More Iowa Travelers to Hit Roads for Holidays

About one in three Iowans will be taking a road trip during the final two weeks of the year, according to a motor club survey.  

Gail Weinholzer,  spokeswoman for Triple-A-Iowa, says travel is expected to be up slightly compared to last year for the holiday period that starts this Saturday and runs through New Year’s Day.  

 

The upward trend marks the fifth consecutive year of increases and the highest travel volume recorded for the year-end holiday season. Weinholzer says about nine-in-ten Iowans who are traveling over Christmas or New Year’s will be on the road, not a runway.  

With more people driving, she says it’s a plus that gasoline prices have been dropping since Thanksgiving. Continue Reading

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Dodgeville Road Reopens…for Now

DES MOINES COUNTY’S DODGEVILLE ROAD…BETWEEN TEAL ROAD AND 170TH AVENUE…IS OPEN AGAIN.  

THE STRETCH HAD TO BE SHUT DOWN LAST SPRING, AFTER THE HEAVY RAINS CAUSED A DRAIN-PIPE TO COLLAPSE.  

ALTHO IT’S BEEN REOPENED, THE CONTRACTOR WILL RETURN NEXT YEAR TO FINISH WORK ON A NEW CULVERT. Continue Reading

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Assumption Chooses 3A; BHS to Weigh Options

BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL WILL WAIT-AND-SEE, BUT DAVENPORT ASSUMPTION HAS DECIDED TO OPT FOR CLASS 3A FOOTBALL NEXT YEAR AND THE YEAR AFTER THAT. 
THAT COULD THROW THE REST OF THE 4A CONFERENCE INTO A SCHEDULING PROBLEM AND COULD MEAN “DISTRICT” PLAY INSTEAD.  

IN MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL LAST NITE….. IOWA WESLEYAN 76, ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 57

DRAKE 71, WESTERN MICHIGAN 68

NORTHERN ILLINOIS 55, LOYOLA(CHICAGO) 49

DEPAUL 78, HOUSTON BAPTIST 58

 

IN WOMENS PLAY….. PRINCETON 65, ILLINOIS STATE 39

ILL-CHICAGO 71, WESTERN MICH. 61

 

TONITE….. Continue Reading

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Man Living in Burlington Arrested for Child Porn

A man from Muscatine, who was living in Burlington, has been arrested for child pornography by Burlington Detectives. 57-year-old Alan Walker was accused back in February of having pornographic pictures of children ages 1-8 on his computer.  Burlington Detectives were notified of the incident back in February, obtained the man’s computer which then underwent forensic analysis by the Internet Crime Against Children Task Force. Analysis revealed that there were around 600 pornographic images of children engaged in sexual acts. During the investigation, Walker moved to Muscatine where Burlington detectives went and arrested him today. Continue Reading

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Wanted Man on the Run

The Warren County (IL) Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a young man who’s wanted in connection with some violet crimes. 20-year-old Jason Tiedemann is believed to be commuting between Monmouth and Galesburg. He’s white, about 5-9, and 190 pounds with light brown hair. He’s wanted for “failing to register as a violent offender against youth”, and domestic battery. If you see him, or know anything about where he might be hiding, call the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 309-734-8505. Continue Reading

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Nothing New on the DMCo Atty. Office Front

DES MOINES COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN TOM BROEKER ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK THAT HE HOPED TO HAVE SOME NEWS THIS WEEK ABOUT THE SEARCH FOR A NEW, SAFER SPACE FOR THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE. WHAT HE SAID YESTERDAY(TUE) MORNING WAS THAT HE HAS NOTHING TO REPORT.  IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SUPERVISORS’ WEEKLY MEETING, COUNTY ATTORNEY PAT JACKSON TOOK A GROUP OF REPORTERS ON A TOUR OF HIS OFFICES AT THE BURLINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT BUILDING…A BUILDING WHOSE THIRD FLOOR (WHERE JACKSON’S DEPARTMENT IS HOUSED) IS BOWED(LIKE LOAD) AND GRADUALLY PULLING FURTHER AND FURTHER AWAY FROM THE WALLS.  

