Elderly male who crashed car into Union County pond was off his meds


April 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Union County say a man who has mental issues, was confused and off his meds, crashed his car into a pond last week. According to their report released today (Monday), 70-year old Larry Clayton, of Thayer, left his residence at around 4-a.m. April 12th to get donuts in Osceola. About five-hours later, he drove his 2001 Chevy Malibu around a residence at 1696 Highway 25. He also drove through two locked gates and into a pasture before exiting and traveling to a home at 1680 Highway 25, where he drove around a farm building and into a pasture, where he eventually became stuck in water from a pond overflow area.

His vehicle sustained about $3,000 damage. Gates owned by a woman from Creston sustained $310 damage during the incident. Clayton was transported by a Union County Deputy to the hospital in Creston for evaluation and treatment.

Backyard & Beyond 4-17-2017

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

April 17th, 2017 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen visits with Jolene Smith about Earth Day 2017.


Heartbeat Today 4-17-2017

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

April 17th, 2017 by Jim Field

Jim Field visits with Kelsey Sutter of the Iowa Pork Producers Association about the contest to find the best breaded pork tenderloin in Iowa.


Pott. County Sheriff’s report 4/17/17


April 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Pottawattamie County report a Carter Lake man turned himself-in to the Pott. County Jail late Friday morning. 23-year old Steven Brian Stinson was wanted on Pottawattamie County warrants for Probation Violation and Dissemination and exhibition of Obscene Materials to minors.  Stinson was booked into the Pott. County Jail on the charges.

Friday night, Pott. County Deputies arrested 31-year old Corey Andrew Stephens, of Oakland, for Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree, after allegedly throwing a jack stand at a residential window air conditioner unit in Oakland, causing about $200 damage. Stephens was also arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

Friday evening, 44-year old David Lee Ambrose, of Council Bluffs, was arrested for OWI/2nd offense, after his pickup was pulled over for speeding and because Ambrose wasn’t wearing his seat belt.  Early Sunday morning, 33-year old Lacey Jo Epley, of Walnut, was arrested for OWI/2nd offense, after her vehicle was pulled over for crossing the center line of the road, as well as the fog line. Lacey Epley was arrested after she failed a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT), with a Blood Alcohol Content tested at .179, or more than twice the legal limit.

Saturday night, 35-year old Jess Tyler Lammers, of Holdrege, NE., was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia following a traffic stop, in Neola. Lammers was found to be in possession of two pieces of drug paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana. And, Saturday morning, 36-year old Rachelle May Fennell, of Council Bluffs, was arrested for OWI/1st offense, after deputies were called to investigate a woman who went to a residence in rural Council Bluffs at around 3:10-a.m., claiming she crashed her car. The report says Fennell tested .145 on a Breath Test for alcohol. She was subsequently arrested for OWI and cited for Failure to Maintain Control, as well as Failure to show proof of insurance.

High school girls soccer rankings 4/14/2017


April 17th, 2017 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their latest girls soccer rankings on Friday, April 14th.

2017 Iowa Girls High School Soccer Rankings
Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union

Class 1A

School Record LW
1 Davenport Assumption 3-1 1
2 Columbus Catholic 3-0 3
3 Gilbert 5-0 5
4 Iowa City Regina 0-2 2
5 Council Bluffs St. Albert 3-0 7
6 North Polk 4-2 6
7 Nevada 1-2 4
8 Center Point-Urbana 3-0 8
9 Solon 3-1 9
10 Tri-Center 5-1 10
11 Denver 4-0 12
12 Holy Trinity Catholic 1-0 13
13 Underwood 2-1 14
14 Fairfield 3-0 NR
15 Central DeWitt 1-2 11

Dropped Out: Beckman Catholic (15)

Class 2A

School Record LW
1 North Scott 3-1 1
2 Pella 5-0 3
3 Lewis Central 3-2 2
4 ADM 2-0 4
5 Clear Creek-Amana 5-0 9
6 Union 4-0 NR
7 Bishop Heelan 3-1 6
8 Waverly-Shell Rock 1-1 7
9 Spencer 2-1 8
10 Newton 2-0 11
11 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 4-1 NR
12 Cedar Rapids Xavier 1-1 5
13 Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 3-1 NR
14 Norwalk 3-1 14
15 Winterset 4-1 12

Dropped Out: Independence (10), Marion (13),

Class 3A

School Record LW
1 Ankeny Centennial 2-0 1
2 Waukee 3-0 2
3 Iowa City West 5-0 3
4 West Des Moines Valley 4-1 4
5 Bettendorf 5-0 5
6 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2-0 8
7 Johnston 3-0 9
8 Iowa City High 3-1 14
9 Pleasant Valley 4-2 6
10 Dowling Catholic 1-0 11
11 Muscatine 2-1 10
12 Linn-Mar 2-0 12
13 Dubuque Hempstead 2-3 7
14 Sioux City East 3-2 13
15 Ankeny 2-1 NR

8-a.m. KJAN News, 4/17/17

News, Podcasts

April 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

KJAN 8-a.m. Area & State News w/News Director Ric Hanson


HAROLD PIEPER, 87, of Kimballton (Svcs. 4/20/17)


April 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

HAROLD PIEPER, 87, of Kimballton, died Sunday, April 16th, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan. Funeral services for HAROLD PIEPER will be held 10:30-a.m. Thursday, April 20th, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church near Jacksonville. Ohde Funeral Home in Kimballton has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday (4/19), from 5-until 7-p.m.; Visitation will resume Thursday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, beginning at 9:30-a.m.

Burial will be in the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery.

HAROLD PIEPER is survived by:

His wife – Alice Pieper, of Kimballton.

His son – Kevin Pieper and Pamela Sebeniecher, of Kimballton.

2 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, his sister-in-law Fern Knudsen, of Jacksonville, other relatives and friends.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 4/17/2017

Podcasts, Sports

April 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.


5 arrests 1 vandalism in Creston


April 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Creston Police Department reports five people were arrested recently and one incident of vandalism was reported. Authorities say 42-year old Tami Burgoyne, of Creston, was arrested Sunday morning at her home for Domestic Assault. She was transported to the Ringgold County Jail and held, pending a bond hearing.

Saturday afternoon, Creston Police arrested 65-year old Rodney Bell, of Creston, for Public Intoxication and Simple Domestic Assault. Saturday morning, 20-year old Adrian Routh, of Creston, was arrested at the Union County Law Enforcement Center, for Theft in the 5th Degree. Bell and Routh were released from jail on a Promise to Appear later, in court.

Friday evening, 36-year old Joshua Jones, of Gravity, was arrested in Creston on a Union County warrant for Failure to Appear on a Child Support matter. And, Friday afternoon, 38-year old Dustin Seley, of Creston, was arrested on a Dept. of Corrections warrant for Parole Violation. Seley was being held without bond in the Union County Jail, while Jones’ bond was set at $500.

And, Creston Police say a female residing in the 600 block of S. Bureau Street reported Friday morning, that someone had slashed three tires on her vehicle that was parked near her home. The incident happened sometime between 8-p.m. Thursday and 8-a.m. Friday. The loss was estimated at $525.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 4/17/2017

News, Podcasts

April 17th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson