Category Archives: Burlington

Twitter echo chamber? 10% of US users generate 80% of tweets

Click here: Twitter is often treated as a digital town square but how representative is it? Pew Research Center found that 10% of Twitter users account for a huge chunk (80%) of content, generating a median of 138 tweets per month. These top 10 % of active Twitter users have a distinctive profile: They are on average younger, more likely to be Democrats, more likely to be female, and more likely to tweet about political issues.

3rd Ranked Nikes top HTC, 3-0

Photo by Dan Hockett
Nikes’ Gabe Zurita (11) and Holy Trinity’s Caleb Denning (4) race for the ball at ‘The Turf’ Tuesday night in Burlington. 3rd ranked Notre Dame – West Burlington defeated Holy Trinity, 3-0.

10th Ranked Nikes top 11th Ranked HTC, 2-0

Photo by Dan Hockett
Holy Trinity’s Eryn Anderson (15) and Nikes’ Hope Ward (12) fight for the ball at the ‘The Turf’ Tuesday night in Burlington. 10th ranked Class 2A Nikes defeated 11th ranked Class 1A Holy Trinity, 2-0.

Victims identified in Highway 218 shooting over the weekend

Click here: Police confirm a woman was shot and killed while she was driving southbound on Highway 218 in Iowa.

UPDATE: Reward in Highway 218 shooting death upped to $7,000. Victim was former UNI softball player, Micalla “KK” Rettinger. UNI softball team will honor Micalla with a moment of silence before Tuesday’s home season finale against Iowa scheduled for 5 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.