High School Baseball Scoreboard Friday 07/01/2016


July 2nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

Shenandoah 1, Atlantic 0
Ar-We-Va, Westside 2, EHK-Exira 1
Audubon 14, AHSTW 10 (WIC Tourney third place game)
CAM, Anita 4, Martensdale-St. Marys 2 (@ Principal Park)
Carlisle 11, Carroll 0 (5 inn.)
Carlisle 22, Carroll 3 (4 inn.)
Clarinda 8, Fremont-Mills 1
Coon Rapids-Bayard 10, Glidden-Ralston 1
Creston 3, Treynor 2
Guthrie Center 7, Adair-Casey 4
Lenox 10, Central Decatur 0
Lewis Central 16, Glenwood 2 (6 innings) (LC clinches Hawkeye 10 title)
Martensdale-St. Marys 14, Mount Ayr 6
Missouri Valley 12, Treynor 0 (5 innings) (WIC Championship)
Southeast Warren 8, Bedford 2
Wayne 11, Southwest Valley 1 (6 innings)
West Harrison, Mondamin 10, Westwood, Sloan 0 (5 innings)

Cardinals put Siegrist on DL with mononucleosis


July 2nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have placed reliever Kevin Siegrist on the 15-day disabled list with mononucleosis.

The move is retroactive to June 30 and was announced Friday.

Right-hander Sam Tuivailala has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis. Tuivailala was 2-1 with a 5.06 ERA at Memphis and converted 13 of 16 save opportunities.

The left-handed Siegrist was 5-2 with a 2.78 ERA in 35 appearances.

Garcia goes 8 innings, Cardinals beat Brewers 7-1


July 2nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Matt Holliday drove in three runs, left-hander Jaime Garcia threw eight solid innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 on Friday night.

The Cardinals ended a seven-game home losing streak, their longest since Aug. 2-15, 1983. It was their first home win since a 6-3 victory over San Francisco on June 5.

Milwaukee has lost four of five and fell to 13-24 on the road, the second-worst road record in the National League behind the Cincinnati Reds.

Matt Garza (1-1) gave up seven runs, four earned, in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked four.

Garcia (6-6) allowed four hits. He struck out six and walked four.

Rookie Aledmys Diaz had two hits and reached base three times for the Cardinals. He missed the previous three games after fouling a pitch off the area around his right eye on Monday.

Skyscan Forecast 07-02-2016

Podcasts, Weather

July 2nd, 2016 by Chris Parks

Skyscan Forecast  Saturday, July 2, 2016   Richard Garuckas

Today: Mostly cloudy. Showers likely. ESE @ 10-15. High 70.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Showers likely. ENE @ 5-10. Low 61.

Sunday: Partly sunny. Slight chance of showers early. ENE @ 10-15. High 74.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 60.

Monday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 78.

Tuesday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 86.


Car hits bicycle in Creston – minor injuries reported


July 1st, 2016 by Chris Parks

A bicyclist escaped serious injuries after she was struck by a car Thursday afternoon, in Creston. Authorities said Friday Jayden Sexton, of Creston, was riding a bike westbound across West Adams Street, when she was struck by a 2003 Ford Taurus, driven by 43-year old Scott Little, of Creston, as Little was traveling south on Elm Street. Sexton and Little had both stopped at the intersection, but when Little pulled out, he failed to see the approaching bicycle. The accident happened at around 12:25-p.m., Thursday. Sexton suffered possible/minor injuries and was transported to the Greater Regional Medical Center by one of her parents. No citations were issued.

Fatal house fire in Casey, Friday afternoon


July 1st, 2016 by Chris Parks

Fire claimed the life of a resident of a home located in the 200 block of West 1st Street, in Casey. Another person was said to have been injured. Firefighters from Casey, Adair, Menlo, as well as rescue crews from Stuart and Casey, responded to the blaze that was reported a little before 3:30-p.m. The names of the victims had not been released as of late Friday evening. The State Fire Marshal’s Office was called in to investigate. Additional information is currently not available.

(Update) Garage destroyed by fire in Griswold


July 1st, 2016 by Chris Parks

Firefighters in Griswold were called to the scene of a garage fire Friday evening. The call went out at 7:17-p.m. for the blaze behind 906 Main Street. Griswold Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wyman lives nearby. He said he could see lots of smoke before crews arrived on the scene. He said when they got there just minutes later, the structure was fully engulfed in flames. Many construction tools were stored inside the garage, including air compressors, and propane tanks.

A power line (on the left near the tree) burns moments before showering sparks. (Ric Hanson/photos)

A power line (on the left near the tree) burns moments before showering sparks. (Ric Hanson/photos)

firegrz 001 firegrz 002Power lines nearby fell to the ground and produced some fireworks when as they burned and popped numerous times, showering sparks for several feet each time. Wyman said they have no idea what started the blaze, the flames of which scorched nearby, vacant homes and other structures.

He said the building was fully engulfed long before firefighters arrived, and he was surprised no one called it in before hand, especially since it was so close to the Griswold Casey’s Store. A VW Bug from the 1970’s parked near the structure was also damaged by the flames. No injuries were reported. Crews were on the scene for over an hour.

