Grundy Center, IA


Hudson Adds Speed Cameras

Hudson will begin issuing tickets to speeders caught by newly installed speed cameras, according to KWWL. The city had three cameras installed at the beginning of January, one each on Ranchero Road, Eldora Road, and West Schrock Road. They are also planning to add one on Highway 63. Drivers caught speeding in January were only issued a warning but those found to be going 10mph over the speed limit will now be given a ticket. There were 2,680 vehicles caught speeding in January. The cameras are operated by a private company. Hudson Police say this allows their small force to do other things throughout the community. Tickets will begin at $75. The city will get 70% of that money while the other 30% will go to the outside company. The legality of speed cameras has often been challenged and their effectiveness has been questioned.
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The Best Ice Cream In Eastern Iowa Reopens Two Locations

The Best Ice Cream In Eastern Iowa Reopens Two Locations. Not one but two locations will be opening up for the season this month!. One of the most popular ice cream franchises in the Cedar Valley is slowly returning for the 2023 season. 4 Queens Dairy Cream is a staple of the area with several locations scattered around the Cedar Valley.

Hudson city park closes due to vandalism

The DNR told TV9 the company C-6 Zero did not provide a list of the chemicals used inside the plant, by the deadline earlier this week. Mission of Hope in Cedar Rapids got some help for its daily free lunch for those in need from the Mount Vernon Boys Basketball Team.

» Huisman named Aplington Firefighter of the Year

Denny Huisman was recently named 2022 Aplington’s Firefighter of the Year. Huisman and Scott Poppen were recognized for 25 years of service to the Aplington Fire Department, Matt Johnston received a 15-year service award and Tyler Nevenhoven a 10-year service award. Abby Everts was designated as the department’s Junior Firefighter. (Photo from Facebook)

Vans like one in Grundy County crash that killed 4 Amish family members prone to rollovers

The van that rolled over in a Grundy County accident that killed four members of an Iowa family was of a type known to be prone to such accidents. The Iowa State Patrol said it was a 15-passenger 2002 Chevrolet Express van. The van was traveling on a snow-covered stretch of westbound U.S. 20 early Friday when, according to the state patrol, it hit a slick spot and went out of control, entering the median and rolling before it came to a stop in the eastbound lanes.
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Delhi church rallies around Amish community following fatal accident

A Delhi church is supporting the Amish community following a deadly crash last week that left four members dead. Pastor Keith Pitts of the Delhi United Methodist Church, says he was notified of the accident right away. “Over the course of the next two days, I received multiple calls from...

Former Counselor & Pastor Sentenced

A former counselor and pastor with ties to Waverly has been sentenced for inappropriately touching a teenage girl, according to the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. 66 year old Scott Harrison pleaded guilty to one count of Lascivious Conduct with a Minor. Harrison was counseling a 14 year old girl in Cedar Falls in September of 2021 when she mentioned working out and displayed her stomach. Harrison then touched her stomach and her buttocks over her clothes and told the girl that she was turning him on. The girl was able to push his hands away and flee the office to notify her mother. Harrison said there was no excuse for his conduct but provided several including that he was recovering from COVID-19, exhausted, overworked, burnt out and undergoing anxiety. The judge was not swayed, he sentenced Harrison to one year in jail suspended to 30 days. That jail time may be spent through work release or in 48 hour stints. He was also fined $430. Harrison must undergo sex offender treatment and register as a sex offender. He will also be on specialized parole for 10 years and the restraining order preventing him from contacting the victim was extended by five years.

Center Associates – Emergency Mental Health Services

Center Associates has provided mental, emotional, behavioral, and social care services to patients in Marshall, Hardin, and Tama counties for 64 years. Currently access to emergency mental health services is currently unavailable in the area. Center Associates just received a grant that will allow them to provide behavioral health urgent care clinic. The grant comes from Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation and will help provide emergency services for individuals 4 years and older experiencing acute mental health crises. Grant funds will be put toward renovating space at Center Associates to accommodate the behavioral health urgent care clinic, purchasing additional equipment, coordinating care and growing community awareness of the new urgent care services available. The behavioral health urgent care clinic will be staffed with professionals specialized in acute crisis care. Staff will include a social worker, medication provider, triage nurse and case workers to follow up after a visit. Center anticipates urgent care services to begin in the spring of 2023.

Iowa State Patrol identifies victims in Grundy County crash

Iowa saw a steady rebound in the job market throughout 2022. Mother of student who fell from school ceiling says staff did what they were trained to do. After a student at a Des Moines Elementary school fell from a classroom ceiling - staff has been reporting rumors of wild misbehavior or neglectful teachers.

