Volleyball Scores from Sat., Sept. 7th 2013

Sports

September 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(2-1) Adair-Casey 21-14-16, Coon Rapids-Bayard 15-21-14
(2-0) Ankeny 21-21, Harlan 14-14
(2-0) Ankeny 25-25, Harlan 23-20
(2-0) Audubon 21-21, Glidden-Ralston 11-12
(2-1) Boyer Valley 22-25-15, Exira-EHK 25-20-13
(2-0) Boyer Valley 25-25, A-H-S-T, Avoca 23-21
(2-0) Boyer Valley 25-25, Heartland Christian 21-19
(2-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Ankeny Christian Academy 3-12
(2-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, CAM, Anita 8-10
(2-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Iowa Christian Academy 8-8
(2-0) Coon Rapids-Bayard 21-21, Pleasantville 9-5
(2-0) Exira-EHK 25-25, Heartland Christian 18-15
(2-0) Exira-EHK 25-26, A-H-S-T, Avoca 20-24
(2-1) Harlan 17-30-15, Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 25-28-7
(2-0) Harlan 21-21, Bondurant-Farrar 8-16
(2-0) Iowa Christian Academy 21-21, CAM, Anita 16-10
(2-1) Manson-NW Webster 21-15-15, Audubon 17-21-13
(2-0) Missouri Valley 25-25, A-H-S-T, Avoca 19-11
(2-0) Missouri Valley 25-25, Boyer Valley 8-19
(2-0) Missouri Valley 25-25, Exira-EHK 15-17
(2-0) Missouri Valley 25-25, Heartland Christian 19-9
(2-0) South Central Calhoun 21-23, Audubon 11-21
(2-0) South Hamilton 21-21, Audubon 18-13
(2-1) Stanton 17-26-15, Missouri Valley 25-24-12
(2-0) Stanton 25-25, A-H-S-T, Avoca 9-13
(2-0) Stanton 25-25, Boyer Valley 20-20
(2-0) Stanton 25-25, Exira-EHK 14-15
(2-0) Stanton 25-25, Heartland Christian 10-12

Wainwright moves Cards into first in NL Central

Sports

September 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright bounced back from back-to-back sub-par outings with seven shutout innings and David Freese homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.

The victory moved the Cardinals into first place, a half-game ahead of the Pirates in the NL Central with their third win in four games. Pittsburgh has lost four of six including the first two of the three-game set. The Pirates remain stuck on 81 wins, one shy of assuring them a winning record for the first time since they went 96-66 in 1992.

Wainwright (16-9) had given up 15 earned runs over his previous two starts, both against Cincinnati. He allowed a career-high nine runs in two innings of a 10-0 loss Aug. 28. But he regained his form against the Pirates allowing just two hits.

Jeff Locke (9-5) allowed three runs on three hits over five innings.

Early offense helps Northern Iowa past Drake 45-14

Sports

September 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — David Johnson eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the eighth consecutive game and Northern Iowa’s offense was too much for Drake in a 45-14 win on Saturday night. Northern Iowa (2-0) used 31 first-half points and a stingy defense to defeat Drake (0-2) a week after opening the season with a road victory against Iowa State. Johnson scored for the 11th consecutive game, producing 143 yards rushing and one touchdown on a 65-yard scamper to lead a balanced offensive attack for the Panthers.

Six Northern Iowa players scored a touchdown, including linebacker Jake Farley who recovered a fumble and returned it 20 yards to open the scoring for the Panthers. The Northern Iowa defense held Drake to 167 yards of total offense and the Bulldogs were just 1 of 16 on third-down conversions. Andy Rice passed for 121 yards and one touchdown to lead Drake.

Ross Chastain takes Truck pole in Iowa

Sports

September 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ross Chastain took the pole Saturday night for the NASCAR Truck Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway, edging Erik Jones for the top spot. Chastain had a lap at 137.147 mph in the No. 19 Ford owned by Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski on the 0.875-mile oval for his first pole in 36 series races.

Jones was second at 137.052, followed by James Buescher, Brendan Gaughan, Ty Dillon, July track winner Timothy Peters, Chase Elliott, Jeb Burton and defending race winner Ryan Blaney. Points leader Matt Crafton was 12th. Last week in the road race in Ontario, the 17-year-old Elliott wrecked Dillon in the last turn to win.

