Gov. Branstad & Lt. Gov. Reynolds to tour s.w. IA this week


May 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will be traveling to southwest Iowa this week. Reynolds will attend a Memorial Day Service in Adel at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery, beginning at 8-a.m., Monday.

On Tuesday, Branstad and Reynolds will be in Creston at 9:30-a.m. for a tour of Vanmark Equipment. At 11-a.m., they’ll be in Corning at the Memorial Rock Park, for a Home Base Iowa announcement. Monday afternoon, the Governor and Lt. Governor will be in Red Oak at 1 o’clock, for a tour of Johnson Controls (JCI). Afterward, they’ll travel to Glenwood, for a 2:30-p.m. stop at the Glenwood Resource Center. Their afternoon concludes with a tour of the Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, at 4:15-p.m.

On Wednesday, the Governor and Lt. Governor will be at the Clarinda Correctional facility for a tour of the Dept. of Corrections’ Apprenticeship Program, at 8-a.m. Then at 9:30, they’ll be in Bedford for a visit to a Bedford Chamber of Commerce. And, they’ll be in Mt. Ayr at 11:15, for a tour of the Ringgold County Courthouse.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 5/29/16


May 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today: Sunny, with a high near 84. W/SW winds 5-10.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Low around 60.
Memorial Day: Mostly sunny w/a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1-pm. High near 83. S @ 5-10.
Monday Night: Cloudy w/a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 62.
Tuesday: Cloudy, w/a 60% chance of showers & thunderstorms. High around 76. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tue. night A 40% chance of showers & thunderstorms. Low around 57.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 73. Our 24-hour Low thru 7-a.m. today was 53. We received .01” rain (one-one hundredth) over the past 24-hours.  Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 74 and the low was 51. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 104 in 1934. The Record Low was 29 in 1947.

JEAN PFOLTNER, 93, (formerly of Manning) – Svcs. 6/3/16


May 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

JEAN PFOLTNER, 93, of Lincoln, NE (& formerly of Manning), died Friday, May 27th. Funeral services for JEAN PFOLTNER will be held 10:30-a.m. Friday, June 3rd, at the 1st Presbyterian Church, in Manning. Ohde Funeral Home in Manning has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-until 7-p.m. Thursday, June 2nd; Visitation will resume 9:30-a.m. Friday, at the 1st Presbyterian Church, in Manning.

Burial will be in the Manning Cemetery.

JEAN PFOLTNER is survived by:

Her children – David (Donna) Pfoltner, of Sheridan, IL; Patricia (James) Dinklage, of Orchard, NE., & Brian (Mary) Pfoltner, of Lincoln, NE.

5 grandchildren, & 5 great-grandchildren.

Adams County Sheriff’s report (5/29/16)


May 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports three, recent arrests. Saturday evening, 53-year old Teresa Lee Jones, of Bedford, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), after results that came back from a lab, showed she tested positive for a controlled substance in a prior case. Jones was arrested at her home and brought to the Adams County Jail, where her bond was set at $1,000.

Last Thursday, Adams County Deputies arrested 33-year old Jackie Ann Stacy, of Corning, after she allegedly became very hostile toward deputies who had arrived at 2674 Highway 148. Authorities say Stacy was told several times to “calm down.” She was taken into custody for Public Intoxication and held in the Adams County Jail on $300 bond.

And, last Wednesday morning, 18-year old Austin Tyler Nichols, of Prescott, was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, following a traffic stop. His bond was set at $300.

Iowa Boys State Golf Tournament – Summary


May 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The two-day Boys State Golf Tournament wrapped up Saturday at courses located in Livermore, Ft. Dodge and Marshalltown.

In Class 3-A, at the Spring Valley Golf Course, in Livermore, the team from Webster City came away with the win, with the best low score of 614 after two rounds of play. Manchester-West Delaware placed second with their score of 625, Gilbert was third, with a score of 630. Atlantic placed 5th with a score of 643. The top Trojan scorer for Atlantic was senior Kyle Nelson, who placed 15th with his best, two-day low score of 157.

In Class 2-A at the Lakeside Golf Course in Ft. Dodge, Panorama took first place at the tournament for the second year in a row. It was the third-straight trip to State for the Panthers, who shot a two-day total of 604. Fort Dodge/St. Edmond was second, shooting a tow-day total of 613, followed by Kuemper Catholic, with a 614. Individually, for the Panther’s, Junior George Appleseth’s tournament score of 145 was the lowest. This is the third-straight trip to State for Panorama.

In Class 1-A at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown, East Buchanon claimed the title, shooting a team-best 620 for the two-day event. Mason City-Newman Catholic was second, followed by Nodaway Valley in third place, with their score of 648. Griswold place 5th, with a two-day best score of 671. Individually, for the Griswold Tigers, senior Jacob Reynolds shot the best low score over the two-day event, of 151, which was good for 6th place. Senior James Reynolds, from Griswold, shot a total of 153, which placed him 8th in the event. Nodaway Valley senior Jackson Lamb took 12th place individually, with his two-day total of 157. Fellow senior Sam Marnin shot a total of 159, placing him in the 14th slot.

