(Podcast) 7:07-a.m. News & funeral report, 9/16/14

News, Podcasts

September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

With KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast: Tue., Sept. 16 2014

Podcasts, Weather

September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, and weather information for Atlantic.

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Red Oak Cross Country Results

Sports

September 16th, 2014 by Jim Field

Harlan won both the boys and girls titles at the Red Oak Cross Country meet on Monday.

On the girls side, Harlan had 47 points to narrowly defeat Griswold with 49.  Atlantic placed third with 75 points.  Alyx Flippin of Griswold was the champion with Tiffany Williams of Atlantic placing second.

The Harlan boys scored 19 points to dominate the meet.  Red oak with 59 was second and Atlantic was third with 68 points.  Michael Sciranko of Harlan was the champion.  Atlantic’s Phoenix Shadden placed 9th and Ryan Hawkins was 11th.

See the full meet results by clicking the links below:

ROHS XC Girls Varsity 2014

ROHS XC Boys Varsity 2014

ROHS XC Girls JV 2014

ROHS XC Boys JV 2014

RO XC Invite Middle School 2014

Looking toward retirement, Atlantic Parks & Rec Director asks for successor plan

News

September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Saying that it’s getting near the time for him to retire and enjoy other activities in life, especially spending time with his grandchildren, Atlantic Parks and Recreation Director Roger Herring, Monday, told the Parks and Rec. Board that it’s time to start looking for someone to succeed him. He said “As I look down the road…I’m proud of all the things we’ve accomplished, yet there’s more to do…when I took this position, I committed to five-years…I will fulfill my five-years, but…I’m not getting any younger and there’s things I want to do.”

Herring has a little less than two-year remaining on his five-year commitment. He’s spoken with Atlantic Mayor Dave Jones and City Administrator Doug Harris, about the possibility of hiring a full-time assistant to work alongside him and learn the ropes. Herring says the assistant would learn the Operations aspect of the department, which would allow Herring to work on other, important aspects of the job, such as grant-writing.

Herring said he has a person in mind for the position, but it would be premature to announce anything at this time. He said he would like to have someone in-place later this winter or early next spring. The person hired would be responsible for some of the labor intensive parts of the job, as well as learning the administrative aspects.

Mayor Jones said he backs Herring’s request for an assistant. He said he’ll meet next week with the City’s Personnel and Finance Committee to discuss funding for the position.

2 arrested for Public Intox. Monday, in Red Oak

News

September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Two Red Oak residents were arrested late Monday night on alcohol-related charges. According to Red Oak Police, 21-year old Dalton Paul Valentin was arrested at around 11:45-p.m., while 53-year old Kathy Leona Palmquist, was arrested at around 11:30-p.m. Both were charged with Public Intoxication and brought to the Montgomery County Jail, where their bonds were set at $300 each.

Pickup hits cow in Montgomery Co. Mon. night

News

September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A cow was put down after suffering multiple injuries when it was hit by a pickup truck Monday evening, in Montgomery County. Sheriff’s officials say Jacob R. Lindgren was traveling north on M Avenue just after 9-p.m., when the 1999 Ford F-250 he was driving topped a hill about a half-mile south of 250th Street, and collided with the cow, which was in the middle of the road. Lindgren saw the animal and tried to stop, but was unable to do so in-time.

The cow’s owner, Andy Larson, confirmed the animal was his, and that there had been an issue with a fence on his property that he thought had been repaired to keep his animals confined to the pasture.

The pickup, registered to Mark V. Lindgren, sustained $4,000 damage. The cow was valued at $2,300. No citations were issued.

Hit and run driver cited in Red Oak

News

September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The driver of a speeding car that struck another vehicle Monday afternoon in Red Oak, was later cited for Operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license. According to Red Oak Police, the accident happened at around 3:38-p.m. at the corner of 5th and Elm Streets in Red Oak.

An investigation determined a 1996 Plymouth Neon driven by Wilmer Altuzar Ramos, of Red Oak, was traveling east on Elm Street and collided with a southbound 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Sheryl Lynne Franzen, of Red Oak. Franzen told officers the other vehicle had been speeding through the intersection when it hit her car.

After the collision, the Neon spun around and was facing westbound. Witnesses told police they saw four Hispanic males in the vehicle. At least two of them switched seats and a new driver took control before the vehicle took off. The car was later located at 108 W. Walnut Street.

The persons in the vehicle admitted to police they had switched drivers after the accident. Both of the individuals received citations for Driving without a license. Damage from the crash amounted to more than $11,000.  No injuries were reported.

LORENA (Renie) B. RIESGAARD, 54, & RONNIE E. RIESGAARD, 61, both of Exira (Svcs. 9/18/14)

Obituaries

September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

LORENA (Renie) B. RIESGAARD, 54, & RONNIE E. RIESGAARD, 61, both of Exira, died Sept. 8th  and Sept. 12th, respectively, at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. Joint funeral services for LORENA & RONNIE RIESGAARD will be held 10:30-a.m. Thu., Sept. 18th, at the Exira Christian Church. Kessler Funeral Home in Exira has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home, where the family visitation begins 5-p.m. Wednesday (9/17).

Burial will be in the Exira Cemetery.

LORENA & RONNIE RIESGAARD are survived by:

Their sons – Willie & wife Krystal Riesgaard, of Chaska, MN., and Jacob & wife Allison Riesgaard, of Bonaire, GA.

Lorena is also survived by: brothers and sisters: Larry (Darlene) Johnston, of Audubon; Gary (Kathy) Johnston, and John  (Judy) Johnston, all of Green Valley, AZ; Beckey (John) Shaw, of Winterset; Shirley Jensen, of Des Moines, Kay (Jim) Kjergaard, of Kimballton; Jim (Mary) Johnston, of Silver City, and Richard (Tracy) Johnston, of Exira.

Ronnie is also survived by:

His mother – Madonna Riesgaard, of Exira.

His brothers – Gary (Rebecca) Riegaard, of Brayton; Craig (Susan) Riesgaard, and Jerry (Colleen) Riesgaard, all of Exira.

The couple has 6 grandchildren. They are also survived by their respective in-laws, other relatives, and friends.

NWS/KJAN listening area forecast: Tue., 9/16/14

Weather

September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

4:00 AM CDT TUE SEP 16 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLEAR…COLDER. PATCHY FOG. LIGHT WIND.

TODAY…SUNNY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. WARMER. LOW IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND AROUND 5 MPH.

WEDNESDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. HIGH IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE LOWER 60S.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S.

Area Volleyball Scores from Mon., 9/15/14

Sports

September 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

  • (3-1) Clarinda 23-25-25-27, Atlantic 25-23-5-25
  • (3-0) Earlham 25-27-26, Nodaway Valley 12-25-24
  • (3-0) East Mills 25-25-25, Clarinda Academy 3-7-7
  • (2-0) Mount Ayr 26-25, Pleasantville 24-21
  • (2-1) Mount Ayr 27-24-16, Interstate 35 25-26-14
  • (2-0) Nishnabotna 25-25, Rock Port 16-18
  • (3-0) Tri-Center 25-25-25, Logan-Magnolia 10-20-9
  • (3-2) Glidden-Ralston 22-23-25-25-15, Paton-Churdan 25-25-15-20-8