Villisca woman injured in mud road, single vehicle accident

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June 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office says a woman who was a passenger in a pickup driven by an Atlantic man, was injured during an accident on a dirt road Tuesday afternoon. Deputies responded to the accident about 9-miles northwest of Clarinda on 130th Street between N and O Avenues, at around 4:40-p.m-p.m.

During the investigation, it was found that 26-year old Jonathan Owen Nelson, of Atlantic, was driving a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad cab pickup westbound on 130th Street. The vehicle is owned by Marna Kay Liddell of Villisca. The portion of 130th Street that the pickup was traveling on was a Level B Minimum maintenance (dirt) road.

The vehicle came upon a portion of the Level B Minimum maintenance road that was deeply rutted from recent rain and vehicle traffic. When the pickup went through the deeply rutted portion, the vehicle bounced violently, throwing the passenger, 20-year old Marna Liddell, of Villisca, into the windshield, causing her to be injured.

Liddell was transported to the Clarinda Regional Health Center by private vehicle to be treated for her injuries.

Backyard and Beyond 06-10-2015

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

June 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Lavon Eblen speaks with Dr. John Bigelow with the Southwest Iowa Mental Health Center about their recent move and celebrating 50 years of service.

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Heartbeat Today 06-10-2015

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

June 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Jim Field speaks with Jennie Deerr from Living History Farms in Urbandale about what’s new this summer.

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3 arrested in Creston, Tuesday

News

June 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Two Creston residents and a Bluegrass, Iowa man were arrested on separate charges, Tuesday. According to Creston Police, 34-year old Bobbie Sue Flynn was arrested Tuesday morning at the Union County Law Enforcement Center, on a Union County warrant for Failure to Appear in court on an original charge of Trespassing. She was later related on $300 bond.

And, 19-year old Jacob Davis was arrested at the Union County LEC on a warrant charging him with Unauthorized use of a Credit card (Under $1,000). Davis was later released on $2,000 bond.

Officials said also, 37-year old Norman Olson, of Bluegrass, was arrested on a charge of OWI/1st offense. He was also cited for Failure to provide proof of insurance and leaving the scene of an accident. The man was taken into custody after the car he was driving struck a legally parked pickup truck in the 200 block of N. Pine Street, in Creston.

Olsen left the scene but a witness to the accident reported it to police, who located Olsen’s vehicle as it was traveling west on Montgomery Street. Damage from the collision amounted to at least $1,800. Olsen was being held in the Union County Jail on $1,000 bond.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 6/10/2015

Podcasts, Sports

June 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Sportscast w/Chris Parks.

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Bluffs man treated for accidental gunshot wound

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June 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say a man was cleaning his pistol Tuesday night when he accidentally shot himself in his lower extremity. The incident happened at around 10-p.m. at 1540 N. Broadway. Officials say 28-year old Christian Burgin told them he thought the gun was unloaded when he pulled the trigger as he was cleaning the weapon

Burgin was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The incident remains under investigation.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 6/10/2015

News, Podcasts

June 10th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:06-a.m. report w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

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Atlantic Co-Ed State Golf Teams Enjoy Success

Sports

June 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The State Co-Ed Golf Championships were held on Tuesday, June 9th and Atlantic had two pairs fare well in the Class 1A meet at Cedar Pointe Golf Course in Boone.  The duo of Sophomore Brooke Newell and Freshman Ben Renaud placed 5th with a round of 81.  Atlantic’s other team of Junior Erin Olsen and Sophomore Jake Olsen shot an 83 which tied for the 10th best score but they finished 12th on tiebreakers.

Also the Kuemper Catholic team of Juniors Courtney Snyder and Mitchell Ludwig finished in 2nd place with a round of 78.  The Knights other team of Freshmen McKenna Ludwig and Nate Mertz finished 16th with a round of 85.

The Panorama team of Sophomore Adrienne Powell and Junior Reid Cobb shot a 95.

In the Class 2A Meet at Briggs Woods Golf Course in Webster City the Carroll duo of Seniors Jill Pettitt and Zach Riddle placed 7th with a round of 80.

Girls All-District Soccer Selections Announced

Sports

June 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls High School Coaches Association released their all-district soccer selections this week.  Local Honorees are listed below.

Class 1A West District

1st Team

  • Jenna Cox, F, St. Albert
  • Kaitlyn Pearce, GK, St. Albert
  • Mary Casson, M, St. Albert
  • Matti Munger, D, St. Albert
  • Hanna Larson, D, Tri-Center
  • Megan Marsh, M, Tri-Center
  • Brooke Cooper, F, Underwood

2nd Team

  • Alysa Urquhard, M, NV/WCV/AC
  • Emmy Godfroy, D, NV/WCV/AC
  • Emily Casson, D, St. Albert
  • Anna Reefls, M, Treynor
  • Taylor Sudmann, F, Treynor
  • Alyssa Baatz, F, Tri-Center
  • Emma Bonnet, D, Underwood
  • Hailey James, F, Underwood
  • Hanna James, M, Underwood
  • Coach of the Year: Randy Salyers, St. Albert

Class 2A West District

1st Team

  • Sara Gutschenritter, D, Glenwood
  • Sarah Homan, F, Glenwood
  • Allie Dmyterko, M, Lewis Central
  • Libby Havenrdige, GK, Thomas Jefferson
  • Loren Hemiller, M, Thomas Jefferson
  • Danielle Mefferd, D, Thomas Jefferson
  • Emery Sandoval, D, Thomas Jefferson

2nd Team

  • Ana Frazee, F, Glenwood
  • Dana Mefferd, M, Thomas Jefferson

Class 3A West District

2nd Team

  • Maddie Kinney, D, Abraham Lincoln
  • Alexa Murphy, M, Abraham Lincoln

Girls Golf All-District Teams Announced

Sports

June 10th, 2015 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls Golf Coaches Association released its all-district golf teams this week.  Local honorees are listed below.

Class 1A District 2

  • Marlia Rossell, Griswold
  • Miranda Scroggie, Nishnabotna
  • Brooklyn Wendt, CAM

Class 2A District 1

  • Sierra Ford, Missouri Valley
  • Shayla Murray, Samantha Knight & Alyson Rose, West Monona
  • District Coach of the Year: Jeff Pratt, West Monona

Class 2A District 2

  • Aly Anderson & Sierra Maguire, Treynor
  • Sabrina Hernandez, Southwest Iowa
  • Jorja Weitl, Audubon
  • MaKaisa Jacobsen, IKM-Manning
  • Erin Burk & Amy Bennett, OA-BCIG
  • District Coach of the Year: Matt Robinson, Treynor

Class 3A District 1

  • Courtney Snyder, Kuemper Catholic

Class 3A District 2

  • Maddy Davidson, Clarinda
  • Brooke Newell & Erin Olsen, Atlantic
  • District Coach of the Year: Kathy Hobson, Atlantic

Class 4A District 1

  • Madison Hance, Creston