(Atlantic) Atlantic Head, Boys’ Basketball Coach Derek Hall, describes Red Oak as having a two-headed monster with Hunter Gilleland and Max DeVries. The Trojans went 1-1 last week, with a win over Clarinda and a loss to Harlan. The Trojans dug out of an 18-3 first-quarter deficit and closed the gap to three points on several occasions in the second half before falling 72-64.
(Atlantic) Ali Pieken, with the Splash Pad Executive Committee, presented Splash Pad renderings to the Atlantic Parks and Recreation Board Monday evening. The renderings were created by two companies; Vortex and Crouch Recreation. The Board voted to approve a bean shaped, 4,500 sq.
Private Graveside service for Deborah Linn Meyers, age 63, of Anita, will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Anita, IA. Deb is survived by her mother Marilyn Luke; Brothers, Mark Luke, Rex Luke, Mike Luke, and Kevin Meyers, all of Anita, IA.
ATLANTIC – The AHS Music Department held its Swing Inn on Sunday afternoon, which featured performances by the Jazz Band, a new Jazz Choir known as the Accidentals, and show choirs Adrenaline and Ambassadors.
Residents living in and around the Atlantic can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. St Pauls Lutheran Church will host this community event on March 3. The site is located at 1011 E.13th St. in Atlantic.
(Atlantic) The Atlantic School Board discussed the Governor’s push for the School Choice Bill. The Governor’s Bill would give parents around $7,500.00 annually per child if they enroll in private schools. The rub is the effect the bill would have on public schools and, in this case, rural schools, which takes away funds from the school district that needs it and places the money in private institutions.
(Greenfield) The Atlantic High School Archery Team finished third in Bullseye and second in the 3D tournament at the Winter Iowa Games hosted by Nodaway Valley on Saturday. The top ten Atlantic finishers in each division and the interview with Clint Roland are posted below: High School Bullseye:
(Atlantic) The Atlantic Community School District has hired new staff to support English language learners. Superintendent Steve Barber says last fall, there were 27 English language learner students in the district. Currently, that number has increased to nearly 70 students. To better support these students, the district has hired an English Language Learner Teacher, Aya Hamanaka.
(Marion) Aiden Smith captured the individual title at 113, and Atlantic finished third at the 15-team Lloyd Shafter Wrestling Invite at Marion on Saturday. In the title match, Aiden Smith won by an 18-4 major decision over Austin Etzel of Wilton. The Trojans placed nine others in the tourney, including five third-place medals.
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Atlantic Park and Recreation Board Meets Tuesday to Recommend Desired Candidate for Park and Rec Director
(Atlantic) The second candidate for the Atlantic and Rec. Director Position is scheduled for an interview next week. Earlier this month, Atlantic City Administrator John Lund announced the candidate pool had been narrowed down to two candidates. John Wyatt Adderton from Georgia and Michelle Spunaugle from Villisca.
(Harlan) Harlan rallied in the second half to defeat #14 Atlantic 57-46 in a girls’ basketball game at Harlan on Friday night. The Trojans opened up a 26-16 lead in the first half. Sophomore forward Paytn Harter and Maddie Richter provided the scoring punch for the visitors.
We are excited to introduce our newest K9 Rocky, a one-year-old German Shorthair Pointer from the Netherlands. K9 Rocky was purchased from I-80 K9 in Atlantic, Iowa, and is trained in narcotic, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin detection. Deputy Agustin Martinez will be his handler and the duo spent the last 10 days in Atlantic training and forming a close bond, becoming certified.
(Atlantic) (9-3), Atlantic squares off against (8-3) Harlan in a Hawkeye Ten Conference girl’s basketball game at Harlan tonight. The girl’s game is the first of two tonight. Both the girls’ and boys’ games will be live-video streamed on westerniowatoday.com and the radio dial 95.7 F.M.
(Carroll) Atlantic defeated Lewis Central, 47-19, and Kuemper, 46-15, in a double-dual at Kuemper on Thursday. The Trojans won nine out of the 14 matches in the Lewis Central dual. Braxton Hass (106), Jadyn Cox (132), Jarrett Armstrong (170), and Evan Sorensen (285), post falls.
