(Podcast) KJAN morning Sports report, 3/23/2015

Podcasts, Sports

March 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast w/Jim Field.

(Podcast) KJAN News & funeral report, 3/23/2015

News, Podcasts

March 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:05-a.m. Newscast w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast, Mon. March 23 2015

Podcasts, Weather

March 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis weather forecast, & weather info. for Atlantic.

BETTYE LYNN FUHS, 56, of Omaha (3-28-2015)

Obituaries

March 23rd, 2015 by Jim Field

BETTYE LYNN FUHS, 56, of Omaha, died Saturday, March 7th, at Creighton University Medical Center, in Omaha, Nebraska.  A Memorial service for BETTYE LYNN FUHS will be held on Saturday March 28th at 2:00 pm at Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.

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Visitation will be held on Saturday March 28th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Pauley-JonesFuneral Home.

There will be no burial.

Memorials can be made to the ASPCA.

BETTYE LYNN FUHS is survived by:

Daughter:  Emily Labenz, of Harlan

Son:  Jason Fuhs, of Des Moines

Brothers: Robert Brophy of Tampa, Florida and John (Toni) Coville of Monroe Township, Pennsylvania.

Sister: Laura (Ken) Breunig of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin

3 Grandchildren, other family members and friends.

COLLETTE K. YOUNG, 71, of Atlantic (3-24-2015)

Obituaries

March 23rd, 2015 by Jim Field

COLLETTE K. YOUNG, 71, of Atlantic died Monday, March 16th at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.  A Memorial Service for COLLETTE K. YOUNG will be held on Tuesday, March 24th at 2:00 pm at 1st Assembly of God Church in Atlantic.

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COLLETTE K. YOUNG is survived by:

Sisters:  Beverly Redler of Atlantic and Joan Schmidthuber of Henderson, Nevada

Brother:  Ronald Young of Lexington, Oklahoma

and many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

 

Louisville back to Sweet 16 with 66-53 victory over No Iowa

Sports

March 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

SEATTLE (AP) – Rick Pitino and Louisville are heading to the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight year. Terry Rozier scored 25 points Sunday night to lift the fourth-seeded Cards to a 66-53 victory over fifth-seeded Northern Iowa in the NCAA Tournament. Montrezl Harrell added 14 for Louisville (26-8), including a couple of game-sealing alley-oop jams on passes from Rozier. The Cardinals will play eighth-seeded North Carolina State on Friday in an East Region that is now missing the top two seeds.

The Cardinals packed it in against Northern Iowa’s top scorer, Seth Tuttle, holding him to 14 points and only seven shot attempts. The Panthers (31-4) were trying for their first trip to the second weekend since 2010, but it didn’t happen.  Instead, it’s Louisville now two wins away from its third Final Four since 2012.

MILDRED FRANCES ARKFELD, 92, of Panama (Svcs. 3/26/15)

Obituaries

March 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MILDRED FRANCES ARKFELD, 92, of Panama, died Sun., March 22nd, at Myrtue Medical Center, in Harlan. A Mass of Christian Burial service for MILDRED ARKFELD will be held 10:30-a.m. Thu., March 26th, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, in Panama. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation will be held at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Wed., March 25th, from 4-until 8-pm, with a Rosary at 7-p.m.

Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

MILDRED ARKFELD is survived by:

Her daughters – Janet (Ralph) Kwapiszeski, of Sun City West, AZ; Diane (Al) Vandenberg, of Council Bluffs; Lou (Bill) Dewhurst, of Scottsdale, AZ; Vivian (Mike) Cairney, of Earlville, IA, & Sandy Thompson (Mark Mesa), of Chandler, AZ.

Her sons – Ed (Shirley) Arkfeld, of Omaha; Richard (Mary Kay) Arkfeld, of Panama; Gene (Mary Ann) Arkfeld, of Colorado Springs, CO; Brian (Mary) Arkfeld, of Wesphalia, & Jayme (Shirley) Arkfeld, of Panama.

32 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.

MARGARET REIMER, 90, of Atlantic (Svcs. 3/27/15)

Obituaries

March 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

MARGARET REIMER, 90, of Atlantic, died Sun., March 22nd, at the Heritage House, in Atlantic. Memorial services for MARGARET REIMER will be held 10-a.m. Fri., March 27th, at the 1st United Presbyterian Church in Atlantic. Roland Funeral Service in Atlantic has the arrangements.

Visitation with the family is from 6:30-until 8:00-p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

Memorials may be directed to Cass Incorporated or the 1st United Presbyterian Church.

Burial will take place Friday morning in the Layton Township Cemetery at Walnut, prior to the Memorial service.

MARGARET REIMER is survived by:

Her husband – Marion Reimer, of Atlantic.

Her children – Randy, Renee and Russell.

NWS weather forecast for Cass & area Counties in IA, 3/23/15

Weather

March 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

EARLY THIS MORNING…PARTLY CLOUDY. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST  WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS BEFORE MIDNIGHT. LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT…THEN LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 30S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.

TUESDAY…BREEZY. RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN LIGHT RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 40S. EAST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THROUGH MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 60 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 40S.

 

Senate gun bill ‘still a work in progress’

News

March 23rd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The top Democrat at the statehouse says a wide-ranging bill that’s eligible for debate in the senate needs “additional work” before senators would consider making changes in the state’s gun laws. “There are people in law enforcement that have suggested they see some things that could be significant improvements in our current law.” That’s Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs. Gronstal says establishing a uniform license for permits to carry a concealed weapon seems most likely, along with a move to create a statewide database of permit holders.

“So that law enforcement in Pottawattamie County would know something from Scott County and would be able to make that uniform. Also, that if somebody was stopped, they could quickly ascertain whether or not that person did have a legal permit,” Gronstal says. “So I think there are some law enforcement people working on whether they can come up with some compromise on that piece of legislation, but all of that is a work in progress at the moment.”

Gronstal says another bill that would get rid of the state’s ban on “silencers” which suppress the sound of a gunshot likely could pass the Senate. The House — on March 10th — passed a bill that dealt with suppressors and concealed weapons permits as well as a collection of other gun-related issues. Critics are calling for senators to shelve that bill because one section of it would essentially do away with Iowa’s three-day waiting period for the purchase of a handgun. Gronstal isn’t addressing that specific concern, but he offers this:

“I think it’s unlikely we will consider the House bill.” Gronstal says senators are, instead, working on rewriting their own bill. Representative Matt Windschitl, a Republican from Missouri Valley, is a gun rights advocate who argues there’s no three-day waiting period in Iowa for the purchase of “long” guns, like rifles and shotguns, so there’s no reason to have it for handguns.

In 2010 the legislature made significant changes that made it easier for Iowans to acquire a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Thousands of Iowans applied for and got a permit, which lasts for five years. That means tens of thousands of those permits will come up for renewal in 2016 and Windschitl says legislators should at least take steps to make the renewal process smoother.

“And make sure the sheriffs were having the training requirements in the legislation they felt were necessary for public safety and, at the same time, making sure we weren’t being too stringent or restrictive on Iowans exercising their Second Amendment rights,” Windschitl says. Windschitl is a trained gunsmith who works for the Union Pacific Railroad AND for his family’s gun shop in Missouri Valley.

(Radio Iowa)