Savanna Evans

KBUR News Reporter

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Thomas & Parks Receive 2014 “Emmys”

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JERRY PARKS AND THE LATE GARRY THOMAS ARE THE RECIPIENTS OF THIS YEAR’S BURLINGTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE “EMMY” AWARDS. THEY WERE RECOGNIZED AT THE GREATER BURLINGTON PARTNERSHIP’S ANNUAL DINNER LAST(FRI) NITE AT THE COMFORT INN & SUITES. THE EMMYS HAVE BEEN PRESENTED EVERY YEAR SINCE 1965 TO THOSE…IN THE WORDS OF THE AWARD…WHO HAVE BY SOME DEED, ACTION OR CONTINUED YEARS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE, HELPED THE COMMUNITY AND ARE NOT NORMALLY RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR ACTIONS. ALSO PRESENTED LAST NITE WERE THE COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD, TO GARRETT’S PATH…THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD, TO MELISSA JONES…THE BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD, TO CRAIG UPTON…THE PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD, TO THE SHAMROCK SHUFFLE & THE GREATER BURLINGTON LEADERSHIP CLASS…THE BEST RENOVATION TO A FACILITY AWARD, TO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH…AND THE CHAIRMAN’S AWARD TO JIM CARTER. JEFF BURKHART OF FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK WILL BE THE 2014 CHAMBER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD. Continue Reading →

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One Dead, Another Critically Injured in SUV Crash

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ONE DES MOINES COUNTY MAN IS DEAD…ANOTHER WAS CRITICALLY INJURED…WHEN THEIR SUV LEFT HIWAY-61, JUST NORTH OF MEMORIAL PARK ROAD…AND CRASHED THRU THE FORK OF A TREE, JUST AFTER 1 O’CLOCK THIS(SAT) MORNING. THE DRIVER…FROM MEDIAPOLIS…WAS TAKEN TO THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS IN IOWA CITY. THE PASSENGER…NOT YET IDENTIFIED…WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. AUTHORITIES SAY THE WEATHER MAY’VE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE ACCIDENT AND ALCOHOL PROBABLY PLAYED A PART AS WELL…BUT THE INVESTIGATION BY THE DES MOINES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CONTINUES. DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO THE SCENE, ALONG WITH BURLINGTON & WEST BURLINGTON POLICE, THE BURLINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT & AMBULANCE AND A MEDICAL EXAMINER. Continue Reading →

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Man Attempts to Cross Mississippi River on Ice

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He is lucky to be alive. That’s what Burlington’s Battalion Chief Bruce Workman had to stay about the call he received earlier today… “I was notified by our dispatch that there was a person out on the ice and that he was going to Illinois, but was coming back . I went down to the river and met him. I told him there wasn’t much chance of us helping him should he fall through the ice halfway across the river.” Continue Reading →

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