Dunne shines in 1st start, N. Iowa beats Missouri St. 61-7


October 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Eli Dunne threw for 418 yards and two touchdowns in his debut as a starter as Northern Iowa dominated Missouri State 61-7 on Saturday. Dunne, a sophomore, completed 25 of 33 attempts with no interceptions. Northern Iowa has not had anyone throw for 400-plus yards since Pat Grace threw for 445 against South Dakota in 2009. Dunne threw for 308 yards and one score in the first half.

UNI (3-4, 2-2 Missouri Valley Conference), which had lost its last two games by a total of seven points, took control early. Elijah Campbell and Duncan Ferch each intercepted passes, running them back for scores in the fourth quarter. A.J. Allen also picked off a pass as the Panthers had their second game this season with three interceptions. They now have 13 on the year.

UNI had 556 total yards while limiting Missouri State (3-4, 1-3) to 189.

2016 High School Football Playoff brackets


October 22nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

2016 Football Playoff Brackets

MARJORIE GRAYSON, 91, of Atlantic (Svcs. 11/12/16)


October 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

MARJORIE GRAYSON, 91, of Atlantic, died Oct. 11th, at the Heritage House, in Atlantic. Celebration of Life Memorial Services for MARJORIE GRAYSON will be held 10-a.m.  November 12th, at First United Methodist Church in Atlantic. Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Nov. 11th from 5-until 7-p.m.; Online condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com

Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, in Hamburg.

MARJORIE GRAYSON is survived by:

Her daughters – Barbara (Mike) Helland, of Germantown, MD, & Rebecca (Jim) Burgart, of Council Bluffs.

Rollover accident in Fremont County Saturday morning


October 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says no injuries were reported following a single-vehicle, rollover accident Saturday morning. 29-year old Jeremy Long, of Farragut, was traveling west in the 3500 block of 250th Street at around 7:20-a.m., when he lost control of his car. The 2003 Mini Cooper ended-up in the south ditch, where it rolled over and came to rest on a farm field approach. Long was uninjured and refused medical treatment.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputy was assisted at the scene by Riverton Fire and Rescue.

GYLE N. CONRAD, 92, of Atlantic (Svcs. Pending)


October 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

GYLE N. CONRAD, 92, of Atlantic, died Sat., Oct. 22nd, at Atlantic Specialty Care. Services for GYLE CONRAD are pending at the Roland Funeral Home, in Atlantic.

Online condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

Ex-Nebraska jailer found guilty in Iowa in child sex case


October 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A former Nebraska jail employee has been found guilty in western Iowa of child sex and pornography counts. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports a Pottawattamie County jury found Shawn Beu guilty Friday on all 10 counts related his sexual abuse and video recording of young girls.

Prosecutors say videos of Beu sexually abusing a young girl and of young girls taken on a hidden camera in Beu’s bathroom were found in his home. The 37-year-old Beu had claimed he did not take the videos.

Beu, who lives in Council Bluffs, was a corrections sergeant at the Douglas County Jail in Omaha when he was arrested in March. He faces up to 100 years in prison when he’s sentenced Nov. 30.

Man convicted of shooting Sioux City officer seeks acquittal


October 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A Sioux City man convicted earlier this month of attempted murder in the shooting of a police officer is asking a judge to acquit him. The Sioux City Journal reports Isaiah Mothershed has requested a judge overturn a jury verdict and acquit him of shooting Officer Ryan Moritz in the leg. The 19-year-old Mothershed’s request says there wasn’t enough evidence at trial to convict him. The judge will likely rule on the request at Mothershed’s sentencing hearing on Nov. 15.

A Woodbury County jury found Mothershed guilty Oct. 7 of two counts of attempted murder and four counts of first-degree robbery. Authorities say Mothershed pulled a gun from a couch while his hands were handcuffed behind his back on Feb. 7 and shot Moritz while being arrested.

Clement carries No. 10 Wisconsin to 17-9 win over Iowa


October 22nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Corey Clement ran for 134 yards and a touchdown and 10th-ranked Wisconsin used a stout defense to beat Iowa 17-9 on Saturday and snap a two-game skid. Alex Hornibrook had 197 yards passing for the Badgers (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten), who won for the fourth straight time in Iowa City.

Backup Bart Houston threw a touchdown pass for Wisconsin, and Clement’s 1-yard TD run put the Badgers ahead 14-6 midway through the third quarter. But Wisconsin was carried by its defense. The Badgers allowed just 236 yards on 60 plays and held the Hawkeyes (5-3, 3-2) without a touchdown for the first time all season — just a week after Iowa scored 49 points against Purdue.

