No. 14 Northern Iowa runs away from Indiana St 61-51


February 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Seth Tuttle had 15 points and eight rebounds and Jeremy Morgan added 12 points as No. 14 Northern Iowa ran away from Indiana State 61-51 on Tuesday night. The Panthers (21-2, 10-1 Missouri Valley) won their 10th in a row and got their first season sweep of the Sycamores in five seasons. Indiana State (11-12, 7-4) was led by Devonte Brown with 14 points, but the Sycamores fell to 0-3 this season against ranked teams.

Defensively, Northern Iowa was every bit as good as advertised. Indiana State shot 37.3 percent from the field and finished with a season low for points. And after scoring the final four points of the first half to take 33-22 lead, Northern Iowa never let the Sycamores get within single digits in the second half.

The Panthers took control with a 13-3 first-half run then methodically pulled away until the final minutes.

Atlantic City Council to receive NVT funding request


February 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic City Council, Wednesday, will consider a request from the Nishna Valley Trails group for $50,000 in funding, for the organization’s latest project. The funds, if approved, would be combined with $50,000 from the County (if approved), and would amount to less than 16-percent of the NVT’s fundraising goals. Dave Chase, one of the leaders of the organization, will appear before the Council during their 5:30-p.m. meeting at City Hall to explain the reason for the request and how the funds will be used.  The City of Atlantic’s Community Promotion Commission will consider a request from NVT for $10,000, during the Commission’s meeting at Noon, on Thursday.

The Atlantic City Council will also act on Resolutions pertaining to: The authorizing of bids for the 2015 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project; Accepting easements for the 19th Street Expansion and Turnabout Project; Approving a Change Order for additional services for 2015 Street Improvement projects; and, the setting of the date for a Public Hearing on an Urban Renewal Plan amendment.

EGON SIMONSEN, 93, of Elk Horn (Svcs. 2/7/15)


February 3rd, 2015 by Mark Saylor

EGON SIMONSEN, 93, of Elk Horn, died Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan. Funeral Services for EGON SIMONSEN will be held 10:30-a.m. Saturday, Feb 7th, at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church in Elk Horn. Ohde Funeral Home of Kimballton has the arrangements.

Friends may call from 4- until 7-pm Friday at the church in Elk Horn, with a time for sharing at 6-pm. Visitation will continue 9:30-a.m. Saturday, at the church.

Burial will be at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church Cemetery

Egon Simonsen is survived by:
His son -  Steven (Colleen) of Omaha

His daughter – Jana (Steve) Boettger of Harlan.

His brother – Paul (Shirley) Simonsen of Walnut.

His sister-in-law: Doris (Arnold) Gude of Elk Horn.

10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, other relatives, and many friends in and around Elk Horn and throughout Denmark.

BERNICE IRENE ANASTASI, 94, of Earling formerly of Harlan (Svcs. 2/6/15)


February 3rd, 2015 by Mark Saylor

BERNICE IRENE ANASTASI, 94, of Earling (& formerly of Harlan) died Monday, Feb. 2nd, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan. A Mass of Christian Burial service for BERNICE ANASTASI will be held 11-a.m. Fri., Feb. 6th, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, in Harlan. Pauley Jones Funeral Home, in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation at the funeral home is from 4-until 8-pm Thursday (2/5), with a Wake service at 7-p.m.

Burial will be in the Harlan Cemetery.


Her son – Dennis (Mary Ann) Anastasi, of Defiance.

Her daughter – Vicki Bruck, of Harlan.

Her brother – Wilfred (JoAnn) Weihs, of Harlan.

Her sisters – Rita (Jack) Claussen, of Harlan; & Joanne (Mike) Kostanecki, of Boise, ID

6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren

Montgomery County Accident


February 3rd, 2015 by Mark Saylor

A single vehicle accident was reported this (Tuesday) morning just before 9-30 in Montgomery County on 110th street near the home at 23-81 110th Street. Upon arrival by emergency personnel a pick up truck owned by Lance Kinser of Lyman was found in the south ditch facing southeast.

