MABLE RICHTER, 96, of Anita & formerly of Adair (Svcs. 3-10-12)

Obituaries

March 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

MABLE RICHTER, 96, of Anita (& formerly of Adair), died Thu., March 8th, at the Colonial Manor in Anita. Funeral services for MABLE RICHTER will be held 1-p.m. Sat., March 10th, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Adair. Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Adair has the arrangements.

Visitation at the funeral home is from 6-7:30-p.m. Friday, March 9th, with a Rosary at 5:30-p.m.

Burial will be in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.

Mable Richter is survived by:

Her daughter – Mary Jahnke, of Arvada, CO.

Red Oak man arrested this morning on drug charges

News

March 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man was arrested early this (Friday) morning on a trio of drug charges. Red Oak Police report 31-year old Luke Daniel Rinehart was taken into custody in the 200 block of Short Street just before 1-a.m., on charges that include Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Schedule 2 Narcotic and Violation of the State Drug Tax Stamp. Rinehart was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $10,000 bond.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: March 09, 2012

Podcasts, Weather

March 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here’s the Freese-Notis 4-day forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area….

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Nat’l. Weather Service Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Fri., March 9 2012

Weather

March 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

TODAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY…SUNNY…BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 25 MPH.

SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING… THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOW IN THE MID 40S.

MONDAY…CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

Leaders: Ferentz hire complied with nepotism rules

Sports

March 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Leaders of a University of Iowa oversight committee are satisfied Coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t violate school policy when he created a job opening on his staff that was filled with his son. Vice president for human resources Susan Buckley and associate provost Tom Rice said through a spokesman Thursday the hiring of Brian Ferentz as offensive line coach “was in full compliance with all university policies.” Buckley and Rice chair a committee charged with enforcing rules meant to ban nepotism.

Athletics director Gary Barta told Buckley it was his decision to hire Brian Ferentz, and Kirk Ferentz didn’t participate in the interview. But Brian Ferentz said Wednesday he left the New England Patriots because he couldn’t say no to his father, who had reassigned an assistant to create the opening.

Brown lifts Texas to 71-65 win over No. 25 Iowa St

Sports

March 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas knows enough to rely on J’Covan Brown when the Longhorns need a basket. The Big 12′s leading scorer converted a go-ahead three-point play with 36.3 seconds left, and the Longhorns held on to beat No. 25 Iowa State 71-65 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. Brown finished with 23 points for the Longhorns (20-12), who reached the 20-win plateau for the 13th consecutive season and likely removed themselves from the NCAA tournament bubble. Texas will face fifth-ranked Missouri in the semifinals Friday night.

Royce White had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Cyclones (22-10), and it was his turnaround bank shot with 51.6 seconds left that tied it 65. But after Brown was fouled on a spinning jumper and made the free throw, White lost control of the ball with 22.9 seconds left. It wound up in the hands of the Longhorns’ Jonathan Holmes, who made both free throws for a 70-65 lead. The Cyclones turned it over again on their next possession to seal the outcome.

Iowa News Headlines: Friday, March 9 2012

News

March 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State regulators say Iowa’s casinos contributed nearly $1billion to the state’s economy in 2011. The Des Moines Register says a report from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission shows the 18-state regulated casinos spent $999 million on payrolls, food, equipment and other expenses. That’s up from $945 million in 2010, which was the lowest in five years as the industry struggled to recover from the nationwide recession.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man has been arrested in Des Moines, accused of passing counterfeit $100 bills at a bar. Thirty-one-year-old Anthony Cole was arrested early yesterday on a charge of forgery. He remained in Polk County Jail last night.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Polk County jury has found a truck driver not guilty of running a red light in a crash that killed four elderly women in West Des Moines. Forty-four-year-old Kenneth Snow Junior was found not guilty this week after a two-day trial that included conflicting eyewitness testimony over whether Snow failed to obey a traffic control device. Snow and his employer, Panama Transfer Incorporated, still face lawsuits from the families of three of the women who died in the crash.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City Police have set up a hotline for people to report littering. Officials say the city spent $84,000 to remove litter from public property in 2011. Police are encouraging anyone who sees littering to call (712) 279-6440.

Manilla’s Muhlbauer among House legislators who backs waiving business start-up fees

News

March 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa House has overwhelmingly endorsed the idea of giving Iowa’s Secretary of State the authority to waive or reduce certain business fees during a “Start-Your-Business” month promotion. Representative Pat Grassley, a Republican from New Hartford, says it could save Iowa entrepreneurs between 50 and 100-dollars in fees that are required when filing the paperwork to incorporate a business. “It gives us an opportunity to show that the government’s not standing in the way of small businesses,” Grassley says. “And this would just be for start-ups.” When Republican Matt Schultz campaigned for the job of Secretary of State in 2010, he promised to make the office more “business-friendly” and this is one of the proposals Secretary of State Schultz asked legislators to approve this year.

Representative Mark Lofgren, a Republican from Muscatine who runs an investment firm, supported the proposal. “I work with a lot of small business owners and anything you can do to help them is great,” Lofgren said. “Eighty percent ofthe new job creation is in the small business area.” Representative Dan Muhlbauer, a Democrat from Manilla, backed the concept, too. “It’ll help promote the proper starts of new businesses,” Muhlbauer says. Representative Rick Olson, a Democrat from Des Moines, was among 17 House members who voted against the concept of waiving business fees.
“I think it’s a gimmick bill and that’s all it is,” Olsen says. “…Something tells me that a business is not going to start in the state of Iowa or move to the state of Iowa because they can save $50.”

The bill cleared the House with 71 “yes” votes, but it must win approval from a committee in the Iowa Senate by Friday of next week, or the idea’s dead for the year.

(O. Kay Henderson/Radio Iowa)

EDELE LEIST, 88, of Atlantic (SVCS 3/12/12)

Obituaries

March 8th, 2012 by Doug Evans

EDELE LEIST, 88, of Atlantic, died on Wednesday, March 7 at the Atlantic Nursing and Rehab Center.  Services for EDELE LEIST will be held on Monday, March 12 at 1:30 PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic.  Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic has the arrangements.

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Open visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 9 from 8 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday, March 10 from 8 AM to noon, and Sunday March 11 from 1 PM to 5 PM.

Family visitation will be Sunday, March 11 from 5 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home.

Burial will be held at the Exira Cemetery

EDELE LEIST is survived by:

2 sons:  Charles Leist of Clive;  Collin Leist of West Des Moines

1 daughter:  Marty Hackwell of Arvada, CO

Two Arrests Reported in Harlan

News

March 8th, 2012 by Doug Evans

The Harlan Police Department reports the arrest of two people this past weekend.

On Saturday (March 3), 31-year-old Randy Stolz of Earling was cited for fifth degree theft when Casey’s Store personnel notified police that Stolz had had taken items he didn’t pay for from the store.  Stolz was cited and released.

On Sunday (March 4), 39-year-old Nathaniel Coles of Chicago, IL was arrested for trying to elude police after police observed him speeding.  Coles was taken into custody and transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, felony eluding, three counts of failure to obey a stop sign, speeding, and reckless driving.

Harlan Police also report that on Monday morning (March 6) St. Michael’s Catholic Church reported to police the church van was missing.  The van was recovered the following day by the Omaha Police Department.  The case remains under investigation.