Give Back Iowa Challenge April 14-May 31


April 14th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Today (Tuesday) is the start of the seven-and-a-half week long “Give Back Iowa Challenge.” Leah Rodenberg, of Alliant Energy, is co-chair of the effort, which is designed to get Iowa business owners to encourage their employees to volunteer.
“Participating in the Give Back Iowa Challenge will be a chance for your company to see the positive effect volunteering has on your employees, company and the community,” she says.

Angela Ten Clay of Wellmark Blue Cross-Blue Shield is the other co-chair. “At Wellmark, we understand the impact volunteering has on employee wellness and we hope other companies will join us in participating in the challenge to boost both Iowa’s goals to be the healthiest state and a leader in volunteerism,” Ten Clay says.

Companies can sign up for the challenge online at volunteer-Iowa-dot-org ( The challenge starts today (April 14th) and ends May 31st. Businesses that wind up with the highest average of volunteer hours per employee will get a congratulatory visit from the governor or lieutenant governor. Iowa currently ranks sixth among the states for the number of volunteer hours per resident.

(Radio Iowa)

Shrimp Boats (4-14-2015)

Mom's Tips

April 14th, 2015 by Jim Field

  • 12 medium baking potatoes
  • 3 small cans shrimp
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1 1/2 cup light cream
  • Paprika

Bake potatoes at 325 degrees until well done.  Cut baked potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out potatoes.  Put in bowl for mixing (use electric mixer).  Add butter, cream, salt, pepper, onion and cheese.  Whip, then mix in chopped shrimp with a fork.  Refill the potato skins.  Sprinkle with paprika.  Heat at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

(Gail Norden)

A Dangerous Deal: Car Seats at Iowa Garage Sales


April 14th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa – With the start of garage sale season, a reminder that there may be appealing deals for products like car seats, but buying used seats could also be dangerous. Kristel Wetjen, pediatric trauma nurse coordinator at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, says it’s recommended people do not buy car seats at garage sales because their history is unknown, such as whether they’ve been involved in a crash.

“Once a car seat has been in a crash, there’s been extra stress put on that plastic and the webbing for the harnesses,” she says. “When you buy a car seat at a garage sale you have no idea if that seat has already been exposed to that, therefore making it less safe for your child in your car.”

Wetjen says some car seats being sold at garage sales could also have missing or broken parts, or may have been subject to a recall in the past. While Wetjen says you shouldn’t buy a child safety seat at a yard sale, she says it is vital for parents to have car seats for kids, as they can greatly reduce the risk of injury or death.

“Somebody being restrained in a car seat can reduce the risk of injury by 80 to 90 percent, based upon how they’re restrained,” she says. “The biggest new change from the American Academy of Pediatrics is to keep children rear-facing longer than forward-facing. That reduces the risk of injury by 500 percent.”

Wetjen also stresses the importance of proper installation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 75 percent of children are riding in car safety seats that aren’t properly installed or don’t fit correctly.

(Iowa News Service)

Heartbeat Today 04-14-2015

Heartbeat Today, Podcasts

April 14th, 2015 by Chris Parks

Jim Field speaks with Bob Everhart, Operator of the Oak Tree Opry in Anita, about their upcoming season.

(Podcast) KJAN Sports report, 4/14/2015

Podcasts, Sports

April 14th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

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

(Podcast) KJAN News & funeral report, 04/14/2015

News, Podcasts

April 14th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The 7:07-a.m. report w/KJAN News Director Ric Hanson

(Podcast) Skyscan Weather forecast, 4/14/2015

Podcasts, Weather

April 14th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast for the KJAN listening area and weather info. for Atlantic.

