Anita, IA

Atlantic Fire Department responds to Grease Fire

(Atlantic) This morning, Atlantic firefighters responded to a grease fire at Henningsen’s Process at 6th and Sunnyside Lane in Atlantic. Atlantic Fire Chief Tom Cappel says the call went out at 5:17 am. Chief Cappel thanks the Atlantic Police Department for checking on the incident called in by a...
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Eugene Burr, 91, of Guthrie Center

Graveside services for Eugene Burr, 91, of Guthrie Center, will be Thursday, May 19th at 10:30 am at the Union Cemetery in Guthrie Center. There will be no visitation. /Twigg Funeral Home in Guthrie Center is assisting the family. Survivors include: Son, Rick. 2 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.
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Steve Bakerink, 75, of Fontanelle

Funeral services for Steve Bakerink, 75, of Fontanelle, are pending at the Lamb Funeral Home in Fontanelle. Online condolences may be left to the family at

DAISY Award Presented to Shelley Paulsen, LPN

(Atlantic) Cass Health proudly announces that Shelley Paulsen, LPN was honored with the DAISY Award during Nurses Week. A packed room of family, friends, and colleagues surprised her with a special ceremony to present the award. “I was shocked to walk into that room and see everyone there. While I don’t like being the center of attention, I am grateful for this recognition. I’ve always felt lucky to be a nurse and to be able to have such an impact on others,” said Paulsen.

Atlantic Softball Hall of Fame Inductees Released

(Atlantic) Atlantic Head Softball Coach Terry Hinzmann released the names of the 2022 Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s Hall of Famers is the late Milton Allen and Karen (Hoffmann) Oller . Coach Hinzmann describes the late Milton (Mel) Allen as the pioneer of the Atlantic softball program. Mel...

Girls golfers set to compete in Regional Finals on Wednesday

(Area) The Girls State Golf Tournament Field will be set following Wednesday’s Regional Tournaments. Class 1A and 2A teams had to be in the top two of last week’s postseason play to advance. If a host school was in the top three then a third school advanced. 3A and 4A teams will begin their postseason Wednesday. The top six individuals are also qualifiers.

Baseball Scores from Monday, May 16th

Atlantic 18, Riverside 6 (5 innings) CAM 10, Bedford 0 (Colby Rich Grand Slam. Joe Kauffman, Cade Ticknor, and Lane Spieker combined on a 1-hitter with 13 K’s) Audubon 10, Glidden-Ralston 5 (Brody Schultes 3/3. Carson Meaike 9 K’s in 4 IP) Van Meter 22, Centerville 3. West...

Darrel Andersen Obituary

Darrel E. Andersen was born to Earl and Lily (Greve) Andersen on the 5th of February, 1935. He was a Korean War vet and farmer extraordinaire. He loved his Anita Legion brotherhood (Post 210) and working in the field or with cattle. He was a Christian man who loved our Lord and Savior and was a part of the pack of Earl and Lily’s, which included Eugene, Lois, Doris, Verlee, Roger, and little “sissy” Diane. But he would always say his proudest accomplishment was who God blessed him with to be his life partner and the offspring who came from that partnership.

Steve and Debbie Bakerink Obituary

Steve Bakerink, 75, of Fontanelle, died Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. His wife Debbie Bakerink, 72, also of Fontanelle, died May 4th, at home. A Celebration of Life for Steve and Debbie Bakerink will be held from 5-until 9-p.m. Friday, May 20th, at the Hotel Greenfield, in Greenfield. Lamb Funeral Home in Fontanelle has the arrangements.

Griswold woman arrested in Red Oak for driving with suspended license

(Red Oak) -- A Griswold woman was arrested in Red Oak Tuesday evening. Red Oak Police took 50-year-old Lisa Leraine Carlson into custody during a traffic stop near West 5th Street and B Street in Red Oak. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Carlson had a suspended license through lowa.

Girls Golf finishes in tie with Trojans

On Monday afternoon, the HCHS girls varsity golf team battled the Atlantic Trojans in the heat and ended up tying each other with 214 strokes on the day. Two girls took home medals for the Cyclones. “I thought the girls played tough,” said HCHS Head Golf Coach Todd Bladt. “Macy...

Lillie Johnson Obituary

Lillie Anna Johnson, 94, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022, at the Heritage House in Atlantic. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2022, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic. A brief time of visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. A luncheon will be held immediately after the service followed by burial in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Steve Bakerink, 75 and Debbie Bakerink, 72, of Fontenelle

Celebration of Life Gathering for Steve Bakerink, 75 and Debbie Bakerink, 72, of Fontanelle, will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Hotel Greenfield in Greenfield, Iowa. Burial will be at a later date in the Fontanelle Cemetery. The Lamb Funeral Home in Fontanelle is in charge of the professional arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at

Griswold Schools Superintendent Discusses Open Teaching Positions

(Griswold) Griswold Schools Superintendent Dave Henrichs opened Monday’s school board meeting with an update on the available teaching and non-certified staff positions. Currently, Henrichs says the district is looking to hire two elementary teaching positions, a family consumer science teacher, a bus driver, a custodian, and a handful of coaching positions.

Atlantic Parks and Recreation looking for more lifeguards

(Atlantic) The Atlantic Parks and Recreation Department is still searching for lifeguards for the Sunnyside Pool. Atlantic Parks and Recreation Director Bryant Rasmussen told the Park Board Monday night that they had two individuals that are currently certified that have applied; they had one that signed up to do the class in Atlantic that didn’t show up; and there are three that didn’t sign up for the class so they are trying to get them in another lifeguard class.

(UPDATE) Atlantic Fire called to Henningsen Processing

(Atlantic, Iowa) – Atlantic Fire responded at around 5:17-a.m., today (Tuesday), to a report of thick black smoke coming from a vent at the top of the building at Henningsen Processing, located at 1006 W. 6th Street. Atlantic Fire Chief Tom Cappel…. Cappel said there were no injuries.