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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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Burlington man arrested for theft

Burlington, IA- The Burlington Police Department has announced the arrest of a Burlington man for first-degree theft. According to a news release, on Sunday, June 26th, the Burlington Police Department was dispatched to the 100 block of South 6th Street for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, officers spoke...
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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...

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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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...

Wayland Hold Special Council Session For Public Works Position

The Wayland City Council will meet in a special Tuesday session this evening. The main item of business is to conduct interviews for and hire to fill an open public works position. According to City Clerk Beverly Conrad, the individual would be responsible for handling gas, sewer and water utility locations, testing and requirements, streets, including snow removal and leaf pickup, mowing and maintenance for the city. Earlier this month, long-time public works employee Randy Morrow retired after 16 years with the city department. The meeting starts at 6p.m. Tuesday at Wayland City Hall.
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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...

DMC Regional Waste 4th of July recycling collection

Burlington, IA- The DMC Regional Waste Commission, which includes area recyclers, the DMC Regional Landfill, the HazChem Center, and the Recycle 2 You gift shop, will be closed on Monday, July 4th. Area recyclers will be collecting Burlington’s Monday curbside recycling route on Friday, July 1st. Monday’s regular route will...

Mississippi Viking cruises delayed by supply chain issues; additional tour guides needed in Burlington

The maiden voyage of a five-deck, 193-room Mississippi River cruise ship has been delayed by supply chain issues, resulting in two fewer dockings in Burlington this year. Luxury river cruise ship Viking Mississippi had been set to dock twice in Burlington next month, once on July 18 after departing from New Orleans and again on July 28 on its way back down river from St. Paul, Minnesota, but the city now will not welcome its first Viking guests until Aug. 15.

Grassley Scheduled for Visit to Mt. Pleasant

Senator Chuck Grassley will be in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday, June 29, at 2:45 p.m. at the Airport Road Vineyard & Winery located at 2046 255th Street in Mount Pleasant. Grassley will be conducting a Q & A with employees and business owners. Grassley recently stated he is looking to...

Highland Caps Off Season Sweep of WMU

It’s a season sweep for the Highland summer teams against area school Winfield-Mt. Union after the Huskies won a pair on the road in Southeast Iowa Super Conference play Monday. The baseball game was scoreless until a three run Huskie fourth and that score stayed true until a five...

Ravens Entertain Wolves in Senior Night Double Dip

It’s senior night at Hillcrest Academy as the Ravens welcome the Winfield-Mt. Union Wolves to town. The Raven baseball team is 9-10 on the year following an 11-8 win on Monday at Wapello. The Ravens are hitting .240 this year, led by Luke Schrock at .370 with 27 hits and 24 runs scored. Seth Ours has the team lead with 18 RBI. The Raven team ERA is 4.23 with Ours and Schrock each 3-2 on the season with a combined 3.15 mark. Winfield-Mt. Union is 2-15 on the year after an 8-3 loss to Highland on Monday. The Wolves are hitting .187 as a pack led by Nick Crow at .286 with 10 hits, and eight RBI. Cole Milks has scored seven runs. The WMU team ERA is 4.93 led by Andrew Brown at 3.71, he and Crow have recorded the two pitching victories this season. These two teams met a year ago with the Ravens winning 7-0. Hillcrest has won eight straight in the series. The Ravens will honor lone senior Noah Miller at tonight’s activities.

Council finished paperwork, final payments for 2020 bridge replacement project

COLUMBUS JUNCTION — The Columbus Junction City Council on Wednesday completed the final payments and paperwork on a 2020 bridge replacement project. According to previous discussions, work started in 2019 on the Locust Street box culvert over Monkey Run, but because of COVID-19 and other extenuating circumstances, the project was never fully closed out, though actual construction was completed in 2020.
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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...