Trading Post

June 26th, 2013 by Stacie Linfor

FOR SALE: 8 Adventureland tickets $200 for all or $25 each. Can deliver between Lewis & Kimballton. 712-249-6930.

WANTED: Looking for a newer nice, flip chair. 712-304-4262.

FOR SALE: pop up camper older , good shape. 712-304-4568.

FOR SALE: 70 dozen night crawlers 75 cents a dozen. Located 3 miles east of Griswold on Hwy 92, to 580th St., turn south 1st place on left. 778-5131.

Accident in Atlantic


June 26th, 2013 by Marissa Hovde

The Atlantic Police Department reports an accident today at 22nd and Palm Streets. James Sievers of Audubon was traveling eastbound on 22nd Street when his vehicle left the road and entered the south ditch, struck a utility pole and then bounced back 50 feet. Sievers was transported to Cass County Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries. Damage to his vehicle was estimated at $10,000.

Riverside School District Bond Passes *Updated*


June 26th, 2013 by Marissa Hovde

It was the Riverside School District’s fifth attempt to pass a $15.1 million dollar bond issue that would result in a new 7th-12th grade facility and it has passed. Superintendent Jim Sutton is glad the bond has passed after all this time.

“We are thrilled. This is the fifth attempt I’ve been involved in, in the last 9 years. It’s been a continuing, changing thing as far as the plan is concerned and as far as the support is concerned. It’s grown each time.”

Leading up to the vote, school officials made appeals to the public stating that renovating the existing building would require more than $11 million.

A 60% super majority was required by law for the bond issue to pass, 1,805 people voted and of that, 1,096 voted yes. That is less than one percent of the number of votes needed.

Jim Sutton: “We passed it last night with a rather narrow margin. Even though there were 1,096 yes votes to 709 no votes, that’s still only 60.72% or a .72 margin as far as the number of yes votes that we needed.”

Absentee votes played a key role in this decision. 501 absentee ballots were cast with 367 of them voting in favor of the issue. Votes were counted in the Pottawattamie County Auditor’s Office on Tuesday night.

Jim Sutton says they are still making plans but they do have an idea of when things will be completed and they will begin moving forward soon.
“Well the architects now get in there and work with our staff and our board and put details to the concept that they had proposed. We know its going to be a 7th-12th grade building, we know that we have an auditorium included in that, all of our athletic complexes on one site and now we have to work on what the details are going to look like for that. That is probably going to take 4-6 months and then they can put those plans out for bidders and we should have the bidder selected by November or December. We’ll break ground in the spring of 2014 and plan on moving into the new building in the fall of 2015.”

The new 7th-12th grade facility will be south of Oakland near the intersection of Highways 6 and 59.

Backyard and Beyond 06-26-2013

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

June 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Lavon Eblen asks “What is your favorite way to eat strawberries?”.


Exira-EHK Reorganization Passes


June 26th, 2013 by Marissa Hovde

On Tuesday residents of the Exira and Elk Horn-Kimballton school districts voted in favor of reorganizing into one school district. According to the Audubon County Auditor’s Office, Public measure A passed in Exira 343-32 and 285-50 in Elk Horn-Kimballton. Public measure B passed in Exira 335-37 and 269-60 in Elk Horn-Kimballton.

Public measure C, which changes how Elk Horn-Kimballton school board members are elected, passed with a vote of 232-92. And lastly, John Leader was voted in to fill a vacancy term with 291 total votes.

Reorganization will take effect July 1st, 2014.

8AM Sportscast 06-26-2013

Podcasts, Sports

June 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Chris Parks


2013 Summer Iowa Games


June 26th, 2013 by Marissa Hovde

The 2013 Summer Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project will officially kickoff on July 20 with the Opening Ceremony in Ames. Several individual and team sport registration deadlines are approaching in the next week. Online registration and registration forms are available at

The 2013 Summer Iowa Games will hold competitions in 58 sports, featuring more than 15,000 athletes from all of Iowa’s 99 counties. As Iowa’s premier Olympic-style sports festival, the Games will be held in 19 Iowa communities throughout the summer.

“The Iowa Games offers sports and events for everyone,” commented Cory Kennedy, Marketing and Communications Director. “Whether it is a non-competitive bicycle ride or a competitive soccer match, we have sports from A to Z.”

The majority of competitions take place July 13-14, July 18-21 and July 26-28 in Ames. New sports added to this year’s docket include a Drive, Chip and Putt contest and Zumba Fitness(r). Returning to the Games are the sports of Electronic Darts, Hapkido and Rowing. The Games offers events for athletes of all ages and abilities.

“You Can Be an Athlete” at the 2013 Summer Iowa Games. For more information and registration for the 2013 Summer Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project, visit

Firework Safety for the 4th


June 26th, 2013 by Marissa Hovde

The members of the State Fire Marshal Office would like to remind Iowans and their guests to exercise care when using legal fireworks during the July 4th holiday. The only legal fireworks include snakes, sparklers and caps. Please always read the instructions carefully and do not modify or bundle individual fireworks in any manner. Remember that fireworks are dangerous and children should always be closely supervised. For more information go to

8AM Newscast 06-26-2013

News, Podcasts

June 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Marissa Hovde


Heartbeat Today 06-26-2013

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

June 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Jim Field talks about wind energy information and statistics.