They’re Wearin’ the Green Today in St. Patrick, MO

IF YOU’D LIKE TO DO A LITTLE ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATING THIS WEEKEND, YOU CAN HEAD TO ST. PATRICK, MISSOURI.  

AT 10 AM, THERE’S A LEPRECHAUN 5K RACE…FROM 11:30 TO 2:30, A ROAST BEEF & HAM DINNER…FROM NOON TO 2:30, THEY’LL BE CONDUCTING TOURS OF THE CHURCH AND MUSEUM…AND THERE’S “LIVE” IRISH MUSIC ALL DAY LONG.  

TO GET THERE, TAKE 61 SOUTH TO CLARK COUNTY HIWAY Z…WEST ON Z TO HIWAY 81…SOUTH ON 81 TO ST. Continue Reading

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Hearing to Rezone Former Manor Property

THE BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TOMORROW(MON) NITE ON AN ORDINANCE TO RE-ZONE THE FORMER FLINT HILLS MANOR PROPERTY AT ROOSEVELT AND MARKET STREETS FROM MULTI- AND TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL TO C-2; THAT’S GENERAL COMMERCIAL WITH A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVERLAY ZONE.  

ACCORDING TO THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPER, OMAHA, NEBRASKA-BASED DIAL REALTY, FIVE ACRES IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE 28-ACRE PROPERTY WILL BE USED FOR SENIOR HOUSING…WITH THE REST DEVELOPED FOR RETAIL & COMMERCIAL USE…GREEN SPACE…WATER RETENTION…AND STREETS & PARKING. THE AREA WILL BE KNOWN AS BURLINGTON CROSSING. TOMORROW(MON) NITE’S MEETING IS AT 6:30. Continue Reading

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WB City Budget Hearing Tonight; Rate Up $.74

THE WEST BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL HOLDS A HEARING ON THE BUDGET TONITE(WED), BEFORE APPROVING IT.  

TYPICALLY, THERE’S NOT MUCH CONTROVERSY OVER THE CITY’S SPENDING PLAN, BUT THIS TIME THERE MAY BE A LITTLE PUSH-BACK…AS THE BUDGET PUBLISHED IN THE NEWSPAPER CONTAINS A 74-CENT PROPERTY TAX HIKE. MAYOR HANS TROUSIL…WHO DOESN’T GET TO VOTE…SAYS IT’S EITHER THAT…OR SPENDING MORE OF THE CITY’S RESERVES. ONE OTHER OPTION COULD BE THE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX.  

 

TONGUE-IN-CHEEK, DURING AN INTERVIEW ON KBUR MONDAY, TROUSIL SUGGESTED THE CITY COULD ASK ITS RESIDENTS TO FILL THE POTHOLES THEMSELVES, SIMILAR TO SOMETHING THAT WAS DONE IN WATERLOO. Continue Reading

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Marble Rolls to All-Conference Honor

IOWA SENIOR GUARD DEVYN MARBLE HAS BEEN NAMED TO THE ALL BIG-10 FIRST TEAM IN BASKETBALL, THE FIRST TIME A HAWKEYE HAS EARNED THAT HONOR IN SEVEN YEARS.  

HIS DAD, ROY, WAS NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE THREE TIMES, BUT NEVER HIGHER THAN THE SECOND TEAM.      HAWKEYE JUNIOR FORWARD AARON WHITE WAS NAMED TO THIS YEAR’S BIG-10 THIRD TEAM.  

IN THE BIG-12…AS WE TOLD YOU YESTERDAY…IOWA STATE’S MELVIN EJIM WAS NAMED PLAYER OF THE YEAR.   SENIOR TEAMMATE DEANDRE KANE WAS A UNANIMOUS CHOICE AS NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR, AFTER TRANSFERRING FROM MARSHALL.  

 

SIX AREA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS HAVE BEEN NAMED TO THE IOWA NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION ALL-STATE TEAMS.   TAYLOR HICKEY OF NOTRE DAME(1A) AND ANDREA LARSON OF MEDIAPOLIS(3A) WERE BOTH FIRST-TEAM HONOREES…NOTRE DAME SOPHOMORE RILEY KILBRIDE WAS CHOSEN FOR THE SECOND TEAM, ALONG WITH NEW LONDON SOPH(1A) MORGAN CHRISTNER AND MEPO’S HEIDI HILLYARD(3A).   MT. PLEASANT’S TARYNE SHULL WAS NAMED TO THE THIRD TEAM IN 4A.     MOC-FLOYD VALLEY’S ALEXIS CONAWAY EARNED THE TITLE “MISS BASKETBALL.”

 

 

IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONITE….. Continue Reading

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Bullettes Beat Williamsburg, Move On to Semis

AT THE IOWA GIRLS CLASS 3A STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT LAST(TUES) NITE, MEDIAPOLIS BEAT WILLIAMSBURG 61 TO 43, TO ADVANCE TO THE SEMIFINALS TOMORROW(THUR) AGAINST MOC-FLOYD VALLEY.  

