Make Your Vote Count in the City Elections Tomorrow

News

November 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is reminding eligible Iowans to vote in the city elections that will be held on Tuesday, November 5th. Schultz says he hopes “All eligible Iowans take full advantage of their right to vote in the city elections. “Iowans take great pride in performing their civic duty and making their vote count.”

Iowans with questions regarding their voter registration or the location of their polling place are encouraged to contact their local county auditor’s office.

Atlantic City Council to act on acquisition of properties & requests for assistance

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November 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic City Council Wednesday, is expected to act on the acquisition of two abandoned, dilapidated properties. The resolutions apply to properties at 611 Linn and 1200 Birch Streets. City Attorney Dave Wiederstein has indicated that even though the taking of the titles to those properties had not (as of last report) been finalized by the court, he believes the judge will enter decrees soon, awarding both titles to the City.

The Council will also receive a report from the Community Development Committee, and hear a request relative to financial assistance for an Atlantic Elderly Affordable Housing acquisition/rehabilitation project from the non-profit RD Atlantic LLLP. The group is seeking Tax Credit Awards from the Iowa Finance Authority for the project, with entails the acquisition and rehabilitation of the Regency Villa Apartments, and plans on investing $2.1-million for the rehabilitation of the living units and construction of on-site storm shelters and a community room. The groups is asking the City for a financial incentives package that includes a $20,000 loan with zero-percent interest for the first 15-years, with no principal paid until the end of the 15-years, and a Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) of $750 per year for the first 15-years.

City Administrator Doug Harris has indicated he believes the amount and term of the loan couple with the PILOT, would bring the project in-line with the General Obligation debt financing cost to the City.

In addition, the Council will act on a request from Mayor Dave Jones to have the City provide fill material to the Nishna Hills Golf Club, for the purpose of building their terraces to slow the amount of drainage in a drainage ditch that runs through their property. The cost to the City would amount to about $500. The City Attorney says if the Council approves the request, it would set a precedent on how the City responds to drainage issues on private property. He noted also, that the Atlantic Golf and Country Club has a similar drainage problem.

The Atlantic City Council meeting begins 5:30-p.m. Wednesday, at City Hall.

8AM Newscast 11-04-2013

News, Podcasts

November 4th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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Heartbeat Today 11-04-2013

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

November 4th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Jim Field discusses how to make your home more energy efficient as the winter season approaches.

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7AM Newscast 11-04-2013

News, Podcasts

November 4th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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HS Football Playoffs Second Round Games Tonight

Sports

November 4th, 2013 by Jim Field

8-Man:

  • Coon Rapids-Bayard (8-3) @ Exira/EHK (9-0)  — on KJAN, pre-game at 6:00 pm, kick-off at 7:00 pm
  • Boyer Valley (7-3) @ Glidden-Ralston (9-1)
  • Twin Cedars (10-1) @ Adair-Casey (10-0)

Class A:

  • East Mills (8-2) @ Audubon (8-2)
  • Madrid (8-2) @ A-H-S-T (10-0)

Class 1-A:

  • Ogden (9-1) @ St. Albert (10-0)
  • Mount Ayr (8-2) @ Van Meter (10-0)

Class 2-A:

  • West Marshall (9-1) @ Kuemper Catholic (10-0)

Class 3-A:

  • Carroll (8-2) @ Harlan (9-1)

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Mon. Nov. 4th 2013

Podcasts, Weather

November 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis (podcast) weather forecast for the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic, from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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Glenwood woman arrested on drug charges in Montgomery Co.

News

November 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report a Glenwood woman was arrested Sunday on drug charges, following a traffic stop at around 8:20-p.m.  24-year old Brooke Weaver was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia. She was brought to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center and held on $1,000 cash bond.

And, police in Red Oak report the arrest Sunday night, of 35-year old Timothy Orville Welch, of Red Oak. Welch was arrested at around 9:05-p.m. in the 500 block of North 6th Street. He was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and charged with Public Intoxication before being released later on $300 bond.

NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: 11/4/13

Weather

November 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

401 AM CST MON NOV 4 2013

EARLY THIS MORNING...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN. NOT AS COOL. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 5 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TUESDAY…A CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN RAIN IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT…RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT… THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 30S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGH IN THE UPPER 40S.

Governor’s bullying summit to address solutions

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November 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Educators, parents and students will gather today (Monday) for Gov. Terry Branstad’s second summit on bullying prevention. The event will be held in Des Moines. This year’s theme is “Mission Possible: Stepping Up the Response,” and is a follow-up to last year’s summit, which drew about 1,100 people.

The summit’s keynote speaker is Emily Bazelon, author of the book “Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy.” During the summit, there will be sessions on how students and adults can make a difference. Participants will explore good legal policy and support schools may need to better deal with bullying.

The governor’s push for anti-bullying legislation meant to help school districts combat harassment on social media sites failed during the last legislative session.