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LATEST: Iowa Gov. Reynolds Signs Bill Allowing Employees To Escape Work Covid Mandates

October 30th, 2021
LATEST: Iowa Gov. Reynolds Signs Bill Allowing Employees To Escape Work Covid Mandates

LATEST: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill that would allow employees to escape employer covid mandates, including vaccination mandates, and allow greater use of medical and religious exemptions for people to refuse covid restrictions. On Friday night, Reynolds signed the bill, which the Iowa House and Senate had passed Thursday. It makes it tougher for businesses to require employees to be vaccinated or submit to other covid protocols such as regular testing. The bill gives greater leeway for employees to claim medical and religious exemptions against covid employer mandates and guarantees... Read More

KIIK-FM Becoming The River; Switching From Classic Hits To Country

September 17th, 2021
KIIK-FM Becoming The River; Switching From Classic Hits To Country

KIIK-FM (104.9) is returning to familiar territory — going back to a country format as The River starting Monday, according to sources inside the station who asked not to be named. The station, owned by Townsquare Media, has been bounced around from format to format in the past two decades. From 2000 to 2007, it was known as KBOB-FM, which, as the name may suggest, was a country station. It failed to make much of a dent in country king WLLR-FM’s ratings, despite high profile hirings of on-air staff in Mike Kenneally and Jack Carey, and, despite a fairly long tenure at country during... Read More

Iowa DOT Holding Public Meetings For I-80 Expansion Options

September 14th, 2021
Iowa DOT Holding Public Meetings For I-80 Expansion Options

The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting to discuss the Interstate 80 corridor study in Scott County. The I-80 study includes evaluation of potential capacity expansion options on I-80 and related improvements at the interchanges along the corridor. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input and discuss alternatives along the corridor from approximately 3.5 miles west of the I-280 interchange, east to the Southwest 35th Street overpass. The Iowa DOT is providing two meeting formats for the public meeting: in-person and an at your own pace virtual meeting. In-person... Read More

BREAKING: Iowa Gov. Reynolds Slams Biden Covid Plan, Says ‘Enough Is Enough!’

September 10th, 2021
BREAKING: Iowa Gov. Reynolds Slams Biden Covid Plan, Says 'Enough Is Enough!'

BREAKING NEWS: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has ripped into President Joe Biden’s new covid-19 mitigation plan, calling it “dangerous” and saying “enough is enough!” Biden’s new vaccine requirement was announced yesterday, requiring all government employees to be vaccinated and companies with 100 employees or more to require workers to get vaccinated or tested for the virus every week. Companies violating the policy could be hit with heavy fines. There’s no timetable yet on when the mandates will come into effect. “It’s about protecting yourself and... Read More

Will Iowa Be Forced To Comply With Federal Mask Mandates And Covid Restrictions?

September 1st, 2021
Will Iowa Be Forced To Comply With Federal Mask Mandates And Covid Restrictions?

Will Iowa residents, schools and businesses be forced by the federal government to comply with mask mandates and other covid-19 restrictions? This is the big question as a battle royale shapes up between Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, the Biden administration’s Education Department, and the Iowa Supreme Court, headed up by a Republican judge who was appointed by Reynolds in 2018. This week, Iowa was nailed with a civil rights investigation by the Biden administration’s Education Department over Gov. Kim Reynolds’ move to ban mask mandates. The federal government investigation levels the charge... Read More

BREAKING: Iowa Ripped By Biden Education Department Over Covid Mask Rules

September 1st, 2021
BREAKING: Iowa Ripped By Biden Education Department Over Covid Mask Rules

BREAKING NEWS (UPDATED): Iowa has been slammed with a civil rights investigation by the Biden administration’s Education Department over Gov. Kim Reynolds’ move to ban mask mandates. The federal government investigation levels the charge that Iowa, and Gov. Reynolds’ actions, “create an unsafe learning environment for students with disabilities who are at heightened risk of severe illness from covid-19.” Iowa is one of five states to get hit with the investigations, the other four being Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah. “We’re advocating for... Read More

75th Annual International Softball Congress Men’s World Tournament Hitting Eldridge, Volunteers Needed

August 10th, 2021
75th Annual International Softball Congress Men's World Tournament Hitting Eldridge, Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the 75th Annual International Softball Congress Men’s World Tournament on August 14-21 at Sheridan Meadows in Eldridge. Check out the volunteer opportunities at https://buff.ly/3ijYYgw  Read More

International Softball Congress Men’s World Tournament Seeking Volunteers For Eldridge Tourney

August 8th, 2021
International Softball Congress Men's World Tournament Seeking Volunteers For Eldridge Tourney

Volunteers are needed for the 75th Annual International Softball Congress Men’s World Tournament on August 14-21 at Sheridan Meadows in Eldridge. Check out the volunteer opportunities at https://buff.ly/3ijYYgw  Read More

Last Chance To See ‘Newsies’ At Countryside Today!

August 8th, 2021
Last Chance To See 'Newsies' At Countryside Today!

Countryside Community Theatre is offering one more chance to see the energetic and exhilarating Disney’s Newsies! Last performance is TODAY at 2 pm at North Scott High School theater in Eldridge. Tickets are $15 and available for purchase at the door, and at ccteldridge.booktix.com! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s Newsies! is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against... Read More

Countryside’s Critically-Acclaimed ‘Newsies’ Hits The Stage Again This Weekend!

August 6th, 2021
Countryside's Critically-Acclaimed 'Newsies' Hits The Stage Again This Weekend!

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Countryside Community Theatre will continue their 39th season this weekend with the second weekend of the critically-acclaimed Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s Newsies! is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Featuring a Tony Award winning score with music by the... Read More