Garage fire in Griswold


July 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Firefighters in Griswold were called to the scene of a garage fire Friday evening. The call went out at 7:17-p.m. for the blaze at 906 Main Street. The structure was fully engulfed in flames at 7:27-p.m., and power lines were said to be down behind the garage, in the alley.

Additional information is currently unavailable.

JULY 2016

Birthday Club

July 1st, 2016 by Stacie Linfor

July 1st:

  • Michele Kirchhoff of Atlantic (Winner)
  • Mark Knudsen of Atlantic

July 2nd:

  • Sheryl Chisholm of Atlantic (Winner)
  • Kay Harris-Wickman of Atlantic
  • Julie Vais of Exira

July 4th:

  • Brandy Fiebelkorn of Exira (Winner)
  • Valerie Otten of Audubon
  • Joyce Jenkins of Exira

July 5th:

  • Chris Wahlert of Exira (Winner)
  • Katelyn Ketchum of Casey

July 6th:

  • no birthdays

July 7th:

  • Lynette Black of Audubon (Winner)
  • Arnie Lamp of Atlantic
  • Reid Mosier of Atlantic
  • Cheryl Christensen

July 8th:

  • Elizabeth Eilts of Cumberland (Winner)
  • Jena Brosam
  • Gail Morse of Atlantic
  • Bill Fancher of Audubon
  • Chelsea Petersen of Exira
  • Lynette Hansen of Atlantic
  • Shelly Brown

July 9th:

  • Cestra Dodson of Atlantic (Winner)
  • Jordan Saltmarsh
  • Spike Walker of Exira
  • Alex Clemsen of Exira

July 10th:

  • Ellie Wahlert of Exira (Winner)
  • Vicki Nordskog of Atlantic

July 11th:

  • Kenleigh Hardisty of Anita (Winner)
  • Lance Lage
  • Mike Bagshaw of Cumberland
  • Lynn Andersen of Exira
  • Kellie Jimerson of Atlantic

July 12th:

  • Fire Fighter John Johnson of Atlantic (Winner)
  • Leah Schmidt of Harlan
  • Bryce Thompson of Exira

July 13th:

  • Annette Andersen of Kimballton (Winner)
  • Ashley Parks of Omaha
  • Carol Seddon of Atlantic

July 14th:

  • Becky Mortimor of Atlantic (Winner)
  • Tami Shellberg
  • Mackenzie Schwenke
  • Jolene Ketchum of Casey

July 15th:

  • Merv Christensen of Wiota (Winner)
  • Brandon Shadden

July 16th:

  • Jayden Jensen of Lewis (Winner)
  • Connie Jensen of Exira
  • Bill Michael Stockwell of Elk Horn

July 17th:

  • Erin Kelly of Griswold (Winner)
  • Marian Stillian
  • Tracey Hardisty of Anita
  • John Walker of Brayton
  • Mike Haley, Sr. of Exira
  • Emily Pattee of Harlan

July 18th:

  • Mary Ottmar of Atlantic (Winner)
  • James Smith of Atlantic

July 19th:

  • Zach Zellmer of Atlantic (Winner)
  • Chris Nelson
  • Ethel Schuleter of Atlantic

July 20th:

  • Melissa Dodson of Atlantic (Winner)
  • Dennis Witt of Atlantic
  • Dorothy Wolf of Exira

July 21st:

  • Lillian Wilcox of Atlantic (Winner)
  • Connie Beymer of Atlantic
  • Hervetta Ronnfeldt of Hancock

July 22nd:

  • Lillian Wilcox of Atlantic (Winner)
  • Hervetta Ronnfeldt of Hancock
  • Connie Beymer of Atlantic

July 22nd:

  • Seth Roenfeld of Atlantic (Winner)
  • Becky Buckman
  • Jennifer Johnson of Hamlin
  • Judy Hill of Exira
  • Patty Rogers of Wiota

July 23rd:

  • Matt Martens of Griswold (Winner)
  • Bill Bishop
  • Pastor Glen Meyers

July 24th:

  • Evelyn Knop of Atlantic (Winner)
  • Ruth Barton of Exira
  • Sierra Rold
  • Mary Ann Jespersen

Photo Released: Bluffs convenience store robbed Friday morning


July 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating the robbery early this (Friday) morning of a convenience store at 1839 Madison Avenue. Authorities say at around 12:35-a.m., two black men entered the Bucky’s Express on Madison Avenue. One of the suspects pointed a black semi- automatic pistol at the clerk and demanded the money from the register. The suspect was handed an undetermined amount of cash. As the suspects exited the store the suspect fired one shot toward the clerk.The suspects then ran from the store.

The first suspect was described as being a black male about 5-feet 6-inches tall, wearing a tan canvas jacket with a black scarf wrapped around his face and armed with a semi-automatic pistol. The second suspect was thin black male, about 6-feet tall. He wore a blue hooded sweatshirt with a black scarf wrapped around his face.


Surveillance photo of suspects

If you have any information regarding the incident, contact Crime Stoppers at 712-328-7867.