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Tom Harkin Aides Coming to Southeast Iowa

Two of U-S Senator Tom Harkin’s aides will soon be making stops in southeast Iowa, part of a summer tour highlighting what the retiring lawmaker says has been his partnership with Iowa communities through the…


Starr’s Cave Receives $50,000 Grant

The Starr’s Cave Nature Center received a nice grant, that over the next five years will help fund Des Moines County Conservation Environmental Education efforts and facility renovations at the nature center.


Thirsty Burglar Hits Cash Store

The break-in we first told you about yesterday morning at Hometown Cash Advance in Burlington…was apparently committed by a man with a big thirst and not much patience.


Early Morning Cash Store Hijinks

An informed source says Burlington Police have arrested someone in connection with an apparent break-in at the Hometown Cash Advance store at 28-30 Mt. Pleasant Street, just before 4 o’clock this(Thurs) morning.

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WBFD to Get $253,000 from D.C.

The West Burlington Fire Department has learned it’s in-line for more than $253,000 from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.


Dingman Wins State Award

Two Iowans and two businesses were honored yesterday (Wednesday) for their work to overcome challenges in finding work, barriers like physical or intellectual disabilities, mental illness and homelessness.