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Dodgeville Road Culvert Construction to Begin

It may be hard to remember back when we had nothing but rain earlier this summer because it’s been so dry lately, but it did a lot of damage to roads in Des Moines County, one in particular….┬áDes Moines County Engineer Brian Carter… “This is I guess, what is the famous large 30 foot deep hole on Dodgeville Road. We have been working on this from the time it happened. We had to close the road because it mostly disappeared. Until now, it’s just been a race to get this to this point.” Continue Reading


Ft. Madison Shooting Update

Authorities have finally released the name of the man who was shot it in an alley in Fort Madison Monday afternoon. The man is 25-year-old Richard Griffiths of Fort Madison. Griffiths was shot in the leg at around 3:30pm near Ave F and G. He had to be flown to Iowa City for treatment. His condition is not available and no suspects have been found. Continue Reading


Burlington Violence Issue Questioned at Candidates Forum

Because of recent violence in Burlington, one question was asked last night at the candidates forum pertaining to what can be done to curb the violence. Chris Reed had a suggestion… “It’s called community involvement. Keeping your porch light on, knowing your neighbors and utilizing crime stoppers. It’s us being involved and being a city. Continue Reading


Man Has a Bad Day In Henderson County

A Chicago resident driving through Gulport Sunday was arrested for a number of reasons. Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop at Smith Street at Old US Rt. 34. At the traffic stop 23-year-old Jeffery Carpenter was arrested for improper lane usage, driving while license suspended, operating uninsured vehicle, possession of cannabis less than 2.5 grams, and possession of a controlled substance. Carpenter was also arrested on a no bond felony Cook County warrant for violation of probation. Continue Reading


No Jobs Lost, Money Still Saved in Des Moines County

The Des Moines County Board of Supervisors approved the custodial contract with Bridgeway at this morning’s meeting. There are three custodians who work for Des Moines County. One works in the jail, one in the courthouse, and one, who is retiring, works in the public heath and sheriffs office. Chairman Tom Broeker explains the decision they’ve made… “We’ve agreed that the one custodian that is retiring, his job, would be outsourced. Continue Reading


Council Agrees Library Cut is Needed

The Burlington City Council came up with a wide variety of things they could possibly cut from the budget at last night’s work session. Ideas were thrown out, but the one cut they all seemed to agree upon was the Library. Bob Fleming was curious how much the staff are paid at the library.. and library director Rhonda Frevert was there to answer… Frevert: “Our assistant positions (full-time librarian), they’re around $40,000.” Continue Reading


Shooting in Fort Madison Alley

A man was shot in an alley yesterday afternoon in Fort Madison between the 1400 blocks of Avenue F and G.

The man had a single gunshot wound to his leg. He has not been identified yet and no suspects have been found. The victim is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old. He was taken to Fort Madison Community Hospital and then flown to Iowa City. If you have any information on the shooting, please call the Fort Madison Police. Continue Reading


Marshalls Hiring Event Starts Tomorrow

How about a new job at a new business? The new Marshalls store will be opening soon at Westland Mall in West Burlington. Tomorrow will be the beginning of a 3-day hiring event. It runs from 9-5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Positions available include cashiers, sales associates, coordinators, and merchandise processors. Continue Reading


Armed Robber on the Loose in Burlington

A robber has not be captured yet in Burlington. Authorities say they believe at this time, it is a white male and that he is armed. He took an undisclosed amount of money from the Gasland on North 8th Street this morning. Authorities were called at around 3:40am. No one was harmed. Continue Reading

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Shed in Burlington Fully Engulfed

No one was hurt, but a shed at the home of 4115 Summer Street went up in flames this afternoon. Authorities were called by someone driving by the home who noticed the shed was on fire. When authorities arrived around 3:30pm, it was fully engulfed. They said that the resident was burning a pile of trash near by, went inside for maybe 15 minutes, and then found the shed was on fire.   Continue Reading