IA Juvy Home in Transition; 1st Public Hearing Today

Officials say teenage girls are no longer being kept in long-term isolation cells at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, but interim superintendent Mark Day admits physical restraints are still being used when residents are trying to harm themselves or others. Day told a state senate committee on Tuesday most of the residents come from dysfunctional homes or foster care situations that didn’t work out.  Representatives of the advocacy group “Disability Rights Iowa” visited the home late last year and found some teens were being kept in isolation for months and one had been in isolation for nearly a year. The home’s top administrators back then are gone, and the interim superintendent says his staff is making changes.  Day says his goal is to continue to reduce the use of physical restraints. The home’s acting superintendent says the Iowa Juvenile Home facilities regularly pass fire and safety inspections, but he says it’s in need of renovations and other safety measures, as some structures date back to the 1920s. Senator Janet Petersen, a Democrat from Des Moines, is chair of the Senate Oversight Committee, the panel that held yesterday’s hearing. Continue Reading

KBUR Sports

Hawkeyes Take 6th at GolfWeek Challenge

IN HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL…
 

NORTH SCOTT SWEPT BURLINGTON (25-21, 25-23 & 25-18)

WB TOOK 3-IN-A-ROW FROM CENTRAL LEE (27-25, 25-18 & 28-26)

ND SWEPT DANVILLE (25-20, 25-17 & 25-21)

(#6-1A) NEW LONDON BEAT CARDINAL IN THREE (25-14, 25-15 & 25-10)

IOWA MENNONITE UPSET (#7-1A) WINFIELD-MT.UNION IN 5 GAMES

PEKIN BEAT WAPELLO IN FOUR

COLUMBUS OVER LONE TREE IN FIVE

(#15-4A) MT. PLEASANT TOOK FOUR GAMES TO DEFEAT FT.MADISON

 

IN GIRLS SWIMMING…

 
MUSCATINE BEAT BURLINGTON 111 TO 57
 

IN CROSS COUNTRY…

 

MID-PRAIRIE WON THE BOYS AND GIRLS MEETS AT THE ENGLISH VALLEYS INVITATIONAL.   IN THE BOYS COMPETITION, CLEAR CREEK-AMANA WAS SECOND, L-M THIRD AND HIGHLAND FOURTH.  

AMONG THE GIRLS, LOUISA-MUSCATINE FINISHED SECOND, FOLLOWED BY NORTH MAHASKA AND ENGLISH VALLEYS.  

IN BOYS GOLF…

 

JEFF COLWELL LED THE WAY WITH A 39 AND WEST CENTRAL BEAT SOUTHEASTERN 173 TO 183 AT THE TRI-COUNTY COUNTRY CLUB IN AUGUSTA(IL).  

***AND AT THE GOLF-WEEK CONFERENCE CHALLENGE AT SPIRIT HOLLOW IN BURLINGTON, VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR SCOTT VINCENT SHOT A FINAL ROUND 64 YESTERDAY(TUE), VAULTING HIM INTO A TIE WITH STEWART JOLLY OF LSU FOR FIRST PLACE, AND PUSHING HIS HOKIES INTO SECOND PLACE IN THE TEAM STANDINGS BEHIND OKLAHOMA.   ALEX MCMAHON OF ARIZONA AND JAMES NEWTON OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS TIED FOR THIRD, ONE SHOT BEHIND VINCENT & JOLLY.    IOWA FINISHED 6TH AS A TEAM, LED BY RYAN MARKS WITH A 216 AND STEVEN IHM, WHO SHOT A 218. Continue Reading

Hatch

Minimum Wage Increase a Goal for Governor Candidate

He hopes to go from senator to governor in 2014. Senator Jack Hatch, a democrat, made several stops in Southeast Iowa today, announcing his campaign for Governor. Hatch spoke at Big Muddy’s in Burlington… “Understand very clearly that the first job of the democratic candidate, myself and my two opponents, is to convince you that a Democrat can win and beat Terry Branstad.” Hatch spoke about many things he would focus on if elected as governor, one being the increase of minimum wage… Continue Reading

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Early Registration Almost Over for Garrett Brockway 5K Run/Walk

