Record Crowd for Calkins Nature Area Halloween Hike
10/20/2014 - This year's Halloween Hike at the Calkins Nature Area southwest of Iowa Falls had nearly double the participants as in past years. Lucas Wagner, Interpretive Park Ranger tells KLMJ News that the turnout and weather for the annual event was awesome. He estimates over 5-hundred people turned out for the Halloween Hike last week to participate in not only the Hike, but pumpkin carving; stargazing; hayrides; face painting; a bon fire; contests and more. Wagner says particpants enjoyed the new costumed characters along the hiking trail and making smores around the bon fire. Wagner says they also held a chili supper as a fundraiser and ran out of everything. Donations were used towards the Barlow Community Foundation Challenge.
North Butler Informational Meeting 7:30 Monday Night
10/20/2014 - Tonight (Mon), the North Butler School Board is holding a public informational meeting in Greene concerning the district's financial situation. At tonight's meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to speak, but must first be signed in prior to the start of the meeting. Those who choose to speak will have three minutes and one time only to speak. The board is asking that comments remain positive and that attendees respect the views of others. Tonight's (Mon) North Butler Public Informational meeting begins 7:30pm in the high school gymnasium in Greene. Another meeting will be held next Monday, October 27th in Allison.
HD Middle Schooler's Chose For September Godfather's Principal's Lunch Club
10/20/2014 - Ten students at the Hampton-Dumont Middle School were selected for the September Godfather's Principal's Lunch Club. Each student was nominated by their teachers for following B.A.R.K. expectations - Be Safe, Act Responsibility, Respect Others, Keep Achieving - and for being good citizens of the community and school. Members were awarded free pizzas from Godfather's Pizza. Two staff members were also selected by the administration for their efforts this school year.
Left: Members of the Godfather's Principal's Lunch Club for September include:
Front (L-R): Isabelle Miller, Michael Showalter, Noah Shaver. Middle (L-R): Tomas Cavazos, Zach Galindo, Tony Spradlin (Principal), Logan Miller, Hillary Gonzalez.
Back (L-R): Lucio Martinez, Kevin Kenrichs, Nate Boock (Dean of Students), Jordan Leland, Miguel Leyva. Not Pictured: Danielle Brood. Courtesy of HD School.
Shell Rock Historical Society Annual Meeting Tuesday
10/20/2014 - The Shell Rock Community Historical Society will hold its annual meeting this Tuesday (Oct 21) at the Boyd Building in Shell Rock. The Historical Society will review the past year and discuss plans for 2015. The Historical Entertainment will feature a panel discussion, moderated by Larry Young, made up of past and present participants in the Shell Rock Swing Show. Next year is the 50th Anniversary of the Shell Rock Swing Show. The panelists will discuss behind the scenes activities, why they became involved and why they continue to be part of the show. A short business meeting will follow for society members which will include election of board members. The Shell Rock Community Historical Society Annual Meeting is Tuesday, 7pm. The public is welcome to attend. One note to pass along - the Shell Rock Historical Museum will close for the season next Saturday, October 25th. Hours are 10am until 2pm.
Rockwell Farmers Busy Over the Weekend
10/20/2104 - It was a good weekend for farmers to harvest crops. Margaret Nuehring who manages the Five Star Coop in Rockwell says combines were running over the weekend in Cerro Gordo County. Nuehring says 70 to 80 percent of the soybeans in her trade area have been combined. Nuehring says yields are running in the mid 50's. She says very little corn has been harvested, farmers are waiting for mother nature to dry down the corn which is still averaging in the low to mid 20's as far as moisture. The state's weekly crop report is expected to be released later in the day.
Hampton Open Burning Begins November 1st
10/19/2014 - The official period for Hampton residents to burn yard waste does not begin until November 1st. From November 1st to November 30th Hampton residents will be allowed to burn yard waste from noon until dark everyday. The Hampton Police Department yesterday (Sat.) responded to two calls of individuals illegally burning leaves and grass.
Flag Disposal Ceremony Monday in Hampton
10/20/2014 - The Hampton American Legion Post 183 will be holding a flag burning ceremony at the fairgrounds in Hampton tonight (Mon.). Legion Member, Jim Zacharias tells KLMJ News the ceremony scheduled for last week was postponed due to weather, but will be held tonight at 6 o'clock. The ceremony, which is open to the public consists of placing the flags on a frame, a short ceremony and setting the flags on fire. Once the flags are burned, the ashes are picked up and buried at an undisclosed location.
Power Outage Hits Portions Of Hampton
10/19/2014 - This (Sun.) morning at 7:48am a power outage struck parts of Hampton. MidAmerican Energy Spokesperson Ruth Comer tells KLMJ News that an animal caused the outage. MidAmerican crews replaced a transformer in the 18-hundred block of 4th Street Northeast. Power was restored to all 691 customers by 9:50am today (Sun.).
KLMJ/KQCR To Air Candidate News Feature Stories
10/18/2014 - The November 4th General Election is fast approaching. KLMJ/KQCR has offered all local candidates that are running in contested races an opportunity to be featured in news broadcasts in the upcoming days prior to the Election. Candidates that responded to the offer will be featured on KLMJ in the 7 and 8am, noon and 5pm news and on KQCR in the 6:30 and 8:30am, 12:30 and 5:30pm news beginning this Monday (Oct 20) running through October 31st.
KLMJ GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE NEWS FEATURES
Oct 20th Cindy Dirksen-NP Franklin County Treasurer
Oct 21st Pat Wright-D Cerro Gordo County Treasurer
Rick Dunn-NP Hardin County Attorney
Oct 22nd Nancy Paule Huisinga-D State Representative District 8
Oct 23rd Terry Baxter-R State Representative District 8
Brian Lauterbach-NP Hardin County Supervisor-At Large
Oct 24th Shawn Dietz-R State Senate District 27
Renee McClellan-R Hardin County Supervisor-At Large
Oct 27th Ann Troge-NP Floyd County Attorney
Oct 28th Doug Nelson-R Cerro Gordo County Supervisor District 2
Mark Reiher-NP Butler County Supervisor District 3
Oct 29th Rusty Eddy-R Butler County Supervisor District 3
John Drury-NP Cerro Gordo County Supervisor District 2
Oct 30th Amanda Ragan-D State Senate District 27
Lance Granzow-R Hardin County Supervisor-At Large
Oct 31st Rachel Ginbey-R Floyd County Attorney
KQCR GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE NEWS FEATURES
Oct 20th Shawn Dietz-R State Senate District 27
Oct 21st Rachel Ginbey-R Floyd County Attorney
Oct 22nd Lance Granzow-R Hardin County Supervisor-At Large
Oct 23rd Brian Lauterbach-NP Hardin County Supervisor-At Large
Oct 24th Amanda Ragan-D State Senate District 27
Oct 27th Renee McClellan-R Hardin County Supervisor-At Large
Oct 28th Rusty Eddy-R Butler County Supervisor District 3
Oct 29th Ann Troge-NP Floyd County Attorney
Oct 30th Rick Dunn-NP Hardin County Attorney
Oct 31st Mark Reiher-NP Butler County Supervisor District 3
Fire Destroys Car In Latimer
10/18/2014 - This (Sat.) morning the Latimer Fire Department was called out on the report of a car on fire in the 200 block of Van Kirk Street. No injuries reported. Latimer Fire Chief Mike Keehn tells KLMJ News the car is a total loss. The heat from the fire melted siding on the south side of a nearby home. Keehn says the cause appears to be electrical in nature. Firefighters were on the scene for one hour. Assisting agencies were the West Franklin and F-G-H Ambulances, Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa State Patrol.