DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON’S CAPITOL THEATER IS ANNOUNCING THE NEXT TWO MOVIES IN ITS INDEPENDENT FILM SERIES, SHOWN EVERY TUESDAY NITE.
THE FIRST ONE…ENTITLED “NEXT GOAL WINS”…IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT TUESDAY, THE 18TH. IT TELLS THE STORY OF THE AMERICAN SAMOA SOCCER TEAM…WHICH HADN’T WON A GAME IN FOUR YEARS…AND LOST TO AN AUSTRALIAN SQUAD 31 TO NOTHING. NEW COACH THOMAS RONGEN (OF THE NETHERLANDS) IS GIVEN A MONTH TO TURN THE RAMSHACKLE TEAM INTO WINNERS. THE SECOND OFFERING…ON THE 25TH…IS “THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM”…IS ABOUT A MAN WHO HAS LEFT HIS HOMELAND…A REMOTE AFRICAN VILLAGE…BUT HAS TO RETURN TO BURY HIS ESTRANGED FATHER. Continue Reading
IOWA DCI SPECIAL AGENT JEFF UHLMEYER SAYS THEY’RE NOW TALKING TO A PERSON-OF-INTEREST, IN CONNECTION WITH LAST(WED) NITE’S SHOOTING IN THE CATFISH BEND CASINO PARKING GARAGE.
NO ONE WAS HIT, BUT A DCI AGENT FIRED THREE SHOTS AT A FLEEING CAR THIEF SHORTLY AFTER 9 LAST(WED) NITE, WHEN THE MAN STOLE AN EMPLOYEE’S VEHICLE AND TRIED TO RUN THE AGENT DOWN. THE SUSPECT…DESCRIBED BY AUTHORITIES AS A BLACK MAN WEARING A HEAVY OVERCOAT AND A STOCKING CAP…HIT THE AGENT’S CAR AND THEN SPED OFF. THE STOLEN VEHICLE WAS FOUND A SHORT TIME LATER AND IS BEING PROCESSED FOR EVIDENCE.
BURLINGTON POLICE AND THE STATE’S DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION ARE BOTH ON THE CASE AND ANYONE WITH MORE INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL 753-8371. Continue Reading
The Burlington City Council has a budget and it includes a property tax increase. It was put forward by Councilman Tim Scott, who says he wants to spread the pain over more departments and also increase some fees. Administrative Services Director, Stephanie Stuecker, says the increase will be 28-cents per thousand dollars of assessed value. The council voted 3-2 to set aside $100,000 dollars less than planned toward the city’s debt, a move City Manager Jim Ferneau doesn’t care for. Councilman Tim Scott, who came up with the idea, says it’s just for a year. Continue Reading
It may still be freezing cold outside, but maybe a reminder that baseball season is just around the corner will warm you up. The Burlington Bees have announced their new radio broadcaster for the 2014 season. Michael Broskowski, who graduated from Western Illinois University last May, feels his experience will serve the Bees well. “I spent the last two seasons in the Northwoods League up in Minnesota for the Rochester Honkers. I’ve also done women’s basketball at Western Illinois University. Continue Reading
He’s running for U.S. Senate and making his way to Burlington tomorrow. Sam Clovis says the Republican Party needs a clear choice in terms of who to vote for… “There’s probably no one who will be more consistently conservative than me. I think when we run against Bruce Braley, that will also be a very clear choice. He’s not very conservative at all. Continue Reading
Downtown Burlington’s Capitol Theater is announcing the next two movies in it’s independent film series, shown every Tuesday night.
The first one, entitled “Next Goal Wins”, is scheduled for next Tuesday, the 18th. It tells the story of the American Samoa Soccer Team, which hasn’t won a game in four years and lost to an Australian squad 31 to nothing. New coach Thomas Rongen (of the Netherlands)is given a month to turn the ramshackle team in winners. The second offering on the 25th, is “The Forgotten Kingdom”. Continue Reading
THE BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD A RARE NOON WORK SESSION TODAY(WED), IN HOPES OF HAMMERING OUT A FINAL BUDGET THAT ALL MEMBERS CAN LIVE WITH.
NO FURTHER CUTS TO THE LIBRARY OR FIRE DEPARTMENTS WERE MADE MONDAY NITE, BUT THAT’S NOT TO SAY IT COULDN’T BE BROUGHT UP AGAIN TODAY(WEDS). MAYOR SHANE MCCAMPBELL MADE THIS COMMENT AT THE END OF MONDAY’S MEETING. THE CITY’S BUDGET MUST BE PUBLISHED THIS FRIDAY. TODAY’S(WED) MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Continue Reading
At least three Iowa cities broke or matched 115 year old weather records this morning. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Lee says it was especially cold over the eastern half of the state. “The Quad Cities, Waterloo, and Cedar Rapids set or tied record lows for this date. Waterloo hit 24-below zero, Moline 22-below and Cedar Rapids 21-below.” Those temperatures haven’t been recorded at this time of year since one of the most spectacular cold waves to strike Iowa and much of the rest of the country back in 1899. Continue Reading
Thanks to the new Iowa Fertilizer Plant in Wever, the Fort Madison YMCA has already reached more than half of their $23,000 goal through a match donation program. The plant will present the $15,000 check at a press conference this Friday at 9am at the Fort Madison YMCA. The money raised will be allocated to improvements and updates to the facility, including new flooring. The fertilizer plant is a $1.8 billion project and will employ more than 165 permanent employees, once construction is complete late next year. Continue Reading