(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 6/27/2017

Podcasts, Sports

June 27th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


Cilantro Chicken with Peanuts 6-27-2017

Mom's Tips

June 27th, 2017 by Jim Field

  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts (1 ounce)
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (2)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 4 cups finely shredded Chinese (napa) cabbage or 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • Fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Lime wedges (optional)

In a large heavy skillet heat peanut oil over high heat.  Add chicken; cook and stir for 2 minutes.  Add peanuts, ginger and garlic; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until no pink remains in chicken.

Add green onions, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil to skillet.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.  Remove from heat.  Stir in the 1 cup cilantro.

To serve, spoon chicken mixture over cabbage.  If desired, garnish with additional cilantro and lime wedges.

Makes 4 servings.

Heartbeat Today 6-27-2017

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

June 27th, 2017 by Jim Field

Jim Field visits with Abby Rasmussen of the Exira Community Club about the Exira 152nd 4th of July Celebration.


(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 6/27/2017

News, Podcasts

June 27th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson


Officer not fired for Islam comment, sheriff’s office says


June 27th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says insubordination and gender bias led to the firing of a sergeant who was being investigated for social media postings deriding Islam.

Sgt. Dan Charleston was fired Friday. The investigation was launched after a graphic on Charleston’s Facebook page included what it said were “verses from the Quran that inspire terrorists.” The post included a comment from Charleston that read: “No reasoning with this evil ideology.” The posting has since been removed.

The Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Monday that “the recent social media postings made by Charleston about the Quran and Muslims were not a factor in any way with his separation from the sheriff’s office.”

Charleston has said he will appeal his firing but declined to comment further.

Auditor says budget is sound, need more information on tax abatement, credits


June 27th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

State Auditor Mary Mosiman says the governor and legislators are doing some good things with the state budget, but says there are some challenges ahead. Mosiman released her review of the budget, Monday. “Our budget is balanced, we are doing very well in adhering to sound budgeting principles — which is essential for government entities –the deviations that we have are minimal,”according to Mosiman. “We have practically eliminated using one-time revenue sources for ongoing expenditures. The multi-year accelerated financial commitments have expired. And we are doing a better job of using the best estimates available in the budget.”

State Auditor Mary Mosiman

Mosiman had praise for the handling of the drop in revenue when the state tax collections came in below the forecast revenue. “We did react timely when it became clear that our revenues were not coming in as expected. Again, the legislature and the governor’s office showed fiscal discipline did not exceed its resources,” Mosiman says.

The state had to use 131 million dollars in cash reserves to cover the shortfall in tax revenues. Mosiman says things won’t get any easier in trying to forecast state revenue. “Gaining a better understanding of Iowa’s changing revenue environment will be one of our greatest challenges and opportunities in this coming year,” Mosiman says. She said also that “We also need to have accountability and transparency in matters that impact our revenues — such as tax credits and abatements.”

Mosiman expanded on her view of the tax credits and abatements: “What I am specifically saying with any type of credit or abatement is, the expected return needs to be known, it needs to be evaluated, it needs to be available for the decision makers. At least since I’ve been the state auditor, the three tax credit reports that we issued, that was clear in our reports that return on investment was not clearly and accurately reported,” Mosiman says.

She says it is important for the decision makers to keep up on all the factors that can impact state tax revenues, including the impact of online sales. “Just like our past performance, just like the farm economy and things like that, they have to take into account the current demographics. How are people making their purchases? Are they purchasing goods and services which are taxed — or are they purchasing services which are not necessarily taxed,” Mosiman explains.

Mosiman says the state is challenged to strive for greater predictability on the revenue side in order to be able to impact and not react to the future.

(Radio Iowa)

FLORENCE ENOCKSON, 99, of Atlantic (Svcs. 6/30/17)


June 27th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

FLORENCE ENOCKSON, 99, of Atlantic, died Tuesday, June 27th, at the Heritage House in Atlantic. Funeral services for FLORENCE ENOCKSON will be held 2-p.m. Friday, June 30th, at the Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic.

Visitation with the family is one-hour prior to the service Friday, at the funeral home (1-until 2-p.m.); Online condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Heritage House or St. Croix Hospice.

FLORENCE ENOCKSON is survived by:

Her brother-in-law: Bill (Mary) Enockson.

Her sisters-in-law Shirley Morehead and Miriam Enockson, all of Sioux City.

Several nieces and nephews.

1 arrest in Red Oak Monday evening


June 27th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Red Oak Police report one person was arrested Monday evening, following a traffic stop. 35-year old Brent Lee Wagaman, of Clarinda, was arrested at around 8:50-p.m., for Driving While Barred. Wagaman was brought to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on a $2,000 bond.

Skyscan forecast & weather data for Atlantic: 6/27/17


June 27th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Today: Areas of fog this morning; Mostly sunny. High 79. S @ 10-15.

Tonight: P/Cldy to Cldy w/showers & tstrms late. Low 65. S @ 10.

Tomorrow: Partly to Mostly cloudy w/scattered shwrs & tstrms. High 83. S @ 10-15.

Thursday: P/Cldy to Cldy w/scattered afternoon shwrs & tstrms. High 85.

Friday: P/Cldy to cldy w/scatt. morning shwrs & tstrms. High 79.

Monday’s High in Atlantic was 76. Our Low this morning (as of 5-a.m.) was 44. We received .01” rain at the KJAN studios Monday (after 7-a.m.). Last year on this date, the High in Atlantic was 87 and the low was 59. The Record High in Atlantic on this date was 103 in 1934. The Record Low was 43 in 1938, 1958 and 1968.

USDA report (Summary) issued 6/26/17

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 27th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

There are sections of the state that could use some rain, but overall, Iowa’s corn and soybean crops are faring well according to a weekly report from the USDA. Seventy-nine percent of the corn crop is rated in good to excellent condition, while 74 percent of soybeans are in that category, according to Monday’s report from the USDA’s Ag Statistics Services. It notes topsoil moisture levels continue to fall in southeast Iowa – with 78 percent of topsoil rated short to very short on moisture.

New Hampton, in northeast Iowa, recorded the most rain last week with 4.28 inches, while portions of west-central and southwest Iowa recorded no rain at all. Temperatures last week ranged from a high of 97 on Wednesday at Little Sioux to a low of 43 on Saturday morning in Chariton and Grinnell.

(Radio Iowa)