KEITH “BUTCH” EDWIN MORTENSEN, 71, of Elk Horn (Svcs. 7/27/15)


July 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

KEITH “BUTCH” EDWIN MORTENSEN, 71, of Elk Horn, died Wed., July 22nd, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha. Funeral services for “BUTCH” MORTENSEN will be held 11-a.m. Mon., July 27th, at the Pauley-Jones Funeral Home, in Harlan.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, July 26th, from 4-until 8-p.m., with the family greeting friends from 6-until 8-p.m.

Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery, at Shelby.

KEITH “BUTCH” MORTENSEN is survived by:

His wife – Ruth Mortensen, of Elk Horn.

His daughters – Robin Smith and Patty Ginder, of Fairhope, AL, and JoAnn (Steve) Brown, of Elk Horn.

His sons – Ronald )Donna) Smith, of Clarksville, TN; Steven (Cindy) Smith, of Ricketts, IA; & Troy (Laura) Smith, of Elk Horn.

His sister – Becky Pittmann, of Jamaica, IA.

Accessible Iowa: Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 25


July 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s a major milestone as the landmark civil rights law that ensures equal opportunity for people with disabilities celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was spearheaded by former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and signed by former President George H.W. Bush on July 26 of 1990.

Becky Harker, executive director of the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council, says one of the biggest changes in the years since has been the accessibility of public buildings. “Restaurants and grocery stores, courthouses, post offices,” she points out. “And they’re also more accessible to our elders, to people with strollers, to people with other mobility issues. So it’s been good for everyone.”

A number of events to celebrate the ADA anniversary are planned across Iowa in the days ahead including in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Iowa City. While there has been much progress, Harker says there is plenty more to do over the next 25 years and that includes improving job opportunities for those with disabilities.

“We’d like to see more people employed in the community and not segregated,” she stresses. “And it’s going to take a lot of advocacy, a lot of action on the part of people who feel strongly about that.” Statewide, it’s estimated that nearly 17 percent of adults or around 376,000 people have some type of a disability.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 7/23/2015

News, Podcasts

July 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.


Heartbeat Today 07-23-2015

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

July 23rd, 2015 by Chris Parks

Jim Field speaks with John Paul with Western Iowa Mutual Insurance about their golf benefits to support area firefighters and services.


(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 7/23/2015

Podcasts, Sports

July 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.


(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 7/23/2015

News, Podcasts

July 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:06-a.m. report w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson


MIP party busted in Council Bluffs Thu. morning


July 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Nearly two dozen people were busted early this (Thursday) morning in Council Bluffs,for being Minors in Possession of Alcohol. According to Bluffs Police, officers were called to 1931 23rd Avenue at around 1:15-a.m., to investigate a reported disturbance at an apartment. Upon arrival, Officers established there were numerous juveniles consuming alcohol at the residence.

Twenty minors were cited for Minor in Possession and Disorderly Conduct. 37-year old Angela Hughes, the apartment renter and mother of one of the minors, was present and cited for having a “Disorderly House.”

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 7/23/2015

Podcasts, Weather

July 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic.



Trading Post

July 23rd, 2015 by Jim Field

FOR SALE: Queen bed box springs/mattress. $30.  Call 712-243-5362.

FOR SALE:  Very old oak rocker. Asking 125.00. Call 243-4785.


WANTED:  Want to buy 1 dump truck load of dirt (possibly 3 if the price is low enough) and one dump truck load of driveway gravel. Quote me a delivered price please.  Also, want to rent a Skid Steer for 3 days. Need it delivered Saturday and picked up Tuesday. Quote me a price please.  Ray 712-268-5379 (3 miles north of Exira).

Wednesday Boys Baseball Sub-State Finals


July 23rd, 2015 by Jim Field

Harlan 5, Carroll 2
Boone 4, Humboldt 2
Dallas Center-Grimes 8, Bondurant-Farrar 4
Pella 7, Oskaloosa 4
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2, Spencer 0
Vinton-Shellsburg 5, Williamsburg 3
Dubuque Wahlert 2, Central Clinton 1 (8 innings)
Waverly-Shell Rock 9, West Delaware 8

Sioux City East 10, Lewis Central 0 (6 innings)
Cedar Rapids Kennedy 18, Cedar Falls 1 (4 innings)
Davenport North 4, Davenport Central 1 (8 innings)
Des Moines East 4, Johnston 1
Iowa City West 5, Cedar Rapids Prairie 2
North Scott 3, Dubuque Senior 1
Southeast Polk 2, Dowling Catholic 1
Waukee 5, West Des Moines Valley 0