Monday Track Results


April 14th, 2015 by Jim Field

Glenwood Ram Relays
1. Glenwood 171
2. Shenandoah 107
3. Clarinda 101
4. Fremont-Mills 72
5. Nishnabotna 50.5
6. Southwest Valley 43
7. Griswold 37.5
8. Red Oak 36
9. East Mills 31
10. Bedford 16
11. Lenox 13
12. Sidney 11
13. Essex 10
14. South Page 2

1st Place :
100 – James Fuller, Glenwood
200 – Carter Von Essen, Glenwood
400 – Jacob Carlson, Clarinda
800 – Joe Blake, Shenandoah
1600 – Josh Haning, Nishnabotna
3200 – Josh Sunberg, Red Oak
110 Hurdles – Dane Kruse, Glenwood
400 Hurdles – Caleb Petersen, Glenwood
4 x 100 – Glenwood
4 x 200 – Glenwood
4 x 400 – Glenwood
4 x 800 – Glenwood
Shuttle Hurdle – Glenwood
Distance Medley – Shenandoah
Discus – Austin Fichter, Shenandoah
Long Jump – Jett Kettwick, Clarinda
Shot Put – Jared DeVoe, Clarinda
High Jump – Colt Scott, Bedford

Lady Panther Relays @ Creston
Class A
1. Creston 126
2. Shenandoah 119
3. Clarinda 82
4. Atlantic 56
5. Clarke 35
5. Interstate 35 35

1st Place:
100 – Jaedra Moses, Clarinda
200 – Jaedra Moses, Clarinda
400 – Serena Parker, Shenandoah
800 – Natalie Mostek, Creston
1500 – Maria Mostek, Creston
3000 – Tiffany Williams, Atlantic
100 Hurdles – Bailey Zimmerman, Clarinda
400 Hurdles – Sydney Nielsen, Shenandoah
4×100 – Clarinda
4×200 – Clarinda
4×400 – Creston
4×800 – Creston
Sprint Medley – Creston
Distance Medley – Creston
High Jump – Breanna Wallace, Creston
Discus – Serena Parker, Shenandoah
Shot Put – Serena Parker, Shenandoah
Long Jump – Sydney Nielsen, Shenandoah

Class B
1. Mount Ayr 79
2. Lenox 73
3. Guthrie Center 64
4. Martensdale-St. Mary’s 56
5. Stanton 43

1st Place:
100 – Rachel Rumelhart, Guthrie Center
200 – Aurora Arevalo, Lenox
400 – Sydney Danker, Guthrie Center
800 – Katie Dukes, Lenox
1500 – Maddie Lohrmann, Diagonal
3000 – Nicole Graham, Stanton
100 Hurdles – Rachel Rumelhart, Guthrie Center
400 Hurdles – Sydney Danker, Guthrie Center
4×100 – Guthrie Center
4×200 – Mount Ayr
4×400 – Mount Ayr
4×800 – Mount Ayr
Sprint Medley – Lenox
Distance Medley – Lenox
Shuttle Hurdle – Stanton
Discus – Katie Holmes, Mount Ayr
Long Jump – Katie Dukes, Lenox
Shot Put – Aurora Arevalo, Lenox

Tri-Center Trojan Invitational
1. Missouri Valley 88
2. St. Albert 77.3
3. Thomas Jefferson 60
4. Underwood 52.3
5. Tri-Center 52
6. A-H-S-T-W 50
7. Treynor 46.3
8. West Harrison 46
9. Adair-Casey 40
10. Clarinda Academy 21
11. Westwood 15
12. Riverside 10

1st Place:
100 – Emmitt Wheatley, Adair-Casey
200 – Emmitt Wheatley, Adair-Casey
400 – Nick Schnitker, Tri-Center
800 – Drew Pauley, Missouri Valley
1600 – Eldon Warner, Thoms Jefferson
3200 – Max Ross, St. Albert
100 Hurdles – Justin Miller, Missouri Valley
400 Hurdles – Nick Pedersen, Underwood
4 x 100 – Missouri Valley
4 x 200 – Thomas Jefferson
4 x 400 – St. Albert
4 x 800 – Tri-Center
Shuttle Hurdles – Underwood
Distance Medley – Thomas Jefferson
Shot Put – Jackson Scott-Brown, St. Albert
Discus – Jackson Scott-Brown, St. Albert
High Jump – Lee Whyte, A-H-S-T-W
Long Jump – Brett Daley, Treynor

