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Shelby County Relay for Life nets more than $127k thus far

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Organizers for the Shelby County Relay for Life event report they had a successful night on the square in downtown Harlan Friday evening. According to Suzie Mages with the American Cancer Society and Shelby County Relay for Life Committee, over 500 people, between the survivors, teams and audience, attended the event.

Some of the highlights from the night were the survivors lap, a special speech from local cancer survivor Nadine Kenkel and entertainment provided by local dance groups, the Harlan Community High School Band and more. Mages told our sister station KNOD in Harlan, that the Shelby County Relay for Life Committee has raised $127,000 so far. A final tally will not be released until August.

Tickets raffled-off for the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert in Fort Dodge on August 1st went to Sandi Schwery, Kathy Hillwick, Karlene Jacobsen, Dani Lisder and Greg Roecker. Winners can pick up their tickets at the KNOD Studios in Harlan during regular business hours (8-am to 5-pm, Monday through Friday).

(Joel McCall/KNOD)

Fire Department benefit set for Sat. in Shelby County

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A fundraiser for a local fire department in Shelby County will be held on Saturday in the form of a 5k fun run. The 2nd annual Shelby “Race through Our Place” 5k is scheduled to start at 8:30-a.m. Saturday, June 14th. The cost is $20 per person or $50 for a family of four to participate. You may pre-register online at www.shelbyia.com. The local Youth Council is in charge of the event by going out and getting sponsors and recruiting runners from all over the area. The proceeds from the run will go to the Shelby Fire Department to renovate their facility.

A local youth group created the event last year and had 100 runners participate and rose over $1,000 to the Emergency Fun in Shelby. Bob Richman, director of the Youth Council says the relatively small group is looking to expand. “We are looking to grow it actually. We are open to youth anywhere from ages 12 to 18 in Shelby County that want to join in they can contact Shelby City Hall and get more information.” The number for the Shelby City Hall is 712-544-2404.

Sydney Andersen, member of the Youth Council, says it is a great way to make a difference. “It’s a great opportunity to let your voice be heard. Even though it is a small town and community, you still make a difference and people appreciate it. It is good on a college resume and it’s great to help people.”

The Shelby “Run through Our Place” 5k will be held on Saturday rain or shine with registration at 7am inside the Corn Crib in Shelby.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)

Honor Flight with area veterans takes off in about a week

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

An Honor Flight for area veterans is about one week away from wheels-up to Washington, D.C. for a whirlwind tour of the various veterans’ monuments and the community. Steve Livengood, coordinator for the Honor Flight, paid for by Atlantic natives and successful businessmen Roger Underwood and Jeff Becker. About 150 veterans will depart Des Moines on specially chartered flight bound for Washington D.C., during the early morning hours of June 17th, but Atlantic will be buzzing with pre-flight activities prior to that.

Livengood says on Monday, there’ll be about 40 guardians arriving in town around 2-p.m., 12 of whom are medical professionals. The vets will be arriving between 4 and 5-p.m. to get registered and uniforms issued. An “Honor Dinner” will be served at the Cass County Community Center at 5-p.m., followed by a group photo and the boarding of three buses with departure slated for 7:30-p.m.

The buses will pass through Atlantic, Anita, Wiota on the way to Interstate 80 near Adair. They will be escorted by more than 80 motorcycles. Livengood says if you are interested in joining the motorcade, you can still contact him at 712-243-5445. You don’t have to travel the entire route to Des Moines, but those who do escort the buses are asked to exit at the Jordan Creek turn-off.
In addition to the motorcade, the route will be lined with citizens gathered to wish the travelers well.

8×12-inch flags will be available for you to pick up at various points along the way between Atlantic and Adair, for you to wave as the buses pass by. The veterans will get a few hours’ sleep before their flight departs Des Moines at 6-a.m. After touring the sites in D.C. and boarding the hop back home, they’ll board buses again in Des Moines and arrive at around midnight next Tuesday, in Atlantic.

Audubon man injured during rollover accident Friday evening

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

An elderly man was hospitalized following a rollover accident Friday evening, about 5-miles east of Audubon. According to the Audubon County Sheriff’s Department, 86-year old Floyd Dale Ditto, of Audubon, was traveling east on 190th Street at around 4:50-p.m., when he lost control of the 2009 Chevy pickup he was driving. The vehicle left the road and rolled onto its top into a corn field on the north side of the road.

Audubon Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and extricated Ditto from the pickup. He was subsequently transported by Mercy Air Life helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. A report on his condition is not available.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $27,000.

Sioux City runners get workout, blast of color

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – More than 2,500 runners in Sioux City got a blast of color as well as a workout from a 5 kilometer race. The Sioux City Journal reports runners who ran in the charity race Sunday morning were blasted with colored cornstarch at a number of spots, leaving their skin and clothing streaked with different shades. The run was a fundraiser for the Boys Club of Sioux City.

Organization board member Jim Palmer says the organization hoped to raise up to $25,000 from the race. Runner Scott Andrew, of Norfolk, Nebraska, didn’t realize he’d be sprayed with colored cornstarch but didn’t mind, saying “I didn’t know what to expect, but it was fun.”

Fremont County Sheriff’s report, 6/9/14

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, today (Monday), released a report on recent arrests and incidents. Officials say on June 1st, 22-year old Joseph Alan Muellner, of Randolph, was arrested on two counts of Simple Domestic Assault. And, there were two arrests on May 30th: 19-year old Alexander Matthew Fuller, of Sidney, was arrested on charges of Aggravated Assault, Serious Assault, and Disorderly Conduct. And, 20-year old Bragun Michael Michaelsen, of Pacific Junction, was arrested on charges that include Burglary in the 3rd degree, Theft in the 2nd, Criminal Mischief in the 4th degree, Violation of Probation, and on a Mills County Theft charge.

Fremont County deputies also investigated an assault on a Randolph man, and a trailer fire. Both events were reported June 1st.

(9-a.m. News)

Election results to be canvassed Tuesday morning

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The results of last Tuesday’s Primary election will be canvassed tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, in Atlantic and Greenfield. In Atlantic, the Cass County Board of Supervisors meet at 8:30-a.m. and will canvass the results at 9-a.m.  The Board will also discuss and/or act on Fireworks Display permits.

In Greenfield, the Adair County Board of Supervisors will canvass election results beginning at 9-a.m., Tuesday. They’ll also hear reports from County Engineer Nick Kauffman, with regard to a Union Step Raise, and his regularly scheduled report, and, Stacie Hull from the Greenfield Chamber will discuss/request a Courtyard permit.

(9-a.m. News)

(Podcast) 9-a.m. News/Funeral report, 6/9/2014

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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(Podcast) 8-a.m. News/funeral report, 6/9/2014

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Accident in Atlantic, Friday causes $3k damage

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June 9th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A collision early Friday afternoon in Atlantic caused a total of $3,000 damage, but no one was injured. The Atlantic Police Department says vehicles driven by Jeremy Brix, of Elk Horn, and Jessica Aupperle, of Wiota, collided at around 12:15-p.m. at the intersection of 7th and Chestnut, when Brix slowed to turn south onto Chestnut Street from 7th, and was rear-ended by the Aupperle vehicle.

No citations were issued.