Written by John Kuhens on October 1, 2016


Mt. Pleasant muscled their way over the West Burlington-Notre Dame Falcons with a 21-14 win on Bill Nelson Field as WB-ND celebrated their homecoming.  Pat Canby rambled for 197 yards on 22 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the Panther effort.  He scampered 42 and 48 yards for his points.  Caleb Potts scored the other Panther TD on a 1 yard plunge, David Blancas kicked all 3 PAT’s and just missed on a 47 yard field goal attempt.  Mt. Pleasant rushed for 239 yards on the night and added 34 yards through the air.  The Falcons rushed for 75 yards and threw for 138.  Each team committed 2 turnovers.  Mt. Pleasant and West Burlington-Notre Dame are both 2-2 in the District and Mt. Pleasant’s playoff hopes stay alive with this win, but need to win some tough games down the stretch with a trip to Solon next Friday who whipped up on Ft. Madison 56-7 Friday night.  Then MPHS hosts Fairfield and closes the regular season going to Keokuk who seems to be the surprise team of the district this year.

West Burlington won the fresh-soph game Friday night 12-9 over MPHS by kicking a 30 yard field goal with no time left on the clock.   Mt. Pleasant’s points came on a touchdown catch by Rylan Seberg and a safety as WB-ND snapped the ball into the end zone.


Keokuk 16, Washington 12
Mount Pleasant 21, West Burlington 14
Oskaloosa 48, Fairfield 20
Solon 56, Fort Madison 7

West Liberty 35, Mediapolis 14
Williamsburg 46, Mid-Prairie 0

Centerville 26, Davis County 0
Central Lee 31, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 6

Highland 67, Van Buren Community 14
Regina, Iowa City 41, Wilton 17
Sigourney-Keota 52, Columbus Community 7
Wapello 41, Louisa-Muscatine 0

Lynnville-Sully 43, Pekin 14
Montezuma 49, Winfield-Mt. Union 7
New London 42, Cardinal, Eldon 0
North Mahaska, New Sharon won over  Danville (Forfeit)
Lone Tree 69, WACO, Wayland 13

Iowa City, West 59, Burlington 7
Prairie, Cedar Rapids 58, Ottumwa 7

The Iowa Wesleyan University Tigers have their homecoming football game today at 1 p.m. on Evans Field against the University of Northwestern Minnesota, you can tune into the live stream of the game with KILJ’S Koehler Wendt at

KILJ-FM 105.5 will bring you the Northwestern at Iowa homecoming game beginning at 9 a.m.

KILJ-AM will broadcast the Baylor at Iowa State football game beginning at 9 a.m.

UNI hosts Southern Illinois today.

Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released the volleyball regional tournament schedules.  Mt. Pleasant has a 1st round bye in Class 4A play and will host either Fairfield or Oskaloosa on October 25th at 7 p.m.  Teams in the upper part of the bracket are Grinnell, Newton and #2 ranked Marion.

Class 2A, #10 ranked Mediapolis has a 1st round bye and plays the winner of the Danville vs Van Buren-Harmony match October 24th at Mediapolis.  8th ranked North Cedar and 15th ranked Tipton are in the upper bracket.

Class 1A has 6th ranked Holy Trinity Catholic getting a 1st round bye, they will host a match on October 24th against the winner of the October 18th match WMU at Waco.  13th ranked New London hosts Burlington Notre Dame on the 18th of October and the winner advances to play the winner of the English Valleys vs Keota match at New London October 24th.  #9 ranked Iowa Valley is in the bottom part of the bracket.


Lacey-Keosauqua Fall 5 K and 10 K run & Trail Walk

Sunday, October 9th at 9:00 a.m.  Begins at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park Lodge

For registration, download form at or

Race day registration is available.

Sponsored by Friends of Lacey and Keosauqua Chamber of Commerce


Area hunters, sportsmen and women and those looking to get involved in outdoor activities are invited to a kick off social for Hook and Hunt University on October 4th at 6pm at Starr’s Cave Nature Center. Food will be provided.

Hook and Hunt University will be accepting participant applications and volunteers at the gathering on October 4th. The number of students accepted into the program will depend on the number of volunteers that sign up to help.

For more information about Hook and Hunt University or October 4th social at Starr’s Cave Nature Center, call Jeremy at (319) 572-6865 or search Aldo Leopold Pheasants Forever on Facebook.