No. 10 Texas beats Iowa 71-57 in 2K Classic semis


November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Holmes scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half, Isaiah Taylor added 15 and No. 10 Texas beat Iowa 71-57 on Thursday night in the 2K Classic. The Longhorns trailed by 12 points in the first half but outscored Iowa 47-27 in the final 20 minutes to advance to the championship game Friday at Madison Square Garden against California, who beat #23 Syracuse 73-59.

Texas (3-0) didn’t take its first lead until early in the second half following Holmes’ blistering start out of intermission. Holmes and Taylor helped the Longhorns keep the tempo up and put it away a little over midway through the half.

Aaron White scored 23 for Iowa (2-1), which shot just 29.6 percent.  The Hawkeyes will face Syracuse in the consolation game Friday afternoon, which will air on KJAN beginning with the pre-game at 3:00 pm.

Northern Iowa pulls away to beat Morgan St. 73-53


November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Deon Mitchell and Paul Jesperson each scored 13 points and Northern Iowa pulled away in the second half to beat Morgan State 73-53 on Thursday night. Seth Tuttle and Wes Washpun added 12 points apiece and Jeremy Morgan 11 in the game that was part of the Cancun Challenge.

Blake Bozeman was the only Morgan State player in double figures with 19 points. The Bears (0-3) shot just 33.9 percent while Northern Iowa was at 55.3 percent. The Panthers (3-0) made 24 of 34 free throws.

The Bears closed the first half with a 7-2 run to lead 30-29. Northern Iowa scored the first six points of the second half to go up 35-30. The Bears got within three before the Panthers continued to extend their lead. An 8-0 run by Northern Iowa left the Panthers leading 58-45 with 7:06 left. The lead would reach as many 22 points.

Iowa early News Headlines: Fri., 11/21/14


November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economic outlook for rural areas of Iowa, Nebraska and other Plains states improved in November. But the monthly survey of bankers doesn’t suggest much growth. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss in Omaha says low grain and energy prices continue to limit the economy in rural areas.

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Board of Regents member Nicole Carroll says she has resigned from the group that governs the state’s three public universities. Carroll says in a news release that the resignation is due to her family’s move out of Iowa. She says the decision was effective yesterday. Carroll says she wanted to make the announcement ahead of the board’s next meeting.

WILTON, Iowa (AP) — Officials are assessing damage to a warehouse for an electric service provider in eastern Iowa following a small vehicle fire. The Muscatine Journal reports the Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative says a vehicle fire inside the warehouse in Wilton was reported Wednesday morning. The fire was extinguished in 45 minutes and no one was hurt.

CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) — A Cherokee man has pleaded not guilty to several charges in connection to a lengthy standoff with police on October 30th. The Sioux City Journal reports 35-year-old Joshua Allender entered his written plea Wednesday in Cherokee County District Court.

Badgers look to sew up Big Ten West at Iowa


November 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Melvin Gordon’s record-setting effort against Nebraska pushed Wisconsin one step closer to another Big Ten title. A repeat performance could send the 14th-ranked Badgers back to Indianapolis for the championship game— and Gordon to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

Wisconsin (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten, No. 16 CFP) still has a lot to play for on Saturday when it faces Iowa (7-3, 4-2) in its road finale, even if a spot in the playoffs is likely out of reach. A Badgers win, coupled with a Nebraska win over Minnesota, will put them in the league title game for the third time in four years.

Class A Final: Logan-Magnolia 28, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 24


November 20th, 2014 by Jim Field

Logan-Magnolia captured their second state football championship today with a late 28-24 victory over Gladbrook-Reinbeck at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.

Logan-Magnolia running back Brady Charbonneau was huge carrying 18 times for 234 yards and two touchdowns, including an 83 yard TD run in the third quarter.  Charbonneau scored the winning touchdown on a fourth-and-one from the Rebels eight yard line with just :59 left.  The Panthers out rushed the Rebels 304-178.

Eric Stoakes led Gladbrook-Reinbeck rushing 24 times for 185 yards and two TD’s.

Logan-Magnolia ends the year 14-0, while the Rebels finish 12-2.

