LOUIS ODENDAHL, 98, of Manning (Svcs. 10/5/16)


October 2nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

LOUIS ODENDAHL, 98, of Manning, died on Saturday afternoon at the Manning Plaza Nursing Home. A Mass of Christian Burial for LOUIS ODENDAHL will be held 10:30-a.m. Wed., Oct. 5th, at the Sacred Heart Church in Manning. Ohde Funeral Home in Manning has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the Sacred Heart Church after 4-p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4th, with a Rosary at 4:30-p.m. and a Prayer service at 7-p.m.; Visitation will continue 9:30-a.m. Wednesday, at the Sacred Heart Church in Manning (prior to the Mass).

Burial will be in the Manning Cemetery.

LOUIS ODENDAHL is survived by:

His wife – Erna Odendahl, of Manning.

His sons – Ronald (Edna) Odendahl, and Gary (Karen) Odendahl, all of Carroll; Joe (Sharon) Odendahl, and Lynn Odendahl, all of Manning.

His step-children: Mary (Mark) Frederiksen, of Atlantic; Elizabeth (Allen) Edkhoff, of Beatrice, NE, and Joleen (Bill) Strosahl, of Council Bluffs.

13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 6 step great-grandchildren.

Rural Villisca man injured in deer-related accident Saturday night; & arrested early Sunday morning


October 2nd, 2016 by Ric Hanson

A man who swerved to miss a deer Saturday night in Montgomery County, was transported to the hospital after he lost control of his pickup and hit a utility pole. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year old Monroe Casey Watson Peterson, of rural Villisca, was westbound on 220th Street at around 10:50-p.m., when he veered for the deer. Peterson’s 1993 Chevt K-1500 pickup entered the south ditch and hit a power pole. Peterson was transported by Stanton Rescue to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries to his head.

Early this (Sunday) morning, authorities in Montgomery County arrested Peterson at 106 W. Coolbaugh Street in Red Oak. Peterson was charged with OWI/1st offense, and was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $1.000 bond.

Cardinals push playoff chase to final day, hold off Pirates


October 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jedd Gyorko hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, Matt Holliday provided another big boost and the St. Louis Cardinals pushed the playoff race to the final day of the regular season, holding off the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Saturday. The Cardinals began the day one game behind San Francisco for the second NL wild-card spot. The Giants later hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Either the Cardinals or Giants will play at the New York Mets on Wednesday night in the wild-card game. Gyorko’s solo shot came on a 100-mph fastball from Felipe Rivero (1-6). Gyorko became the first Cardinals player to hit 30 homers in a season since Carlos Beltran in 2012.

The Cardinals tied it with a three-run sixth, highlighted by Holliday’s RBI pinch-hit single. Holliday homered on Friday night after the Cardinals said they wouldn’t pick up his $17 million option. Kevin Siegrist (6-3) pitched a scoreless eighth. Seung Hwan Oh stranded runners at second and third for his 19th save in 22 opportunities.

Carr’s 3 TD catches help Northwestern down Iowa 38-31


October 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Justin Jackson ran for 171 yards and Austin Carr caught three touchdown passes as Northwestern held on to beat Iowa 38-31 on Saturday. Trae Williams’ interception in the final minute secured the win for the Wildcats (2-3, 1-1 Big Ten), who scored touchdowns on three straight drives in the second half for their first win at Kinnick Stadium since 2009. C.J. Beathard threw for 204 yards and a touchdown for Iowa (3-2, 1-1), which snapped its nine-game regular-season Big Ten winning streak.

Northwestern’s Clayton Thorson threw for 164 yards. Carr — his favorite target and the Big Ten’s receptions leader — has caught a touchdown pass in four straight games. Jackson became the fourth player in Northwestern history to reach 3,000 career yards. The junior’s 58-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter regained the lead for the Wildcats.

Defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo had four of Northwestern’s six sacks. The Hawkeyes had two chances to tie the game in the final seven minutes, but were forced to punt and then Williams intercepted Beathard at Northwestern’s 36-yard line. Iowa’s LeShun Daniels Jr. and Akrum Wadley combined for 107 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Wadley has seven touchdowns in three games against Northwestern.

The Hawkeyes travel to Minnesota now, with hopes of holding onto the “Floyd of Rosedale” trophy. Iowa got whipped 52-14 in its last trip to Minnesota two years ago.

