Glenwood man arrested for OWI & eluding


April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Glenwood report a man was arrested Tuesday, on an OWI charge. 49-year old Brian Courtier, of Glenwood, was arrested for OWI 1st Offense and Eluding. His bond was set at $2000 cash (or surety).

Injury accident in Harlan, Monday


April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Harlan say one person was transported to Myrtue Memorial Hospital following an accident Monday at 8th and Chatburn Streets. Officials say Bruce Heilesen, of Harlan, complained of head and neck pain, after his 1998 Honda collided with a 2000 Dodge. Heilesen was transported to the hospital by private vehicle.

Officials say the accident happened as Heilesen was traveling west on Chatburn Avenue, in the outside lane.  The Dodge, driven by Dorothy Lefeber, of Harlan, was traveling east on Chatburn and had stopped to turn north. Her view of Heilesen’s Honda was obstructed by a westbound truck traveling in the inside lane Chatburn. Heilsen’s vehicle made contact with the right front tire area of the Dodge during the collision.

Damage from the mishap amounted to $4,000.  No citations were issued.

Harlan P-D reports a drug-related, & other arrests


April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Police in Harlan, Saturday, arrested a man on drug charges, following a traffic stop. 43-year old Steven McDonald was taken to the Shelby County jail where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, prohibited acts penalties, and driving while barred.

Last Friday, Harlan Police arrested 58-year old Ronald Daeges, after officers investigated a report of a person urinating on a tree.  When officers arrived they found Daeges unconscious on the ground.  Daeges was taken to Myrtue Medical Center.  Once he was cleared by the hospital staff, Daeges was taken to the Shelby County jail where he was charged with intoxication in public.

And, there were two arrests last Thursday (April 14th), in Harlan. 49-year old Timothy Turner, of Harlan, was taken into custody when officers responded to a report of man who had wrecked his bicycle and was having difficulty getting up.  Turner was taken to the Shelby County jail where he was charged with intoxication in public. And, 52-year old Karla Frohwein-Leinen, of Harlan, was arrested after officers were called to a disturbance at the Lincoln Pines apartments.  Frohwein-Leinen was taken to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with trespassing.

Clarinda P.D. Executes Drug Arrest Sweep Tuesday evening


April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers reports his officers Tuesday evening served three arrests warrants that were issued following a drug investigation conducted jointly by the Iowa Division  of Narcotics Enforcement, the Page County Sheriff’s Department and the Clarinda Police Department. The investigation involved the alleged felony distribution of marijuana.

Taken into custody was 19-year old Dylann James Everett, 21-year old Skyler William Shane,  and 22-year old Brandon James Sweet, all of Clarinda. All three individuals were booked into the Page County Jail and later released from custody after posting bond in the amount of $5,000 each, pending further action in Page County District Court.

All information has been forwarded to the office of Page County Attorney Carl M. Sonksen for the consideration of formal charges.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 4/20/2016

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April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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


High School Track Scoreboard Tuesday 4/19/2016


April 20th, 2016 by Chris Parks

Lewis Central Co-Ed Invitational


  1. Glenwood 168
  2. CB Abraham Lincoln 109
  3. Sioux City East 97
  4. CB Thomas Jefferson 72.2
  5. Harlan 66.5

Glenwood picked up wins from Olivia Scarborough in the 100m Hurdles, Miranda Ruth in the 400m Hurdles, Linnea Konfrst in the Shot Put and Discus.  Glenwood also won the Shuttle Hurdle Relay and 4x800m Relay.

Atlantic picked up a win from Tiffany Williams in the 1500m.


  1. Lewis Central 113
  2. Atlantic 101.5
  3. CB Thomas Jefferson 77
  4. Glenwood 77
  5. Harlan 74.5

Lewis Central picked up wins in the Long Jump by Alec Mass and the 4x100m Relay.

Atlantic had wins in the High Jump by Alec Hayes and Jaxon Eden in the 1600m.

Full results from the boys and girls portion of the meet Lewis Central Co-Ed Track and Field Meet 2016 results

CAM Co-Ed Meet at Atlantic


  1. Sidney 162
  2. Exira-EHK 82
  3. CAM 71
  4. Paton-Churdan 52
  5. Iowa Christian Academy 33
  6. Adair-Casey 27
  7. Atlantic JV 22
  8. Grand View Christian 18
  9. Orient-Macksburg 6

Sidney won 11 events on their way to the team title.

Exira-EHK won the Distance Medley and Emily Copic won the 1500m and 3000m Runs.

CAM got a win in the 4x400m Relay and Lindsey Dinkla won the 400m Hurdles for the Cougars.

Full results here.


  1. Woodbine 159
  2. Exira-EHK 92
  3. CAM 65
  4. Atlantic JV 52
  5. Adair-Casey 51
  6. Grand View Christian 45
  7. Iowa Christian Academy 26
  8. Paton-Churdan 25
  9. Orient-Macksburg 5

Exira-EHK took wins: Brady Hansen in the Long Jump and Martin Olson in the Shot Put.

