Dangerous heat expected in Nebraska and Iowa

News, Weather

July 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some of the most intense heat of the summer so far is expected in Nebraska and Iowa, so forecasters are urging people to take precautions. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for the eastern half of Nebraska and for 74 of Iowa’s 99 counties today (Monday) and Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s across the region and humidity will be high, so heat stroke, heat exhaustion and sunburn are possible.

Leslie Schaffer with the Iowa chapter of the American Red Cross says it’s important to take precautions in the heat, especially for the elderly and young children. Staying inside during the hottest part of the day can be a big help. People who must work outside should take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids.

Iowa early News Headlines: Monday, 7/21/2014

News

July 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

TROY MILLS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a 29-year-old woman who drowned while tubing down an eastern Iowa river. The Linn County sheriff’s office says Andrea Zimmermann of Cedar Rapids died Saturday on the Wapsipinicon River. Rescuers were called to the river after four people riding tubes went over the dam in Troy Mills.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo-area residents are being encouraged to apply to be volunteer police officers. The volunteers will have the opportunity to become reserve officers with the Waterloo Police Department if they are accepted. The applicants must be at least 21, hold a high school diploma and have a valid driver’s license.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some officials are concerned the Iowa Juvenile Home’s closing has created an unequal system where girls don’t have the same options. The juvenile home closed in January after questions were raised about the treatment of teenagers. State Court Administrator David Boyd says Iowa usually has no more than 20 delinquent girls that need housing at once. Policymakers will have to decide the best way to provide services.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Forecasters are urging people to take precautions as intense heat makes its way into Iowa. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for 74 of Iowa’s 99 counties today and tomorrow. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s across the region and humidity will be high.

Atlantic Parks & Rec Board to hear updates on Rec Programs & Capital Projects

News

July 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Parks and Recreation Department’s Board of Directors will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday evening in the City Council’s Chambers at City Hall. The meeting begins at 5:15-p.m. with reports from Parks and Rec Director Roger Herring, on the Summer Rec Program and Capital Projects update. The latter includes information on the renovation and refurbishing of the Camblin and Kiddie Korral at Sunnyside Park and other park activities.

Herring will also update the Board of the status of the Boy Scout Cabin, the Vision Iowa Grant and Roy Newberg Memorial benches at the Schildberg Recreation Area. Herring is also expected to report on recent vandalism at the Schildberg Quarry Recreation Area, with regard to porta-potties being turned over, and a request for the public to report incidents of vandalism when they see it.

Area School Board meetings set for Monday

News

July 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A couple of area school district boards of education are scheduled to take place Monday evening. The Griswold School Board will gather in the Central Office Board Room at the Middle School/High School Building, beginning at 5:45. Under “Old Business” on their agenda, the board will receive updates on various Summer projects.

New business at the Griswold School Board meeting includes: accepting bids for bakery, dairy, trash and snow removal; The appointment of a Board Secretary, Business Manager/Treasurer; and School Attorney; a decision on the High School and Middle School Principal Contract Settlements, and other, administrative matters.

In Anita, the CAM School Board will meet at 6:30-p.m. in the High School Media Center, where they will act on approving: Open enrollment applications; Resignations and contracts; Bread & milk bids; The setting of lunch prices and fees for the upcoming school year; A sharing agreement for Maintenance Director, and other administrative matters.

ALICE GOOLD, 83, of Atlantic (Svcs. 7/22/14)

Obituaries

July 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ALICE GOOLD, 83, a long-time resident of Atlantic, died Sun., July 20th, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital. Celebration of Life Memorial services for ALICE GOOLD will be held 11-a.m. Tue., July 22nd, at the Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Atlantic. Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic has the arrangements.

Visitation with the family will be held 1-hour prior to the service Tuesday (10-a.m.), at St. Paul’s.  Online condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

A luncheon will immediately follow the Celebration of Life service, at the church.

Burial will be held at a later date.

ALICE GOOLD is survived by:

Her husband – Harold.

Her daughters – Shelly (David) Storjohann, of Minden, & Dixy (Arlen) Armstrong, of Cleveland, OK>

4 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild.

2 men arrested in Fremont County on drug charges

News

July 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Fremont County report two men were arrested early Sunday morning on drug charges. 19-year old Robert Michael Guzman, Jr., of Imogene, and 18-year old Austin Donovan Neeman, of Rock Port, MO., were arrested during a traffic stop in the 2700 block of 120th Street. Both men were charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to deliver/marijuana, Possession of an offensive weapon/sawed-off shotgun, Possession of drug paraphernalia, and Possession of a concealed weapon.

Guzman faces an additional charge of Driving While Suspended. Both men were being held in the Fremont County Jail, Sunday. Their bonds were set at $5,000 each.

Red Oak man arrested after foot pursuit

News

July 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak arrested a local man following a brief foot pursuit late Sunday morning. Officials say officers were called to the Four-H Apartments in Red Oak at around 11:15-a.m. to investigate a reported domestic situation. When they arrived, 22-year old Dustin James Danick, of Red Oak, was seen running from the apartment complex. Officers chased Dancik into a wooded area and apprehended him in a creek. Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office assisted Red Oak Police in making the arrest.

Danick has a valid “No Trespass” order against him, that forbids his presence on the apartment complex property. Authorities say he allegedly committed $80 worth of damage to one of the apartment buildings prior to his arrest. Danick was charged with Trespass and Criminal Mischief in the 5th degree. He was being held Sunday in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center in $300 bond.

Danick was also arrested Saturday night on Trespass and Obstruction of Emergency Communications charges. He later posted a $300 bond and was released prior to his most recent arrest.

Heat Advisory issued for all of western Iowa beginning at Noon Monday

News, Weather

July 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

323 PM CDT SUN JUL 20 2014

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY.

INCREASINGLY HOT AND HUMID ON MONDAY AND ESPECIALLY TUESDAY. THE WARMING TREND OF THE LAST FEW DAYS WILL ACCELERATE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY WITH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING TOWARD THE 90S AND MUGGY CONDITIONS…PEAKING IN MOST AREAS ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. AFTER THE RECENT SPELL OF UNSEASONABLY COOL WEATHER…IT WILL BE IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER TO TAKE HEAT RELATED PRECAUTIONS

* TIMING…HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING…WITH ONLY MODERATE RELIEF AS TEMPERATURES STAY UP MONDAY NIGHT. THE MOST PRONOUNCED HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL BE EXPERIENCED IN MOST AREAS…ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 30…ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* TEMPERATURE…ON MONDAY TEMPERATURES WILL PEAK IN THE UPPER 80S AND LOWER 90S…WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES REACHING THE LOWER 100S IN MANY AREAS. ON TUESDAY TEMPERATURES WILL PEAK IN THE UPPER 80S NORTH TO MID 90S CENTRAL AND SOUTH…WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES WELL INTO THE 90S NORTH AND REACHING 105 TO 110 DEGREES CENTRAL AND SOUTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS…IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: Sun., 7/20/2014

Weather

July 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Saturday’s High in Atlantic was 79. Our 24-hour low through 7-a.m. today was 61. At 7-a.m. it was 64.

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a south wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.                                                                                                                                                                             Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 70. South wind 9 to 14 mph.

Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 102. South wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 10 to 13 mph.

Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Heat Index 105-110.
Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Saturday District Baseball Scores

Sports

July 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Class 1-A
Earlham 4, Coon Rapids-Bayard 2
Lenox 4, Fremont-Mills 3 (10 innings)
Underwood 7, Logan-Magnolia 6
Class 2-A
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 5, Ridge View 1
St. Albert 10, Treynor 1