Severe Weather Awareness week is approaching

News, Weather

March 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Next week, March 24th through the 28th, is Severe Weather Awareness Week.SVR Wx Cass County Emergency Management Director Mike Kennon says a Statewide Tornado Drill will take place on or about 10:15-a.m., with the warning sirens being activated throughout the County, and weather radios sounding their alerts. Kennon says the tornado drill will be an excellent opportunity for Cass County residents, businesses and schools to practice their own procedures in the event of severe weather. 

In the event of severe weather or potential severe weather on the day of the test, these test watches may be postponed. More information about Severe Weather Awareness Week and the related Tornado Drill will be released in the coming days.

Another form of severe weather is extremely dry and windy conditions that can cause controlled burns to quickly spread and become out of control, placing lives and property in danger. As we’ve mentioned before, numerous Counties this week instituted a ban on open burning, including Fremont, Page, Pottawattamie, Mills and Montgomery Counties. Shelby County began their bi-weekly updates on the Fire Danger in that county, on Monday, with the risk currently being “High” for fires to spread.

Kennon says there is no ban on open, outdoor burning in Cass County, but that may change. He says the matter will be discussed during a County Fire Association meeting Thursday night. Local fire chiefs can elect to place a burn ban in effect for their specific district, if they wish, but in general, a consensus is obtained from all the chiefs to call for a County-wide Burn Ban, which is more formal and encompassing. Anyone thinking about conducting a controlled burn in the mean time, needs to do two things, according to Kennon…

He says you need to call your local fire chief and get their permission, and if that’s granted, call the Cass County Communications Center to inform them about when and where you plan to burn, so fire department personnel and equipment needlessly respond to what may be perceived by others to be an uncontrolled burn. For a current list of counties with a burn ban in-place or those that will be in effect, go to


Trading Post

March 19th, 2014 by Jim Field

WANTED: Used 30″ Steel Door (plain door – no design or window in it). Prefer one in good condition with no dents in it. Call 515-943-6471. Also wish to have location around Exira area.

FOR SALE: Panasonic Vacuum model no.MC-UG383. 8 bags and 2 new belts also. Lightweight Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Powerful 12-Amp Motor with a Motor Protection System, Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment, Tools on board include: Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, 2 Extension Wands, 14 Inch Cleaning Path, 25 Foot Power Cord with Quick Release, Headlight, 10 Foot Hose Reach, Edge Cleaning on 1 Side, Metal Handle, On/Off Switch on body, Replacement Accessories: Bag (M-CV145MS or Type U6), Belt (M-CV270B or Type UB8), Blue finish. $50. In Anita, 249-6690.

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FOR SALE: Dresser for $20.00.  Twin bed/frame/bedding for free. Dresser for free.  Contact 712-789-9819.  SOLD!

FOR SALE:  Have two 28L 26 combine tires with rims for sale $500. Phone 712-249-0074.

WANTED: homemade baby quilt. 712-653-2374.

WANTED: stationary bike. 712-653-3374.

FOR SALE:  NordicRider Exerciser by NordicTrack.  Offers dual motion for total body workout.  Original manual with the exerciser.  Adjusts to fit individual needs.  Like new condition.  Asking $75.00.  Exira, IA area. Could deliver within 20 miles of Exira……Call: H 712-268-2184, Cell: 712-304-4445.

P1050693    P1050694

FOR SALE:  John Deere Front End Loader, Model 45.  Fits many vintage John Deere tractors up to and including 30 series.  Good original condition.  Located near Exira.  $375.00.  Call: Home: 712-268-2184 or Cell: 712-304-4445.

JDloaderexported    P1050435

ALLEN “CRAIG” PARKER, 64, formerly of Oakland (Graveside Svcs. 3/22/14)


March 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ALLEN “CRAIG” PARKER, 64, of Marthasville, MO. (& formerly of Oakland), died Tue., March 18th in Marthasville. Graveside services for “CRAIG” PARKER will be held 11:30-a.m.  Sat., March 22nd, in the Belknap Cemetery west of Oakland.Rieken-Vieth Funeral Home in Oakland has the arrangements.

Visitation will be at the Oakland Congregational Church beginning at 10:30-a.m. on Saturday, with a procession to the cemetery starting at 11:15-a.m.

ALLEN “CRAIG” PARKER is survived by his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


8AM Sportscast 03-19-2014

Podcasts, Sports

March 19th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Jim Field


8AM Newscast 03-19-2014

News, Podcasts

March 19th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson


Heartbeat Today 03-19-2014

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

March 19th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Jim Field and Chris Parks talk about filling out a bracket for the college basketball tournament and the long odds on picking a perfect bracket.


7AM Newscast 03-19-2014

News, Podcasts

March 19th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson


Cass County Extension Report 03-19-2014

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

March 19th, 2014 by Chris Parks

w/ Kate Olson


(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast, Wed., March 19th 2014

Podcasts, Weather

March 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast and weather information for Atlantic.


Cass County 4-H Mardi Gras is just Days Away

Ag/Outdoor, News

March 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Youth Coordinator Beth Irlbeck says the County 4-H Clubs invite the public to attend their annual 4-H Mardi Gras carnival on Sunday, March 23rd. Irlbeck say “Mardi Gras includes fun, food, & carnival-type games for kids of all ages. The event is scheduled from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. We are so excited to offer many activities for families.”

Booths at this year’s Mardi Gras will include: Bear Grove Blazers- 4-H bucket pong; Benton Franklin – color wheel of fortune; Brighton – Skeeball; Cowpokes – Boot Bag Toss; G & L Clovers – walking taco foodstand; Griswold Clubsters – Plinko; Grant Guys & Gals –Ring Toss; Grove H.O.T – TP Basketball; Pleasant Noble United – Cake/Dessert Walk; Pymosa – Dart Throw; Union Leaders – box tunnels; Washington GEM – Pop Floats and much more.

The Youth Action Committee and Youth Council are sponsoring this county-wide event and are inviting all Cass County families to come out and join the fun. Admission is just 50-cents per person and tickets cost 10-cents each. Each 4-H club determines how many tickets to charge to play their game. All proceeds from this event go to the 4-H clubs and the Youth Council. For more information, call 712-243-1132.