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Locals Give More than Two Tons for Food Pantry

YES, IT WAS COLD…SOME WOULD SAY BITTERLY COLD…..BUT DONORS STILL PACKED A U-P-S TRUCK PARKED IN FRONT OF THE HYVEE STORE ON AGENCY WITH MORE THAN TWO TONS OF FOOD AND TOILETRIES YESTERDAY(SAT).  

ALL OF THAT….AND ALMOST 2-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH DONATIONS…GO TO HELP THE ST. VINCENT DEPAUL FOOD PANTRY GET THRU THE HOLIDAYS AND BEYOND. THERE WAS A SIMILAR SUCCESSFUL DRIVE AT THE HYVEE IN MT. PLEASANT…AND THE ANNUAL TOYS-FOR-TOTS DRIVE FILLED THE “SEMI OF LOVE,” IN THE WESTLAND MALL PARKING LOT. Continue Reading

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New London Convenience Store Ceiling Catches Fire; No One Hurt

It’s going to be extra cold at the Casey’s store in New London today. New London and Mt. Pleasant firefighters were called out around 5:30 am to a ceiling fire in the convenience store at 710 S. Pine Street.   It turns out the overhead furnace had somehow caught fire. 

Crews spent about an hour on the scene and the Casey’s manager says no one was injured, although the heating unit is “toast.”   Continue Reading

Local Civil Rights Leader Mourns Loss of Mandela

NELSON MANDELA’S DEATH HAS LEFT A VOID IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND THE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE BURLINGTON CHAPTER OF THE N-DOUBLE-ACP SAYS MANDELA’S 27 YEARS IN PRISON IN SOUTH AFRICA AND HIS OTHER TRAVAILS REMIND HIM OF SOME OF WHAT MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR WENT THRU IN THE 60’S.  

FRED SEAY AGREES THAT ALL GREAT LEADERS…LIKE MANDELA AND KING…SEEM TO KNOW THAT WHAT THEY WANT TO ACCOMPLISH WILL TAKE A LONG TIME…POSSIBLY A LIFETIME OR MORE. Continue Reading

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Frigid Weather Prevails with Snow Possible

Iowans are dealing with some extremely cold weather conditions and can expect more of the same through the weekend. National Weather Service meteorologist Craig Cogill says low temperatures will be well below zero in sections of northern Iowa and in the single digits elsewhere.   Iowans shouldn’t expect a significant warmup anytime too soon. High temperatures through the weekend are expected in the teens and low 20s.  

 

There’s also a chance of snow, statewide, beginning late tonight in western Iowa.   The lightest amounts will be in southeastern Iowa, with the heaviest amounts from west-central to northeast Iowa, where three to five inches are expected. Continue Reading

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Charity Begins at Home, in Burlington, WB and Mt. Pleasant

YOU CAN DO YOUR SHOPPING TODAY(SAT) IN BURLINGTON, WEST BURLINGTON AND MT. PLEASANT AND HELP OUT TWO GOOD CAUSES AS WELL. THE PRIMARY PLACE FOR THE “COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE” IS THE HY-VEE STORE ON AGENCY IN BURLINGTON, TODAY(SAT) FROM 9 TO 3…ALL DONATIONS FROM THE BURLINGTON FOOD DRIVE GO TO THE ST. VINCENT DEPAUL PANTRY.  

THERE’S ANOTHER FOOD DRIVE TODAY(SAT) FROM 9 TO 3 AT THE HY-VEE IN MT. Continue Reading

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Meth Busts in Mediapolis, New London

A MEDIAPOLIS MAN…THREE NEW LONDON RESIDENTS…AND A MT. PLEASANT WOMAN WERE ALL ARRESTED THIS WEEK FOR SELLING…OR TRYING TO SELL…METH OR MARIJUANA. 30-YEAR OLD GREG BAXTER JUNIOR COULD GET UP TO 45 YEARS IN PRISON…24-YEAR OLD MORGAN LEDBETTER WAS ARRESTED WITH BAXTER AT 626 MAIN STREET IN MEDIAPOLIS AND FACES UP TO 35 YEARS. 40-YEAR OLD MARK GLAHA OF 301 NORTH CHESTNUT IN NEW LONDON IS LOOKING AT UP TO 25 YEARS BEHIND BARS…AND 36-YEAR OLD JOLYNN- AND 32-YEAR OLD JEREMY ALLEN…BOTH OF 207 NORTH CHESTNUT IN NEW LONDON…ARE FACING CHILD ENDANGERMENT…IN ADDITION TO METH…CHARGES. EACH COULD RECEIVE SENTENCES OF UP TO 30 YEARS. Continue Reading

