Memorial Day events in the area


May 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Grant United Methodist Church will hold its annual Memorial Day Dinner from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017, with a free-will offering. The menu includes: sloppy joe or ham sandwich, baked beans, assorted salads, pies and desserts, and coffee, tea or lemonade. All money raised by the dinner supports the Grant United Methodist Women and their work for mission projects and the Grant church. The dinner follows an 11 a.m. memorial service at the Grant Cemetery. Grant Community Preservationists (GCP) will hold the service to honor lost veterans with readings, song and an honor roll. Small individual flags will be available for families of veterans to place on their graves; GCP will be responsible for collecting them after the holiday. Following the dinner at 2 p.m., Jim & Kathy Wymore’s band, Rock N’ Country, will present live music at the Grant Park. The band includes the Wymores, Jerry Forney, Dave Reeves, Mike Jurey and Art Sellars. They will also feature talented young area musicians including: Josh Daniels, Joe Smith, Brandon Allee and Bailey Marie. Admission is $6, and GCP will offer concessions. The Grant United Methodist Church, founded in 1855, is a multigenerational church focusing on concern for its neighbors and providing a center of worship for all ages. Worship services are celebrated at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.

Join the Lewis Town & Country Boosters and the Pancake Man on May 29th from 7:30 – 10:30 am at the Lewis Community Center. They will be serving pancakes & sausages, juice and coffee for a free will donation.

Exira Lions Memorial Day Breakfast will be held at the Lions Community Center on Monday, May 29th from 8 am to 1 pm. Serving waffles, sausage, biscuits and gravy, French toast, juice and coffee for a free will offering. Also, they will be serving lunch from 11 am to 1 pm of a hot sandwich with chips and a drink for $6.00.

Anita Congregational UCC Annual Memorial Day Dinner will be held on May 29th from 11 am – 1 pm. Dinner includes: ham balls, gourmet potatoes, corn, green beans, fruit salad, dinner roll, drinks and delicious homemade pies. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids 12 and under. Carry-outs call Lynn Stephenson: 712-249-2392 or Tim Miller: 712-250-0307. Public is invited to attend.

Atlantic Memorial Day Service will be held on May 29th at the Atlantic Memorial Cemetery at 10 am. Atlantic High School band, local scouts and veterans will be involved in the ceremony. Featured speaker is Naval Reserve Commander Chaplain Michael Moreno of Norfolk, NE. Volunteers are need to help take down flags Monday at 5 pm. Ceremony will be broadcast on KJAN and on KJAN TV (link can be found in the Community Hub on the KJAN home page) or click here.

Griswold Memorial Day Service will be held on May 29th at the Griswold Cemetery at 10:30 am. Speaker is Mick Gutau of Treynor State Bank, a fly over is planned, bagpipper, Jenny Tritz will perform. The legion will be serving lunch following the service.

The Walnut American Legion invites the public to help honor the veterans of Walnut on May 29th at 9 am at the Legion Hall in Walnut. The Legion will be honoring 5 Legion membes with certificates for 70, 60 and 50 years of continuous membership. Following the certificate ceremony, Legion members will hold their Memorial Day services in the Layton Township Cemetery at 10 am, followed by the Catholic Cemetery at 10:30 am and finally at the city park at 10:45 am.

Shelby Memorial Day Services will be held on May 29th at 9:45 am at the Shelby Cemetery. The Shelby American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, AHST Junior High band students, Boy and Girl Scout troops, and others wishing to participate are asked to meet at the gate of the Shelby Cemetery at 9:45 am.

Audubon Memorial Day Services will be held on May 29th at Arlington Heights Cemetery at 10:30 am. In case of bad weather it will be held at the Audubon High School.

Neola Memorial Day Services will be held on May 29th at 11 am in the Neola Cemetery. The Neola American Legion will host the event. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church will hold an outdoor mass prior to the service at 10 am. There will be the Avenue of the Flags, where the flags will line both sides of the road into the cemetery.

16 NCAA baseball regional sites spread among 7 conferences


May 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Sixteen teams representing seven conferences will host regionals in the NCAA Division One baseball tournament. Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams and four from the Southeastern Conference were chosen as hosts Sunday night. Last year, 13 of the 16 hosts were from the ACC and SEC.

Each of the host schools are guaranteed spots in the 64-team tournament, with the rest of the field, including the top eight national seeds, and pairings to be announced today (Monday). The ACC hosts are North Carolina, Louisville, Florida State, Clemson and Wake Forest. SEC hosts are LSU, Florida, Kentucky and Arkansas.

Oregon State and Stanford are hosts from the Pac-12, and Texas Tech and TCU are home teams in the Big 12. Other hosts are Southern Mississippi of Conference USA, Long Beach State of the Big West and Houston of the American Athletic Conference.

