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Arrest made in death of Burlington man over the weekend
BURLINGTON, Iowa — A Burlington man was arrested in connection with the death of another man from Burlington, who was found badly injured on St. Patrick’s Day. According to a statement from the Burlington Police Department, 49-year-old Stanley Baldwin has been charged with willful injury. Baldwin wa
Southeast Iowa couple arrested, facing multiple charges
Lee County, Iowa — A southeast Iowa couple has been arrested and they are facing multiple charges. The Lee County Narcotics Task Force announced the arrests of Shawn Stark, 32, and Nikki Stark, 32, both of Keokuk, Iowa.
Former Ft. Madison basketball coach reported missing
A former Fort Madison High School basketball coach has been missing since last week, according to Burlington Police. Major Darren Grimshaw said Jeffrey Bloomer, 55, was reported missing on Friday.
Flooding keeps Iowa roads closed for more than a week
COUNCIL BLUFFS - The Iowa DOT and Iowa State Patrol are working every day to try to reopen I-29. It's been flooded for days. This is a picture from the Council Bluffs area at Highway 2 and I-29 interchange. The Iowa Department of Transportation said that they're hoping to reopen some state roads and
Flood Warning issued March 21 at 11:01AM CDT by NWS Quad Cities IA IL
Updated river flood information for the Mississippi River. River forecasts include past precipitation and forecast rainfall for. The Mississippi River at Burlington. * At 10:00 AM Thursday the stage was 19.6 feet and rising.
Iowa Drive-In Theaters Set to Open Next Month
Blue Grass Drive-In Located at 774 West Mayne St. in Blue Grass, it's about a 75-minute trip from Cedar Rapids to the Blue Grass Drive-in. I checked in with them and found out they're scheduled to open for the season on April 19. Their fifth year in business will feature the debut of a third screen!
Vigil for 'Eddie' Breuer on Saturday
People’s Choice Barbershop will host a vigil Saturday for an employee who was killed Sunday night after an apparent bludgeoning in the 400 block of Acres Street. Edward Allen “Eddie” Breuer, 59, of Burlington had been performing custodial duties at the barbershop for about a year when he died Sunday
These NEW Iowa Laws Just Went Into Effect
Iowa has 17 shiny new laws thanks to Governor Kim Reynolds singing the bills into laws on Tuesday. Here they are:. House File 2233: an Act relating to mechanics’ liens, public construction liens, and the early release of retained funds. This bill passed the Iowa Senate on March 27, 26-21 and the Iow
Dark money group steps up support for new fee on solar panels
Update: Late Monday afternoon, SF583 was approved by the Iowa Senate, 28-18. Every Democrat, except Sen. Jim Lykam of Davenport, voted against it. Three Republicans—Sen. Brad Zaun of Urbandale, Sen. Tom Greene of Burlington and Sen. Tim Kapucian of Keystone—joined the Democrats in opposing the bill.
Jefferson Street opens to traffic
Traffic travels along the 300 block of Jefferson Street after the street was reopened Tuesday almost eight months after a fire gutted the Tama Complex buildings on Aug. 4, 2018 in downtown Burlington. Eric Tysland, development and parks director at the city of Burlington said the city expects to ope
City gets Hwy. 61 rehab update
FORT MADISON – A representative from the engineering firm overseeing the rehabilitation of Highway 61 through Fort Madison said if everything goes to schedule, the first phase of the project could be completed by November.
Gillibrand: 'I believe I am the best person to take on President Trump'
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand didn't shy away Wednesday on the campaign trail from talking about the inevitable question on the minds of Democrats: Who can defeat President Donald Trump?
Flu hitting Lee County hard toward end of season
LEE COUNTY – As Iowa is experiencing widespread flu activity, Lee County Health Department encourages taking preventive steps to protect you and your loved ones from the flu. Influenza or “the flu”, is a contagious illness caused by an influenza virus. Cases of the flu vary from mild to severe, with
School board member that voted for Baxter defends decision to go with Carl A. Nelson firm
She was one of three Fort Madison School Board members that voted to hire Baxter Construction as the construction manager for Fort Madison’s new elementary school – should the April 2 bond referendum be approved.
King-Lynk death notice – Wendy Simmons, 48, of Fort Madison
Wendy Simmons, 48, of Fort Madison, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at her home. King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. Pen City Current and pencitycurrent.com are products of Market Street Publishing, LLC, a multi-platform media company delivering hyper-local news, sports and a
West Central friends sign for college
BIGGSVILLE - "Today was one for the books." Those were the heartfelt words of West Central senior Corinne Booton on Wednesday morning after officially signing on to continue her volleyball career at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Pen City CURRENT-Lee listings for week of March 25
FORT MADISON – The following is a list of events and happenings going on in Fort Madison as submitted to the Pen City Current. Senior Clinics will be held on March 26 at the Rose Michael Gardens from 8:30 a.m. to 10, Park View Apartments in West Point from 10:30-12:00 p.m. and Evangelical Free Churc
Explosives in rolled over semi along US 34
A semi-truck carrying 17,000-pounds of explosives made too fast of a turn and rolled over near Monmouth. According to the Illinois State Police, a 44-year-old driver from Dallas City was transporting class 1.3 hazardous materials east on U.S. 34 and turning on the U.S. 67 northbound on-ramp when he
City to audit NLCHS books after tax snafu
FORT MADISON – An error by North Lee County Historical Society has Fort Madison city officials demanding a look at the group’s books. At Tuesday’s regular city council meeting, the council voted 4 to 1 with one abstention, to pay for an audit of the NLCHS books as a result of a $20,000 filing error
LCEDG hits $1.4 million in capital campaign
FORT MADISON – The Lee County Economic Development Group fed about 20 people breakfast Wednesday morning and updated them on how a recent fundraising campaign had shaken out.