Written by John Kuhens on October 3, 2016


Iowa Wesleyan University celebrated homecoming this week, the Tigers hosted the University of Northwestern in football action Saturday and suffered a 25-18 loss to fall to 1-4 on the year. The Tigers will return to action next Saturday, they will host Saint Scholastica for a 12 pm kickoff.

Mt. Pleasant muscled their way over the West Burlington-Notre Dame Falcons Friday night 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.

West Burlington won the fresh-soph game 12-9 over MPHS by kicking a 30 yard field goal with no time left on the clock.

The West Burlington-Notre Dame JV team comes to Mt. Pleasant tonight to play the Panther JV on Evans Field at 6 p.m.


Two former Mt. Pleasant High School golfers are doing well for Simpson College at the Iowa Conference fall meet,

tied for 16th is Haley Booton,  shooting  88-82—170 total

In 19th place is Courtney Mabeus, who shot 85-87—172 total.  The final rounds of the tournament will be played next weekend.

The Iowa Wesleyan women’s soccer team hosted Webster University Saturday afternoon for their second match of conference play this season.   Wesleyan suffered a 12-0  loss, their next match will be Thursday when they will travel to St. Louis, Missouri to take on Fontbonne University.  The match is set to start at 6 pm.

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s soccer team hosted Webster University Saturday and were defeated 5-2.

The Iowa Wesleyan men’s soccer team had little rest from that match as they hosted Robert Morris University-Springfield Sunday afternoon. Iowa Wesleyan improved to 3-9-1 overall after shutting out the Eagles 1-0 in the win.  Tristen Dickerson scored his first goal of the season.

Iowa Wesleyan will return to action on Thursday, October 6, 2016. They will travel to St. Louis, Missouri to face Fontbonne University at 8 pm.  The Tigers overall record is now 3-9-1.

The Mt. Pleasant Middle School Cross Country team traveled to Washington Golf Course last Thursday and competed in the Demons Invitational.  The Mt. Pleasant Middle School girls placed 4th as a team with top finisher Cristina Carthey who finished 4th with a time of 13:22 on the 2 mle course.  Other scoring runners were, Anna Ostby(13), Abby Jalas(21), Kenna Lamm(22), and Marie Sitar(23) respectively.

The Panther Middle School boys were 5th as a team and led by top finisher Drake Snavely coming in 14th place with a time of 12:42.  The rest of the scoring Panthers were, Heath Brooks(23), Logan Lee(26), Nathan McWilliams(36), and Luke Ryon(39).

The Middle School Cross Country teams travel to Centerville on October 4th along with the Panther varsity teams.

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.