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
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
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
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Legislature has wrapped up its official 2013 calendar after passing historic gay marriage legislation. But it made little progress on many other high-profile issues on Gov. Pat Quinn’s legislative agenda. Lawmakers have yet to solve the state’s $100 billion pension crisis. They haven’t raised the minimum wage, enacted an assault weapons ban or approved additional ethics reforms. Quinn cited all of those as important tasks in his state of the state address in February. Continue Reading
IT’S VETERANS DAY AND THAT MEANS A NUMBER OF CEREMONIES ARE BEING HELD TO MARK THE OCCASION.
THE BURLINGTON AREA VETERANS COUNCIL OBSERVANCE IS SCHEDULED FOR 10 O’CLOCK AT MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM WITH LOCAL COUNCIL PRESIDENT JOE GEREN AS THE FEATURED SPEAKER. THE SERVICE INCLUDES A 21-GUN SALUTE AT 11 WITH THE LOCAL BOY SCOUTS RAISING THE FLAG. ALDO LEOPOLD MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL PLAY HOST TO A PAIR OF VETERANS, WHO…AT 8:45 THIS(MON) MORNING…WILL SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH STUDENTS. THE TRADITIONAL KEOKUK VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE IS TODAY AT 11 AT THE NATIONAL CEMETERY. Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
Zimbabwe Safari operator confirms Cecil the lion's killer
The killer of Cecil the lion, which was first revealed by The Telegraph, has been confirmed by Zimbabwe. Emmanuel Fundira, President of Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe said in a statement "this animal was shot at 10 o'clock at night, using a ...