The vehicle had been driven by Carrie Kinser also of Lyman and had been traveling west on 110th street. The vehicle crossed the center line and had entered the south ditch where it overturned and came to rest in the position it was found. Kinser was still in the vehicle at the time and was determined she had lost consciousness for a period of time following the accident and had regained consciousness and was complaining of head,wrist and leg pain.

Following extrication Kinser was transported to Montgomery County Hospital by Red Oak Rescue and later transported by medical helicopter to University of Nebraska Medical Center for further treatment of her injuries. The severity of her injuries is not known at this time. The truck sustained 4-thousand dollars in damage and was considered a total loss.

Personnel from Elliott Fire Department; Grant Fire Department and the Red Oak Fire and Rescue assisted with the accident. The investigation into the accident is continuing and charges are possible as a result of the accident.

Red Oak Arrest


February 3rd, 2015 by Mark Saylor

A Red Oak man was arrested on a valid Montgomery County Warrant. 37 year old Jeremy Joel Binns was charged on the warrant for violation of parole and was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and was held on no bond

Harlan @ Atlantic Boys Tonight on KJAN!


February 3rd, 2015 by Jim Field

Last time these two teams met it took double overtime for Harlan to come away a winner.  Tonight, Atlantic gets to host the Cyclones in boys basketball and we’ll have all the action on KJAN.  Varsity game time is about 7:30 pm and you can listen to it live on AM 1220 and FM 101.1 or on the web at  We will also feature live streaming video of tonight’s game on the TV page.  But we would much rather see you sitting with us!  So if you can’t help us pack the gym, check it out on KJAN and KJAN TV!

Thunder Sign Nick Collison to Multi-Year Deal


February 3rd, 2015 by Jim Field

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed forward Nick Collison to a multi-year contract extension.

The team made the announcement on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 34-year-old Collison is the longest tenured member of the organization. The 6-foot-10 Collison ranks among the franchise’s all-time career leaders in rebounds (3rd, 4,370 career rebounds), blocks (6th, 439 career blocks), field goal percentage (2nd, .537) and games played (2nd, 791 career games). He is averaging 3.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 15.9 minutes per game this season, and holds career averages of 6.4 points and 5.5 rebounds.

The Seattle SuperSonics drafted Collison 12th overall in 2003, several years before the franchise moved to Oklahoma City.

Royals’ Cain ($2,725,000), Moustakas ($2.64M) Reach Deals


February 3rd, 2015 by Jim Field

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Postseason star Lorenzo Cain and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year contract for $2,725,000, just ahead of what would have been Major League Baseball’s first salary arbitration hearing this year.

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas also settled Tuesday, agreeing to a one-year contract for $2.64 million.

Cain had asked for $3.6 million and had been offered $2 million when the sides swapped figures last month. In addition to his salary, the speedy outfielder would earn a $25,000 bonus for 505 plate appearances.

The sides entered the room for the hearing, which was scheduled to start at 2 p.m., then stepped outside the room and reached the agreement.

Cain, 28, hit a team-best .301 with five homers, 53 RBIs and 28 steals in 33 chances last season, when he made $546,000. He was MVP of the Royals’ sweep of Baltimore in the AL Championship Series after batting .533 (8 for 15) with a pair of doubles. He hit .308 in the World Series loss to San Francisco.

The 26-year-old Moustakas would earn a $10,000 bonus if he has 550 or more plate appearances. He hit .212 with 21 doubles and 54 RBIs last year, when he made $549,000. He had asked for $3.1 million in arbitration and had been offered $1.85 million.

Four Royals remain in arbitration: first baseman Eric Hosmer and pitchers Danny Duffy, Kelvin Herrera and Greg Holland.

1 person hospitalized after crash near Council Bluffs


February 3rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Pottawattamie County say a man from Hastings was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha by helicopter, following a crash late Tuesday morning, near Council Bluffs. The Daily NonPareil, citing officials with the Pott. County Sheriff’s Office, says the head-on crash happened at around 11:20-a.m. at the intersection of 238th Street and U.S. Highway 6. The highway was closed while officials investigated the accident and the scene was being cleared.

Authorities said a white van and green Subaru collided. The driver of the van was uninjured, but the man behind the wheel of the Subaru, who was said to be in his 20′s, was knocked unconscious during the crash. The names of the drivers have not yet been released. Authorities were investigating what caused the crash.