Iowa Girls Coaches Association Larry Niemeyer Senior Game this Sunday


April 4th, 2018 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Girls Coaches Association will host the Larry Niemeyer Senior Game Series for basketball players around the state on Sunday.  The games will be played at Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids.

A number of area athletes will be participating. Kealey Nelson of Exira-EHK and Mateya Peters of Griswold will be on the 1A White team. Sophia Peppers of Exira-EHK and Erin Weber of Boyer Valley will play on the 1A Select Team.

Kylan Straight of Logan-Magnolia will play on the 2A White team. Karley Larson of Underwood is on the 2A Grey Team. Madelyn Deitchler of Treynor, Kenzie Cunard of Logan-Magnolia, Devyn Kemble of Panorama, and Kia Rasmussen of IKM-Manning are on the 2A Select team.

Maegan Holt of Lewis Central will play on the 3A/4A/5A Select White. Claire Jones of CB Abraham Lincoln will play on the 4A/5A White team. Sierra Athen of Red Oak will compete on the 3A Grey squad.

Full rosters can be viewed here: ICGASeniorGameSeries2018

Fremont County Deputy to receive 2018 American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the year award


April 4th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office has announced a special honor will be awarded to Deputy Zac Buttercase. Deputy Buttercase will receive the 2018 Iowa American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the year award. He will be honored and presented with the award in Waterloo, in July. Deputy Buttercase was nominated by the Williams-Jobe-Gibson American Legion Post #128. Zac is a K9 handler with K9 Judge and has been with the department since 2014. Zac previously served with the Iowa National Guard with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Fremont County Deputy Zac Buttercase

Accident in Mills County, Tuesday


April 4th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office says no injuries were reported following a rollover accident Tuesday morning. A 1998 Chevy driven by 20-year old James Rowe, of Hastings (IA) was traveling south of 330th Street at around 8:40-a.m., and had just crossed the Nishnabotna River bridge south of Oman Avenue, when the vehicle went out of control due to the icy conditions. The vehicle entered the east ditch and rolled onto its top, ending up in a field.

Revised competition schedule set by United World Wrestling for Freestyle World Cup in Iowa City, April 7-8


April 4th, 2018 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa — United World Wrestling has notified USA Wrestling with an approved revised schedule for the 2018 Freestyle World Cup, hosted by the University of Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on April 7-8.

With Iran and Russia not in the field, and with Mongolia and India added to the event, there are changes in both the pool competition and the order of the bouts.

The two-day tournament is broken down into three pool-play sessions, in addition to a medal round. Every team will compete during each session.

The new schedule has the United States in Pool A against the nations of Japan, Georgia, and India. Pool B consists of teams from Azerbaijan, Cuba, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.

The times of the U.S. duals have not changed from the previous schedule, but the order of the opponents has changed. The USA will face India first, followed by Japan on Saturday, then will battle on Sunday morning against Georgia to complete its pool competition.

The revised event schedule is as follows:

Saturday, April 7

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Session I

10:00 a.m – USA vs. India on Mat A, Mongolia vs. Kazakhstan on Mat B

11:15 a.m. – Georgia vs. Japan on Mat A, Azerbaijan vs. Cuba on Mat B

2 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies

2:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m.  Session II

2:30 p.m. – USA vs. Japan on Mat A

4:30 p.m. – Mongolia vs. Cuba on Mat B

5:45 p.m. – Georgia vs. India on Mat A, Azerbaijan vs. Kazakhstan on Mat B

Sunday, April 8

10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Session III

10:00 a.m. – USA vs. Georgia on Mat A, Mongolia vs. Azerbaijan on Mat B

11:15 a.m. – Japan vs. India on Mat A, Cuba vs. Kazakhstan on Mat B

12:30 p.m. – 5th Place Match at Mat A, 7th Place Match on Mat B

2:15 p.m. – Bronze Medal Match on Mat A

4 p.m. – Gold Medal Match on Mat A

Ticket opportunities for the World Cup include standard all-session tickets ($75/$50), single-day tickets ($40/$25), and a “The Eastern Iowa Airport Family Four Pack” ($100). Tickets are now available on the University of Iowa Athletics website

Visit for more information on the event.

Accident near Bedford shuts down 2 roads


April 4th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office reports emergency crews were on the scene this morning of an accident at the intersection of State Highway 2 and Lake Road, near Bedford. Authorities are asking drivers to stay away from the area, as both roads shut down. Updates will be provided when they are available.

Harlan man turns himself-in to Pott. County Sheriff’s Office


April 4th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Pottawattamie County report a Shelby County man wanted on warrants for multiple offenses, turned himself-in to the Sheriff’s Office, Monday. 31-year old Christopher James Watson, of Harlan, was wanted for: Burglary in the 3rd degree; Burglary in the 3rd – motor vehicle related; Theft in the 4th degree; Criminal mischief in the 4th, and Domestic Abuse Assault. After a valid arrest warrant was  confirmed, Watson was transported to the Pott. County Jail and turned over to Corrections staff.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 4/4/2018

News, Podcasts

April 4th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

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


State lawyer: Police chief also can be county supervisor


April 4th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa attorney general’s office says the Waterloo police chief can keep that post and serve as a Black Hawk County supervisor, if he were to win election. Chief Dan Trelka said after the opinion was released Tuesday that he was pleased by it and planned to pursue his candidacy. He announced plans last month to run as a Republican in the June 5 primary. Two seats are up for election, and Democrats have held all five seats for several years. So far Trelka is the only Republican to declare his intention.

Assistant Attorney General Michael Bennett says in his opinion that Trelka’s holding both positions “may raise significant conflict of interest issues requiring recusal” when such conflicts arise. Trelka says he would do so.

Atlantic man arrested on Willful Injury warrant


April 4th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police Chief Dave Erickson reports 22-year old Austin Van Aernam, of Atlantic, turned himself-in to authorities, Tuesday. He was wanted on a Cass County warrant for Willful Injury-Causing Bodily Injury. Van Aernam was booked into the Cass County Jail.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 4/4/2018

Podcasts, Sports

April 4th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

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