8AM Newscast 11-03-2013

News, Podcasts

December 3rd, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson


Surprise Treats (12-3-13)

Mom's Tips

December 3rd, 2013 by Jim Field

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 sticks margarine
  • 1 1/2 cup cottage cheese

Mix flour and margarine like pie crust.  Add cottage cheese.  Place in refrigerator overnight.  Divide into three parts.  Roll each into 10 inch circle.  Cut into 16 wedges.  Roll up from large side in.  Bake 20 minutes in 350 degree oven.  Frost with powdered sugar frosting.

(Jeannette Peters Maassen, Avoca, IA)

Date Balls (12-3-13)

Mom's Tips

December 3rd, 2013 by Jim Field

  • 1 stick margarine (or more, if needed)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces pitted dates
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup nuts
  • Powdered sugar

Cook 10 minutes until thick.  Remove from heat and add cereal and nuts.  Let cool, then form into balls and roll in powdered sugar.

(Carolyn Petersen, Breckenridge, MO)

Heartbeat Today 12-03-2013

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

December 3rd, 2013 by Chris Parks

Jim Field discusses some tips from ISU Extension about grandparents and relatives interactions with kids, including proper spoiling.



Trading Post

December 3rd, 2013 by Jim Field

FOR SALE:  Black walnut meats. $12 quart/lb. 712 343 2314 Avoca.

FOR SALE:  21″ color television with built in DVD player $20 ph. 243-2072.

FREE TO A GOOD HOME:  male beagle, 8 yrs old, tri-colored, good with kids.  Call 712-254-0166.

FOR SALE:  John Deere Front End Loader, Model 45.  Fits many vintage John Deere tractors.  Located near Exira, IA.  $375.00.  Call: 712-268-2184 or  712-304-4445.


 FOR SALE:  Fisher Price Aquarium Cradle Swing. Very nice condition, four new D batteries included. Near Exira, IA 50076. Possibly could deliver to Atlantic/Audubon area…….$40.00. Call: 712-268-2184 or 712-304-4445.  SOLD!

P1050679    P1050680

FOR SALE:  Oak 44 x 64 oval Tell City Table and 6 chairs. Table has 2 leaves 17 1/2” each Extends to 99” long. Top in Laminate. 6 solid oak chairs. $550.00 Please call 641-742-3327.


FOR SALE: Black powdercoat hitch off a 2009 Road King, everything included – ball & receiver $150 obo. 712-579-0009

FOR SALE: lots of knick knacks of roosters and dolphins, good shape $20 and up; entertainment center $400; custom made couch $300. 249-3001

FOR SALE: Walnut meats $12/quart. WANTED: chrome bumper for a 1993 Silverado. 243-3756 or 249-4005.

WANTED: Horse trailer or enclosed trailer; also looking for cheap transportation, prefer a truck, should drive and run good. 712-304-4262.

7AM Newscast 12-03-2013

News, Podcasts

December 3rd, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Ric Hanson


JOE LINDHOLM, 92, of Ames, a former Audubon businessman (12-5-13)


December 3rd, 2013 by Jim Field

JOE LINDHOLM, 92, of Ames (a former Audubon businessman) died Saturday, November 30th.  A Celebration of Life for JOE LINDHOLM will be held on Thursday, December 5th at 11:00 am at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Ames.  Adams Funeral Home in Ames has the arrangements.


There will be a family gathering to visit with the family on Wednesday Dec 4th from 2 to 4 pm at the Adams Funeral home in Ames.

A lunch will be held after the service in the Fellowship Hall.

Burial will be at 2:00 pm, at the Ames Municipal Cemetery.


AMU Board adopts resolutions approving power/water rate increases


December 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with Atlantic Municipal Utilities have approved resolutions adopting increased electric and water rate fees. The action came during the AMU Board of Trustee’s meeting Monday night. AMU General Manager Steve Tjepkes said during their meeting on Nov. 18th, the AMU Board tentatively approved the increases, and a public hearing was needed prior to final action being taken on putting the new rates into effect. Notices were published in the local paper explaining the rate change and reasons for it.

It’s the second consecutive year for rate increases from AMU.  Last year, electric rates went up 12-percent, and the water rate was increased 4-percent. The Board Monday approved a 5-percent across the board increase (residential and commercial) in electric rates. Tjepkes said the electric rate increase is due to EPA regulations for the coal-fired power plant in Council Bluffs, from which AMU receives additional energy. AMU’s cost related to the Council Bluffs plant improvements and EPA compliance will amount to $500-thousand next year, and about $1.2-million in 2015.

Tjepkes said there will also be a 5-percent across the board increase in water rates. The increase in Atlantic’s water rates he said, is driven by changes that require parts of the system to be lead-free, which entails the removal of some parts and replacement of those items with non-lead parts. Those costs are estimated at 30-to 35-thousand dollars.

There were no written or public comments during the meeting with regard to the increases.The Board’s action means the average household in Atlantic would see a One-dollar increase in their water bill each month, while the electric bill would increase two-to three-dollars per month. In other business, the AMU Board approved a resolution adopting their Calendar Year 2014 Budget.

Chiefs unlikely to have Houston back for Redskins


December 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs coach Andy Reid did not sound optimistic that he’ll have leading pass rusher Justin Houston back for next Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins. Houston dislocated his right elbow two weeks ago against San Diego and missed Sunday’s 35-28 loss to Denver, a game in which the Chiefs failed to sack quarterback Peyton Manning.  Reid said Monday it would be “quite a feat” if Houston could play in Washington.

Left tackle Branden Albert hyperextended his left knee against the Broncos, while tight end Anthony Fasano sustained a concussion. Reid did not say with any certainty whether either of them will be available against the Redskins.  Fasano missed four games earlier this season with an ankle injury.

NEIL DOUGLAS “DOUG” GRAY, 67, of Kimballton (Svcs. 12/7/13)


December 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

NEIL DOUGLAS “DOUG” GRAY, 67, of Kimballton, died Sun., Dec. 1st, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. Memorial services for DOUG GRAY will be held 1-p.m. Sat., Dec. 7th, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Harlan. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

There is no visitation.

DOUG GRAY is survived by:

His wife – Marilyn Gray, of Kimballton.

His daughters – Carman (Justin) Grove, of Holstein, & Julie Ann Gray, of Kimballton.

His Step sons – Doug (Linda) Jensen, of Kimballton, & Don (Kim) Jensen, of Galva.

3 grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren & several step great-grandchildren.