Carroll Coed Relays
1. Greene County 177
2. Maple Valley 99
3. IKM-Manning 87
4. Perry 65
5. Audubon 54
5. Carroll 54
7. Woodward-Granger 52

1st Place:
100 – Abby Musser, W-G
200 – Olivia Hansen, GC
400 – Emma Olejniczak, Perry
800 – Emalee Fundermann, MV
1500 – Payton Sporrer, IKM-M
3000 – Grace Stewart, Perry
100 Hurdles – Eme Johnson, GC
400 Hurdles – Abby Musser, W-G
4 x 100 – Greene County
4 x 200 – Greene County
4 x 400 – Maple Valley
4 x 800 – IKM-Manning
Sprint Medley – Greene County
Distance Medley – Maple Valley
Shuttle Hurdle – Greene County
High Jump – Jessica Singsank, IKM-M
Long Jump – Emma Saddoris, GC
Shot Put – Bianca Irbeck, Caroll
Discus – Hannah Onken, GC

1. Carroll 131
2. IKM-Manning 124
3. Greene County 93
4. Audubon 64
5. Perry 59
6. Woodward-Granger 40
7. Maple Valley 36
8. Glidden-Ralston 11

1st Place:
100 – Dylan Millermon, Carroll
200 – Sam Wegner, IKM-M
400 – Tom Feldman, Carroll
800 – Chandler Hagen, Carroll
1600 – Chandler Hagen, Carroll
3200 – Keegan Pfau, Perry
110 Hurdles – Mitchell Nelson, Audubon
400 Hurdles – Daric Whipple, GC
4 x 100 – Carroll
4 x 200 – Carroll
4 x 400 – IKM-Manning
4 x 800 – IKM-Manning
Distance Medley – Perry
Shuttle Hurdle – Audubon
High Jump – Scott James, Perry
Long Jump – Dalton Helmkamp, Carroll
Shot Put – Alex Rasmussen, GC
Discus – Alex Rasmussen, GC

CAM & Adair-Casey School Board to hold a joint meeting Tuesday


April 14th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Members of the CAM and Adair-Casey School District Boards of Education will hold a joint meeting this (Tuesday) evening in the CAM High School Media Center, in Anita. The 6-p.m. meeting will include discussion between the two boards about possible Whole Grade Sharing opportunities. No action will be taken. The Adair-Casey Board met with the Guthrie Center School Board Monday evening, and is set to meet with Board members from the West Central Valley School District, on Wednesday.

In other business, the CAM School Board will hold a public hearing at 6:30-p.m., on the 2015-16 Budget, followed later in the session by a Resolution approving the budget. Other action items include the 2015-16 School Calendar, Gym Floor bids, approval of graduates from the CAM High School and Iowa Connections High School.

The meeting will conclude following an exempt session for negotiations.

Montgomery County/Red Oak Police report, 4/14/15


April 14th, 2015 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports a woman from Elliott was arrested Monday night. 29-year old Jennifer Nicole Rains was taken into custody at around 7:30-p.m. on a valid warrant out of Shelby County, for Probation Violation. Rains was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and later released on bond.

Police in Red Oak report three recent arrests. At around 10-p.m. Monday, officers arrested 21-year old Tyler Lynn Gobert, of Shenandoah, on a charge of Theft in the 5th Degree. Gobert was taken into custody in the 100 block of West Coolbaugh Street and booked into the Montgomery County Jail, where his bond was set at $300.

At around 10:15-p.m. Monday, Red Oak Police arrested 28-year old Benjamin William Hrabik, of Red Oak, on a charge of Criminal Trespass. Hrabik was also being held in the Montgomery County Jail on $300 bond.

And, at around 1-a.m. today (Tuesday), Red Oak Police arrested 35-year old Jason Weston Szymarek, of Red Oak. The man was taken into custody for Neglect or Abandonment of a Dependent Person. Szymarek was brought to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $10,000 bond.