Bob Seger concert in Des Moines is postponed for health reasons


October 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, IA – Bob Seger announced today that he will have to postpone upcoming tour dates upon receiving his doctor’s orders to attend to an urgent medical issue concerning his vertebrae. No further details are available at this time.

Seger commented “I’m so disappointed to have to suspend the tour as the band is on a great roll. It’s a privilege to play for our amazing fans. Hoping to be back out on the road very soon.”

Seger and his Silver Bullet Band played the 13th sold out show of their 2017 Runaway Train Tour last Thursday in Pittsburgh. On Saturday, Seger had to postpone his 14th show in Columbus. He was scheduled to play in Des Moines at Wells Fargo Arena on Tuesday, October 10.

Rescheduled dates will be announced when available. Tickets sold for concerts that are being rescheduled will be honored at the new dates. More info can be found at

The following tour dates have been postponed:

Sep 30 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Oct 5 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Oct 7 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
Oct 10 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Oct 12 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Oct 14 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Oct 19 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct 21 Frisco, TX Ford Center at The Star
Oct 24 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Oct 26 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Oct 28 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov 2 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Nov 4 Inglewood, CA The Forum
Nov 7 Boise, ID Ford Center
Nov 9 Portland, OR Moda Center
Nov 11 Seattle, WA KeyArena
Nov 13 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena
Nov 15 St. Paul, MN XCEL Energy Center
Nov 17 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena

Adair County Sheriff’s report: Greenfield man arrested on drug charges


October 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater reports Greenfield Police, last week, arrested a man on drug and child endangerment charges. 32-year old Eric Tyler Evans, of Greenfield, was arrested at around 10:40-p.m. on Sept. 26th. He was charged with Child Endangerment for knowingly possessing a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), where a child or children are present. Because Evans allegedly destroyed a cell phone which authorities wanted for evidence during a search warrant, he was charged with Obstructing Prosecution. And, Evans was charged with a Controlled Substance violation (Schedule 4 & 5) for knowingly possessing a green leafy substance with the intent to deliver (Marijuana), along with possession of a scale and baggies. Evans faces a Felony charge also, for Failure to have a Drug Tax Stamp for knowingly possessing 42.5-grams of processed marijuana. He was released the following day on a $14,000 bond.

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office reports also, 62-year old Tina Marie McCrory-Westphal, of Greenfield, was arrested Sept. 27th by Greenfield Police. McCrory-Westphal was taken into custody on an Adair County warrant for Theft in the 5th degree. She was released later that day on a $300 bond.

63-year old Dale Douglas Custard, of Stuart, was arrested Sept. 24th by Stuart Police, for Driving While Barred. He was released the following day on a $2,000 bond.

And, 54-year old Airzona Peter McGregor, Jr., of Des Moines, was arrested Sept. 27th by Adair County Deputies, on a Polk County warrant. He was transferred directly into the custody of Polk County authorities.

2 men arrested on warrants in Page County


October 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Two men have been arrested on separate warrants, in Page County. The Sheriff’s Office reports 48-year old Lyle Dean Simpson, of Shenandoah, was arrested today (Tuesday), at around 3-a.m. Simpson was taken into custody on a Kossuth County bench warrant for failure to appear on an Order to show Cause in a Kossuth County Case.  Simpson was unable to post the $10,00 cash only bond and was being held until the Kossuth County Sheriff can transport him back to Kossuth County for court proceedings.

And, at around 1:25-p.m. Monday, Deputies with the Page County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year old Ian Michael Young , of Bedford, on a Page County Warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of OWI 1st Offense.  Young was arrested at the Page County Sheriff’s Office.  He was unable to post the $1,000 cash only bond and was being held in the Page County Jail pending future court proceedings.

