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Drawing to a close
The 161st Des Moines County Fair, which concludes the area fair season, kicked off with the fair queen's crowning Tuesday ... John Gaines/The Hawk Eye Jake Jankowski, then 10, of Mediapolis cradles a Rhode Island Red, getting the chicken ready for show at last year's Des Moines County Fair in West Burlington.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Soldier mauled by bear was wearing protective gear
Officials say a 26-year-old Alaska Army National Guard soldier was wearing a combat helmet and other protective gea ... 1. Comments from users that have private profiles are blocked by Facebook.
Iowa city council to consider banning open carry of toy guns
If the city council of Burlington, Iowa, has its way, children will not be allowed to openly carry toy guns in public without written permission from city authorities, Iowa Gun Owners said on Facebook Monday.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
'Drones' growing in popularity
Model aircraft rule the sky over Polson Field, an airstrip at Big Hollow Recreation Area dedicated to the pursuit of remote-controlled fligh ... John Lovretta/The Hawk Eye Bill Swink, a member of the Burlington Model Airplane Club, shows his Blade350QX quadcopter.
ABATE marks 10th year of hospice benefit
The rumble of motorcycle engines filled Burlington streets Saturday afternoon, emanating from a big-hearted brotherhood known for its charit ... Michael Noble Jr./The Hawk Eye Chaplain David Huskey leads members of the District 18 ABATE motorcycle club in prayer after the first leg Saturday at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
50 jobs, new products coming to GE plant
Bob Gilligan's first visit to General Electric's switchgear plant was a fruitful one with the announcement of 50 new jobs ... GE Industrial Solutions CEO Bob Gilligan visits the West Burlington plant Friday to talk to workers about job growth and new production being added at the facility.
Burlington council may censure Scott
The Burlington City Council will discuss censuring City Councilman Tim Scott at its meeting Monday.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Birdie and Pearl streets
Most often, streets have been named by the owner of the addition or subdivision in which they lie.
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Angels agree with Sean Newcomb
The Angels have agreed with first-round pick Sean Newcomb on a bonus of $2,518,400, which is slightly more than the suggested slot value for his pick.
Flooding fine with VenuWorks
If your performance venue and place of work must flood, then summer is the best time, according to VenuWorks executive director Chewi Lockha ... John Lovretta/The Hawk Eye Burlington firefighters Brandon Howard and Andy Crooks, in the bucket of a ladder truck, clean the mud left from the receding floodwaters Thursday in the Memorial Auditorium ... (more)
Body found in area of Northern California wildfire
California fire officials say a body has been found in the area charred by a Northern California wildfire that has ... 1. Comments from users that have private profiles are blocked by Facebook.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Iowa man charged with murder in Burlington death
A Fort Madison man has been formally charged with first-degree murder in the June death of a Burlington man.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Second South Hill meeting called
First United Church of Christ's effort to replace large stained-glass ...
Judy Ann Morse, pastor of Burlington's First United Church of Christ, recalls her reaction when the first weathered protective panel coverin ... Michael Noble Jr./The Hawk Eye James Krum, Kris Tiffany and Niel Kale work on windows on the north side of First United Church of Christ Burlington replacing the covering due to discoloring, that come with ... (more)
Iowa Homeland Security reviews 30 Burlington businesses
About 11 Burlington businesses partially or totally closed and 19 businesses with water and sewer issues were asked three questions Monday b ... Michael Noble Jr./The Hawk Eye Linda Roose, a representative of the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management; Gina Hardin, Des Moines County Emergency Management coordinator; and Steve Fevert, ... (more)
Mon Jul 14, 2014
The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Eye on the Arts column
Both bands will combine for a concert-closing rendition of "Stars and Stripes Forever."
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Glasswork and grasswork
Chuck and Sue Kershner look more like farmers than artists. They're both: They farm aquatic plants and fish among their strange and lovely s ... John Gaines/The Hawk Eye The Kershners are living their passion, creating artwork from stained glass, steel and wood at their businesses, Tender Top Water Gardens and Nursery and Starlight Art Glass Studio ... (more)
Two very familiar names picked up the winners' Geode plaques Saturday at the Lake Geode Challenge.
Globe-trotter Romero embraces the boring
The staccato rattle of an exploding string of firecrackers and the jarring report of an aerial rocket are, for most of us, reminders that su ... John Lovretta/The Hawk Eye Marcia Romero of Burlington worked as an office management specialist for the State Department in Jordan, Iraq and Costa Rica before retiring to her home state.