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Shopko to close Fort Madison, Burlington doors by April 15

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. – According to a list of stores released on the company’s website today, the Fort Madison Shopko will be closing its doors on April 15 as the company looks to restructure under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


Shoppers and experts react to Shopko bankruptcy

Shopko filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, with 38 stores set to shut their doors, impacting locations in the tri-states, including stores in Fort Madison and Burlington, Iowa and Memphis, Missouri.


Iowa mayor, husband arrested in marijuana growing case

JAMAICA, Iowa (AP) – A central Iowa mayor and her husband have been arrested after sheriff’s deputies say they found a marijuana growing operation in the couple’s basement.


Lottery winner in central Iowa lands $1 million prize

Someone in central Iowa turned out to be very lucky this week. Someone in central Iowa turned out to be very lucky this week. They bought a Mega Millions ticket, and won a million-dollar prize. The ticket was bought at a Kum & Go in Colfax.


FM man nabbed on felony meth charges

FORT MADISON – The Lee County Narcotics Task Force conducted a search warrant at a Fort Madison home that led to felony charges. Chad Michael Vice, 43, of Fort Madison, Iowa was arrested on January 10th, 2019 at his residence 33 Alta Drive on felony drug charges. Vice is charged with delivery of mor


Woman Charged for Knife Threat During Domestic Incident

An argument over a messy house apparently led to a domestic altercation and a threat with a knife. Burlington police arrested 41-year-old Kimberly Lutz on domestic assault charges early on Tuesday morning. Court records show that police were called to a residence on South 8th Street for a domestic d


Contractors Preparing for Tama Complex Demolition

Work is underway to prepare for the demolition of the 123-year-old Tama Complex buildings in downtown Burlington. Sherwood Adams spoke to the Burlington City Council on Monday representing developer Doug Wells. He says preliminary paperwork from the required historical preservation survey has been c


NE Iowa Sheriff's Office issues warning to residents

WINNESHIEK COUNTY, Iowa - The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office has a warning for residents. “The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents of a male subject that has been reported going door to door at night inquiring about residents’ insurance needs and previous claims,” the Sh


Johnson saddles up as rodeo chairman

FORT MADISON – After close to two decades working with the Tri-State Rodeo, Fort Madison’s Tony Johnson will slide into general chairman’s saddle for the next three years.


9 apply for early retirement in Burlington schools

After fewer than expected certified staff members applied for the early retirement package offered by the Burlington School District, the school board on Monday approved a separate package to be offered to non-certified staff, with the exception of administrators.


SE Iowa college student arrested for recording sex video on Snapchat

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — A Southeast Iowa college student is facing a felony charge this week, after police say he recorded and shared a video of a minor performing a sex act on him.


City's 5-year plan for projects comes with $100M price tag

Burlington fire chief Matt Trexel presented his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 to the city council Monday, continuing a long line of department heads who will come before council members in the coming weeks.


Investigators searching for missing girl in southern Iowa

MELCHER-DALLAS, Iowa (KCRG) - Officials in southern Iowa are asking for the public's help to locate a missing teenager. Liberty Boley, 14, was last seen Monday afternoon at Melcer-Dallas High School in Melcher-Dallas. Officials said Liberty is five feet, seven inches tall with light brown hair, blue


Faith and family: Loss inspires a basketball star's journey back home

MONMOUTH, Ill. - For Monmouth Junior WIll Carius, basketball has always been more than just a game. "For as long as I can remember my dream was to get a full ride scholarship to play basketball somewhere," Carius said.


Council Hears 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan as Part of FY20 Budget Work Sessions

City Manager Jim Ferneau went over the city’s current five-year capital improvement plan at last night’s FY20 budget work session. He discussed all the major projects that will be happening over this coming this year including around a $1.2M project to connect the Roosevelt Avenue stoplights with fi


Snow, wind to make for tricky travel as Winter Storm moves into Iowa Friday

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A potent winter storm will move across the region Friday afternoon and could drop more than a half-foot of snow on parts of Eastern Iowa. Winter Storm Warnings and Watches go into effect Friday and continue Saturday.


RiverFest committee building on 2018 successes

FORT MADISON – In just four years, it’s become one of the biggest parties in southeast Iowa. The four-day event that’s anchored with some of the best live entertainment around, is gearing up for another go-round on the shores of the Mississippi River at Fort Madison.


New owner sought for Apron Bake Shoppe

NAUVOO, Ill. – Do you like to bake? Have you ever dreamed of owning your own café some day? The Apron Bake Shoppe & Café of Nauvoo might be the opportunity you are looking for.


Cookie sales offer life lessons

Girls got game in the business of selling cookies and they take center stage on Friday when the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program sales begin. Before they start, area Girl Scouts packed into the First United Methodist Church Sunday in Mount Pleasant for a Cookie Rally to learn tips and techniques to se


Burlington credit union warns of counterfeit bills

BURLINGTON, Iowa — A community credit union is warning residents of counterfeit money after seeing several fake bills. Casebine Community Credit Union posted a picture on Facebook of the fake bills, saying they had received counterfeit $20 and $100 bills. The company knew they were fake by foreign c