Image by Rob Sussman River Levels Force Steamboat to Cancel Burlington Stop
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The Fort Madison Bridge. Source: City of Fort Madison. Barge Strikes Fort Madison Bridge
A giant pile of sand sits in the south lot of the Burlington Memorial Auditorium, ready to be poured into the Hesco Barrier casings behind it. Hesco Barriers Erected at Riverfront
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Elon Musk Wants to Create a Colony on Mars

On Tuesday, SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk overviewed his plan to send a fleet of 1,000 spacecraft to colonize Mars and estimated an investment of about $10 billion to realize the

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First Three Person Baby Born

The first baby to be conceived with the DNA of three people using a “spindle nuclear transfer”, has been born. The baby is three months old and is healthy.

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Who won the Debate?

In a ratings busting extravaganza, the gloves came off.  With topics ranging from emails to bankruptcy, it seemed no holds were barred.

But who won?

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Cubs 101st Win Bounces Bucs From Playoffs

Chicago is 101-56, the most wins by the franchise in 106 years — or since the 1910 Cubs won 104 games. That was two years after the 1908 Cubs became the club’s last World Series

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Texan J.J. Watt Injured & Out

Watt will miss a minimum of eight weeks, meaning he could be back Nov. 27 against the San Diego Chargers. However, a team source said “I do believe that he will miss the

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Rex Ryan Prank Calls Patriots

As Patriots receiver Julian Edelman wrapped up a conference call with Buffalo reporters, Ryan — who just entered the room for his news conference –asked Edelman a

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Sports for 9-28

Mediapolis won a hard fought victory over Fort Madison on the volleyball court, winning in five games. Burlington topped Bettendorf in a three game sweep. Van Buren topped West Burlington in four

Sports for 9-27

The Burlington High School Boys Golf Team placed third in a triangular in Bettendorf, beating Clinton but falling to Muscatine. In Volleyball action on the Illinois side, Illini West downed West

Sports for 9-26

The still-Terry Bridgewater-less Minnesota Vikings pulled off an unprecedented road win against the Carolina Panthers, 22-10 yesterday, snapping the Panthers’ 14 game home winning streak.

Obituaries

Obituaries Wednesday September 28th

John J. Cechota, husband, father, and retired civilian from the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, died on the beautiful morning of September 26, 2016 at Burlington Care

Obituaries Tuesday September 27th

Jack L. Brown, 80, of Danville, died  Sunday, September 25, 2016.

The funeral service for Jack L. Brown will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 30th at Elliott Chapel in