The Iowa Pork Producers Association has selected a southeast Iowa restaurant as the winner of the 2013 Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest. River Rock Cafe in Mt. Pleasant, near Oakland Mills, will receive $500, a plaque, and statewide publicity for winning IPPA’s 11th annual contest. The official award presentation will be at the cafe on October 16th. River Rock Cafe double coats it’s hand-pounded pork tenderloins in a cracker and bread crumb mixture daily and serves roughly 500 a week. Continue Reading
For seven years now, Mount Pleasant, Iowa has been attracting people from miles around every October to experience Thrasher House of Terror. The popular haunted house now holds the title for “Best Haunted House in Iowa” according to hauntedworld.com. Terry McWilliams does Marketing and Public Relations for Midwest Old Threshers and says everyone is very excited about their “new title” … “Yea, it’s exciting. All my volunteers and actors thought it was pretty cool to have fans that voted and put us at number one for Iowa on hauntedworld.com”
The haunted house is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and is $10 per ticket. Continue Reading
THERE’S A BENEFIT SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW(SAT) FOR A 6-MONTH-OLD WEST BURLINGTON BOY WHO’S SUFFERING FROM A RARE DISEASE THAT RESULTS IN HIS INTERNAL ORGANS BEING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HIS BODY. YOUNG BOONE BEGNER ALSO HAS A HEART DEFECT…MULTIPLE, NON-FUNCTIONING SPLEENS…AND HAS BEEN FIGHTING A VERY HIGH DEGREE FEVER AT GREAT RIVER MEDICAL CENTER.
HIS MOM…LISA BEGNER…SAYS THE BENEFIT WILL BE HELD AT THE BONNEVILLE LOUNGE ON 34 BETWEEN DANVILLE AND NEW LONDON…FROM 1 TO 6 TOMORROW(SAT). Continue Reading
THE DIRECTOR OF THE CLARK COUNTY, MISSOURI AMBULANCE SERVICE HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A 10-YEAR OLD GIRL. STATE TROOPERS ARRESTED 35-YEAR OLD RICHARD KOENIG OF KAHOKA WEDNESDAY ON CHARGES OF STATUTORY SODOMY…INCEST…AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE CLARK COUNTY JAIL AND A JUDGE SET HIS BOND AT 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Continue Reading
You may have seen them out there; a group of automotive union workers have been rallying at the intersection of Roosevelt and Kirkwood in Burlington. Victoria Peel says UAW Local-1237 is trying to draw attention to the ongoing contract talks with Federal Mogul… “We’re in negotiations right now with the company, the union is. Neither side wants to back down and all we’re asking for is a fair deal. We just don’t want to sacrifice any thing else because all we’ve done for the past 20 years is sacrifice.” Continue Reading
LOCAL AUTHORITIES…LED BY THE SOUTHEAST IOWA NARCOTICS TASK FORCE…BUSTED A 39-YEAR OLD BURLINGTON MAN YESTERDAY(WED) ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES. MARVIN IVEY OF 15-17 ASHMUN STREET…ON THE CITY’S NORTH SIDE…WILL FACE COUNTS OF SELLING CRACK COCAINE…POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL MARIJUANA…A VIOLATION OF THE DRUG TAX STAMP LAW…AND POSSESSION OF A GUN BY A FELON. HE WAS TAKEN TO THE DES MOINES COUNTY JAIL, WHERE HIS BOND WAS SET AT 165-THOUSAND DOLLARS, CASH-ONLY.
TASK FORCE COMMANDER…LT. JEFF KLEIN OF THE BURLINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT…SAYS MORE ARRESTS ARE ANTICIPATED. Continue Reading
TWO INCUMBENT BURLINGTON CITY COUNCILMEN WERE QUICK TO RESPOND TO CANDIDATE TIM SCOTT’S COMMENT THAT ONE OF HIS GOALS…IF ELECTED…WOULD BE TO CUT PROPERTY TAXES. BOB FLEMING…WHO ALSO MADE IT THRU TUESDAY’S PRIMARY…SAYS EVERYONE WOULD LIKE TO SEE PROPERTY TAXES REDUCED, BUT SOMETIMES YOU’RE FACED WITH SITUATIONS WHERE YOU HAVE TO RAISE THEM, EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE IDEA.
CHRIS REED…ALSO A CANDIDATE FOR RE-ELECTION NEXT MONTH…AGREES THAT BURLINGTON’S PROPERTY TAX RATE IS TOO HIGH AND HE FEELS THE CITY COUNCIL SHOULD BE ABLE TO HOLD THE LINE NEXT YEAR…BUT HE ALSO TOLD THE KBUR “TALK SHOW” AUDIENCE THAT CERTAIN SITUATIONS COULD REQUIRE AN INCREASE.
SCOTT…A FORMER COUNCILMAN AND MAYOR…WON THE PRIMARY, WHILE POLITICAL NEWCOMER BECKY SHOCKLEY FINISHED SECOND. CURRENT MAYOR JIM DAVIDSON WAS THIRD…FLEMING & REED PLACED 4TH AND 5TH, RESPECTIVELY…AND FORMER COUNCILMAN MIKE CAMPBELL WAS 6TH. Continue Reading
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 22,000 full-size pickup trucks to fix problems with the seats. The recall affects Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups from the 2014 model year that were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The trucks have manual front reclining seat backs. Canadian safety regulators say the seats could move in a rear-end crash, and the headrests may not protect passengers as designed. GM says it doesn’t know of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem. Continue Reading
It been an ongoing project, but the Flint River Trail can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Two of three phases have now been completed, phase two officially opened today to the public after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the intersection of Flint Bottom Road and Prairie Grove Road. Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission Director, Zach James, says it’s been a long process.. “I’ve been working on this since 2005, personally. It all started with the Vision Iowa Application, which I believe was in 2004. Continue Reading
THE LEADING VOTE-GETTER IN YESTERDAY’S(TUE) BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL PRIMARY SAYS “CUTTING,” NOT “RAISING,” PROPERTY TAXES IS ONE OF HIS GOALS IF HE’S ELECTED. FORMER MAYOR TIM SCOTT GOT 728 PEOPLE TO BACK HIM…AND HE TOLD US AFTER THE NUMBERS CAME IN LAST(TUE) NITE THAT HE WANTS EVERYTHING ON THE TABLE WHEN IT COMES TO TALKING ABOUT THE BUDGET.
FORMER TOM’S MARKET CO-OWNER BECKY SHOCKLEY RECEIVED THE SECOND-MOST VOTES YESTERDAY(TUE), 576…AND CURRENT MAYOR JIM DAVIDSON PLACED THIRD, WITH 535. 4TH, 5TH AND 6TH PLACES ALSO QUALIFY FOR THE NOVEMBER 5TH REGULAR CITY ELECTION AND THOSE SPOTS WERE FILLED YESTERDAY(TUE) BY TWO MORE INCUMBENTS…BOB FLEMING, WITH 457 VOTES…AND CHRIS REED, WITH 378…ALONG WITH FORMER COUNCILMAN MIKE CAMPBELL, WHO GOT 363 VOTES.
THE OTHER FIVE HOPEFULS WHO DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT WERE…IN DESCENDING ORDER OF VOTES…KEVIN LONG, 294…TYLER HUGGINS, 150…JIM MORRIS, 76…MARCQUES DERBY, 50 VOTES…AND RICHARD LEMKE, WHO DROPPED OUT OF THE RACE BUT STILL GOT 38 VOTES. Continue Reading