(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 12/17/2014

Podcasts, Sports

December 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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

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(Podcast) KJAN News, 12/17/2014

News, Podcasts

December 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The 7:07-a.m. Newscast w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast, Wed. 12/17/2014

Podcasts, Weather

December 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast for the KJAN listening area & weather data for Atlantic.

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Cass County Extension Report 12-17-2014

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

December 17th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Kate Olson

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Tuesday Wrestling Results

Sports

December 17th, 2014 by Jim Field

  • Atlantic 55, Shenandoah 15
  • Atlantic 56, Kuemper Catholic 12
  • Kuemper Catholic 42, Shenandoah 36
  • Creston/O-M 48, Glenwood 26
  • Glenwood 66, Denison-Schleswig 12
  • Creston/O-M 72, Denison-Schleswig 6
  • Red Oak 48, Clarinda Academy 24
  • Riverside 40, Red Oak 37
  • A-H-S-T-W 48, Southwest Iowa 30
  • A-H-S-T-W 54, St. Albert 20
  • St. Albert 42, Southwest Iowa 36
  • Logan-Magnolia 81, Treynor 0
  • Exira/EHK 38, Treynor 36
  • Logan-Magnolia 54, Exira/EHK 13
  • Griswold 36, Nodaway Valley 12
  • Missouri Valley 54, Nodaway Valley 23
  • Missouri Valley 48, Griswold 28
  • Audubon 66, East Sac County 0
  • South Central Calhoun 43, Audubon 27
  • South Central Calhoun 66, East Sac County 12

Tuesday Girls High School Basketball Results

Sports

December 17th, 2014 by Jim Field

Hawkeye 10:

  • Glenwood 69, Atlantic 38
  • Clarinda 58, St. Albert 52
  • Harlan 53, Creston 34
  • Lewis Central 48, Shenandoah 33
  • Red Oak 52, Denison-Schleswig 37

Western Iowa:

  • Audubon 53, Tri-Center 41
  • IKM-Manning 78, Griswold 34
  • Logan-Magnolia 71, Underwood 41
  • Treynor 62, Riverside 17

Rolling Valley:

  • Charter Oak-Ute 53, CAM 40
  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 55, Paton-Churdan 54
  • Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 68, Ar-We-Va 19
  • Woodbine 80, West Harrison 30
  • Glidden-Ralston 40, Boyer Valley 37

Corner:

  • Fremont Mills 51, Essex 16
  • Nishnabotna 48, South Page 25
  • Sidney 49, Heartland Christian 12
  • Stanton 58, Clarinda Academy 10

Others:

  • Nodaway Valley 60, Mount Ayr 54
  • Orient-Macksburg 43, Iowa Christian Academy 41 (OT)
  • Panorama 74, Madrid 32
  • Sioux City North 55, CB Abraham Lincoln 44
  • Sioux City West 73, CB Thomas Jefferson 35
  • South Central Calhoun 72, Carroll 24
  • Southwest Valley 53, Lenox 25

New charges filed against former Treynor teacher/coach

News

December 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Omaha World-Herald reports prosecutors in Pottawattamie County have filed two new charges against a man whom they have previously accused of fondling two students while he was a teacher and coach in Treynor. Court records show 45-year old Michael D. Travis was charged Dec. 10th with two felony counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee.The County Attorney’s Office said the alleged crimes occurred in August 2001 and August 2004. Travis worked in the Treynor school district as a fifth-grade teacher and an assistant softball coach.

He was first charged in May with two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee. He has pleaded not guilty, and a trial is scheduled for late January. Prosecutors allege those crimes occurred in May 2002 and May 2006.

Red Oak Middle School to reopen in January

News

December 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

After being closed since the Labor Day weekend, Red Oak Community Middle School will reopen its doors for the new year. Superintendent Terry Schmidt told the Daily NonPareil an inspection by the State Fire Marshal’s Office on Monday morning cleared the way for the building to reopen Jan. 5th. The school was closed indefinitely after as much as 2 inches of water flooded its second floor, leaking into electrical conduits and creating a safety hazard. The three-story building just north of downtown is more than 100 years old.