MEANWHILE, GOOD NEWS FOR BURLINGTON AND DES MOINES COUNTY’S CITY-COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN, AT LEAST FOR NOW.   COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN TOM BROEKER TOLD HIS FELLOW SUPERVISORS YESTERDAY THAT THE SMALLER MEMBERS CAN KEEP THEIR HEALTH-CARE COVERAGE FOR ANOTHER YEAR.   C-P-A ASSOCIATES RECENTLY DID AN AUDIT ON THE CITY-COUNTY HEALTH CARE PLAN AND IT SHOWED OPERATING CASH RECEIPTS OF JUST OVER 6-MILLION-110-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND OPERATING EXPENSES OF JUST UNDER 6-MILLION-100-THOUSAND. THE PLAN HAD NON-OPERATING CASH RECEIPTS OF 610 DOLLARS.  

ON A DIFFERENT FRONT, SUPERVISORS AGREED…INFORMALLY…TO BEGIN THEIR BUDGET HEARINGS JANUARY 13TH. Continue Reading

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McCampbell Voices Interest in Being Mayor

BURLINGTON CITY COUNCILMAN SHANE MCCAMPBELL WOULD LIKE TO BE “MAYOR” MCCAMPBELL.  

DURING A CALL-IN RADIO SHOW (THE TALK SHOW) MONDAY, MCCAMPBELL SAID HE’D BE LYING IF HE SAID HE WASN’T INTERESTED.   COUNCILMAN CHRIS REED…WHO SITS NEXT TO MCCAMPBELL AND WAS VOTED OFF THE COUNCIL…SAYS MCCAMPBELL WOULD DO A GREAT JOB AS MAYOR.  

IN BURLINGTON, VOTERS DON’T PICK THE MAYOR DIRECTLY — HE OR SHE IS ELECTED TO THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE OTHER MEMBERS DECIDE WHO THEY’D LIKE TO REPRESENT THEM FOR TWO YEARS. Continue Reading

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BHS Boys Lose Squeaker; Girls by 61 Pts.

IN BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL LAST NITE…..  

DAVENPORT ASSUMPTION 56, BURLINGTON 49 (DOUBLE O-T)

VAN BUREN 75, NOTRE DAME 56

CARDINAL 61, WEST BURLINGTON 49

DANVILLE 87, NEW LONDON 40

PEKIN 48, MEDIAPOLIS 35

CENTRAL LEE 64, MAHARISHI 42

HOLY TRINITY 71, HARMONY 31

LONE TREE 44, WACO 29

COLUMBUS 69, WAPELLO 54

MT. PLEASANT 77, CENTERVILLE 69
KEOKUK 61, CLARK COUNTY(MO) 56
CAMP POINT CENTRAL 40, WESTERN 36
MENNONITE 65, L-M 44
 

 

IN GIRLS ACTION…..  

ASSUMPTION 85, BURLINGTON 24

(#5-3A) MEDIAPOLIS 61, PEKIN 49

NEW LONDON 60, DANVILLE 55
HOLY TRINITY 55, HARMONY 25
KNOXVILLE(IL) 74, WEST CENTRAL 43

WAPELLO 47, COLUMBUS 43

WACO 57, LONE TREE 50

KEOKUK 59, CLARK COUNTY 34

MENNONITE 59, L-M 39

MACOMB 60, MIDWEST CENTRAL 38

 

 

IN WRESTLING…..QUINCY 44, KEOKUK 21

 

 

TONITE…..THE WEST CENTRAL GIRLS CONTINUE PLAY AT THE KNOXVILLE-ABINGDON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT.  

IN MENS COLLEGE B-BALL…..IOWA WESLEYAN AT THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND DRAKE HOSTS WESTERN MICHIGAN Continue Reading

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New Illinois Laws

Several new laws will take effect January 1st in Illinois. Two may be particularly hard habits to break. Throwing a cigarette butt on the ground will now be considered littering in the state. Also, talking on the phone while driving will be illegal. Illinois State Police are reminding motorists that unless you are using a hands free or voice operated mode on your phone, you will be fined for holding it up to your ear and driving with one hand on the wheel. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday December 17th

Mr. Lldon L. Little, 84, of LaHarpe, IL passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM in the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center. He was born December 20, 1928 in Stronghurst, Illinois, the son of Guy and Mary Hutson Little. On July 23, 1950 Lldon married Lucille Johnson in LaHarpe. Lldon Graduated from LaHarpeHigh School in 1946 and then attended Browns School of Business in Galesburg, Illinois. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. Continue Reading