Month: July 2019

BY ETHAN LILLARDPCC SPORTS FORT MADISON – The Southeast Conference all-conference selections for softball were released today with either a Fort Madison or Keokuk player on each of the list. Olivia Williams and Cassie Powers were both named first team all-conference. Ironically enough, Powers and Williams made up the pitching/catching combo for the Bloodhounds many […]

A Black Hawk County man will spend more than three years in federal prison for illegally possessing an assault rifle. Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Buttermore of Waterloo was denied a gun permit in Black Hawk County in 2014 after the sheriff found he had previously been committed to a mental institution in Pennsylvania. Waterloo police then arrested […]

Leaders of the Hampton-Dumont and CAL Community School Districts have announced they’ll be providing all of the basic school supplies for all 1,275 students this fall. “All the kids have to come to school with is a backpack and a smile.” That’s Superintendent Todd Lettow, who says it’s the continuance of his belief that education […]

A 22-year-old from the small Poweshiek County town of Malcom drowned in Florida on his honeymoon. Dalton Cottrell of Malcolm and his bride, Cheyenne, had just completed their junior year at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny. The pastors-in-training got married this past Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri. Their school posted a message on its […]

Large frames are appearing at prominent spots in Mason City so visitors can snap photos with important landmarks and promote the community on social media. Donnie Miller, part of this year’s Leadership North Iowa class, says the frame in Central Park allows people to capture the Historic Park Inn Hotel when facing one direction, while […]

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is warning paddlers to use caution on the Raccoon River in Des Moines and Upper Iowa River in Winneshiek County as there could be obstructions caused by falling trees and logs. The DNR’s Todd Robertson says people in kayaks and canoes have flipped when a strong current took them […]

The Iowa Cubs (57-51) couldn’t slow the Reno bats as the Aces (49-59) ran away with a 13-7 victory, Tuesday at Greater Nevada Field. Four homers led to eight runs for Reno. It was an offensive battle from the start as both teams scored in the first and Iowa built a 5-3 edge after three. […]

A northwest Iowa ethanol plant suspended production this week “until further notice.” Plymouth Energy in Merrill is one of at least 10 ethanol plants in the country to temporarily shut down. Three others have closed. “A lot of the experts say we’ve got about a 10% overage of production and until that production comes off […]

A delegation of Iowa soybean growers is in Asia, meeting with agricultural leaders in the key trading nations of China and Japan. Iowa Soybean Association CEO Kirk Leeds says the visit comes at a time when trade between the U.S. and China is at a near stand-still and it’s had a dramatic impact on Iowa […]

Casino operators say they are anxious to get sports betting underway after the Racing and Gaming Commission approved the emergency rules Tuesday setting the start date for August 15th. The sports betting area at Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona was the first to be approved as an ongoing renovation was modified to create the space. […]


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