Shelby Co. truck/field fire – more details released

News

October 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A pickup traveling through a field in Shelby County Monday afternoon, started a grass and field fire that consumed the truck. Harlan Fire Chief Roger Bissen told KJAN News the incident, which took place about three-miles west of the Harlan Municipal Airport, was reported at around 3:30-p.m.

Bissen said the truck, registered to Boeck Construction, out of Manilla, was on the scene while terrace work was underway, when it became stuck in a grassy ditch. Bissen says the truck started the grass on fire, before the flames spread to a partially combined corn field. He says they were able to get the fire contained before it spread to any standing corn.

Bissen said the pickup truck was totaled destroyed by the fire. The loss was estimated at $10,000 to $12,000. Firefighters from Harlan and Shelby were on the scene near 630th and Ironwood Road for about two-hours. No injuries were reported.

Bissen reports also, fire fighters from Harlan were called out early this (Tuesday) morning, with regard to a fire alarm at the Elm Crest Retirement Community. Crews were cancelled en route, because it turned out to be just a faulty smoke detector in the kitchen of the nursing home.

Backyard and Beyond 10-02-2012

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

October 2nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

Lavon Eblen speaks with Cass County Health Coordinator Denise Coder about Flu Shots.

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Across Oceans Across Time 10-02-2012

Across Oceans Across Time, Podcasts

October 2nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

Tova Brandt talks about and invites everyone to the Dana College treasures auction.

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Body found in Fremont Co. ditch – foul play not suspected

News

October 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Fremont County say foul play is not suspected in connection with the death of a Shenandoah man, whose body was found in a ditch Monday. Authorities received a report about a person lying in a ditch in the 39-hundred block of 180th Street. When deputies arrived, they found the body of 58-year old Ronald Gene Nelson, of rural Shenandoah. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death. Deputies were assisted at the scene, by Shenandoah Rescue, and the Fremont County Coroner’s Office.

11 IA organizations receive grants to promote specialty crops

Ag/Outdoor, News

October 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today (Tuesday), announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will be awarding $244,000 in grants to Iowa organizations to help enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Iowa. Among the recipients is: The Southern Iowa RC&D in Creston - which received $23,928 to gather economic and social impact data in rural southwest Iowa to support specialty crop production; and, the Golden Hills RC&D in Oakland -  which received $24,000 to support creating, marketing and promoting the Iowa Loess Hill AVA Wine Trail.

The IA Dept. of Ag and Land Stewardship received $271,296.81 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to support the program. Iowa agricultural non-profit organizations, cooperatives, specialty crop industry associations or organizations, and producer groups were eligible to apply for funding to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.

“Specialty Crops”  eligible under the program are fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.  The funds not passed through to Iowa organizations will be used by the Department to administer the grant. The maximum grant award from the Department to sub-grantees is $24,000 and administrative and indirect costs are not allowed. The Department received 29 proposals requesting assistance and the 11 chosen were selected by an independent review committee of nine industry stakeholders.

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey said “Specialty crops are a very important part of Iowa agriculture as they allow farmers to diversify and give customers access to locally grown products. ” Northey says “These federal funds will support a variety of efforts that will make these Iowa grown crops more available and encourage Iowans to choose fruits, vegetables, nuts and flowers that are produced right here in our state.”

8AM Sportscast 10-02-2012

Podcasts, Sports

October 2nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field

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8AM Newscast 10-02-2012

News, Podcasts

October 2nd, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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JAMES PIERCE, 76, of Atlantic (Svcs. 10-6-12)

Obituaries

October 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

JAMES PIERCE, 76, of Atlantic, died Tue., Oct. 2nd, at the Atlantic Nursing & Rehab Center. Services for JAMES PIERCE will be held 11-a.m  Sat., Oct. 6th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Perry.  Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic has the arrangements.

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Open visitation will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday (10/4), at the Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic, with a family visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. An additional family visitation will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Saturday,from 10:00 am to 11:00-a.m. (prior to the service). Online condolences may be left in the James Pierce guest book, at www.rolandfuneralservice.com, or at www.murdockfuneralhome.net., for the Murdock Funeral Home, in Perry.

Burial in the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry.

JAMES PIERCE is survived by:

His wife – Phyllis Pierce.

Chicken in Sour Cream Sauce (10-2-12)

Mom's Tips

October 2nd, 2012 by Jim Field

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 6 bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

In a small bowl, combine the first four ingredients; rub over chicken.  Place in a 3 quart slow cooker.  In a large bowl, combine the soup, sour cream and wine or broth; stir in mushrooms.  Pour over chicken.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees.  Thicken the sauce if desired.

Jane Carlovsky, Sebring, FL    Yield:  6 servings

Slow-Cooked Pork Roast (10-2-12)

Mom's Tips

October 2nd, 2012 by Jim Field

  • 2 cans (8 oz each) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless pork top loin roast (3 pounds)

In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes.  Meanwhile, cut roast in half.  In a non-stick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown the pork roast.  Place the roast in a 5 quart slow cooker.  Pour sauce over roast and turn to coat.  Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.  Let stand for 15 minutes before carving.

Marion Lowery, Medford, OR   Yield:  12 servings