8-Man Final: Newell-Fonda 39, Fremont-Mills 35


November 20th, 2014 by Jim Field

Newell-Fonda captured the school’s first-ever state football title with a come-from-behind 39-35 win over Fremont-Mills in the 8-Man final at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls today.  The Mustangs ran off 11 straight wins after an 0-3 start to the season.

Newell-Fonda outgained the Knights 387-255 total yards.  After quarterback Brady Dicks was injured in the first half, running back Cole Wise picked up the offensive slack carrying 29 times for 127 yards and a touchdown.  Wise also caught three passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.  Dicks and his replacement Jason Hess combined to complete 10 of 17 passes for 172 yards and three TD’s.  Hess scored the winning touchdown on an eight yard run with just :17 left.

Fremont-Mills got the ball back at midfield after kick-off and after completing a couple of hook-and-lateral passes along the sideline to get inside the ten yard line with :04 left, a fumble recovered by Newell-Fonda ended the game.

Fremont-Mills ends the season with a mark of 13-1.

Atlantic Yard Waste site hours to change effective 11/24/14

Ag/Outdoor, News

November 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the City of Atlantic have announced a seasonal change in operation of hours for the Yard Waste site. Effective Monday, Nov. 24th, the Winter Hours of Operation for the site are as follows:

Saturdays, from 9:00 am. to 5:00 pm.

The City reminds the citizens to bring only trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves.

Newell-Fonda beats Fremont-Mills 39-35


November 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Backup quarterback Jason Hess scored on an 8-yard run with 17 seconds left Thursday to lift Newell-Fonda to a 39-35 victory over Fremont-Mills and the eight-player state championship. Hess filled in for injured starter Brady Dicks and made several big plays, including a 16-yard touchdown pass to Cole Wise and a 33-yard heave to Wise to set up his winning touchdown.

Fremont-Mills used two hook-and-laterals to drive to the Newell-Fonda 9-yard line with 4 seconds remaining. But the Mustangs stripped the ball from quarterback Jason Rusten on the final play and Dustin Johnson recovered to end it.

Newell-Fonda ran off 11 straight victories after starting 0-3 to win its first state championship and deny Fremont-Mills (13-1) a second title in four years.

2 Iowa school districts opt to not share grades


November 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa school districts have decided not to share grades in the upcoming school year. The decision means the Remsen-Union and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn school districts will have to make big budget cuts. Together, they face budget cuts totaling about $600,000.

The Le Mars Daily Sentinel reports Remsen-Union will have to make about $400,000 worth of reductions in general fund expenditures to not face a budget shortfall. The MMC district will have to make about $200,000 worth of budget cuts. The decision was made at an MMC school board meeting Monday. Remsen-Union school board members also were in attendance.

Both school boards had to approve a whole grade sharing plan before February. Grade sharing would have meant sending students in grades five through eight to one district and those in grades nine through 12 to another.

JEAN EDILINE EITZEN, 87, of Clarinda (formerly of Red Oak) (Private Svcs.)


November 20th, 2014 by Chris Parks

JEAN EDILINE EITZEN, 87, of Clarinda (Formerly of Red Oak) died September 6, 2014 at the Clarinda Reginal Medical Center.  A Private Memorial Mass will be celebrated for JEAN EITZEN at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Oak.  Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak has the arrangements.

Burial of cremated remains will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak.

JEAN EDILINE EITZEN is survived by:

Children: Jim (Avis) Eitzen of Red Oak.  Teri (Wayne) Eitzen-Graves of Cape Coral, FL.  Susan (Mark) Smith of Clarinda.

Brothers and Sisters: Lois Ludington, Bud Laughlin, Gerald Laughlin, Helen Robinson, Robert Laughlin, Pat Laughlin, John Laughlin, and Teresa Christensen

Sisters-in-law: Jean Laughlin, Kathryn Nelson and Helen Eitzen.

Brother-in-law: Hogart Korshoj

11 Grandchildren

26 Great-Grandchildren

1 Great-Great-Grandchild

Many Other Relatives and Friends.