AUTHORITIES IN LEE COUNTY RECENTLY CONDUCTED A SEX OFFENDER COMPLIANCE CHECK AND HERE’S WHAT THEY FOUND:
OF THE 58 CONFIRMED SEX OFFENDERS LIVING IN LEE COUNTY WHO ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER WITH THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE, 52 HAD DONE SO…ONE WAS FOUND TO BE LIVING WITHIN 2-THOUSAND FEET OF A SCHOOL AND WAS TOLD TO FIND OTHER HOUSING…ONE HAD OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS AND HIS WHEREABOUTS ARE UNKNOWN…ANOTHER WAS WANTED ON WARRANTS FROM SCOTT COUNTY AND WAS ARRESTED.
ONE IS MISSING FROM THE AREA AND ARREST WARRANTS HAVE BEEN ISSUED…AND TWO OTHERS HAD RECENTLY MOVED, ONE TO MISSOURI AND THE OTHER TO A DIFFERENT LEE COUNTY ADDRESS. BOTH WERE REMINDED THAT THEY’RE REQUIRED BY LAW TO NOTIFY THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, AND BOTH SHOWED UP TO CORRECT THE VIOLATION.
Politicians and farmers from Iowa were among those to testify Thursday before the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D-C over the agency’s proposal to cut the amount of ethanol required to be mixed with fuel by three-BILLION gallons. Mark Wigans, a livestock producer from Renwick, spoke with Radio Iowa from the capital after testifying and says he tried to stress the economic impact of ethanol production that he says has helped keep unemployment in western Iowa low. He was not asked anything beyond the statement he gave E-P-A officials. Mark Leonard raises cattle and is also a banker in Holstein. Leonard says those who testified did a good job of presenting the facts for ethanol. Rick Hansen, a cattle feeder and crop farmer from Hinton says he also stressed the economic impact of the ethanol industry. Hansen believes opponents believe the ethanol benefits only go to those who raise the corn. Hansen believes supporters made a good case with the E-P-A, but he doesn’t know if it will change their minds. The three men were joined by representatives of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association in Washington for the testimony. Continue Reading
‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE GENEROUS…AND YOU CAN DO SO TOMORROW(SAT) IN BURLINGTON, WEST BURLINGTON AND MT. PLEASANT.
THE PRIMARY PLACE TO DROP OFF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD AND OTHER ITEMS IS THE HY-VEE STORE ON AGENCY IN BURLINGTON, TOMORROW(SAT) FROM 9 TO 3…AND ORGANIZER JIM WADE SAYS THERE’S NO “BEST THING” TO DONATE, AS LONG AS ITS NON-PERISHABLE. PERSONAL ITEMS, LIKE DEODORANT, SOAP, TOILET PAPER AND DIAPERS ARE OFTEN IN SHORT SUPPLY AND, OF COURSE, CASH IS ALWAYS WELCOME.
ALL DONATIONS FROM THE BURLINGTON FOOD DRIVE GO TO THE ST. VINCENT DEPAUL PANTRY AND WADE SAYS THE NEED IS GROWING BY THE DAY. Continue Reading
BHS SWEPT 3 DUALS AT NEW LONDON, 63-15 OVER WB-ND-DANVILLE…63-14 OVER WEST HANCOCK…AND 72-12 OVER NEW LONDON. BHS HOSTS THE DICK MELLINGER INVITATIONAL TOMORROW(SAT). 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
WASHINGTON 57, L-M 16
ALBIA 71, VAN BUREN 12…EDDYVILLE-BLAKESBURG 73, VAN BUREN 6
IN BOYS SWIMMING…DAVENPORT CENTRAL 62, BHS 23
IN WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL…(#25) IOWA 97, (#22) SYRACUSE 91
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
Patrick A. Duffy, age 70 of Morning Sun, died Tuesday December 3, 2013 at the MorningSunCareCenter. The son of Carl and Nina (Nichols) Duffy, he was born September 11, 1943 at Muscatine. He was a graduate of the MorningSunHigh School. He served for two years during the View Nam War in the US Army. He was an iron worker and retired from Hawkeye Group in Mediapolis. He was a member of the NRA and the Morning Sun American Legion, Hayes –Scott Post. Survivors include: one sister Patricia Hamann of Morning Sun; one brother Lyle Duffy of Sedona, AZ; two nephews,
He was preceded in death by his parents and one niece.
