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Condemned Church to Be Torn Down By School

A church located at 132 S. Central Avenue in Burlington will soon be torn down. The Whole Truth Gospel Church of Holiness was put up for bid on November 4th and the Burlington Community School District has approved to purchase it for $2,000. The church is located right next to the three empty lots they currently own. Chris Stensland reported to the School Board tonight that the city requires the structure to be demolished within 90 days.. “If you’ve been by it today you will notice that the doors and windows are gone. Continue Reading

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Burlington Bullying Report Form Simplified

Goals for the Burlington Superintendent Jane Evans were agreed upon tonight at the school board meeting. Evans’s top priority this coming school year will be to work with staff and students to improve reading comprehension and math achievement. The second priority on the list is to improve the bullying situation, part of that being a simplified report form. The student bullying report form has shrunk from four pages to one and can be filled out and submitted online according to Director of Human Resources Chuck Griffin… “The form will go to three people. Continue Reading

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Mother and 3 Kids Escape Warsaw Fire

A woman and her three children are uninjured after a house fire in Warsaw today. The fire was at a home on 910 East County Road 900. Fire crews have said that they believe the blaze started in the basement of the home. No further information has been released. Continue Reading

Obits for Nov 11th

Robert F. Carter, 77, of Fort Madison, IA, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 6:17 p.m. at the FortMadisonCommunityHospital.  He was born on February 14, 1936 to Robert F. & Ruby Belle Rowland Carter III.  He married Janis J. Worman on April 15, 1952 in Kahoka, MO.  He retired from the Iowa State Penitentiary with 38 years of service.  He was a member of Living Hope Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals.  He enjoyed telling jokes, singing, playing the guitar, lighthouses, watching old television shows and spending time with his family.  He always thought of others first and took great pride in taking care of his wife, Janis.        Bob is survived by: his wife: Janis Carter of Fort Madison, IA; 1-daughter: Candice Carter of Glenwood, IA; 4-sons: David (Emily) Carter of Quincy, IL, Steven (Monica) Carter of Fort Madison, IA, Greg Carter of Iowa City, IA & Jaydee Carter of Fort Madison, IA; 9-grandchildren; 9-great grandchildren & 1-brother: Jerry (Pat) Carter of Bettendorf, IA.  He was preceded in death by: his parents, 3-sisters & 5-brothers.        Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013 with the family to receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Living Hope Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Jim Hofmann officiating.  His body will be cremated following the funeral service and burial will be held at a later date in OaklandCemetery.  A memorial has been established for the Living Hope Church of the Nazarene or Special Olympics.  Online condolences to Bob’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.  

Kyler Ray Schnedler, age 12 of Mediapolis, died Wednesday November 6, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  The son of Mathew and Alissa (Drebenstedt) Schnedler, he was born August 18, 2001 at Burlington.  He was a 6th grader at Mediapolis Schools.  He attended CornerstoneCommunityChurch in Mediapolis and was active in the 5:16 Youth Group.  He enjoyed duck hunting, fishing and was an avid artist.  Kyler gave the gift of life by being an organ donor. Continue Reading

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Burlington Urban Service Offers Free Rides to Veterans

In honor of Veteran’s Day Monday, Burlington Urban Services will be offering free rides to our veterans and their family members that day, as a way of saying thank you.  

In order to qualify, remember to have some sort of military ID. For more information you can visit the City of Burlington website. Burlingtoniowa.org Continue Reading

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UPDATE: Fatal Car Crash on Y Camp Road

Officials have released the name of the person who died Friday in a car accident on Y Camp Road. 46-year-old Marc Buhmeyer of Burlington was killed in a single vehicle accident. When authorities arrived on the scene at around 10:30am, they found a vehicle that had rolled multiple times. It came to a rest on it’s top in the creek bed of Dry Beach Creek. Buhmeyer was the driver and the only person in the vehicle. Continue Reading

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Inmate Dies in Hancock County Jail

Authorities have released information about an inmate in the Hancock County Jail who died last weekend. 63-year-old William Clark of Sutter, Illinois had difficulty breathing and CPR was immediately performed. He was transported to the hospital where he was then pronounced dead. Clark was serving a jail sentence for Domestic Battery. The Hancock County Coroner did not reveal any type of foul play or trauma. Continue Reading

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Keokuk Company Offers 120 New Jobs

There will be 120 new job openings at an Eastern Iowa Company. Thomas L. Cardella and Associates have entered into an agreement with a current client to add new jobs to the company. This is the second time this year Thomas L. Cardella has made a job announcement. Earlier this summer they offered 325 new positions. These new jobs include the expansion of a current telecommunications client, and will include expansions in TLCA’s Coralville and Keokuk Iowa Call Centers. Continue Reading

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Sports Bar Takes on Project City Council Can’t Afford

A boat ramp in Montrose that is in desperate need of repair will hopefully get a makeover after this weekend’s fundraiser at Kinnick on the River, a sports bar in Montrose. The Montrose City Council decided not to put any funds towards the project due to higher priorities, so the bar got involved and asked permission to hold a “ramp fundraiser” this Saturday. Manager of Kinnick on the River, Don Callahan, says they feel it’s their duty to help… “We’re helping because the river brings a lot of business to us. We also want to pay the city as a goodwill gesture.” Continue Reading

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Burlington Girls Head to School with NO Makeup

The hot topic lately in town has been bullying. We’ve seen videos and we’ve all heard the stories and now a group of parents and students have come together to try and make a difference. They haven’t come up with a name for their group, but they met for the second time last night. As people proposed ideas to solving the bullying issue, it was an emotional topic for some of the girls… “I got made fun of. Continue Reading