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“Miracle on Ice” goalie talks about heart health with stop in Iowa

News, Sports

December 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

One of the heroes of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team was in Iowa this past week. Jim Craig was the goalie on the gold medal winning team from Lake Placid, but his visit to Sioux City had nothing to do with hockey. Craig spoke to physicians and medical staff at St. Luke’s Unity Point Health Center about a heredity heart illness that claimed his father’s life — an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

“They call this the silent killer because it’s asystematic,” Craig said. “The things that happened with my father were really preventable. He had a massive heart attack at 48 years old, he had high blood pressure, and he had smoked. So, he had all the criteria for somebody to be screened. And yet, when he went in to the hospital, they thought it was kidney stones.” Craig said he’s raising awareness of the ailment that a medical test can now detect, and save a person’s life.

It’s a minimally invasive procedure,” Craig said. “It’s really simple. You’re in and out in a day and a half. If we can get people to be aware they’re likely to get it, if we can get them aware to be screened, and then they go in and have the surgery…it’s a piece of cake.” Craig has seven brothers and sisters and said one brother has been diagnosed with a similar aneurysm, but has received successful treatment. Craig said he keeps in touch with several of his former hockey teammates — many are now motivational speakers stemming from their Olympic experience.

(Radio Iowa)

Atlantic School Board to receive Science curriculum proposal Mon. night


December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Community School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday evening in the Media Center, at the High School. During their 7:30-p.m. session, the Board will receive a special presentation with regard to a proposal for the Science Curriculum.

In other business, the Board will act on approving General- and Special Education contracts, other contracts and/or Letters of Assignment, Amended contracts and/or Letters of Assignment, Volunteer Coaches positions, any resignations, a list of obsolete equipment to be sold, and a Leave of Absence request.

The Board will also discuss: the 2014-2015 Budget; Capital Projects, and Participation in a Small School Advocacy Group.

Western IA roads becoming snow covered

News, Weather

December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Transportation reports some roads in western Iowa were partially or completely covered with snow early Sunday morning. As of 6:30-a.m., Interstate 80 west of Highway 173 in Cass County was partially covered with snow. Interstate 29 from Sloan south to near Nebraska City was completely covered with snow.

For the latest road report, surf the web to www.511iaorg., or call 511.

OWI arrest in Red Oak Sunday morning


December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Deputies in Montgomery County arrested a man early this morning on alcohol-related charges. Officials say 23-year old Zachary Allen Wood, of Red Oak, was taken into custody at around 2:15-a.m., on charges of OWI/1st offense and Open Containers as the driver of a vehicle. The arrest took place following a traffic stop in the 100 block of West Washington Street, in Red Oak.

Wood was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 cash bond.

Atlantic Yard Waste site hours change

Ag/Outdoor, News

December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic has changed the hours of operation of its Yard Waste Site near the Schildberg Recreation Area. Effective Sat., Dec. 7th, the Yard Waste Site will only be open on Saturday’s, from 9-a.m. to 5-p.m. , until Spring.

The City reminds residents that they should only bring trees, branches, grass, garden waste and/or leaves to the site, during its hours of operation.

MO. woman arrested for 3 offenses in Adams County


December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Officials in Adams County report the arrest early Saturday morning of an Osborn, Missouri woman. Dierdre Slominski was arrested for Operating a motor vehicle While Intoxicated, Open Container in a vehicle and Interference with Official Acts. She was taken into custody after deputies stopped to assist a motorist at around 1:40-a.m. on David Avenue, in Corning.

Open containers of alcohol were found during a search of the Slominski vehicle.

Red Oak woman cited Saturday night for DUS


December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports a Red Oak woman was cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Driver’s License. Sierra Lynn Adkins was charged and released on the citation at the time of the traffic stop, which happened at around 10-p.m.

Iowa News Headlines: Sun., Dec. 8th 2013


December 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Frigid cold continues to hover over Iowa as the state as snow falls this morning. The National Weather Service says snow is expected after midnight and will likely continue throughout Sunday, with accumulations of 4 to 5 inches in western Iowa. Most of the state is expecting between 1 and 3 inches.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home near Lake Manawa in western Iowa’s Council Bluffs. The Daily Nonpareil reports that firefighters were called to the house around 2:25 a.m. Friday. No one was injured in the blaze.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Salvation Army of Mason City has received an anonymous donation of two gold Krugerrand coins, restoring plans for the organization to hold an auction for the coins. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that the charitable organization received the coins Thursday. The South African gold coins can be valued from several hundred to several thousand dollars.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Melvin Ejim scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and overtime, and 17th-ranked Iowa State rallied from 18 points down to beat Northern Iowa 91-82 yesterday for the Cyclones’ best start in 10 years. Georges Niang added a career-high 22 points for ISU, who also snapped a 3-game losing streak against their cross-state rivals.

House in western Iowa destroyed by fire


December 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home near Lake Manawa in western Iowa’s Council Bluffs.  The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that firefighters were called to the house around 2:25 a.m. Friday.  Heavy smoke and flames had already engulfed the home when fire crews arrived.

Fire Marshal Curtis McKeon says freezing temperatures hindered the effort to fight the fire, as water in hoses began to freeze. Investigators believe the fire started in a bedroom.  McKeon says the home was a total loss, with heavy smoke, fire and water damage. No one was injured in the blaze.

Red Oak Police ask for your help in a home burglary investigation


December 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak are asking for your help in solving a residential burglary. Officials say a resident on East Elm Street reported to police Saturday afternoon, that someone forced their way into her home through a basement window. Once inside, the unknown person or persons stole several Blu-ray and other DVD’s, combination Wii game packs, and a black Nintendo Wii U Deluxe console set with game. The theft is believed to have occurred sometime between November 30th and 9:30-a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7th.

Evidence was collected at the scene, but police would like the public’s help in reporting any suspicious activity in the 400 block of Elm Street during the time frame mentioned. Or, if you know of someone who has recently acquired the aforementioned games and other items, contact Red Oak Police at 712-623-6500 or Montgomery County Crimestoppers at 1-800-432-1001.