Drug Paraphernalia Arrest in Red Oak


July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

The Red Oak Police Department reports the arrest of a Red Oak man on Drug Paraphernalia charges after a traffic stop Saturday (7/12) morning.  At approximately 12:45am officers conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of East Hammond Street.  During the stop officers conducted a search of the vehicle which was driven by 18-year-0ld Dylan Elwood Taylor of Red Oak.  Officers discovered a makeshift pipe used for smoking marijuana.  Taylor was then cited into court for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, and was given a court date.

Cement Truck Blowout in Adams County


July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports a single vehicle accident involving a concrete truck on Friday (7/11) morning.  At 8:30am a concrete truck owned by Echo Concrete and operated by 37-year-old Gary Johnson was traveling north on Quince Avenue from Highway 34 when the right front tire blew out causing the truck to go in the east ditch.  The driver did not have any injuries.  The truck was able to be pulled out of the ditch without losing it’s load of concrete.

Skyscan Forecast 07-12-2014

Podcasts, Weather

July 12th, 2014 by Chris Parks

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northeast in the evening.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.



Shelby County Fair results from Fri., 7/11/14


July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Swine Show:
Champion Lightweight Market Pen: Blake Goshorn; Reserve Champion lightweight market pen: Weston Peters
Champion middleweight market pen: Nicole Goshorn; Reserve Champion middleweight market pen: Kelsey Schaben
Champion heavy weight market pen: James Olson; Reserve Champion Heavy weight Market Pen: Abigail Jacobsen
Overall champion market pen: Nicole Goshorn; Overall reserve champion market pen: James Olson
Senior showman: Sam McLaughlin; Reserve senior showman: Mackenzie Goshorn
Champion lightweight market barrow: Weston peters; Reserve champion lightweight market barrow: blake goshorn
Champion middleweight market barrow: Nicole go shorn; Reserve champion middleweight market barrow: Teresa Arkfeld
Champion Heavy weight market barrow: Brooke go shorn; Reserve champion heavy weight market barrow: Nicole Hanson
Overall Champion market barrow: Nicole Goshorn; Overall Reserve champion market barrow: Teresa Arkfeld
Intermediate showman: Blake Goshorn; Reserve champion intermediate showman: Alana Monson
Champion lightweight Market gilt: Blake Goshorn; Reserve champion lightweight market gilt: Nicole Hanson
Champion middleweight market gilt: Teresa Arkfeld; Reserve Champion middleweight market gilt: Abigail Jacobsen
Champion heavyweight market gilt: Teresa Arkfeld; Reserve Champion heavy weight market gilt: James Olson
Overall Champion market gilt: Teresa Arkfeld; Overall reserve champion market gilt: Teresa Arkfeld
Champion Junior Showman: Abigail Jacobsen; Reserve Junior showman: Will McLaughlin
Champion Derby Pig: Jeremy Flies; Reserve champion derby pig: Nicole Goshorn
Champion live carcass: Sam McLaughlin; Reserve Champion live Carcas: Will McLaughlin
Overall showmanship: Champion: Teresa Arkfeld; Reserve: Abigail Jacobsen

Fashion Revue
Senior Runner up: Jessica Buman; Senior champion: Chantel Schmidt
Intermediate Runner up: —Intermediate champion: Mary Carroll
Junior runner up: Shaylee Yates; Junior champion: Emily Taggs
Clothing Selection
Senior runner up: Jessica Buman; Senior champion: Chantel Schmidt
Intermediate runner up: ——;Intermediate champion: Mary Carroll
Junior runner up: Shaylee Yate; Junior champion: Mary Taggs
$15 Challenge
Senior runner up: Chantel Schmidt; Senior champion: Jessica Buman
Intermediate runner up: Amelia Juhl (polka dot, aqua dress); Intermediate champion: Amelia Juhl (grey/bright stripe outfit)
Junior runner up: Reanna Obrecht; Junior champion: Lucy Borkowski
Working Exhibits:
Top Junior: Emily Taggs; Top Intermediate: Amelia Juhl and Alana Monson; Top Senior: Chantel Schmidt and Emily Pattee

Christensen Memorial Winner: Julie Kock
Showmanship: top junior: Julie Kock; Top Intermediate: Sara Markham; Top Senior: Rachel Nelson
Overall Showman: Whitney Redler; Reserve: Dean Robinson
Horsemanship Overall Champion: Trevor Schulz; Reserve: Nick Petersen

Cubs activate 2B Barney and LHP Rosscup


July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated second baseman Darwin Barney from the paternity list and recalled left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa. Both moves were announced on Friday.Barney is hitting .224 with two home runs and 16 RBIs for the Cubs this season.

