Iowa early News Headlines: Friday, June 7th 2013


June 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A John Deere plant in Dubuque has laid off 65 employees in its manufacturing section. Waterloo television station KWWL reportsthe employees at John Deere Dubuque Works were notified yesterday. The layoffs are effective June 24th. John Deere spokesman Ken Golden says the layoffs were according to seniority.

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — Funeral services are being held this afternoon for James Wilson, the publisher of western Iowa’s Carroll Daily Times Herald newspaper for 36 years. Services begin today at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Carroll.

OSCEOLA, Iowa (AP) — The board that regulates gambling in Iowa is accepting applications for a proposed casino in Cedar Rapids through September 3rd. Voters in Linn County approved a gambling referendum in March and developers are proposing to build a $100 million casino. The five-member Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission also will hire a consultant to conduct a statewide market study to look at the impact of adding casinos in Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michael Annett has always cherished racing at his hometown track in Des Moines, Iowa. Annett’s latest trip to Iowa Speedway will mark a major milestone in his comeback from a gruesome injury. When the NASCAR Nationwide series runs in Iowa tomorrow night, the 26-year-old Annett will race for just the third time since fracturing and dislocating his sternum in February.