Burlington’s First Drive-Thru Subway Set to Open in June

Many have probably noticed the building going up in the middle of the old Fairway Center parking lot in Burlington. What it will be is a new Subway Restaurant that will replace the current one in that area, but it will include something new, a drive thru. Owner of the Burlington Subway’s, Bob Dowell, told us that of the 15 stores he owns in Iowa, this will be his first drive-thru. Unlike other fast food pick-ups, you won’t have to talk to a person to place your order… They hope to have the establishment open by mid-June. Continue Reading


Keokuk Teens Flown to Hospital After Crash

Two teenagers from Keokuk were both seriously injured in a car crash Monday night in Hancock County. The driver, 18-year-old Casey Icenogle lost control on County Road 96 and hit a gas meter attached to a house as well as a mailbox. The passenger was 18-year-old Darren Bradley. They were both airlifted to hospitals in Quincy and Iowa City. The Hancock County Sheriff says one was released from the hospital today. Continue Reading


“Red Flag Warning” Issued for Our Area

The National Weather Service has issued a rare “Red Flag Warning,” for the Iowa portions of our listening area, until 7 o’clock tonight. That means critical fire weather conditions are occurring because of a combination of strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures. Burlington Fire Marshal Mark Crooks tells us what kind of grass and brush-fire season it’s been so far….. Crooks advises against burning anything outdoors in this kind of weather, and partly because many brush and field fires can be difficult to fight. Continue Reading


Branstad Interested in Limited Medical Marijuana Bill

Governor Terry Branstad is giving his first indication that he would be open to signing a limited medical marijuana bill into law this legislative session. Branstad recently met with parents who want to use an oil derived from marijuana to help their children who have seizures. Branstad, a Republican, says he’s talked with the governor of Utah, who approved such a law… “One of our big problems today is people abusing prescription drugs that are meant for somebody else. We don’t want to create more problems –we don’t want unintended consequences, but, it looks like we could end up with something that is very limited in focus like was passed recently in Utah and Alabama. Continue Reading


West Burlington Searching for New Football Coach

The West Burlington School District is on the hunt for a new head football coach. At Monday night’s board meeting, Jeff Housel’s resignation as head football coach was accepted. Superintendent Dave Schmitt says they’ve already started looking for someone to replace him and hope to make their decision soon…..  

The position is being advertised on the Teach Iowa website, and they have currently received 7 applications. Housel has been with West Burlington for 8 years now, and will continue to teach math courses and serve as the district’s athletic director. Continue Reading


Keokuk Woman Arrested for Drug House

Another drug related arrest has been made in Keokuk by Lee County’s Narcotics Task Force. 32-year-old Amanda Bollin of 3806 Main Street in Keokuk was arrested at her home and charged with Maintaining a Drug House and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. If convicted of both charges she faces a little more than 2 years in prison. Continue Reading


WB School Approves Budget and Lowers Levy

The West Burlington School District approved their budget at last night’s board meeting and reduced their overall levy by $2.00. Superintendent Dave Schmitt says a big reason they were able to reduce it, is due to the reduced debt service obligation… Schmitt also told us they haven’t had to make budget cuts in 4 years… Schmitt also wants West Burlington taxpayers to know that even though they reduced their overall levy by $2.00 this year, it may not always stay that way… Continue Reading


Robbery and Shooting at Lincolnville Motel

The owner of the Lincolnville Motel on Mt. Pleasant Street in Burlington was shot in the leg this morning at around 4 o’clock. The owner told authorities that three men requested a room and then forced their way in when he opened the door. He also says the men beat him up before they shot him and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim was taken by ambulance to Great River Medical Center where he remains. Continue Reading


Young Galesburg Person Injured While Drunk Driving

One Galesburg person was injured in a car accident Friday in Warren County. 21-year-old Tanner Adams was eastbound on 180th Avenue when he crossed over the center line and entered the south ditch. When his car hit the ditch, it rolled several times, struck a power pole, and came to rest on it’s top in an open field. Adams was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to OSF St. Continue Reading


Last Week for Leaf Pickup

The last week to get your leafs bagged up and put on the curb begins tomorrow. Remember that leaf collection is the work day after your trash collection day. For instance, if you trash was picked up Friday, make sure your leaves are put out by 7am this Monday. If your trash is picked up Monday, your leaves will be picked up Tuesday, and so on. There is a 50-pound weight limit per bag and if the bags has tape or staples, it will not be collected. Continue Reading