You’ve probably seen the signs around town, but the Garrett Brockway 5K Run/Walk is next weekend. Bruce Brockway, the father of 10-year-old Garrett who passed away earlier this year, encourages people to sign up now because the registration fee goes up $10 after Friday… “Anything after Friday, we can’t guarantee a t-shirt because it’s just getting too close to the race. But to register you can either go to garrettspath.org or go to getmeregistered.com.” The money raised will go to Garrett’s Foundation which helps raise organ donation awareness. Continue Reading

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Major Road Work along U.S. 34 in Burlington

Motorist should use caution when driving through Burlington on U.S. 34 for the next few months. Today the Iowa Department of Transportation began a few road work projects. The construction consists of shoulder widening and pavement patching so there will be lane restrictions. There may also be some lane and ramp closures. Construction work is also expected on the Central Avenue bridge that crosses U.S. 34. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday September 17th

Dale Eugene Anderson, 91 years, of McDonald, Tennessee and formerly of Fort Madison, Iowa died at 1:10 amSaturday, September 14, 2013 at the Life Care of Collegedale, Tennessee.  He was born June 28, 1922 at New London, Iowa, a son of Earl and June (Mathews) Anderson.  He first married Lois Eichholz.  They later divorced.  On October 8, 1983, he married Joye Bess Gresham Counts at Fort Madison, Iowa.  She preceded him in death July 23, 2004. 

 

He worked for True Temper for 12 years, then at the Crandon Paper Mill for 27 years.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Montrose.  He loved to pitch horseshoes, fish, sing, dance, and play musical instruments.  

He is survived by three children: Charlotte Anderson, of McDonald, Tennessee; Roger (wife Kathy) Anderson, of Fort Madison, Iowa; and Vicky Van Winkle, of Fort Madison, Iowa; one stepson, Mark (wife Liz) Counts, of Fort Madison, Iowa; nine grandchildren; two step grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and one sister, Mazie Englehart, of Minnesota.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife and three sisters.  

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 7:00 pmTuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison with a Christian Wake Service at 7:00 pm Tuesday evening.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 amWednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, FortMadison.  Burial will be at the OaklandCemetery, Fort Madison, Iowa.  A memorial has been established, contributions may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison.  Online condolences to the Anderson Family may be made from www.barrmemorialchapel.com . 

Edlef P. Boysen, age 93, passed away Sunday, September 15, at his home in Mediapolis, Iowa.  Edlef was born August 12, 1920, at home in rural Morning Sun, the son of Thede and Marie (Hinrichsen) Boysen.  He married Maxine Kerr of Columbus Jct., Iowa, on March 3, 1940. Edlef graduated from Wapello High School in the class of 1938. Continue Reading

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Stretch of 61 Past Fert-Plant Site Now 55 mph

HIWAY-61 TRAVELERS, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU:

THE SPEED LIMIT IS BEING REDUCED ON A STRETCH OF THE ROAD NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE OF THE NEW FERTILIZER PLANT, JUST SOUTH OF WEVER. EFFECTIVE AS SOON AS ALL THE SIGNS ARE INSTALLED, 61 WILL BE 55 MILES-PER-HOUR BETWEEN 3-THOUSAND FEET SOUTH OF 180TH STREET TO 3-THOUSAND FEET NORTH. Continue Reading

Hatch Makes it Official — He’s a Candidate

HE’S RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR AND STATE SENATOR JACK HATCH OF DES MOINES WILL MAKE IT OFFICIAL TODAY(TUE) AT NOON AT BIG MUDDY’S IN BURLINGTON…AND AT 2 O’CLOCK AT THE IVY CAFE IN FORT MADISON. THE 17TH DISTRICT DEMOCRAT IS MAKING THE ROUNDS, ANNOUNCING HIS INTENTION TO SEEK THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION. :19

 

HATCH BECOMES THE THIRD DEMOCRAT SO FAR HOPING TO UNSEAT REPUBLICAN TERRY BRANSTAD NEXT YEAR. STATE REPRESENTATIVE TYLER OLSON AND FORMER STATE REP. BOB KRAUSE ARE THE OTHERS. THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY IN 2014 WILL BE JUNE THIRD. Continue Reading