2012 Hawkeye 10 All-Conference Baseball Teams

Sports

July 30th, 2012 by Jim Field

First Team (*unanimous)

Pitchers:

  • *Chris Halbur, Kuemper Catholic, JR
  • Alec Forbes, Glenwood, JR
  • David Ratigan, Harlan, JR

Catchers:

  • Zach Osborn, Harlan, SR
  • Austin Simmons, Lewis Central, FR

Infielders:

  • *Brady Theis, Denison, SR
  • Ben Bruck, Harlan, SR
  • Carter Ludwig, Kuemper Catholic, JR
  • Eric Scott, Lewis Central, SR

Outfielders:

  • *Logan Nolting, Kuemper Catholic, JR
  • *Blake Esbeck, Atlantic, SR
  • Mitch Bowden, Glenwood JR

Utility:

  • Ben Landers, Creston, SR
  • Gunnar Blum, Atlantic, SR
  • Austin Eller, Denison, SR

Second Team

Pitchers:

  • Josh Bruck, Harlan, SR
  • Dakota Woods, Clarinda, JR
  • Corey Bertini, Glenwood, SO

Catchers:

  • Zach Powers, Creston, JR
  • Kray Lukehart, Atlantic, JR

Infielders:

  • Robert Lyons, Denison, JR
  • Jake Daeges, Harlan, JR
  • David Hicks, Kuemper Catholic, SR
  • Ethan George, Lewis Central, SR

Outfielders:

  • Nick Leinen, Red Oak, JR
  • Tyler Jensen, Glenwood, JR
  • Kolby Hilgenberg, Kuemper Catholic, JR

Utility:

  • Nate Kramer, Lewis Central, SR
  • Nathan Haley, Creston, SO
  • Grant Stiver, Glenwood, SR

Honorable Mention

  • Atlantic: Chad Christensen, JR; Austin Conrad, SR
  • Clarinda: Jeremiah Haug, SR; Logan Wilham, SR
  • Creston: Cole Crawford, SO
  • Glenwood: Brady Douma, JR
  • Harlan: Denny Kramer, SR
  • Red Oak: Tanner Johnson, JR
  • Shenandoah: Jackson Baker, SO; Zac McCoy, JR

Lewis man arrested on assault charge

News

July 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports a Lewis man was arrested last Thursday (July 26th), on a charge of Simple Assault. 24-year old Jesse Cavin Meier was taken to the Cass County Jail where he pled guilty and was released later that day.

Chiefs hoping Poe gamble pays off

Sports

July 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – If Dontari Poe bombs out, general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel could wind up wearing the biggest dunce caps in Kansas City. The Chiefs spent the overall No. 11 draft pick on an unproven kid who was merely second-team all-league in Conference USA. If the hulking nose tackle rises to stardom, however, the Chiefs could have their finest defense since Marty Schottenheimer’s brawny squads of the mid-1990s. Poe and his new bosses are in the spotlight as the Chiefs begin their first full week of training camp.

1st confirmed case of West Nile virus in Iowa this year

News

July 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus disease in Iowa of 2012. The case is a female older adult (61 to 80 years of age) from Lyon County, who is recovering. “The extreme drought conditions in Iowa have dramatically reduced the mosquito population here,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “This West Nile case, however, is a reminder that the virus is still out there and Iowans should take precautions.”

West Nile virus is transmitted through mosquitoes. The best way to prevent the virus is to eliminate mosquito breeding areas and to use insect repellent when outdoors. Iowans should take the following steps to reduce the risk of exposure to West Nile virus:

  • Use insect repellent with DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Always read the repellent label and consult with a health care provider if you have questions when using these types of products for children. For example, DEET should not be used on infants less than 2 months old and oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under 3 years old.
  • Avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, shoes, and socks whenever possible outdoors.
  • Eliminate standing water around the home because that’s where mosquitoes lay eggs. Empty water from buckets, cans, pool covers and pet water dishes. Change water in bird baths every three to four days.

Approximately 20 percent of people infected with West Nile virus will have mild to moderate symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches and vomiting. Less than one percent of people infected become seriously ill and rarely someone dies.

Since West Nile first appeared in Iowa in 2002, it has been found in every county in Iowa, either in humans, horses, or birds. In 2011, there were nine human cases of West Nile virus and two deaths. 

For more information about West Nile virus, visit www.idph.state.ia.us/Cade/DiseaseIndex.aspx?disease=West Nile Virus.

Larger class sizes may be trade off for increased teacher pay

News

July 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowa teachers might have to accept larger class sizes if they expect increased salaries, under one model presented to a state task force on teacher pay. The task force heard Friday from officials at a Colorado school district where teachers get paid based on their evaluations and student performance, and for taking on new leadership rolls. The officials report a small increase in class size as master teachers leave the classroom to mentor other teachers. Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass agrees that lower class sizes do lead to student achievement: “But the question is, are we willing to invest the hundreds of millions of dollars necessary to get the class size low enough that it has an impact, and what do we give up in exchange for that large expenditure. Everything’s a tradeoff,” according to Glass. 

Glass says high performing schools around the world have accepted larger classes in order to pay teachers more. “ I think we have to have that conversation. The United States is among the top spenders around the world and we have some of the lowest class sizes in the world, but our results are mediocre, “ Glass said. Task force member , Tammy Wawro is president of the Iowa State Education Association,-the state’s largest teacher’s union. She is skeptical about the idea of increasing class sizes.“ Class size does matter and class size tradeoff does concern me,” Wawro said. The Colorado officials say student performance has improved But they admit there was strong opposition at first and many teachers left. The Iowa task force will make its recommendations for changing Iowa’s teacher compensation system later this fall.

