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Online student registration now available in the Atlantic School District

News

August 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Online student registration has begun for the upcoming school year in the Atlantic School District. School officials say the District will continue to utilize the “rollover” online registration process with JMC, the district’s student information system. If your student(s) attended ACSD last school year (2019-20) and were still in attendance on the last day of school, you need to follow the steps in JMC Parent Portal to verify registration information and pay student fees. Student fees need to be paid by Friday, October 9, 2020.

Students who are new to the school district and are planning to enroll for the 2020-21 school year will need to contact each student’s school office to make an appointment to begin the enrollment process. If you don’t have access to the internet/online, please feel free to stop at your child’s school. The office will be more than happy to assist you in any way. Should you have any questions regarding school registration or the payment of school fees, please contact our schools at the numbers below.

For more information please visit: https://www.atlanticiaschools.org/registration

Page County man arrested for OWI

News

August 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Page County conducted a traffic stop at around 2:20-a.m. Sunday bear the intersection of Highway 2 and V Avenue, or about two miles east of Clarinda. The driver of the vehicle, 28-year old Mark Andrew Devine, of College Springs, failed to pull-over until he came to intersection of Highway  2 and 8th Street, in the Clarinda City Limits.  Devine was taken into custody OWI/1st Offense, and cited for excessive speed. He was transported to the Page County Sheriff’s Jail and held on $1,000 bond, pending further court appearances

Business leaders say economy still improving after reopening

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August 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of business leaders released Monday suggests the economy continues to recover in nine Midwest and Plains states, but businesses are still cutting jobs amid the ongoing impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says the economy still remains weaker than before the virus outbreak began. The overall index for the region improved to 57.4 in July from June’s 50.3. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests growth. A score below 50 suggests decline.

The monthly survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

Hot, dry July gives way to cooler, wetter August

Ag/Outdoor, News, Weather

August 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa/KJAN) – With low temperatures this (Monday) morning in the 40s and 50s across Iowa, it’s becoming clear that August could contain a radical shift from the extreme heat of July. State climatologist Justin Glisan says July wrapped up on Friday being much warmer and drier than normal. “Typically, we expect the temperature to be around 74 degrees, the average temperature for the state, and it’s looking like anywhere from two to three degrees above average, depending on where you are in the state,” Glisan says. “In terms of precipitation, the story of the month is drought conditions creeping into western Iowa.”

The month of July in Atlantic was warmer and drier than usual. Data for the month compiled at the KJAN Studios show Atlantic’s High for July was 88 degrees, or about 2 degrees warmer than normal. The average Low was nearly spot-on, 63. But the average rainfall, well, the bucket was very shallow last month. Normally we see around 4.62 inches. Last month, was only received 1.22 inches here at KJAN. During the month of August, Atlantic will typically see 3.88 inches of rain (but we know this year has been anything but “typical”).  Our average High is normally 83 and the average Low is 72.

The latest surveys show more than half of Iowa is either in drought already or has very dry conditions, with the worst areas being in western Iowa and moving eastward. “Typically, we expect four-and-a-half inches of rainfall across the state and there are parts of the state that only received 25% of what they normally would get in July,” Glisan says. “There are pockets in west-central Iowa that are anywhere from three to four inches below average.” Coming out of the hotter, drier July, Glisan says August promises to be a cooler, wetter month. “That would be an absolute gift for our drought region. We have 22 counties that are currently in D-2 drought, which is severe drought,” Glisan says. “Cooler temperatures and more rainfall would help mitigate any kind of crop stress that we’re seeing out there but it would also help improve the drought conditions that we’re seeing.”

High temperatures for the week ahead are expected to be in the 70s and low 80s with mostly dry conditions in the forecast.

(Podcast) KJAN 8-a.m. News, 8/3/20

News, Podcasts

August 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

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

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Arrest made in shooting death of Iowa man at son’s funeral

News

August 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Police in eastern Iowa have arrested a man accused of shooting another man in the parking lot of a Davenport funeral home, where he was attending his 8-year-old son’s funeral. The Quad-City Times says 26-year-old Jeramie Shorter, of Davenport, was shot Saturday morning outside Weerts Funeral Home and later died. Shorter was at there to attend the funeral of his son, Jermier Leon Shorter, who died from cancer.

Police later arrested 24-year-old Nuemonei Tre Vonne Laster, of Davenport, who appeared in court Sunday on charges of first-degree murder, eluding, and weapons counts. He is being held on a $300,000 cash bond.

2 arrested in Creston

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August 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The Creston Police Department reports two recent arrests. Sunday night, 47-year old Emily Cook, of Creston, was arrested  for OWI 1st. Cook was released from the Union County Jail on a $1,000 bond. And, at around 6:45-p.m. on Friday, 18-year old Chandler Parker, of Creston, was arrested at the Union County Law Enforcement Center, on a Union County Warrant for Assault Causing Bodily Injury. Parker was released from the Union County Jail on a $1,000 bond.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning News & Funeral report, 8/3/2020

News, Podcasts

August 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The area’s latest and/or top news stories at 7:05-a.m. From KJAN News Director Ric Hanson.

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County-wide Tornado Siren TEST today in Shelby County

News, Weather

August 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency reports the Tornado Siren warning system will be tested today, across Shelby County. The test begins at 12:30-p.m. No severe weather is expected today. Again, the Tornado Warning sirens will sound at 12:30-p.m., across Shelby County.

Iowa COVID-19 update for 8/3/20

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August 3rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Public Health this (Monday) morning, reports 243 additional COVID-19 cases since 10-a.m., Sunday.  The COVID-19 dashboard indicates 45,724 cases have been confirmed statewide since Iowa’s outbreak began. Of the state’s confirmed cases, 33,104 Iowans recovered.  The Iowa DPH reported four additional COVID-19 deaths for a statewide death toll of 878.  COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities account for 473 of the state’s total deaths.

Iowa DPH reports 241hospitalizations (10 more than Sunday), of which 78 patients are in intensive care (3 more than on Sunday). The Iowa DPH said hospitals admitted 27 new COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours compared to 28 on Sunday. Hospitals in western/southwest Iowa report: 14 people are hospitalized with COVID-19; seven are in an ICU; one person was recently admitted, and one was on a ventilator (2 less than Sunday).

The IDPH Dashboard current County/Positive Case count/reported recoveries (   ), and the number of deaths to date (if any)  {    }:

  • Cass: 47 (34) {1}
  • Adair: 20 (16)
  • Adams: 16 (10)
  • Audubon: 28 (15) {1}
  • Guthrie: 126 (80) {5}
  • Montgomery: 43 (29) {3}
  • Pottawattamie: 1,212 (816) {23}
  • Shelby: 160 [2 more than on Sunday] (132) {1}