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Big Crowd for Burlington Memorial Day Ceremony

Frances Bartholomew of the Burlington Area Veterans Council, read the “Eternal Honor Roll,” of deceased local veterans at yesterday’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Memorial Auditorium. 

The list from last Memorial Day to yesterday(Mon) included 54 from World War II alone. Featured speaker Mike McCullough says we all need to remember what the day is all about, and he told a packed house in the auditorium basement that it’s our obligation to keep the memories of our dead military veterans alive for the next generation. Continue Reading

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BPD Now Says “Studio B Crowd” Involved in Newbury Village Melee

Burlington police now say an incident Sunday morning at 26-45 Newbury Circle…that’s part of the Newbury Village complex…involved some of the same people that were arrested recently at “Studio B” on Washington Road, on drug- and other charges. Authorities say two people were stabbed and treated in the emergency room at Great River Medical Center, early yesterday(Sun) morning, following a report of multiple shots fired and a fight, around 3:15 am, just east of Cottonwood Park. Authorities are questioning people who may have either been involved in the incident or saw something.  

We’ll have more details as they become available. Continue Reading

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Many Memorial Day Observances Tomorrow

A variety of events are scheduled throughout the state for this Memorial Day.  

Tomorrow(Mon) morning at 10 is the annual Veterans Council ceremony in the basement of Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium…Nauvoo will host a community picnic tomorrow(Mon) from 10 – 1:30 at City Park…there’ll be a service tomorrow(Mon) at 1:30 at the new Veteran Memorial Park in New London…and the Joppa Lodge in Montrose will host a breakfast tomorrow(Mon) morning at 7, followed by two Memorial Day concerts, at 9 and 11, at St. Barnabas Church.  

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs executive director, Robert King, says the official state events begin at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter.  The Iowa Goldstar Museum at Camp Dodge also has special events happening on Monday. Continue Reading

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Shots Fired, Two Stabbed, on Burlington’s Newberry Circle

The injuries are apparently not life-threatening, but Burlington Police say two people were stabbed and treated in the emergency room at Great River Medical Center.  

It happened early this(Sun) morning, following a report of multiple shots fired and a fight, around 3:15 am, at 2645 Newberry Circle, south of Agency, just east of Cottonwood Park. Authorities are questioning people who may have either been involved in the incident or saw something. We’ll have more details as they become available. Continue Reading

Michigan Man, Six Kids, Injured in HendCo Rollover

A Michigan man and six children were injured late yesterday(Sat) afternoon when their SUV went out of control in southern Henderson County and rolled into a ditch.  

The driver…44-year old Jeff McCarty…was airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospital. All eight kids in the Chevy Suburban were taken by Lomax and Hancock County ambulances to Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. Six of them were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and the other two were not hurt.  

Illinois State Police say McCarty was driving west on Illinois-9, just east of First Street in Dallas City, when two of the wheels left the road. Continue Reading

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Burlington’s Curriculum Director is New Superintendent in Fairfield

Burlington’s Curriculum Director, Laurie Noll will be leaving the district soon. She has accepted a position as Superintendent in Fairfield. Noll has been in the Burlington District since 1990. She’s been a teacher, an Alternative High School Principal, and her current job- Curriculum Director. The Burlington School Board will accept her resignation at this coming Tuesday’s board meeting, which starts at 7pm. Continue Reading

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Local Memorial Day Observances

There are several opportunities this weekend for people to honor and thank our veterans during a variety of Memorial Day weekend observances. Today…. FORT MADISON: Vietnam Vet’s Fish Fry, 11-3 @ Riverview Park

NEW LONDON: VFW Catfish & Chicken Dinner, 5-7:30 @ VFW

 

Sunday…. KEOSAUQUA: 5K Run/Walk, 2pm @ Riverview County Club

MT. PLEASANT: Memorial Day Service, 2pm @ Lambirth Cemetery

 

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1,500 Pounds of Sausage and 750 Pounds of Pancake Mix Tomorrow

After 26 years, the Kiwanis Club is still raising funds for our local kids through their annual Pancake Breakfast, which just so happens to be tomorrow morning down at the Port of Burlington. One of the event organizers, John Dodge, says there’s plenty of pancakes and sausage to go around…  

The breakfast is usually the Kiwanis biggest fundraiser of the year, bringing in almost $30,000 each time. All proceeds benefit area children… ..and the list keeps rolling on. Continue Reading

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Controlled Burn Not So Controlled, Causes HendCo Accident

No one was injured, but three vehicles collided on Carman Road…about a mile north of Carman…around 7 yesterday(Thur) morning. Henderson County deputies say one car was headed south and the driver’s vision was obscured by smoke from a controlled burn in an adjacent field. The vehicle swerved into the other lane and was struck by the second car, pushing the first vehicle into the ditch, where it was also hit by a third vehicle. Again, no one was hurt. In another accident, 51-year old Kelli Utter of Burlington escaped injury when she rolled her car at Tama Road and 91st Avenue around 9:20 last(Thur) night. Continue Reading