BUELAH ETHELINE PHELPS, 96, of Defiance (No Svcs.)


June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

BUELAH ETHELINE PHELPS, 96, of Defiance, died Sun., June 14th, at home. No services or visitation is planned for BUELAH PHELPS. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Burial will be in the Rocky Comfort Cemetery, in Missouri.

BUELAH PHELPS is survived by:

Her sons – Gordon (Rena) Smith, of Albuquerque, NM; Paul (Nancy) Smith, of Las Vegas, NV., & Jack (Wanda) Smith, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Her daughters – Diane Patterson, of Neosho, MO., & Suzanne (Larry) Patterson, of Defiance.

Her brother – Timothy (Sharon) Cowan, of Rrural Retreat, VA.

Her sisters – Donna Maynard, of Flippen, Arkansas, & Connie (David) Osborn, of Somerset, TX.

7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Rain runoff fills up some streets in Polk County communities

News, Weather

June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Several streets in Ankeny and other Polk County communities have been covered with runoff from heavy overnight rain. The National Weather Service says it’s received reports that up to 3 inches of rain has fallen since midnight in southeast Ankeny and that up to 8 inches of water is covering some intersections and streets. Flooded and blocked streets also have been reported in Altoona.

A flood warning has been issued for the Des Moines River, and the Raccoon River and North Raccoon River have already risen above flood stage.  The weather service says thunderstorms later Monday could bring 2 more inches of rain to the area.

24-hour rainfall in Atlantic thru 7-a.m. today was 2.92 inches.

Creston man injured in Friday afternoon accident


June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A collision between an SUV and a car in Creston Friday afternoon resulted in one person being transported to the Greater Regional Medical Center. Creston Police say 42-year old James Pryor, and 18-year old Brandon Robertson, both of Creston, were traveling east on Highway 34 at around 2:20-p.m., when Pryor slowed to turn. Robertson told police he blacked out just before his Ford Escape hit the rear of Pryor’s Ford Taurus. Pryor said he could see Robertson’s vehicle quickly coming up on him, and knew he was about to be hit.

Robertson was taken to the hospital by his mother, while Pryor was apparently uninjured. Damage from the collision amounted to $2,200.

Car crashes into car wash and parked vehicle in Creston


June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A driverless vehicle crashed into a Creston car wash Friday morning, before hitting a parked vehicle. Creston Police say 47-year old Paula Jackson, of Creston, was traveling south and going through a car wash at the BP Station located at 500 West Adams Street at around 7:30-a.m., Friday, when she exited her Jeep SUV because she had dropped money being put into the payment machine.

Jackson forgot to put her Grand Cherokee in park when she was leaning out of the vehicle. The SUV continued forward without the driver and hit the car wash, before hitting a parked 2001 Chevy pickup located in a parking space south of an alleyway.

Jackson complained of foot pain, but refused medical transport. Damage from the crash amounted to $7,500.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 6/15/2015

Podcasts, Sports

June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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


Infant death investigation in Council Bluffs


June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating the death of an infant. Authorities say officers and medics were called to 174 Crestmont Drive at around 8:15-a.m., Saturday, with regard to an unresponsive infant. The 5 week old child was treated by medics before being transported to Jennie Edmundson Hospital, where the infant was pronounced dead. The name of the child was being withheld pending family notification. The incident remains under investigation.

Creston man arrested for Indecent Exposure; Winterset woman arrested for assault


June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Creston say one person was arrested for Indecent Exposure, and another was arrested for assault, last Friday. 60-year old Richard Woodard, of Creston, was arrested at the Union County Law Enforcement Center (LEC) at around 6:45-p.m., Friday, on a charge of Indecent Exposure. He was later released on $1,000 bond.

And, 38-year old Leanna Kristine Dunham, of Winterset, was arrested at 607 S. Maple Street in Creston at around 5-p.m., Friday. Dunham faces Assault with Injury, and Trespassing, charges. She was also later released on $1,000 bond.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 6/15/2015

News, Podcasts

June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:05-a.m. report w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson


(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast & weather info. for Atlantic, 6/15/15

Podcasts, Weather

June 15th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather data for Atlantic, including 24-hour rainfall.


Saturday Baseball/Softball Results


June 15th, 2015 by Jim Field

Regular Season
IKM-Manning 7, Exira/EHK 0

Creston Classic
Dallas Center-Grimes 4, Atlantic 1
Atlantic 3, Nodaway Valley 1
Treynor 6, Clarinda 5
Nodaway Valley 6, Clarinda 0
Creston 9, Treynor 0
Creston 12, Dallas Center-Grimes 7 (12 inn)
Mount Ayr 12, Red Oak 2 (5 inn)
Griswold 12, Red Oak 4
Griswold 5, Mount Ayr 4 (8 inn)

Underwood Tournament
Shenandoah 11, Sidney 0
Sidney 18, East Mills 7
Underwood 11, Sidney 0
Riverside 13, Thomas Jefferson 7
Riverside 13, Underwood 12
Charter Oak-Ute 13, Thomas Jefferson 1
Charter Oak-Ute 14, East Mills 4

OA-BCIG Tournament
Kuemper Catholic 8, MMC-Remsen Union 2
Kuemper Catholic 10, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 8
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 14, Carroll 0
Newell-Fonda 13, OA-BCIG 3
OA-BCIG 9, East Sac County 6
Denison-Schleswig 2, East Sac County 0
Championship – Denison-Schleswig 7, Newell-Fonda 1

Lenox Tournament
Earlham 9, Fremont-Mills 1
Interstate 35 6, Lenox 2
Lenox 9, Earlham 8

Southeast Valley Tournament
Southeast Valley 9, Glidden-Ralston 1
Southeast Valley 6, Coon Rapids-Bayard 0
Panorama 13, Coon Rapids-Bayard 3
Panorama 13, Glidden-Ralston 1

Regular Season
Atlantic 10, Perry 3
Atlantic 13, Treynor 3
Perry 5 Treynor 2
CAM 7, Red Oak 5
Southwest Valley 18 Essex 3
Orient-Macksburg 13 Southwest Valley 1

Battle of the Bluffs
Burlington 4, Thomas Jefferson 3
Sioux City East 12, Burlington 0
Sioux City East 5, Des Moines Lincoln 4
Des Moines Lincoln 7, Thomas Jefferson 4
Waukee 11, Abraham Lincoln 3
Waukee 5, Sioux City North 4 (8 inn)
Pleasant Valley 8, Sioux City North 6
Abraham Lincoln 7, Pleasant Valley 1
Lewis Central 3, Mason City 2
Lewis Central 5, Ames 1
North Scott 14, Glenwood 0 (5 inn)
Glenwood 4, Clear Lake 2

Carroll Tournament
Denison-Schleswig 8, Logan-Magnolia 6
Carroll 4, Hampton-Dumont 1
Kuemper Catholic 8, Coon Rapids-Bayard 4
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 5, Algona 4
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2, Kuemper Catholic 0
Carroll 3, Denison-Schleswig 1