Preston, IA


Jackson County kennel still open after fatal shooting

Two months after a fatal shooting at a dog kennel in rural Bellevue, its owners want residents to know that the business remains open. Mississippi Ridge Boarding Kennels was the site where 55 year old Angela Prichard was fatally shot, allegedly by her estranged husband, 56 year old Christopher Prichard. In the wake of the shooting, Jim and Nancy Kettmann, owners of Mississippi Ridge Boarding Kennels, said many longtime customers assumed that their business had closed, even though it remains open.
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Highway 61 was shut down after multi-vehicle crash

CLINTON Co., Iowa (KWQC) - Law enforcement responded to multiple crashes Wednesday morning on Highway 61 in Clinton County due to dense fog. Around 8:30 a.m., Clinton County deputies were dispatched to Highway 61 and 250th Avenue for a multi-vehicle crash. The crash involved three semi-tractor trailers and a passenger...

How To Reserve An Igloo At This Favorite Eastern Iowa Area Winery

Igloos on patios have become a trendy thing to do in the winter and a life-saver for businesses that have patios that want to utilize that space in the winter. TYCOGA Winery & Distillery in DeWitt, IA introduced igloos to their patio in 2021 and saw a great response. They are once again letting people enjoy a warm igloo on their patio while sipping on their award-winning wine, vodka, and whiskey, and enjoying pizza and snacks this winter season.

Fog results in multiple crashes Wednesday

Dense fog resulted in multiple accidents Wednesday in Clinton County, according to a news release. About 8:28 a.m., deputies from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 61 and 250th Avenue in reference to a multi-vehicle collision. Deputies discovered the collision involved three semi-tractor-trailers and one passenger vehicle. The accident scene covered both the north and southbound lanes of Highway 61, requiring law enforcement to stop traffic in both directions, the release says.

City of Preston to Hold Public Meeting

The City of Preston will host a public input meeting to discuss the Preston Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Preston Town Hall, 52 W. Gillet Street, Preston. All are invited to attend the meeting and share their opinions on...

Highway 61 was shut down after multi-vehicle crash

Certain criteria have to be met for a winter storm to be classified as a blizzard. Highway 61 shut down between DeWitt and Delmar due to multi-vehicle crash. US Highway 61 is currently shut down due to a multiple-vehicle accident.

QC area author will discuss his newest book

Local author Bill Mueller will lead a presentation about his book “Time to Ship Another Steer” at the Clinton Public Library Lyons Branch, 105 Main Ave., at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. “Time to Ship Another Steer,” published in 2018, is a collection of Mueller’s memories growing up...

Holiday Royalty and Their Court

The Preston Lions Club held their annual Winter Prince & Princess contest in conjunction with the Preston Holiday Festival. Voting boxes were placed around the community for people to vote for their favorite candidate. (1 penny = 1 vote). The funds from this event help Preston Lions Club fund their scholarships and other community projects. This year’s candidates were able to lead Santa through the downtown to his house.

School Board approves petition language for new elementary

Collecting constituents' signatures is the next step to move a newly proposed $13.1 million Bellevue Elementary School building project forward. The Bellevue School Board recently approved the petition language for constituents to sign, which presents a bond referendum question to fund the construction of a new elementary school. The petition requires 25% of the previous school board elections voters by January to call for a special election in March.

Parade Lit Up the Night With Holiday Colors and Lights

What an amazing turnout for our 3rd annual lighted parade! Thank you again to all of our amazing participants, your hard work did not go unnoticed and all the floats this year were incredible. The Preston Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary helped to coordinate the 3rd Annual Lighted Parade and is...

Narcotics Unit alleges woman had meth in backpack

A 27-year-old Goose Lake, Iowa, woman is behind bars to face drug-related charges after police allege she took off from officers – first on a motorcycle, then on foot. Elizabeth Carstensen faces felony charges of controlled substance violation and failure to affix a drug stamp, along with serious misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance – first offense, and unlawful possession of a prescription drug, court records say.

Police: Man, 53, killed in vehicle crash in Van Buren Township

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) - Police say one person was killed and another injured in a vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Van Buren Township.The township's police and fire departments were called at about 1:40 p.m. on Dec. 4 to the area of Rawsonville Road, south of Huron River Drive where three vehicles were involved in a crash.One driver, a 35-year-old man from Sumpter Township, suffered minor injuries. A second driver, a 47-year-old from Ypsilanti were not hurt. A third driver, a 53-year-old man from Inkster, was pronounced dead at the scene.Police say a vehicle traveling south on Rawsonville Road crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle head-on.The crash is under investigation.Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Jeff Stanton at 734-699-8930.

Rain moves in Thursday evening

QUAD CITIES, Iowa/Ill. (KWQC) -- YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST FROM CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ERIK MAITLAND:. Thursday evening a rain system will spread in from the southwest. The rain could possibly begin mixed with some wet snowflakes or sleet north of. Highway 30 as it develops. The system will wind down Friday...

This Charming Small Town in Illinois Perfect for Holiday Getaway

If presents aren't your thing, but travel is you are going to want to add this charming small town to your list. With the perfect backdrop straight out of a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, Galena was named by Reader's Digest as one of the best small towns to visit for the holidays. With several B&Bs, Airbnb's, and just some good old fashion downtown shopping Galena is a top-ranked town to visit, stay, and enjoy for any holiday but especially around Christmas.