Cass County Extension Report 07-29-2015

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

July 29th, 2015 by Chris Parks

w/ Kate Olson

Heartbeat Today 07-29-2015

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

July 29th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Ric Hanson speaks with Atlantic Parks and Rec Director Roger Herring about the grand opening of the Atlantic Dog Park at Shildberg Recreation Area.

Accident near Shelby County Cookers plant Tue. afternoon

News

July 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An accident next to the bacon processing plant south of Harlan resulted in minor injuries to the drivers of two vehicles. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says the collision happened at around 2:50-p.m. on Highway 59, at the intersection with 870th Street, near Shelby County Cookers. An investigation determined a 2001 Ford Escape driven by 59-year old Becky Watkins, of Harlan, was southbound on Highway 59 and had slowed down prior to attempting a left turn onto 870th Street, when her SUV was struck from behind by a 2002 Buick Lesabre. The driver of the Buick was identified as 20-year old Alexandria Temme, of Harlan.

Both drivers were transported by Medivac Ambulance to Myrtue Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Harlan Fire and Rescue personnel assisted at the scene. The accident remains under investigation, with charges pending at this time.

Brief chase and crash this morning on I-80 in Cass County

News

July 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

(Update 8:17-a.m. – Suspect in Custody)

Authorities in Cass County spent about 30-minutes this (Wednesday) morning, searching for a man who took off during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. An Iowa State Patrol Trooper pulled over a Chrysler on I-80 eastbound at the 50-mile marker at around 7:42-a.m., when the driver took off for reasons unknown. The vehicle exited at the Marne exit, south of the interstate and crashed, with the driver, a man reported from Sioux City, taking off on foot. After he followed the fence line and laid down on the ground, the Trooper lost sight of the subject.

Law enforcement, including k9 units converged on the scene trying to find the man, who was described as being a white male with tattoos on his arms. The Trooper who initiated the traffic stop reported the subject grabbed something from a dashboard compartment when he took off running.

He was seeing crawling on his hands and knees and finally apprehended near a tree along the fence line south of I-80, at around 8:17-a.m.

Heavy rains across southern & central Iowa Tuesday

News, Podcasts

July 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Thunderstorms rumbled across southern and central Iowa Tuesday, dumping heavy rain and causing damage in some parts of the state. Anywhere from 2.5 to as much as 5.5-inches of rain fell across a wide swath of the State. Flash flooding was reported in Adams County late Tuesday night, where 5.5-inches of rain fell in Corning. Water was reported to have flowed over roads at around 11:30-p.m. in Corning and Prescott, as well as several gravel roads south of Highway 34, and in Taylor County, a small pond in Bedford was filled to overflowing just before 11-p.m. The Weather Service says 4.26-inches of rain fell in Bedford overnight Tuesday into early this morning.

Further north rain amounted to 5.3-inches near Panora, while a National Weather Service spotter in Guthrie Center reported 4.15 inches had fallen Tuesday. In both cases, a majority of the heavy rain fell Tuesday evening, in less than two-hours.

Elsewhere across the State, thunderstorm winds gusting up to 65mph toppled a telephone pole in Ottumwa, along with numerous tree limbs, some of which fell on homes. Winds up to 65mph were also reported in Centerville. In Dallas County, a gravel road was washed out southwest of Granger. Penny-sized hail (3/4” diameter) was reported near Grimes, also.

A lightning strike southeast of Urbandale sparked a fire on a telephone pole.

Flood Warning until 1:30-p.m. for SE Page County

Weather

July 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

730 AM CDT WED JUL 29 2015
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR…SOUTHEASTERN PAGE COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA… UNTIL 130 PM CDT WEDNESDAY

* AT 724 AM CDT…THE RIVER GAGE ON THE EAST NODAWAY RIVER EAST OF
CLARINDA WAS REPORTING LEVELS ABOUT 4.5 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE.
THIS IS DUE TO RUNOFF FROM THE HEAVY RAIN IN THE PAST 24 HOURS.
THIS IS AN EXTENSION OF THE PREVIOUS AREA FLOOD WARNING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT COULD EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
RURAL AREAS EAST AND SOUTH OF CLARINDA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/29/2015

Podcasts, Sports

July 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.

Creston man arrested on a drug-related warrant

News

July 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston, Tuesday morning, arrested a man wanted on a Union County warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance/1st offense. Officials say 34-year old Walter Hodgkins, of Creston, was being held in the Union County Jail on $1,000 bond.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 7/29/2015

News, Podcasts

July 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:06-a.m. report w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

POLA ANN PETERS, 83, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Shelby, Iowa (8-1-2015)

Obituaries

July 29th, 2015 by Jim Field

POLA ANN PETERS, 83, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Shelby, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 28th at Bethany Lutheran Home. Funeral services for POLA ANN PETERS will be held on Saturday, August 1st at 11:00 am at Saint John Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs. Cutler-O’Neill Bayliss Park Chapel Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Visitation with the family will be Friday, July 31st from 5:00-7:00 pm, with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

A lunch will be served after the funeral service in the Fellowship Hall at the church. Burial will follow at the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby, Iowa.

Memorials are suggested to Saint John Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs or United Lutheran Church in Shelby, Iowa.

POLA ANN PETERS is survived by:

Daughters: Carol Brigandi and Judy Peters of Omaha, Nebraska, Becky (Richard) Udron of Little Rock, Arkansas, Rita (Kevin) Epperson of Council Bluffs, Iowa;

Son: Steven (Joyce) Peters of Humboldt, Iowa.

Brothers: Nick (Pat) Ericksen of Cincinnati, Ohio, Eldon Ericksen of Lewis, Iowa;

Sister-in-law: Shirley Erickson of Council Bluffs, Iowa

Brothers-in-law: Harold Peters and Eugene (Naomi) Peters both of Tennant, Iowa, Merlyn (Jeanette) Knudsen of Elk Horn, Iowa.

10 Grandchildren
2 Great-Grandchildren

And many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.