Here is the prettiest tree I have seen so far this fall...wish it was in my yard but it's just up the street, on the Northeast side of Cedar Rapids. The fall colors are one of the best things about this time of year, along with the Cardinals in the World Series, harvest, football, and my birthday! Have a great weekend.
99 percent of the time I love my Diesel pick-up and wouldn't trade it for anything. Today, however, is the 1 percent exception. While filling up one of our station vehicles with gas, I noticed the price was under $3 a gallon, which is great news. I also noticed the Diesel price was $3.73...sigh. One of these days maybe I'll go back to driving something that burns gas, until then if you want to enjoy the cheap gas you can fill up at Hawkeye Convenience store just up Old Marion Road from Broadcast Park and pay under 3 bucks!
Here are the games we'll feature tonight on the Football Night in Iowa Scoreboard Show. As always, we'll have scores from across the state, and the play-off pairings, but we'll talk to the coaches and get reports from these key match-ups as district titles and play-off spots are determined on the final regular season night of high school football. Join us around 10, after the Grinnell Mutual Game of the Week, Center Point-Urbana @ Mt. Vernon.
City High @ Kennedy
Cascade @ Dyersville Beckman
Louisa-Muscatine @ Mediapolis
Aplington-Parkersburg @ Dike-New
Alburnett @ Tipton
Lone Tree at
Lisbon – District Title – Jeff Hare, The Gazette: 319.551.2113
BGM @ Pekin
Meskwaki Stettlement @ Melcher-Dallas
On November 9th and 10th, thousands will gather at Vets Stadium in downtown CR to sleep outside in a carboard box as a way to raise money to help the homeless. All the money raised stays in Linn County and 100% of it goes to help the homeless. If you would like to get involved, there is still time to form a team and raise money. If nothing else, make plans to take time and stop out at Vets Stadium to take the event in, it's quite a sight to see and really an important evening to help those who are less fortunate. Find out more here, or check them out on Facebook.
Here is your picture of the week...and it's only Tuesday! Snow on Oct 22nd, could be a long winter! It was just starting to fall at Broadcast Park at 6:53 this morning when this was taken, enjoy!
Hailey Steimel is a courageous 17 year-old Cedar Rapids Prairie Student who needs a heart transplant. She is 17 year old twin who was born with a heart defect and is now in need of a heart transplant. She is currently in the PICU at the University of Iowa Hospital, where she has been since Aug. 19th. She had open heart surgery at age 1 and just recently had a heart pump or VAD implanted to aid her heart while she waits for the transplant. As you might imagine, the medical bills continue to add up so there are several events to help the family out. The first is tomorrow, with a breakfast at 7:30 at the Fairfax legion hall and a 5K run/walk at 9. Find all the details on the Hope 4 Hailey's Heart Facebook page here.
None other than former Hawk Matt Hughes! After spending two years as one of our regular analysts, #37 became the Head Football Coach at Clear Creek-Amana High School this year so there have been heavy demands on his time. He is in the middle of a re-building project with the football program there, in addition to adjusting to life at the Head Coach. Luckily for us, he is making time this Saturday to stop by Throttle Down Sports Bar and Grill in Tiffin after what we hope is a big Iowa win in Columbus, so make plans to stop by and join us. He'll be available for pictures and autographs, and of course offer his brilliant insight and analysis of what happened with the Hawkeyes! Of course, the Altorfer Cat Hawkeye Huddle hits the air about an hour after the game ends live from Throttle Down all season long. Speaking of Iowa vs Ohio State, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out one of the biggest keys for Iowa is the health of Mark Weisman. How strong that ankle is will go a long way in determining whether the Hawks have a shot at the upset. We'll learn more later today as Coach Ferentz meets the media at 12:45, so stay tuned to AM 600 WMT to hear what he has to say this afternoon.
It was a perfect day weather-wise for another extremely successful Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer. Mercy Medical Center and General Mills do such a great job with this event every year, and it touches my heart to see so many people show up to support such a great cause. Thank you for taking time out of your life to come help raise money to fight the awful disease that my Mom fought for 15 years before losing her battle in 2009. Because of your efforts, others will get to spend more time and celebrate more birthdays with their moms, grandmas, aunts and daughters. Here are the stats from the event: over 15,100 runners from 428 cities across 35 states and 4 countries. Over $300,000 raised to help nearly 800 women in Linn County gain access to breast care services. Words don't exist to describe the incredible emotion and support at this event every year, so hopefully a couple pics from the event will do the trick: