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No Volleyball at SCC until they find a Coach

Southeastern Community College has had to suspend their 2014-2015 volleyball season for now. According to a press release from the school, they are still in the process of securing a suitable head volleyball coach. Head coach Gary Anderson left SCC in February to coach at Iowa Central Community College. Since then, the college has had two rounds of interviews and the applicants didn’t’ meet college expectations. The Blackhawks currently have three student-athletes on it’s official roster. Continue Reading

Obits for 7/22/14

Merle Hasenclever, 95 years, of Denmark, Iowa died at 8:45 p.m.Saturday July, 19, 2014 at The Madison, Fort Madison, Iowa.   Merle Hasenclever was born on May 17, 1919 to Francis and Mary (Grossman) Hasenclever near New London, Iowa. On October 8, 1944 he married Betsey Anne Timpe. He graduated from DenmarkAcademyHigh School and attended IowaStateUniversity.  He spent the important years of his life on the family farm near Denmark, managing it for over 50 years.  His life long interest was agriculture, and he always had an active interest in the Lee County Extension Service and Lee County Farm Bureau.  He was a member of the Penn City Singers and Lions Club.  He served on the LeeCounty zoning commission, was a school board member for the DenmarkSchool, and was a life long member of Denmark Congregational United Church of Christ where he was the oldest living Deacon, and also served as a Trustee, Sunday School teacher and choir member. He is survived by his wife, Betsey and three daughters: Frances Smith of Houston, Texas; Miriam Hasenclever of Columbia, Missouri; Rebecca Hasenclever Saice (husband Dan) of Waterloo; three grandchildren: Miriam (husband Jeff) Mueller of Portland, Oregon; Jeremy Smith of Seattle, Washington; Chelsea Hasenclever of Columbia, Missouri; and one great-grandchild: Eleanor Mueller of Portland, Oregon and nieces and nephews. His parents and one brother, Herbert, preceded him in death. Continue Reading

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Meth Arrest in Keokuk

A 31-year-old from Keokuk could face 25 years in prison. Carin Ison of 2298 Carbide Lane was taken into custody on Friday by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force on felony drug charges. Ison was charged with Manufacture of Meth in Excess of 5 Grams. During the investigation a search warrant was executed and items supporting the charges were located. Continue Reading

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WB-ND Softball Travels to Fort Dodge

The West Burlington-Notre Dame girls softball team is in Ft. Dodge, preparing mentally to face defending 3A state champion Bondurant-Farrar at 1 o’clock today. At yesterday afternoon’s send-off, WB Athletic Director Jeff Housel spoke first….. Head Coach Jim Oleson talked about the Falcons’ competition….. The Lady Falcons are 23-12. Continue Reading

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RAGBRAI Riders Feeling the Heat Today

Air conditioners will be running full blast across much of Iowa the next few days as a heat advisory is posted from noon today through 7 o’clock on Tuesday night for more than 70 counties across western and central Iowa. Meteorologist Miles Schumacher, at the National Weather Service, says we will be in for some of the hottest weather of the season so far… “It’s going to be a typical real hot and humid Iowa summer,” Schumacher says. “Looks like we’ll see heat indices in the 100- to 110-degree range, at least for the next couple of days.” In Burlington tomorrow, we’ll see temperatures in the mid 90’s. Continue Reading

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WB Woman Killed at Lee. Co. Speedway

A West Burlington woman was killed Friday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson. 70-year old Chong Cha Mathias was taken to Ft. Madison Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead after being hit by a push-truck in the pits. According to the Donnellson Police Chief, it appeared to be an accident and no charges have been filed. As of this morning, the accident remains under investigation as they continue to gather information. Continue Reading

Obits for 7/21/14

Mary Elizabeth Barngrover, 89, of West Burlington, died at  Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington. Born January 29, 1925, in Winfield, IA, she was the daughter of Merle F. and Dorothy Opal McCandless Heldt. Survivors include son, Terry (Roberta) Barngrover of Burlington; one daughter, Virginia Thompson of Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren, Jason (Renee) Barngrover of Des Moines, Ryan (Stephanie) Barngrover of Burlington, and Wendee Thompson of Albuquerque, NM; and two great-grandchildren, Miya Barngrover and Mason Barngrover both of Burlington. She was preceded in death by her parents. Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Thielen Crematory. Continue Reading

Market street Lift Station Trial Start-Up Today

Flood cleanup in Downtown Burlington is underway and has reached a point where a decision has been made to perform a trial start-up of the individual sewage pumps at the Market Street Lift Station, as well as the mechanical bar rake which normally screens solids from the sewage. The trial start-up will begin today at 11am. If it goes well, the station will be put on-line and the sewage within the Valley Street/Hawkeye Seperated Sanitary Sewer System, and the basements of those customers connected to that system, should begin draining to the station. If everything works, or if there are issues today, nothing will be completely back to normal until they receive the replacement actuator, which needs to be installed for the station to function properly. It could be until the first week in August until the part arrives and is connected. Continue Reading

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3 Sent to Hospital after Warren Co. Rollover

Three people were involved in a vehicle rollover yesterday in Warren County on US 34. 33-year-old Eddy Ino of Galesburg was westbound when he over-corrected while going around a curve and lost control of the vehicle. It then traveled into the grassy median, struck an embankment and overturned, resting on it’s roof. Ino and his two passengers, 29-year-old Guellord Kiniangi and 27-year-old Mpangay Mpangayalain both of Galesburg, were all wearing seatbelts and were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Galesburg with non-life threatening injuries. Continue Reading

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Council could Censure Tim Scott

The Burlington City Council will be asked Monday to approve a resolution to censure member Tim Scott for some recent comments he made. The comments they are referring to include one he made to local media regarding the race of the youth involved in recent altercations with the Burlington Police, also his comments at a recent council meeting in which he referred in derogatory terms to certain youth in the community, and the combination of the two incidents, which gave the impression that certain races or ages of people may not be welcome in Burlington. In addition, the censure resolution refers to the fact that Scott threw some papers at fellow Council member Becky Anderson, an action described as intimidating and disrespectful. The dictionary defines “censure” as to severely criticize, disapprove of, or condemn publicly. Continue Reading