Heartbeat Today 05-24-2012

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

May 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Jim Field speaks with some of the tops of the class of 2012 at Audubon High School.

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Perry man convicted in connection with fatal 2009 Guthrie County crash

News

May 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A jury in Guthrie County has convicted a Perry man on a felony charges of Vehicular Homicide by Reckless and Drunken Driving, in connection with an August 24th 2009 crash, near Yale. According to the Omaha World-Herald, 30-year old Thomas Dugan faces up to 25-years in prison when he is sentenced on July 2nd. In its decision handed down last Friday (May 18th), the jury said Dugan was responsible for the death of 28-year old Adam Anderson, of Bagley. They reached their decision after a trial that lasted a little more than three days.

Authorities had claimed Dugan was behind the wheel of a 2003 Ford Mustang that went out of control. Dugan and Anderson were ejected from the car as it rolled end-over-end multiple times before coming to rest in a soybean field. The crash happened soon after a 10-year reunion was held for alumni of the Panorama High School. The car wasn’t discovered until several hours after the wreck took place.

Charges of vehicular homicide, reckless driving and drunken driving were filed against Dugan in February of 2011, after DNA tests indicated he was the driver of the car. Prior to the test results, authorities couldn’t determine which man was behind the wheel.

7AM Newscast 05-24-2012

News, Podcasts

May 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson

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USDA Report 05-24-2012

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

May 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

w/ Denny Heflin

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Boswell says Latham’s ties to deep pockets won’t matter to voters

News

May 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Democratic Congressman Leonard Boswell says his Republican opponent in the race for the reorganized Third Congressional District, Tom Latham, has ties to deep pockets when it comes to fundraising, but what will ultimately decide the race is how he stands on the issues.

Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-IA)

Boswell told KJAN News, Wednesday, it’ll be a “High profile race,” and he agrees with some political pundits who say it could be one of the most expensive races in the country.

He says Latham has “plenty of money,” and his close relationships with House Speaker John Boehner and political analyst/Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Adviser to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove, will give Latham “endless pockets to raise money.” But in the end, it what Latham’s record on affordable health care and other issues which will sway the voters.

Boehner has said any increase in the debt limit should be offset by greater cuts in spending and tax reform by the end of the year. Boswell agrees the Country must get government spending under control, but there has to be a tax reform. That can only happen, he says, if Republicans and Democrats can set aside their differences and come together on a solution to a fair and equitable means of taxation. He cited Omaha billionaire Warren Buffet as an example of someone who admittedly pays a disproportionate amount of taxes and wants to see that changed.

Boswell says also, he agrees there has to be a balanced budget amendment to the U-S Constitution, and has supported such a move for a long time, dating back to his days in the Iowa Senate. He has the process has to be transparent however, and differences have to be set aside in order for a balanced budget to become a reality.

Substate Boys Soccer Scores Round 2

Sports

May 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Class 1A

  • St. Albert 3, AHST 1
  • Kuemper Catholic 1, Underwood 0
  • Saturday, May 26th  Kuemper Catholic vs. St. Albert Noon @ Riverside

Class 2A

  • Glenwood 4, Harlan 2
  • ADM, Adel 6, Winterset 2
  • Saturday, May 26th Glenwood @ ADM, Adel @Noon

Class 3A

  • Sioux City East 3, Lewis Central 2
  • Saturday, May 26th Sioux City East vs. Sioux City West Noon @ Sioux City North

Baseball and Softball Scores 05-23-12

Sports

May 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Baseball

Carroll 11, Denison-Schleswig 5 (Final 5 innings)
Chariton 14, Winterset 1
Coon Rapids-Bayard 18, Ar-We-Va, Westside 3
Harlan 10, Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson 0
Tri-Center, Neola 5, Logan-Magnolia 1
Walnut 9, Griswold 4
Wayne, Corydon 24, Moravia 18

Softball
Atlantic 8, Missouri Valley 6
Coon Rapids-Bayard 14, Adair-Casey 0
Prairie Valley 14, Glidden-Ralston 5
Martensdale-St Marys 8, Knoxville 4
Panorama 3, IKM-Manning 1
Essex 17, Sidney 16
Villisca 4, Orient-Macksburg 3
Walnut 10, Griswold 0
Winterset 13, Perry 0

Iowan pleads not guilty to murder charge

News

May 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ADEL, Iowa (AP) – An October murder trial has been scheduled for a central Iowa man accused of fatally shooting an apartment neighbor. The Des Moines Register says Brandon Madren, of Adel, has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and reckless use of a firearm causing injury. He’s charged with killing 26-year-old Nathan Greene on Feb. 18th.  Court documents say the rifle shot that killed Greene was fired from a third-story apartment window. Police say Madren told officers that he’d only intended to scare Greene.  Madren told police that Greene tried to kick down his apartment door, then left the building and was standing on Madren’s car in the parking lot. Madren says Greene was threatening him when Madren fired, hitting Greene in the chest.  Madren remains in the Dallas County jail on $500,000 bond.

BERNARD STRACKE, 85, of Harlan (Svcs. 5-25-12)

Obituaries

May 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

BERNARD STRACKE, 85, of Harlan, died Tue., May 22nd, at the Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan. A Mass of Christian Burial service for BERNARD STRACKE will be held 11-a.m. Fri., May 25th, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Defiance. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation at the funeral home is from Noon until 9pm Thu., May 24th, with the family present to greet friends from 6-9pm, and where a Vigil service will take place at 7p.m.

Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Defiance.

BERNARD STRACKE is survived by:

His wife – Barbara, of Harlan.

His sons – Bob (Jeanne) Stracke, of Edmond, OK; Paul (Cheryl) Stracke, of Graham, WA; Ed (Kris) Stracke, of St. Cloud, MN; Larry (Stephanie) Stracke, of Sauk Rapids, MN; Jerry (Janet) Stracke, of Cary, NC; and Phil (Sara) Stracke, of Manilla.

His daughters – Jane (Joe) Herbers, of Manning, & Ann Langenfeld, of Harlan.

His sister – Marie Nufrio, of Fountain City, IN.

32 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and his sister-in-law, Bernice Stracke, of Harlan.

Give your boat an inspection before heading out this weekend

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

May 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Many people will take advantage of the Memorial Day weekend to get out their boats out for a run on Iowa’s lakes and rivers. Iowa Department of Natural Resources boating law administrator, Susan Stocker, says we’re not expected to see the high water levels we had last year. But she says you should still check on the local conditions before heading out. “What we are advising people is definitely know where you are going to go boating, and make sure you check those rivers levels. Unlike with the Missouri River where you had all of the flooding last year, or course you’re not going to find that, but you might find some hazards that are in the Missouri River now based on that, and or other areas that are low water that have revealed hazards. So know where you are boating and what the water conditions are,” Stocker says.

With warmer weather this spring, you may’ve already had the boat out this year. If not, she says now is a good time to give the boat a safety check before heading out. ”Check your trailer, check your wheel bearings, your tire pressure to makes sure you are able to make it to the lake,” Stocker says. “And then of course once you get to the lake, make sure you prepare your boat in the launching area. Make sure you have all of your safety equipment, your life jackets, that is required. Be sure that you have enough life jackets for everyone who’ll be on your boat. “It can’t work if you’re not wearing it, and the Coast Guard has made some tremendous advancements in the making of life jackets, they’re lightweight, they’re more comfortable,” Stocker says. She says anyone under 12 is required to wear a life jacket while the boat is underway. You should also be sure you have plenty of sunscreen and bug repellent on the boat in case it is needed.

(Dar Danielson/Radio Iowa)