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Mike Augspurger Columns
Former Business Editor
Mike Augspurger died Nov. 27, 2007

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Family lucky to be alive

published online: 11/24/2007

The post-harvest bin-buster became a family's near-death experience. Hillsboro grain elevator neighbors escaped death ... Read More
Grandma cashes in before boat closes

published online: 11/17/2007

So engrossed in the rolling numbers, Amanda Moore was startled by my voice and turned to safeguard the white purse sitti ... Read More
Pumpkin tax? Good grief!

published online: 11/3/2007

Charlie Brown would have summed up Iowa's tax on pumpkins the best way: Good grief! What could be compared to the fede ... Read More
Region review

published online: 10/27/2007

The 215-mile journey Friday afternoon served as a testament of industrial growth, rebirth of some Main Streets and safer ... Read More
Asian Star razed

published online: 10/13/2007

What remained of the former Asian Star restaurant gutted by fire in 2006 was demolished last week and the city of Burlin ... Read More
Woman looking for skateboarders' room

published online: 10/6/2007

Lisa Martinet of Lee County believes an indoor skateboard park would work well in Burlington. In February, she closed ... Read More
Siemens' workers lauded for role in new plant

published online: 9/22/2007

The cream of the crop was the first to eat at Friday's lunch. Perhaps it wasn't unusual for workers to eat before b ... Read More
Champion observes

published online: 9/16/2007

Expect to see a lot of cars this afternoon parked at the factory that has made Champion Spark Plugs for a half-century i ... Read More
GE transition continues; Deery expands

published online: 8/26/2007

Mike Augspurger, Business Editor General Electric announced last fall that 300 positions in its West Burlington pla ... Read More
Chasing rumors, reporting facts

published online: 8/19/2007

Mike Augspurger, The Hawk Eye Part of my job as business editor is to check rumors, hearsay and possible mayhem in ... Read More
Renovating depots; Fort Madison hero

published online: 7/29/2007

Readers have commented they enjoyed last week's stories about railroad depots in the area. We began working on thos ... Read More
Lumber yard closes; fruit trees are bare

published online: 7/15/2007

Mike Augspurger, The Hawk Eye Fullerton Lumber Co. in West Burlington seemingly has been around forever. Since ... Read More
Crops look great; this and that

published online: 7/8/2007

One can't help but notice that most of the region's corn and soybeans look great. Consultants working with the Iowa ... Read More
Some pets can play for keeps

published online: 7/1/2007

The sign on my cabin's door says "Beware of Cat." I used three stick-on letters to convert a Beware of Dog sign to warn ... Read More
Kicking blame on milk prices

published online: 6/17/2007

The dairy cows sometimes kicked Dad when he bent down and attached the sucking stainless steel milker to their udders. ... Read More

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