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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

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Text Message Causes Lock Down in Fort Madison

The Fort Madison High School has been on lock down this afternoon. According to Fort Madison Police Chief Bruce Niggemeyer, high school officials were notified of a strange text message sent to a student from another student.  As a precaution, the high school was placed on lock down. The student who had sent the text message was located, but was not at school. Students are being questioned about the meaning behind the odd message. Continue Reading

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BHS Teachers Caught Talking About Students

Two Burlington teachers are on administrative leave after a conversation between them was discovered on a computer at the school, and made public through Facebook. In the conversation the teachers allegedly talked back and forth, calling students names and complaining about a rambunctious class. One of the teachers used the phrase “gonna smack some kids”. Superintendent Jane Evans wouldn’t comment much on the situation. She called it a personnel issue and says it’s under investigation. Continue Reading

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Iowa Receives Solar Power Grant

The state has won a federal Department of Energy grant of just over one-million-dollars as part of what’s called the “Rooftop Solar Challenge Two.” Iowa Department of Economic Development Authority spokesperson, Tina Hoffman, says the goal is to increase the use of solar energy… “We’re going to be able to help make it easier for Iowans to learn about solar and help reduce the soft costs, making it more affordable.” The first step is developing ways to promote the use of sun power. “We are going to help first educate and increase the awareness around solar energy and how it really can be a viable alternative,” Hoffman explains. Continue Reading

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Mediapolis 12-Year-Old Dies From Gunshot Wound

An update from the Des Moines County Sheriffs Office regarding the 12-year-old who suffered a gunshot wound Tuesday. Authorities have confirmed that the child did die from his injury. Investigators are saying it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound and no foul play was involved. The victim is Kyler Schnedler of Mediapolis. Schnedler was transported to GRMC and then flown to Iowa City where he died yesterday. Continue Reading