Iowa early News Headlines: Mon., June 29th 2015


June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The governing board for Iowa’s three public universities is cutting ties with the man who has served as its top lawyer since 2004. A June 16th memo obtained by The Associated Press shows general counsel Tom Evans will soon no longer be employed by the Iowa Board of Regents.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Falls residents will decide Tuesday whether to back a $35 million bond issue that would help increase elementary school capacity. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the district wants to expand Orchard Hill and North Cedar elementary schools while also building a seventh elementary school. If it is approved, the bond issue would add $1.38 of taxes per every $1,000 of taxable value over the next 20 years.

CENTRAL CITY, Iowa (AP) — The ongoing bird flu outbreak has forced competitors at the Linn County Fair and other poultry events in the state to prepare educational displays and leave their birds at home. But the 79 participants in this weekend’s Linn County competition got to meet Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey. He visited the fair Saturday to speak about poultry health and the bird flu.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa family that lost a son to suicide in jail this January is pushing for changes in the way people with mental illnesses are treated by authorities. Jim Cornick tells the Des Moines Register that sick people shouldn’t be sent to jail when they clearly need treatment.

Garcia likely to start Thursday against White Sox


June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia is likely to make his next start Thursday against the White Sox, getting two extra days to recover from a groin cramp he sustained running the bases. St. Louis, which leads the majors with a 50-24 record, has a day off Monday and manager Mike Matheny said he’ll use Lance Lynn and John Lackey on regular rest ahead of Garcia.

Garcia is 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts coming off thoracic outlet surgery. He allowed a run in seven innings his last outing Wednesday in Miami, but was injured scoring a run in the eighth. Outfielder Matt Holliday, on the 15-day disabled list with a right quad strain since June 9, took batting practice for the second straight day Sunday and said he could begin running early this week.

Holliday said he’d attend the All-Star Game if voted in, but wasn’t sure about a target date for his return.


Martinez paces Cardinals to 4-1 win, sweep of Cubs


June 29th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Martinez was stingy before and after a lengthy rain delay, and the St. Louis Cardinals hit a season-high six doubles to sweep the Chicago Cubs with a 4-1 victory Sunday night that extended their winning streak to six games.

Jason Heyward, Yadier Molina and Matt Carpenter had run-scoring doubles for St. Louis, which is a major league-best 51-24. The Cardinals’ 29-7 home record also is tops in the majors and is the second-best start in franchise history, trailing only a 31-4 start by the 1885 Browns, according to STATS.

Martinez (9-3) allowed one run on two hits in six innings with six strikeouts for the Cardinals, whose home start is the best in the divisional era since 1969, topping the Expos’ 28-7 record in 1979. The Cubs have lost a season-worst five in a row. Jason Hammel (5-3) gave up four runs and six hits in four innings.


ARTHUR WILLIAM “BILL” DEAN, 88, of Atlantic & formerly of Griswold (Svcs. 7/1/15)


June 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ARTHUR WILLIAM “BILL” DEAN, 88, of Atlantic (& formerly of Griswold), died Sunday, June 28th, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Funeral services for BILL DEAN will be held 10:30-a.m. Wed., July 1st, at the Griswold United Methodist Church. Duhn Funeral Home in Griswold has the arrangements.

An open visitation will be held at the funeral home, on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00 until 7:30 PM.

Interment will be at the Griswold Cemetery.

ARTHUR “BILL” DEAN is survived by:

His wife – Lois, of Atlantic.

His children – “Cis” Bates and husband Randy, of Griswold, and Steve Dean and wife Beverly of Newton.

His step-children: David Lindvall, of Audubon, and Michael Lindvall and wife Stephanie, of Omaha.

His brothers and sisters – Daniel Dean and wife Bernice, Donald Dean, Patricia Donohoe, and Mary Lange and husband Bernie.

9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. other relatives and friends.

Bird flu means educational displays replace birds at fairs

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

CENTRAL CITY, Iowa (AP) – The ongoing bird flu outbreak has forced competitors at the Linn County Fair and other poultry events in the state to prepare educational displays and leave their birds at home. But the 79 participants in this weekend’s Linn County competition got to meet Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey.

Northey visited the fair Saturday to speak about poultry health and the bird flu. He encouraged the young people who developed 4-H projects and told them he was glad they were interested in agriculture. Iowa, Nebraska and many other states where bird flu has been found decided to prohibit poultry events this year to help limit the spread of the disease.

Greenfield woman arrested on numerous accident-related charges


June 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A woman from Adair County faces numerous charges following an accident at Orange Avenue and 230th Street on June 22nd. According to Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater, 32-year old Kelly Marie McCormick, of Greenfield, was arrested on charges that include OWI/1st offense, No Insurance (accident related), Leaving the scene of an accident, Failure to Maintain Control, Driving Under Suspension, and Operating a Non-registered vehicle (a 2002 Ford Escape). McCormick was later released on $1,000 bond.