Marquez leads Rockies past Cardinals 8-4


May 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DENVER (AP) – German Marquez pitched into the sixth inning, Gerardo Parra hit a three-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 Sunday. Marquez (4-2) allowed two runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He went 4-1 in May to help the Rockies’ rookie starters finish 12-3 for the month, the most wins by rookie starting pitchers since Oakland got 11 in September 2009, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Parra finished with three hits as the Rockies won a series for the 12th time this season. They have dropped two and split two others. Up next for the Cardinals, is the L-A Dodgers. Pre-game coverage on KJAN begins this afternoon at 12:20.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 5/29/17


May 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Partly Cloudy w/isolated afternoon showers possible. High 75. NW @ 15-25.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 45. NW @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: P/Cldy. High 77. NW @ 10-15.

Wednesday: Mostly Sunny. High 77.

Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered showers & tstrms. High 75.

Sunday’s High in Atlantic was 81. Our Low this morning 49. Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 84 and the low was 56. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 104 in 1934. The Record Low was 29 in 1947.

Red Oak man arrested for Disorderly Conduct


May 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak, Sunday evening, arrested 26-year old James Leroy Christensen, of Red Oak. Christensen, Jr., of Red Oak. Christensen, Jr. was taken into custody in the 300 block of S. 6th Street, for Disorderly Conduct. He was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on a $300 cash bond.

Bluffs man arrested Sunday night in Adams County


May 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

A man from Pottawattamie County was arrested late Sunday night near Lake Icaria, in Adams County, for Public Intoxication. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports 25-year old Jeremy Scott Dolph, of Council Bluffs, was taken into custody at around 11:35-p.m. after a Park Officer Dolph was seen walking around the shoulder of Kale Avenue by a parked vehicle following a traffic stop. Dolph was being held in the Adams County Jail on a $300 bond.

Injury accident in Creston, Saturday


May 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

One person was injured during a collision Saturday evening, in Creston. Authorities say a 2003 Ford Mustang driven by 76-year old Richard Kaster, of Creston, was traveling south on Lincoln Street and through the intersection with Townline Street, when his car was struck by an eastbound 2016 Chevy SUV driven by 85-year old Shirley Haag, of Orient. Witnesses said Haag ran the red light.

Kaster was transported by ambulance to the hospital in Creston, for treatment of suspected, minor injuries. Haag was not injured. Damage from the crash amounted to $18,000. No citations were immediately issued.

Iowa early News Headlines: Monday, May 29th 2017 (Memorial Day)


May 29th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 4:20 a.m. CDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Kim Reynolds acknowledges growing more comfortable with her ascent to Iowa’s job following her mentor’s appointment as U.S. ambassador to China. Reynolds officially took over Wednesday from Terry Branstad, the nation’s longest-serving governor. She had been a county official, state senator and lieutenant governor but says that until recently, she’d been reluctant to pursue the governorship.

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) – Iowa officials hope to improve access to the Des Moines River with a plan that includes the removal of two dams. The Messenger reports that Fort Dodge city officials and Webster county officials held an open house Wednesday to review the Des Moines River and Lizard Creek Water Trails and Corridor Plan. The final report will be reviewed by city council in the coming weeks.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Des Moines’ Blank Park Zoo has seen a spate of new births in the past month. The Des Moines Register reports that the zoo’s south-side wildlife park has recently welcomed four new babies, including a Bactrian camel named Tootsie, an addax named Moana, and two common elands named Cotton and Indigo. he zoo is also awaiting the emergence of two recently-born wallaby joeys from their mother’s pouch.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A fourth person has died from injuries received in a Des Moines apartment fire. The Des Moines Register reports that a man being treated at a hospital died Friday from his injuries received in the Thursday fire that killed three others. Police have not yet released the names of those killed, only that a 57-year-old woman and a 71-year-old man were among the dead. Police say the other person killed will have to be identified using DNA testing.

EUGENE MICHAEL BINTZ, 65, of Oakland (Svcs. 6/1/17)


May 28th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

EUGENE MICHAEL BINTZ, 65, of Oakland, died Friday, May 26th, at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. Funeral services for EUGENE BINTZ will be held 10-a.m. Thursday, June 1st, at the Pauley-Jones Funeral Home, in Avoca.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wed., May 31st, from 5-until 7-p.m.

Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery.

EUGENE BINTZ is survived by:

His brothers – David Bintz, of Hancock; Jeffrey (Jody) Bintz, of Council Bluffs, & John (Susan) Bintz, of Bloomfield, NM.

His nephew – Joshua (Christy) Bintz, of Treynor.

Iowa routs Wildcats 13-4 for first Big 10 Tournament title


May 28th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Drake Robison held Northwestern to one run in seven innings, Jake Adams homered twice, and Iowa won the Big Ten Tournament for the first time with a 13-4 victory over Northwestern on Sunday. The fifth-seeded Hawkeyes (38-20) earned the Big Ten’s automatic NCAA bid and will make their second appearance in the national tournament in three years.

Robison (4-2), a senior used mostly as a reliever, limited seventh-seeded Northwestern to four hits and struck out six in the longest outing of his career. Adams homered in the seventh and eighth innings to increase his total to 27, tied with Morehead State’s Niko Hulsizer for the national lead.

Freshman Matt Gannon (0-4) didn’t make it out of the first inning as Iowa took a 5-0 lead. Northwestern (27-30) won eight of its last 10 and finished with 12 more wins than a year ago.