Western Iowa Conference XC Meet

Sports

October 9th, 2012 by Jim Field

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Griswold  22
  2. Underwood  76
  3. Tri-Center  77
  4. Treynor  109
  5. Audubon  139
  6. Riverside  190
  7. A-H-S-T  234

Girls All-Conference (Top 12)

  1. Rebekah Topham, Griswold
  2. Jordyn Sindt, Griswold
  3. Alyx Flippin, Griswold
  4. Alex Larsen, Tri-Center
  5. Breezy Weaver, MoValley
  6. Allison Young, Griswold
  7. Megan Deist, Audubon
  8. Michelle Mumm, Tri-Center
  9. Erin Shapcott, Undewood
  10. Larissa Backhaus, Griswold
  11. Kaylee Grote, Tri-Center
  12. Robi Fanslau, Underwood

Boys Team Scores:

  1. Riverside  41
  2. Missouri Valley  62
  3. Treynor  85
  4. Griswold  87
  5. Tri-Center  90
  6. Underwood  135
  7. Audubon  195

Boys All-Conference (Top 12)

  1. Darrian Irlbeck, Tri-Center
  2. Ean Patrick, Riverside
  3. Caleb Wilson, MoValley
  4. Drew Pauley, MoValley
  5. Brandon Sipherd, Riverside
  6. Matt Haijsman, Treynor
  7. Adam Hartman, Riverside
  8. Tyrel Peters, Griswold
  9. Jacob Pagel, MoValley
  10. Kellin Chambers, Treynor
  11. Xavier Olivo, Griswold
  12. Tim Brink, Riverside

Monday Volleyball Results

Sports

October 9th, 2012 by Jim Field

Western Iowa Conference Tourney

  • (3-0) Tri-Center 25-25-25, Griswold 10-13-18
  • (3-0) Missouri Valley 29-25-25, Audubon 27-23-22
  • (3-0) Treynor beat Riverside
  • (3-1) Underwood beat A-H-S-T

Semi-Finals tonight at Tri-Center:

  • Treynor vs. Missouri Valley (6:00)
  • Tri-Center vs. Underwood (after first match)

Accident in Red Oak Monday results in injuries to 2 adults & a child

News

October 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Montgomery County says three-people were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon. According to the Red Oak Police Department, both drivers and an infant passenger in one of the vehicles suffered non-life threatening injuries during the crash, which occurred a little after 3:30-p.m.

Officials say a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Peggy Sue Gurney, of Red Oak was hit at the intersection of East Corning and North 2nd Street, as Gurney was traveling east on Corning, and 87-year-old Howard Austin McClelland, of Villisca, as McClelland was traveling west. Gurney, her infant son and McClelland were injured in the crash.

Officers cited McClelland for having no proof of insurance, failure to wear a seatbelt, and unsafe turning.

Malvern woman arrested on assault charge

News

October 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say a Malvern woman was arrested Monday on assault charges. Officials say 24-year-old Tonisha Christina O’Meara was taken into custody for allegedly assaulting separately, police and corrections officers. O’Meara was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1,000 bond.

Atlantic Board of Ed approves Level 1 District Investigators

News

October 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Board of Education, Monday, approved the assignment of Level 1 Investigators for the school district. Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein explained what a Level 1 Investigator is responsible for. He said they look into allegations against a building employee, in the areas of “inappropriate behavior,” or possible abuse. Amstein their findings are reported to his office, and if the allegations are deemed credible, he will make contact with the proper authorities, based on the findings the investigation. He said it’s a “self check” in each of the district’s buildings, to make sure there is no abuse going on, and that there are “qualified folks” to conduct the investigation.

If there is a conflict of interest, a separate investigator will be used from another one of the districts’ schools. The advantage of having multiple investigators, according to Amstein, is that depending on the situation, the district has the option of using a man or woman, depending on the allegation.

Currently, each of the schools in the District with the exception of the Atlantic Middle School, has one Level 1 investigator per building. On-line training is available for persons to be certified as a Level 1 investigator. Approval of those internal investigators is an annual occurrence required by the Board.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., Oct. 9th 2012

Podcasts, Weather

October 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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

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Voting in Iowa? There’s an app for that

News

October 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Wondering where your new polling site may be on Election Day? Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz says there’s now an “app” for that. “We’ve been working on this for the last six to eight months,” Schultz says. “Now it’s available on iPad, iPhone and Android.” Beyond finding your polling place, the new “app” helps Iowans register to vote, ask for an absentee ballot — and even track that absentee ballot once they’ve mailed it.  “You can check right on your phone to see if your absentee ballot’s been received by your (county) auditor,” Schultz says. Download the app, for free, in the Apple App Store or in the Google Play Market. “It’s a comprehensive app that is really a first of its kind, I think, in the country,” Schultz says.