Rogers Gets 300th Win for Mepo; SCC Men Play at Kirkwood Tonight

THE MEDIAPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM BEAT LOUISA-MUSCATINE 70-32 AND THAT WAS MEPO COACH TODD ROGERS’ 300TH CAREER WIN. THE MEDIAPOLIS BOYS LOST TO L-M 34-32. IN OTHER LOCAL GAMES… THE NOTRE DAME BOYS AND GIRLS BOTH BEAT CARDINAL…64-47 AND 89-37, RESPECTIVELY

BURLINGTON’S BOYS LOST TO CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY 54-46 AND THE BHS GIRLS WERE BEATEN BY NORTH SCOTT 77-22

THE WEST BURLINGTON BOYS BEAT NEW LONDON 67-59

DANVILLE’S BOYS DEFEATED CENTRAL LEE 84-58, BUT THE CENTRAL LEE GIRLS WON OVER THE BEARS 53-44

THE FORT MADISON EDGED BEAT KEOKUK 60-57, BUT THE KEOKUK GIRLS GOT BY FT. MADISON 52-49

THE WEST CENTRAL BOYS LOST TO MENDON UNITY 66-34

 

IN MENS COLLEGE ACTION TONITE…SCC PLAYS AT KIRKWOOD AND YOU CAN HEAR THAT GAME ON SISTER STATION HOT 97-3. Continue Reading

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Top-Rated Mepo Wrestlers Lose to #2 Assumption

IN HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING….. (#2-2A) DAVENPORT ASSUMPTION 31, (#1-2A) MEDIAPOLIS 29

BHS SWEPT 3 DUALS AT NEW LONDON, 63-15 OVER WB-ND-DANVILLE…63-14 OVER WEST HANCOCK…AND 72-12 OVER NEW LONDON.     NEW LONDON BEAT WB-ND-DANVILLE 37-27 LAST NITE AND WEST HANCOCK 42-24. QUINCY 42, FT.MADISON 30
KEOKUK 60, DAVIS CO. 18…KEOKUK 72, CENTERVILLE 9
COLUMBUS 45, MT. PLEASANT 30
ALBIA 71, VAN BUREN 12…EDDYVILLE-BLAKESBURG 73, VAN BUREN 6
 

IN WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL…(#25) IOWA 97, (#22) SYRACUSE 91

TONITE…..IOWA STATE HOSTS CAL STATE-FULLERTON

 

THE SCC WOMEN HAVE FORFEITED FOUR WINS FOR USING AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER.  FRESHMAN FORWARD LILIE THOMAS HADN’T PASSED ALL OF HER EXIT TESTS IN FLORIDA, SO THE BLACKHAWK WOMEN ARE NOW OFFICIALLY 1-10. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday December 6th

Vernon Floyd Muntz died Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Great River Klein Center, West Burlington, Iowa.  He was born August 30, 1922 at Farmington, Iowa the son of Earl Otto and Olive Watts Muntz.  On January 9, 1947 he married Charlotte Louise Smith in San Diego, California. 
     Vernon served in the U.S. Navy during WW II.  He was a Machinist Tool & Die maker.  He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.      Vernon was a graduate of Le Tourneau University receiving a bachelor’s degree as a tool maker.  He was employed in various factories in Burlington, Iowa and retired from General Electric in 1987.  During retirement years, he and his family traveled to national parks, museums and took tours in Mexico, Canada and went on many cruises.      Survivors include his wife Charlotte of Burlington, one son Randy Muntz also of Burlington; one sister Pauline Varner of Ft. Madison, Iowa and several nieces and nephews. 
     He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Arvella Muntz and Maxine Kerr, one brother, Melvin Muntz and an infant son, Dennis.      Funeral Services will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  Pastor Terry Vance will officiate.  Interment will be in Sharon Cemetery, Lee County, Iowa.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. 
     Memorials have been established for Hope Haven Area Development Center and The Sharon Cemetery Association.  Condolences may be sent to www.prughfuneralservice.com. Continue Reading

S.E. Iowa Housing Trust to Distribute $363,000

SOUTHEAST IOWA’S GREAT RIVER HOUSING TRUST HAS BEEN AWARDED MORE THAN 363-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP HOME BUYERS AND POTENTIAL HOME BUYERS WITH REHAB, DOWNPAYMENT, ACQUISITION, RESALE, AND DEMOLITION OF OLDER HOUSING STOCK IN THE AREA. THE GRANT FUNDS WILL BE SHARED AMONG 29 ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS IN DES MOINES…LEE…HENRY…AND LOUISA COUNTIES…AND MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE THRU THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AT 753-4311. ASK FOR SARA HECOX.  

((( OTHER FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR FIXING UP AND PURCHASING HOMES IN VAN BUREN…WAPELLO…KEOKUK…AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BY CALLING AREA CODE 641-684-6551. ))) Continue Reading