Shelby County Road Closed for Pipe Project

News

September 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency reports a portion of 1500th Street just west of Redline is now closed for two-months, while a pipe replacement project is underway. The pipe is over and unnamed tributary of the East Branch of The West Nishnabotna River, in Polk Township sections 21-thru 28.

Residents in the area and Emergency Responders should plan to take alternate routes until the project is completed. 1500th

August 2015 Weather Stats for Atlantic (info. compiled at KJAN)

Weather

September 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Rainfall for the month was 3.88”, which was .55” more than normal.
The average High of 83.3 was 2.9-degrees cooler than normal
The average Low of 60.6 was 3.5-degrees cooler than normal, as well.

The hottest day was Aug. 2nd when we reached 91 degrees. The coolest morning was on the 23rd, when we bottomed out at 42 on the thermometer here at KJAN.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 9/1/2015

News, Podcasts

September 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake (9-1-2015)

Mom's Tips

September 1st, 2015 by Jim Field

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 slices canned pineapple
  • 4 maraschino cherries

Filling:

  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple, well drained

Crust:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1.  Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.  Sprinkle brown sugar into an 8-inch ovenproof skillet.  Arrange pineapple in a single layer over brown sugar; place a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple slice.

2.  For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth.  Beat in flour and vanilla.  Add egg; beat on low speed just until blended.  Fold in crushed pineapple.  Spoon over fruit.

3.  Bake 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set.  Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes.  Loosen sides from pan with a knife.  Cool one hour longer.  Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.

4.  For crust, in a skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat.  Add cracker crumbs and cinnamon; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until toasted.  Cool.  Just before serving, top cheesecake with toasted crumbs; pres to adhere.  Invert cheesecake onto a plate.

(Marilyn McGinnis, Citrus Heights, CA)

August survey suggests economic doldrums ahead for Midwest

News

September 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An August survey suggests there will be little or no economic growth over the next three months in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains. A report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-American Business Conditions Index dropped to 49.6, compared with 50.6 in July.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and South Dakota companies reported growth last month, but businesses in Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and Oklahoma reported less economic activity. The survey results from supply managers are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests economic growth. A score below that suggests decline.

The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 9/1/2015

Podcasts, Sports

September 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Assault arrest and theft reported in Creston

News

September 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston say a Creston man was arrested Monday evening for Disorderly Conduct and Assault with Bodily Fluids. 29-year old Casey White was taken into custody at around 6:30-p.m. and brought to the Ringgold County Jail, where he was being held on $5,000 bond.

And Creston Police are investigating the theft of about 150-to 200 2-by-4 pieces of lumber from the Fareway parking lot, in Creston. The incident happened sometime between Sunday and 6-a.m. Monday. The loss was estimated at $400.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 9/1/2015

News, Podcasts

September 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 9/1/2015

Podcasts, Weather

September 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

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Semi’s collided on I-80 in Pott. County, 3 hurt

News

September 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Three people were injured after a semi was rear-ended by another semi Monday night on Interstate 80 in Pottawattamie County. The Iowa State Patrol says a 2005 Freightliner driven by 29-year old Mohamed Said Mohamed, of Fort Morgan, CO., was traveling east on I-80 west of the Avoca exit at around 10-p.m., when he slowed considerably due to the driver’s side door having come open.

When the rig slowed, it was hit from behind by 2013 Volvo Semi, driven by 26-year old Daniel Matthew Marks, of Omaha. The Volvo sustained heavy front end damage and came to rest in the median. The Freightliner came to rest on the right shoulder of the Interstate, a short distance away.

The drivers of both semis, who were wearing their seat belts, were transported to Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan by Walnut and Avoca Rescue crews. A passenger in the semi driven by Mohamed, 48-year old Javier Angel Pacheco, of El Paso, TX, was transported to the hospital by law enforcement. Pacheco was not wearing his seat belt.