KXEL News

BHCo Supervisors Up County Library Contribution by $4,000

Black Hawk County’s governing Board of Supervisors has agreed to contribute $4,000 more next fiscal year than this year, to the seven city libraries within the county’s borders. The library directors in Waterloo, Evansdale, Cedar Falls, Hudson, Dunkerton, Janesville and La Porte City asked for $160,000 in county funds for the year beginning July 1st,…

CF City Council Approves “Small Cell” Guidelines

The Cedar Falls City Council talked about so-called “small cells,” during its Committee-of-the-Whole meeting Monday.  Afterwards, during the regular meeting, the council unanimously approved design guidelines and a $500 application fee for the low-powered, cellular radio access relays, which are mounted in certain areas and used to increase cell-phone network capacity and quality.   City Administrator…

Hawkeye Community College Names 4th Finalist for Presidential Post

Dr. Todd Holcomb is the fourth-and-final candidate for Hawkeye Community College’s soon-to-be-empty President’s chair. Holcomb is presently the President of Western Nebraska Community College, and has been since December of 2010.  Before that, for about six months, he was Interim President at Western Nebraska, and from the fall of 2009 to June of 2010, Dr.…

U-S Senate Field Hearing Underway in Glenwood(IA) on Post-Flooding Problems

This spring’s massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed some bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river, while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage. The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ actions are the focus of a U.S. Senate hearing in western Iowa this(Wed) morning and…

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, April 18, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–An accident left Steve Husome without a leg. When he left the hospital after months of recovery, Husome was determined to help other amputees. That happens through the Husome Strong Foundation, which will be hosting an event on Thursday evening. 6:35–Veteran ag journalist Ken…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, April 17, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The 2019 Cedar Valley Character Counts Champions of Character awards will be presented next Monday. Bruce Clark talks with KXEL’s Jeff Stein about the program. 6:35–Your cell phone can do a lot of things. Apparently, it can even be mistaken for a hash brown.…

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, April 16, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds talks with KXEL’s Jeff Stein about the late weeks of the state’s legislative calendar. 6:35–The disastrous effects of African Swine Fever in China have led to unexpectedly large quantities of pork imports to China from the United States. Ag journalist…

KXEL Morning News for Monday, April 15, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–It’s Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. Dr. Laura Iles, Director of Iowa State’s Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic joins Tim Harwood to talk about everything from bugs to bacteria which might cause trouble for plants and crops in Iowa. 6:35–How does a…