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(Atlantic) The Atlantic School Board, approved the Architect/Engineer contract for $15,000 with Snyder and Associates to complete the scope of work outlined in the proposal for a new high school storage shed. Atlantic School’s Superintendent Steve Barber explained this was tabled at last month’s meeting.
Cass County Democrats Donate to Mollett Park Wellmark Foundation Matching Assets to Community Health Grant
(Atlantic) The Cass County Democrats donated $200 to the Wellmark Foundation Matching Assets to Community Health Grant for the Mollett Park Community Garden Expansion. The project will increase access to healthy foods by expanding available edible landscaping and community gardens, and building new raised garden beds.
(Atlantic) Each year, School Newspapers Online offers student journalism programs with outstanding online publications the opportunity to apply to become a SNO Distinguished Site. This month, the staff of Atlantic High School’s publication, AHSneedle, earned this status. Before being awarded the title of SNO Distinguished Site, AHSneedle earned online digital badges in the areas of site excellence, story page design, writing, multimedia, coverage and audience engagements.
(Atlantic) The #15 Atlantic Trojans Girls’ basketball team overcame a slow start to defeat Clarinda 43-24 in Atlantic on Tuesday night. Madison Wagoner scored five points and Jerzee Knight four to lead Clarinda to a 9-7 first-quarter lead. Atlantic Head Coach Dan Vargason says they knew Clarinda would be a formidable opponent.
(Atlantic) Atlantic knocked down 12 three-point shots, and the Trojans topped Clarinda 74-51 in a Hawkeye Ten Conference Boy’s basketball game at Atlantic on Tuesday night. Colton Rasmussen scored 24 points, and Carter Pellett finished the night with 23 points. Rasmussen knocked down six three-point baskets, and Pellett splashed in five from long-range.
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The Blair boys wrestling team started 3-0 Friday at the Eastern Midlands Conference (EMC) Dual Tournament, but lost its last two matchups to finish third in Waverly. The host Vikings beat the Bears 29-26 before the champion Bennington Badgers topped coach Erich Warner's squad, 39-29.
(Atlantic) For the past several months, AMC Rapid Care has been operating temporarily out of space within the Atlantic Medical Center during the Rapid Care Expansion project. Cass Health Officials announced today AMC Rapid Care has officially moved back into their remodeled clinic at Cass Health.
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Atlantic Hosts Clarinda in Boy’s Hoops: The game will be 95.7 F.M. and live Video-Streamed on westerniowatoday.com
(Atlantic) The Atlantic boys’ basketball team is back in action tonight against Clarinda. This is the second meeting between these two teams this season. The Trojans won the first game on December 6, 53-41. Atlantic Head Coach Derek Hall wants the team to come out, play hard, and be aggressive.
(Atlantic) The Cass County Board of Supervisors will take action on appointments to Victoria Township Clerk and Medical Examiner Deputies and Investigators this morning. The Supervisors will set the 2023 County Holidays, take action on a five-year lease extension with Cambridge Law Firm, and discuss/possibly take action on using Zoom for Supervisors meetings in 2023.
(Atlantic) Atlantic won three events in a dual swim meet with Lewis Central at the Nishna Valley Family YMCA on Monday. Hunter Quist finished first in the 200-Yard Free (2:11.79). The 200 Yard Medley team of Alex Lihs, Abe Schechinger, Keaton Rieken, and Kyler Rieken finished first in a time of (1:54.10), and Rieken, Rieken, Quist, and Lihs won the 200 Yard Free Relay in a time of (1:40.67).
(Atlantic) Iowa Western Community College President Dr. Dan Kinney will be in Atlantic later this month to meet with the public and hear feedback on the need for future programming at IWCC and how they can meet the needs of the Cass County Communities. Dr, Kinney says the discussion will also help them plan for future workforce programming at Iowa Western Community College.
(Spencer) The Atlantic High School Archery team finished second in Bullseye and 3D at the Spencer Tournament on Saturday. It was a close battle between Atlantic and Spencer in both the Bullseye and 3D competitions. The scores, and interview with Atlantic Head Coach Clint Roland are posted below.