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Burlington Council Gets Conservative Street Plan

BURLINGTON’S PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR AND ENGINEER PRESENTED THEIR 5-YEAR STREET PLAN TO THE CITY COUNCIL LAST(MON) NITE.  

STEVE HOAMBRECKER SAYS THE BIGGEST PROJECT…THE MT. PLEASANT STREET OVERPASS…WON’T HAPPEN UNTIL FISCAL YEAR 2018 AND¬†STEVE HARTMAN CONFIRMED THAT THE MT. PLEASANT STREET BRIDGE WILL BE A “BIGGIE”.  

 

THIS COMING FISCAL YEAR…BEGINNING JULY FIRST…THERE’LL BE RESURFACING DONE ON DIVISION STREET…3RD, 4TH, 5TH, 7TH AND 8TH STREETS…CENTRAL AVENUE…DODGE STREET…AND ON AGENCY. Continue Reading

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West Point Man, Keokuk Pair Busted

LEE COUNTY’S NARCOTICS TASK FORCE HAS ANNOUNCED THE ARRESTS OF A WEST POINT MAN AND A KEOKUK COUPLE ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES.  

38-YEAR OLD GREG BEACH (OF 119 5TH STREET) WAS APPREHENDED AT HIS HOME AND ACCUSED OF POSSESSING PRECURSORS WITH THE INTENT TO MAKE METHAMPHETAMINE. IF CONVICTED, BEACH WILL FACE UP TO FIVE YEARS IN STATE PRISON. AND TINA & KEITH GALBREATH OF (620 NORTH 7TH STREET) KEOKUK COULD GO AWAY FOR UP TO 10 YEARS IF THEY’RE CONVICTED OF DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. IN HANCOCK COUNTY(IL), 33-YEAR OLD JASON NEWBERRY OF DENVER(IL) WAS ARRESTED ON COUNTS OF POSSESSION OF METH MATERIAL & METH PRECURSORS AND PARTICIPATION OF METH MANUFACTURING. Continue Reading

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Kids Film Themselves Walking on Mississippi River in Burlington

With all the snow and freezing temperatures we’ve had this winter, several people have risked their lives attempting to walk across the Mississippi River in Burlington. A couple months ago, authorities were called about a man walking on the ice in Downtown Burlington, and now a video has emerged on Facebook of 3 young boys filming themselves, attempting to do the same thing. Burlington’s Police Chief, Doug Beaird, says if you fall through the ice, it will be hard to save you… “That weak point, depending on where the current is at the time, could be 5 feet from the bank, let alone in the middle of the river. As we know, if you were to fall through the ice, and there’s current underneath the ice, it will be a very difficult situation to perform a rescue.” Continue Reading

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Meth Arrest in West Point

A West Point man was arrested on felony drugs charges Friday. 38-year-old Gregory Beach of 119 5th Street was arrested at his home and charged with Possession of Precursors with Intent to Manufacture Meth. If convicted, he faces 5 years in prison. Beach’s arrest stems from allegations and an investigation. During a search conducted by the Lee County Narcotics Task Force, items supporting the charges were discovered. Continue Reading

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Upcoming Meetings

Even though it’s budget has already been published, the West Burlington city Council will hold a work session tonight at 6 to talk more about the 74-cent property tax hike. Mayor Hans Trousil, who doesn’t get a vote, says he won’t be there. The Burlington City Council will hold one of it’s every-other-week work session today. Public Works Director, Steve Hoambrecker, will present his 5-year Street The meeting starts at 4;30pm. The Southeastern Community College Board meets today at 5 and will hold a public hearing before voting on the next year’s budget. Continue Reading

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Cursing Potholes? 5-Year Street Plan to be Unveiled

THE BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD ONE OF ITS EVERY-OTHER-WEEK WORK SESSIONS TODAY(MON) AND PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR STEVE HOAMBRECKER WILL PRESENT HIS 5-YEAR STREET PLAN.  

AFTER THAT, POLICE CHIEF DOUG BEAIRD WILL GIVE HIS DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL REPORT. THIS(MON) AFTERNOON’S MEETING GETS UNDERWAY AT 4:30 AND THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME. THE WEST BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL WILL ALSO HOLD A WORK SESSION TONITE(MON) AT 6, TO TALK ABOUT THE BUDGET AND A PUBLISHED, 74-CENT PROPERTY TAX HIKE.  

THE SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TODAY(MON) AT 5 AND WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING…BEFORE VOTING…ON NEXT YEAR’S BUDGET, WHICH INCLUDES A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE LEVY RATE AND HIGHER VALUATIONS DISTRICT-WIDE. Continue Reading

No Big Dance for Carroll’s Team

THE SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL TEAM WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE NJC-DOUBLE-A, DIVISION-ONE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT.  

THE QUALIFIERS…WHICH THIS YEAR INCLUDE FOUR AT-LARGE SCHOOLS…WERE NAMED YESTERDAY(SUN) AND SCC IS NOT ON THE LIST. ¬† THE BLACKHAWKS WERE RANKED 17TH NATIONWIDE IN THEIR DIVISION WHEN THE REGULAR SEASON ENDED…AND THE TEAMS THAT MADE THE AT-LARGE LIST WERE NUMBER-3 COLUMBIA STATE…NUMBER-4 HARCUM…NUMBER-5 SOUTH PLAINS…AND NUMBER-8 TRINITY VALLEY.  

THE BLACKHAWKS ARCH-RIVAL…INDIAN HILLS OF OTTUMWA…WILL REPRESENT THIS AREA, AS THE REGIONAL AND DISTRICT CHAMPION. Continue Reading

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Notre Dame Girls are State Champs!

The Notre Dame High School girls basketball team won the 1A State Championship in Des Moines last night. The girls played Newell-Fonda at the Wells Fargo Arena and won 57-54. It’s the first state championship the Nike girls have ever won and they are heading home today to celebrate. Festivites start at 1:45pm at Casey’s General Store in Middletown where they will then be escorted by police to the Notre Dame School, where they will continue to celebrate. Continue Reading

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Burlington Teen Arrested for Sex Abuse

A Burlington teenager was arrested today and charged with Third Degree Sex Abuse. 19-year-old Keyon D’Nore Parks was taken into custody after an investigation revealed he was having sex with a 14-year-old female. The incident was reported to the Burlington Police Department on February 20th. Parks is being held at the Des Moines County Jail until his initial appearance on $10,000 bond. Continue Reading