2 from Creston arrested in Adams County Tue. night

News

May 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Two people from Union County were arrested late Tuesday night in Adams County, following a traffic stop. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports a deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway 34 at around 11:50-p.m., Tuesday. During an investigation, it was determined the driver, Skylar Cook, of Creston, had no valid driver’s license. Cook was arrested for Driving While Suspended, and brought to the Adams County Jail, where he was held on a $566 cash bond.

A passenger in Cook’s vehicle, Katlyn Hughes, of Creston, was charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol (Under the age of 21), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

NWS Forecast for the KJAN listening area: Wed., May 21st 2014

Weather

May 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

345 AM CDT WED MAY 21 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL EARLY MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 50S. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE UPPER 50S.

SATURDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE MID 70S.

Cardinals baseball News

Sports

May 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright threw a one-hitter, facing one hitter over the minimum, and the St. Louis Cardinals ended an eight-game home run drought with long balls from Matt Adams and Jhonny Peralta in a 5-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Working on six days rest because of a rainout and day off, Wainwright retired the first 11 batters before Paul Goldschmidt doubled off the wall in center with two outs in the fourth.

Peralta hit his team-leading ninth of the season in the sixth and added one of the Cardinals’ five doubles for a second RBI against Bronson Arroyo. Arroyo had been 3-0 with an 0.39 ERA in May and hadn’t allowed a homer his last four starts. Arroyo gave up five runs in seven innings.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have activated reliever Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list. The 31-year-old Motte had elbow surgery last May and missed the entire season. He had 42 saves in 2012, tied for the National League lead. The right-hander was available for Tuesday night’s game against the Diamondbacks. He appeared in six games during a rehab with Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis and did not allow a run in 6 2-3 innings. Left-hander Sam Freeman was optioned to Memphis.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Home plate umpire Brian O’Nora left Arizona’s game at St. Louis after three innings due to illness, Tuesday night. The game resumed after a delay of about 11 minutes while Marvin Hudson, who had been at second base, put on equipment. The Cardinals led 2-0. Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was warming up before being notified, and then walked off the mound and from the dugout rolled the ball back to the mound. Last April, O’Nora was the plate umpire when he left a Phillies-Mets game in New York in the bottom of the first due to flu-like symptoms.

Chiefs sign Love, Cudjo in series of moves

Sports

May 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed defensive tackles Kyle Love and Jermelle Cudjo and placed defensive tackle Cory Grissom and linebacker Ridge Wilson on waivers in a series of roster moves Tuesday. The Chiefs also signed defensive lineman Kona Schwenke, a rookie free agent.

The 6-foot-1, 315-pound Love spent some time with the Chiefs last season, and has also played for New England and Jackson. The 6-2, 304-pound Cudjo spent his first four seasons with the Rams, starting four of the 38 games that he played.

Schwenke played collegiately at Notre Dame. The Chiefs begin a three-day rookie minicamp this weekend. They begin full-squad organized team activities next week.

Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., 5/21/2014

News

May 21st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

TREYNOR, Iowa (AP) — A teacher in western Iowa faces felony charges in connection to alleged inappropriate contact with former high school students. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office says 44-year-old Mike Travis turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning. Travis faces two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee.

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Officials say an Iowa State Penitentiary employee has been assaulted by a prison inmate. Prison officials say the assault occurred Monday morning after the employee directed some inmates to move away from a restricted area. One inmate began to argue with the staffer, which led to the alleged assault.

EARLY, Iowa (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has been accused of sending a threatening email to several students and a staff member at a middle school in northwest Iowa. The Sac County Sheriff’s Office says the boy sent the email May 12 to 16 students and one staff member at Ridge View Middle School in Early. Authorities say the email told recipients they had three days to live. Law enforcement officials removed the boy from school and he was taken into custody.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A West Des Moines teenager has been accused of setting a small fire inside a high school bathroom. Police say the 16-year-old boy set the fire Tuesday morning at Valley High School. The fire set off the sprinkler system, and no injuries were reported. The student was taken into custody.

