Police investigate theft from Iowa locker room

Sports

September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State University police are investigating the theft of personal items from Iowa football players’ and coaches’ visiting locker room.  The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa’s locker room was broken into during the annual Cy-Hawk rivalry game Saturday night at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames.

Iowa State University police said Sunday that personal items were missing when Iowa players and staff returned to the locker room after Iowa’s 27-21 victory over Iowa State before a sellout crowd of 56,800. Police did not detail what items were taken. Iowa State police said a police report would not be available until at least Monday.

Iowa athletic department officials confirmed for the newspaper that items had been stolen. Iowa State athletic department officials declined comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

Funeral set for Iowa police officer killed Friday

News

September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) — The funeral service has been set for a Rockwell City police officer shot and killed last week. The Des Moines Register reports that the funeral service for 37-year-old Jamie Buenting will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the gym at South Central Calhoun Middle School in Rockwell City. Buenting, a married father of two, was shot during a standoff early Friday in Rockwell City. Police arrested 32-year-old Corey Trott and charged him with first-degree murder in Buenting’s death.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Palmer and Swank Funeral Home in Rockwell City. Donations may be left with First Community Bank in Rockwell City in lieu of flowers. Burial at Rosehill Cemetery in Rockwell City will follow the funeral service.

Plaintiff in iconic school speech case starts tour

News

September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mary Beth Tinker was just 13 when she spoke out against the Vietnam War by wearing a black armband to her Iowa school in 1965.

Mary Beth Tinker, 1965 (Photo from ACLU.org)

Mary Beth Tinker, 1965 (Photo from ACLU.org)

When the school suspended her, she took her free speech case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won, in Tinker vs. the Des Moines Independent Community School District. Now 61, she’s quit her part-time job as a nurse and will travel the country, urging young people to take action on issues important to them.

Starting Tuesday, Tinker will begin traveling in a recreational vehicle to 17 states and the District of Columbia as part of what’s being called the “Tinker Tour.” She’ll log 10,000 to 15,000 miles before her tour ends Nov. 25 in Kansas City, Mo. Along the way, she’ll stop at more than three dozen locations, most of them schools.

(For more on the Tinker US SUPCO case, visit http://www.uscourts.gov/multimedia/podcasts/Landmarks/tinkervdesmoines.aspx)

NWS Weather Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: 9/15/13

Weather

September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Today: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then isolated showers between noon and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South southwest wind 8 to 14 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Northeast wind 7 to 13 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East northeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. East southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 76. Southeast wind 9 to 13 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Assault arrest in Red Oak Sunday morning

News

September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report the arrest this (Sunday) morning, of 40-year old Eric Michael Huffstutlear, of Red Oak. He was taken into custody at 210 West Reed Street at around 3-a.m., on a charge of Simple Domestic Assault. Huffstutlear was being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond, pending an appearance before the magistrate.

Iowa early News Headlines: Sun., Sept. 15th 2013

News

September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Syria could be a hot topic of conversation among Democrats as Vice President Joe Biden attends a fundraiser for Iowa Senator Tom Harkin today. Biden is scheduled to headline Harkin’s annual steak picnic in Indianola along with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The list of Republicans running for Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley’s House seat is growing quickly now that Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen passed on the race. State Representative Walt Rogers of Cedar Falls and former Cedar Rapids Mayor Paul Pate are both considering a run. Braley is giving up the seat to run for U.S. Senate. The 1st District includes 20 northeast Iowa counties. Five candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The three attorneys who successfully sued Des Moines for charging improper franchise fees says the city could have avoided their $15 million legal bill by just stopping the fees. A hearing on the fee request from Brian Stoltze, Brad Schroeder and Steve Brick is scheduled for Monday. Their fees will come out of the $40 million judgment in the class-action lawsuit.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Jake Rudock threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score, Mark Weisman added 145 yards rushing and Iowa hung on to beat rival Iowa State 27-21 on Saturday night. Sam Richardson had 260 yards passing for the Cyclones in Iowa City.

