KXEL News

Public Input Session on Waterloo U. Ave. Project

It’ll be up to the Waterloo City Council to make the final decision, and last(Thur) night members heard from close to two dozen residents, many of whom were there to guard against the installation of roundabout intersections, rather than the signalized kind. AECOM consulting enginner Larry Wiele(WE-lee) says a relatively new proposal to add a…

Waterloo’s Water Rates to Rise

If you’re a customer of Waterloo Water Works in Waterloo or elsewhere, your water rates will be going up 5% next January. The utility’s board of trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to raise rates 97 cents-a-month for the average residential customer.   What that means is a household which uses about 6,000 gallons of water per month,…

Family Birth Place in Webster City to Shut Down in October

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) – A man whose name is on a public hospital in Iowa says he’s shocked to learn that it will be closing its birth center. The Van Diest Medical Center announced Wednesday that it’ll close The Family Birth Place this fall. The hospital cited a declining number of births and the…

Brief Tornado Strikes Oxford Junction

Six firefighters say they saw a tornado touch down a few minutes after 6 pm yesterday(Thur) on the west side of Oxford Junction, near Broadway Street. The Jones County Emergency Manager says the twister damaged some pipe and shingles on one building before it lifted off. No one was hurt.

Uni Panthers

Valley Hall Welcomes Panther Smith

The University of Northern Iowa’s only Olympic gold medal winner is going into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame. Former Panther Bill Smith will be the fifth person with ties to UNI to be inducted into the conference’s hall of fame since its inception in 1997. After never winning a state title in high…

VB: Cats Picked as Top Dogs

Bobbi Petersen has led the UNI Panthers to over 400 volleyball victories. Her Missouri Valley Conference peers expect her to add to that total in a significant way this season. Petersen’s Panthers earned seven of ten first place votes and claimed the top spot in the conference’s preseason poll. Defending champ Missouri State was second,…

Johnson Contract Talks Reportedly Going Well

In 2016, David Johnson made himself one of the most successful former UNI Panthers to ever play in the NFL. He led the lead in yards from scrimmage and was an All-Pro. In 2017, Johnson missed nearly the entire football season after breaking his wrist in the Arizona Cardinals’ first game. The Cardinals and Johnson’s…

Coaches Put Panther Football Higher

Last week the media had their say, and this week, the coaches ranked the top FCS college football programs. The UNI Panthers claimed the #12 position, one slot better than in the preseason media poll.  Both tallies put UNI into the middle of the pack of contenders for the FCS playoffs. Among members of the…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Monday, August 20, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Immunizations are a mandatory part of back-to-school season for some age groups. Heather Meador from Linn County Public Health outlines the specifics. 6:35–When courts create news, Fox News Radio legal analyst Loretta Powers offers observations. She talks with Jeff Stein Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays…

KXEL Morning News for Friday, August 17, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Grant Menke is the new State Director for USDA Rural Development in Iowa.  Jeff Stein talks with him about the role. 6:35–When courts create news, Fox News Radio legal analyst Wendy Powers offers observations.  She talks with Jeff Stein Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at…

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, August 16, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Soccer at Hawkeye Community College is only a few years old, and varsity volleyball opens its first season at the school next week. Volleyball coach Scott Weston and new soccer coach Robbie Carroll share their thoughts on sports at the school during the coming…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, August 15, 2018

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–During a Science of Parenting Update, Cindy Thompson of Iowa State University Extension talks about quasi-exotic pets kids might (and some parents might not) want to have in the house. 6:35–Put on your amateur legal eagle hat and catch up with the latest topics…