John Wayne Museum opened this Memorial Day weekend

News

May 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A project that began in 2008 is now complete and the John Wayne Birthplace Museum is open for visitors in Winterset. The four-bedroom home in which Marion Morrison was born in 1907 has been a tourist stop since the 1980s, but the museum next-door to catalogue the life of the movie star who became known as John Wayne is holding its grand opening festivities this weekend. Joe Zuckschwerdt — the president of the new museum’s board of directors — says a 25-seat theater is a good first stop inside the museum.

“We have a wonderful minute-and-a-half introduction from John Wayne’s daughter, Aissa Wayne, which is just wonderful,” Zuckschwerdt says. “And then we have (an) eight-and-a-half motion picture that highlights John Wayne’s career, from his early days all the way ’til his last movie, ‘The Shootist’.” Among the items in the museum’s collection is John Wayne’s 1972 Pontiac Safari Station wagon with its raised roof, so he could still wear a hat while he drove.

“He was 6’4″ and he loved wearing hats, not just western hats,” Zuckschwerdt says. “This was his personal vehicle. He would get in there and drive all over Newport Beach. He was a regular guy.” Wayne appeared in more than 175 films. “The Shootist” — his last movie — was released in 1976. He died of cancer three years later at the age of 72.

(Radio Iowa)

Email offers bogus advice about surviving a heart attack

News

May 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An email is being forwarded around from Iowans to their loved ones that claims to contain advice about how to survive a heart attack if you’re alone. One expert says the email offers terrible advice. It claims you should cough, hard, with each breath until help arrives. Dr. Shikar Saxena, a cardiologist in Omaha-Council Bluffs, says it’s best to delete that email and try to forget the false remedy.

“That is absolutely ludicrous to say that somebody who’s alone who’s having a heart attack can cough and essentially save their life,” Dr. Saxena says. “You only have about ten seconds, if you’re truly having arrhythmia, before you’re going to pass out from it.” He says that valuable time would be much better spent getting to a phone and calling 9-1-1. Saxena explains the likely origins of the well-meaning but invalid email.

“When we have patients who have cardiac arrest or arrhythmias and we see them in the hospital, we tell them sometimes to cough and very rarely can we get them out of this arrhythmia,” Dr. Saxena says, “so that’s where this all started from.” The subject line in the email is: “How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone,” and it’s been floating around cyberspace for years but it’s found new life in the past few weeks. Shikar is a cardiologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

(Radio Iowa)

Severe Thunderstorm Watch cancelled for 8 counties

Weather

May 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 214 FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:

RINGGOLD UNION ADAIR ADAMS CASS TAYLOR AUDUBON AND GUTHRIE.

 

DONALD NORRIS, 70, of Atlantic (Svcs. Pending)

Obituaries

May 25th, 2015 by Chris Parks

DONALD NORRIS, 70, of Atlantic died Monday, May 25th at his home in Atlantic.  Services for DONALD NORRIS are pending at Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Atlantic.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Update (2 Counties removed from Watch)

Weather

May 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 214 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
IN IOWA THIS CANCELS 2 COUNTIES: FREMONT and PAGE.

THE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1-A.M. TUESDAY FOR: HARRISON MILLS MONTGOMERY POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY  ADAIR ADAMS
AUDUBON CARROLL CASS CRAWFORD DALLAS GUTHRIE MADISON RINGGOLD SAC TAYLOR AND UNION COUNTIES.

Motorcycle rear-ends a pickup in Adair County Monday afternoon

News

May 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Two central Iowa residents were injured in a pickup versus motorcycle accident Monday afternoon, east of Greenfield, in Adair County. The Iowa State Patrol says a 2012 Chevy pickup driven by 62-year old Harold Adams, of Ankeny, was traveling east on Highway 92 and slowing to a stop, waiting to turn north onto the Stuart Road, when an eastbound 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by 52-year old Daniel Bruce, of Norwalk, failed to stop in-time.

The cycle, also occupied by 53-year old Rhonda Bruce, of Norwalk, collided with the rear of the pickup. Both vehicles came to rest at the point of impact, in the upright position. The accident happened at around 2:30-p.m.

Daniel Bruce was flown by Mercy One helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Rhonda Bruce was transported by Adair Rescue to the Adair County Hospital, in Greenfield. A report on their conditions is not available.

Significant Weather Advisory: Shelby, Harrison, Pott & Monona Counties

Weather

May 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
818 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE, SOUTHEASTERN MONONA, HARRISON, NORTHWESTERN SHELBY COUNTIES IN IOWA AND NORTHWESTERN DOUGLAS, SOUTHERN DODGE, WASHINGTON, NORTHERN SAUNDERS, SOUTHEASTERN BUTLER AND SOUTHEASTERN BURT COUNTIES IN NEBRASKA, UNTIL 845 PM
CDT…

AT 817 PM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR DUNLAP TO NEAR WESTON…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
FREMONT…BLAIR…WAHOO…MISSOURI VALLEY…VALLEY…LOGAN…
ARLINGTON…NORTH BEND…HOOPER…CEDAR BLUFFS…EARLING…
MONDAMIN…NICKERSON…KENNARD…INGLEWOOD…WESTON…PRAGUE…
DEFIANCE…MODALE AND PISGAH.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN IOWA AND EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

Special Weather Statement: Sac, Crawford, Carroll Counties…

Weather

May 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SAC-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SAC CITY…LAKE VIEW…ODEBOLT…
WALL LAKE…SCHALLER…EARLY…ROCKWELL CITY…MANSON…
LAKE CITY…POMEROY…FORT DODGE…DENISON…CARROLL
706 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

…STRONG STORMS PRODUCING HAIL THIS EVENING…

A BROKEN LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS IS MOVING SLOWLY NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA THIS EVENING. THE STRONGEST STORMS WILL PRODUCE DIME SIZE OR LARGER HAIL…GUSTY WINDS…AND BRIEF DOWNPOURS.

Severe Thunderstorm warning: Monona/Harrison Counties

Weather

May 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

705 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN MONONA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…
NORTHEASTERN HARRISON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN IOWA…

* UNTIL 745 PM CDT

* AT 705 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LOGAN…OR 31 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DENISON…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
LOGAN…WOODBINE…DUNLAP…MAGNOLIA…SCHABEN PARK AND WILLOW LAKE RECREATION AREA.

Severe T-storm warning update: Pott/Mills Counties…

Weather

May 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

POTTAWATTAMIE IA-MILLS IA-
657 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 PM CDT FOR SOUTH CENTRAL POTTAWATTAMIE AND CENTRAL MILLS COUNTIES…

AT 657 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MALVERN…OR 23 MILES SOUTHEAST OF OMAHA…MOVING NORTH AT 35 MPH. ANOTHER STORM NEAR THURMAN COULD MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE WARNED AREA.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
GLENWOOD…MALVERN…TREYNOR…TABOR AND SILVER CITY.