Lenox woman arrested Thursday morning for OWI


May 4th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

A traffic stop at around 7-a.m. today (Thursday) in Adams County resulted in the driver of a vehicle being arrested for OWI/2nd offense and Driving While Revoked. 28-year old Trisha Mitchell, of Lenox, was brought to the Adams County Jail, where she refused to take a test for impairment. She was being held in the jail on a $2,000 cash bond.

Treynor girls, Underwood boys win Western Iowa Conference Golf Meets


May 4th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Western Iowa Conference held their boys and girls golf meets on Wednesday at Nishna Hills Golf Course in Atlantic.

Girls Team Scores

  1. Treynor 359
  2. AHSTW 419
  3. Griswold 432
  4. Tri-Center 359
  5. Underwood 468
  6. IKM-Manning 469
  7. Audubon 483
  8. Missouri Valley 497
  9. Logan-Magnolia 539
  10. Riverside 569

Girls Individual Scores

  1. Aly Anderson, Treynor, 82
  2. McKenna Waffle, Treynor, 91
  3. Madelyn Deitchler, Treynor, 91
  4. Kayal Chapman, Treynor, 95
  5. Randi Robinson, Treynor, 96
  6. Mateya Peters, Griswold, 97

Full results: 2017 – WIC Tourney – GIRLS

Boys Team Scores

  1. Underwood 336
  2. AHSTW 344
  3. Logan-Magnolia 345
  4. Treynor 349
  5. Audubon 354
  6. IKM-Manning 366
  7. Griswold 383
  8. Tri-Center 387
  9. Missouri Valley 405
  10. Riverside 417

Boys Individual Scores

  1. Jayden Anderson, Treynor, 77
  2. Erik Jorgensen, AHSTW, 79
  3. Nic Hiller, Logan-Magnolia, 80
  4. Anthony Cordes, AHSTW, 81
  5. Micky Williamson, Audubon, 81
  6. Derek Ravlin, Underwood, 83

Full results: 2017 WIC Tourney BOYS

A couple of duals were scored within tournament play as well due to rain outs earlier in the season:

Boys: AHSTW 167, IKM-Manning 179, Missouri Valley 208. Medalist: Erik Jorgensen, AHSTW 38. Runner-Up: Anthony Cordes, AHSTW, 40.

Girls: AHSTW 199, IKM-Manning 234, Missouri Valley 259. Medalist: Hannah Denning, AHSTW, 48. Runner-Up: Madison Rasmussen, AHSTW, 49.

Atlantic girls golf second at Sioux City; Newell medalist


May 4th, 2017 by Chris Parks

Sioux City Invite 5/3/2017
Whispering Creek Golf Course, Par 72

Team Scores

  1. Waukee 359
  2. Atlantic 369
  3. Shenandoah 388

Individual Scores

  1. Brooke Newell, Atlantic, 76
  2. Brooke Boardman, Waukee

Other Atlantic Scores: Alyssa Ginther, Sarah Fixmer 99, Baylee Newell 101, McKenna DenBeste 101, Mary Hayes 123

Atlantic Head Coach Kathy Hobson: “One of girls thought this was toughest course we had played.  Marty & I would agree.  Severe elevation change.  Huge and. Fast greens with a lot of undulation.   Really proud of how Brooke battled Brooke Boardman of Waukee.  Boardman had won the battle at willow creek earlier in season.”

Heartbeat Today 5-4-2017

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

May 4th, 2017 by Jim Field

Jim Field visits with Exira/EH-K seniors Maggie Rasmussen, Rachel Walker, Sadie Schultes and Malaina Leader.


(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 5/4/2017

Podcasts, Sports

May 4th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


Time to register for popular U of Iowa wildlife camps at six state parks

Ag/Outdoor, News

May 4th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

If you’re looking for a fun, enriching adventure for the kids this summer, keep in mind six Iowa state parks will host the popular University of Iowa Wildlife Camps for local families. The conservation education day-camp program will be offered at Maquoketa Caves, Mines of Spain, George Wyth, Springbrook, Viking Lake and Ledges state parks.

The camps are for students entering 3rd-6th grade. Campers can expect to spend a week exploring, playing and learning about the natural environment and unique features of their state park, its wildlife and their habitats. Cost of the 5-day camp is $100 per child.

In southwest Iowa the dates of each day camp are:

·         Viking Lake State Park (Stanton): June 12-16

·         Springbrook State Park (Guthrie Center): June 26-30

Enrollment is limited to 40 students per camp and the camps have a history of filling fast. For details about each camp and to register, visit recserv.uiowa.edu/wildlife-camps-state-parks

The expansion of the University of Iowa program comes after the camps received a Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) grant from the Department of Natural Resources to pilot the program in Iowa state parks. Wildlife Camps is operated under University of Iowa Recreational Services.

Creston Police report (5/4/17)


May 4th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Creston Police Department report 24-year old Noble Murren, of Lamoni, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Creston, on a Union County Warrant for Violation of Probation on the original charge, of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Murren was subsequently released from the Union County Jail on a $1000 bond.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 5/4/2017

News, Podcasts

May 4th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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


School Board elections in September: Nomination papers may be circulated now


May 4th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman reports nomination papers may be circulated now in advance of the September 12th School Board elections. Nomination papers for offices to be filled in 2017 can be filed with the school board secretary anytime from July 10th through August 3rd, 2017. All offices are for four-year terms.

In Cass County, for the Atlantic Community School District, there are two At-Large local directors seats open on the School Board. Incumbents are Kristy Pellett and Josh E. McLaren, both of Atlantic.

In the CAM School District, there is an At-Large local director seat open, as well as a North District local director, and a South District local director. The incumbents include: Chuck Kinze, of Anita – North Director; Gary Dinkla, of Massena – South Director, and Nick Kaufman, of Adair – At Large.

And in the Griswold School District, there are two At-Large local director seats open, and one seat each in District 3 and District 4. Incumbents include: Scott C. Peterson of Elliott – District 3; Donald K. Smith – District 4; Steve Baier, of Griswold, and Robert Peterson, of Elliott – At Large.

Election information, including the candidate nomination form, is available online at the Iowa Secretary of State’s website, from the local school board secretary’s offices, and the Cass County Auditor’s Office. Check with your local school board secretary for local school board director district boundaries.

Democratic senator from Des Moines running for governor


May 4th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A state senator serving his first year in office says he’s running for governor. Nate Boulton announced Thursday that he’ll seek the Democratic nomination in 2018. He’s making a formal announcement in his hometown of Columbus and will embark on a six-day trip around the state.

He was elected to his first term last November. His District 16 includes Pleasant Hill and northeast Des Moines. Boulton told The Des Moines Register that he’d emphasize support for education and worker training to make the state more economically competitive.

He’s joining a crowded Democratic field. Former party chairwoman Andy McGuire announced her candidacy last month and state Rep. Todd Prichard has formed a fundraising committee. Polk County Conservation Director Rich Leopold and party activist Jon Neiderbach also say they’re running.