Frederickson Memorial Fund is now a 501(c)3 non-profit

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May 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Representatives of the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund have announced the Fund is now classified by the IRS as a public charity, making contributions to the Fund deductible. Melanie Petty, Fund Representative, says they “Incorporated as an Iowa non-profit in 2011, and have been working toward IRS 501(c)(3) designation since that time.” Petty says “It was a lot of paperwork,” but they were fortunate to work with a local attorney whose attention to detail made the process go smoothly.
 
The goal of the Fund is to give back to the community Trevor loved by supporting the projects and organizations that best represent his interests.

Picture: Melanie Petty, Jared Fulk, Noah Welter, and Laena Frederickson. Not present for picture: Liz Guttenfelder.

Recently, the Fund awarded three $750 scholarships to Atlantic High School seniors Liz Guttenfelder, Jared Fulk, and Noah Welter during Class Night. While typically two annual scholarships are awarded at the high school level, a third was added this year as representatives said they simply couldn’t narrow down the applicants any further.
 
In addition to the scholarships, each recipient’s charity of choice will be gifted $200 on their behalf in hopes of encouraging the students to continue to support the things that are meaningful to them. This year’s charities are: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals chosen by Guttenfelder, Remembering Our Fallen chosen by Fulk, and The Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation chosen by Welter.

The Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund hosts the annual T-Fred Memorial Golf Tournament and Silent Auction as their only fundraiser. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, August 10, at Nishna Hills Golf Club inAtlantic.

High School Baseball and Softball Scores Wednesday

Sports

May 23rd, 2013 by Chris Parks

Scores from Wednesday, May 22nd.

Baseball

CAM, Anita 8, Griswold 1
Denison-Schleswig 7, Carroll 6
Martensdale-St. Marys 8, Panorama, Panora 1
Missouri Valley 14, West Monona, Onawa 5
OA-BCIG 12, Ridge View 8
Orient-Macksburg 15, Villisca 1
Ridge View 13, OA-BCIG 8
Saydel 11, Greene County 1
Tri-Center, Neola 8, Logan-Magnolia 3

Softball

Atlantic 9, Missouri Valley 7
Earlham 9, Nodaway Valley 1
Greene County 6, Saydel 5
IKM-Manning 7, Panorama 0
Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 7, Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 2
Underwood 3, Glenwood 1
Villisca 10, Orient-Macksburg 3
Winterset 9, Perry 0

 

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Thu., May 23rd 2013

Podcasts, Weather

May 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for Atlantic and the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic….

NWS forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa

Weather

May 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

344 AM CDT THU MAY 23 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 70. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT…THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

SUNDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

SUNDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.

MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH 76 TO 81. LOW IN THE MID 60S.

Lyons leads Cardinals past Padres 5-3

Sports

May 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tyler Lyons pitched seven solid innings in his major league debut on the same day St. Louis lost Jaime Garcia for the season, and the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Wednesday night. Lyons, who was promoted from Triple-A Memphis after Garcia went on the disabled list, allowed one run and four hits. The 25-year-old left-hander was a ninth-round draft pick in 2010 out of Oklahoma State.

The Cardinals announced before that game that Garcia will have season-ending shoulder surgery this week. The lefty went 5-2 with a 3.58 ERA in nine starts this year, helping St. Louis bolt to the majors’ best record at 30-16.

Cards’ Garcia expected to miss year after surgery

Sports

May 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SAN DIEGO (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will have surgery on his left shoulder this week and is expected to miss the rest of the season. The Cardinals announced Wednesday that the left-hander will have surgery to repair tears in his rotator cuff and labrum. Team doctor George Paletta will perform the operation on Friday in St. Louis. Garcia is 5-2 with a 3.58 ERA in nine starts this year. He was put on the disabled list Sunday after feeling pain that had increased over the course of three starts.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says it wasn’t surprising news to find out Garcia needed surgery. Matheny said Garcia could get his shoulder cleaned up and be healthy for spring training.

Iowa News headlines: Thu., May 23rd 2013

News

May 23rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate adjourned the 2013 legislative session late last night, but the House is set to return today for more votes. Lawmakers seemed to be moving to conclusion yesterday after reaching deals to cut property taxes, revise education policy and provide health care for low-income residents.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has approved a deal to accept federal funding to provide health care coverage to low-income residents. The deal was included in the $1.7 billion state Health and Human Services budget, which includes funding for the departments of Public Health and Human Services. Senate lawmakers voted 26-24 in favor of the budget last night. The health agreement would cover an estimated 150,000 Iowans.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has approved a compromise plan to cut commercial property taxes in the state. The plan was approved in a 43-6 vote yesterday. The deal limits the amount that residential property assessments can grow. It also includes small income tax credits and raises the state earned income tax credit for low-income workers.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As the state Legislature was nearing approval of significant changes to Iowa’s public school system, the Iowa Department of Education director accepted a job as superintendent of a Colorado school district. Eagle County School District in Colorado announced yesterday that Iowa Education Department Director Jason Glass accepted the job. He starts July 1st.

Boys Substate Semi-final Soccer Scores

Sports

May 22nd, 2013 by Chris Parks

CLASS 1A:

Des Moines Christian 1, Atlantic 0
Riverside, Oakland 2, St. Albert, Council Bluffs 1 (2OT)
Tri-Center, Neola 2, Underwood 0
West Central Valley, Stuart 2, North Polk, Alleman 1 (2OT/PK)

CLASS 2A:

ADM, Adel 2, Dallas Center-Grimes 1
Glenwood 4, Creston 1
Spencer 4, Denison-Schleswig 1

Winners move on to play in Substate Finals on Saturday, May 25th.  Those matchups are listed below:

CLASS 1A:
Riverside, Oakland vs. Tri-Center, Neola @ Riverside, Oakland (at Riverside, Oakland)
Des Moines Christian vs. West Central Valley, Stuart @ To Be Determined (at To Be Determined)

CLASS 2A:
ADM, Adel vs. Glenwood @ Glenwood (at Glenwood)

Dispatcher uses phone to track Iowa crash victim

News

May 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DESOTO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 911 dispatcher used a cellphone signal to find a crash victim in central Iowa. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says a man’s car went off a roadway Wednesday afternoon in DeSoto. The vehicle went into a ditch and hit a tree head-on. Television station KCCI-TV reports the man called 911 and told a dispatcher that he could see trees but he didn’t know where he was. So the dispatcher used the man’s cellphone signal to try to find the wreck.

Based on the general results, authorities headed toward the area and checked ditches before locating the man. The man has not been identified. His condition is not available.

Lawmakers OK $6 billion bill that funds schools

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May 22nd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has approved a bill that calls for nearly $6 billion in spending on a variety of programs and initiatives over the next two fiscal years. Lawmakers in both the House and Senate passed the bill Wednesday. It will next move to Gov. Terry Branstad. The bill spends $2.9 billion each fiscal year with $2.6 billion annually of that on basic school funding.

Other items include $29 million to help counties adapt to a regionalized mental health care system. It also establishes a new tax credit for farmers who donate excess produce to food banks. Along with budget items, the so-called standings legislation includes new policy items like more comprehensive background checks for school employees. Another provision requires hospitals to perform congenital heart disease screenings on newborns.