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Marshalls Hiring Event Starts Tomorrow

How about a new job at a new business? The new Marshalls store will be opening soon at Westland Mall in West Burlington. Tomorrow will be the beginning of a 3-day hiring event. It runs from 9-5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Positions available include cashiers, sales associates, coordinators, and merchandise processors. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday September 23rd

Carolyn Ross Latty Stebbins of Burlington died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa.  She was born January 1, 1940 at Burlington, Iowa the daughter of John Penny and Helen Gregson Coe Latty. On February 11, 1978 she married James Henry Stebbins in Burlington. Mrs. Stebbins attended grade school at Latty School and was a 1957 graduate of Sperry High School, attended Parsons College in  Fairfield, Iowa for 1 ½ years and was a 1959 graduate of Burlington Junior College and a 1963 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Nursing in Iowa City.  After graduation she worked at the University Hospital in Iowa City, taught in the School of Nursing at Burlington Medical Center and was Director of Admissions at BMC for 13 years. She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority at Parsons College where she lived in the Sorority House.  In her younger years she was a member of First Congregational Church of Burlington where she was a member of Congregators and served several terms as a Deaconess on the Diaconate Board.  She was a 25 plus year member of the What-So-Ever- Circle of Kings Daughters.  She was a past Worthy Matron of White Star Chapter of Eastern Star in Mediapolis and later was a member of the E.C. Blackmar Chapter of Eastern Star in Burlington.  During her years in Eastern Star she held several offices including Worthy Matron and also was a District Instructor in Iowa.  Mrs. Stebbins enjoyed traveling and was a lover flowers and working in her many flower beds. Survivors include her husband, four daughters: Deborah (Mike) Pintar of Burlington, Linda (Robert) Hoover and Susan (Jeff) Haines both of Mt. Continue Reading

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Armed Robber on the Loose in Burlington

A robber has not be captured yet in Burlington. Authorities say they believe at this time, it is a white male and that he is armed. He took an undisclosed amount of money from the Gasland on North 8th Street this morning. Authorities were called at around 3:40am. No one was harmed. Continue Reading

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Shed in Burlington Fully Engulfed

No one was hurt, but a shed at the home of 4115 Summer Street went up in flames this afternoon. Authorities were called by someone driving by the home who noticed the shed was on fire. When authorities arrived around 3:30pm, it was fully engulfed. They said that the resident was burning a pile of trash near by, went inside for maybe 15 minutes, and then found the shed was on fire.   Continue Reading

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UPDATE: Limo in Burlington Goes Up in Flames

A limo driving down West Ave. in Burlington this afternoon went up in flames. At around 5:30pm the white limousine (shown in the picture) was fully engulfed near Ironwood and West Ave. According to authorities, there was only one person in the vehicle, the driver, who was sent with injuries to Great River Medical Center. No word on the person’s condition. Continue Reading

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Bank Celebrates 125 Years, Still Going Strong

Businesses seem to come and go, especially in a bad economy… but that’s not the story of Lee County Bank and Trust. They celebrated 125 years of business yesterday in Fort Madison with a cookout that was free to the public. The bank was originally called Lee County Savings Bank and opened in 1888. Marketing Director for the bank, Carla Meierotto, says there has been huge changes since 1888… Continue Reading

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Burlington Man Falls Asleep at the Wheel, Causes Serious Injury

It was a bad situation yesterday afternoon on US 34 after a driver fell asleep at the wheel. 57-year-old Benny Stoltz of Burlington was 1/2 mile east of Carman Road, traveling westbound, when he fell asleep, crossed the center line, and struck a vehicle carrying 43-year-old Brian Lane of Mount Union,who was the driver, and 41-year-old Jennifer Lane of Mount Union, the passenger. After the collision, the vehicle driven by Lane traveled off the road and overturned. The passenger, then had to be extricated by emergency personnel and flown to Iowa City Hospital with serious injuries. Also in the accident was a third driver, 18-year-old Katie Heidersheit of Arenzville, Illinois. Continue Reading

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Get a “Back-Up” Tree

A popular tree-planting program is coming to Burlington October 12th. The program will be offering landscape quality trees at discounts to Alliant Energy customers. The city of Burlington has more than 900 ash trees… and most know of the dreaded emerald ash borer that was reported earlier this summer in Burlington, which destroys ash trees. The Iowa DNR recommends planting trees of another species within 30 feet of an ash if you have one, just in case it becomes infested. Continue Reading

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Save a Horse, Ride a Mule

The 28th Annual Clark County Mule Festival kicks off in Kahoka, Missouri today. The weekend long festival revolves around the beloved mule of Missouri. Festival Vice President Becki Krueger gives a little history lesson… “Everybody’s heard of the Missouri mule. Missouri was the mule capital back in WWII. Continue Reading

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Iowa Deer Season Approaching Fast

It’s officially fall, which has many hunters in Iowa pretty excited for deer season. The first official hunting season starts tomorrow for youth and hunters with disabilities. For those who don’t fit those categories, according to Willy Suchy, who is with the Iowa DNR, your chance is coming October 1st… “What Iowa does is, we have a variety of different seasons and opportunities for hunters so they can pick and choose. The first statewide season that’s open for everyone is the October 1st opening of the bow season.” Continue Reading