McDermott drains Drake at the buzzer for the second time this season

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Sophomore guard Maya McDermott drilled a high arcing floater right before the final horn to give UNI a 49-47 win over Drake on Wednesday night. The shot was reminiscent of McDermott's buzzer-beater against Drake last month in Des Moines, when a floater at the horn gave UNI a one-point win over their rivals.

Names of passengers who died in Grundy County crash released

GRUNDY COUNTY, Iowa — The names of the passengers who passed away in a van accident early Friday morning have been released. Ervin Borntreger, 22; Marlin Borntreger, 1; Emma Borntreger, 4; and Rebecca Borntreger, 2, all passed away from the injuries they sustained in the crash. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the van, which […]

Church holds GoFundMe for Amish family killed in Grundy County crash

DELHI, Iowa (KCRG) - A Delhi church is hosting a GoFundme in order to help the family of the four people killed after a van rolled over in Grundy County. At around 6:35 a.m. on January 27th, the Iowa State Patrol and other emergency responders were sent to a report of a crash involving a 2002 Chevrolet Express van on U.S. Highway 20 westbound near mile marker 189, or northeast of Wellsburg. Troopers believe that the van lost control, entered the median, and rolled over.

The great legacy of Christian Ogbondah

After 36 years of teaching journalism and communication, Professor Christian Ogbondah, Ph.D., retired and made Iowa Black History. Ogbondah recently retired in the 2022 spring semester. On April 28, 2022 Ogbondah received the Distinguished Scholar Award, for not only his work at University of Northern Iowa (UNI), but also for his legacy.

Drake gets by UNI in double overtime

(Des Moines) Drake erased an 11-point deficit the beat Northern Iowa on Wednesday night in Des Moines. The Bulldogs came out on top 88-81 in two overtimes. Roman Penn make all nine of his free-throw attempts and finished with 28 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists. Garrett Stutz posted 12 points and 13 rebounds. Other double digit scorers in the win were Darnell Brodie and DJ Wilkins each with 12 and Tucker DeVries with 11 points. Drake make 19/25 from the free-throw line and had a 46-38 advantage in rebounding.

'It hasn't burned me yet': Darian DeVries on his decision to not foul UNI's Bowen Born

Northern Iowa's Bowen Born grabbed an inbound pass from Landon Wolf and bulldozed his way down the basketball court with 3.5 seconds remaining in regulation Wednesday. He found a gap between Drake’s Tucker DeVries and Conor Enright and unleashed a desperation 3-point attempt. The red shot clock lights on the backboard illuminated, the buzzer blared over the noise of the crowd and Born’s shot dropped through the net. Drake and UNI went to overtime. ...

Cedar Falls Police Enforce 48-Hour Snow Ordinance

Cedar Falls Police would like to remind residents of the 48-hour parking ordinance. With the recent snowfall in the metro area, snow plows and salt trucks need to be able to remove snow in all public right-of-ways to help ensure safe travel throughout town. Beginning Wednesday, at 8:00 AM, officers will begin ticketing all vehicles in violation of the 48-hour ordinance. Any vehicle not moved within 24 hours after receiving a citation will be towed at the owner’s expense. Residents are also reminded to clear their abutting sidewalks of snow and ice in accordance with city ordinance. Violators can be fined and charged for the clearing of their sidewalks if it is not completed after a snowfall.

Celebration of Black History

The UNI Black Student Union (BSU) will launch a Black culture celebration to kick off the new semester. The BSU has a history of holding events that draw in large crowds of students to discuss important cultural issues in the Black community. After celebrating its 50-year anniversary earlier this fall, the organization is preparing for another semester of providing quality events for UNI students.
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Names of 4 family members killed near Wellsburg released

The Iowa State Patrol has released more information on the four family members killed in a crash on Highway 20 near Wellsburg Friday. The Patrol report says 23-year-old Ervin Borntreger, one-year-old Marlin Brontreger, two-year-old Rebecca Borntreger, and four-year-old Emma Borntreger all died in the accident. They are all from Delhi, and the Patrol says they were riding in a van when the driver lost control on a snowy stretch of the highway. The van entered the median and rolled over.

UNI to be featured in “The College Tour”

The Panthers are once again on the prowl – for Amazon Prime Video. “The College Tour,” an Amazon series which highlights different colleges and universities in the United States, came to UNI fall 2022 to showcase all UNI has to offer. Ten UNI students are featured in different segments exhibiting everything from academics, UNI faculty, how to find a major, activities to do in the Cedar Valley and much more.

Northern Iowa at Drake odds, picks and predictions

The Northern Iowa Panthers (12-10, 8-4 MVC) tangle with the Drake Bulldogs (17-6, 8-4) Wednesday in Missouri Valley Conference action. Tip-off at the Knapp Center in Des Moines is slated for a 9 p.m. ET tip-off. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Northern Iowa vs. Drake odds, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.