Hail reports 5/20/14

Weather

May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here are some of the reports of hail that fell during storms the evening of Tue., May 20th 2014 (as compiled by the National Weather Service & scanner reports.)

8-p.m. Pea-to dime-sized hail near Highway 6 and 29th Street in Atlantic (Cass Co. 9-1-1 Director).

7:10-p.m. Golf ball-sized hail 3 miles North of Shelby (Law enforcement report)

4:48-p.m. Quarter-sized hail 4 miles Northeast of Audubon.

4:30-p.m. Penny-sized hail 5 miles southeast of Harlan.

4:25-p.m. Penny-sized hail 3 miles southeast of Shelby and 6 miles southwest of Grey.

There were also numerous reports of penny-to golf ball-sized hail falling Tuesday afternoon and evening in Central Iowa, including the communities of Ames, Woodward, Madrid and Slater. Those same storm  cells produce winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour.

 

Special Weather Statement: Cass County

Weather

May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CASS IA-ADAIR IA-
749 PM CDT TUE MAY 20 2014

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF SMALL HAIL...

AT 749 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER
ATLANTIC...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

DIME SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ATLANTIC...ANITA...LEWIS...MASSENA...CUMBERLAND...BRIDGEWATER...
MARNE...WIOTA...ATLANTIC MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...ANITA MUNICIPAL
AIRPORT...LAKE ANITA STATE PARK AND COLD SPRINGS STATE PARK.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM CDT
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR  IOWA.

Severe thunderstorm warning expires

Weather

May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

729 PM CDT TUE MAY 20 2014

…THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHERN SHELBY AND NORTHEASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 730 PM CDT…

THE STORM WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAS WEAKENED BELOW SEVERE LIMITS…AND NO LONGER POSES AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LIFE OR PROPERTY. THEREFORE THE WARNING WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE. HOWEVER GUSTY WINDS AND SMALL HAIL WILL STILL POSSIBLE WITH THIS THUNDERSTORM.

DORIS A. CHAMBERS, 90, of Fowler, CO (Svcs. 5/24/14)

Obituaries

May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DORIS A. CHAMBERS, 90, of Fowler, CO., died May 17th, at the Fowler Health Care Center. Funeral services for DORIS CHAMBERS will be held 11-am Sat., May 24th, at the Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 10-am to 11-am on Saturday.

Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery at Persia.

DORIS CHAMBERS is survived by:

Her sons – William “Bill” Chambers, of Manzanola, CO; Bob (Kelly) Chambers, of and Ben (Debbie) Chambers, all of Des Moines.

Her daughters – Janice (Ralph) Feese, of Roselle, IL; Janette McCulley, of Hudson, IA; Jean Jennings, of Woodridge, IL; and JoAnne (Pat) Bohl, of Humboldt, SD.

Her sisters – Juanita Johnsen, of Woodbine; Marilyn Bosworth, of San Marcos, CA., & LaVonne (Don) Griffith, of Webster City.

10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

LEE ROECKER, 84, of Harlan (Svcs. 5/23/14)

Obituaries

May 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

LEE ROECKER, 84, of Harlan, died Mon., May 19th, at the Elm Crest Assisted Living Facility. A Mass of Christian Burial service for LEE ROECKER will be held 11-a.m. Fri., May 23rd, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Harlan. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation at the funeral home is from 8am-to 9-pm on Thu., May 22nd, with a Rosary at 7-p.m.

Burial will be in he Harlan Cemetery.

LEE ROECKER is survived by:

Her sons – Greg (Denise Van DeBerg) Roecker, of Harlan; Todd (Jolene) Roecker, of Atlantic; Marc (Kim) Roecker, of Lebanon, MO., & Scott (Kathleen) Roecker, of Redondo Beach, CA.

Her sisters – Buelah Eblen, of Atlantic, & Alice Larsen, of Omaha.

Her brother – Bob Neiens, of Omaha.

11 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.