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Past articles by John:

Worshipers walk up Snake Alley

The 37th annual Palm Sunday Donkey Walk brings faithful crowd → Read More

A maze of quilts

Hawkeye Heritage Quilters show is today and Saturday in Middletown. → Read More

Midwest Magic, one more magical moment

The basketball team came from behind to defeat the Burlington Police Department team 55-29 and claim the six-peat. → Read More

- News - The Hawk Eye Newspaper

MondayBurlington City Council, 4:30 p.m., city hallVan Buren County Board of Health, 4 p.m., court houseKeokuk School Board, 6 p.m., high school media → Read More

Boys boogie down at mother and son dance

West Burlington Elementary PTO dance draws crowd of more than 200 mothers and sons. → Read More


Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.Lee County Emergency Management Commission, 3 p.m., sheriff's officeWayland City Council, 7:30 p.m., council chambersVan Buren County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., supervisor officeVan Buren County Conference Board, 1 p.m., court houseMount Pleasant School Board, 6 p.m., high school media centerHenry County Conservation Board, 12 p.m., board roomMediapolis School Board,… → Read More

Timberline Estates mobile home total loss after morning fire

The owners and their four children escaped without injury. → Read More

A spiritual night to honor MLK

The 31st annual celebration had song, prayer and food. → Read More

Community first

I am writing this to announce my appointment as the new managing editor of The Hawk Eye. I’ve been quietly operating the day-to-day business of the → Read More

Iowa fans cheer team to victory

The Iowa Hawkeyes upset No. 18 Mississippi State 27-22 in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida.The game was hard fought between two top ranked defenses and → Read More

Square dancing a perfect New Year's resolution

Local club in Wever is offering lessons and fellowship beginning next Tuesday. → Read More

Mild Mississippi

A calm warm day smooths the Mississippi River and reflects the Great River Bridge and trucks transit in the water Saturday in Burlington. Another Sunny and mild day is on tap for Sunday. → Read More

Winter weather blows across region

Blizzard warning brings wet heavy snow, causes road and school closures → Read More

Holiday spirit warms shoppers on Jefferson Street

Sunshine, sales and cookies draws big crowds to Downtown Holiday Open House → Read More

Energetic midterm campaign season in final push

Des Moines County political parties rally to get out the vote → Read More

Papa John’s coming to Burlington

Pizza options are expanding with addition of Papa John’s Pizza who has secured a location and will open a store by mid-December in Burlington. → Read More

Shoeboxes full of heart-warming gifts for Operation Christmas Child

Area residents participate in annual program to send a present to children around the globe. → Read More

Mississippi River crests at 21.2 feet Sunday

Folks from Burlington and around the area trek to the riverfront to check out the flood wall and floodwater. → Read More

Review: 'The paint has to get there first'

Fairfield artist brings show from "Big Apple' to Burlington → Read More

- News - The Hawk Eye Newspaper

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018Burlington City Council, 5:30 p.m., city hallWest Burlington School Board, 6 p.m., board roomFort Madison School Board, 6 p.m.Keokuk → Read More