NWS Forecast for Cass & area Counties in Iowa: 1/14/13

Weather

January 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(INCLUDING THE CITY OF ATLANTIC) 333 AM CST MON JAN 14 2013

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 20S. WEST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW 10 TO 15. SOUTHWEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TUESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. WEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 30S.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. LOW IN THE LOWER 20S.

Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., Jan. 14th 2013

News

January 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City police are trying to determine why a vehicle crashed into a creek early yesterday morning and killed three of the five people inside. The vehicle crossed a residential yard and crashed into Perry Creek shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday. Two of the occupants escaped the creek on their own.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Miss Iowa managed to finish fifth at this year’s Miss America pageant, but she may be remembered more for her answer to a question about marijuana. Near the end of the night Mariah Cary of Burlington was asked whether marijuana should be legalized for recreational use. Cary is a junior at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids. Miss New York Mallory Hagan of Brooklyn won the Miss America title.

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The murder trial for the man accused of killing a 23-year-old northern Iowa man is set to begin today. James Farnsworth the Second of Waterloo is schedule to be tried in the April 14th slaying of Ian Decker. The 22-year-old suspect is free on a $200,000 cash bond. Jury selection starts at 9 a.m. in Cerro Gordo County.

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Aaron White led a balanced attack with 17 points as Iowa snapped a 3-game Big Ten losing streak with a 70-50 victory over Northwestern yesterday afternoon. Iowa hosts Wisconsin on Saturday, then hits the road for Big Ten games at Ohio State and Penn State.

Iowa defeats Northwestern 70-50

Sports

January 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Aaron White led a balanced attack with 17 points as Iowa snapped a 3-game Big Ten losing streak with a 70-50 victory over Northwestern on Sunday afternoon. Josh Oglesby had 14 points, and Melsahn Basabe added 10 for the Hawkeyes (12-5, 1-3). Dave Sobolewski had 14 points, and Tre Demps added 10 for the Wildcats (10-7, 1-3) in front of 6,805 fans at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Iowa opened a 25-15 lead by halftime behind Roy Devyn Marble’s eight points and steadily increased its lead through the second half. The Wildcats travel to Illinois on Thursday and host Indiana next Sunday. Iowa entertains Wisconsin on Saturday, then hits the road for games at Ohio State and Penn State.

NW Iowa crash kills 3 when vehicle hits creek

News

January 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City police are trying to determine why a vehicle crashed into a creek early Sunday morning and killed three of the five people inside. The Sioux City Journal reports that the vehicle crossed a residential yard and crashed into Perry Creek shortly after 3 a.m. Neighbors say they awoke to a loud scraping sound and a bang. Police say the vehicle landed upside down and was partially submerged in the creek. Two of the occupants climbed out of the creek on their own.

The other three passengers in the vehicle were pulled out by rescuers. Those three all died later, but weren’t immediately identified. Neighbor Beth Bowman says she said many prayers while she watched emergency workers try to help the people in the vehicle.

Adair County Board of Supervisors to receive budget requests Monday

News

January 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Board of Supervisors will hold another Special Session to hear departmental budget requests. During their meeting at the courthouse in Greenfield at 9:30-a.m. Monday, the Board will receive Fiscal Year 2014 Budgetary requests from the Veterans Affairs, Recorder and Treasurer’s offices, and the County Custodian, with regard to General Services and E-911 budget requests.

A session held last Friday morning saw additional departmental budget requests presented before the Adair County Supervisors, whose next regular session takes place Wednesday morning.

Atlantic School Board to discuss budget and Activities survey

News

January 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday evening in a regular session in the High School Media Center.  During the meeting, which begins at 7:30-p.m., the board will hear an update from Design Alliance Architects’ Jerry Purdy, with regard to the Atlantic Middle School (AMS) Renovation Project, reports from Assistant High School Prinicipal/Activity Director Josh Rasmussen, with regard to the AHS Study Table,  and three teachers, with regard to the Lindamood Bell instructional program.

The Board of Education will also act on approving an agreement with the Fremont-Mills District for Chemistry instruction, and t he Nutrition Fund paying one-half the cost of a Lunch Bus purchased last Fall. They’ll also act on approving 2013-2014 At-Risk Modified Allowable Growth, a bid for bleachers at Schuler Elementary, and a Change Order for the AMS Renovation project.

Following the conclusion of regular business, the Board will discuss the Fiscal Year 2014 budget, and Atlantic High School (AHS) Activities Study.

CAM School Board meeting preview for Mon., Jan. 14th 2013

News

January 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Members of the CAM School District’s Board of Education will hold a work session Monday evening, in Anita. During their 7-p.m. session in the CAM High School Media Center, the Board will hear from Larry Sigel, President of the Iowa School Finance Information Service (ISFIS), with regard to district finances. The Board will also review the CAM Education Association’s initial proposal.

No action is typically taken during school board work sessions, which are designed for information and discussion.

Audubon City Council to meet Monday evening

News

January 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon City Council will hold its regular meeting Monday evening. On the agenda for the 7-p.m. session at City Hall, is approval of specific liquor licenses for Cliffs and the Dollar General Store, along with four resolutions assessing unpaid utility bills at 106, 206 and 312 Second Avenue, as well as 512 1st Avenue, and the adjustment of three utility billings according to Council Policy, of 25% of the overage where a leak has occurred (at 511 E. Division St., 711 1st Avenue, and 708 Brayton Street).

In addition, the Audubon City Council will hear from Adam Schweers, with Computer Concepts of Iowa, prior to the conclusion of regular business and adjournment.

Northern Iowa blows out Bradley for 84-53 win Saturday

Sports

January 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Marc Sonnen tied two career highs Saturday with 21 points and seven 3-pointers, leading six Northern Iowa players in double figures in an 84-53 blowout of Bradley.     Sonnen, a senior and a 3-point specialist, was 7 of 9 from behind the arc for the Panthers (9-8, 2-3 Missouri Valley), who also got 15 points from Deon Mitchell, 13 from Seth Tuttle and 11 apiece from Jake Koch, Matt Bohannon and Anthony James. Koch led UNI with 11 rebounds and Mitchell dished out seven assists.

Jalen Crawford scored 13 points for the Braves (10-7, 2-3) and Dyricus Simms-Edwards chipped in 12 in Cedar Falls.  The Panthers never trailed, opening the game on a 22-2 run and leading 41-14 at halftime. UNI led by as many as 34 in the second half and shot 58 percent from the field for the game.  UNI has now won nine of its last 11 games against Bradley.

Hines, Simons lead Drake past Illinois State 82-77 Saturday

Sports

January 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) – Chris Hines and Ben Simons scored 23 points apiece as Drake defeated Illinois State 82-78 Saturday night.  Jordan Clarke added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (7-9, 1-4 Missouri Valley), who snapped a four-game losing streak. Joey King had 11 points and 11 rebounds in Normal, Illinois.

Johnny Hill had a career-high 24 points (all in the second half), Bryant Allen added 22 and Jackie Carmichael had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Illinois State (9-8, 0-5), which has lost five straight.  Drake trailed for most of the first half, falling behind 41-32 at halftime, but opened the second half with a 25-6 run to take a 57-47 lead with 12:43 remaining. The Redbirds got as close as 77-73 on Hill’s three-point play with 37 seconds left, but Drake hit 5 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to close it out.