Obituaries Monday November 25th

Garry Thomas, 56, of Burlington, died at 11:33 AM Sunday, November 24, 2013, at his home.  Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory. The funeral service for Mrs. Marian Anderson, 94, of New London, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 27th  at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor James Roth will officiate with interment being held in BurgeCemetery, rural New London.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday and the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the New London Nursing and RehabCenter. Father John Whalen, 70, of Burlington, died at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa, on Sunday, November 24, 2013.     
Born on March 27, 1943 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Joseph P. and Marcella A. Whalen. Continue Reading

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Garry Thomas Dies; Founder of South Hill Neighborhood Association

Former Burlington City Councilman and South Hill Neighborhood Association founder, Garry Thomas, died yesterday after an extended illness. He was 56. Thomas was a local businessman, pastor, and former high school and college basketball player. He was probably best known over the past few years as president and driving force behind the Neighborhood Association and it’s numerous projects and efforts to change the image of the south hill area. Final arrangements are pending at Thielen Funeral Home in Burlington. Continue Reading

Iowa a Big Bird in Turkey Production

There are roughly 130 turkey farms in Iowa that have been busy preparing for this week as Thanksgiving Day draws near. Iowa Turkey Federation Executive Director Gretta Irwin says Iowa ranks ninth nationwide in turkey production. Iowa ranks fifth in the country for turkey processing as Hillshire Brands in Storm Lake and West Liberty Foods in West Liberty, combined, process over 15.5 million turkeys annually. Irwin says Iowans will find great prices on turkeys as they prepare for the Thanksgiving Day meal.   The Iowa Turkey Federation’s website was recently revamped and includes a host of tips and ideas for preparing turkeys. Governor Terry Branstad will uphold an annual tradition today (Monday), by pardoning two Iowa-grown turkeys during a ceremony at Terrace Hill. Continue Reading

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School Bd. to Look at More Early Retirements

THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONITE AT 7 AND WILL DISCUSS ANOTHER EARLY RETIREMENT PROGRAM, AS A COST-CUTTING MEASURE.  

IF APPROVED IN ITS PRESENT FORM, CERTIFIED AND NON-CERTIFIED DISTRICT EMPLOYEES WHO ARE 55-OR-OLDER…AND WITH AT LEAST 10 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE DISTRICT…WOULD BE ABLE TO APPLY UNTIL JANUARY 6TH.  

 

 

 

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Burlington Council to Talk Employee Health Insurance

THE BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL HOLDS ONE OF ITS EVERY-OTHER-MONDAY WORK SESSIONS THIS(MON) AFTERNOON AND AMONG THE “DISCUSSION” ITEMS IS THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THE CITY SPENDS ON HEALTH-CARE FOR ITS EMPLOYEES.  

 

DIRECTOR RHONDA FREVERT WILL GIVE THE LIBRARY’S ANNUAL REPORT…AND COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY TALK ABOUT PROPOSED AGREEMENTS WITH VENU-WORKS AND STEAMBOAT DAYS FOR OPERATION OF MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM AND THE PORT-OF-BURLINGTON, ALTHO THERE’S NOTHING IN WRITING IN THE MEETING PACKET. TODAY’S(MON) SESSION IS AT 4:30 AND THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.   Continue Reading

KBUR Sports

UNI Men, Women Lose; H-S Tourney Time

 IN MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL YESTERDAY(SUN)…..  

MARYLAND 80, NORTHERN IOWA 66

(SATURDAY)  SCC 76, IOWA CENTRAL 73 (SCC PLAYS AT KANKAKEE TUESDAY NITE – HOT 97-3)

 

 

IN WOMENS ACTION…..  

IOWA 67, UNI 60
IOWA STATE 89, DRAKE 47
(SATURDAY)  IOWA WESTERN 93, SCC 73

 

 

 

IN MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONITE…..  
IOWA STATE HOSTS UMKC
UNI AT THE PARADISE JAM

  

IN WOMENS GAMES TONITE…..  

WESTERN ILLINOIS AT EASTERN ILLINOIS

 

 

IN BOYS HIGH SCHOOL GAMES TONITE….. Continue Reading

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Leaf Pickup Ending Soon in Burlington

If you still have leaves in your yard that need to be bagged, time is running short. The City of Burlington has announced December 6th as the last day for leaf pickup. Always have your leaves on the curb in the brown paper yard bags or trash cans by 7am. If your trash gets picked up on Friday, your leaves will be picked up for the last time December 2nd. If your trash route is Monday, your leaves will get picked up on Dec 3… Continue Reading

Fatal I-88 Shooting by IL DNR Officer

 STERLING, Ill. (AP) _ Illinois Conservation Police say an officer shot and killed a motorist who pinned an Illinois State Police trooper with his vehicle during a traffic stop.  
The shooting happened Friday along Interstate 88 near Sterling after the trooper stopped the motorist. Illinois conservation police say the driver made a u-turn, striking and pinning the state trooper against his squad car. The
conservation officer also responded to the scene and saw the pinned trooper.   The Daily Gazette reports that conservation police say the officer then shot the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Continue Reading

Branstad Jobs Recount Shows Less Progress

 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Governor Terry Branstad is downsizing his recent claims of job creation in the state.  
 Branstad _ who pledged to create 200,000 new jobs in five years during his 2010 campaign _ recently claimed he has added more than 160,000 jobs since taking office.   His administration now says the actual figure was 128,000 following new federal jobs data out Friday.  
 Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht said via email that the change was simply due to calculations with revised data and the governor never sought to mislead Iowans.  
 The new figure has still drawn criticism because it counts only jobs added in Iowa, not jobs lost.   Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday shows the state has added 48,200 net jobs since Branstad took office. Continue Reading

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BHS Girls Lose at Iowa City; Hawkeyes, Cyclones End Home Seasons

IN GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL, BURLINGTON LOST ITS SEASON OPENER AT (#3-5A) IOWA CITY HIGH, 102-32.  

IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL, IOWA AND IOWA STATE BOTH CLOSE OUT THEIR HOME SCHEDULES TODAY(SAT), THE HAWKEYES HOSTING MICHIGAN AND THE CYCLONES HOME AGAINST KANSAS. WESTERN ILLINOIS IS AT NORTHERN IOWA.  

IN MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL, SCC PLAYS HOST TO IOWA CENTRAL. IN MENS ACTION LAST NITE, IOWA BEAT PENN 86 TO 55 AND ILLINOIS DEFEATED CHICAGO STATE 77 TO 53. Continue Reading