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Registration begins Sept. 1st for the 1st ever “Color Run,” in Atlantic

News, Sports

August 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

It’s been described as “The Happiest 5k in the World,” and it’s coming to Atlantic in October. Atlantic High School Seniors Erin Shannon and Steph Freund are part of the AHS Student Council, who is sponsoring the “Color Run” in Atlantic, on October 11th.

Color Run course

Color Run course (Click on image to enlarge)

The event begins at 8-a.m. Shannon says most of the runs typically take place in larger cities, but the Student Council wanted to bring it closer to home so area residents can experience the fun.

A recent Color Run in Bakersfield, CA. (Photo's courtesy Patricia Borjon)

The Bakersfield, CA. Color Run in Dec. 2013 (Photo’s courtesy Patricia Borjon)

She says since it’s a 5k event, there will be four different stations who will throw colored powder at you as you partake in the event. Participants usually wear white so the colors are more vivid. She says it’s not a “Super competitive run…it’s just something fun you can go out and do.” And, you don’t even have to run. Walkers and joggers are welcome enjoy the event.

Steph Freund said she participated in a Color Run at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City a couple of years ago. 40-thousand people participated in that event, which was the biggest run they ever had at the time. She said it brings people together and can draw people from outside of Atlantic who may never have had the chance to enjoy it.

She said if it works out, the Student Council hopes to make it an annual event. Erin Shannon said other than for people to have fun, their goal is to raise money for the Student Council. She said they wanted to boost the “School spirit,” while at the same time boosting community spirit and raising money for Prom.

As with any walk or run event, there is a registration fee. It’s $30, which includes your registration, a commemorative bag to carry your personal items in, a t-shirt and a color packet to use at the end of the event. The run begins and ends at the Atlantic High School. Afterward, there’ll be music, snacks and when everyone is finished with their run or walk, they’ll open their color packets and throw them into the air, making for a bright, powdery rainbow. The powder is safe and washes easily from your clothes. It’s merely dyed corn starch which comes right off when you wash. Some people even water themselves down beforehand, so the powder sticks better for the culmination of the event.

Registration takes place from Sept. 1st through the 14th . Fliers will be posted around Atlantic in the days to come with more information, or follow the Atlantic Student Council on Twitter at “Atlantic StuCo.”

2014 High School Football Scores – Week 1, August 29


August 29th, 2014 by Jim Field

Class 3-A District 8
ADM 15, Perry 9
Clarinda 60, Atlantic 14
Creston 27, Norwalk 17
Dallas Center-Grimes 27, Carlisle 24
Glenwood 41, Red Oak 24
Harlan 45,  Denison 14
Winterset 15, Oskaloosa 14

Class 2-A District 8
Clarinda 60, Atlantic 14
IKM-Manning 28, East Sac County 7
Carroll 34, Kuemper Catholic 0
Manson/NW Webster 54, Prairie/Southeast Valley 26
Glenwood 41, Red Oak 24
Shenandoah 28, Riverside 7
Des Moines Christian 24, West Central Valley 6

Class 1-A District 1
Audubon 13, A-H-S-T 6
IKM-Manning 28, East Sac County 7
Logan-Magnolia 42, Missouri Valley 6
OA-BCIG 26, Cherokee, Washington 6
Lawton-Bronson 35, Treynor 20
Tri-Center 19, Underwood 8
Onawa/West Monona @ Westwood/Sloan, ppd to Aug. 30th (Saturday)

Class 1-A District 8
Central Decatur 33, Nodaway Valley 12
Des Moines Christian 24, West Central Valley 6
Nevada 49, Interstate-35 13
Ogden 23, Panorama 13
Southwest Valley 40, Clarinda Academy 0
Madrid 28, Van Meter 13
Woodward-Granger 36, Martensdale-St. Marys 20

Class A District 1
Audubon 13, A-H-S-T 6
Bedford 36, Griswold 14
Logan-Magnolia 42, Missouri Valley 6
Alta-Aurelia 35, Maple Valley 12
Shenandoah 28, Riverside 7
St. Albert 20, Thomas Jefferson 13
Tri-Center 19, Underwood 8
West Monona @ Westwood (ppd. to Aug. 30th)

Class A District 8
Bedford 36, Griswold 14
Southwest Valley 40, Clarinda Academy 0
Earlham @ Woodward Academy
Woodward-Granger @ Martensdale-St. Marys
Mount Ayr @ Albia
Central Decatur 33, Nodaway Valley 12
Colfax-Mingo @ Pleasantville
Cardinal @ SE Warren

8-Man District 1
Ar-We-Va @ Remsen St. Mary’s
East Mills 20, Boyer Valley 0
Exira/EHK 58, Nishnabotna 6
Kingsley-Pierson @ Clay Central-Everly
West Bend-Mallard @ Newell-Fonda
MMC @ River Valley
Sidney 43, West Harrison 26
Fremont-Mills 50, Woodbine 20

8-Man District 7
CAM 48, Adair-Casey 24
Ankeny Christian Academy @ Wayne
Laurens-Marathon @ Coon Rapids-Bayard
Lenox @ East Union
Remsen-Union @ Glidden-Ralston
Guthrie Center 52, Stanton 28
Murray @ Mormon Trail
NE Hamilton @ CAL

8-Man District 8
CAM 48, Adair-Casey 24
East Mills 20, Boyer Valley 0
Lamoni 44, Essex 16
Fremont-Mills 50, Woodbine 20
Lenox 36, East Union 32 (Suspended in 4th)
Exira/EHK 58, Nishnabotna 6
Sidney 43, West Harrison 26
Guthrie Center 52, Stanton 28

Thursday Volleyball Results


August 29th, 2014 by Jim Field

(2-1) Bedford 22-25-15, Mount Ayr 25-19-11
(2-0) Bedford 25-25, Central Decatur 20-17
(3-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-25-25, CAM 19-13-8
(2-0) Glenwood 25-25, CB Thomas Jefferson 16-14
(2-0) Glenwood 25-25, Tri-Center 22-20
(3-1) Kuemper Catholic 25-20-25-25, Carroll 20-25-20-17
(3-0) Logan-Magnolia 25-25-25, Whiting 17-16-16
(3-1) Van Meter 22-25-25-25, West Central Valley 25-21-17-17
(3-2) West Monona 25-27-25-29-15, Logan-Magnolia 15-29-23-31-10
(3-0) Winterset 25-25-25, Nodaway Valley 21-16-14

Atlantic @ Clarinda Tonight on KJAN & KJAN.com!


