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(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 9/12/2015

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September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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


Applications for deer hunting permits in Atlantic available now

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police Lt. Dave Erickson says anyone interested in bow hunting within the City Limits of Atlantic, for the hunting year 2015-16, can apply now for permit applications through the Atlantic Police Department. The hunt is allowed under the city’s Urban Deer Control Ordinance. Hunters wanting to receive an application should stop by the Atlantic Police Department during their normal business hours of 8-a.m. to 4-p.m., Monday through Friday.

The permit will allow you to harvest anterless deer. Once you have reported the harvest to the A-PD, you will be allowed to harvest a buck. Bow hunters that qualified last year with the Atlantic Police Dept. will not need to do so this year, but Erickson says you still have to pick up the permit application and have it filled-out.

New hunters will have to contact the A-PD and set up a time with Lt. Erickson, in order to qualify. Land owners who would like to allow a bow hunter to hunt on their land, should call the Police Dept. at 712-243-3512 during normal business hours, and sign-up.

Villisca woman arrested on a drug charge Saturday morning


September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say a woman from Villisca was arrested early this (Saturday) morning. 49-year old Stephanie Lee Hightshoe was arrested just after midnight in the 2200 block of Highway 34. She faces Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving While Revoked, charges. The Montgomery County K9 unit assisted in the investigation and subsequent arrest. Hightshoe was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 bond.

Emerson man arrested for trespassing


September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a man on a valid, No Trepass Order, Friday afternoon. 53-year old Kenneth Dale Jipsen, of Emerson, was taken into custody at around 1:40-p.m. at the Oak Creek Apartments, at 1660 E. Summit Street, in Red Oak. Jipsen was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $300 cash bond.

Event highlights history of items found on sunken steamboat


September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — The DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa will offer a chance to learn more about the Civil War-era steamboat that sank nearby in the Missouri River. On Sunday morning at 11, artifacts recovered from the Bertrand will be on display, and an expert will discuss them. The ship’s cargo included an assortment of items that settlers would have needed to survive on the frontier. The Bertrand sank on April 1, 1865.

A park ranger will lead a visit to the Bertrand discovery site to discuss how the westward expansion brought big changes to wildlife in the Missouri River valley. The DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge is situated north of Omaha, between Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Blair, Nebraska. Anyone visiting the refuge must have a $3 entrance permit.


Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., 9/12/15


September 12th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in western Iowa say a Nebraska man was killed after he became trapped under a vehicle he was repairing. Council Bluffs police say the man was working on the suspension system of a volunteer fire department ambulance Friday morning at a truck repair shop. Officials say the system failed for unknown reasons and the man became trapped. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify a woman found dead near an intersection in Cedar Rapids. Police say the woman was found early Friday. Her body is being sent to a medical examiner to determine the cause of death. Police say they don’t believe there’s any risk to the public.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Two brothers who own companies that distribute and certify halal food products have pleaded guilty to federal charges. Midamar Corporation president Jalel Aossey pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to commit fraud. He admitted that labels on meat products and documents exported to Malaysia and Indonesia were falsified. His brother, Yahya Aossey, pleaded guilty to selling misbranded meat products.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa says a sorority has been temporarily suspended after an online video showed members performing a song that references binge drinking. University officials say the Delta Epsilon chapter of the Alpha Phi sorority received a notice Friday informing the group of the suspension. The chapter won’t be able to hold organized events until a judicial board reviews the case.

(Updated) Council Bluffs workplace death investigation


September 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Council Bluffs Police Department have released the name of a man who died during a workplace accident Friday morning. Sgt. Jason Bailey says the victim was 32-year old Andy Stroud, of Omaha. Stroud died after being trapped in the wheel well of a vehicle at 275 Truck Service, located at 805 32nd Avenue, in Council Bluffs. The accident happened at around 9:15-a.m., Friday. Stroud had worked for the business for three-years.

By the time rescue crews’ arrival, Stroud had been removed from under the vehicle by his co-workers. The man was declared dead at the scene. An initial investigation determined Stroud was working on the suspension system of a volunteer fire dept ambulance. While looking for a leak in the system, he was between the wheel and the body of the ambulance. The suspension system failed at some point for unknown reasons, trapping the man.

The incident remains under investigation.

USDA: Iowa has record soybean crop, tie with 2009 corn crop

Ag/Outdoor, News

September 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest estimates show Iowa is on track for record soybean production and will tie the largest corn crop ever. The monthly crop production report released Friday says Iowa farmers are growing an estimated 2.41 billion bushels of corn, which ties the 2009 crop for the highest on record.

The average yield is expected at 181 bushels per acre which ties 2004 and 2009 as highest on record. Iowa farmers are expected to bring in 526 million bushels of soybeans, exceeding the 2005 record by 1 million bushels.

Soybean yield is estimated at 53 bushels per acre, a half-bushel per acre higher than the 2005 record. Iowa farmers are expected to harvest 13.3 million acres of corn for grain and 9.92 million acres of soybeans.

Industrial accident claims a life in Council Bluffs


September 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Council Bluffs say a man working on an ambulance’s air suspension system died this (Friday) morning, when the wheel well of the vehicle collapsed, trapping the victim beneath the vehicle. Police told the Daily NonPareil the accident happened at 275 Trucking Service at 805 32nd Avenue, at around 9:15-a.m.

The victim was trying to figure out the cause of an air leak in the suspension system, when the accident occurred. His Coworkers called 9-1-1 after finding the man and pulling him from beneath the vehicle.

The mans’ name was being withheld pending notification of family. The accident remains under investigation.

Rabbit season is open

Ag/Outdoor, News, Sports

September 11th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Rabbit season got underway in Iowa this month. Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist, Todd Bogenschutz says hunters shouldn’t have any trouble finding targets. “On our roadside surveys they’re actually a little bit down from last year, not much, basically unchanged,” Bogenschutz says. “But our rabbit numbers are 20 percent above the long-term average right now — so we’ve got plenty of bunnies in Iowa.”

While the population is doing well, he says fewer hunters are looking to hunt rabbits.
He says the number of hunters has been trending down and he is not sure if that is following the pattern of more people moving from rural to urban settings. “There’s just a lot more opportunity for other species right now, 30 years ago we didn’t have a turkey season or deer season, or giant Canada geese,” Bogenschutz says. He says rabbits are a good way to get a young person started in hunting.

“For beginning hunters, there’s nothing easier than cottontails and squirrels. All you need is a 22, and you don’t need any camo, you just need a place to go and sit in the woods,” Bogenschutz says. Rabbit season runs through February 28th, with a daily bag limit of 10 rabbits and a possession limit of 20. Shooting hours are sunrise to sunset.

Hunters looking for places to go rabbit or squirrel hunting should use Iowa’s online hunting atlas at www.iowadnr.gov/hunting.

(Radio Iowa)