Fontanelle, 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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Creston Police Reported Two Arrests

(Creston) Creston Police arrested two people in separate incidents. Police arrested 24-year-old Samantha Rose of Creston on Monday at Walmart for 5th-degree theft. Police cited and released Rose from the scene. Police arrested 54-year-old Christopher Joseph Conklin of Muskogee, Oklahoma, at Sumner and Adams for possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers...

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.

Creston Weekend Police Report

(Creston) Creston Police reported two arrests over the weekend. Police arrested 32-year-old Kenny Joe Cunningham of Greenfield on Friday at the Creston Union County Law Enforcement Center. Authorities charged Cunningham with Assault. Officers transported Cunningham to the Union County Jail and released him later on a $300 cash or surety bond.

Creston's Anderson excited to keep soccer career going at Northwestern

(Creston) -- Creston soccer star Aidan Anderson will continue his career at Northwestern College in the future. "It's super exciting," Anderson said. "I've played this sport my whole life, and I could play it all day and not get tired of it. I'm excited to keep going next year." Anderson...

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...

Ravens Send Rempel To State

Teams from the eastern half of Iowa and beyond converged on Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Iowa City Monday for the Class 1A district tournment with team and individual state tournament bids on the line. Hillcrest Academy will see the maroon and black in Ames this year as the Raven’s Jace Rempel highlighted area competitors by taking one of those state bids, firing a district runner-up round of 84, one shot behind district champion Ryan Stiles of Earlham with an 83. After clinching the bid, Rempel, and his coach Phil Schintler talked about the day. Rempel said, “Hole 15 was big, I put a shot from 200 yards pretty close for birdie. All I could think of when I saw the scores was on to state! Nothing else but that!”

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...

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