IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL SATURDAY… SCC 91, KIRKWOOD 80 (BLACKHAWKS ARE NOW 7-0)
GEORGE MASON 76, UNI 70
CORNELL COLLEGE 95, IOWA WESLEYAN 51
IWC WOMEN 66, WALDORF 59
IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL… OKLAHOMA 48, IOWA STATE 10
WESTERN ILLINOIS 21, INDIANA STATE 14
NORTHERN IOWA 17, MISSOURI STATE 10
MONMOUTH 37, KNOX 10
OHIO STATE 60, ILLINOIS 35
IN COLLEGE WRESTLING… IOWA WON 12 INDIVIDUAL TITLES AT THE LUTHER OPEN IN DECORAH
AND THE HOLY TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM FINISHED SECOND AT THE IOWA CLASS 1A STATE TOURNAMENT IN CEDAR RAPIDS. THE TOP-RATED CRUSADERS LOST TO SECOND-RANKED JANESVILLE IN FOUR GAMES, 25-10…22-25…25-14…& 25-23. HOLY TRINITY ENDS ITS SEASON WITH A RECORD OF 47-5.
THE OTHER STATE WINNERS WERE: DIKE-NEW HARTFORD IN 2A…MOC-FLOYD VALLEY IN 3A…HARLAN IN 4A…AND BETTENDORF IN 5A. Continue Reading
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan suggests the G-O-P needs to be the party that proposes solutions — and he hinted at a bid of his own for the White House during a speech at Governor Branstad’s “Birthday Bash” fundraiser last(Saturday) night. The last time Ryan was in Iowa it was the night before the election and he was Mitt Romney’s runningmate. Ryan told the crowd he and the rest of the Romney team had been “in a funk for a good six months” after losing the election. Ryan says Americans are now seeing “big government” in action through the failures of the Affordable Care Act. Ryan told the crowd he’s “optimistic” about the Republican Party’s chances in 2014 and 2016, but he cautioned the G-O-P to be the party of “proposition” rather than “opposition.” Senator Chuck Grassley says Paul’s prospects as a 2016 presiderntial candidate “depend on how hard he wants to work.” Continue Reading
Special adoption events are being held in seven Iowa cities between now and Thanksgiving as part of National Adoption Month. Bambi Schrader is spokeswoman for Iowa Kids Net, the organization sponsoring the adoption ceremonies. During the events, D-H-S officials, judges, KidsNet staff and other community boosters hold special courthouse programs as multiple families’ adoptions are finalized on the same day. Schrader says it’s easy to learn about the adoption process by going to the group’s website, Iowa-kids-net-dot-com. In addition to this weekend’s adoption events in Cedar Rapids and Davenport, more events are scheduled for November 22nd in Waterloo, and on November 23rd in Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Sioux City and Webster City. Continue Reading
BURLINGTON POLICE ARRESTED AN IOWA CITY MAN YESTERDAY(SAT) AFTERNOON AND CHARGED HIM WITH ROBBING THE RIVER-MART AT 21-07 AGENCY AROUND 2 PM.
THE CLERK SAYS THE STICKUP MAN DISPLAYED A WEAPON AND DEMANDED MONEY. AUTHORITIES CAUGHT UP WITH 22-YEAR OLD ARSENIO AMERSON AT 204 HAYES STREET AND TOOK HIM TO THE COUNTY JAIL, WHERE HIS BOND IS 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS.
CARTHAGE POLICE AND HANCOCK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES STOPPED A VEHICLE CONTAINING TWO, 20-YEAR OLD LAHARPE MEN FRIDAY FOR AN EQUIPMENT VIOLATION…AND PROCEEDED TO FIND ALCOHOL, DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND SOME PROPERTY THAT HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN FROM A LOCAL BUSINESS THAT HAD BEEN BROKEN INTO. IKE BYERS AND ANDY FINCH WERE CHARGED WITH BURGLARY AND TAKEN TO THE HANCOCK COUNTY JAIL. Continue Reading
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON’S CAPITOL THEATER HAS GIVEN HER TWO-WEEKS NOTICE.
