Drake coasts to 78-43 win over Missouri State

Sports

February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gary Ricks Jr. sank six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points to help propel Drake to a 78-43 win over Missouri State on Sunday. Reed Timmer added 17 points while pulling down seven rebounds, Jacob Enevold Jensen and Chris Caird added 10 points apiece as Drake (9-19, 6-10 Missouri Valley Conference) shot 51.8 percent from the floor, including 13 of 21 from 3-point range, to snap a two-game skid.

The Bulldogs broke it open with a 19-2 run in the first half that included 3-pointers from Timmer and Caird and the margin never fell below double figures the rest of the way. Leading 35-14 at the break, Drake continued to pull away in the second half. Chris Kendrix scored 13 points and Camyn Boone had 12 and 10 rebounds for Missouri State (10-18, 4-12), which was held to 28.1 percent shooting, including just 3 of 19 from long range.

Wind Chill Advisory midnight Sun. until 10-a.m. Mon.

Weather

February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: GUTHRIE-DALLAS-ADAIR-MADISON- ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM CST MONDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…WIND CHILLS WILL BE IN THE TEENS BELOW ZERO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...FROST BITE CAN DEVELOP WITHIN 30 MINUTES IF SKIN IS EXPOSED AND HYPOTHERMIA MAY OCCUR IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

TERESA JANSEN-BENNING, 61, of Avoca (Svcs. 2/25/15)

Obituaries

February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

TERESA JANSEN-BENNING, 61, of Avoca, died Sat., Feb. 21st, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital, in Atlantic. Funeral services for TERESA JANSEN-BENNING will be held 10:30-a.m. Wed., Feb. 25th, at the Ohde Funeral Home, in Manning.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-until 8-pm on Tue., (2/24), and from 9:30-a.m. Wed., until the time of service at 10:30.

Burial will be in the Iowa Township Cemetery near Aspinwall.

TERESA JANSEN-BENNING is survived by:

Her son – Matthew (Lindsey) Benning, of Atlantic.

Her daughters – Jennifer (Paul) Muhlbauer, of Manilla, and Tatum (Derek) Knop, of Avoca.

Her brothers – Tom (Carol) Jansen, of Hurst, TX; Ted (Ronda) Jansen, of Aspinwall; & Tim (Jodie) Jansen, of Carroll.

Her sisters – Tam (Bob) Merriman, of Manning, & Terri (Bruce) Mohr, of Ute.

and 8 grandchildren.

Lawsuit over planned sports complex reaches trial

Sports

February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The trial over plans to develop a sports complex at the “Field of Dreams” movie site in eastern Iowa is underway. Neighboring landowners filed the lawsuit to challenge the way city officials decided to rezone the area around the site for commercial use. The trial began last Monday and was expected to last seven days.

Opponents of the All-Star Ballpark Heaven project worry about the increased traffic and noise that would accompany the planned complex of youth sports fields. The opponents say the city of Dyersville failed to consider the project’s negative impact on neighbors and didn’t follow proper procedure for the 2012 zoning decision. But Dyersville attorney Doug Henry says the city council didn’t do anything wrong.

Drug bust Fri. night nets 6 arrests in Villisca

News

February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A drug bust Friday evening in Villisca culminated in the arrest of six people. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, a five-month long investigation into narcotics activity resulted in the execution at around 5:30-p.m., of a search warrant at 129 north 4th Avenue, in Villisca. The search warrant resulted in the discover of about 127 grams of marijuana, more than $2,200 in US currency, numerous items of drug packaging material, a 9-millimeter handgun, and around 600 rounds of ammunition. Those items were taken into evidence and and those in the home arrested.

Among those arrested was: 19-year-old Jeffery Steven Whitt of Villisca, who was charged with 3 counts of delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and drug tax stamp violation. 20-year-old Jesse Leroy Barger of Villisca was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, drug tax stamp violation, child endangerment, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Barger was also wanted on a Pottawattamie County warrant for contempt of court associated with a 3rd degree burglary charge

24-year-old Andrew Jackson Rice, 27-year-old Brandon Scott Johnson, and 27-year-old Lacey Faye Dorris, all of Villisca, were all charged with child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  26-year-old Joseph Dean White, of Villisca, who was also charged with child endangerment, faces an additional possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

Each of the suspects were being held in the Montgomery County Jail, pending an appearance before a magistrate. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office was assisted by the Adams County Sheriff’s office, Page County Sheriff’s office and the Red Oak Police Department.

