Certified enrollment numbers are down for the Audubon School District

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October 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon Community School District’s Board of Education met Monday evening, and learned from Superintendent Dr. Brett Gibbs, that their certified enrollment numbers are down this school year. Gibbs said the numbers were certified for the State on Oct. 15th. (Click on the left side of the audio bar to listen)

Gibbs said projections indicate they’ll drop a little bit again next year, as well, but they numbers will work their way back up as their larger classes start working their way through.

Since the certified count day on Oct. 15th, they’ve picked up six more students, and Gibbs says they can only hope they stay until next year so they can get payment from the State for them. Gibbs said the Certified Enrollment is only part of the equation his and other districts use to set their budget.

Gibbs said if there’s no increase in State Aid, with the current enrollment that would amount to a loss of almost $140,000 for the district. Without firm numbers being set two-years ahead by the legislature, he it makes it difficult to determine a budget for reductions and savings to compensate for the decline in funds.

Ex-official who faked water tests makes deal, gets probation

News

October 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SIDNEY, Iowa (AP) – A former city official in southwest Iowa accused of falsifying drinking water quality tests has made a plea deal for probation. Online court records say 36-year-old Mark Travis pleaded guilty Monday to knowing discharge of a pollutant. Prosecutors dismissed a charge of felonious misconduct in office. The records say Travis was sentenced to a year of probation and fined $625. He also was given a deferred judgment. Under a deferred judgment, Travis’ record will be cleared of the conviction if he successfully completes the probation.

Authorities say Travis falsified Sidney’s monthly operation reports given to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources from 2009 to 2015.

Attempted murder under investigation in Council Bluffs

News

October 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating a case of attempted murder. Authorities say at around 9:30-p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to 125 Park Avenue for a report of shots fired. Officers arrived and located several persons involved in the incident standing outside the residence. An investigation determined an unknown male arrived outside the home in a light colored four door car. Bluffs Badge The man got out from the back of the vehicle and displayed a revolver type handgun before firing several rounds at two males standing outside the home.

One round entered the home, which was occupied by several people. No one was injured. The suspect then fled the area in the vehicle he arrived in. Detectives located the victims of the incident and interviewed them.

The investigation is ongoing by the Criminal Investigation Division. Anyone with any information that was in the area at the time of this incident is encouraged to contact this Division at 712-328-4728 or they may call Crime Stoppers at 712-328-7867.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 10/19/2016

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October 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/19/2016

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October 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.

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Creston woman arrested on drug charges, Tuesday night

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October 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston arrested a woman on drug charges, Tuesday night. 18-year old Jazzmyn Casteel, of Creston, was arrested just after 10-p.m. following a traffic stop. She faces charges that include OWI 1st, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Casteel was later released from the Union County Jail on a $1000 bond.

And, at around 3:50-p.m., Tuesday, 27-year old Terry Hankins-Lund, of Osceola, was arrested at 901 N. Elm Street in Creston, for Public Intoxication. Hankins-Lund was being held in the Union County Jail on a $300 bond.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 10/19/2016

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October 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Deadline approaching to nominate Heroes of the Heartland

Sports

October 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The deadline is fast approaching for you to nominate someone to be honored as a Hero of the Heartland at the Iowa-Nebraska football game November 25th in Iowa City. Iowa Region American Red Cross communications officer, Kara Kelly, says a person can be a hero for several different reasons. “We’re looking for people who really have gone above and beyond.  Maybe there was an extraordinary act of courage,  it could be  a life-saving act, or it could be somebody who had donated countless hours to a special cause,” Kelly says.

The deadline to nominate someone is Monday, October 24th. “We have not received a lot of nominations so far,” according to Kelly, “I think we’re getting drowned out a little bit by a lot of news that’s happening. Whether it’s political, and we’ve had a lot of disaster news lately, both locally and nationally. So, get those nominations in.”

You can make you nomination online. “Go to Red-Cross-Dot-Org-Slash Iowa (redcross.org/iowa). If you do that there’s a picture of Herbie and Herky at the top of the page that you can click on and submit your nomination for the Hy-Vee Heroes game,” Kelly says.

A hero from both Iowa and Nebraska will be honored before a crowd at Kinnick Stadium. “We are looking kind of for those unheralded everyday people who have gone above and beyond,” Kelly says. She says its a privilege for the Red Cross and Hy-Vee and the two schools to honor the heroes.   I think it’s a real treat for those heroes to go out into the middle of the field, whether its at Memorial Stadium or again this year at Kinnick, and be applauded by the thousands of people in the stands. It’s a really fun day.”

People who are nominated to be a hero must be at least 18 years of age and live, work or go to school in either Iowa or Nebraska — but their act of heroism or good deed need not have occurred in either state.

(Radio Iowa)

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 10/19/16

Weather

October 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Today:P/Cloudy to cloudy. High 67. N @ 10-15.

Tonight: Mo. Cldy w/spotty light rain. Low 42. N @ 5-10.

Tomorrow: Mo. Cldy w/light rain in the morning; High 59. N @ 10-15.

Friday: P/Cldy. High 64.

Saturday: P/Cldy. High near 70.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic of 72. Our 24-hour Low (ending at 7-a.m. today) was 47.  Last year on this date, our High in Atlantic was 80 and the low was 57. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 88 in 2003. The Record Low was 12 in 1972.

Hawkeyes get ready for No. 10 Wisconsin

Sports

October 19th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz is happy with the way his team rebounded after a tough loss. The Hawkeyes bounced back from a 38-31 loss to Northwestern with road wins over Minnesota and Purdue and can climb right back into the Big Ten West race with a victory over 10th ranked Wisconsin. (click on the left side of each audio bar to play)

Ferentz says the Hawkeyes met the challenge after stumbling to a 3-2 start.

Wisconsin is ranked tenth despite consecutive losses to Michigan and Ohio State and Ferentz says the Badgers deserve the ranking.

Ferentz hopes tight end George Kittle will be available on Saturday. He injured a foot in the win at Purdue but x-rays were negative. Ferentz says LeShun Daniels and Akrum Wadley have become a good combination at running back.

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst says the Hawkeyes have played well the past two weeks.
Iowa won a defensive battle a year ago in Madison but Chryst says that won’t play a factor in the outcome on Saturday.

Chryst says the proximity of the fans makes playing in Kinnick Stadium unique.

(Learfield Sports)