Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic, 11/25/15

Weather

November 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today: Cloudy w/areas of drizzle, fog & a chance of rain. High near 54. S @ 10-20.
Tonight: Fog and rain. Low around 38.
Thanksgiving Day: **Winter Storm Watch 6-am Thu. to 6-am Friday**
Rain thru early afternoon, then rain-freezing-rain-snow mixed. High early around 38 w/temps falling to around 32 by 5pm. N @ 10-20. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Thursday Night: Snow & a chance of freezing rain. Low around 24. N @ 20-30. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday: Mostly cloudy & breezy w/flurries in the morning. High near 34. N/NE @ 15-25.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.

Tuesday’s High in Atlantic was 54. Our 24-hour low ending today at 7-a.m. was 30. Last year on this date we reached 32 for a High and 4 was the low. The All-time Record High in Atlantic on this date was 71 in 1960, while the Record Low was -6 in 1991.
Sunrise is at 7:20-a.m.. Sunset is 4:53-p.m.

Atlantic Girls hoops takes down Denison, improve to 2-0

Sports

November 25th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Atlantic Girls Basketball team opened up their home schedule with a win over Denison-Schleswig on Tuesday night 66-55. The win moved the Trojans to 2-0 on the young season after a road win against Carroll on Monday night. Coach Kelly Juhl was pleased that a number of different players stepped up to contribute after the Trojans got in some early foul trouble.

The Trojans jumped out to a 16-7 lead after the first quarter and maintained a nine point lead at halftime at 26-17.  The Lady Monarchs didn’t go away though and fought back to tie the game on a 3-pointer from Freshman Guard Alex Mohr at the end of the third quarter.  That knotted the game up at 42 heading to the final quarter.  The Trojans responded well going on a late run led by Senior Erin Olsen who hit a three out of a timeout and followed that up with a layup after a steal and pushed the lead back to a comfortable margin.

Olsen finished with 25 points to lead the Trojans while McKenna DenBeste added 14 points off the bench and Tiffany Williams finished with 12 points.

Coach Juhl said he’s happy with where the team is at at this point in the season and said they are still feeling each other out due to some injuries to players during summer work.  He hopes the 10 day period before their next game against St. Albert will help them continue to gel as a team.

 

State Senators to tour Glenwood Resource Center

News

November 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids, the chair of the Senate Government Oversight Committee, and Senate Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs will take  a private tour the Glenwood Resource Center on Monday, November 30th.

Senator Hogg said he looks forward to “Learning how the people working here help Iowa individuals and their families.” The Glenwood Resource Center provides residential services for individuals who have struggled to be successful in their local communities. It also provides in-home support for residents transitioning back to their communities. The Center helps community-based providers by providing assessments, training and other technical support.

Mike Gronstal says “All of the services at Glenwood have the goal of helping individuals become successful in their own communities. In times of trouble, Iowa families in more than half of our state’s counties count on Glenwood for services unavailable elsewhere.”

The two senators are touring Glenwood in the aftermath of Governor Branstad’s unilateral decisions to close the Iowa Juvenile Home and mental health institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant. Iowa’s Governor is also fighting to hand over the administration of Medicaid services to four out-of-state, for-profit companies.

Hogg said “Many family advocates and health care providers believe Governor Branstad’s hasty decisions are weakening Iowa’s safety net. Glenwood is an important part of the safety net. When hit by very serious health care challenges, Iowa families often depend on the services provided by the professionals working at Glenwood.”

3 Harlan residents charged w/Criminal Mischief

News

November 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Harlan say three residents were charged with Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree, after officers were called Nov. 12th to the 1000 block of 7th Street for Christmas decorations that were damaged by three persons. As a result of the investigation, 31-year old Andrew Smith, 35-year old Emily Labenz, and 25-year old Paige Lee,  all of Harlan, were charged.

Drug investigation in Harlan results in arrests & criminal complaints filed

News

November 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An investigation in Harlan resulted in the execution of search warrants last week at residences located at 502 Willow Street and 606 Tarkington. Harlan Police say as a result, 25-year old Ashley McWilliams, of Harlan, was arrested Nov. 17th and charged with unlawful possession of prescription drugs and violation of a no contact order. Complaints were also filed with the clerk of court charging 29-year old Zachary Scheffler,  also of Harlan, with delivery of a controlled substance and violation of a no contact order.

