Iowa St golf teams finally reach NCAA tournament

Sports

May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State men’s golf team used to be an afterthought. Snapping a 61-year NCAA tournament drought should finally have college golf fans talking about the Cyclones. Fourth-year coach Andrew Tank and the Iowa State men’s team are headed to the NCAA tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas, later this week for the first time since 1953.

Although the NCAA doesn’t keep track of such statistics, it’s believed to be the longest drought between NCAA appearances in the history of men’s golf. They’ve been joined by the Iowa State women, who’ll tee off in the NCAA tournament for the first time in Tulsa on Tuesday.

USDA reports 84 percent of Iowa corn crop planted

Ag/Outdoor, News

May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmers have planted a higher percentage of the corn crop than last year but remain behind the five-year average. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that 84 percent of the corn crop had been planted as of Sunday. That’s more than the 63 percent of the crop planted at this time last year but a little behind the five-year average of 88 percent.

The USDA says 40 percent of the soybean crop has been planted. That’s 10 percentage points behind average. The report showed that 78 percent of topsoil moisture was adequate and 12 percent had surplus water. Of the remaining, 9 percent was short of moisture and 1 percent was very short. The USDA says 62 percent of subsoil moisture was adequate.

Walnut man arrested on A-PD warrant

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A Pottawattamie County man was arrested Friday by deputies in Cass County. Officials say 24-year old Randy Travis Arbuckle, of Walnut, was wanted on an Atlantic Police Department warrant for Harassment in the 1st Degree. Arbuckle was taken to the Cass County Jail where he was released later that day on $2000 bond.

Accident in Cass County causes nearly $20k damage

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

An accident that happened Friday in northern Cass County caused nearly $20,000 damage, but no one was injured. The Sheriff’s Office says the crash involving a 1999 Chevy Silverado pickup and a 2013 Toyota, happened at the intersection of Boston Road and 650th Street.

Officials say the pickup, driven by 19-year old Dustin Owen Ferguson, of Brayton, attempted to cross 650th Street on Boston Road, when it was hit by the southbound Toyota,  driven by 73-year old M. Elaine Cook, of Rhinelander, WI. Deputies cited Ferguson for Failure to Yield.

Chiefs sign offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb

Sports

May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have signed former Vikings and Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb and three undrafted free agents as they prepare for the start of organized team activities next week. Webb started 45 of the 54 games he’s played in over four seasons in the NFL. He has played both tackle positions and should compete for one of the backup jobs in Kansas City after starting left tackle Branden Albert departed in free agency.

The Chiefs also signed James Baker, a fullback out of Idaho; Ben Gottschalk, a center from SMU; and Cairo Santos, a kicker out of Tulane. The Chiefs begin a three-day rookie minicamp Saturday. Full-squad OTAs begin May 27.

The team announced the moves Monday.

3 arrests in Mills County

News

May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reports three arrests over the past few days. On Friday, 41-year old Brande Michelle Barnes, of Glenwood, was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear/Truancy-related. Her bond was set at $1,500.

And, there were two arrests on Saturday in Mills County. 48-year old Michael Scott Holtz, of Omaha, was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear/Possession of Controlled Substance-related. Bond was set at $1,500. And, 54-year old Barbara Anne Dinges, of Glenwood, was arrested on an OWI/1st Offense charge. Her bond was set at $1,000.

motorcyclist injured in Mills County crash

News

May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A man from Pacific Junction was injured Saturday afternoon after he dumped his motorcycle on Highway 34 in an attempting to avoid a collision. The Mills County Sheriff’s Office says Matthew Kinney was transported to Jennie Edmundson Hospital by Glenwood Rescue following the accident that happened at around 4:35-p.m., Saturday.

Officials say Kinney was traveling east on Highway 34 approaching Hilman Road. An eastbound vehicle was in front of the motorcycle, and a vehicle was sitting in the median, waiting for westbound traffic before crossing and into Hilman Road. When the car in front of the cycle slowed, Kinney laid his 2005 Harley Davidson on its side and slid into the median.

And, no injuries were reported following an accident Saturday morning near the junction of Highway 34 and Interstate 29. Mills County Sheriff’s officials say a 2010 Nissan driven by Nelson Tollefson, of Red Oak, was stopped and waiting for westbound traffic to make a left turn onto the I-29 on-ramp. Tollefson signaled to make the left turn, but his car was hit from behind by a 1993 Buick Century, driven by Jordan Johnson, of Papillion, NE. Johnson was cited for following too closely.

(12-p.m. News)

 

CCMH Foundation awards Hansen Scholarships

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Memorial Hospital Foundation recently awarded the Louie and Elsie Hansen Scholarships. Kristen Schuler, Whitney Schafer and Claire Markham each received a $5000 award for the 2014-15 academic year. Foundation President Kent Gade said “This is the first year the board has awarded three scholarships.”  He noted that “Dick Howard, scholarship committee member, made a motion to give three $5,000 scholarships based on the exceptional quality of our applicants, and that motion was passed unanimously.” The awards are based on the applications received each year.

The Louie and Elsie Hansen Scholarship was established through the generosity and careful planning of these two life-long Cass County residents. The Hansen’s believed in higher education, so much so that over 70% of their estate was bequeathed for that purpose, including a gift to the CCMH Foundation.

Under the supervision and guidance of the CCMH Foundation, scholarship opportunities are provided yearly. As per the Hansens’ wishes, scholarship candidates must have graduated from a Cass County high school and be enrolled in and accepted to an accredited nursing or medical doctor school pursing a degree as LPN, RN or MD.

The Hansens lived and farmed in the Marne area until they retired and became residents of Atlantic.

Live State Track Coverage on KJAN!

Sports

May 19th, 2014 by Jim Field

Listen for live coverage of the State Track and Field Championships this Thursday, May, 22, Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24 on KJAN.  We will have eight reports per day to keep you up-to-date on the latest results.  Jim Field and Chris Parks will bring you the results.  Here is a list of the times that you will be able to hear the updates on AM 1220 & FM 101.1:

Thursday, May 22 -10:45 am, 11:45 am, 1:45 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:45 pm, 6:45 pm

Friday, May 23 – 10:45 am, 11:45 am, 1:45 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:45 pm, 5:45 pm, 6:45 pm

Saturday, May 24 – 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 11:45 am, 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:45 pm

McCurdy Scholars Announced

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May 19th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Community Foundation has announced the 2014 McCurdy scholars have been selected.
The Dustin McCurdy Endowed Scholarship provides one scholarship of $500 each to high school seniors from Cumberland Anita Massena (C-A-M) High School. This year’s scholars are Erin Daugherty and Michael Holste.