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Amtrak train headed for FM derails in Missouri

FORT MADISON – An Amtrak passenger train headed for Fort Madison on the Los Angeles to Chicago route derailed today near Mendon, Missouri. According to a statement from Amtrak, the Southwest Chief Train 4, traveling on BNSF tracks from LA to Chicago, derailed eight cars and two locomotives after striking a truck that was allegedly obstructing a public crossing near Mendon.
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For the Record – Monday, June 27, 2022

06/24/22 – 10:30 a.m. – Fort Madison police responded to a report of a burglary in the 1500 block of Avenue L. 06/24/22 – 1:21 p.m. – Fort Madison police responded to a report of larceny/theft in the 5100 block of Avenue O. 06/24/22 – 4:10...
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Amtrak train on its way to Iowa crashes in Missouri

MENDON, Missouri — An Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago crashed in northern Missouri Monday. Amtrak says the train, eight cars and two locomotives with 243 passengers, crashed in Mendon, Missouri at 1:42 p.m. when it hit a dump truck at a public crossing. The train was...
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Victim in Iowa grain silo collapse identified

YARMOUTH, Iowa — The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the victim in the grain silo collapse that happened Tuesday morning. Rickey Ryan Kammerer, 30, of Winfield, Iowa was found by search and rescue personnel amongst the debris of the collapsed grain silo. Kammerer had passed away before the rescue crews recovered his body.
YARMOUTH, IA
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Rail Yard combines new look with historical flare

FORT MADISON – This won’t be the folksy thing you’re used to with the Old E, or Kinnick South, but you can plan on the same fun environment when the joint opens up again this Friday. Bobby Holtkamp, Scott Meller, and Brock Umthun are bringing a fresh...
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FM girls get first conference title in 12 years

FORT MADISON – Logan Johnson got her conference championship. Johnson, the only senior on Fort Madison’s roster, got to celebrate two wins and the Southeast Conference title on Monday night, when the Bloodhounds swept Keokuk 4-3 and 13-1 on Senior Night at Hoskins Field. It’s the first conference...
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Deputies identify man found dead after silo collapsed Yarmouth Tuesday

Illinois still a safe haven for abortion, regardless of Supreme Court decision. Illinois has laws in place protecting a woman’s right to choose regardless of Friday’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump endorses Bailey in GOP primary contest for Illinois governor. Updated: 6 hours ago. Former President...
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ARPA group aims $3.7M at new health department

FORT MADISON – After a short discussion on where the county stands on funding for a new Lee County Health Department, a panel overseeing allocations of the county’s funds recommended all remaining funds go toward building the new structure. Currently the cost of the new building, according to...
LEE COUNTY, IA

Iowa man killed when grain silo collapses

YARMOUTH, Iowa — An Iowa man died when a grain silo collapsed Tuesday, authorities said. Authorities recovered the body of Rickey Ryan Kammerer, 30, of Winfield, on Wednesday afternoon, KCRG-TV reported. According to the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office, the Yarmouth Fire Department responded to a call of a...
YARMOUTH, IA
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Ravens in Wapello For Makeup

The Hillcrest baseball and softball teams are in Wapello for games rescheduled from June 6th. The Hillcrest baseball team is 8-10 this year after a 5-4 win over Pekin in Kalona Thursday. The Ravens are hitting .236 as a team, led by Luke Schrock at .348 with 24 total hits and 19 runs scored. Jace Rempel has a team best 16 RBI. The Raven team ERA is 4.13 with Seth Ours at 2.39 with a 2-2 record in 29 innings. Luke Schrock has a 3-2 mark with a 3.97 ERA. Wapello is 3-13 this year, 3-9 in the Superconference after a 5-1 loss to Pekin their last time out. The Indians are hitting .257 as a group, led by Casey Short at .429 with 21 hits. Owen Housman has scored 11 runs and Tate Kronfeldt has driven in 10. Their team ERA is 4.98 led by Short at 2.36 in 26 innings with an 0-2 record. Housman is 2-5 on the season. These two met earlier this season in Kalona with the Ravens scoring a 5-3 victory.
WAPELLO, IA
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West Burlington Police conduct move over sting

West Burlington, IA- The West Burlington Police Department has announced the results of a move-over law sting. According to a news release, on Wednesday, June 22nd, West Burlington Police partnered with Beckman’s Towing to conduct the sting. Using multiple locations on Highway 34 in West Burlington, police conducted 35 traffic stops.
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