Also as a result of a drug investigation, 29-year old Charles Hayes and 59-year old Daniel Hayes, both of Harlan, were charged with drug offenses. Charles Hayes, who was already in the Shelby County jail, was charged Nov. 19th with delivery of a controlled substance, while Daniel Hayes was arrested November 23rd on a charge of aiding and abetting in the delivery of a controlled substance.

Complaints, also as a result of a drug investigation, were filed with the Shelby County clerk of court charging 35-year old Terry Fields, of Harlan, with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and ongoing criminal conduct. Fields was later arrested on the warrant that resulted from the complaints filed. At the time of his arrest, he was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. Complaints were filed as well on 29-year old Zachary Scheffler, for allegedly aiding and abetting in the delivery of a controlled substance and ongoing criminal conduct.

MARLOWE W. WEPPLER, 81, of Lewis (Svcs. 11/28/15)

Obituaries

November 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MARLOWE W. WEPPLER, 81, of Lewis, died Mon., Nov. 23rd, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha. Funeral services for MARLOWE WEPPLER will be held 2-p.m. Sat., Nov. 28th, at the United Congregational Methodist Church, in Lewis. Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic has the arrangements.

Visitation with the family will be held one-hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery.

MARLOWE WEPPLER is survived by:

His son – Todd Weppler, of Lewis.

His daughter – Tracy (Neil) Schmidt, of Griswold.

and 3 grandchildren.

KJAN listening area forecast from the NWS, 11/24/15

Weather

November 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY. NOT AS COOL. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN AND AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…AREAS OF FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE EVENING. LIGHT RAIN LIKELY BEFORE MIDNIGHT…THEN LIGHT RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN 80 PERCENT.

THANKSGIVING DAY…AREAS OF FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. PATCHY FOG BEFORE NOON. RAIN UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON…THEN FREEZING RAIN…RAIN AND SNOW LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY…COLDER. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION. ICE ACCUMULATION UP TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND FREEZING DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY…COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.

SATURDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGH IN THE MID 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.

 

Iowa Girls basketball scores from Tue., 11/24/15

Sports

November 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ADM, Adel 61, Van Meter 52
Atlantic 66, Denison-Schleswig 55
Bedford 65, Stanton 39
Cherokee, Washington 85, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 60
Clarinda 73, Lenox 43
Glenwood 53, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 45
Lewis Central 62, Sioux City, North 28
Logan-Magnolia 66, Woodbine 28
Panorama, Panora 57, Bondurant Farrar 34
Red Oak 65, A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 29
Shenandoah 62, East Mills 19
Sioux Center 63, West Lyon, Inwood 30
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 70, Tri-Center, Neola 32

Man convicted of 1985 killing of Council Bluffs woman dies

News

November 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An inmate convicted of a 1985 killing in Dallas County has died of liver disease. The Iowa Department of Corrections announced that 58-year-old Estel Wade Dunsmore died Tuesday at a prison hospice care unit in Coralville.

KCCI-TV reports Dunsmore was sentenced to life in prison after a conviction of first-degree murder in the death of Stephanie Vargas of Council Bluffs. Her body was found near Earlham.

Weber State downs Drake 74-58

Sports

November 25th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Jeremy Senglin scored a career-high 34 points, including a career-best eight 3-pointers, and Weber State beat Drake 74-58 Tuesday night in the second round of the Gulf Coast Showcase. McKay Cannon scored 14 points, making 4 of 6 3s, Joel Bolomboy added 12 points, and the Wildcats shot 14 of 30 from long distance.

Senglin made three straight 3-pointers, Cannon sank another 3, and Weber State (3-2) surged early in the second half to a 47-34 lead. Drake led 10-5, then the Wildcats started hitting 3s. Richaud Gittens and Cannon each sank two 3s amid an 18-2 run for a 23-12 lead. Drake’s Graham Woodward replied with two 3-pointers and Reed Timmer hit a layup to pull the Bulldogs within 23-22, but Weber State outscored them 8-4 late to lead 33-28 at halftime.

Woodward led Drake (2-3) with 18 points.