KXEL News

CV Car Dealer, Developer and Philanthropist John Deery, Sr., Dies

John Deery Sr., the founder of the Deery car dealerships and patriarch of the family, has died.  He was 88. Deery opened his first dealership, handling used vehicles, in Rockford, Illinois, with the help of a small loan from his sister.  He said he paid that loan back quickly and opened another dealership in Rockford,…

John Deere Waterloo Boy Butter Sculpture to Join Butter Cow at IA State Fair

Just about everyone has heard of the Iowa State Fair Butter Cow, but this year…to celebrate John Deere’s 100th anniversary…the iconic bovine will be joined by another butter masterpiece — a Waterloo Boy Tractor. Both can be seen in the John Deere Agriculture Building’s 40-degree cooler throughout the fair, August 9th through the 19th. John…

Elementary Teacher Credited with Ending Ackley Boy’s Nightmare

An Ackley man and his girlfriend have been arrested, after police say the couple tortured the man’s 8-year-old son for months by locking him in a basement enclosure for hours every day, withholding food and having a dog bite him. The Hardin County Attorney’s Office announced yesterday(Wed) that 39-year-old Traci Tyler and 30-year-old Alex Shadlow…

More Than 2,100 Iowans Claim $11.2-Million in Western Union Case

Iowans have applied for $11.23 million in refunds as part of a national settlement with Western Union after wiring money to scammers. A total of 2,139 claims came from Iowa mailing addresses. Fraud victims could qualify for the refund if they wired money through Western Union between January 1, 2004, and January 19, 2017.  On…

Uni Panthers

Missouri State shuts out Panthers in MVC title game, 1-0

Missouri State shuts out Panthers in MVC title game, 1-0

photo courtesy UNI Athletic Communications Box Score Springfield, Mo–The University of Northern Iowa women’s soccer team was shut out by the Missouri State Bears 1-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference title match. The Bears got on the board in the 8th minute, sailing the ball over goalkeeper Jami Reichenberger’s head. Missouri State’s Brooke Prondzinki scored…

Panthers defeat top-seeded Drake, advance to MVC championship

Panthers defeat top-seeded Drake, advance to MVC championship

photo courtesy UNI University Relations (Roland Ferrie) Box Score SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—The University of Northern Iowa women’s soccer team (14-4-1) advanced to the MVC Championship match, defeating the top-seeded Drake Bulldogs, 2-0. The Panthers broke the stalemate first off a goal by Brynell Yount. Yount went to score and was blocked by Haley Morris of Drake.…

Late rally pushes Panthers past Indiana State, 59-53

Late rally pushes Panthers past Indiana State, 59-53

photo courtesy UNI Athletic Communications Box Score CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Trailing 53-52 with less than 90 seconds play, the University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team (8-9, 4-2 MVC) scored the final seven points to turn away Indiana State (3-13, 1-4 MVC) as the Panthers won, 59-53. For the game, UNI sank 18-of-23 free…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Political ads for the Kim Reynolds/Fred Hubbell race have not yet become overwhelming and omnipresent. UNI Political Science Professor Chris Larimer talks about how the campaigns are using their ad dollars in comparison with similar races in other states. 6:35–China’s trade surplus with the…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Military families with children face unique situations. During a Science of Parenting Update, Cindy Thompson of Iowa State University Extension turns attention toward families with one or more parent in uniform. 6:35–Over 50 lawsuits have been filed against an Ohio clinic which could not…

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The annual Iowa Shrine All-Star Football Classic returns to the UNI Dome this Saturday. Tim Harwood finds out more from Shrine representative Marlin Mullnix. 6:35–Will an alliance between like-minded senators and house members be enough to overcome a gap between the two parties on…

KXEL Morning News for Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Despite some delays, Waterloo Greyhound Park is coming down. In the wake of the demolition announcement, Tim Harwood finds out about the state of greyhound racing in Iowa from Iowa Greyhound Association President Jon Stidham decades after the last dogs left Waterloo. 6:35–Legal topics…