KXEL News

Reynolds Says UNI Break Shouldn’t Affect Dist. 30 Senate Election

Governor Kim Reynolds is dismissing criticism of her decision to schedule a special election for a state Senate district in the Cedar Falls area while University of Northern Iowa students are on spring break. Asked yesterday(Tues) if she knew students would be gone when she scheduled the election for March 19, the Republican governor responded,…

Reynolds Names First Minority to Iowa Supreme Court

Governor Kim Reynolds late this(Wed) morning announced her appointment of Iowa Court of Appeals Judge Christopher McDonald to the State Supreme Court. McDonald, who lives in Des Moines and also served as a district judge in the 5th District before he was named to the Appellate Court, thanked many people for his success, including several…

Snow Overnight and This AM Adds to Already Large Piles and Slick Roads

The City of Waterloo declared another Snow Emergency late last(Tue) night and it remains in effect until 8 o’clock tomorrow(Thurs) morning.  Residents are advised to remove their cars from the designated Snow Routes and they’re encouraged to move their vehicles from the other city streets as soon as possible, so the snow removal crews can…

Sumner Volunteers Rescue Man from Corn Bin

Volunteer firefighters rescued a northeast Iowa man who became trapped in a grain bin. Members of the Sumner Fire Department were called Monday afternoon to a farm in Bremer County, where a man was buried up to his waist in corn. Kip Ladage, the Bremer County Emergency Management coordinator, says the firefighters were able to…

Uni Panthers

MBB: MVC Week 7 Recap

After slipping two games under .500 in conference for the first time in 2018/19, the Panthers pounced on a chance to climb back to breakeven with a pair of wins last week. The Cats mauled the Redbirds of Illinois State 77-64 on Wednesday at the McLeod Center. UNI took a 12 point lead into halftime,…

WBB: MVC Week 7 Recap

During a single-game week, the UNI Women’s Basketball team suffered just their second road loss during the conference schedule, falling to in-state rival Drake, 76-61 on Friday. Karli Rucker tied her career-high with 25 points and also contributed seven assists, three rebounds and a steal, but four Drake players scored in double figures. The Bulldogs…

MBB: MVC Week 6 Recap

After staying near .500 throughout their conference schedule, the UNI Panther men’s basketball team now faces a bigger gap from breakeven than they have seen all winter. Wednesday night, the Panthers fell to the visiting Bradley Braves 79-71. Just eight minutes into the game, the Braves led the Panthers, 20-6. A slow but steady comeback…

WBB: MVC Week 6 Recap

The UNI Panther women pushed their conference road record to 5-1 with wins during a trip to Chicago and northwest Indiana over the weekend. Five UNI players scored in double figures Friday, and the Panthers held off a late Loyola rally for a 71-65 win over the Ramblers. Karli Rucker recorded her third double-double of…

Blogs

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, February 21, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–The Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships return to Cedar Falls this weekend. Tim Harwood learns more about the meet from UNI Men’s and Women’s Track Coach Dave Paulsen. 6:35–News from the farm affects far more than just farmers. Everyone can benefit…

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–This weekend, the Cedar Rapids Home and Builders Show will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Bill Jackson of Jackson Expo Group has administered the annual gathering of contractors, home equipment vendors, and property owners for most of that time, and he reflects on the milestone…

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50– Spring storms and the possibility of severe weather will be here in no time. Scott Haney, president of the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club, talks with Tim Harwood about a storm spotter training event coming up soon in Linn County. 6:35–News from the…

KXEL CLASSIC RADIO THEATER for Sat. Feb. 16, 2019

KXEL CLASSIC RADIO THEATER Saturday, February 16, 2019 classicradiotheater@gmail.com     12 noon—MATINEE         “The Danny Kaye Show” from January 27, 1945—“Flying to Washington, D.C.” “Fibber McGee & Molly” from January 27, 1956—“Cappy Visits”       6 p.m.—WESTERN         “Gunsmoke” from January 23, 1954—“Nina” “The Lone Ranger” from January 23, 1953—“Change for the Better”…