ARDYTHE L. SIEFKEN, 78, of Stuart (No svcs. planned)

Obituaries

June 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ARDYTHE L. SIEFKEN, 78, of Stuart (and formerly of Plainfield), died Fri., June 7th, at the Community Care Center in Stuart. No services are planned at this time for ARDYTHE SIEFKEN. Johnson Family Funeral Home in Stuart is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Iowa Hospice or the Stuart Community Care Center. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

CAROLYN A. SAMS, 64, of Exira (Svcs. at a later date)

Obituaries

June 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

CAROLYN A. SAMS, 64, of Exira, died Fri., June 7th, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. Celebration of Life Memorial services for CAROLYN SAMS will be held at a later date. Kessler Funeral Home in Exira has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

CAROLYN SAMS is survived by:

Her children – Dawn Sams, of Exira, & Quint (April) Sams, of Thornton, CO.

2 grandchildren, her sister-in-law, other relatives & friends.

RUTH E. DAVIS, 94, formerly of Avoca – Svcs. 6/11/13

Obituaries

June 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

RUTH E. DAVIS, 94, formerly of Avoca, died Fri., June 7th, in Omaha. Funeral services for RUTH DAVIS will be held 10-a.m. Tue., June 11th, at the United Church of Avoca. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Avoca has the arrangements.

Visitation will be held from 6-to8pm Mon., June 10th, at the Braman Mortuary (72nd & Chapel), in Omaha. The family will meet with friends on Tuesday, from 9-am until the time of service, at the United Church of Avoca.

Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery at Avoca.

RUTH DAVIS is survived by:

Her son – Joseph W. Davis, III, of Omaha.

2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, her son- and daughter-in-laws, and 2 “honorary” grandsons.

3 Hawkeyes taken in MLB Draft

Sports

June 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa baseball players and an incoming Hawkeyes freshman have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft. Senior pitchers Andrew Hanse and Matt Dermody and freshman outfielder Kendall Coleman were all taken by major league clubs on Saturday.

Coleman, a Texas native set to join Iowa in the fall, was taken by the New York Yankees in the 11th round. Hanse, who grew up in Marion, was selected by Tampa Bay in the 22nd round. Dermody, a Norwalk native, was taken for the fourth time in his career when Toronto picked him in the 29th round.

This is Your Nishna Valley 06-08-2013

Podcasts, This is Your Nishna Valley

June 8th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for southwest Iowa

Weather

June 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

356 PM CDT SAT JUN 8 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 289 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST IOWA: FREMONT HARRISON MILLS MONTGOMERY PAGE POTTAWATTAMIE & SHELBY.

Tickets Remain for Last Train Ride in Atlantic

News

June 8th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Tickets are still available for the 3pm Steam Engine Train ride leaving from the Rock Island Depot in Atlantic.  The ride is a round trip to Anita and back.  Proceeds from the ride go to support the Atlantic and Anita Fire Departments.  If you are interested in taking the afternoon ride just head down to the depot and firefighters will be there to get you set up with tickets as long as they last.

7AM Sportscast 06-08-2013

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June 8th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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7AM Newscast 06-08-2013

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June 8th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Slight risk for severe weather this afternoon and Sunday

Weather

June 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An upper level system will drop southeastward through the region later today into Sunday. This will allow for showers and thunderstorms to develop and spread across the state mainly this afternoon into tonight.971443_479053698839497_1763310660_n Shower and thunderstorm chances will continued across the state Sunday, before tapering off from west to east Sunday night. There is a slight risk of sever weather across west central and southwestern portions of the state this afternoon into tonight. Large hail, damaging winds, and possibly an isolated tornado are the main severe threats. Locally heavy rainfall with the potential for flash flooding is also possible tonight. Highs in the 70s are expected today, with highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s for Sunday.