DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cows in 14 herds in eastern Iowa have come down with an illness spread by small flies and more often found in deer. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says the illness, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease is a virus spread by biting midges. EHD rarely affects cattle, but it has been found in the wild whitetail deer population southern and eastern Iowa. The disease can be fatal in deer but it does not usually kill cows. It can cause fever, ulcers in the mouth and gums, swollen tongue, and lameness. Continue Reading
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Starting Tuesday, uninsured Iowa residents can start using the new online marketplaces created under President Barack Obama’s health care law to compare and buy health insurance plans. After years of debate and preparation, the consumer launch day of the biggest new social welfare program in a generation has arrived. About 264,000 Iowa residents without insurance could benefit. Just how many people will immediately participate is unclear. While Iowa is not a state where political opponents of the law are trying to impede implementation, state officials say there is still work to be done to explain the law to the public. Continue Reading
IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL YESTERDAY AND LAST NITE… IOWA 23, MINNESOTA 7
ILLINOIS 50, MIAMI OF OHIO 14
WESTERN ILLINOIS 24, SOUTH DAKOTA 10
NORTHERN IOWA 41, MCNEESE STATE 6
IOWA WESLEYAN 41, MCMURRAY COLLEGE 14
CORNELL(IA) 23, MONMOUTH 20
MERCER 31, DRAKE 17
NORTHERN ILLINOIS 55, PURDUE 24
MISSOURI 41, ARKANSAS STATE 19
IN OTHER LOCAL SPORTS NEWS…CLASS 1A’S TOP-RATED HOLY TRINITY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM SWEPT ANOTHER PERENNIAL POWERHOUSE…MEDIAPOLIS…25-17 AND 25-8…TO WIN THE SEI SUPERCONFERENCE TOURNAMENT AT LOREN WALKER ARENA. AND BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE SWIMMER MARISSA PURDUM BROKE A 17-YEAR OLD SCHOOL RECORD IN THE 50-YARD FREESTYLE YESTERDAY AT THE GRAYHOUND INVITATIONAL. Continue Reading
IN LOCAL POLITICS, TWO INCUMBENTS AND TWO NEWCOMERS HAVE FILED NOMINATING PETITIONS TO RUN FOR THE WEST BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL. LONG-TIME MAYOR HANS TROUSIL’S NAME IS THE ONLY ONE THAT WILL APPEAR ON THE NOVEMBER 5TH BALLOT FOR THAT POSITION…AND INCUMBENT KARA STEWARD, ALONG WITH NEWCOMERS DOUG ERVINE AND GARY DEEN WILL COMPETE FOR TWO AVAILABLE COUNCIL SEATS.
GOVERNOR BRANSTAD HAS SIGNED THE ANNUAL PROCLAMATION TO ALLOW UP TO 90-THOUSAND POUND LOADS OF SOYBEANS, CORN, HAY, STRAW, SILAGE AND STOVER ON IOWA ROADS. THE PROCLAMATION GOES INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY AND WILL EXPIRE AFTER 60 DAYS. Continue Reading
A BONFIRE IN THE 16-THOUSAND BLOCK OF DODGEVILLE ROAD NEAR SPERRY GOT OUT OF CONTROL AROUND 7:45 LAST(SAT) NITE, WHEN NEIGHBORS STARTED HEARING EXPLOSIONS AND FOUND OUT THAT THERE WERE FIREWORKS INVOLVED.
MEDIAPOLIS AND DANVILLE CREWS PUT OUT THE FIRE AND NO ONE WAS HURT…BUT A DES MOINES COUNTY DEPUTY SAYS A PICTURE WAS KNOCKED OFF A WALL ABOUT 400 YARDS AWAY, FROM THE FORCE OF THE PYROTECHNICS DISPLAY.
University of Kansas anthropology professors are accusing school officials of violating the constitutional rights of a fellow professor by placing him on leave because of a post on Twitter. Via: Fox News Continue Reading