area high school football games for the final week of the regular season.

Last Week

Jim 7-1
Doug 7-1
Matt 6-2
Chris 5-3

Overall Standings

Jim 48-16
Doug 46-18
Chris 44-20
Matt 43-21


Bluffs woman injured in single-vehicle accident


October 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The driver of a 2008 Subaru Legacy was transported to Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Friday morning, following an accident at the Interstate 29 southbound exit ramp to I-80. The Iowa State Patrol said 53-year old Patrice Mare Northam, of Council Bluffs, was preparing to merge onto I-80 eastbound at around 8:25-a.m., when she lost control of her vehicle. The car spun around and traveled through candle stick cones which had been set up along the south 24th Street exit ramp.

The driver’s side of the car hit the traffic ones, breaking the side view mirror and causing scuff marks to the side of the vehicle. The car came to rest on the should of the off-ramp of South 24th Street. Northam, who was wearing her seat belt, was transported to the hospital by Council Bluffs Fire and Rescue.

Former Casey City clerk sentenced to 5 years for theft, City Hall fire


October 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former city clerk for the small western Iowa city of Casey has been sentenced to five years in prison and will be required to pay restitution in an amount to be set later. Dorothy Dillinger was sentenced Friday.

She had entered a plea agreement in May admitting she lit the City Hall building on fire in August 2014, the night before state auditors were to arrive to investigate missing money she’d taken and used for personal expenses since 2009.

She pleaded guilty to mail fraud and malicious use of fire. Federal prosecutors are seeking more than $2 million in restitution to pay for rebuilding City Hall and replacing contents including tax returns, tools, city maps and a Santa suit.

Dillinger, who is 61, was city clerk for 30 years.

Trojan Preview – Week 9 – 10-21-2016

Podcasts, Trojan Preview/Who’s Gonna Win?

October 21st, 2016 by Chris Parks

Chris Parks’ weekly discussion with Atlantic Head Football Coach Mike McDermott as the Trojans prepare for their final game of the season at Harlan.


State’s top election official predicts voters aged 18-26 to decide election


October 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s secretary of state predicts “millennial” voters will decide this year’s election. “Specifically the 18-to-26 year olds. That’s my prediction. Watch that group.” That’s Paul Pate, the state official who oversees elections in Iowa. Pate says most voters above the age of 26 have become allied with either the Republican or Democratic Parties, but not millennials. That means in a close election where undecided voters are key, millennials who haven’t been disillusioned by politics have an outsized role according to Pate.

“They are still fresh,” Pate says. “They have not been tainted. They have a passion still because they want a piece of the American dream and as I go visit with them on the campuses of our colleges, they haven’t made their mind up. They haven’t said: ‘I’m a Republican’ or ‘I’m a Democrat.’ They’re listening — so candidates, go! Listen!” Iowa State University political science professor David Andersen says turn-out is “the big unknown.”

“Who’s going to show up to vote? We have an electorate unlike any we’ve seen before,” Andersen asks. “It continues to get more diverse, but it seems like this year the normal partisan groupings are breaking down. Donald Trump may attract some Democratic voters. Some Republican voters may turn out for Hillary Clinton. We really have no idea what the election’s going to look like on November 8.”

Andersen and Pate made their comments during taping of Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press” program that airs at 7:30 tonight (Friday).

(Radio Iowa)

Iowan involved in landmark Supreme Court case has died


October 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

An Iowa lawyer connected to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case has died. Dan Johnston was just 30 years old in 1969 when the Supreme Court issued its ruling on the so-called Tinker case. Johnston represented two students who were suspended from Des Moines Public Schools for wearing black arm bands to protest the Vietnam War. The Supreme Court ruled school officials had violated the free-speech rights of John and Mary Beth Tinker.

Johnston is a native of Montezuma who got his law degree from Drake University. He had just graduated from law school when he took on the Tinker case. Johnston died this (Friday) morning at a Des Moines hospice. He was 77 years old.

(Radio Iowa)

Harlan man sentenced to 5-years in prison for child porn


October 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The U-S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa said today (Friday), a Shelby County man was sentenced to prison on a Child Pornography charge. A District Court Judge Thursday, sentenced 55-year old Michael Charles Garreans, of Harlan, to 60 months in prison for possession of child pornography. Garreans’ term of imprisonment is to be followed by seven years of supervised release.

US Atty SD-IAOn June 9, 2016, Garreans entered a guilty plea to a federal indictment, charging Garreans with possessing child pornography on or about July 18, 2014. The charge was the result of an investigation into the posting of a video, which contained images of two unclothed minor girls, on a web site being monitored by law enforcement. Law enforcement followed up with a search warrant of Garreans’ residence and located a computer that contained hundreds of images of child pornography.

The investigation was conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Harlan, Iowa Police Department and the United States Marshal’s Service. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

(12-p.m. News)