Month: October 2018

One of the most frightening things about October 31st apparently isn’t the ghosts and goblins that may be appearing at your door. John Pecchio, a spokesman for AAA-Iowa, says Halloween is one of the top three days of the year for pedestrian injuries and deaths. “The scariest part of Halloween isn’t the spooky costumes or […]

Republican Governor Kim Reynolds says Iowa needs more legal immigrants to fill job openings and she “strongly” disagrees with some of the comments Congressman Steve King has made about the danger immigrants from places like Central America and Mexico pose to western civilization. “We are a country of immigrants and we celebrate that,” Reynolds says. “I […]

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley has been out campaigning with many of the Iowa Republicans who’re on this November’s ballot, including Governor Kim Reynolds. “I want you to remember two words about this campaign and this great governor. Those two words are: She cares!” said during a recent rally with Reynolds. Grassley’s been campaigning with two […]

An historic landmark in the small western Iowa town of Elk Horn is getting a major facelift this week. A Danish Windmill, originally built in 1848, is being outfitted with a new cap, sails, and other components so the mill will be turning in the wind again for the first time in two years. Lisa […]

The Chicago Cubs and Iowa Cubs have agreed to a two-year Player Development Contract extension through the 2022 season, the organizations announced today. The two clubs had previously agreed on a PDC contract through the 2020 season. “We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with the Chicago Cubs,” said Sam Bernabe, Iowa Cubs President […]

A book about the struggles and rewards of family farming is the pick for the 2019 All Iowa Reads program. It’s called “This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm.” Helen Dagley, a research librarian at the State Library of Iowa who oversees All Iowa Reads, says the author Ted […]

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports preliminary data shows the number of deaths involving opioids fell from 137 to 89 in the first eight months of this year compared to the same time period last year. The director of the department’s Opioid Initiatives, Kevin Gabbert, says several factors are involved in the drop. “Expanded […]

Court documents show a plea deal is in the works for Chris Soules, the Iowan who appeared on ABC TV’s “The Bachelor.” The 36-year-old Soules is accused of leaving the scene of a fatal crash in rural Buchanan County. Sixty-six-year-old Kenneth Mosher of Aurora died when his tractor was hit from behind by Soules’ pickup […]

The Iowa Department of Agriculture is taking over a grain elevator and soybean crusher in the eastern Iowa town of Marengo as it was operating without a license. Ag department spokesman Dustin Vandehoef says because Heartland Crush was unlicensed, any farmer losses will not be covered by the Iowa Grain Indemnity Fund. “Our department will […]

The 2018 Southeast Conference Volleyball teams have been announced with several Chiefs seeing their names on the list. Junior captain Isabel Vandenberg was named to the 2nd Team after leading the Chiefs in several categories this season, including kills with 164 on the season which was also good for fifth in the conference. Vandenberg also contributed […]

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