(Radio Iowa)

Iowa corn harvest to start in August

Ag/Outdoor

July 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The state’s top agricultural official predicts the 2012 corn harvest will begin in August, far earlier than normal, due to the drought. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says the corn harvest normally begins in mid-September.  “I do believe harvest will be early. We are seeing maturities move along a lot faster, in part because it was short of water, in part because it was short of heat,” Northey says. “We did get in the fields early this last spring, but we’re likely to see some harvesting start, I believe, in August.” Although there’s a day left in the month, this is likely to be the fifth driest July since officials began keeping weather records 136 years ago. Just an inch-and-12-hundredths of rain has fallen, on average, in the state this month. That’s more than three inches below normal. This is also going to be the third hottest July in Iowa as well. “The combination of those creates real, real stress on our crops out there, our corn and soybean crops as well as our pasture land, as well as water demand that you see in our urban and rural areas,” Northey says.

The state’s largest urban water system — the Des Moines Water Works — has asked customers to conserve — and quit watering lawns. Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management director Mark Schouten has met with the directors of Iowa’s 19 rural water systems. “Although those systems are being taxed and they’re producing record amounts of water, they continuing to meet demand,” Schouten says. “Some of them are looking to drill new wells. They’re looking forward, sensing their water levels are dropping, so they’re working with DNR to increase their ability to generate water.” 

State officials are reviewing the rules and regulations for well-drilling, to see if there’s any way to speed up the permitting process. Schouten and Northey spoke this morning (Monday) at the governor’s weekly news conference. Governor Branstad last week lifted weight restrictions for hauling hay and the D-O-T started granting permits to farmers who want to mow ditches and bale the forage for their livestock.

(Radio Iowa)

RITA MARY (KRAMER) KLOCKE, 86, of Cascade, formerly of Defiance (8-3-12)

Obituaries

July 30th, 2012 by Jim Field

RITA MARY (KRAMER) KLOCKE, 86, of Cascade, formerly of Defiance died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Cascade.  Funeral services for Rita Mary (Kramer) Klocke will be held on Friday, August 3 at 10:30 am
at St. Matthias Parish in Cascade.  The Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade is in charge of the arrangements.
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Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, August 2 at the funeral home.

Burial in the Calvary Cemetery in Cascade.

Rita Mary (Kramer) Klocke is survived by:

  • 3 daughters: Kathy (Bernie) McDermott, Darlene Walsh and Linda Klocke
  • 2 sons: Tom (Donna) Klocke, and Vic (Lori) Klocke
  • several grandchildren
  • Sisters: Irene Friesen of Council Bluffs, Theresa Grote of Portsmouth and Mary Heese of Earling
  • Sister-in-law: Marlene Kramer of Omaha
  • Brother-in-law: Joe Bissen of Clarinda

IGHSAU All-State Softball Teams

Sports

July 30th, 2012 by Jim Field

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union today announced the all-state softball teams for 2012.  There were some area girls selected for the teams.  Click on the class headings to look at the entire list.

Class 1-A

First Team:

  • Nicole Dobernecker of Charter Oak-Ute

Second Team:

  • Rachel Smith of Exira-EHK
  • Tarin Clausen of Charter Oak Ute

Third Team:

  • Marissa Spoo of Coon Rapids-Bayard
  • Adalina Morales of Corning
  • Amber Longabaugh of Corning

Class 2-A

First Team:

  • Madison Keysor of Treynor
  • Kate Killinger of Treynor
  • Lynsie Sievertsen of IKM-Manning
  • Alex Snyder of Treynor

Second Team:

  • Hailey Hellstrom of Missouri Valley

Third Team:

  • Malory Christiansen of Tri-Center
  • Lacy Vokt of Audubon
  • Jody Hagedorn of IKM-Manning

Class 3-A

Third Team:

  • MacKenzie Holmes of Atlantic

Class 4-A

First Team:

  • Katlin Briley of Creston
  • Molly Bryan of Glenwood

Second Team:

  • Taylor Schaben of Harlan
  • Allie Martinez of Lewis Central

Third Team:

  • Shelby Pieper of Denison

Class 5-A

Clarinda woman injured during Sunday afternoon accident

News

July 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One person was transported by Essex EMS to the hospital in Shenandoah following a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Page County. Sheriff’s officials say 61-year old Phyllis Jean Carlson, of Clarinda, suffered “non-incapacitating” injuries during the crash between her 2002 Chevy Blazer and a full-size pickup. The accident happened at around 4:35-p.m., at the intersection of 130th Street and N Avenue, about six-miles northwest of Hepburn.

Carlson’s SUV was traveling south on N Avenue as a 2006 Ford F-250 pickup driven by 58-year old Gary Michael Erickson, of Clarinda, was traveling west on 130th. Sheriff’ Lyle Palmer says Erickson ran the stop sign and hit the SUV on the passenger’s side. The Blazer was totaled in the crash. And, even though the pickup sustained $15,000 damage, Erickson was able to drive it to his residence. The sheriff’s report did not indicate if any citations were issued.

Backyard and Beyond 07-30-2012

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

July 30th, 2012 by admin

Lavon speaks with Bernie Havlovic, ISU Armstrong Farm Director, about garden field day – sweatin’ in the garden on August 2.

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