Tuesday Track Results

Sports

April 23rd, 2014 by Jim Field

Lewis Central Co-Ed

Girls:

  1. Glenwood 197.5
  2. Harlan 179
  3. Atlantic 83.5 (Tiffany Williams won both the 3000 & 1500)
  4. Thomas Jefferson 82
  5. Abraham Lincoln 80

Boys:

  1. Glenwood 155.5
  2. Lewis Central 111
  3. Harlan 100
  4. St. Albert 92
  5. Atlantic 83.5 (Alec Hayes won the High Jump)

Treynor Cardette Relays

  1. Treynor 100
  2. Woodbine 80
  3. Fremont-Mills 72
  4. Shenandoah 68
  5. Griswold 57
  6. Tri-Center 51
  7. Underwood 40
  8. Audubon 35
  9. Red Oak 21
  10. Missouri Valley 19
  11. A-H-S-T-Walnut 11

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Red Oak Boys Invitational

  1. Mount Ayr 141
  2. Clarinda 124
  3. Shenandoah 106
  4. Red Oak 71
  5. Southwest Valley 59
  6. Bedford 20
  7. Tri-Center 20
  8. Riverside 13

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Bob Weber Boys Relays @ Hamburg

  1. Fremont-Mills 156
  2. East Mills 145
  3. Nishnabotna 92
  4. Sidney 71
  5. Stanton 32

Spartan Boys Relays @ Onawa

  1. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 122
  2. Logan-Magnolia 86
  3. Lawton-Bronson 85
  4. Boyer Valley 80
  5. Missouri Valley 74
  6. West Harrison 55
  7. Woodbine 36
  8. Whiting 36
  9. West Monona 10
  10. Westwood 5

2014 Spartan Relays Final Results (1)

CAM Co-Ed Relays

Girls:

  1. Exira/EHK 164
  2. Sidney 156
  3. Adair-Casey 62
  4. CAM 59
  5. Iowa Christian 51
  6. Grandview Park Baptist 42
  7. Orient-Macksburg 19
  8. Atlantic JV 13
  9. Iowa Deaf 1

Boys:

  1. Exira/EHK 120
  2. Adair-Casey 114
  3. Grandview Park Baptist 40
  4. Iowa Christian 32
  5. CAM 26
  6. Atlantic JV 21
  7. Orient-Macksburg 17

CAM COED Track Meet Results 4-22-14 (3)

CLARA SIMONDS, 80, of Harlan (Svcs. 5/2/14)

Obituaries

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CLARA SIMONDS, 80, of Harlan, died Thu., April 17th, at home. Funeral services for CLARA SIMONDS will be held Friday (May 2nd) at 11-a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan. Ohde Funeral Home in Kimballton has the arrangements.

Friends may call after 10-a.m. May 2nd at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Harlan.

CLARA SIMONDS is survived by:

Her children – Derek (Laura) Simonds, of Wahoo, NE; Brent Simonds, of Raleigh, NC., & Biance Simonds, of Columbia, LA.

Her sister – Martha McCord, of Harlan.

Her brother – Morrie Pedersen, of Manhatten Beach, CA.

FSA offices getting calls about sign up

Ag/Outdoor

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The spring planting season is underway and local U-S-D-A Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices are getting calls from farmers, asking if they need to sign up for the farm program before heading to the fields. The F-S-A County Executive Director for Dickinson and Emmet Counties, Larry Lago, says he thinks he knows why he’s getting the calls. “Probably because this is the first time in many, many years where a product is actually going to head to the field and do spring field work and planting and not have been provided an opportunity to sign up for a farm program. This year is an exception to that as there is not sign up for a farm program as this time,” Lago says.

Even though farmers don’t need to sign up for the farm program now, he says they still need to keep good records. “They’ll want to keep track of their planting dates, obviously the field sizes and what’s planted in that field. That’s not only needed for U-S-D-A farm programs, but if they have crop insurance on that crop, their agent is going to want to know that information as well,” Lago explains. Lago adds that growers on highly-erodible land need to pay special attention to their tillage practices.

He says farmers need to be mindful that they are using residue management as part of the conservation plan to keep soil loss to acceptable levels. Lago says that means using tillage processes that ensure there is enough cover once the crops are planted to keep soil loss at manageable levels. The state crop report released Monday said corn planting was just getting underway, but was expected to pick up steam this week with warmer temperatures.

(Radio Iowa)

Hazardous Weather Outlook: Wed., April 23rd 2014

Weather

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

453 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

AREA COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISONADAMS- UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

TODAY AND TONIGHT: THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. AN ISOLATED STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE STORM IS POSSIBLE…WITH LARGE HAIL THE MAIN SEVERE THREAT.

THURSDAY: AN ISOLATED NON-SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE THURSDAY MORNING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS.

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER IS UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

AREA COUNTIES: HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY HAZARDS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS ALSO POSSIBLE WITH THE STORMS TONIGHT.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR THIS EVENING.

