KJAN News

QR CODE 35357558

NEW!! SCAN (OR CLICK) THE QR CODE ABOVE TO SHOP THE KJAN BIG DEALS STORE!!

KJAN News can be heard:
Monday – Saturday at 6:30 am, 7:05 pm, 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 12:40 pm, 3:05 pm & 5:05 pm

Keep up-to-date with Fox News Radio, Radio Iowa,  Brownfield & the Iowa Agribusiness Networks!
Check our Program Schedule Page for times!

Ag Outlook meeting set for Dec. 15th in Page County

Ag/Outdoor, News

November 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Page County Extension service report they will be hosting an Agricultural Outlook Meeting on December 15th from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Wibholm Hall in Clarinda. The address is 200 S. 6 St. The program is designed to provide participants a concise evaluation of crop, livestock, and land market conditions.

Presenters at the Agricultural Outlook Meeting are knowledgeable and experienced Iowa State University (ISU) Extension specialists. They will discuss expected crop and livestock income potential, as well as review elements that determined land values in 2016 and may affect the direction in 2017.ISU Extension

Wendong Zhang, ISU Extension Economist, will explain impacts of Chinese production, supply, and demand on U.S. corn, soybean, beef, and pork prices. On December 13, he will share the results of the 2016 Iowa Farmland Value Survey. Two days later in Clarinda, Zhang will identify critical factors that influence land value trends in southwest Iowa.

In light of the recent harvest, Chad Hart, ISU Grain Marketing Specialist, will focus on marketing tools that make sense for 2016 and 2017. He will help participants understand price projections using current market information and point to issues that could cause significant changes in 2017 prices.

Lee Schulz, ISU Livestock Marketing Specialist, will assess the strength of the cattle cycle and where producers are in that cycle. He will also demonstrate decision tools, e.g. Raising versus Buying Heifers for Beef Cow Replacement, so producers can determine which option is most practical and profitable for their operation.

Registration is $20 and includes refreshments and educational materials. For more information about the Agricultural Outlook Meeting and to register, call Page County Extension at 712-542-5171. Registration is appreciated by December 13th.

Cass County Supervisors to hear ethanol plant proposal

News

November 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors, Wednesday morning, will hear a proposal with regard to an ethanol plant in the Amaizing Energy Urban Renewal Area. The Board will also schedule a hearing on a development agreement with Elite Octane for the proposed ethanol plant, and discuss an amendment of the Amaizing Energy Urban Renewal Area, by adding Elite Octane site parcels, and a possible resolution to set hearing dates for the amendment.

In other business, the Board will hear a Fiscal Year 2016 report, and FY 2017-18 budget request, from the Cass County Agriculture and Education Association, and act on a Resolution calling for the Abatement of tax on a property owned by a municipal or political subdivision of the State (i.e.: The City of Griswold).

They are also expected to take action on a request for Christmas lights on evergreen trees on the courthouse block property. The meeting begins at 8:30-a.m., Wednesday.

Pott. County Sheriff’s report (11/21) – Bluffs woman arrested on drug & forgery charges

News

November 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office reports numerous arrests took place over the past few days, with most offenders taken into custody on warrants. Among those arrested, was 29-year old Mallory Alece McCormick, of Council Bluffs, who faces charges that include Possession of a Controlled Substance/Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Prescription drugs (Clonazapam), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (a glass pipe). McCormick was arrested at around 9-a.m. Sunday, after a Pott. County Deputy noticed a pickup parked at the end of Hamlet Lane, off of River Road.

The driver of the truck was attempting to change a flat tire. A check on both subjects indicated a felony warrant had been issued for McCormick, who faces 10-counts of Forgery. A subsequent investigation determined she had the pipe and a bag of marijuana, in her bra. In her purse, the Deputy found prescription drugs, along with debit and credit cards in the name of two separate individuals. McCormick was booked into the Pott. County Jail on the Forgery and Drug charges.

And, Genevieve Kate Bartles, of Council Bluffs, was arrested Friday afternoon, on a warrant for making False Reports. The woman was taken into custody after Deputies met with her father at a residence in the 300 block of Wildwood Road. Officials say while they spoke with her father, Bartles left the home out the back door, but after Deputies searched the area, she was located and taken into custody before being booked into the Pott. County jail on the warrant.

Dozens of kids are adopted into Iowa families over the weekend in 6 ceremonies

News

November 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Dozens of children were adopted in ceremonies held over the weekend in six Iowa cities as part of National Adoption Day. At the Hamilton County Courthouse in Webster City, 21 children were adopted by 15 families. Deborah and Mike Kleis from Stratford added to their family.

The Kleis family

The Kleis family

“It was a calling from God,” according to Deborah Kleis, while her husband says: “This is our granddaughter, now our daughter. She needed us and we’re glad we were able to be there for her.”

The child, Jacey, is two years old. Mike Kleis says he’s thrilled to have her as a part of the family. “It changed our plans but we’re extremely happy,” he says. “She brings a lot of joy to us and we really like having her around.” Kleis has a recommendation to those Iowans thinking about adoption. “There’s a lot of children out there who need help and if you’re able to provide, I think it’s one of our duties to make sure these kids grow up with every opportunity and chance that they deserve,” he says.