Rosscup will be making his fourth stint with the Cubs. He was 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA in 20 games with Iowa, and has pitched four scoreless innings in relief with the Cubs this season. To make room on the roster, the Cubs optioned relievers Kyle Hendricks and Blake Parker to Iowa.

Scott Dixon wins pole for IndyCar race in Iowa


July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Scott Dixon will start from the pole for Saturday’s IndyCar race at the Iowa Speedway. Dixon will be joined on the top line by Target Chip Ganassi teammate Tony Kanaan following single-car qualifying on Friday. Helio Castroneves will start third, followed by Ryan Briscoe, Carlos Munoz and Sebastien Bourdais.

Team Penske has three of the top four drivers in the points chase with co-leaders Castroneves and Will Power and last week’s winner, Juan Pablo Montoya. But Penske has never won in seven starts at Iowa, while Andretti Autosport drivers have won four straight on Iowa’s short track.

The pole winner has never gone on to win an IndyCar race in Iowa.

Pesticide spill near Earling

Ag/Outdoor, News

July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa DNR and Shelby County sheriff’s office responded to a report Thursday night of pesticide leaking from a sprayer near 2000th St. and Dogwood, in Earling. They found a small amount of herbicide had reached the side of the road, with an unknown smaller amount flowing to a tributary of Picayune Creek. A United Western Coop employee was spreading the mix of Roundup and Cobra when a hose became plugged and the material spilled.

Estimates vary from between 15 and 100 gallons of herbicide sludge spilled. The co-op excavated about 20 cubic yards of soil Thursday night to prevent environmental damage. The DNR checked the creek Thursday night and Friday morning and found no evidence of dead or distressed fish.

The DNR will continue to monitor the cleanup and consider appropriate enforcement.

Injury accident in Atlantic Friday afternoon


July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

(Updated 5:55-p.m.)

Three people were injured and transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, following a collision between a pickup and a passenger car Friday afternoon, on Atlantic’s east side. The crash at the intersection of Highways 6/71 (near the Wal-Mart) was reported at around 4:15-p.m.

Photo's by Ric Hanson/KJAN News

Photo’s by Ric Hanson/KJAN News

Atlantic Police Lt. Dave Erickson told KJAN News the accident happened when the driver of a red, 2001 Dodge Ram pickup attempted to turn onto southbound Highway 71 from westbound Highway 6. The vehicle turned directly in front of an eastbound, black 2005 Ford Focus. Initial reports indicated there was only one injury.IMG_0429

Erickson said there ended up being three people transported to the hospital: The female driver of the Ford, and two male occupants of the pickup truck.The driver of the truck was cited for making an improper left turn. The names of the accident victims will not be released until Monday, according to Erickson. Damage from the crash amounted to approximately $12,000.

Atlantic Fire and Rescue, and Medivac were called to the scene. Atlantic Police were assisted at the scene by Deputy Josh McLaren with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, who provided traffic control. Additional details were not available late Friday afternoon.

Cards claim catcher Kottaras after Molina injury


July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have claimed veteran George Kottaras off waivers from the Cleveland Indians, bolstering their catching position following the injury to Yadier Molina. The team says Kottaras likely will be added to the 25-man roster Saturday in Milwaukee. St. Louis begins a three-game series Friday against the Brewers. Kottaras was batting .286 with three homers and four RBIs in 10 games for Cleveland.

The Cardinals also activated starter Joe Kelly following a stint on the 60-day disabled list because of an injured left hamstring. He is to start Friday in Milwaukee, where he was hurt April 16. Left-hander Tyler Lyons was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Kelly. Left-hander Jaime Garcia, who has a shoulder injury, was moved from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Panora man busted for drug possession


July 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Guthrie County said today (Friday), a Panora man was arrested on drugs charges last weekend. Russell Gardner faces charges that include Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Hydrocodone, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arrested Sunday evening and has since bonded out of jail.

Gardner was arrested after the SUV he was driving was stopped by a Guthrie County deputy near the intersection of Highway 4 and 190th Street in Guthrie County, at around 6:35-p.m., Sunday. During the traffic stop the deputy deployed his K9 partner, which hit on the passenger side of the vehicle and after a search, resulted in the recovery of the illegal stash.