Wind Advisory for parts of western Iowa today

Weather

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

353 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

STRONG WINDS EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF WESTERN IOWA TODAY. LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING OVER THE WESTERN PLAINS IN COMBINATION OF A SLOWLY RETREATING HIGH TO THE EAST WILL CAUSE INCREASINGLY STRONG WINDS FROM LATE MORNING INTO THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS.

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING…WINDS WILL INCREASE AND BECOME STRONG BY LATE MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON TODAY.

* WINDS…SUSTAINED SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO OVER 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL OCCUR FOR MOST OF THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…LOOSE OBJECTS WILL LIKELY BLOW AROUND AND MAY CAUSE DAMAGE. TRAVEL ON AREA ROADS WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE STRONG WINDS AND MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Red Oak woman arrested on drug charges, Tuesday

News

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Police in Red Oak say a 52-year old woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon, on drug charges. Michelle Renee Solt, of Red Oak, was taken into custody just before 3-p.m. in the 1200 block of Broadway. She was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on charges that include Possession of a Controlled Substance/marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance/methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medication, Driving While Suspended, failure to give notice of an address change, and failure to display a registration plate.

Solt’s bond was set at $1,000.

Earth Day groundbreaking on new trail system near Coon Rapids

Ag/Outdoor, News

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for a new back-country trail system for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders at the Whiterock Conservancy near Coon Rapids. Conrad Kramer, the conservancy’s executive director, says construction of the new trail system should take much of the summer and into the fall, following a five-year effort to raise four-point-eight million dollars. Kramer says, “We’ve got five miles of really nice trail here and about nine miles of old farm lanes and basically what we’re doing is trading in our nine miles of old farm lanes for 35 miles of new trail.”

The five-thousand acre non-profit land trust is Iowa’s fourth largest park. Kramer says he couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day than starting construction for a trail system that will allow many more Iowans to experience the beautiful natural landscape the conservancy was created to protect. “We believe it’ll be the best destination trail system in the state,” Kramer says, “and also the best destination mountain bike trail within 400 miles.” When complete, the 40-mile trail system will give visitors the opportunity to experience being surrounded by nature.

Winding through seven square miles of the Whiterock Conservancy, visitors will see oak savanna and prairie restoration areas, forests, ponds, stunning vistas, pastures and sustainably-farmed land in the Middle Raccoon River Valley. “We will have 16 miles of single track specifically designed for mountain bikers,” Kramer says. “We will also have six miles of single track specifically designed for equestrians to enjoy, and then we’ll have 12 miles which we’re calling our main track, a double track. Everyone can use it, mountain bikers, horseback riders and pedestrians.”

Low-powered “Gator” vehicles will be available to rent for anyone with mobility issues, senior citizens and families with young children, who would still like to see the sights. The groundbreaking was followed by the planting of at least 100 trees at the Bur Oak Visitor Center.

(Radio Iowa)

NWS forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area: Wed., 4/23/2014

Weather

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. NOT AS COOL. SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON… THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. WINDY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT…A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 25 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS NEAR 100 PERCENT.

THURSDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. SUNNY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLDER. LOW IN THE MID 40S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE MID 70S. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH.

SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 60S.

Wainwright injures knee, Cardinals blank Mets 3-0

Sports

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Wainwright threw seven neat innings before leaving with a knee injury, and Jon Jay hit a two-run single that sent the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Left fielder Matt Holliday robbed Chris Young of a tying homer, one night after the Mets played some dazzling defense of their own to post a shutout in the series opener.

Wainwright faced the minimum through four innings and outpitched Dillon Gee. It was the second consecutive scoreless start for Wainwright, who tossed a two-hit shutout last Thursday at Washington.

Iowa early News Headlines: Wed., April 23rd 2014

News

April 23rd, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The interim police chief in Council Bluffs has been given a unique opportunity to formally welcome his son as an officer. Capt. Ray Mabbitt swore in his son, Christopher Mabbitt, on Monday as the newest member of the Council Bluffs Police Department. The elder Mabbitt, who took the interim role in March, called the situation one of his most memorable on the job.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that would make sweeping changes in some state government practices has been backed by a legislative panel. The bill would make personnel settlement agreements subject to review by the attorney general, prohibit confidentiality provisions, and post all agreements on a state website. The legislation that also would revise state hiring and firing practices goes to full committee Wednesday.

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — A Manchester woman has been arrested after her toddler fell from a second-story apartment window. The Manchester Police Department says 27-year-old Stacy Neuhaus was arrested Monday in Iowa City. She faces charges of child endangerment.

MADRID, Iowa (AP) — A boil advisory has been issued for the central Iowa city of Madrid. The state Department of Natural Resources says the water’s level of cloudiness, also known as turbidity, is currently above the standard. That can interfere with disinfection and increase the chances for disease. The boil advisory is expected to last several days. Residents are encouraged to boil their water. Tap water can be used for bathing and similar uses.