Middle-school students will start their holiday break early on Friday so teachers and support staff can box up temporarily classrooms in the district’s high school and its adjacent technology building. Maintenance and operation staff will complete the move during the holiday break, Schmidt said. The building already has repaired electrical infrastructure, new carpet and new painting where needed.

Because the gym is in a separate but attached building, the fire marshal gave an all clear to use the building weeks ago if the district prevented a possible fire from spreading from the main school. Schmidt said the repairs so far have totaled about $120,000, but he expects the total bill to end up about $150,000 by mid-January when claims are submitted to the district’s insurance adjuster.

Nat’l Weather Service forecast for the KJAN listening area: 12/17/14

Weather

December 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Wind chill values as low as 10. Light and variable wind becoming north around 5 mph in the morning.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. East wind around 6 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 31. East wind around 6 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 23. East wind 3 to 5 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.

Group pushes for medical marijuana legalization

News

December 17th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A group of Iowans announced a campaign Tuesday at the state capitol dedicated to promoting regulated access to medical marijuana for patients suffering from a variety of medical conditions. Lawmakers passed, and the governor signed a very limited bill into law that allows the use of cannabis oil for patients with chronic epilepsy. Sally Gaer is the mother of a child with the form of epilepsy and now is a member of the group “Iowans 4 Medical Cannabis.”

“We have more folks who would like access to cannabis as medicine to use for their medical conditions…they’ve been in contact with us and so we decided to form this group, and it encompasses more than intractable epilepsy,” Gaer explains. Founding members of the group include Easter Seals of Iowa, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Iowa Chapter; Epilepsy Foundation of North Central Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska; Epilepsy Families for Medical Cannabis. Gaer says one of their objectives is to change the classification of marijuana from a schedule one designation.

“Schedule one says that marijuana has no medicinal value, which is quite untrue and inaccurate,” Gaer says. The also want to create a Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee within the Department of Public Health. “That are physicians and pharmacists and scientists and law enforcement and drug enforcement, so everybody is on the same page,” Gaer explains. “And they would make the decisions as far as processing, growing and dispensing the cannabis medicine in the state so that the legislature is not making every little minuscule decision.” One of the arguments against approving medical marijuana is that critics say that will then lead to approving recreational use of the drug.

“None of us are really for recreational marijuana in any way, shape or form,” Gaer says. “My story has been all along, they already get it. They can walk outside and in five minutes get their hands on illegal recreational marijuana, to their detriment. I still don’t have access to medicine for my daughter.” Gaer says even with the law allowing Iowans with intractable epilepsy to treat their conditions legally with medical cannabis oil, Iowans still cannot safely, affordably, and legally get medical cannabis in other states. She says part of the problem is that the state-issued medical cannabis “cards” needed are still not available. And although 23 states have legalized the sale of medicinal cannabis, it’s sold almost exclusively to in-state residents.

“Drug abusers still get it, and the people that need it still can’t,” she says. Gaer says the extra support could help get something more done in the upcoming legislative session, and that’s why they are making their support know now. “I think there are some legislators working and figuring out what this should look like, and if we can get a bill introduce right away this session and get work going on it, so we are further ahead than we were last year,” Gaer says. Last year’s legislature was working with the knowledge that many members would be on the ballot in the fall, and she hopes with the election over, there’s more chance of getting the issue moving.

“You know, that was what we heard from the get go last year, well this is an election year, this probably won’t happen. And our thought was exactly it’s an election year this should happen,” Gaer says. “So, hopefully we won’t have that oh my gosh what will this do to the election in the fall if I do anything about this, hopefully it will more about helping people.” Gaer says medicinal marijuana is widely supported by most Iowans, as a 2014 Des Moines Register poll found that 59 percent of Iowans support its use. A follow-up poll by Quinnipiac found that 81 percent of Iowa voters support legal access to medical cannabis under a doctor’s treatment plan.

(Radio Iowa)