TINA SALAMONE RESIGNED THIS(FRI) MORNING IN AN E-MAIL TO THE CAPITOL BOARD MEMBERS AND ANNOUNCED THAT SHE’LL BE LEAVING THE PRIVATELY-RUN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER DECEMBER SECOND. SHE’S ACCEPTED ANOTHER POSITION IN THE THEATRICAL & TEACHING FIELD WITH THE CITY OF BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS.
CAPITOL BOARD PRESIDENT FLORENCE PATERNO SAYS SALAMONE HAS DONE OF WONDERFUL JOB OF GETTING THINGS ORGANIZED IN THE WAKE OF PREVIOUS DIRECTOR JOHN SPEER’S DEPARTURE. THE BOARD IS SCHEDULED TO MEET NEXT WEEK TO CONFIRM THE RESIGNATION AND DECIDE HOW TO PROCEED IN FINDING A SUCCESSOR. Continue Reading
Donald R. Norton Jr. Age 70 of Burlington died Saturday 11/9/13 at Wapello Nursing & Rehab. Survivors:
Son Tony Ray Norton Phoenix, AZ
Daughter Lin D. Weyrick Burlington IA
Daughter Tami Norton Burlington IA
4 Grandchildren 4 Great-Grandchildren
Patricia Hart of Lomax
Donna Runyon of California
Marge Lox of Burlington
The family will receive friends Monday November 18 from 5-7 PM at Lunning Chapel with Military Rites at 7 PM
Graveside Memorial Funeral Service and lnurnment 11AM Saturday November 23 in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. Continue Reading
(AP) – H.J. Heinz Co. is closing three plants in North America and cutting 1,350 jobs in an effort to operate more efficiently. The plants are in South Carolina, Idaho and Canada. The good news is that Heinz says it’ll shift production from these locations to other existing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, adding 470 postions in those factories, including its Muscatine operation.
Heinz was acquired and taken private by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital earlier this year. Continue Reading
Iowans could be thankful for a smaller grocery bill as they prepare this year’s Thanksgiving feast.
The estimate is based on the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 28th annual informal price survey. It shows the average cost of a Thanksgiving turkey and the fixings for a family of 10 is $49.04. That’s down from $49.48 in 2012. The biggest factor in the price decrease is the cost of a 16-pound turkey. Turkey supplies are up this year compared to last, according to AFBF spokesman Dave Miller, while the cost of producing turkeys is down. Continue Reading
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch says “years of neglect” have left Iowa’s roads and bridges in terrible shape and it’s time to raise the state gas tax by 10 cents a gallon over the next five years.
Hatch proposes raising the gas tax by two-cents-a-gallon in each of the next five years. Hatch also proposes dedicating one-fifth of the state’s surplus to infrastructure projects like school upgrades, expanded broadband service in rural Iowa and rebuilt sewer and water systems. Hatch says his “Building a Better Iowa” Plan will address the state’s infrastructure deficit. Hatch says he’ll be able to sell this gas tax hike to Iowans because he’s also proposing an income tax cut for middle class Iowans.
Republican Governor Terry Bransad has indicated he would sign a gas tax hike into law, if legislators approved the move, but he has not openly advocated for it. Branstad’s D-O-T director recently circulated a list of ways to increase taxes and fees on Iowans for things like vehicle purchases and using off-road fuel rather than increasing the state gas tax. Hatch says it’s time for Branstad to quit trying to “cobble together” a plan and support an approach that deals with the problem of crumbling infrastructure. Continue Reading
EVEN THO HE LOST HIS RE-ELECTION BID, BURLINGTON CITY COUNCILMAN CHRIS REED IS NOT ABOUT TO GIVE UP ON HIS “PET” PROJECT — CLEANING UP BURLINGTON BY CRACKING DOWN ON NUISANCE & CODE VIOLATIONS.
REED HAS DONE SOME RESEARCH AND SAYS OTHER CITIES HAVE TAKEN ACTION, WITH SOME SUCCESS, BY INCREASING FINES 10-FOLD. REED SAYS MOST VIOLATORS ARE ABSENTEE LANDLORDS AND HE CONCEDES THAT THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO EVERY RULE…THE ELDERLY AND THOSE WITH LIMITED INCOMES. REED AND COUNCILMAN BOB FLEMING BOTH LIKE THE IDEA OF TAKING THE MORE SERIOUS CASES TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, YOU MAY CONTACT COUNCILMAN REED AT 208-9449. Continue Reading