He hopes to add new features for future elections, allowing people to follow real-time Election Night results via their smart phone or tablet. “More and more people are using tablets and smart phones. I mean, I don’t even use a computer much anymore. I use my tablet more than anything,” Schultz says. “I think a lot of people who use technology are going down this road and, obviously, those voters who don’t still have the general way of going to the auditor’s office and getting their absentee ballot request form and so forth, but this is a way in which we try and make it as easy and accessible as possible for voters here in Iowa.”

One of the apps lets Iowans report suspected voter fraud. Schultz, a Republican, reviewed Iowa D-O-T lists earlier this year and discovered almost 34-hundred people had registered to vote when they got their driver’s license or photo I.D., but were not eligible to vote. Schultz wants to check that list against a federal database, but the effort has been challenged in court. A lone Division of Criminal Investigation agent is combing through the list, however, and so far five people have been charged with voter fraud.

(Radio Iowa)

RONALD GUTTENFELDER, 82, of Atlantic (Svcs. 10-12-12)

Obituaries

October 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

RONALD GUTTENFELDER, 82, of Atlantic, died Mon. Oct. 8th, at the Atlantic Nursing & Rehab Center. Memorial services for RON GUTTENFELDER will be held 11-a.m Fri., Oct. 12th, at the Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Atlantic.

There is no visitation.

RON GUTTENFELDER is survived by:

His wife – Jackie, of Atlantic.

His children – Doug (Teresa) Guttenfelder, of Atlantic, & Susan, of Humboldt.

His sister – Doris (Richard) Cook, of Atlantic.

5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties: Tue., Oct. 9th 2012

Weather

October 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

355 AM CDT TUE OCT 9 2012

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 60. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

Romney-Ryan connection to King, Lange, Archer & Latham

News

October 9th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have been very publicly voicing their support of the four Iowa Republicans who’re running for congress. On September 7th when Mitt Romney was speaking at a rally in Orange City, he pointed to Steve King — currently a congressman from northwest Iowa. “I’m looking here at Steve King,” Romney said. “This man needs to be your congressman again. I want him as my partner in Washington, D.C.” The Republican congressional candidate in northeast Iowa — introduced Paul Ryan at a rally October 1st in Dubuque. “How about Ben Lange, huh?” Ryan said immediately after getting the microphone. “We’ve got to send this guy to represent us.”

John Archer, the G-O-P congressional candidate in the southeast quadrant of the state, got a similar shout-out from Ryan at a rally in Burlington last Tuesday.”That guy’s going to be your next congressman,” Ryan said of Archer. “Make sure it happens, all right?” And when Mitt Romney rallies with Republicans on a farm near Van Meter Tuesday, Republican Congressman Tom Latham will be there. Nick Ryan ran former Iowa Congressman Jim Nussle’s campaigns in 2000, 2002 and 2004 and he says there’s “no question” the competitive presidential race has been a factor in this year’s Iowa congressional races. But Ryan sees a reverse benefit as well.

“When you have strong congressional candidates working with a strong presidential campaign, good things are able to happen,” Ryan says. Ryan says all four Republican congressional candidates — two incumbents and two challengers — have all amassed valuable lists of volunteers in each of the four districts.This past Saturday’s statewide get-out-the-vote effort by Republicans — to benefit all the G-O-P candidates on the November ballot — is a case in point. “I’ve seen numbers that compare 2008 volunteer activity — phone call activity and door-knocking activity — to 2012 and our voter contacts in 2012 far out-pace what they did in 2008,” Ryan says. ”

Regardless of how it’s working, it’s working very well.” Latham’s congressional campaign is renting office space in Urbandale to the Romney campaign, but James Carstensen, a spokesman for Latham, downplays the idea there’s a strong connection with the Romney camp. “As far as running campaigns together, we just don’t,” Carstensen says. Carstensen says Latham believes if he runs a “strong, independent” campaign, it will benefit Republicans up and down the ticket.

(O. Kay Henderson/Radio Iowa)