FLORINE IDA CHALOUPKA, 92, of Yale (Visitation 9/12/13)

Obituaries

September 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

FLORINE IDA CHALOUPKA, 92, of Yale, died Fri., Sept. 6th, at home. No Memorial services are planned for FLORINE CHALOUPKA, only an evening of visitation (without her body present) will be held, from 4 until 7-pm Thu., Sept. 12th, at the Twigg Funeral Home in Panora.

Memorials may be directed to the family to help with funeral costs.

JERRY SHEEDER, 67, of Ft. Dodge (formerly of Guthrie Center) Svcs. 9/10/13

Obituaries

September 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

JERRY SHEEDER, 67, of Fort Dodge (a native of Guthrie Center), died Fri., Sept. 6th, at home. A Mass of Christian Burial service for JERRY SHEEDER will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday September 10th, at the Sacred Heart Church in Ft. Dodge. Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Ft. Dodge has the arrangements.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be left to the family at www.gundersonfuneralhome.com.

JERRY SHEEDER is survived by:

His wife – Marie, of Ft. Dodge.

His children – Todd (& wife Teresa), Kathleen, Sara and Joseph.

and 7 grandchildren.

Emergency haying extended for Cass, Audubon & Guthrie Counties

Ag/Outdoor, News

September 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon county FSA office reports emergency haying on CRP acres has been extended until September 20th. Denny Heflin, FSA Director, says  “Farmers can come into their FSA office after they get the work completed, they just need to remember when they get it done they have to go in and certify it and agree to the terms and conditions. The payment reduction is still the same 10% and bales have to be removed within ten days after completing the harvest.”

The measure came about because of the extended period of dry weather. The emergency haying on CRP acres includes Audubon, Guthrie, and Cass Counties.

(Update 9:16-p.m.) 1 killed in Omaha crash of pickup; Neola teen escapes injury

News

September 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a passenger in a pickup that careened off an interstate ramp in Omaha has died of his injuries. 19-year-old Matthew A. Doty, of Council Bluffs, was one of three people in the pickup that crashed about 6:15-p.m. Friday. Doty was thrown from the truck and declared dead at the scene. Police say the driver of the truck, 30-year-old Evan Shiplett, of Zanesville, Ohio, lost control as he exited Interstate 480 in eastern Omaha, and the truck rolled.

Police say Shiplett was taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said another passenger, 18-year-old Jacob R. Levene of Neola, walked to a nearby store to call for help. He was transported to a hospital by a third party. His injuries are not life-threatening. None of the three men were wearing their seat belts.

Authorities say alcohol, speed and reckless driving were contributing factors in the crash. Charges are currently pending.

Iowa beats Missouri State 28-14

Sports

September 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jake Rudock and Mark Weisman each ran for a pair of touchdowns and Iowa beat Missouri State 28-14 on Saturday, snapping a seven-game losing streak dating back to 2012. Weisman had 180 yards rushing for the Hawkeyes (1-1), who prevailed despite a somewhat shaky performance against an FCS opponent.

Weisman scored on runs of 10 and 3 yards to help the Hawkeyes take a 21-0 lead late in the third quarter. Missouri State answered with touchdowns on back-to-back plays from scrimmage early in the fourth quarter, pulling within 21-14 with 14:15 to go.

Rudock’s 2-yard TD run put Iowa back ahead 28-14, and Tanner Miller sealed it with an interception in the end zone with 6:50 left. Kierra Harris threw for 127 yards and a TD for Missouri State (0-2).

USDA: Iowa farmland rent averages $255 an acre

Ag/Outdoor, News

September 7th, 2013 by Chris Parks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A new survey of Iowa farmers says renting an acre of land to grow crops costs a state average of $255 an acre. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that’s an increase of $20 an acre from a year ago and is the highest since the department began compiling comparable records in 2008.

Farmers in Grundy County are paying $316 an acre and those in Ida County $314 an acre, the two highest. The lowest cash rents were paid in southern Iowa with Appanoose County listed at $150 an acre and Van Buren County at $156. Fifteen counties had average rent less than $200 per acre in 2013, compared with 20 counties in 2012.

Cash rent paid for pasture in Iowa, at $49 per acre, was up $3 from 2012.