Jeske runs for 2 TDs and Dayton tops Drake 35-10


October 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Alex Jeske ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Dayton used a strong running game to beat Drake 35-10 on Saturday for its first Pioneer Athletic League win of the season. Led by Tucker Yinger — with 172 yards on 21 carries — the Flyers (3-2, 1-1) outgained the Bulldogs 323-110 yards on the ground. Jeske opened the scoring with a 48-yard run and scored on a 5-yard run in the second quarter.

Jared Ruffing gained 55 yards on 15 carries and scored TDs on runs of 1 and 5 yards. Jeske connected with Jack Euritt on a 42-yard scoring pass in the first quarter and finished 7 of 15 for 126 yards passing. Grant Kraemer threw a 13-yard TD pass to Zach Zlabis for Drake (2-3, 1-1) and was 22 of 40 for 247 yards passing. Josh Lee kicked a 27-yard field goal.

No. 13 Baylor rallies to top Iowa State 45-42


October 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Chris Callahan hit a 19-yard field goal as time expired and No. 13 Baylor rallied from 14 down in the fourth quarter to beat Iowa State 45-42 on Saturday. Shock Linwood rushed for 237 yards for the Bears, who moved to 2-0 in the Big 12 for the fourth year in a row.

Baylor (5-0, 2-0), playing without star wide receiver KD Cannon because of a groin injury, trailed 42-28 before using scoring drives of 86 and 84 yards to tie it up. Baylor’s defense finally stiffened in the fourth quarter and Seth Russell — who was 12 of 22 passing for 178 yards — drove Baylor 83 yards to set up Callahan’s chip shot.

Joel Lanning threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns for Iowa State (1-4, 0-2). Mike Warren added a season-high 130 yards rushing for the Cyclones who travel next week to face Oklahoma State in the second game of a brutal stretch. Iowa State plays at Texas the following week and, after a bye, hosts Kansas State and Oklahoma.

Minnesota man found guilty of sexually abusing Iowa boy


October 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A jury has found a Minnesota man guilty of sexually abusing a young boy in northwest Iowa’s Woodbury County. The Sioux City Journal reports 23-year-old Joshua Kobold, of Ruthton, Minnesota, was found guilty Thursday of second-degree sexual abuse following a two-day trial in Woodbury County District Court. He is set to be sentenced Nov. 4.

Prosecutors say Kobold forced the boy, who was younger than 12, to perform sex acts at homes in Sergeant Bluff and Salix in 2013 and 2014. The victim’s mother reported the abuse, and Kobold denied the allegations and moved to Minnesota. He was arrested after another young witness came forward to corroborate the abuse.

Iowa man arrested in alcohol-related death of teen


October 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Storm Lake, Iowa, man has been arrested and charged in the alcohol-related death of a Storm Lake teenager. The Sioux City Journal reports 24-year-old Marcelino Antonio Flores was arrested Thursday and charged with contributing alcohol to a minor resulting in death, a felony.

Storm Lake police and the Buena Vista County Medical Examiner’s Office have been investigating the death last month of 19-year-old Mark Anthony De Lira, of Storm Lake. De Lira was found dead at a home on Sept. 25. Police say De Lira’s death is related to excessive consumption of alcohol.

Flores remained in the Buena Vista County jail on Saturday.

September 2016 weather stats for Atlantic


October 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The month of September was warmer, cooler and wetter than average, in Atlantic. Weather stats compiled at the KJAN studios (The OFFICIAL National Weather Service reporting & record-keeping site for Atlantic), reveal the Average High temperature for the month was 80.3-degrees, or 3.9-degrees warmer than normal.

The Average Low temp for the month was 55.7, or 4.6-degrees cooler than normal. Rainfall for September amounted to 6.2-inches. That was 2.39-inches greater than the normal rainfall of 3.81-inches.

The warmest day for the month was Sept. 21st, at 91 degrees. The coolest days were on the 29th and 30th, when we bottomed out at 41. Looking ahead to October, on average, the High for the month is 64.1, while the average Low is 39. Rainfall in October typically amounted to 2.76 inches.

Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles questionable for game at Steelers


October 1st, 2016 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs listed Jamaal Charles as questionable for Sunday night’s game at Pittsburgh, while fellow running back Charcandrick West has been ruled out with an ankle injury. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday that how well Charles comes out of the final practice of the week would dictate whether he makes his season debut. The four-time Pro Bowl selection has not played since Week 5 last season, when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The only other running backs on the active roster are Spencer Ware and Knile Davis. Kansas City could also be relying on a makeshift secondary against Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown & Co. Phillip Gaines is questionable with a knee injury and fellow cornerback Marcus Peters missed two practices this week with the flu, though he was a full participant in Friday’s workout.