C.J. Beathard had 153 yards passing for Iowa, which lost its third straight at home. The Hawkeyes offense, which has been inconsistent at times this season, bottomed out. Beathard hardly had any open receivers — and when he did, he missed them more than once. Iowa’s hopes for a run at the West title now seem dim, with Penn State, Michigan and Nebraska still on its schedule.

The Hawkeyes get their bye next week. They open November with a night game on the road against the Nittany Lions. The Badgers brutal stretch in the Big Ten continues next week when they host the Cornhuskers, who entered Saturday ranked eighth in the country. Wisconsin then travels to resurgent Northwestern before its schedule eases considerably in November.

Family Fun in the Kitchen 10-22-2016

Podcasts, Family Fun in the Kitchen

October 22nd, 2016 by Jim Field

LaVon and Miss NiNi discuss Spam and share some reactions from others on the product.

MEMORIES OF SPAM—pick your favorite!

  1. Kristy says: We never had it at home. But my Avo (Portuguese for grandmother) always had a can and would slice and fry it for sandwiches. I loved to use the little key to curl open the can. Brings back fond memories!! Mid 1980s
  2. From Calla: Sliced then fried and eaten on bread for lunch on Saturday circa 1967-1971
  3. Bree notes: I used to work for Hormel. There are only 2 locations in the US that makes SPAM. I’ve tried countless varieties of the product but my favorite are the ones that go to Japan. Far less salty, even less than the US version of low sodium. I also enjoy the Jalapeño flavor.
  4. Jennifer voices: Grandpa Lloyd used to fry that stuff up for Amy and I all the time! We’d spend the night at Grandpa and Grandma’s and watch WWF wrestling with him and have that for supper. Dale still fixes it that way.
  5. Linda recalls: Hey; LaVon, we ate a lot of spam when we were kids. Mom used to make it a lot of different ways. Fried like ham, ground for sandwiches, in hot dish were just a few.
  6. Megan states: Been to the spam museum yes, very interesting rich on history. Try Spam cakes….Slice Of Spam In A pancake.
  7. Stacie asserts: I toured the Hormel plant in Austin in college with Block and Bridle and got to see how spam was made, then went through the museum afterwards. It was like most packing/processing facilities that I’ve been in, each with their own niche. I was reading The Jungle at the time for a food science class and wouldn’t recommend doing both simultaneously, but do have a much greater appreciation for how far the industry has come by doing so!
  8. Gary voices: My mom created some of the most awesome dishes with spam..been in my diet since i was a little munchkin..in my cupboard right now..put a slice of pineapple on top with some pineapple juice..bake it in the oven…like my dad would say “broke da mouth”…
  9. Sheryl remembers: We’ve been to the Spam museum – it’s a great interactive place with lots of interesting information and displays. Spam was sent to our soldiers in WW 2 because of its’ shelf life and also because it was mighty tasty compared to those C rations. The Hawaiian people are the biggest users of this product. We were amazed by now many variations of Spam are now available. Can’t recall how many, but LOTS. We ate Spam, probably twice a month, when we were growing up. Mom usually fried it and we ate it with fried potatoes or eggs. Very good. I usually keep a can of Spam in the cupboard to use when I’m short on meat. It’s good fried, in salads, on a pizza, and in a casserole. Spam. It’s what’s for supper J
  10. Emily claims: I only take part in the eating of the sacred spam while camping, but I would share my stories and recipes with those that are curious about canned meat-like products.
  11. Susan recalls: I have eaten spam all my life. I grew up in Hawaii where it is a household staple really. My children grew up eating it with white rice and soy sauce. Or we would make what we call musubi. Fried spam on rice wrapped in black sea weed with a little bit of sauce on it. Till this day it’s my kids’ his favorite thing I make. We can’t have a holiday without it. And when my son was in Italy in the 1/73 airborne division he would make it for his buddies when they got together. they would request it. My youngest daughter actually loves it so much that I made her a musubi cake for one of her birthdays when she was in high school.
  12. Marge suggests: YEs to all the questions, Sheila has been to the museum. She really enjoyed it. Just recently was introduced to a new version. Mash the spam, and add. Grated cheese, add pizza sauce, spread on open faced buns and broil until the cheese melts and is bubbly. we served it at Bible school, and one of the boys said he ate nine. They were mighty tasty! Most kids had never tasted Spam.
  13. Maggie maintains: Mom served it to my brother and me ONE TIME! We through such a fit, am sure she didn’t buy it again

Conservation Report 10-22-2016

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

October 22nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

Bob Beebensee and Conservation Officer for Cass and Adair Counties Grant Gelly talk about all things outdoors in the Nishna Valley.