5 killed 3 others hurt in NW Iowa crash

News

November 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Five people died following a traffic accident Saturday afternoon in northwest Iowa’s Woodbury County. KTIV in Sioux City reports the accident happened at around 3:40-p.m. on Highway 141 at Mile Marker 3, just east of Sloan. Officials say the crash involved a GMC pickup truck and a Chevy Trailblazer.

There were four occupants in each vehicle. Officials say that in addition to the five fatalities, the three other occupants were taken to a local hospital. No other details were available late Saturday evening.

Mahomes leads Texas Tech past Iowa State 34-31

Sports

November 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Freshman Patrick Mahomes passed for 328 yards and four touchdowns, the last a 44-yard fourth-quarter toss to Kenny Williams that lifted Texas Tech to a 34-31 victory over Iowa State on Saturday.

Iowa State led 31-27 lead on Aaron Wimberly’s 3-yard touchdown run early the fourth quarter, but missed a chance to extend the lead when Cole Netten’s 42-yard field goal attempt hooked left. Tech (4-7, 2-6 Big Twelve) then marched 75 yards in seven plays for the game-winner, which came when Mahomes found Williams all alone in the right flat and the 228-pounder rambled untouched to the end zone with 4:07 left to end the Red Raiders’ three-game losing streak.

Iowa State (2-7, 0-7) drove into Tech territory after Williams’ touchdown but gave up the ball on downs when quarterback Sam Richardson was stopped just short of converting at the Red Raiders’ 31.

No. 14 Wisconsin holds off Iowa 26-24

Sports

November 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Melvin Gordon surpassed 2,000 yard rushing with 200 yards and two touchdowns, and 14th-ranked Wisconsin held off Iowa 26-24 on Saturday for its sixth straight win. Gordon became the 17th FBS player with a 2,000-yard rushing season to lead the Badgers (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten). Wisconsin still has to beat Minnesota in Madison next weekend to earn a shot at Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.

Gordon’s performance came just hours after Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine broke his week-old FBS record with 427 yards rushing in a win over Kansas. But Gordon was sensational in his own right, cracking the 2,000-yard on an 88-yard run midway through the third quarter.

Jake Rudock had 311 yards passing and two TDs for the Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-3), who rallied from 16 down to get within 26-24 with just over 5 minutes left.

BOIL ADVISORY ISSUED FOR CITY OF DUNLAP

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November 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources, Saturday evening, issued a Boil Advisory for the City of Dunlap, in Harrison County, following a water main break. The broken water line had not yet been located Saturday afternoon, but the boil advisory will remain into effect even after water pressure has been restored and until two sets of bacteria samples have been completed to determine the water is safe.

Water pressure has been retained at the nursing home in Dunlap so the facility is not currently under the boil advisory that has been issued for the rest of the city.

Due to the potential for bacterial contamination, it is being recommended that the water be boiled before being used for drinking or cooking or that an alternative source such as bottled water be used until further notice.

Residents of Dunlap are advised to bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. The water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.

Rice scores twice as Drake beats Stetson 27-15

Sports

November 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Andy Rice ran for two touchdowns and Drake concluded its 11th consecutive winning season with a 27-15 victory over Stetson on Saturday. Rice’s two touchdown runs were the first and last scores of the game, his 1-yarder with 4:52 left in the game concluding a 21-play, 90-yard drive. Rice was also 18-of-27 passing for 189 yards.

Conley Wilkins added 81 yards rushing on 16 carries, including a 7-yard run that capped a 13-play, 97-yard drive to give the Bulldogs (7-4, 6-2 Pioneer) the lead for good at 14-8 early in the second quarter. Spencer Lee added two field goals for a 20-8 halftime advantage.

Ryan Tentler threw 64 yards to Darius McGriff for a Stetson touchdown and Cole Mazza ran 1 yard for the other. Tentler was 14 of 22 for 225 yards with an interception for the Hatters (5-7, 3-5), who also lost two fumbles.

