CATHERINE ELIZABETH GUBBELS, 90, of Harlan (Svcs. 11-30-2012)


November 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

CATHERINE ELIZABETH GUBBELS, 90, of Harlan died Friday, Nov. 23rd, at Elm Crest Assisted Living in Harlan.  Mass of Christian Burial for CATHERINE GUBBELS will be held 11-a.m. Fri.,  Nov. 30th, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Harlan.  Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 29th from 1-9pm at the funeral home, where the family present from 4-9pm and a wake service begins at 7-pm.  The casket will also be open at the church from 10-11am Friday, Nov. 30th prior to the service.

Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery in Westphalia.


Sons: Rev. Wayne Gubbels of Adel.  Cletus (Mary Jane) Gubbels of Harlan.

Daughters: Karen Gross of Harlan.  Janice (Ken) Klein of Harlan.  Gwen (Marc) Clemon of Soldier, IA.

Sisters: Helen Langenfeld of Earling.  Bernadine Stoltendberg of Omaha.  Regina Koesters of Council Bluffs.

Brother: Frank (Mary Ann) Stinn of Tinley Park, IL.

11 Grandchildren

16 Great-Grandchildren

2 Step-Grandchildren

4 Step-Great-Grandchildren

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Council Bluffs Robbery Friday


November 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Officers from the Council Bluffs Police Department responded to a robbery report at the Cricket Cellular store at 1509 West Broadway in Council Bluffs on Friday.

Two employees at the store were held at gun point by an unknown male suspect with what was believed to be a semi-automatic hand gun.  The thief was able to obtain an undetermined amount of cash and several cell phones before leaving in an unknown direction.  The suspect was a black male wearing a hooded sweat top over his head and a green scarf covering his mouth.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Council Bluffs Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division or 328-STOP to leave information anonymously.


Crash on I-80 Saturday morning in Cass County


November 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

No injuries were reported after the driver of a 2010 Dodge fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle and crashed early Saturday morning in Interstate 80. According to dispatch reports, the accident happened on I-80 westbound, just west of the Highway 71 interchange, at around 1:20-a.m.

Reports indicated the driver of a Texas plated Dodge vehicle fell asleep, crossed the median and struck an unoccupied, broken-down Lincoln, registered to the person out of South Dakota. One of the vehicles ended up in the median, while the other reportedly rolled over. No other details are available.

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Skyscan Forecast 11-24-2012

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Today: Mostly sunny. Wind chill values as low as 5. Breezy, with a light south wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. H 42.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. L 29.

Sunday: Partly sunny. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. H 42.

Monday: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy.  North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. H 36.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny.  H 40.


Cyclones Fall to No. 22 Cincinnati


November 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Sean Kilpatrick scored 32 points, leading No. 22 Cincinnati to a 78-70 win over Iowa State on Friday night in the semifinals of the Global Sports Classic.

After winning their first four games by an average margin of 34.5 points per game, the Bearcats (5-0)  had their hands full with a talented Iowa State (4-1) team that stole the momentum in the first half, dictated the pace at times to keep things close and pulled within 4 points with 46 seconds left.

Cincinnati’s early second-half run of 15-5 gave it enough breathing room to keep its distance and secure the win.

Cincinnati has won three of the four all-time meetings with Iowa State, the last three coming at neutral sites. This was the first meeting between the schools since then-No. 1 Cincinnati beat Iowa State 75-60 on Nov. 28, 1999, in Hilo, Hawaii.

UNI Falls to Stanford


November 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Chasson Randle broke out of a 3-point shooting slump and scored 21 points to lead Stanford to a 66-50 victory over Northern Iowa on Friday in the consolation semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Randle, known as a good shooter, had a rough start to the season, making 3 of 22 from beyond the arc in the Cardinal’s first five games. He finished 4 of 6 on Friday and made one with 8:12 left after Northern Iowa closed to 49-45. That started an 11-2 run that put the game away. Stanford was 8 for 19 from beyond the arc.

Stanford (4-2) will meet Minnesota in the fifth-place game Saturday. The Golden Gophers beat No. 19 Memphis 84-75.

Jake Koch had 12 points and Marc Sonnen added 12 for the Panthers (3-2), who lost 51-46 to No. 2 Louisville in the opening round.

Drake Beats Rice in Men’s Hoops


November 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Jordan Clarke set a tournament record with 18 rebounds and was one of five double-figure scorers with 15 points for Drake in a 77-66 victory over Rice in the sixth annual DIRECTV Classic on Friday night.

Drake (2-2) also held a 35-25 rebounding advantage.

The Bulldogs were led by Ben Simons’ 18 points. Seth VanDest scored 12 points, Chris Hines scored 11 and Gary Ricks Jr. had 10.

Simons connected on four 3-point shots and Hines hit three from long range.

Rice (1-4) got 25 points from Tamir Jackson, including three 3-pointers, and 12 points from Julian DeBose.

Iowa State Comes Up Short Against West Virginia


November 24th, 2012 by Chris Parks

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Tavon Austin turned a touch pass from Geno Smith into a 75-yard touchdown with 6:31 left and West Virginia held on to beat Iowa State 31-24 Friday to break a five-game losing streak.

In the first game between the two schools, the Mountaineers (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) trailed 24-23 when they took over on their own 25 after Iowa State’s Edwin Arceo kicked a 49-yard field goal.

Smith took the snap in shotgun formation and immediately flicked the ball to Austin cutting in front of him. Austin, who had been held in check until then, turned the corner and easily outran the pursuit down the left sideline.

Iowa State (6-6, 4-5) then drove to the West Virginia 7, but Jeff Woody fumbled into the end zone and Karl Joseph recovered for the Mountaineers, which ran out the clock.