Mariners end 5-game skid, beat Cardinals 4-1

Sports

September 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Rookie James Paxton gave up two hits in six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners ended a five-game losing streak, beating St. Louis 4-1 Saturday night and dropping the Cardinals into a first-place tie in the NL Central. St. Louis and Pittsburgh share the division lead once again. The Pirates topped the Cubs 2-1.

The Cardinals mustered only three hits, including Matt Carpenter’s league-leading 50th double in the eighth. He later scored on a wild pitch by Charlie Furbush.

Franklin Gutierrez hit a two-run double in the fifth inning that ended St. Louis rookie Michael Wacha’s scoreless streak at 23 2-3 innings. Kendrys Morales hit his 22nd homer in eighth off Tyler Lyons to make it 3-0.

Griswold Tiger Volleyball Tourney Results Saturday

Sports

September 14th, 2013 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Tigers defeated the Clarinda Cardinals 25-22, 16-25, 15-7 to win the Griswold Tiger Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, September 14th.  Full tournament results are listed below:

Pool Play

  • Red Oak 21 – 21, Griswold 15-17
  • Riverside 21-21, IKM-Manning 19-19
  • Clarinda 21-21, AHST 16-11
  • Red Oak 16-21-15, Audubon 21-15-7
  • AHST 21-22, Riverside 9-20
  • Guthrie Center 21-21, Audubon 18-14
  • Guthrie Center 21-21, Griswold 8-9
  • Griswold 21-21, Audubon 19-17
  • Red Oak 19-21-15, Guthrie Center 21-9-11
  • Clarinda 21-21, Riverside 14-5
  • Clarinda 21-21, IKM-Manning 14-8
  • IKM-Manning 21-21, AHST 12-14

Semifinals

  • Red Oak 25-11, IKM-Manning 25-18
  • Clarinda 26-25, Guthrie Center 25-23

Finals

  • Red Oak 25-16-15, Clarinda 22-25-7

All Tournament Team:  Grace Blomstedt, Red Oak.  Jenny Bair, Clarinda.  Kacie Shreck, Guthrie Center.  Ashley Nepper, IKM-Manning.  Haley Blum, AHST.  Angela Mahoney, Red Oak.  Sydney Danker, Guthrie Center.  Darcy Sunderman, Clarinda.  Rachel Novotny, Riverside.  Hallie Anthofer, Audubon.  Rachel Bair, Clarinda.  Kate Walker, Red Oak.

Final: Iowa 27, Iowa State 21

Sports

September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jake Rudock threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score, Mark Weisman added 145 yards rushing and Iowa hung on to beat rival Iowa State 27-21 on Saturday night. Kevonte Martin Manley had seven catches and a TD for the Hawkeyes (2-1). Iowa ran the ball 60 times for 218 yards and snapped a two-game losing streak against the Cyclones.

Quenton Bundrage rallied the Cyclones with two touchdown receptions with less than five minutes left. But Iowa recovered an onside kick and snuffed out a last-gasp try by Iowa State. Bundrage had a career-high 146 yards receiving and three TD grabs for Iowa State, which is 0-2 for the first time since 2007.

Sam Richardson had 258 yards passing for the Cyclones.

ELWIN SUNDERMAN, 87, of Griswold (Svcs. 9/17/13)

Obituaries

September 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ELWIN SUNDERMAN, 87, of Griswold, died Fri., Sept. 13th, at the Griswold Care Center. Services for ELWIN SUNDERMAN will be held 10-a.m. Tue., Sept. 17th, at the Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic.

Visitation at the funeral home is from 8am-to 5:30pm Mon., Sept. 16th.  Online condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

A luncheon for family and friends will be held at St. John’s United Church of Christ south of Lyman.

Burial will be in the St. John’s Cemetery.