Nola helps Phillies beat Cards 5-1, stop 5-game losing steak

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June 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning, Freddy Galvis and Tommy Joseph homered, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Thursday to stop a five-game losing streak.

Joseph drove in three runs as Philadelphia, a major league-worst 23-48, won for just the second time in 15 games. Nola (4-5) allowed one run, four hits and two walks in 7 1/3 innings and struck out eight.

Paul DeJong homered on a hanging curveball leading off the eighth, pulling the Cardinals to 3-1, and Matt Carpenter walked with one out. Pat Neshek relieved and got Tommy Pham to ground into an inning-ending double play, and Luis Garcia followed with a perfect ninth.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid signs contact extension

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June 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid has signed a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. Reid, 59, was entering the final year of a five-year deal. The terms of the extension were not announced Thursday.

Reid has a 43-21 record and three playoff appearances in four years with the Chiefs, who won the AFC West last season. He is entering his 19th season as an NFL head coach, the first 14 with Philadelphia. He has a regular-season record of 173-114 and has won 184 games including the playoffs, the second-most victories among active NFL coaches behind Bill Belichick.

With the Eagles, Reid reached one Super Bowl, losing to New England.

Cubs send struggling Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa

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June 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

MIAMI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have demoted struggling slugger Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa. Schwarber, the fourth overall pick in the 2014 amateur draft, is batting just .171 with 12 homers and 28 RBIs in 64 games. There was no immediate announcement of a corresponding move.

Schwarber made his major league debut in 2015 and hit .246 with 16 homers and 43 RBIs in 69 games. He missed most of last season with a leg injury after a frightening outfield collision, then returned in October to help the Cubs win the World Series for the first time since 1908.

Chicago is 36-35 heading into Thursday night’s game at Miami.

Hamburg man arrested after social media post of him spinning tires around town

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June 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

A Hamburg man was arrested Wednesday after an investigation into a social media post about a minivan “cutting cookies” around the Main Street flagpole in Hamburg, and the same vehicle driving extremely fast and attempting to “power slide”past the library. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year old Alexander Matthew Crook was arrested for Reckless Driving. He was later released after appearing before a magistrate.

Alexander M. Crook

 

Atlantic Baseball start moved up tonight, no broadcast on KJAN

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June 22nd, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Baseball game at home against Glenwood tonight will now be Varsity first at 5:30pm due to the possibilty of rain later. JV will follow the Varsity game weather permitting. Due to the time change KJAN will no longer be able to broadcast the game as we had planned.

Bedford man arrested on drug charges after being found in a park after hours

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June 22nd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports one person was arrested on drug charges early Wednesday morning. At around 3:20-a.m., Deputies with the Page County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling Nodaway Valley Park, a county owned park, located approximately 1 mile northeast of Clarinda. The park adheres to state regulations on times that it is open for visitors.  3:20 in the morning is a time that the park is closed for visitors.

Deputies located a Dodge Durango with no plates parked in an area not designated for camping.  In the vehicle was a male later identified as 32-year old Joshua Dean Cooney, of Bedford.  Cooney appeared to be asleep. Drug paraphernalia was observed in the view by the Deputies, who woke Cooney up.  He was subsequently arrested on charges of Possession of drug paraphernalia, Possession of a controlled substance (Marijuana), and Possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).

Cooney was transported to the Page County Jail.  He was unable to post $2000 bond, and was held while awaiting appearance in front of a Magistrate.

Cooney

Des Moines man arrested on drug charges in Exira Wednesday night

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June 22nd, 2017 by Chris Parks

A Des Moines man was arrested in Audubon County on multiple drug charges after a traffic stop in Exira on Wednesday night. At 8:00pm Audubon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 33-year-old Justin Taylor Cannon of Des Moines for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana. K-9 Axel alerted and found the narcotics in the vehicle during the traffic stop. Cannon was taken to the Audubon County Jail, appeared before the magistrate, and was released.

Cass County Relay for Life on tap Friday night

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June 22nd, 2017 by Chris Parks

The 2017 Cass County Relay for Life is ready for a night of remembrance and celebration on Friday, June 23rd at the Atlantic High School. Relay Coordinator Carole Schuler says the night will begin for area Cancer Survivors at 4:30pm with check in for the Survivor meal.

This year’s event will have some exciting new additions. One of those changes will be a special pennant ceremony that will take place at the beginning of the event at 6:00pm on the high school track.

The pennant ceremony will replace the traditional luminary ceremony in order to allow more people to hear those names of loved ones being remembered and honored. For pennants that are purchased the rest of the night another reading will take place before the band takes the stage for evening entertainment.

Jett Black will perform beginning at about 7:30pm.  Villa Dance will also provide entertainment on the stage beginning at 6:45pm.

The survivor lap will follow the opening pennant ceremony to celebrate another year for all survivors involved.

Relay is a family friendly event with kids activities, walking the track to support the fight, education tent for cancer support and healthy lifestyle information, and other fun fundraising events through the night. Food will be available to purchase from Troublesome Creek BBQ, Atlantic Kiwanis, and Lewis Life Preservers with a portion of proceeds going back to Relay.

A tractor ride will also be going on throughout the day and that begins with registration at 8:00am at the Cass County Fairgrounds with the ride leaving at 9:00am.

Find out more about Cass County Relay for Life on Facebook: Relay for Life Cass County, Iowa or on the web at www.relayforlife.org/casscountyia Listen to Jim Field’s Full interview with Carole Schuler on our Heartbeat Today program below.

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Backyard & Beyond 6-22-2017

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June 22nd, 2017 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen visits with Tova Brandt, the Albert Ravenholt Curator at the Museum of Danish America in Elk about the new exhibit “Nordic Nights” & the summer solstice event.

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Heartbeat Today 06/21/2017

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June 22nd, 2017 by Chris Parks

Jim Field speaks with Cass County Relay for Life Coordinator Carole Schuler about this year’s event on Friday night at the Atlantic High School Track.

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