THE 4TH-RANKED BULLETTES…NOW 24 & 1…WILL TAKE ON THE TOP-RATED “LADY DUTCH”…NOW 25 & 1…AT 5 O’CLOCK TOMORROW AFTERNOON.   MOC-FLOYD VALLEY DEFEATED CENTER POINT-URBANA YESTERDAY(TUE) 69 TO 42.  

(THE OTHER GIRLS 3A SEMIFINAL TOMORROW(THUR) WILL FEATURE CRESTWOOD VS. UNITY CHRISTIAN AT 3:15.)

 

IN 1A, JUST A REMINDER THAT THE NOTRE DAME LADY NIKES PLAY JANESVILLE TOMORROW(THUR) MORNING AT 10 AND YOU CAN HEAR THAT GAME ON KBUR.     IF YOU’D LIKE TO GO, THERE WILL BE TWO FAN BUSES LEAVING TOMORROW MORNING AT 6:15 FROM NOTRE DAME.   TICKETS ARE 35 DOLLARS EACH AND THAT INCLUDES THE GAME.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL.   

IN WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL LAST(TUE) NITE….. Continue Reading

Education gap widening

Lt. Governor Reynolds to Visit FM, Mt. Pleasant

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS WILL MAKE TWO STOPS IN OUR AREA THIS THURSDAY.  

AT 11:30, SHE’LL ATTEND THE LEE COUNTY WORKFORCE SUMMIT IN FORT MADISON, AT THE COMFORT INN & SUITES…..AND AT 2 O’CLOCK, GOVERNOR BRANSTAD’S SECOND-IN-COMMAND WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE “STEM” TOWN HALL MEETING AT MT. PLEASANT MIDDLE SCHOOL, 400 NORTH ADAMS.

 

“STEM” STANDS FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH EDUCATION AND BRANSTAD HAS PUT REYNOLDS IN CHARGE OF PROMOTING MORE OF IT IN IOWA. Continue Reading

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Burlington Budget Hearing Tonight

THE BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS TONITE(MON) ON NEXT YEAR’S BUDGET AND ON TWO BOND ISSUES TOTALING 5.6-MILLION DOLLARS.  

AS WE TOLD YOU EXCLUSIVELY LAST WEEK, MOODY’S INVESTORS SERVICE HAS DECIDED TO NOT DOWNGRADE THE CITY’S A2 BOND-RATING, MEANING THE INTEREST BURLINGTON PAYS ON ITS BORROWING PROBABLY WON’T RISE. TONITE’S(MON) MEETING IS AT 6:30 AND THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND AND COMMENT.  

THE WEST BURLINGTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONITE(MON) 7 FOR A WORK SESSION ABOUT OPEN ENROLLMENT AND A BUDGET PROPOSAL. LAST FRIDAY ON “THE TALK SHOW,” BOARD MEMBER JAY DAY SAID HE’LL CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER. Continue Reading

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Local United Way to Hold Annual Meeting

THE BURLINGTON-WEST BURLINGTON AREA UNITED WAY WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL MEETING THIS FRIDAY AT THE PZAZZ CONFERENCE CENTER.  

A BUFFET LUNCH WILL BE SERVED, BEGINNING AT 11:30 AND ALL CONTRIBUTORS…VOLUNTEERS…AND RECIPIENT AGENCIES ARE INVITED.  UNITED WAY BOARD PRESIDENT CHET YOUNG WILL CHAIR THE MEETING, WHICH BEGINS AT NOON AND THE AGENDA WILL INCLUDE NOMINATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S BOARD MEMBERS & ASSOCIATION OFFICERS, AND THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE OFFICIAL APPOINTMENT OF THE 2015 GENERAL CAMPAIGN POSITIONS.  

FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL 752-7831. Continue Reading

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SCC, Danville, Notre Dame Boys, VB All Lose

TOP-RATED INDIAN HILLS DEFEATED THE SCC BLACKHAWKS LAST(SAT) NITE 93 TO 89 IN OTTUMWA, TO WIN THE REGION-11 MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL TITLE.  

THE WARRIORS MOVE ON TO PLAY EITHER WILLISTON STATE OR NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE THURSDAY FOR THE DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP. THE BLACKHAWKS MAY STILL HAVE A SHOT AT MORE POST-SEASON PLAY, HOWEVER — THE NJC-DOUBLE-A HAS A NEW FORMAT THAT ALLOWS FOUR, AT-LARGE BERTHS AND SCC COULD BE ONE. THEY’LL MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT MARCH 10TH.  

IN BOYS HIGH SCHOOL ACTION LAST(SAT) NITE…ALBIA ENDED THE NOTRE DAME NIKES’ SEASON 61 TO 50 IN A 2A SUBSTATE GAME. Continue Reading