A subcommittee in the Iowa Senate has endorsed a bill that would force the two state Mental Health Institutes targeted for closure to admit patients through the end of June, but staff at the facilities in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant have been told layoff notices are coming soon. (more…) Continue Reading →
Rikki Allan Powell, 62, of Burlington, died at the Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, December 18, 2014.
Born on January 3, 1952 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Chester and Barbara Jean Miller Powell. He was raised by his grandparents, Henry Clay and Minnie Bell Miller. He married Pamela Pfadenhauer on February 11, 1978 in Burlington, Iowa.
Rikki was a graduate of Southeastern Community College where he was a member of the college golf team. He worked as custodian for Edward Stone School and also worked at Pepsi Cola Bottling Company and Montgomery Wards for 29 years, mainly in the electronics department. Continue Reading →
Possible 2016 Presidential candidate Chris Christie was in town last(Thur) night, campaigning on behalf of Governor Branstad and his ticket. (more…) Continue Reading →
Bacon lovers from around the region are invited to join a bacon-loving celebration this Saturday at Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium. (more…) Continue Reading →
The Burlington Bees lost to the South Bend Silver Hawks 6-3 last night at Four Winds Field. (more…) Continue Reading →
Hillary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices” is being released Tuesday and a poll of likely Iowa Caucus-goers will be released this week as well to see how Clinton might fare in the 2016 presidential race against an array of Republican foes. (more…) Continue Reading →
In one of the few local legislative races, 84th District Republican Representative Dave Heaton of Mt. Pleasant easily beat GOP challenger Ralph Holmstrom, also from Mt. Pleasant. (more…) Continue Reading →
The Burlington School Board will be accepting the resignation of another high-ranking official at tonight’s (Tuesday) meeting. (more…) Continue Reading →
The Burlington Bees lost to the Quad Cities River Bandits yesterday, 7-1, at Modern Woodmen Park. (more…) Continue Reading →
The Burlington Bees game at Wisconsin last(Mon) night was postponed by rain. (more…) Continue Reading →