Northern Iowa defeats North Florida 66-49

Sports

November 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Seth Tuttle had 19 points on 7-of-7 shooting and added five rebounds to lead Northern Iowa to a 66-49 win over North Florida on Saturday. Paul Jesperson finished with 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, and Wes Washpun added 10 points for Northern Iowa (4-0). Jalen Nesbitt had 15 points and four steals, going 6 of 8 at the free-throw line, and Demarcus Daniels added 10 points North Florida (1-3).

Wyatt Lohaus hit a 3-pointer early in the game to cap an 18-0 start by Northern Iowa, but North Florida responded with a 12-3 run. The Panthers took a 33-18 lead into halftime. In the second half, Jalen Nesbitt had four free throws as a part of a 7-2 Ospreys run, but Northern Iowa responded with a 16-4 run including seven points from Tuttle.

Western Michigan 91, Drake 75.

Sports

November 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) – Connar Tava had 20 points, seven assists and five rebounds to lead Western Michigan to a 91-75 win over Drake on Saturday.  Tucker Haymond had 24 points and three assists, including a pair of 3s and David Brown added 14 points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals for Western Michigan (3-0). Reed Timmer had 23 points and Chris Caird added 13 points for Drake (0-3).

Timmer scored 16 points in the first half to put Drake up 46-41 at halftime, but Western Michigan responded in the second half.  Haymond converted a layup while being fouled midway through the second half to cap a 19-2 run, which put the Western Michigan up 60-50. The Broncos made eight of their final 11 shots, including seven-straight points by Haymond to close it out.

 

KATHLEEN MOORHEAD, 61, of Booneville (formerly of Casey) – Svcs. 11/25/14

Obituaries

November 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KATHLEEN MOORHEAD, 61, of Booneville (formerly of Casey), died Fri., Nov. 21st, at the Stuart Community Care Center. Funeral services for KATHLEEN MOORHEAD will be held 10:30-a.m. Tue., Nov. 25th, at the Casey United Methodist Church. Johnson Family Funeral Home in Stuart has the arrangements.

Visitation at the Casey United Methodist Church is from 5-to 7-pm on Mon., (11/24). Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Burial will be in the Dalmanutha Cemetery in rural Casey.

Memorials may be directed to the Casey United Methodist Church, and/or the Stuart CCC Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

1st reading of new Mowing Ordinance expected in Atlantic

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November 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic City Council will get a jump on the next mowing season during their next regular meeting, when they act on the first reading of a new “Mowing of PropertiesOrdinance. The ordinance requires “Any property in the City of Atlantic, whether vacated or non-vacated….to be mowed when the vegetation reaches a height of more than 12 inches by the first and the fifteenth day of the month in May, June, July, August, September, and October.”

If the property owner fails to comply, the City, or its agents, may mow any property, by the aforementioned dates, and charge $75-per hour to do so. In addition, a surcharge of $100 will be charged to the property owner. The Ordinance says “Any property owners who fail to mow their properties, thus allowing the same to be mowed by the City or their agents, and who do not provide payment for the mowing as required, will be assessed by the City for such costs, which will be collected in the same manner as general property taxes.”

Any billings for mowing done by the City or its agents will be sent by regular mail and are payable within 30 days of the billing date. The ordinance will go into effect from and after its final passage, approval, and publication as provided by law.

NW Iowa man is arrested after threatening White House

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November 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AKRON, Iowa (AP) – Police have arrested a 37-year-old Akron man after they say he twice threatened to blow up the White House. The Sioux City Journal report that the man called the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office Thursday afternoon and asked to speak with sheriff. Authorities say that when the man was told he would have to leave a message for the sheriff, he told the dispatcher he was going to blow up the White House.

Federal and local authorities went to the man’s home Thursday evening to investigate the threat. Investigators say after the man again threatened to blow up the White House and to kill the investigators, he was arrested.