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Past articles by Tanner:

Consultant advises downtown businesses on modern trends

A consultant who advises small businesses on modern marketing trends met with owners of seven downtown businesses during a visit to Burlington last week. → Read More

Dog back with family

She went missing for three years, but the long-lost red heeler Ginger is back with family.Ginger, the family dog of Jennifer George, went missing in → Read More

Agency Street and West Burlington Avenue intersection to close

Starting Monday, drivers on West Burlington Avenue won't be able to cross Agency Street.As crews litter Agency Street east of Roosevelt Avenue with orange → Read More

Advocate calls for local vaping ban

Local vape enthusiasts can probably let out a sigh of relief with their next artificially sweetened puff.Debbie Patterson of Alcohol and Drug Dependency → Read More

A revamp is coming to DeEdwin and Gladys White Memorial Park

At the end of last week, Burlington parks staff met with city engineers to figure out a timeline for improvements to DeEdwin and Gladys White Memorial → Read More

Fireworks sellers returning to Burlington soon

So far, there's only one fireworks seller with a peddlers permit on file at Burlington City Hall.Iowa's second summer fireworks season began June 1, but → Read More

New pooch on the block wins wiener dog races

People and pooches crowded Jefferson Street Saturday for the 15th annual Cyn-A-Palooza festival.This year's races featured 25 Dachshunds. It all came down → Read More

Powerline work on Agency blamed for Friday morning power outage

Drivers on Roosevelt Avenue late Friday morning found chaos at many of the road's intersections, as the traffic lights were not lit.From about 10:30 to → Read More

The sights and sounds of D-Day, as told by Irv Osberg

HAMILTON, Ill. — Irving Osberg was one of the lucky ones: His boat made it close enough to shore that he didn't drown under the weight of his own equipment.At 94 years old, Osberg doesn't like to think much about that day. Still, he's polite enough to tell the story if someone drives out to the Montebello Healthcare Center in Hamilton, Illinois, and listens to him."We got to the shores, and they… → Read More

Burlington will take community input on downtown road redesign

City officials are in talks with designers about possibly revamping downtown streets. → Read More

Committee picks Parsons and Peterson as district judge candidates

Gov. Kim Reynolds will have Louisa County Attorney Adam Parsons and Henry County Magistrate Wyatt Peterson to pick from to fill an empty district judge → Read More

Heat and humidity caused weekend concrete blowouts

The heat and the humidity busted several Des Moines County roads over the Memorial Day weekend.County Engineer Brian Carter outlined repair plans and costs Tuesday morning to the county's Board of Supervisors. Most concrete blowouts occur with every year's first true heat wave, which is normally in June. Stressed portions of the road both expand and contract simultaneously, concrete pulls apart… → Read More

Butterfly habitat planned at Big River Resources

Unused fields by manufacturing plants, with access to milkweed, serve as happy home for monarchs. → Read More

City making way for food trucks

Food truck business in Burlington appears to be picking up, if vending permits are a fair gauge.As a response to an increased number of requests from food → Read More

Mark Farran pleads guilty to incest with 17-year-old

Incest, a Class D felony, is punishable by up to five years in prison. → Read More

A frustrated citizen's letter filled otherwise empty agenda

Tuesday's meeting of the Des Moines County Board of Supervisors had little of note on the agenda, so the absence of news made loud one citizen's complaint. → Read More

$500,000 set aside for RecPlex bubble parking

The three newest members of the Burlington City Council agreed to give $500,000 for new parking at the RecPlex, which would serve both the existing city- → Read More

County board meeting will be light

The Des Moines County Board of Supervisors has no notable actions on its agenda this morning.The board plans to approve liquor licenses for Flint Hills → Read More

Burlington police making switch to new headquarters this week

This week, 201 Jefferson St. will become the new home of the Burlington Police Department.Police Chief Dennis Kramer said they're starting the move Wednesday from the department's old building on North Third Street and plan to have all personnel moved over by the end of the week, with the patrol division switching over last. Kramer offered The Hawk Eye a tour of the building to compare the… → Read More

Emergency sewer repairs cost $244,000, nearly double original estimates

Leaking sewage on South Eighth Street cost Burlington $244,000, up from the $125,000 originally estimated.The cost disparity obviously isn't great news, → Read More