BURLINGTON CITY CLERK KATHLEEN SALISBURY LATE YESTERDAY(MON) AFTERNOON SWORE IN NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS TIM SCOTT & BECKY SHOCKLEY AND RETURNING COUNCILMAN BOB FLEMING. OUTGOING MAYOR JIM DAVIDSON AND MAYOR PRO-TEM CHRIS REED PARTICIPATED IN THEIR FINAL MEETING AND BOTH SAID THEY’LL MISS IT. THIS THURSDAY AT 4:30 THE NEW COUNCIL WILL ELECT A NEW MAYOR AND MAYOR PRO-TEM. Continue Reading
IT COULD BE CONTROVERSIAL, SO THE BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL AGREED BY CONSENSUS YESTERDAY(MON) TO TALK MORE…AT THE NEXT WORK SESSION…ABOUT A PROPOSAL TO CHARGE RESIDENTS A “RESPONSE” FEE WHEN THEY CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
CHIEF MATT TREXEL SAYS THERE ARE POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES. FOR INSTANCE, SUCH A FEE MIGHT BE COVERED BY INSURANCE, BUT NOT ALWAYS. TREXEL CHECKED WITH SEVERAL LOCAL AGENTS. THE CHIEF SAYS HIS RESEARCH TURNED UP VERY FEW IOWA (FIRE) DEPARTMENTS THAT CHARGE THE FEE. Continue Reading
THE MEDICAL EXAMINER WILL FIND OUT FOR CERTAIN, BUT THE COLD WEATHER MORE-THAN-LIKELY HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE DEATH OF AN 81-YEAR OLD BURLINGTON WOMAN LAST(MON) NITE. THE VICTIM…WHOSE NAME IS BEING WITHHELD UNTIL HER RELATIVES ARE ALL NOTIFIED…WAS FOUND ON HER FRONT STEPS IN THE 2-THOUSAND BLOCK OF SUNNYSIDE, JUST AFTER 3 O’CLOCK THIS(TUE) MORNING…AND POLICE SAY IT APPEARS THAT SHE HAD GONE OUT TO GET HER MAIL AROUND 7 LAST(MON) NITE AND NEVER GOT BACK IN. Continue Reading
HOLY TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL’S MIKAELA FOECKE HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAX-PREPS ALL-AMERICA JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR.
FOECKE…WHO HAD 760 “KILLS,” TO LEAD THE CRUSADERS TO A 47 AND 5 RECORD AND A SECOND PLACE FINISH IN THE CLASS “A” STATE TOURNAMENT…HAS COMMITTED VERBALLY TO PLAY AT NEBRASKA AFTER HER SENIOR YEAR.
IN GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL YESTERDAY…..
ILLINI WEST WON THE BEARDSTOWN LADY TIGER CLASSIC, BY BEATING SOUTH FULTON 44 TO 28. WEST HANCOCK’S GIRLS FINISHED FOURTH, LOSTING TO ABINGDON 55 TO 53.
IN COLLEGE WRESTLING…..
THE IOWA HAWKEYES HAD THREE CHAMPIONS…14 OF ITS 16 WRESTLERS PLACED…AND THEY FINISHED WITH 187 ½ POINTS, BEATING SECOND PLACE EDINBORO BY 85 POINTS, AT THE MIDLANDS CHAMPIONSHIP IN EVANSTON, ILLINOIS. MICHIGAN WAS THIRD, ILLINOIS FOURTH AND NORTHERN IOWA CAME IN FIFTH. Continue Reading
A Burlington man was arrested and released today after allegedly hitting his wife in the eye with a gun Sunday night. According to authorities, the victim was sent to Great River Medical Center’s ER with an injury to her left eye. It was swollen, discolored, and cut. She also had bruises on her arm. The victim told authorities her husband, 34-year-old Jessy Hulett, threw her onto the bed, pulled out a gun, threatened her, and then hit her in the eye with the weapon. Continue Reading
It’s been a challenging, but rewarding year for one Burlington family. Tiffini and Bruce Brockway lost their 10-year-old son Garrett in a tree accident earlier this year, and have been raising awareness of organ donation ever since. Because of their efforts and the lives Garrett saved through his donations, his photo will be one of 81 featured on the Donate Life Float in the Rose Parade in Pasadena California New Years Day. The theme of the float this year is “Light Up the World with Organ Donation”, which makes Garrett’s Dad, Bruce Brockway, very happy… “For Tiffini and I, that’s a very appropriate theme. Continue Reading
HANCOCK COUNTY’S TOP LAW ENFORCER IS DEAD. THE QUINCY HERALD-WHIG SAYS 53-YEAR OLD STATE’S ATTORNEY JIM DROZDZ WAS DRIVING A TRUCK FOR DOT FOODS IN DADE COUNTY, GEORGIA OVER THE WEEKEND, WHEN HE LOST CONTROL ON AN I-24 ENTRANCE RAMP…LEFT THE ROADWAY…AND STRUCK A CULVERT. DROZDZ WAS KILLED IN THE CRASH. Continue Reading
Name: Paul Daniel “Dan” Hoschek Resident of: Burlington, Iowa
Died: Friday morning, December 27, 2013
Where: University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa
Survivors: Dan is survived by his wife Joyce of Burlington who recently celebrated 13 years together. One daughter, Shelby Hoschek of New London, Iowa and one son Nathan Hoschek also of New London, Iowa. Two step-daughters, Wendy (Kasey) Rider of Danville, IA and Megan Doyle of Burlington, Iowa. Two step-sons, Derrick (Jaleesa) Doyle of Danville, IA and Curtis (Candi) Doyle also of Danville, IA. Grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Continue Reading
FIRE GUTTED THE GARAGE AT 47-52 SUMMER STREET ROAD IN BURLINGTON AROUND 8 O’CLOCK YESTERDAY(SAT) MORNING.
NO ONE WAS HURT, BUT DAMAGE TO THE BUILDING AND ITS CONTENTS…OWNED BY KATHLEEN BURRELL…WAS ESTIMATED AT 4-THOUSAND DOLLARS. A FIRE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAYS THE CAUSE APPEARS TO’VE BEEN ELECTRICAL.
THIS FIRE IS NOT THOUGHT TO BE RELATED TO THE HOUSE FIRE AT 5134 SUMMER STREE ON THURSDAY. Continue Reading
Saudi-led coalition plans ground attacks in Yemen after taking key city
BEIRUT - After four months of setbacks, fighters backed by Saudi Arabia have seized the offensive in Yemen's war, taking control of a major city and pressing to expand ground operations against rebel forces.