KXEL News

W’loo Leisure Services Commissioners Say No to Housing at Three City Parks, Yes to One

Two members of Waterloo’s Leisure Services Commission say they will not recommend that the city sell property to housing developers at Sulentic, Prairie Grove or Castle Hill parks. The pair (Jadyn Spencer and Bob Bamsey) visited the park sites yesterday(Tues) and said they will recommend to the full commission that 1 ½ acres of vacant…

Pre-Dawn Adair County Storm Confirmed as EF-2 Tornado: NWS

Authorities in Adair County, Iowa, confirmed that an EF-2 tornado destroyed a home this(Wed) morning, killing one person inside and sending another to the hospital.   It happened around 1:30 southeast of Adair. The National Weather Service said debris from the property landed on I-80 and confirmed the damage was consistent with a tornado.   The residents…

Iowa City Downtown District Hires New “Nighttime Mayor”

The Iowa City Downtown District has hired a new “Nighttime Mayor.”   Joe Reilly will take over the position, which has been turned into a full time job. The inaugural Nighttime Mayor position, held by Angela Winnike, was only a part time position. Winnike left that position in December of 2018. A press release from the…

Convenience Store Chain with Iowa Ties Removes Del Monte Veggie Trays

Kwik Trip has removed some vegetable trays from its convenience stores after several reported illnesses in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Health officials say the Del Monte vegetable trays, which included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, have been linked to salmonella bacteria which has, so far, sickened three people in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota. Symptoms…

Uni Panthers

Wrestling: UNI Grappler Claims a Title

Drew Foster became UNI’s first Division I wrestling national champion since 2000, defeating Max Dean of Cornell, 6-4, during the 184 pound title match on Saturday evening in Pittsburgh. UNI hadn’t had a finalist since 2005, and the Panthers’ last champion was Tony Davis, who won at 149 pounds nearly two decades ago. Foster’s route…

WBB: Panthers Bow in WNIT

After opening the 2018/19 schedule in the Preseason WNIT, the UNI Panther women’s basketball squad closed their year during the first round of the Postseason WNIT Friday. The Minnesota Gophers made nine of their first 10 shots and built a 26-6 lead on the way to a 91-75 decision over UNI at Williams Arena in…

WBB: Panthers WNIT Preview

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team is bound for the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). Northern Iowa will meet Minnesota in Minneapolis during the first round of the tournament Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Williams Arena. Coverage on News/Talk 1540 KXEL will begin at 6:15. The Panthers go into the game with a 20-12 record…

WBB: MVC Tournament Recap

The UNI Panther women’s basketball team earned their 20th victory of the season during the Missouri Valley Conference tournament in Moline, and perhaps enough prestige to claim a bid to the Postseason WNIT. Friday night, Taylor Hagen drove to the basket and hit a contested layup with 17 seconds left to give UNI a 64-63…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, May 23, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–If you haven’t been to any of the first 37 4th Street Cruises during Memorial Day Weekend in downtown Waterloo, Craig Laue and Jeff Stein share the details about the classic cars which bring the community together for an afternoon. 6:35–Tuesdays and Thursday, listen…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, May 22, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–With summer almost at hand, Diane Wolf of Black Hawk County Extension talks about youth activities kids will enjoy, which can also keep them mentally sharp. 6:35–Tune in on Wednesday at 6:35, because IT’S THE LAW…discussed when Fox News Radio Legal Analyst Wendy Patrick…

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, May 21, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls will have new leadership beginning next month. Before moving on to his next assignment with the organization, Major Harold Poff talks with Tim Harwood about his time in the Cedar Valley. 6:35–Tuesdays and Thursday, listen at this time…

KXEL Morning News for Monday, May 20, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The 2019 Cedar Valley Tourism Awards were presented on Thursday evening. Tavis Hall of Experience Waterloo recaps the winning entities when he visits with Tim Harwood. 6:35–The case of a bartender arrested when one of the bar’s patrons ran amok later in the day…Fox…