Peosta Business Fire

Officials are investigating a fire that occurred at a Peosta business Sunday. At approximately 5:05pm Peosta Police Department and Centralia-Peosta Fire Department responded to the Dollar General at 8436 NICC Drive for a report of a fire inside of the northeast corner of the building. The fire was immediately extinguished by employees and the responding officer. The fire is deemed suspicious at this time and is under investigation by the Iowa Fire Marshal’s Division and Peosta Police Department. No injuries were reported and the amount of damage is not available at this time, pending the investigation.

Cheese Producer Fined

A large cheese producer in far northeast Iowa has been fined for improperly treating it's wastewater. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Prairie Farms near Luana, repeatedly failed for years to properly treat its wastewater that flows into creeks that feed the Turkey River. The Illinois based company recently agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for the ongoing violations and to upgrade its wastewater treatment system by 2030. DNR records show that the wastewater expelled by the facility has routinely violated limits for ammonia nitrogen, bacteria, suspended solids, chlorine and pollutants, dating back to 2018. Tests of the treated wastewater in March 2022 showed bacteria levels that were more than 40 times a limit set by the DNR. Tests in August and September 2023 showed ammonia levels that were more than three times the limit. Under an agreement with the state, Prairie Farms agreed to pay the fine and install $1.4 million worth of new emissions equipment.

New Trial Date Set for Delaware County Man

A new trial date has been set for a Delaware County man accused of shooting at his girlfriend. The TH reports 38-year-old Christopher Wuchter of Earlville, is charged in Iowa District Court of Delaware County with attempted murder, child endangerment, assault by use or display of a dangerous weapon and assault causing bodily injury. Wuchter’s trial now is set to start Jan. 31 at the Delaware County Courthouse. It previously was scheduled to begin Wednesday, Dec. 6. Delaware County authorities learned of a shooting that occurred at Wuchter’s residence on August 22nd, 2022, while investigating another incident Jan. 9. On August 22nd Wuchter became angry with his live-in girlfriend, Kayla M. Pritchard, and was “pushing (Pritchard) around.” When Pritchard’s teenage son told Wuchter to stop, Wuchter held the teen by the throat and pushed him against a door, causing an injury to the teen’s back. Wuchter then pushed Pritchard over a bed before grabbing her and pushing her into her son. Pritchard left the residence with her 9-year-old daughter, and Wuchter pointed a “black long gun” at Pritchard through an open window of the house, court documents state. The girlfriend of Pritchard’s teenage son saw Wuchter fire three shots toward Pritchard, documents state. Pritchard told authorities she and her daughter ran down the road to a neighbor’s property and hid in some trees after Wuchter fired the shots.

Dubuque County Single-Vehicle Crash

One person was injured in a one-vehicle crash Saturday in Dubuque County. A crash report states that 39-year-old Brett Burlage of Independence was driving west on Highway 20 at Olde Castle Road around 1:15 p.m. Saturday when he fell asleep. The vehicle drifted off the roadway, struck a traffic sign, traveled across Olde Castle Road and became airborne. The vehicle then traveled through a ditch before coming to a stop. According to the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department, Burlage was transported by ambulance to MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Burlage was cited with failure to maintain control.

Manchester Vote Recount

The city of Manchester has announced the results of recounts from the November election. William Scherbring remains the winner of Manchester’s Ward 3 council seat following a recount. Unofficial results showed Scherbring leading challenger Ron Mortenson, 179-173, following election night. The recount confirmed the vote totals of each candidate. Dean Sherman was the winner of the District 4 director’s seat for Northeast Iowa Community College. Sherman received 277 votes running as a write-in candidate.

Human Remains Found Near Manchester

Human remains have been found near Manchester and authorities believe they may belong to a man who went missing nearly a decade ago. CBS-2 reports the Delaware County Sheriff's Office confirms the human remains were found in a field west of Manchester by pheasant hunters on Nov. 5th. The remains were found about a mile south of 1381 180th St., which was the home address of Brian Burns who was last seen there on Dec. 23rd 2013. Officials removed the remains from the scene to be identified and autopsied by the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office. The Delaware County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are still investigating. Anyone with information about Burns is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 563-927-3135.

Man Arrested for Threat of Terrorism

A Clinton man was arrested after he made threats against a child support recovery office in Dubuque. The TH reports that 38-year-old Zachary Shepherd of Clinton, left three voicemails Monday with the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services Child Support Recovery office in Dubuque after the office put a $700 hold on his bank account for failure to pay child support. Shepherd’s voicemails, all received within one hour of each other, contained several threatening messages against the office, documents state, including threats to go “postal” and kill “as many people as he could.” Sheppard was arrested Wednesday at the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on a warrant charging one count of threat of terrorism. When reached by Dubuque officers by phone, Shepherd said he was “very upset about his money and wanted it back.”