August 29th, 2014 by Jim Field

Atlantic will open the new football season on the road at Clarinda with a new coach and a new-look offense. Eric Waldstein takes the reins of the Trojan program with an offensive line that is big in the middle and athletic on the outside to help run the veer offense with experienced backs.

Clarinda is in the second year of running a single wing offense and Waldstein says it’s difficult to defend.

Clarinda coach Mark Schilb says with a new coach and scheme, Atlantic has been tough to prepare for.

You can hear more from Atlantic’s Eric Waldstein this afternoon on “Trojan Preview” at 4:45. Our football coverage continues at 6:00 with “Who’s Gonna Win?” Our pre-game coverage begins at 6:30 tonight with Jim Field and Chris Parks and leads up to kick-off at 7:00. In addition to listening to the game on KJAN, we will again this season provide live, streaming video of the game on our TV page at KJAN .com.

Fountain lady case raised in oversight hearing

News, Sports

August 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The firing of a Des Moines woman who became an internet sensation for her drunken frolic in a fountain at a Kansas City Royals baseball game last summer has become the center of a dispute over Iowa Workforce Development unemployment judge independence.

Former unemployment appeals judge Bonny Hendricksmeyer says IWD Director Teresa Wahlert pushed her to justify her ruling in awarding the “fountain lady” unemployment benefits. Hendricksmeyer says she felt pressured by Wahlert after concluding Jessica McCoy was acting outside work responsibilities when she drunkenly waded into the Kauffman Stadium fountain a year ago and was later fired.

The issue is important because Wahlert, a political appointee, has taken over supervision of judges that decide unemployment benefit appeals cases. Federal regulations require judges to be insulated from political pressure.

Packers beat Chiefs 34-14 in backup QB battle


August 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each threw for two touchdowns in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs 34-14 in a preseason finale Thursday night. Flynn threw for 102 yards and Tolzien had 139 in splitting reps by quarter in the evening’s most closely watched position battle. Coach Mike McCarthy could keep both players anyway a season after Rodgers missed seven weeks with a collarbone injury.

The Chiefs’ defense looked lost at times. Kansas City also had seven penalties in the first half, which ended with Green Bay up by 13. Packers undrafted free agent Jayrone Elliott got his fifth sack of the preseason, beating Chiefs first-string tackle Donald Stephenson.

Chiefs receiver A.J. Jenkins made an impressive, diving 45-yard catch before leaving with a concussion.

Drake prepares for Grand View


August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A new era begins at Drake on Saturday night when the Bulldogs host Grand View. It will be the first game for new head coach Rick Fox, who took over after Chris Creighton left for Eastern Michigan. Grand View beat Drake 21-16 enroute to a 14-0 record and the NAIA championship.

Fox is expecting another game that comes down to the end. This is the fifth meeting in a series that Fox says has become a good rivalry. It will also be the final game in the series. Grand View is joining the Heart of America Conference next season and their entire schedule will be league games.

Drake has 15 starters back from last year’s team that finished 6-5.

(Radio Iowa)

NASCAR dates set at Iowa Speedway


August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Speedway has set the dates for next year’s NASCAR events. The two Nationwide races will be Saturday, May 17th and Saturday, August first. The Champion World Truck Series will run on Friday, June 19th. Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small says they will continue to work on improving the fan experience. In fact Small says it is their top priority. Small says they are still working with IndyCar to finalize the date for next year’s race.

(Radio Iowa)

Iowa State Patrol Offers Football Traffic Tips

News, Sports

August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Des Moines, IOWA – As we approach start of college football season, the Iowa State Patrol urges all fans traveling to and from games across the state to obey the following:

  • Slow down and expect heavy traffic delays.
  • Pay attention and avoid any unnecessary distractions.
  • Be patient if you encounter heavy traffic.
  • Obey all directions given by law enforcement officers.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Buckle up!

Due to the many in-state college rivalries this weekend, more traffic is expected on Saturday.  Some fans will arrive several hours before kickoff, so traffic congestion can be expected several hours prior to and following the conclusion of the games.  Motorists not attending the game are encouraged to find alternate routes.
By following these simple tips, the Iowa State Patrol hopes everyone remains safe while cheering on their favorite team.
For further questions, please call Sergeant Scott Bright at (515) 745-2863.

‘Robot march’ to protest Iowa’s pink locker room


August 28th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa professor Kembrew McLeod has dressed as a robot to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann. Now he’s targeting his own school over its controversial pink visitors’ locker room at Kinnick Stadium. McLeod is organizing what he jokingly calls the “Million Robot March” to protest at an annual event Friday honoring former Iowa coach Hayden Fry, who had the locker room painted pink in 1979.

McLeod is calling for the school to ditch the pink, which he says amounts to a school-sanctioned taunt that exudes homophobia and sexism. He said previous protests haven’t been successful, so he’s taking an absurd approach to draw attention to the issue.

Fry has said pink is calming and meant to make Hawkeyes’ opponents passive, and it has become part of Hawkeyes lore.