And, on June 25th, 31-year old Patrick Lawrence Nolte, of Stuart, was arrested for allegedly violating a No Contact Order issued by a magistrate. According to the complaint, Nolte showed up at a females’ place of employment and allegedly threatened to shoot a man who had provided the woman with a ride to work. The woman said Nolte told her he could show up other mornings as well, unless she talked to him. Her statement indicated she left with Nolte and drove around for a couple of hours until he took her home. Nolte’s bond was set at $300.

COLTON LEE PULVER, 24, of Bayard – (Svcs. 7/2/15)


June 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

COLTON LEE PULVER, 24, of Bayard, died Sun., June 28th, as the result of an automobile accident south of Bayard. Funeral services for COLTON PULVER will be held 11-a.m. Thu., July 2nd, at the Saint Gregory gymnasium, in Bayard. Ohde Funeral Home in Bayard has the arrangements.

Friends may call after 10-a.m. Thursday, at the Saint Gregory gym.

Burial will be in the Highland Township Cemetery, in Bayard.

COLTON PULVER is survived by:

His parents – Joe (Janet) Pulver, of Bayard.

His brother – Darren Heckman, of Creston.

His aunt and uncles, other relatives and friends.

Branstad hints at end for MHIs in southern Iowa


June 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Governor Terry Branstad has until July 6th to make final decisions on the entire state budget outline legislators sent him earlier this month, but Branstad’s giving strong hints he’ll reject the legislature’s plan to keep the Mental Health Institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant open. “I would point out Iowa was late to get serious about redesigning our mental health system,” Branstad says. “Other states like Minnesota went from 11 institutions to one. They’ve done that. Wisconsin has reduced the number of institutions. So has Nebraska and Illinois — most of our neighboring states.”

Already last week layoff notices were sent to 28 employees at the state-run Mental Health Institute in Mount Pleasant and 53 M-H-I employees in Clarinda. Branstad says he wants to “move forward” and shift to community-based mental health services. “We haven’t made a final decision, but I have shared my philosophy and my goals to have a better system that better meets the mental health needs of Iowans and I believe makes more sense,” Branstad says.

Branstad made his comments during taping of the Iowa Press program that will air today (Sunday) at Noon, on Iowa Public Television.

(Radio Iowa)

Area High School Softball & Baseball Scores from Sat., 6/27/15


June 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Ankeny Centennial 7, Glenwood 1
Bedford 7, Griswold 6
Denison-Schleswig 8, LeMars 6
Essex 19, Shenandoah 18 (8)
Griswold 10, Stanton 2
Griswold 14, Sidney 1
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 10, Glidden-Ralston 0
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 9, IKM-Manning 8
Oakland/Riverside 13, Whiting 3
Pella 8, Glenwood 7 (8)
Sidney 6, Stanton 2
Stanton 8, Bedford 6
Westwood, Sloan 17, Boyer Valley 0

Carroll 3, Spencer 2
Coon Rapids-Bayard 8, North Polk, Alleman 6
Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 2, Lawton-Bronson 1
Guthrie Center 9, South Hamilton, Jewell 4
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 6, Spencer 4
Kuemper Catholic, Carroll 7, Ridge View 3
Lamoni 12, Orient-Macksburg 2
Missouri Valley 17, Southwest Valley 0
Missouri Valley 2, Red Oak 1
Nishnabotna 2, Sidney 1
Red Oak 8, Southwest Valley 2
Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 8, West Monona, Onawa 1
Sioux City, West 4, Lewis Central 3
Southeast Valley 8, Guthrie Center 5 (Ogden Tournament)
St. Albert, Council Bluffs 6, Carroll 5
Treynor 11, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 3
Treynor 9, Lawton-Bronson 8
Woodbine 6, Oakland/Riverside, 5

ROBERT ELDON JUHL, 92, of Harlan (Svcs. 6/30/15)


June 28th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

ROBERT ELDON JUHL, 92, of Harlan, died Fri., June 26th, at Myrtue Medical Center, in Harlan. Funeral services for ROBERT JUHL will be held 10-a.m. Tue., June 30th, at the Pauley-Jones Funeral Home, in Harlan.

His family will greet friends at the funeral home on Monday, from 6-until 7-p.m.

Burial will be in the Harlan Cemetery.

ROBERT JUHL is survived by:

His wife – Betty, of Harlan.

His sons – Bill (Jeanette) Juhl, of Hampton, VA; Wayne (Connie) Juhl, of Portsmouth; & Stev Juhl, of Carter Lake.

His daughters – Shari (Mike) Mauk, of Phillipsburg, MO., & Carol Wyant, of Lebanon, MO.

12 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.