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Person Found in Ditch After Hit and Run

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a hit and run that occurred early Sunday morning about 2 miles west of Fort Madison. The victim of the incident, who’s name has not been released, was found lying in a ditch by a passing motorist. The subject was airlifted to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Apparently, the victim was walking along County Road 103 between the hours of 1am and 5am Sunday, when he/she was struck by a vehicle. Part of the vehicle remained and law enforcement is suspecting the debris belongs to a red 2001-2005 Pontiac Grand Am. Continue Reading

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Fertilizer Plant Partners with SCC to Train Students

Once the Fertilizer Plant in Wever opens, they hope to hire local people to help run it. OCI Iowa Fertilizer has partnered with Southeastern Community College to teach the skills people will need to fill the open positions at the plant. With Southeast Iowa having the highest unemployment rate in the state, SCC President Michael Ash feels the fertilizer plant is the start of a new beginning. He also notes there are two parts to this training… “There is a distinction. Continue Reading

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Two House Fires, Both Blamed on Space Heaters

A Hamilton woman and her three kids were driven from their home on Oak Street by a fire early Friday morning. ¬†Sharlyne Rael says the family now needs clothing and furniture. The Red Cross was called in to make other living arrangements. The fire is being blamed on a space heater. An Oquawka area woman escaped from her home around 3 o’clock Saturday when fire struck. Continue Reading

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Candidate Forums for Burlington and WB This Week

There are two city council candidate forums this week. Tomorrow night the Greater Burlington Partnership’s Government Relations Committee will ask questions to the six remaining candidates running for Burlington City Council. That forum begins at 6:30 in the Council Chambers at Burlington’s City Hall. Wednesday night the West Burlington candidates will answer questions at 6:30 at West Burlington City Hall. Both forums are open to the public. Continue Reading

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City Council to Take Up New Auditorium Proposal

IT’S A WORK SESSION MONDAY FOR THE BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL, WITH 10 ITEMS ON THE “DISCUSSION” PORTION OF THE AGENDA.  

TOPICS TO BE CONSIDERED…BUT NOT VOTED UPON…INCLUDE COUNCILMAN SHANE MCCAMPBELL’S PROPOSAL TO SHUT DOWN MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM FOR THREE YEARS AND PUT AWAY THE SAVINGS TO USE FOR A NEW POLICE STATION…  

 

OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS INCLUDE HOW-BEST TO DEAL WITH THE EMERALD ASH BORER…THE COST OF PROVIDING HEALTH-CARE TO CITY EMPLOYEES…A NEW T-V DISPOSAL PROGRAM AT THE LANDFILL…AND A PROPOSED PARKING LEASE WITH THE BURLINGTON APARTMENTS. TODAY’S(MON) MEETING IS AT 4:30 ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF CITY HALL AND THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.  

THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONITE(MON) AT 7 AND SUPERINTENDENT JANE EVANS WILL GIVE A POWER-POINT PRESENTATION ABOUT WHAT PROGRAMS THE DISTRICT HAS, TO PREVENT BULLYING. Continue Reading

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Carman-Area Fire Victim Identified

THE VICTIM OF A SATURDAY AFTERNOON HOUSE FIRE IN RURAL CARMAN HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 72-YEAR OLD JOSEPH (PATRICK) DALY. HENDERSON COUNTY CORONER CHRIS BEALS SAYS HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 5:40 THAT EVENING AND THE PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF AN AUTOPSY INDICATE THAT SMOKE INHALATION IS WHAT KILLED HIM.  

DALY’S WIFE AND SISTER-IN-LAW ESCAPED THE FIRE, WHICH WAS REPORTED A LITTLE AFTER 3 PM. LOMAX FIREFIGHTERS WERE FIRST ON THE SCENE AND THEY CALLED FOR HELP FROM THE BURLINGTON AND GULFPORT-GLADSTONE DEPARTMENTS.  

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE AND THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL ARE INVESTIGATING. Continue Reading

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Hit and Run Leaves Bicyclist In a Ditch Near West Point

A West Point woman was arrested Friday night after hitting a man on a bike with her car and leaving the scene without contacting authorities. 49-year-old Tammy Yates was traveling ¬†about one mile east of West Point on 400 North, and struck 33-year-old Jason Newberry of Carthage who was riding a Mongoose bike. Newberry was found lying in the ditch 20 minutes after the crash and had to be flown to Blessing Hospital. Yates was arrested later at her home for Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury and Driving Under the Influence. She was taken to the Hancock County Jail where her bail was set at $50,000. Continue Reading

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Pair Arrested in Burlington on Drug Charges

Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force investigators found marijuana, packaging materials, and a large amount of money at a Burlington home on Higbee Street. During the course of the search warrant, detectives encountered 25-year-old Reginald Elliot of Burlington. Elliot was found to be wanted in another county in Iowa on charges of 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse. A short distance from the residence, officers also found 31-year-old William Trotter, who also goes by the name “Dizzy” of Burlington. Trotter was arrested for three counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Continue Reading

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Rash of Catalytic Converter Thefts

Police in Burlington, West Burlington, and Henderson County are investigating a rash of catalytic converter thefts from cars. All nine of them were stolen during the day yesterday and were from Chevy Cavaliers. Two of the units were stolen from the Lowe’s Parking lot, one from Comfort Suites in Burlington, two from the Great River Medical Center Property, and one from 411 West Agency in West Burlington. There were also three cut out of cars parked at West Central High School near Biggsville. West Burlington Police Chief, Frank Newberry, says they have surveillance video of what appears to be a green vehicle at the scene of at least one of the thefts. Continue Reading

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SCC, Iowa Fertilizer to Train Local Workforce

THE PRESIDENTS OF SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND IOWA FERTILIZER WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE MONDAY TO ANNOUNCE THE START OF A JOB-TRAINING PARTNERSHIP FOR THE NEW FERTILIZER PLANT BEING BUILT SOUTH OF WEVER. WHEN CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETE…LATE 2015 IS THE TARGET…THE PLANT WILL NEED AT LEAST 165 EMPLOYEES…..AND SCC’S CENTER FOR BUSINESS…C-BIZ FOR SHORT…WILL TRAIN IOWA FERTILIZER EMPLOYEES FOR POSITIONS IN OPERATIONS, LOGISTICS AND MAINTENANCE.  

 

((( WE’LL HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE JOINT PROGRAM ON MONDAY. ))) Continue Reading