Obituaries Friday December 20th

Sharon Kathryn Brantner, 67, of rural Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 9:55 p.m. at the West PointCareCenter.  She was born on February 7, 1946 in Durand, WI to Arthur & Rose Schuh Ableidinger.  She married Thomas J. Brantner on January 16, 1965 in Durand, WI.  She was a homemaker and member of SacredHeartChurch, Holy Family Parish and the Altar & Rosary Society of the church.  She enjoyed baking, knitting, crocheting and playing slot machines.        Sharon is survived by: her husband: Tom Brantner of West Point, IA; 1-son: Brad (Angel) Brantner of Fort Madison, IA; 3-daughters: Brenda (Michael) Gulick of Fort Madison, IA, Barb (Steve) Furtado of Rochester, MA & Becky (Bradley) Bellamy of Indianola, IA; 10-grandchildren; 2-great grandchildren; 2-brothers: Ron (Sheila) Ashley of Kailua-Kona, HI & Gary (Debbie) Ableidinger of Jeffersonville, IN; 2-sisters: LaRose Murray of Cannon Falls, MN & Beatrice (Bernard) Schlosser of Mission, TX.  She was preceded in death by: her parents and 2-brothers: Darold & Van.        The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. with a wake service to be held at 3:30 p.m. all on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church, Holy Family Parish with Rev. David Wilkening officiating.  Burial will be held at SacredHeartCemetery.  A memorial has been established for Lee County Hospice.  Online condolences to Sharon’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com. Continue Reading

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Wapello, Mahaska Co’s Ordered to Stay in “RUSS”

IF YOU’RE A FAN OF “RUSS”…THE REGIONAL UTILITY SERVICE SYSTEM FOR SOUTHEAST IOWA…THIS IS GOOD NEWS:

 

TWO-OF-THE-10 COUNTIES IN THE REGION WANTED OUT, BUT A PANEL OF ARBITRATORS HAS DECIDED THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. “RUSS” ADMINISTRATOR BRUCE HUDSON SAYS IT ALL BOILED DOWN TO THE FACT THAT MAHASKA AND WAPELLO COUNTIES HAD SIGNED THE 28E AGREEMENT WITH THE OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND “RUSS” HAD SOLD BONDS ON BEHALF OF THE 10 COUNTIES, AND UNTIL THOSE ARE PAID OFF, ALL 10 ARE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE.  

HUDSON SAYS “RUSS’s” MAIN MISSION IS TO PLAN, FINANCE, OWN, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN SANITARY SEWER SYSTEMS IN SMALLER COMMUNITIES, SOME INCORPORATED AND OTHERS NOT. THE ORGANIZATION HAS RUFFLED SOME FEATHERS ALONG THE WAY, BUT HUDSON SAYS THEY’RE DOING SOME THINGS NOW THAT WILL ALLOW THEM TO SATISFY THOSE WHO WANT THE HELP AND TO CUT OFF THOSE WHO DON’T…AND REFUSE TO PAY. Continue Reading

Palmer Re-elected IGA Chairman

IOWA’S GAMING ASSOCIATION HAS NAMED ITS 2014 OFFICERS…AND GARY PALMER OF PRAIRIE MEADOWS HAS BEEN RE-ELECTED CHAIRMAN.  

THE OTHER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS ARE VICE-CHAIR TOM TIMMONS OF WILD ROSE ENTERTAINMENT…TREASURER KIM PANG OF DIAMOND JO WORTH…AND SECRETARY NANCY BALLENGER OF ISLE OF CAPRI. CATFISH BEND CASINO IN BURLINGTON IS REPRESENTED ON THE I-G-A BOARD BY CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER JERRY BAUM.  

GAMING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT AND C-E-O WES EHRECKE SAYS SIX OF THE 18 BOARD MEMBERS WILL NOW BE WOMEN. THAT’S A NEW HIGH. Continue Reading

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Local Teen Caught with Stolen Gun

AUTHORITIES ARRESTED A 19-YEAR OLD BURLINGTON MAN EARLY THIS(FRI) MORNING ON WEAPONS CHARGES.  

POLICE SAY THEY SPOTTED DWAYNE JEFFERSON NEAR THE HY-VEE ON ANGULAR AROUND 1:15…HE TURNED THE OTHER WAY AND HEADED NORTH ON 10TH STREET, TOSSING SOMETHING ON THE ROOF OF THE STORE AS HE LEFT.  UNFORTUNATELY FOR HIM, IT BOUNCED BACK ONTO THE GROUND.   IT TURNED OUT TO BE A STOLEN GUN FROM KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN.  

 

JEFFERSON WILL FACE CHARGES OF POSSESSING A STOLEN WEAPON AND HAVING A GUN WITHOUT A PERMIT. Continue Reading

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MAC Backs District Football Play

IT LOOKS LIKE THE MISSISSIPPI ATHLETIC CONFERENCE IS HISTORY…AT LEAST AS FAR AS FOOTBALL IS CONCERNED.  

THE MAC ISSUED A STATEMENT LATE YESTERDAY(THUR), BACKING A MOVE TO “DISTRICT” COMPETITION FOR TWO YEARS…AFTER DAVENPORT ASSUMPTION, THEN DUBUQUE WAHLERT AND CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER…ALL ANNOUNCED THEY’LL BE MOVING DOWN TO 3A.  

IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL LAST NITE….. UTAH STATE MEN 68, WIU 52

SIU-EDWARDSVILLE WOMEN 78, WESTERN ILLINOIS 70

 

TONITE….. WIU MEN VS. Continue Reading

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Keokuk Man Arrested for Illegal Narcotics

The Lee County Narcotics Task Force has arrested a Keokuk man on felony drug charges. 35-year-old Cliffton Fields was arrested in Hancock county earlier this week and was extradited to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to face drug charges. He was arrested for three counts of a Drug Tax Stamp Violation, two counts of Delivery of Marijuana within 1,000 feet of a public park, and Delivery of Marijuana. If convicted, Fields faces 65 years in prison. Continue Reading

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Identities Stolen at Iowa Target Stores

There’s no word yet on how many Iowans may have had their identities compromised by shopping at Target stores in the past few weeks. The Target stores in our area are located in West Burlington, Ottumwa, and Galesburg. Radio Iowa’s Matt Kelley reports:

The Twin Cities-based retailer confirms, as many as 40-million customers may be at risk after a security breach that started on Black Friday and wasn’t discovered until this past Sunday. Target has 22 stores in Iowa. The company says the breach only impacted customers who were swiping their cards in person at the checkout and online customers were evidently safe. Continue Reading

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Boil Order for Hamilton, IL

The City of Hamilton, IL. Water Department has issued a boil order. The order remains in effect until Saturday, unless further notified. There has been a main break in the water system. The boil order affects the area of 120-139 Pleasantview Drive. Continue Reading

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Freezing Rain and Winter Weather Headed to SE Iowa

The National Weather Service is advising many counties in southeast Iowa of some weather heading out way that could be dangerous to drivers. There is a freezing rain advisory from midnight tonight to 6am tomorrow morning for Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Washington, Van Buren, and Louisa counties in Iowa. There is also the same advisory for Warren county in Illinois. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday December 19th

Evelyn May O’Daniels, 84, of Burlington, died at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.     
Born on December 15, 1929 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she was the daughter of Frank and Lillith Scutt Sargent. She married Deryl W. O’Daniels Sr. on November 27, 1947 in Burlington, Iowa. He died on October 11, 2004.     
Evelyn was a homemaker. Continue Reading