Adoption Saturday ceremonies were held in Burlington, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Webster City. The largest ceremony was in Des Moines with 70 children being adopted. Learn more about adoption at www.iowakidsnet.com.

(Radio Iowa)

2 arrests in Glenwood

News

November 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports two recent arrests. On Friday, 26-year old Tyler Jason Chambers, of Glenwood, was arrested at the Mills County Jail, on a warrant for Probation Violation. His bond was set at $11,000. And, last Wednesday, 44-year old Laurie Elizabeth Holmes, of Glenwood, was arrested at the Mills County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant for Domestic Abuse Assault. Holmes was being held without bond in the Mills County Jail.

The Sheriff’s Department also investigated four incidents of theft and/or burglary over the past week.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 11/21/2016

News, Podcasts

November 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

Play

2 arrests, 4 incidents reported in Creston

News

November 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Creston Police say two arrests and four incidents were reported over the weekend. Taken into custody on Saturday (11/19), was 26-year old Joey Baxter, and 32-year old Paul Daniels,  both of Creston. Baxter was arrested at the Union County Law Enforcement Center on a Union County warrant for Solicitation to Commit a Felony, and Dominion/Control of a Firearm by a Domestic Abuse Offender. He was being held in the Union County Jail on a $5,000 bond. Daniels was arrested at his residence for Domestic Abuse/Serious Assault, and Public Intoxication/2nd offense. His bond was set at $1,000.

Last Friday, Creston Police received a report from a woman living in the 1000 block of S. Sumner Street. The woman told authorities someone siphoned gas from her vehicle while it was parked in front of her home. The loss was estimated at $18. A resident of the 500 of W. Mills Street reported to Police someone broke into her vehicle sometime between 8-p.m. Thursday and 7-a.m. Friday. Taken from the vehicle was a wallet and bank cards. The loss was estimated at $360.

A Creston man reported to Police Friday, that sometime overnight Thursday into early Friday morning, someone entered his vehicle parked in the 1000 block of W. Adams Street, and stolen two pairs of Carhart long underwear, an Under Armor infrared camouflage suit, another camo suit, and camo bibs, along with $300 cash. The total loss was estimated at $900. And, a Creston woman told Police Friday, that sometime overnight, someone entered her vehicle and took her wallet, with $360 cash inside. The incidents remain under investigation.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report,11/21/ 2016

News, Podcasts

November 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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

Play

Economic downturn is hitting all farmers: Corn, soybeans, cattle, hogs

Ag/Outdoor, News

November 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

An ag industry analyst says the economic downturn is hitting all sectors of agriculture and virtually all Iowa farmers are feeling the brunt. Dave Miller, director of research and commodity services for the Iowa Farm Bureau, says every commodity is being impacted. “Corn prices are down more than half from where they peaked a couple of years ago,” Miller says. “Soybeans are down about 60%, hogs are down 45% from two years ago, cattle are down 35% this year. It’s across the board with all of the major commodities we produce here in Iowa.”

Miller says part of the reason for the economic drop is tied to large crops globally. “We really have had very few production problems for the last four years across the world,” Miller says. “That is leading to good growth in consumption but it’s continuing to build stocks as the production has continued to outpace production and that’s putting pressure on prices.”

Miller says it’s an unfortunate reality but the situation won’t likely improve until there’s some monumental natural disaster. “There is no big new demand on the immediate horizon, such as we had with the development of the biofuels industry a decade ago,” Miller says. “Coming out of this is probably going to happen because of weather problems someplace significant around the world.”

Miller says you don’t often get five years in a row without inclement weather impacting agriculture.

(Radio Iowa)

(Update 5:24-a.m.) House in Atlantic…Fire Chief issues warning about space heaters

News

November 21st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

One person was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital following a house fire early this (Monday) morning, in Atlantic. Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon told KJAN News a woman living in the home at 204 E. 6th Street (Tammie Sempek) was transported to CCMH by private vehicle, to be checked out and treated for smoke inhalation. The fire was reported at around 1:20-a.m.fire1

Atlantic Fire Chief Mark McNees acknowledged the residents’ statement that a space heater was the apparent cause of the blaze.

The structure was a total loss.

The flames were under control about 75 minutes after crews first responded to the scene. Crews were on the scene until just before 5-a.m. conducting mop-up operations. McNees said the incident should serve as a reminder to residents of the area to take precautions when using space heaters.

(He said respect the devices, have them plugged into a dedicated circuit and not extension cords. Make sure the heater is not near your bed, clothing or other combustible materials, and try to avoid leaving it running overnight.)

The incident is reminiscent of numerous fires that occurred in a short time frame a few years ago.

(He said efforts to educate the public since then were helpful, but McNeed reminds you the devices are still dangerous, even if they are brand new.)

Rolling Hills Bank and Trust in Atlantic is accepting donations for Tammie Sempeck, to help her recover from the loss of her home. For more information, call them at 243-2244, or stop by 1307 E. 7th Street.