Iowa State beats No. 7 Michigan 77-70


November 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Melvin Ejim scored 22 points and Iowa State beat No. 7 Michigan 77-70 Sunday, spoiling Wolverines star Mitch McGary’s season debut. Naz Long added 16 for the Cyclones (3-0), who held McGary to just one point in the second half while notching one of their biggest wins under coach Fred Hoiberg.

McGary, a preseason first-team All-American who missed two games with a lower back injury, finished with nine points and six rebounds. Nik Stauskas led Michigan (2-1) with 20 points and Derrick Walton Jr. had 13. Glenn Robinson III was held to 12 points on 4 of 14 shooting.

Ejim, who also played for the first time after missing two games with a hyperextended left knee, added nine rebounds as Iowa State closed the game on a 23-10 run.

Griswold, CAM & EHK School Board meetings on Monday


November 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Griswold, CAM & Elk Horn-Kimballton School Boards will hold separate, regular meetings Monday. The Griswold Board will gather at 5:45-p.m. in the Central Office Board Room at the Middle School/High School Building. During their session, the Board will receive updates on projects and act on approving the second reading of various Board Policies. They’ll also act on an ELL (English Language Learner’s) Policy, additional SIAC members, and the 1st reading of Board Policies in the 900 series.

The CAM School Board will meet in the CAM High School Media Center at 6:30. During their session, the Board will discuss and act on Capital projects; open enrollment applications; Early retirement; Authorizing a request to the SBRC (School Budget Review Committee) for allowable growth for increasing enrollment/open enrollments out; Approval of a bank loan for capital projects; a contract; and, the Board policy on open enrollment. The CAM Board meeting will conclude with a closed session for negotiations.

And the Elk Horn-Kimballton School Board will meet in the Family and Consumer Science Room at the High School in Elk Horn, beginning at 7-p.m., Monday. During their meeting, the EHK Board will discuss and act on: An early retirement package; approval of various Board policies; Approval of a request from the SBRC for Modified Allowable Growth for Open Enrollment Out students for the 2012-2013 school year, and approval of the Certified Annual Report (CAR) for 2012-2013.

Jack Taylor scores 109 points for Grinnell


November 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — Jack Taylor renewed his membership in the Century Club. Taylor scored 109 points for Division III Grinnell College on Sunday, shooting 24-for-48 on 3-pointers in a 173-123 win over Crossroads. The 5-foot-10 guard from Black River Falls, Wis., set an NCAA record for any level by scoring 138 points last Nov. 20 in a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible College.

The only other player to score more than 109 in an NCAA game was Rio Grande’s Clarence “Bevo” Francis, who had 113 against Hillsdale in 1954. Against Crossroads, Taylor was 35 of 70 overall from the field. He made 15 of 17 foul shots.

Taylor scored 71 points in the Pioneers’ 144-99 victory Friday in the season opener against Finlandia.

Iowa routs Abilene Christian 103-41


November 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Devyn Marble scored 22 of his season-high 27 points in the first half as Iowa thumped Abilene Christian 103-41 on Sunday. Marble scored 15 of the Hawkeyes’ first 17 points. Freshman Peter Jok added 15 points for Iowa (4-0). LaDarrien Williams scored 12 points to lead Abilene Christian (0-4).

Marble put on a show in the opening minutes, making six of his first seven shots, including two 3-pointers and a pair of nifty drives. The Hawkeyes shot 62 percent from the floor to eclipse the 100-point mark for the second straight game. Iowa made 9 of 21 3-pointers. Abilene Christian committed 19 turnovers and shot just 26 percent.

Iowa opened the second half on a 32-4 run after leading 46-22 at halftime. Zach McCabe and Gabe Olaseni each scored 10 points for the Hawkeyes.

Atlantic Parks and Rec Board to meet Monday evening

Ag/Outdoor, News

November 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The City of Atlantic’s Parks and Recreation Board of Directors will meet Monday at the new Parks and Rec Maintenance Building at 1200 Sunnyside Lane, beginning at 5-p.m., with the swearing-in of new Board members, and the regular meeting at 5:15.

During the Board’s session, they will elect Board Officers for a two-year term (2013-2014 & 2014-2015). They’ll also receive an update on Schildberg Lake #1 with regard to Fishery development, and review the Tobacco Free Policy and ordinance for Sunnyside Park. Other business includes: An update on the Schildberg Recreation Area (SRA) Campground; the setting of a date for the Park Maintenance Building Open House; An update on the boat ramp and Buck Creek Dog Park projects, and recent fundraiser for the dog park; and an update on the Bike Rack Project and Atlantic Walking Path.

Discussion items near the end of the meeting will include the future of the older metal buildings at Sunnyside Park, and Sunnyside Park Closing dates.

Iowa universities criticized for lottery promotion

News, Sports

November 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The appropriateness of an Iowa lottery scratch game with ties to college football in the state is being questioned. The Des Moines Register reports some lawmakers and professors question whether state universities should help promote gambling. The debate is focused on the “Tail Gator” game that offers a chance to win packages to attend football games at Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa.

Iowa psychology professor Elizabeth Altmaier says she thinks it’s wrong for the universities to be associated with any aspect of gambling. The NCAA recommends that schools avoid deals like this in its best practices guidance but it doesn’t strictly prohibit them.

Public documents show Iowa will get $75,000 this season for the lottery promotion. Iowa State will get $60,000 and Northern Iowa will receive $20,000.

Stanton men arrested on burglary charges Saturday


November 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports two Stanton men were arrested Saturday on Burglary charges. 43-year old Thomas Shawn Johnson and 35-year old Roger Lynn Gibson II were taken to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and charged with Burglary in the 3rd degree. Their bonds were set at $5,000 each.

Car-vs-train fatality accident in Hamburg Sunday


November 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A Nebraska man has died in southwest Iowa, after the car he was driving became stuck on the railroad tracks and was struck by a train in Hamburg. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened just after 3-a.m., Sunday. Officials say a 1997 Chrysler driven by 39-year old Christopher T. Hayes, of Brownville, NE, became lodged on the Burlington Northern-Sante Fe rail line west of the Main Street crossing in Hamburg, and was struck by a northbound BNSF train.

Hayes was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. While the accident remains under investigation, alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the accident. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office along with crews from Hamburg Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.

Farmers, agribusiness invited to Omaha event

Ag/Outdoor, News

November 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Farmers and agribusiness professionals are invited to the Omaha Ag Outlook event in December. The event is scheduled for Dec. 6 and 7 at Embassy Suites in Omaha’s Old Market district. Organizers are offering sessions focused on livestock marketing, estate planning and international agriculture.

The event will also include a banquet to discuss the U.S. farm bill, and a discussion on the outlook for grains and oilseed. Pre-registration is required. The meeting is a joint effort of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Iowa State University.

NWs forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Sun., 11/17/13


November 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am, otherwise Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Windy, with a west northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Windy, with a west northwest wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 11 to 16 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 51. West northwest wind 7 to 11 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

Monday Night :Mostly clear, with a low around 27. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52.