Category Archives: West Burlington

Former superintendent of the Colo-Nesco school district charged with killing his wife

Click here: Former superintendent of the Colo-Nesco school district, Gary Pillman, 70, is charged with second-degree murder after the Story County Sheriff said Pillman stabbed his wife Betty Pillman, 62. Gary Pillman is the former superintendent and elementary principal for the Colo-Nesco School District, and was employed with the district from 1993 to 2011. Betty Pillman was the K-12 art teacher.

Stutsman signs to play softball with SCC

Photo by Dan Hockett
Notre Dame Senior Maddy Stutsman (center) signs Thursday afternoon to play softball with Southeastern Community College in West Burlington next year. Stutsman played high school softball with the West Burlington – Notre Dame Falcons. Joining Stutsman is SCC Head Coach Melissa Flores (left) and Asst. Coach Larry Heath (right).
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Notre Dame Senior Maddy Stutsman (center) is joined Thursday afternoon by family, friends, and teammates after signing to play softball at SCC next year.

Obama calls out “woke culture” and urges younger generations to not be judgmental

The former US president Barack Obama has spoken against call-out culture. ‘I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people … that the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that’s enough.’ Obama said that achieving change was a much more difficult issue than simply using social media. ‘That is not activism, that is not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you are probably not going to get that far,’ the 44th US president said at the the Obama Foundation summit on Tuesday.

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Falcons fall to Camanche, 52-0

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West Burlington – Notre Dame Senior Dreyton Laveine (28) leads the Falcons on to the field before the start of their last game of the season hosting Camanche Friday night in West Burlington.
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Falcon Running Back Jonah Fritz (27) straight arms a Camanche defender Friday night in West Burlington. Camanche defeated WBND, 52-0.
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WBND Center Drew Chiprez (56) with Guard Jackson Hamelton (77) line up against Camanche Friday night in West Burlington. Camanche defeated WBND, 52-0.
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Falcon Running Back Kendell Baker (35) carries the ball against Camanche Friday night in West Burlington. Camanche defeated WBND, 52-0.
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Falcon Wide Receiver Hunter Reich (5) carries the ball against Camanche Friday night in West Burlington. Camanche defeated WBND, 52-0.
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Falcon Running Back Travain Donaldson (18) carries the ball against Camanche Friday night in West Burlington. Camanche defeated WBND, 52-0.