The (podcast) KJAN listening area forecast & weather information for Atlantic.
The (podcast) KJAN listening area forecast & weather information for Atlantic.
AURIOL LaBELLE JENSEN, 97, of Sun City, AZ, died Wed., Aug. 27th, at the Bethany Assisted Living facility in Sun City. Graveside services for AURIOL JENSEN will be held 2-p.m. Tue., Sept. 2nd, in the Layton Township Cemetery at Walnut. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Avoca has the arrangements.
Visitation at the funeral home is from 1-until 2-p.m. Tuesday.
AURIOL LaBELLE JENSEN is survived by:
Her daughter – Sheila (Dwight) Lockhart, of Sun City.
5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
A Catholic priest from northwest Iowa man is back at home after spending most of his summer bicycling across the United States. Father Kevin Richter of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars rode 3,836 miles as he crossed 14 states in 68 days. “The most miles I covered in a day was from Bismark, North Dakota down to Selby, South Dakota,” Richter said. “With a good tail wind behind me, I rode 120 miles that day.” He averaged 68.5 miles a day. Richter said, during the toughest stretch of the trip, he covered only 28 miles on one day through the Appalachian Mountains.
“For half of Kentucky and half of Virginia, you just keep going up hills and down hills,” Richter said. “That gets weary after a while and nearly broke me at one point.” Richter divided his journey into two halves, traveling east from Le Mars to Yorktown, Virginia. From there, he flew to Portland, Oregon and rode his bike back to Le Mars. Oddly enough, Richter said the worst weather he rode through was in Iowa, on June 9.
“The day I left, when I was riding between Lawton and Bronson, it was raining hard. I think that was it,” Richter said. Richter took a summer sabbatical to make the trip. On many nights, he either camped out under the stars or slept in motels. On a few occasions, he would spend the evening at a church or with host families. Richter made the journey by himself, had 13 flat tires, and lost 25 pounds.
It’s the last summer holiday weekend and the last chance for many to spend time on their boats. Lou An McCraken of the U-S Army Corps of Engineers, says you should be sure to have a life jacket on hand for everyone. She says it’s not enough just to have it in the boat, you need to put it on. “It’s not a burden to wear a life jacket if you find a good comfortable Coast Guard-approved life jacket…you’ll want to wear it to keep you safe and for everyone in your family who you care about,” McCraken says.
McCracken is a Natural Resource Specialist who works on the Mississippi River. McCracken says each year a number of boating accidents claim lives because someone fell into the water and underestimated their swimming ability. And sometimes swimming isn’t even an option, especially on rivers like the Mississippi. “You could have bumped your head, you could have had a medical condition that caused you to fall out, you pass out for any number of reasons, you may have hit something submerged that bumps you out of your boat,” McCraken says. “The Mississippi River is always changing, it’s such a dynamic river.”
McCracken says nine of ten people who drowned in lakes and river last year were not wearing a life jacket. She also says because the Mississippi is such a vast body of water, conditions vary on different sections of the river. What may be safe in one location could pose a danger elsewhere.
Swimming is not recommended in at least seven of Iowa’s state park lakes for the last holiday weekend of the summer. Mary Skopec is the beach monitoring coordinator with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “Right now, we have five beaches that are not recommended for swimming due to E. coli bacteria advisories and we have three beaches that are not recommended for swimming based on algal toxin levels that we see,” Skopec says. Recent heavy rains have contributed to a rise in E. coli bacteria by washing manure spread on farm fields into the lakes.
The beaches where swimming advisories are posted are at Union Grove State Park, Denison Beach, Black Hawk State Park, Backbone Lake, Lake of Three Fires, Prairie Rose Lake, and McIntosh Woods on Clear Lake.
Today Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 7 mph after midnight.
Sunday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm. Low around 65. South southeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Labor Day A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. West southwest wind 8 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80
ADM, Adel 15, Perry 9
Albia 39, Mount Ayr 8
Alta/Aurelia 35, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 12
Audubon 13, A-H-S-T, Avoca 6
Bedford 36, Griswold 14
CAM, Anita 48, Adair-Casey 24
Carroll 34, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 0
Central Decatur, Leon 33, Nodaway Valley 12
Central Lyon 49, West Lyon, Inwood 14
Clarinda 60, Atlantic 14
Coon Rapids-Bayard 48, Laurens-Marathon 0
Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 42, Sioux City, North 27
Creston-Orient-Macksburg 27, Norwalk 17
Dallas Center-Grimes 27, Carlisle 24, OT
Des Moines Christian 24, West Central Valley, Stuart 6
East Mills 20, Boyer Valley, Dunlap 0
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 58, Nishnabotna 6
Fremont Mills, Tabor 50, Woodbine 20
Glenwood 41, Red Oak 24
Guthrie Center 52, Stanton 28
Harlan 45, Denison-Schleswig 14
IKM-Manning 28, East Sac County 7
Lamoni 52, Essex 22
Lawton-Bronson 35, Treynor 20
Lenox 36, East Union, Afton 32
Lewis Central 35, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 28
Logan-Magnolia 42, Missouri Valley 6
Ogden 23, Panorama, Panora 13
Shenandoah 28, Riverside, Oakland 7
Sidney 43, West Harrison, Mondamin 26
Southwest Valley 40, Clarinda Academy 0
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 20, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 13
Tri-Center, Neola 19, Underwood 8
Winterset 15, Oskaloosa 14
POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
West Monona, Onawa vs. Westwood, Sloan, ppd. to Aug 30.
Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager is resigning as a result of a scandal involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said Friday he’s stepping down from his top role in the Republican senator’s re-election effort. Benton’s announcement stems from a political scandal in Iowa, in which former state Senator Kent Sorenson received thousands of dollars in “under the table payments” before switching loyalties from Michele Bachmann to Benton’s grandfather-in-law Ron Paul.
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — A man employed by the school district in Montezuma has been accused of sexually abusing two minors in 2012. The Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office says 28-year-old Derek John Bates was arrested Friday on two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and one count of pattern, practice or scheme to engage in sexual exploitation by a school employee.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — A man riding a motorcycle has died following a crash in central Iowa. The Story County Sheriff’s Office says 52-year-old Benjamin Parsons of Boone was traveling on a Harley Davidson motorcycle Thursday night on Highway 30 near Ames when he crashed.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a section of the Raccoon River in Des Moines will rise several feet above flood stage before it’s expected to crest today. The city’s public works department says recent rainfall means the Raccoon River at Fleur Drive was over 12 feet on Friday. That’s just above the flood stage.
High School Football picks with Jim Field, Chris Parks, Doug Leonard, and Matt Mullenix.