State Baseball Schedule Saturday 07/22/2017


July 22nd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Class 1A Quarterfinals
July 22, 2017 @ Principal Park in Des Moines

11:00 a.m. — Martensdale-St.Marys (39-4) vs. Hudson (18-16)
1:30 p.m. — Akron-Westfield (31-2) vs. Lisbon (31-5)

Heat Warning and Advisory updates for Saturday, 7/22/17


July 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Adair-Adams-Audubon-Cass-Dallas-Fremont-Guthrie-Madison-Montgomery-Page-Ringgold-Taylor and Union Counties.

Saturday afternoon, temperatures will be in the low to mid 90s and apparent temperatures will be in the 100 to 110 degree range.

* IMPACTS…Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to heat-related illness if precautions are not taken.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7-P.M. SATURDAY for: Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-and Mills Counties.

Heat indices are expected to be in the 100 to 105 degree range through the afternoon, Saturday. A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Chiefs sign QB Patrick Mahomes to 4-year rookie contract


July 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have signed quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a four-year rookie contract. Kansas City traded its first- and third-round picks this year and its first-round pick next year to the Buffalo Bills to grab the Texas Tech quarterback with the 10th overall selection. It was the first time Kansas City had taken a quarterback in the first round since Todd Blackledge in 1983.

The Chiefs sent the No. 27 and No. 91 overall picks in this year’s draft to Buffalo in order to acquire a successor to Alex Smith. The veteran starter has two years remaining on his contract, though Smith becomes inexpensive to release after next season.

Cardinals score 9 in 8th, cool off Cubs with 11-4 win


July 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) – Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking two-run double in St. Louis’ nine-run eighth inning, and the Cardinals cooled off the Chicago Cubs with an 11-4 victory on Friday. Chicago carried a 3-2 lead into the eighth, looking for its seventh consecutive win. But St. Louis sent 14 batters to the plate in its highest-scoring inning of the season, taking advantage of a combined six walks by three relievers while improving to 4-4 since the All-Star break.

Carl Edwards Jr. (3-2) was pulled after the first three batters reached. Hector Rondon then walked Jedd Gyorko, tying it at 3, and DeJong followed with a drive into the ivy in right-center for a ground-rule double. The Cardinals were off and running from there. Matt Bowman (2-3) got the final out of the seventh for the win.

The Cubs played without third baseman Kris Bryant, who sprained his left little finger on a headfirst slide on Wednesday. X-rays were negative, but Bryant is experiencing soreness and there is some concern about gripping a bat.

WILMA M. SORENSEN, 82, of Audubon (& formerly of Harlan) – Svcs. 7/29/17


July 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

WILMA M. SORENSEN, 82, of Audubon (& formerly of Harlan), died April 4th, 2017, in Audubon. A Celebration of Life open house for WILMA SORENSEN will be held 1-p.m. July 29th, at the Church of Christ, in Harlan. Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at

Burial of cremains will be in the Harlan Cemetery.

WILMA SORENSEN is survived by:

Her son – Donald (& wife Dee) Sorensen, of Harlan.

His sisters – Elizabeth Walling, of Sierra Vista, AZ; Gladys (& husband Donald) Robinson, of Irwin, and Alice (Jerry) Nollen, of Arion, IA.

4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

MIKE A. McKEE, 54, of Atlantic (Svcs. 7/26/17)


July 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

MIKE A. McKEE, 54, of Atlantic, died Thursday, July 20th, at home. Funeral services for MIKE McKEE will be held 1-p.m. Wed., July 26th, at the Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic.

Friends may call at the funeral home one-hour prior to the service, Wednesday (or, beginning at Noon); Online condolences may be left at

Cremation will take place following the funeral service.

MIKE McKEE is survived by:

His daughter – Jamie Christensen, of Laurens

His mother – Janet Watson, of Atlantic.

and 2 grandchildren.

2 injured in Montgomery County rollover accident Friday morning


July 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says two people, and adult and a juvenile were injured during a rollover accident that happened at around 9:10-a.m., Friday at 250th and Q Avenue. Officials say a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup owned and driven by 66-year old James R. Bruce, of Red Oak, was traveling west on 250th, a paved road, and approaching Q Avenue. An unknown beige and/or gold colored mini van was stopped at the southbound stop sign on A Avenue.

Witnesses said the driver of the van failed to notice the pickup and pulled away from the stop sign, into the path of the pickup. James Bruce took evasive action to avoid colliding with the van, and in doing so, lost control of the pickup. The vehicle veered right and fish-tailed back across the road before rolling over and coming to rest in the south ditch. The driver of the van left the scene of the crash heading east on 250th Street, and did not return to the scene.

Bruce and his juvenile passenger were transported by Stanton Rescue to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital for treatment of potential/unknown injuries. The pickup sustained about $3,500 damage. Anyone with information about the owner and/or driver of the beige/gold colored van, is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 712-623-5107, or Montgomery County Crimestoppers at 1-888-434-2712.

Rollover accident in Montgomery County Friday morning


July 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Deputies in Montgomery County responded to a reported rollover accident at around 5:45-a.m., Friday. The accident happened in the 2700 block of Fernwood Avenue. Officials say a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup driven by 19-year old Nicholas J. Terry, of Red Oak, was southbound on Page County gravel road Forest Avenue, when the vehicle crested a hill. The road quickly becomes Fernwood Avenue and curves sharply left after the crest. The pickup slid on the recently graveled road and entered the north ditch before rolling over and coming to rest on its side. No injuries were reported. Damage to the pickup was estimated at $23,000. No citations were issued.

Fremont County Sheriff’s Office investigates camper/home intrusions


July 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is investigation several reported camped and home intrusions. Authorities said Friday, they had received several calls from Farragut about campers and at least one home having been entered during the overnight hours. According to the report, none of the campers nor the house, were locked.

Medication appears to have been taken from the home, which was occupied at the time. Food was reported missing, from the campers. Authorities remind you to please lock your house, take the keys out of your vehicles and keep them locked.

If you have any information about the burglaries, contact the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office at 712-374-2424.

Nebraska man sentenced for killing estranged wife in Iowa


July 21st, 2017 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska man found guilty of second-degree murder in northwest Iowa for the death of his estranged wife has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Rogelio Morales, of Hubbard, Nebraska, was found guilty last month of killing 21-year-old Margarita Morales on April 19, 2015, in his car near a Sioux City residence. He was sentenced Friday in Woodbury County District Court.

Court documents say Morales told investigators a fight broke out when his wife told him she no longer wanted to be in a relationship and that she was seeing another man.

Morales’ defense attorney has said Morales suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and had argued he should be convicted of voluntary manslaughter, not murder.