Cremation has been accorded and there will be no visitation or services and this time. Inurnment will be at a later date at the ElmwoodCemetery in Morning Sun. A memorial has been established for the Morning Sun Food Pantry.
Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Morning Sun is assisting the family with arrangments. Mr. Edward L. Gebhardt, 87, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 9:35 AMTuesday, December 3, 2013 at his home. Continue Reading
The end of prohibition was celebrated by over 50 people yesterday (Wednesday) in Templeton at the headquarters for Templeton Rye. Templeton Rye Whiskey became a popular drink at speakeasies during prohibition, and was revived in 2003. During the celebration on the 80th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition, the one millionth bottle was labeled by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. The governor complimented co-founders Keith Kerkhoff and Scott Bush and the entire Carroll County community for Templeton Rye’s success. The granddaughter of Al Capone has been used to promote the prohibition era whiskey, and Branstad says the Templeton site has the potential to become are real tourist attraction for Iowa. Continue Reading
AN OVERLOADED DRYER IS TO BLAME FOR A SMOKY FIRE IN WEST BURLINGTON THIS(THUR) MORNING. THE CALL CAME IN JUST BEFORE 7:45…WEST BURLINGTON AND BURLINGTON CREWS RESPONDED TO 418 EAST WHEELER…AND THE DRYER WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE HOME SUSTAINED SOME SMOKE DAMAGE. Continue Reading
Officials in Iowa’s wind energy industry are concerned the federal government still hasn’t extended the Production Tax Credit — or P-T-C — for wind projects. Harold Prior, executive director of the Iowa Wind Energy Association, says Senate leaders haven’t included the P-T-C in markup legislation, and that’s a worry since time is running out and Congress is weighed down by other matters like the Farm Bill. Prior says he’s hoping a construction provision in the current Production Tax Credit will buy them time to push into next year for renewing the credit. Prior says he’s also hearing rumblings about replacing the production tax credit with a limited partnership type of program used by the oil and gas industry. He says while that might work for smaller wind projects, larger ventures don’t favor it. Continue Reading
WEST BURLINGTON FIREMAN TYLER LIMKEMANN’S THREATENED LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY FOR DEFAMATION (OF CHARACTER) WAS DISCUSSED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AT LAST(WED) NITE’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING, BUT NO ACTION WAS TAKEN.
COUNCILMEN ROD CROWNER AND RICK RALEIGH SAY LIMKEMANN LIED ON A FEDERAL GRANT APPLICATION…A CLAIM LIMKEMANN DENIES. AFTER THE MEETING, WE ASKED CROWNER AND RALEIGH WHY THEY ABSTAINED FROM VOTING TO REMOVE LIMKEMANN FROM HIS JOB AS RECRUITMENT & RETENTION COORDINATOR FOR THE SO-CALLED “SAFER” GRANT. ‘NO COMMENT,” WAS THE ANSWER FROM EACH MAN. THE COUNCIL THEN VOTED TO APPOINT MIKE STEWARD AS RECRUITMENT & RETENTION COORDINATOR. HIS WIFE KARA…A COUNCILWOMAN…ABSTAINED FROM THAT VOTE.
IN ONE OTHER FIRE DEPARTMENT-RELATED MATTER, THE COUNCIL APPROVED FIREFIGHTER JACQUE HILL’S RETIREMENT. Continue Reading
Germany suspends treason investigation into news website
Germany has suspended a treason investigation into the Netzpolitik news website while an expert decides whether articles it published earlier this year on plans to increase state surveillance of online communications are a revelation of state secrets.