Toronto, IA

Building up a great career

Growing up in a small town of Wyoming, Iowa, industrial technology teacher Mr. Marv Tjaden always had a passion for school. After graduating high school, Mr. Tjaden attended Winona State University to earn a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts Education. He then continued his education by getting a Master of Science in Elementary School Administration at Fort Hays University in Hays, Kansas. From there, he went on to teach industrial tech classes.
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Iowa’s only peer run respite house getting permanent home

DEWITT, Iowa (KWQC) - May is Mental Health Awareness Month and one area nonprofit organization helping those with mental health and substance abuse challenges is getting a permanent home. Life Connections Peer Recovery Services in DeWitt has been offering services for those in need through “Rhonda’s House,” Iowa’s only peer...
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Eldridge Police track down flock of sheep Sunday

ELDRIDGE, Iowa (KWQC) - A flock of sheep was on the loose in Eldridge Sunday, prompting a police pursuit, according to Eldrige Police. Officials say the sheep escaped custody and police chased the herd for about a mile. One officer created sheep herding tools using warning tape and two Asp batons.

QC man pleads guilty in 4-year-old’s death in Indiana

An Eldridge man accused in the death of a 4-year-old boy in Indiana has pleaded guilty to a charge of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Level 1 felony. Dylan Andrew Diericx will be formally sentenced on June 24 in LaGrange County Court, his bail bond agent told Local 4 News on Monday night.
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STATE Track and Field Meet Interviews

Brynn Walters of Western Dubuque finishes 7th in 3A 100 meter dash:. Monday 5-16: West Delaware Baseball @ Maquoketa doubleheader 5:00 with Jon and Bill on Mix 94.7, and KMCH App. Tuesday 5-17: West Delaware Baseball @ Lansing Kee 1 varsity game 6:30 with Jon and tbd on Mix 94.7,...

Hawk Baseball and Softball Host Bears in Home Openers; Girls Season Opener

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk baseball and softball teams are home for the first time on the young season Monday when they welcome the West Branch Bears to Wellman and Kalona. The Mid-Prairie baseball team is 1-0 on the year after a 4-3 win in Muscatine over the Class 4A Muskies Tuesday. The Hawks were led in the game by Brock Harland with a pair of hits and two RBI. Collin Miller recorded the win on the hill going three innings in his start and Cain Brown recorded a six out save. The Golden Hawks are ranked No. 3 in Class 2A in the first poll of the season from the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. The West Branch Bears are on the diamond for the first time this year. They were 5-26 a season ago. They hit .250 as a team, scoring just under four runs per game. On the mound they posted a 6.13 team ERA and.310 opponent batting average against. They return their top five hitters by the numbers led by Lucas Pierce with a team best .382 average to go along with 18RBI and 13 runs scored. Pierce was also the ERA leader last year at 1.06 in 33 innings with a 2-1 record, giving up 21 hits and striking out 54. The Golden Hawks swept the doubleheader between these two last year by 9-7 and 13-3 scores and have won 12 of the last 15 in the series.
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STATE Track & Field Interviews

Monday 5-16: West Delaware Baseball @ Maquoketa doubleheader 5:00 with Jon and Bill on Mix 94.7, and KMCH App. Tuesday 5-17: West Delaware Baseball @ Lansing Kee 1 varsity game 6:30 with Jon and tbd on Mix 94.7, and KMCH App. Thursday 5-19: West Delaware Baseball @ Dubuque Senior...

President George W. Bush to speak at Hoover Presidential Foundation event in CR

President George W. Bush is coming to Iowa at the invitation of the West Branch-based Hoover Presidential Foundation. Bush and his wife, Laura, will receive the Hoover Presidential Foundation Great Humanitarian Award. According to the foundation’s web site, the award was created to recognize individuals “who have demonstrated or provided meritorious and altruistic support to those in need”. It is offered in the spirit of Herbert Hoover’s efforts to save millions of western Europeans from starvation dating back to 1914.

Maquoketa Caves State Park, IA

Today we got a late start on our trip to Maquoketa Caves State park. During clean up today Nate found a new friend in the dumpster, Mr. Racoon. Of course, Nate filmed him and had full discussion with the racoon. Once I finished working, we hit the road. We had...