A water tower in Sioux City is getting a new look, with a familiar name that may spark the memory of a familiar song and movie. “They are putting: ‘Sioux City, Home of Sioux City Sue’ and they will do three panels like that around the perimeter of the tank.” That’s Rick Mach, a spokesman […]
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson got more than two percent of the vote here in Iowa in 2016, an important threshold. It means Libertarians have achieved “official party status” and there’s a Libertarian Party Primary on June 5 along with primaries for Iowa Republicans and Democrats. Jake Porter of Council Bluffs and Marco Battaglia of Des […]
A special traffic enforcement effort is underway this Memorial Day weekend called the Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort, or CARE. Iowa State Patrol Trooper Vince Kurtz says extra officers will be out on the roadways with the main focus on speed and distracted driving. The DOT reports that 106 people have died in accidents on […]
A state represenative who’s landed a piloting job has resigned from the Iowa House. Ken Rizer is a Republican from Marion who was first elected to the Iowa House in 2014. He had already decided not to seek re-election this fall. Rizer was recently hired as a pilot for Flexjet and he’s now based in Des Moines. […]
Bicycle racers from across the country have gathered in southeast Iowa this weekend for four days of racing in three cities. Steve Frevert of the Greater Downtown Partnership in Burlington says there are three “Burlington Road Races” today. The third is for the professional cyclists only. “It’s a 104 mile race,” Frevert says. The racing begins […]