2 dead in Warren County motorcycle crash

News

February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Two people died following a motorcycle crash Saturday evening, in Warren County. The Iowa State Patrol said the crash happened on Highway 28, at around 5:15-p.m., when the driver of a 2005 Harley Davidson cycle lost control on a curve and hit a cable barrier south of the Highway 5 bypass. Friends and family members told WHO-TV the victims were Jon “Dutch” Richeson and Lanette LeCroy, of Des Moines.

Authorities said both riders were transported to Mercy Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead.

Central IA man arrested after chase and stand-off with police

News

February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

A man from central Iowa faces multiple charges in connection with a police chase and standoff incident Saturday. KCCI TV reports 52-year old Monte Allen Stuart, of Des Moines, was arrested on charges that included assault with a dangerous weapon, eluding police, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said Stuart was first pulled over about 1:15 p.m. Saturday in Windsor Heights, during a routine traffic stop. The man took off in his SUV and later stopped in the 1800 block of 55th Street, where police say he displayed a handgun and a rifle

Video from the scene showed Stuart had a rifle on the hood of his Ford Bronco before he got into a vehicle with the rifle and drove around a police barricade. Police say he again got out of his SUV in the 2500 block of 51st Street and showed a handgun and rifle to authorities.

Stuart eluded police until his vehicle spun out near Euclid Avenue and Beaver Avenue. He was taken into custody following the incident, which lasted about 45-minutes. Stuart is currently in the Polk County Jail.

DR. JOHN WERESH, 84, of Atlantic (Svcs. 2/25/15)

Obituaries

February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DR. JOHN WERESH, 84, of Atlantic, died Sat., Feb. 21st, at home. Funeral services for DR. JOHN WERESH will be held 10:30-a.m. Wed., Feb. 25th, at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, in Atlantic. Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Atlantic, has the arrangements.

Visitation with his family will be held from 4-until 6-pm Tue., Feb. 24th, at the funeral home, where a Prayer service begins at 5-pm., Tuesday.

Burial will be in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, in Atlantic.

Memorials will be designated to the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center for the new flooring project.

DR. JOHN WERESH is survived by:

His wife – Mary, of Atlantic.

His sons – John Weresh, of Seattle, WA., & Dr. Matthew (Melissa) Weresh, of Clive, IA.

His daughters – Joan (Curtis) Brock, of Urbandale, IA., & Ann (Troy) Cormican, of Paris, KY.

His sister – Ann (John) Marino, of Plano, TX.

11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

DELORES SIMPSON, 78, of Coon Rapids (Svcs. 2/24/15)

Obituaries

February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DELORES SIMPSON, 78, of Coon Rapids, died Fri., Feb 20th, at St. Anthony Hospital, in Carroll. A Mass of Christian Burial service for DELORES SIMPSON will be held 11-a.m. Tue., Feb. 24th, at St. Patrick’s Church, in Bayard. Ohde Funeral Home in Coon Rapids has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home in Monday (2/23), from 4-until 6-pm, with a Vigil service at 6-p.m. Visitation will resume 10-a.m. Tues., at St. Patrick’s Church in Bayard (Prior to the service).

Burial will be at the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Madison, Mo.

DELORES SIMPSON is survived by:

Her son – David Southern, of Hazard, KY.

Her daughters – Julie Cooper, of Ogden, IL., & Kimberly McAlister, of Coon Rapids.

Her brothers – Michael McCann, Donald McCann, and Mark McCann.

6 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

M. JEANIE CHRISTENSEN, 80, of Harlan (Svcs. 2/24/15)

Obituaries

February 22nd, 2015 by Ric Hanson

M. JEANIE CHRISTENSEN, 80, of Harlan, died Fri., Feb. 20th, at Myrtue Medical Center, in Harlan. Funeral services for JEANIE CHRISTENSEN will be held 10:30-a.m. Tue., Feb. 24th, at the 1st Baptist Church in Harlan. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Mon. (2/23), from 5-until 8-pm, with the family greeting friends from 6-to 8-pm.

Burial will be in the Harlan Cemetery.

JEANIE CHRISTENSEN is survived by:

Her husband – Donald Christensen, of Harlan.

Her son – Jeffrey (Kerri) Christensen, of Schuyler, NE.

Her daughter – Jennifer (Jerry) Christensen, of Castle Rock, CO.

5 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.