(Podcast) SW IA News: Mon., Dec. 24th 2012

News, Podcasts

December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The latest news (Podcast) from the KJAN listening area w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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8AM Newscast 12-24-2012

News, Podcasts

December 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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Heartbeat Today 12-24-2012

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

December 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Jim Field speaks with Mary Beth Kaufmann, ISU Extension and Outreach Family Finance Program Specialist, about child financial literacy.

 

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MARY L. CONKLIN, 86, of Grand Island, NE (formerly of Audubon) – Svcs. 12/26/12

Obituaries

December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MARY L. CONKLIN, 86, of Grand Island, NE (formerly of Audubon), died Sept. 30th, at the Tiffany Square Nursing Home in Grand Island. Funeral services for MARY CONKLIN will be held 2-p.m. Wed., Dec. 26th, at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Audubon. Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon has the arrangements.

A family visitation will be held at the church from 1-p.m. until the time of service, on Wednesday.

Burial will be in the Arlington Heights Cemetery in Audubon.

MARY CONKLIN is survived by:

Her sons – Randy Wiges, of Grand Island, and Terrill Wiges, of Iowa City.

2 sisters, including her twin:  Martha Renftle, of Indianola, and, JoAnn Patrick, of Carson.

2 grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

HELEN L. GRAY, 72, of Atlantic (Svcs. 12/28/12)

Obituaries

December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

HELEN L. GRAY, 72, of Atlantic, died Sun., Dec. 23rd, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic. Funeral services for HELEN GRAY will be held 2:30-p.m. Fri., Dec. 28th, in the chapel at the Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Atlantic.

Visitation with the family is from 1-until 2:30-p.m. Friday (prior to the service), at the funeral home.

A private burial will take place at a later date.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon., Dec. 24th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The (Podcast) KJAN listening area forecast from Freese-Notis Meteorologist Wesley Rondinelli, and weather data for Atlantic from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson….

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NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: Christmas Eve Day

Weather

December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

407 AM CST MON DEC 24 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN THE MORNING. HIGH 15 TO 20. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOW ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

CHRISTMAS DAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH 10 TO 15. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. WIND CHILL READINGS AROUND 15 BELOW.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH 10 TO 15. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. LOWEST WIND CHILL READINGS 15 TO 20 BELOW IN THE MORNING.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW ZERO TO 5 BELOW.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH AROUND 20.

THURSDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. NOT AS COLD. LOW 10 TO 15.

 FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW. HIGH IN THE LOWER 20S. LOW 10 TO 15.

Northern Iowa beats Saint Mary’s 82-75

Sports

December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Seth Tuttle scored 18 points to lead Northern Iowa to an 82-75 victory over Saint Mary’s on Sunday. Jake Koch added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers (7-5), who have won 11 in a row at home. Anthony James scored 15 points and Deon Mitchell added 12 points for Northern Iowa. The Panthers took the lead for good just before halftime when Marc Sonnen made a 3-pointer to help UNI take a 32-29 lead into the break.

Jorden Page led all scorers with 26 points for the Gaels (8-3), who had won four in a row. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday but Saint Mary’s was delayed in arriving in Iowa due to the winter storm.

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Dec. 24th 2012

News

December 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Towing companies have started to remove cars and trucks that were abandoned after last week’s blizzard swept through Iowa. KCCI-TV in Des Moines reports tow truck operators were busy this weekend. Towing bans imposed on Interstates 35 and 80 were lifted on Saturday, which allows crews to retrieve vehicles that went off the road Wednesday through Friday.

EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are blaming road ice for a rollover crash on Interstate 380 that sent an Illinois man to the hospital. The Black Hawk County sheriff’s office says 52-year-old John Adkins of Highland, Illinois lost control of his Jeep yesterday morning while merging onto the interstate. Adkins was taken to a hospital after the Jeep rolled along U.S. Highway 20.

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Vendors at an Iowa gun show have reported brisk sales in the wake of a shooting that killed 20 students and six staff members at a Connecticut elementary school. The Des Moines Register says that the sales appear to have increased because of fears that politicians will enact new gun restrictions following the December 14th massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Seth Tuttle scored 18 points to lead Northern Iowa to an 82-75 victory over Saint Mary’s yesterday. Jake Koch added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers, who have won 11 in a row at home. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday but Saint Mary’s was delayed in arriving due to bad weather.

Elderly man hospitalized after Iowa house fire

News

December 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A 90-year-old man is in intensive care after an early-morning fire at his Council Bluffs home. KETV-TV in Omaha reports that the fire began around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say a smoke detector saved the lives of the elderly man and his daughter. Fire crews found the man in his bedroom. The fire had not spread to that part of the house, but the man suffered critical third-degree burns and smoke inhalation.

Investigators say the man’s daughter, also living in the home, told firefighters that she tried to reach her father but couldn’t because the staircase was on fire. She called 911 and crawled out a basement window.