For all of the team and individual scores, see our other posts on the Sports page, or click on this link:

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA: 5/29/16


May 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Early This Morning: Mostly clear. West wind near 10 mph.
Today: Sunny…warmer. High in the mid 80s. Southwest wind near 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low around 60. Southwest wind near 10 mph.
Memorial Day: Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s. South wind near 10 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the lower 60s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Thunderstorms likely. High in the mid 70s. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 60 percent.
Tuesday Night: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the upper 50s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High in the mid 70s.

Former ISU basketball standout fatally shot in TX


May 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DALLAS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday. A man living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door kicked open, Dallas Police Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black said in a statement. When Dejean-Jones began kicking at the bedroom door, the man retrieved a handgun and fired. Officers who responded found Dejean-Jones collapsed in an outdoor passageway, and he later died at a hospital. He was 23.

In 2014, Dejean-Jones transferred to Iowa State to play under coach Fred Hoiberg. He played in 33 games during the 2014–15 season, starting 21, averaging 10.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals, while shooting a career-best 47.6 percent from the field. In Dejean-Jones’ only NBA season, which ended in February because of a broken right wrist, the 6-foot-6 guard started 11 of 14 games and averaged 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds.

It is legal in Texas for someone to use deadly force in order to protect themselves from intruders. Julie Keel, a spokeswoman for Camden Property Trust, the real estate company that owns the apartment complex in Dallas, confirmed that the complex’s apartment manager had sent out an email to residents saying that the person who had been shot had been trying to break into “the apartment of an estranged acquaintance” and that this person had “inadvertently” broken into the wrong apartment.

Black said he could not confirm that Dejean-Jones was trying to access an acquaintance’s apartment.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sunday, May 29th 2016


May 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 4:40 a.m. CDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — New court documents show that Sioux City Community School District has paid $40,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the mother of a student sexually exploited by former educational specialist. The school board earlier this month approved a $20,000 settlement agreement. The Sioux City Journal reports that documents filed Thursday show the district’s insurance carrier will pay another $20,000. The insurance portion was not earlier disclosed by the district.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate spent no time Saturday at a Waterloo debate attacking each other. Instead, they focused criticism on Republican incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that state Sen. Rob Hogg and former legislators Tom Fiegen and Bob Krause fielded questions about how to address concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement, campaign finance and criminal justice matters.

DALLAS (AP) — Police say New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment. Police said in a statement that officers were called early Saturday and found the 23-year-old player collapsed in a passageway. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — An Ames-based company is peddling a mobile food dehydrator in an effort to stop food waste around the globe. Cedar Rapids television station KGAN reports that the KinoSol is a mobile food dehydration unit that is solar powered for farmers. KinoSol co-founder Clayton Mooney says one-third of all food produced goes to waste and that the dehydrator is crucial in developing countries.


Dawson goes deep in 10th to lead Buckeyes past Spartans 3-2


May 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ronnie Dawson homered leading off the top of the 10th inning Saturday night to send Ohio State to a 3-2 win over Michigan State that keeps the Buckeyes alive in the Big Ten tournament. The Buckeyes (41-18-1) and Spartans (36-19) will meet again this (Sunday) morning, with the winner advancing to the championship game against bottom seed Iowa.

Michigan State had a runner on second base with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but Marty Bechina got caught in a rundown on Kory Young’s grounder, and Young was thrown out trying to go from first to second on the play. Dawson sent Walter Borkovich’s second pitch of the 10th into the right-field seats for his 13th homer of the season, pumping his fist as he rounded first.

Seth Kinker (6-1) pitched two innings of scoreless relief before turning the game over to closer Yianni Pavlopoulos, who earned his 14th save. Borkovich (4-3) took the loss.


Wainwright uses arm, bat to lift Cardinals past Nats 9-4


May 29th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven gritty innings and made an ample contribution at the plate, hitting a two-run double to help the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Washington Nationals 9-4 Saturday night. Matt Holliday homered for the Cardinals, who took control with a four-run second inning highlighted by Wainwright’s fifth extra-base hit of the season.

With two on, two outs and a run in, Wainwright lined the first pitch from Gio Gonzalez (3-3) into the left-center gap. Matt Carpenter, activated from the paternity list before the game, followed with an RBI double for a 4-0 lead. That started Wainwright (5-3) on a path to his fifth straight win. The right-hander allowed four runs and six hits — including a career-record tying three home runs. He struck out five and walked none.

Ryan Zimmerman went 4 for 4 with two homers, and Bryce Harper hit a solo shot for the Nationals.