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HendCo Crimestoppers Needs You

HENDERSON COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP IN FINDING A TRUCK AND ITS DRIVER, BELIEVED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CRASHING INTO A POWER POLE AND PHONE PEDESTAL SIX DAYS AGO (JAN. 24TH) ALONG HIWAY-34, AND THEN TAKING OFF. THE FORCE OF THE COLLISION PULLED THE POWER LINE OUT OF A HOUSE, LEAVING THE RESIDENTS WITHOUT HEAT. THE VEHICLE IS BELIEVED TO BE A RED CHEVY OR GMC.  

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE INCIDENT, PLEASE CALL HENDERSON COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS…TOLL-FREE…AT 877-867-6202. Continue Reading

SCC Blackhawks

SCC Men Triumph Over Another Ranked Team

THE SCC MENS BASKETBALL TEAM TOOK THE ROAD TO COUNCIL BLUFFS AND BEAT THIRD-RANKED IOWA WESTERN IN OVERTIME 89 TO 82.  

THE BLACKHAWKS ARE NOW 4 AND OH IN THE CONFERENCE AND ALONE IN FIRST PLACE.   IOWA WESTERN DROPS TO 2 AND 2.   SCC HOSTS MARSHALLTOWN SATURDAY AT LOREN WALKER ARENA.     ELSEWHERE IN MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL YESTERDAY(SAT), THE IOWA HAWKEYES DEFEATED NORTHWESTERN 76 TO 50…IT WAS IOWA STATE OVER KANSAS 81 TO 75…AND DENVER BEAT WESTERN ILLINOIS 67 TO 55. Continue Reading

SEIRPC Honors Rex McGuire, Ron Durbin

SOUTHEAST IOWA’S REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION YESTERDAY(THUR) PRESENTED ITS TWO ANNUAL PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS TO REX MCGUIRE OF WAYLAND AND RON DURBIN OF WAPELLO.  

DURBIN HAS BEEN WAPELLO’S MAYOR FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS AND BEFORE THAT HE ALSO SERVED AS MAYOR OF MIDDLETOWN. HE GOT THE 29TH LELAND MCCOSH(muh-KAHSH) AWARD FOR HELPING TO UPDATE HIS CITY’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN…COMPLETING AND IMPLEMENTING A MASTER PLAN FOR NORTH-END PARK…AND WORKING WITH THE POOL BOARD IN THE PLANNING FOR WAPELLO’S NEW SWIMMING POOL, WHICH WILL BE FINISHED THIS YEAR. HE’S ALSO BEEN WORKING WITH THE DNR ON PLANS FOR THE SEWER SEPARATION PROJECT AND AN UPGRADE OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT. MCGUIRE RECEIVED THE 13TH LEROY MEYER MEMORIAL AWARD FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE CITY OF WAYLAND AND HENRY COUNTY. Continue Reading

Trail Through Corn Field

King Corn No More?

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Corn is the top crop for U.S. farmers but the golden luster has faded, with much lower corn prices prompting many to consider switching to more soybeans this year. A December survey of more than 1,600 producers by Farm Futures, an agriculture-focused publisher, indicated farmers intend to reduce corn planting 3 percent from last year and boost soybeans about 7.6 percent. The U.S. Department of Agriculture won’t release its first official report on farmer intentions until March 31st. Last year U.S. farmers harvested nearly 14 billion bushels of corn, four times the soybeans produced. Over the next six weeks farmers will work out budgets that will determine the corn/soybean mix for the year. Continue Reading

KBUR Sports

Leathernecks Lose to ‘Bama State

IN MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL LAST NITE…..  

ALABAMA STATE 59, WESTERN ILLINOIS 52

OAKLAND 90, ILLINOIS STATE 75

 

IN WOMENS PLAY….. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 66, EASTERN ILLINOIS 60
 

IN GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL ACTION….. WEST HANCOCK 65, FT. MADISON 57
WINFIELD-MT.UNION 46, HIGHLAND 41
 

IN BOYS GAMES….. Continue Reading

New Painkiller a Danger: 28 A-G’s

 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is one of 28 state chief legal officers to warn the Food and Drug Administration that a new, powerful painkiller approved in October is going to result in more prescription
drug abuse.  
The new medication called Zohydro is a narcotic painkiller that will come in doses five to 10 times more powerful than traditional hydrocodone products such as Vicodin.  
Miller and the other attorneys general say it doesn’t make sense that the FDA would approve such a potent narcotic without requiring it to be made in a form that discourages abuse.   They say it could be formulated in a gel-like consistency that would discourage abusers from chewing the pills or crushing them for snorting or injecting.  

The medication is expected to be available next year. Continue Reading

cold+thermometer

Snow Possible in SE Iowa; Mainly Just Cold

The National Weather Service said high temperatures in the single digits would continue Saturday in most of the state, while southern portions of Iowa had temperatures forecast around 20 degrees. Snow is expected overnight and will likely continue throughout Sunday, with accumulations of 4 to 5 inches in western Iowa. Most of the state is expecting between 1 and 3 inches. Bitter cold will hang on well into the week, with the weather service predicting lows to hover around zero Monday and Tuesday before falling to 10-below in northern Iowa on Wednesdays. Lows in the south on Wednesday should climb to 15 degrees. Continue Reading

KBUR Sports

Blackhawks Lose Another Road Game; Mepo Dominates Mellinger Meet

IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL: THE SCC MEN LOST TO KIRKWOOD 79-68, WHILE THE SCC WOMEN BEAT JEFFERSON COLLEGE IN OVERTIME 74-71.  

THE IOWA MEN DEFEATED DRAKE 83-66…IOWA’S WOMEN DEMOLISHED IDAHO STATE 95-47. THE IOWA STATE MEN BEAT NORTHERN IOWA 91-82 IN OVERTIME…AND IT WAS THE WESTERN ILLINOIS MEN HANDLING GRACE BIBLE COLLEGE 77-43.  

AT THE DICK MELLINGER INVITATIONAL WRESTLING MEET IN BURLINGTON, THE TOP-RANKED(IN 2A) MEDIAPOLIS BULLDOGS EASILY OUTSCORED THE HOST GRAYHOUNDS 436 TO 314. KEOKUK PLACED THIRD WITH 301 TEAM POINTS, FOLLOWED BY DEWITT CENTRAL, OTTUMWA AND DAVENPORT NORTH. Continue Reading

Local Civil Rights Leader Mourns Loss of Mandela

NELSON MANDELA’S DEATH HAS LEFT A VOID IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND THE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE BURLINGTON CHAPTER OF THE N-DOUBLE-ACP SAYS MANDELA’S 27 YEARS IN PRISON IN SOUTH AFRICA AND HIS OTHER TRAVAILS REMIND HIM OF SOME OF WHAT MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR WENT THRU IN THE 60’S.  

FRED SEAY AGREES THAT ALL GREAT LEADERS…LIKE MANDELA AND KING…SEEM TO KNOW THAT WHAT THEY WANT TO ACCOMPLISH WILL TAKE A LONG TIME…POSSIBLY A LIFETIME OR MORE. Continue Reading