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Candidate Forum Tonight In Burlington

Tonight is a chance for Burlington residents to get a better idea of who they would like to see on the city council. There are only 3 open seats for the council and 10 people are running. The candidate forum tonight is hosted by Burlington Professional Women, and will be held in the council chambers at city hall tonight at 7. Questions will be asked by the media, moderator, and public. Each candidate will then have about a minute or so to respond. Continue Reading


Man Has a Bad Day In Henderson County

A Chicago resident driving through Gulport Sunday was arrested for a number of reasons. Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop at Smith Street at Old US Rt. 34. At the traffic stop 23-year-old Jeffery Carpenter was arrested for improper lane usage, driving while license suspended, operating uninsured vehicle, possession of cannabis less than 2.5 grams, and possession of a controlled substance. Carpenter was also arrested on a no bond felony Cook County warrant for violation of probation. Continue Reading


No Jobs Lost, Money Still Saved in Des Moines County

The Des Moines County Board of Supervisors approved the custodial contract with Bridgeway at this morning’s meeting. There are three custodians who work for Des Moines County. One works in the jail, one in the courthouse, and one, who is retiring, works in the public heath and sheriffs office. Chairman Tom Broeker explains the decision they’ve made… “We’ve agreed that the one custodian that is retiring, his job, would be outsourced. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday September 24th

Troy Alan Fenton    Age 38    of    Burlington
Died    Friday 9/20 at his home
Survivors: Wife: Janet Fenton    Burlington
Father – John Fenton (Rose Crane) of Centerville, IAMother – Sue (Robert) Smith of Mediapolis
Children Son    Matt Fenton & Tyler Vahle    Burlington
Daughter    Tammy (Chris Tapscott) Fenton    Burlington
Daughter    Brittany Vahle    Burlington
Sister    Lori (Mike) Thie    Burlington
Brother    Dean (Michelle) Fenton    Burlington
Brother    Jon Fenton    Burlington
Half Brother – Chad Fenton of Centerville, IA
Half Brother – Andy Fenton of Centerville, IA
Family will receive friends    5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 24th, at Lunning Chapel
Celebration of Life    8 p.m. Tuesday, September 24th, at Lunning Chapel

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Council Agrees Library Cut is Needed

The Burlington City Council came up with a wide variety of things they could possibly cut from the budget at last night’s work session. Ideas were thrown out, but the one cut they all seemed to agree upon was the Library. Bob Fleming was curious how much the staff are paid at the library.. and library director Rhonda Frevert was there to answer… Frevert: “Our assistant positions (full-time librarian), they’re around $40,000.” Continue Reading


Shooting in Fort Madison Alley

A man was shot in an alley yesterday afternoon in Fort Madison between the 1400 blocks of Avenue F and G.

The man had a single gunshot wound to his leg. He has not been identified yet and no suspects have been found. The victim is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old. He was taken to Fort Madison Community Hospital and then flown to Iowa City. If you have any information on the shooting, please call the Fort Madison Police. Continue Reading