Adair-Casey had Cale Billheimer win the 1600m and 3200m.  CAM’s Thomas Hensley won the 800m

The Atlantic JV won the 4x200m, 4x800m, and Distance Medley.

Full results here.

Treynor Cardette Relays

  1. Treynor 143.5
  2. Shenandoah 87
  3. Logan-Magnolia 85
  4. Missouri Valley 62
  5. Underwood 54
  6. Woodbine 48
  7. Essex 47
  8. Tri-Center 45
  9. Fremont-Mills 32
  10. AHSTW 27
  11. East Mills 24
  12. Riverside 19.5
  13. Red Oak 19
  14. Griswold 18
  15. Audubon 17
  16. West Harrison 10

Treynor won the 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m, Sprint Medley and Distance Medley on the way to the title at their home meet.

Audubon’s Sidney Obermeier won the Long Jump for the Wheelers lone win.

Full results here.

Red Oak Boys Invitational

  1. Shenandoah 203
  2. Mount Ayr 112
  3. Clarinda 107
  4. Riverside 69
  5. Red Oak 58

Shenandoah had 10 wins on the night en route to the team title.  Austin Fichter won the Shot Put and Discus for the Mustangs. Jake Cerven won the 100m, Logan Roberts took the 200m, Alec Grebert won the 110m Hurdles, Nick Stanley won the 3200m, Tyler Hoyt won the High Jump, and Austyn Wittrock won the long jump.

Riverside got a win from Tim Brink in the 1600m.

Full results here.

Bob Weber Relays at Hamburg

  1. Nishnabotna 124
  2. Fremont-Mills 118
  3. East Mills 77
  4. Stanton 68.5
  5. Sidney 57
  6. Essex 57
  7. Clarinda Academy 31.5
  8. Iowa School for the Deaf 14
  9. Heartland Christian 8

Chad Blank won the 100m and the Long Jump for the Blue Devils to help them win their home meet. The Blue Devils won the 4x200m, 4x400m, and Distance Medley Relays.  Josh Haning won the 400m, Stephen McGee won the 800m, and Adam Thompson won the 3200m.

Full results here.

West Monona Boys Spartan Relays

  1. Sargent Bluff-Luton 165
  2. Lawton-Bronson 99
  3. Logan Magnolia 93
  4. Boyer Valley 64
  5. Missouri Valley 56
  6. Whiting 39
  7. West Harrison 25
  8. West Monona 10
  9. Westwood 8
  10. Charter Oak-Ute 1

Full results West Monona Spartan Relays 2016.

Dallas Center-Grimes Fillie Invitational

  1. Dallas Center-Grimes 147
  2. Carlisle 119.5
  3. Norwalk 104
  4. Creston 99
  5. ADM 88
  6. Grinnell 49
  7. Earlham 49
  8. Ballard 38.5
  9. Nevada 26
  10. Saydel 19

Creston had wins from Amber Castillo in the 100m Hurdles and Hannah Hood in the Shot Put.

Full results here.

Ballard Classic Boys Relays

  1. Dallas Center-Grimes 141
  2. Gilbert 123
  3. Carlisle 114
  4. Ballard 94
  5. ADM 54
  6. Creston 29

Creston’s Trevor Downing finished 2nd in the Shot Put.

Full results Ballard Classic Boys Relays 2016

I-35 Boys Invitational

  1. Des Moines North 155
  2. Lenox 75
  3. Nodaway Valley 75
  4. Clarke 70
  5. I-35 65
  6. Central Decatur 47
  7. Southeast Warren 31
  8. Martensdale St Marys 22
  9. East Union 17

Jared Corder of Nodaway Valley won the 800m and the Wolverines won the 4x800m Relay.  Lenox’s Spencer Brown won the Shot Put and Discus.

Full results here.

Cass County Extension Report 4-20-2016

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April 20th, 2016 by Jim Field

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(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 4/20/2016

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April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

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Final defendant sentenced in death of Council Bluffs man


April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – The last of three defendants has been sentenced in the death of a Council Bluffs man. On Tuesday 23-year-old Christopher King, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was given five years in prison. He’d pleaded guilty to theft after prosecutors lowered the charge.

Iowa authorities say King, Caine Petersen and Sarael Duncan robbed 20-year-old Jacob Combs of marijuana on Aug. 15 last year in Council Bluffs. Authorities say Combs jumped onto Petersen’s vehicle as the three men fled but then fell or was thrown, suffering head injuries. Combs died in a hospital later that day.

Petersen, of Council Bluffs, and Duncan, of Omaha, Nebraska, were given 10 years in prison after making their plea deals.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & funeral report, 4/20/2016

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April 20th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

The area’s top news at 7:06-a.m., w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson