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Burlington School Board Picks Coen; Contract to be Voted on Tonight

The Burlington School Board has made its choice of a new superintendent and his name is Patrick — Patrick Coen. The board will vote on his $185,000 contract (plus benefits) tonight(Mon) at 7:30. The 50-year old chief of the nearby Winfield-Mt. Union district since July of 2009 says Burlington is not a district in trouble and he says he already has a vested interest in seeing the Burlington schools do well, because he’s from here and his parents and grandparents still live here. Coen says the fact that he’s moving from a very small (school) system…Winfield-Mt.Union…to a mid-sized district…Burlington, does make a difference…but he doesn’t find it intimidating because he served in the Iowa National Guard in Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border, one of the most dangerous places in the world. Continue Reading

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Burlington Council Work Session

The Burlington City Council holds one of its every-other-week work sessions this(Mon) afternoon and will hear reports from Sheila Newman on small business and from the Riverfront Advisory Committee.  

There’ll also be discussion about some problems with the self-haul program during the citywide cleanup…the possibility of creating a fire-pit ordinance…and the monthly Treasurer’s report. The council will also debate the residency requirement for serving on city commissions, committees and other advisory panels. Today’s meeting is at 4:30 and the public is welcome. Continue Reading

Trucker Cuts it Too Close D-town

He tried to make a U-turn while northbound on Main Street…at Valley…in downtown Burlington and that’s where he made his mistake. It was a few minutes before 6 o’clock Saturday evening and semi driver Dennis Kopp of Blue Grass clipped the front door awning at the former Hub Towne House. No one was hurt, but there’s also some damage to the front of the building itself, now owned by Mac Coffin. Continue Reading

Bees Win Sunday; Home Tues.

The Burlington Bees lost Saturday night, but came back yesterday afternoon to beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 5-3 at Fox Cities Stadium. The teams will wrap up their series today at noon and the Bees will then return to Community Field to begin a three-game homestand against the Clinton Lumber Kings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.   

On the local high school baseball schedule today (* = b-ball/s-ball doubleheader), weather permitting…

 

In baseball only:   Bettendorf at Burlington

Notre Dame at Cardinal

New London at Danville

Ottumwa at Mt. Pleasant

Van Buren at Holy Trinity

 

*Central Lee at WB/Central Lee at WB-ND

*Columbus at Highland

*Fairfield at Ft. Madison

*Iowa Mennonite at Winfield-Mt. Continue Reading

Bees Get Sunday Win; Home Tues.

The Burlington Bees lost Saturday night, but came back yesterday afternoon to beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 5-3 at Fox Cities Stadium. The teams will wrap up their series today at noon and the Bees will then return to Community Field to begin a three-game homestand against the Clinton Lumber Kings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.   

On the local high school baseball schedule today (* = b-ball/s-ball doubleheader), weather permitting…

 

In baseball only:   Bettendorf at Burlington

Notre Dame at Cardinal

New London at Danville

Ottumwa at Mt. Pleasant

Van Buren at Holy Trinity

 

*Central Lee at WB/Central Lee at WB-ND

*Columbus at Highland

*Fairfield at Ft. Madison

*Iowa Mennonite at Winfield-Mt. Continue Reading

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Muscatine Murder

One man is dead and another in custody after a Muscatine shooting yesterday afternoon. Authorities were called to the 2000 block of Lincoln Boulevard where they found 23-year-old Troy Ott who had been shot several times. He later died at the hospital. The man in custody is 23-year-old Jordan Daufeldt, and has been charged with first degree murder. He will appear in court today. Continue Reading

Obits for 6/30/14

Dorothy T. Davis, 98, of Burlington, died at 6:30 PM Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Blair House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Burlington. Born May 13, 1916, in Cedar Rapids, IA, she was the daughter of Franklin Bruce and Jennie K. Anderson Thompson. On February 15, 1942, she married Donald I. Davis in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He died December 5, 1988. Dorothy was a homemaker. Continue Reading