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  1. Rural Iowa Task Force gets visit from ReynoldsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | Hawk Eye

    Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg were on hand Friday in Mount Pleasant to attend the inaugural meeting of her administration's Growing Rural Iowa Task Force.


  2. Turnovers spark BHS in win over Keokuk Updated Aug 31 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 1 | Hawk Eye

    Turnovers spoiled Burlington High School's season-opening football game at Ottumwa last week, but turnovers saved the day at Bracewell Stadium Friday night. The Grayhounds forced four Keokuk turnovers and scored touchdowns off three of them on the way to a 31-6 victory.


  3. Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    Thousands of people were without power Friday after a flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people and flattening buildings in three cities. The storms even surprised weather forecasters when they hit the region Thursday afternoon, causing extensive damage to a manufacturing plant and prompting the evacuation of a hospital.


  4. Guatemalan immigrants take neccassary steps to remain in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    A long line of Guatemalan immigrants snaked around the entrance of the Iowa Wesleyan University's Chadwick Library Saturday morning, folders and stapled paper packets in their hands. The scene inside was controlled chaos.


  5. Danville student defies oddsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    Growing up, Emmalynn Beck was told her chances of success were slim due to circumstances she was born into, but the Danville senior wasn't about to let herself become another statistic. She will join the rest of the scholars Saturday in New York City for the first of four Leader Weeks they will attend over the next five years.


  6. Grayhounds' Shipp comes in Updated Jun 18 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    The Burlington High School boys basketball team will enter a new era in the 2019-20 season when it officially becomes a member of the Southeast Conference. Reggie Shipp, who spent the last season as the assistant varsity and head junior varsity boys basketball coach at BHS, was named the new varsity head coach on Monday night.


  7. 'We need to open our arms'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    More than 100 people gathered Thursday evening around the Statue of Liberty replica in front of the Henry County Courthouse, showing support for families impacted by a Wednesday morning immigration raid. Many of the attendees at the hastily organized vigil held up handmade signs of support.


  8. New district judge to be appointed to replace retired judge John LinnRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    After several months of working without a fifth district judge, the Iowa Supreme Court Tuesday approved the process of selecting a new district judge to replace John Linn, who retired last December. District Judge Mary Ann Brown, chief judge of the Eighth Judicial District and chairman of the nominating commission, said Tuesday she will begin the process of selecting the new judge immediately.


  9. Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra brings love and warm breezes to town.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    After an exhausting week of uplifting news from the Korean Olympics and the terrible downdraft from the Florida school shootings, Americans in southeast Iowa needed a little love, and they got it, straight from the heart, when the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra tipped in three fine concerts for their Winter Series, "Amor." The concerts, in Ottumwa, Burlington and Mount Pleasant, began with SEISO director Robert McConnell's trademark lecture-and-banter precede that educates, entertains and delights his audiences.


  10. Venue change granted in murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    The first-degree murder trial for a man accused of killing a Burlington High School student in 2016 was moved Thursday from Des Moines County to Washington County because of extensive pretrial publicity. Jaron Purham, 25, of St. Louis, will stand trial in the killing of Kedarie Johnson, 16, beginning Sept.


  11. Grayhounds creating memories together Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2018 | Hawk Eye

    Groen, a senior on the Burlington High School boys swim team, had spent the last month watching his teammates from the sidelines, wishing he could be out there with them. But a concussion suffered in a car accident left Groen a spectator for more than half of his senior season.


  12. 'When they say they need food, we believe them'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    But for families struggling to make ends meet, Christmas is often a time of need. The Toys for Tots and Salvation Army Angel Tree programs ensure financially disadvantaged children have plenty of toys under the Christmas tree.


  13. Writers and Readers festival inspires spirited discussionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    A vigorous but friendly debate erupted in the middle of an author panel at the third annual Sterling Lord Writers and Readers Festival Friday morning, raising some intriguing literary questions. How historically accurate should historical fiction be? Where do you the draw the line between a fact-based documentary and a thrilling docudrama that may fudge a few facts for dramatic impact.


  14. Jaron Purham inches closer to trial with appointment of attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    An Ottumwa public defender has been appointed to represent Jaron "Wikked West" Purham, one of two men accused of killing a Burlington High School student in March 2016. Allen L. Cook III accepted the appointment to represent the 25-year-old Purham, who is facing first-degree murder charges in the killing of Kedarie Johnson, a 16-year-old gender-fluid youth whose tortured and bullet riddled body was found in the late evening hours of March 2, 2016, dumped in an alley behind a residence on South Hill.


  15. Bel Canto director embraces Burlington as homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    "I am a huge lover of early jazz, swing, big band, the crooners, and the great American songbook," Yochum said. "It's fun to know I live in the community that raised up Bart Howard, who composed the great standard 'Fly Me to the Moon.'


  16. The victory formation: Hounds pick up win Updated Oct 6 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    And after the Grayhounds' thrilling 27-20 Class 4A District 8 win over Ottumwa at Schaefer Stadium, BHS head coach Zach Shay got to do something he hasn't done much of since his playing days at Iowa under legendary coach Hayden Fry - the Hokey Pokey. BHS was dominated in almost every statistical category except the one that matters most - the score.


  17. No. 2 West strikes early to down Grayhounds Updated Sep 29 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    Despite a somewhat slow start, the Trojans steamrolled past Burlington, 49-0, in a Class 4A District 8 football game at Bracewell Stadium Friday night. With a 35-0 margin at intermission, the entire second half was played with a continuous clock.


  18. The heart of a champion Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    In fact, if he didn't have bad luck, the Mount Pleasant High School senior wouldn't have any luck at all. When he was in seventh grade, he was diagnosed with first- and second-degree artrioventricular block, a disease of the electrical conduction system of the heart in which the PR interval is lengthened beyond 0.20 seconds.


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