Iowa wooing Omaha-based insurer Woodmen of the World

News

January 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Local and Nebraska officials are trying to counter Iowa efforts to lure Woodmen of the World and its 400 headquarters jobs away from Omaha. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Iowa’s courtship of Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society began last spring, after the insurer was denied a county property tax exemption that’s still under appeal.

Woodmen’s lawyers argued that Woodmen is a fraternal benefit organization exempt from federal taxes. Douglas County lawyers say Woodmen is primarily an insurance company, citing its $1.2 billion of gross revenue in 2013.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is concerned about the potential loss of hundreds of jobs and a longtime corporate citizen. Woodmen spokeswoman Jill Regester says Iowa is attractive because of its favorable business incentives and laws.

Shenandoah man arrested for assault w/a dangerous weapon

News

January 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A Shenandoah man was arrested Thursday on an assault charge. According to the Police report, 19-year-old Anthony Racine faces assault with a dangerous weapon and willful injury charges, based on an investigation into an incident that occurred at 812 South Avenue. Racine was being held in the Page County jail.

At that same residence, police arrested 31-year-old Kenneth Johnson on a Page County warrant. Johnson was also being held in the Page County jail. And, 27-year-old Kyle Campbell, of Shenandoah, was arrested Thursday for driving while suspended. Campbell received a citation and was subsequently released from custody.

(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 1/16/2015

Podcasts, Sports

January 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Jim Field.

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Frederickson Fund donates $400 to local bike helmet project

News

January 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An official with the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund says the organization, on Thursday, donated $400 toward the Kiwanis bike helmet project. Fund spokesperson Melanie Petty said “Trevor had received a helmet from the program when he was in 3rd grade so this program has a special place in our hearts.”photo

The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund was started to give back to the community Trevor loved by offering scholarships to graduating Atlantic High School students and support other things that meant alot to him.

Creston Police report, 1/16/2015

News

January 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

An Adams County woman was arrested early this (Friday) morning, in Creston. Authorities say 22-year old Miranda Pedersen, of Corning, was arrested at around 2:30-a.m. on a charge of OWI/1st offense. Pedersen was being held in the Ringgold County Jail on $1,000 bond.

And Wednesday afternoon, Creston Police took a report of theft from the Creston Wal-Mart store. Officials say an unidentified man left the store without paying for a 50-inch tv and other items. The loss was estimated at $898.

(Podcast) KJAN News & funeral report, 1/16/2015

News, Podcasts

January 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:06-a.m. Newscast with KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Thursday Wrestling Results

Sports

January 16th, 2015 by Jim Field

  • Clarinda 57, Kuemper Catholic 18
  • Clarinda 63, Denison-Schleswig 18
  • Kuemper Catholic 40, Denison-Schleswig 19
  • Lewis Central 42, Glenwood 25
  • Lewis Central 78, Underwood 6
  • Glenwood 72, Underwood 9
  • Creston/O-M 63, Perry 13
  • Creston/O-M 50, Winterset 10
  • Riverside 51, Tri-Center 27
  • Interstate 35 48, Bedford/Lenox 20
  • Interstate 35 57, Nodaway Valley 18
  • Bedford/Lenox 63, Nodaway Valley 12
  • Southwest Valley 36, East Union 29
  • Southwest Valley 39, Martensdale-St. Mary’s 16
  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 60, Clarinda Academy 12
  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 42, West Central Valley 40
  • Ogden 48, Coon Rapids-Bayard 21

Posted County Prices 1/16/15

Ag/Outdoor

January 16th, 2015 by admin

Cass County: Corn $3.46, Beans $9.58
Adair County: Corn $3.43, Beans $9.61
Adams County: Corn $3.43 Beans $9.57
Audubon County: Corn $3.45 Beans $9.60
East Pottawattamie County: Corn $3.49, Beans $9.58
Guthrie County: Corn $3.48, Beans $9.62
Montgomery County: Corn $3.48, Beans $9.60
Shelby County: Corn $3.49, Beans $9.58
Oats $2.60 (always the same in all counties)

Sioux City officer says being shot made her more cautious

News

January 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A Sioux City officer who was shot in the face by a man who later took his own life says she knew she was ready to return to work. Officer Jill Ohm said on Thursday that, “I believe I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing – my job. I wouldn’t have come back if I wasn’t ready to come back.” She returned to duty on Jan. 6th. Ohm also said at a news conference in Sioux City that her ordeal has made her more skeptical of people.

Ohm was shot Oct. 3 by 27-year-old Noah Ironshell after Ohm responded to a report about a suicidal person. Ironshell was found later in an abandoned home, suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He died Oct. 12 in an Omaha, Nebraska, hospital.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Fri., 1/16/2015

Podcasts, Weather

January 16th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic.

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