Rainfall report: 6/29/14


June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Rainfall in Atlantic (24-hour total 7-a.m. Saturday 6/28 thru 6-a.m. Sunday, June 29th)= .2″. Saturday’s High was85. The 24-hour low 65.

1.5 miles south of Avoca=.55″; Shenandoah=.03″;

Boil Advisory issued in Shenandoah


June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials in Shenandoah are waiting on the results of tests on the City’s water supply before giving the all clear for residents to drink or use the water for cooking. The results are expected back sometime today (Sunday). Authorities say a massive water main break in a corn field near a major business just outside of the community resulted caused a drop in water pressure and the issuance of a boil advisory Saturday. Crews began searching for the source of the leak early Saturday morning.

The water department advised residents who ran out of water or had no water pressure, to boil their cooking and drinking water. Anyone who had just low water pressure should not have any problems with their water supply. In the meantime, many residents of the community were making a run to local stores to pick up bottles water.

Water pressure has since been returned to normal in Shenandoah, but the Boil Advisory will remain in place until the test results show the water is safe to consume. Water customers who have any questions are asked to call the water plant at 246-2803.

2 arrested on drug charges Saturday


June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak report two people were arrested on drug-related charges, Saturday. Officials say 52-year old Kenneth Dale Jipsen, of Red Oak, was arrested on a charge of Possession. Jipsen was taken into custody at around midnight in the 300 block of north 2nd Street and held in the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center on $2,000 bond.

And, 30-year old Zachariah Michael Holland, of Red Oak, was arrested at around 6:45-p.m. Saturday on a Delivery of Marijuana charge. Holland was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $50,000 bond.

Significant weather events possible over Iowa today & Monday

News, Weather

June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service says significant severe weather is possible both today and Monday over a large part of Iowa. The weather both days may produce some tornadoes…very large hail…and widespread damaging winds. There will also be the potential for locally heavy rainfall today and Monday.

Monday may also bring a widespread significant wind event to the area in the late morning and afternoon to evening hours. Be prepared…stay alert to changing conditions today and Monday. Monitor forecasts for possible watches and warnings. Review your severe weather safety procedures and move to a place of safety if a warning is issued for your area.10460363_664798213598377_6731145945940544500_n

Dodgers back Greinke with 6 in 2nd, rout Cards 9-1


June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke became the third NL pitcher to reach double digits in victories, and the Los Angeles Dodgers had four RBI doubles during a six-run second inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 on Saturday.

Greinke (10-4) allowed a run and four hits over seven innings, struck out 10 and did not walk a batter as the Dodgers won for the 11th time in 15 games. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner is 13-2 with a 1.98 ERA in 19 starts following a Dodgers loss since signing a $147 million, six-year contract in December 2012.

Greinke became the first Dodgers pitcher to reach double digits in wins before the All-Star break since 2007, when Brad Penny started out 10-1 and finished 16-4. Lance Lynn (8-6) lasted just two innings and was charged with seven runs, nine hits and two wild pitches.

Saturday Softball Scores


June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Hawkeye 10:

  • Shenandoah 12, Essex 6
  • IKM-Manning 4, Kuemper Catholic 3 (8 innings)

CB Abraham Lincoln Lynx Classic

1st round:

  • Abraham Lincoln 8, Sioux City North 4
  • Sioux City East 16, Clarinda 2 (3 innings)
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton 12, Thomas Jefferson 0 (4 innings)
  • Lewis Central 13, St. Albert 0 (3 innings)

Consolation Bracket:

  • St. Albert 7, Thomas Jefferson 6
  • Sioux City North 21, Clarinda 5
  • 7th place – Clarinda 7, Thomas Jefferson 4
  • 5th place – Sioux City North 12, St. Albert 11

Championship Bracket:

  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton 11, Lewis Central 7
  • Abraham Lincoln 8, Sioux City East 5
  • 3rd place – Sioux City East 5, Lewis Central 4
  • Championship – Abraham Lincoln 11, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 4

Boone Tournament

  • Glenwood 10, Des Moines North 4
  • Johnston 12, Glenwood 0

Westwood Tournament

  • Whiting 7, Riverside 2
  • Westwood 9, Riverside 4

Secretary of state candidates play down voter ID


June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The loud cry for voter ID and voter fraud investigations is fading to a whimper as Iowa’s top election official prepares to leave and those seeking to replace him downplay the politically charged issues. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz leaves in January after pursuing high profile voter fraud investigations costing $250,000, proposing a voter purge rule for those lacking citizenship proof, and lobbying for voter ID.

Brad Anderson, the Democrat seeking the office opposes voter ID and says he would immediately end criminal fraud investigations. He says Iowa’s 99 should use the same computerized poll book program. Republican former Secretary of State Paul Pate also supports statewide electronic poll books, which he says if designed right can accomplish the same ends as voter ID without alienating or disenfranchising people.

Iowa News Headlines: Sun., June 29th 2014


June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New state laws aimed at corn growers, drones and electronic cigarettes are set to go into effect Tuesday in Iowa. The Des Moines Register reports that the laws will allow for potential increases in Iowa’s corn promotion check-off, impose new restrictions on e-cigarettes and prohibit the state and local governments from using drones to enforce traffic laws.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Republican Party has voted to replace its current chairman with a former state lawmaker. The state central committee yesterday chose former state Representative Jeff Kauffman of Wilton as the new party chairman. Kaufmann replaces Danny Carroll, a former lobbyist for the Family Leader, a conservative Christian group.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Davenport police car was struck by another vehicle while chasing a criminal suspect. The Quad-City Times reports that the police officer was unharmed, but two people suffered minor injuries after their vehicle struck the squad car on Friday night. The Iowa State Patrol was called to the scene and is investigating the crash.

GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa (AP) — An 84-year-old Grundy County man has died after his tractor struck him. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Harold Voss was trying to start his International 674 tractor Friday when the machine started and lunged forward, knocking him to the ground. The accident happened at Voss’ farm, about two miles northwest of Grundy Center.

National Weather Service forecast for Atlantic & the area, 6/29/2014


June 29th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Today – Partly sunny with a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain. High near 87. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tonight – A 90% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain. Low around 67. South wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Monday – Cloudy with an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. High near 83. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming westerly during the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Tuesday – Mostly sunny & breezy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. High near 79. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Wednesday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

HAEVEN HEGNER PEDERSEN, SR., 72, of Des Moines (Svcs. 07-01-2014)


June 28th, 2014 by Chris Parks

HAEVEN HEGNER PEDERSEN, SR., 72, of Des Moines died Friday, June 27th at home in Des Moines. Memorial services for HAEVEN HEGNER PEDERSEN, SR. will be held Tuesday, July 1st at 1:30pm in the Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut.  Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Avoca has the arrangements.

Burial will be in the Layton Township Cemetery in Walnut.


Wife: Cynthia (Sievers) Pedersen of Des Moines.

Sons: Tab Allen (Lori) Pedersen of Oakland.  Todd Micheal Pedersen of Essex. Haeven Hegner (Kristi) Pedersen, Jr. of Lincoln, NE.  Christopher Hegner Pedersen of Urbandale.

Daughter: Tamara Marie (Matthew, Sr.) Routh of Des Moines.

Brother: Louis (Rosemary) Pedersen, Jr. of Walnut.

13 Grandchildren

Several Great-Grandchildren