Elk Horn man arrested on alcohol-related charges


February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office reports a traffic stop in Kimballton Monday night resulted in an arrest. 21-year old Dylan Michael Jager, of Elk Horn, faces charges that include OWI, Careless Driving, and Speeding. Jager was taken into custody at around 9-p.m. Monday and brought to the Audubon County Jail. He was later released after appearing before a magistrate. A preliminary hearing in Jager’s case was set for March 7th.

Sac County man wanted for attempted murder: May be in the Carroll, Glidden or Humboldt areas


February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Sac County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted in connection with an allegedly intentional hit-and-run incident. Jeremy Allen Werneburg is wanted in Sac County for attempted murder. The charge steams from an incident on February 14, 2016 where Werneburg is alleged to have hit a Glidden man on purpose with his car.

Jeremy Werneburg

Jeremy Werneburg

Werneburg has connections in Humbolt, Carroll and the Ida Grove area. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Werneburg is asked to call 911 or the Sac County Sheriff’s Office at 712-662-7127. Werneburg should NOT be approched by the public.

Nominations being accepted for IA Conservation Farmer of the Year


February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged Iowans to nominate deserving farmers for the 2016 Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year Award. The award is given out each year to one statewide winner who is making outstanding contributions towards soil conservation and water quality. The award is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.

“The award recognizes a farmer who has gone above and beyond in their conservation efforts. It is important that we recognize the continuous voluntary improvements made by all Iowa farmers and help raise awareness about the efforts by farmers to conserve our valuable soil and protect water quality,” Northey said.

The statewide winner again this year will have free use of a John Deere 6D series utility tractor or its equivalent for up to 12 months (or up to 200 hours). The Van Wall Group and John Deere are providing the use of the tractor to the state winner.

To nominate a deserving farmer, the nominator needs to write a brief letter (100 words or less) and submit it to their local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office. Nominations must be submitted by June 5. Upon receipt of the nomination letter, the District will then help complete the full application.

The local SWCD will select one nomination to advance for consideration for the Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) Regional Conservation Award. The nine regional award winners will then be considered for the statewide Conservation Farmer of the Year award. Representatives from the Department, ISU Extension and Outreach, CDI, State Soil Conservation Committee, USDA NRCS and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation serve on the award selection committee.

Farmers, farm managers, Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs), agribusiness and financial professionals, ag organizations, and other interested Iowans are encouraged to nominate deserving farmers. The local SWCD office will have all the nomination details. A SWCD directory is available on the Department’s website at www.IowaAgriculture.gov under “Hot Topics.”

The winner will be honored August 30 at the Conservation Districts of Iowa Annual meeting in Altoona.

Food, Family and Fun Class Start Date Changes, Registration Still Open


February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Due to snow days, and related scheduling changes with Atlantic schools, the Food, Family and Fun cooking class will be moving it’s start date back a week. The first Atlantic class will now take place on Tuesday, February 23rd, from 6-8 PM. Spaces are still available, and organizers encourage anyone interested in cooking healthy, family-friendly meals on a budget to get registered!

Food, Family and Fun is a five session course, held once a month, where families will come together to have a little fun while learning how to cook and eat good food! Cass County ISU Extension and Boost 4 Families are excited to offer this program in Cass County. The program will utilize the Family and Consumer Science classrooms at the high school so participants can get hands-on practice in a kitchen environment. Open to any family interested in improving their skills in family meal-planning and preparation, this program is geared towards families with children aged 5-18.

At each monthly session, families will get together with class leaders to prepare healthy meals through hands-on cooking experience. Families will make TWO meals at each session- one to enjoy during the class, and a second meal to take home and freeze or eat later in the week. Families will also participate in activities on communication, teamwork, meal-planning, and health and nutrition.

A small fee of $10 per session applies for the first 4 sessions, and the final session is free! Scholarships for the full $40 are also available to ensure anyone can participate. For a family of 5 this costs less than $1 per meal! In addition, families completing at least 4 of the 5 classes will receive a kitchen “supply kit” full of kitchen essentials to put those new skills to use at home. To allow planning for food and materials, registrations are requested by Monday, February 22nd.

To register, or for more information on class content, dates, etc.- find a brochure and registration form on the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass, call the Cass County Extension office at 712-243-1132 or email xcass@iastate.edu.

Backyard and Beyond 02-16-2016

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

February 16th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Lavon Eblen speaks with Cass County Naturalist Lora Kanning about a chance to take a trip to see the Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska.



Trading Post

February 16th, 2016 by Stacie Linfor

FOR SALE: small square horse quality hay bales. Stored inside. $4 per bale Located near Hamlin. Call 268-5560 Ron Beymer.

WANTED: A nice treadmill. 712-304-4262.

Audubon School Board approves change in School Calendar


February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The Audubon Community School District’s Board of Education met Monday night at the High School. Superintendent Brett Gibbs told KJAN News the Board approved the Fiscal Year 2017 School Calendar, which has some changes from the way the semesters are run. Gibbs says the district will utilize a “Balanced Semester” next year, which means the first semester will end after the Christmas break instead of beforehand. Classes will resume afterward and wrap the semester most likely the first Friday afterward.

The 2016-17 School Year will begin August 23rd. Gibbs said also, because they’ve missed 5 days so far due to the weather, the current school year will end on June 2nd for students (except graduating Seniors – there is no change in the date for graduation), with the teachers’ last day being June 3rd.

In other business, the Audubon School Board received the Audubon Education Association’s initial bargaining proposal. The Association requested a 6-percent total package increase. The Board will come back and meet with the Association again within 10-days, to present its initial proposal.

After that, action depends on what the State Legislators do as far as State Aid is concerned. In other business, the Audubon School Board approved a quote from MUSCO lighting for the Softball Field lighting project. The project will come in at $57,000, which was about $20,000 less than expected. The Board he says, was happy with that.

The next step is getting a company lined-up to replace the fencing, and for some infield work to be done. Those projects aren’t expected to start until after this spring’s season games have wrapped-up, probably in July or August at the earliest. The project will be paid for using the District’s PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment Levy).

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 2/16/2016

News, Podcasts

February 16th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

More area and State news from KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.


Heartbeat Today 02-16-2016

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

February 16th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Jim Field speaks with Lee Schulz with ISU Extension about the upcoming Wallace Foundation meeting.


Weeknight Stroganoff (2-16-2016)

Mom's Tips

February 16th, 2016 by Jim Field

  • 1 medium onion, sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (14 oz) beef broth
  • 4 1/2 cups uncooked wide egg noodles (8 oz)
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 lb. cooked roast beef, cut into thin bite-sized strips
  • 1 container (8 oz) sour cream
  • 2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons), if desired
  1.  Spray 12″ skillet or 5 quart Dutch oven with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.  Add onion; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2.  Stir in water, broth, uncooked noodles, frozen peas and paprika.  Heat to boiling.  Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until noodles are desired doneness and liquid is almost absorbed.
  3.  Stir in beef and sour cream.  Cook 1 to 2 minutes longer, stirring, constantly, just until hot.  Sprinkle with green onions.