C. Bluffs Police looking for man involved in attempted burglary & stabbing


October 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are looking for a man involved in an alleged attempted burglary and stabbing incident. Authorities say at around 10:45-p.m. Monday, Officers responded to a residence in 2300 block of Avenue H, with regard to a burglary to a vehicle that had just occurred. Officers located a 40-year old victim, Jeff Culley, who reported that he had interrupted an attempted burglary to one of his vehicles which had been parked in his driveway. The suspect attempted to flee the scene and Culley chased after him, with a physical altercation ensuing.

During the struggle, the suspect stabbed Culley multiple times in the abdomen and was able to escape, fleeing from the area westbound on Avenue H, on foot. The wounds were not life threatening and the victim refused medical attention at the scene. The suspect is described as a male (unknown age or race), about 5’8” tall, 200 lbs, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. Anyone with information involving this or any other crimes is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (712)328‐STOP(7867).

Cardinals overhaul coaching staff after missing postseason


October 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Derek Lilliquist and bullpen coach Blaise Ilsley will not return to the team’s coaching staff next season. John Mozeliak, the Cardinals president of baseball operations, says both coaches will not have their contracts renewed following a second straight year of missing the playoffs – the first time St. Louis has missed the postseason in back-to-back seasons since 2007-08.

Lilliquist had worked as the pitching coach since August of 2012, helping the Cardinals to four straight playoff berths and a National League-best team ERA of 2.94 in 2015. That rose to 4.08 in 2016 and was 4.01 this season as St. Louis’ pitching staff battled numerous injuries, including a season-ending elbow injury to top prospect Alex Reyes during spring training. Ilsley just finished his fifth season with St. Louis after 12 seasons coaching in the team’s minor league system.

Small wastewater discharge cleaned up in Denison Saturday


October 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

DENISON – The city of Denison reported about 5,000 gallons of wastewater discharged from a manhole near 20th Street and the Denison Elementary School on Saturday. City officials learned of the discharge about 3 p.m. and responded quickly to unplug a sewer line, vacuum up pooled material and disinfect the area around the manhole. During a follow up inspection Monday, DNR staff noted the city cleaned the area adequately.

The DNR will consider enforcement action, if appropriate.

Public Health and Home Care discussion featured during Adair County BOS meeting, Wed.


October 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Adair County Board of Supervisors are set to meet 9-a.m. Wednesday in the Adair County Boardroom at the Courthouse, in Greenfield. During the session, the Board will discuss and/or act on the following items: The Zion Fiscal Year 2017 annual report; Manure Management Plan (MMP) updates; Township Clerk wages, and Approval of a New Sheriff Reserve Officer.

Soon thereafter, the Board will hear from Sawyer Hansen, Assistant to the County Engineer, with regard to the signing of materials contracts with Oden Enterprises, as they pertain to a Secondary Roads project. Hospital Board spokesman Willard Olesen will discuss a Health Care Services Resolution. And, Jane Ernst along with Marcia Hendricks, with Adair County Health System CE, will talk about changes in Public Health and Home care, to be followed by discussion.


Trading Post

October 3rd, 2017 by Jim Field

FOR SALE:  Freezer $150, 33Width, 66.5 Height & 24in Depth.  Call/text 712-326-8669.

Backyard & Beyond 10-3-2017

Backyard and Beyond, Podcasts

October 3rd, 2017 by Jim Field

LaVon Eblen visits with Frank and Kim Spillers of Global Horizons about their community conversations.


Crop report shows Iowa farmers making harvest progress

Ag/Outdoor, News

October 3rd, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Iowa farmers are moving into their fields to harvest crops. Despite some wet conditions across sections of the state last week, a new report shows Iowa farmers made progress in harvesting corn and soybeans.The USDA’s survey indicates six-percent of the Iowa corn crop and 16-percent of the soybean crop had been harvested through October 1. The corn harvest is nearly two weeks behind average, while the collection of soybeans is just three days behind average. The USDA rates 60-percent of corn crop in good to excellent condition, while 61-percent of the state’s soybean crop is rated good to excellent.

(Radio Iowa)