UNI President Mark Nook confirmed on Tuesday that Director of Athletics David Harris has accepted the same role at Tulane University in New Orleans. Harris is anticipated to start his new duties with the Green Wave in January 2024. Nook indicated that he intends to appoint an interim Athletic Director as soon as possible before conducting a national search to fill the position on a full-time basis. “We sincerely appreciate the contributions that David and his team made during his time at UNI,” Nook said. “We wish David, Felicia and their family the very best at Tulane."

Local Sports:
The Western Dubuque Bobcats are getting set for a State Title game on Thursday Night at 7:00 PM inside the UniDome! The Bobcats have been lead by Senior Runningback Grant Glausser on the offensive end with he 2657 rushing yards and his 30 rushing tds on the season. But Defensivly look to continue their dominance behind Senior Linebacker Hunter Quagliano and Junior DL Garrett Kleusner! Don't miss any of the action here on 99.3 KDST With Tony Hoefer and Daniel Meissner.

College Basketball Scores:
Big Ten Men:
Ohio State 76 Merrimack 52
Nebraska 84 Stony Brook 63

Big Ten Women’s:
Ilinois 103 Saint Peters 33
Northwestern 52 Notre Dame 110
Rutgers 63 Seton Hall 82
Minnesota 75 North Dakota State 53

Men Tonight:
Indiana vs Wright State
Minnesota vs Missouri

Women Tonight:
Michigan State vs Detroit Mercy
Ohio State vs Boston College
Penn State vs Saint Johns
Iowa vs Kansas State

Local Sports:
The Monticello Panthers season came to an end in a tough battle with the Van Meter Bulldogs. After trailing by as much as 13 points in the first half The Panthers would be down 6 at half time after a Preston Ries Touchdown Run. The to start the second half the panthers took lead back on a 94-yard touchdown pass from Ries to Schilling. But after that the Bulldogs would take control and come back to take the lead. The Final Score was 35-21 Van Meter.

Western Dubuque Bobcat Football will be Back in Action Thursday Night vs Lewis Central at 7:00 PM and the UniDome! That will be here on 99.3 with Tony and Daniel

Colts 10 Patriots 6
Browns 33 Ravens 31
Vikings 27 Saints 19
49ers 34 Jaguars 3
Texans 30 Bengals 27
Steelers 23 Packers 19
Buccaneers 20 Titans 6
Lions 41 Chargers 38
Cardinals 25 Falcons 23
Seahawks 29 Commanders 26
Cowboys 49 Giants 17
Raiders 16 Jets 12
Broncos vs Bills 7:15 Tonight

College Football:
Michigan 24 Penn State 15
Ohio State 38 Penn State 3
Iowa 22 Rutgers 0
Northwestern 24 Wisconsin 10
Maryland 13 Nebraska 10
Illinois 48 Indiana 45
Purdue 49 Minnesota 30
Iowa State 45 BYU 13

College Basketball Scores:
Big Ten Men:
Purdue 87 Morehead State 57
Wisconsin 70 Tennessee 70
Ohio State 66 Texas A&M 73
Illinois 64 Oakland 53
Northwestern 71 Dayton 66
Maryland 61 Davidson 64
Penn State 74 Lehigh 65
Rutgers 69 Boston University 45
Iowa 98 Alabama State 67
Minnesota 102 Texas San Antonio 76
Michigan 92 Youngstown 62

Indiana 72 Army 64
Rutgers 66 Bryant 57
Maryland 63 Alabama Birmingham 66

Big Ten Women’s:
Nebraska 71 Wyoming 52
Penn State 107 Navy 44
Illinois 67 Marquette 71
Iowa 94 UNI 53
Maryland 76 South Carolina 114
Ohio State 108 IUPUI 58
Indiana 64 Stanford 96
Michigan State 99 Wright State 55
Minnesota 100 Chicago State 42
Northwestern 87 Omaha 69
Rutgers 56 Auburn 76
Purdue 67 Southern University 50

Iowa State Men:
Iowa State 86 Idaho State 55

Iowa State Women:
Iowa State 73 Drake 85

Men Tonight:
Michigan vs St Johns
Nebraska vs Rider
Purdue vs Xavier

Women Tonight:
Penn State vs Kansas
Iowa State vs Southern State