DES MOINES COUNTY’S POINT-MAN FOR MENTAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES HAS BEEN ON-THE-ROAD.
CPC DIRECTOR KEN HYNDMAN IS TOURING “CRISIS STABILIZATION” FACILITIES AROUND THE STATE, WITH A GOAL OF EVENTUALLY GIVING LOCAL POLICE SOMEWHERE BESIDES THE EMERGENCY ROOM OR COUNTY JAIL TO TAKE THOSE WHO ACT OUT BECAUSE THEY CAN’T HELP THEMSELVES. HYNDMAN SAYS A DIFFERENT SCENARIO WOULD BE NICE…AND HE THINKS IT’S DO-ABLE.
HYNDMAN SAYS DES MOINES COUNTY IS ALREADY AHEAD OF THE GAME, BECAUSE HIS DEPARTMENT HAS A WILLING PARTNER — HOPE HAVEN. Continue Reading
STATE REPRESENTATIVE JERRY KEARNS HAS ANNOUNCED HE’S A CANDIDATE FOR RE-ELECTION TO THE IOWA HOUSE.
THE KEOKUK DEMOCRAT SERVES THE 83RD DISTRICT AND IS IN HIS THIRD TERM. HE’S ALSO A STAFF REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE UNITED STEELWORKERS UNION. KEARNS IS THE RANKING MEMBER OF THE IOWA HOUSE VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE…AND IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE AGRICULTURE…ETHICS…LABOR…AND WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEES. Continue Reading
THE SEARCH TOOK ALMOST TWO YEARS, BUT SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE HAS HIRED A NEW VICE-PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS. DR. CAROLE RICHARDSON WILL BEGIN HER DUTIES JUNE SECOND. ACCORDING TO A RELEASE FROM SCC, RICHARDSON HAS 15 YEARS OF HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE, MOST RECENTLY AS VICE-PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AT NORTH COUNTRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN SARANAC LAKE, NEW YORK. BEFORE THAT, SHE WORKED AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY…HAGERSTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE…AMERICAN UNIVERSITY…AND SAGINAW CHIPPEWA TRIBAL COLLEGE.
SCC PRESIDENT MICHAEL ASH SAYS THE SEARCH FOR A SUCCESSOR TO FORMER V-P OF TEACHING & LEARNING…PHIL THOMAS…TOOK SO LONG BECAUSE PREVIOUS CANDIDATES DIDN’T HAVE THE DEPTH OF EXPERIENCE OR DEMONSTRATED SUCCESS THE COLLEGE NEEDS. Continue Reading
Burlington Police are investigating at least five car break-ins that happened overnight. All were at the Comfort Inn & Suites on the south side of town. Anyone who’s seen anything suspicious is asked to call 753-8371. Continue Reading
One young man was injured in a vehicle accident today at the intersection of Division and Roosevelt at around 3pm. Captain Bollinger with the Fire Department was at the scene… “I haven’t received many details yet, but it appears one car struck this truck, he spun and flipped it over on it’s top, and he was still inside.” They did not locate the car that hit the truck yet. From what we could tell, the young man seemed to be alright. Continue Reading
If winter has made you miss the color green, there will be plenty of it in Crapo Park this Saturday for the Shamrock Shuffle in Burlington. Coordinator Melissa Jones says it’s an un-timed event… “You can run, walk, jog, a combination of all three. We just want you to come out and have fun. It’s really about the color, the after school program and getting out to get some fresh air.” Continue Reading
The dropout rate in the Burlington Community School District has dropped to it’s lowest point in 7 years. Burlington’s most recent rate is 3.49%, which is a big change from the 2008-2009 school year, when their dropout rate was 8.54%. Superintendent Jane Evans is thrilled with the news…. “We’re no longer anywhere near the highest dropout rate in the state. I’m just so grateful to our teachers, counselors, social workers and principals who have worked so hard to bring our students back to school.” Continue Reading
NEXT TUESDAY IS THE ILLINOIS PRIMARY ELECTION AND IT’S ALSO A DAY FOR NAUVOO-COLUSA SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS TO DECIDE THE FATE OF A 55-CENT INCREASE IN THEIR PROPERTY TAXES.
SUPPORTERS SAY WITHOUT IT, THE DISTRICT MAY HAVE TO DISSOLVE AND PARENTS MIGHT HAVE TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOLS IN DALLAS CITY AND CARTHAGE…AND PAY EVEN MORE IN TAXES THAN THEY WOULD HAVE TO OTHERWISE.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE REFERENDUM, THERE’S A TOWN HALL MEETING TONITE(thur) AT 7 O’CLOCK AT NAUVOO-COLUSA MIDDLE SCHOOL. Continue Reading