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Keokuk Cancels Hearing; Dispatch Deal Reached?

It appears a deal has been reached that will ensure 911 calls from Keokuk continue to be answered by Lee County's centralized emergency dispatch center (LeeComm). The proof comes in the fact that the city asked for and received permission to cancel an upcoming court hearing on the matter.
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The nights were often worse for Gabriel, even after long days working on the production line at a pork slaughterhouse in Nebraska. He had nightmares that the line – what the workers call "the chain" – was moving so fast, that instead of gutted hogs flying by, there were people.

Dan Boyce/Rocky Mountain PBS for Harvest Public Media

On the worst day of Greta Horner's life, she was dressed in a burlap robe, waiting by the window for her husband to come home from work.

The Keokuk City Council signed off on an early retirement agreement with  Finance Director John Russell. The move should allow Keokuk to have enough money to cover the salary of new City Administrator Aaron Burnett during the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2016.

Waco, Texas television station KWTX was interviewing former Baylor University president and chancellor Ken Starr when Starr’s crisis management expert interrupted, pulled him aside, and then had the reporter re-ask a question so Starr could give a more polished answer.  The station decided to air (and post) the entire exchange, giving the audience a chance to see how the consultant’s advice altered Starr’s response.

The 5th Annual Snake Alley Festival of Film is scheduled for June 23-25 at the Capitol Theater in downtown Burlington. As the event has grown, so has Tadd Good's role.

Freshman Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) said he will support Donald Trump if the businessman/TV celebrity ends up as the Republican presidential nominee.  LaHood made his comments during an interview with Tri States Public Radio that also touched on a number of other topics, including Amtrak funding.

Downtown Macomb Transformed into a Public Art Gallery

Jun 20, 2016
Breanna Descourouez

Macomb has been known for its historic downtown square for years. Some new changes have been added to the scenery. 10 sculptures have been installed around downtown Macomb to give the town an updated look. Some of the sculptures even have a bit of a futuristic look to them.

Illinois City Tells State To Pay Prison Water Bill

Jun 17, 2016

  Water from the city of Mount Sterling is flowing to Western Illinois Correctional Center, but money to pay for that water isn't flowing back from the state. Illinois owes the city of 2,000 people more than $300,000.

T.J. Carson

Jennifer Hamm, Assistant Superintendent of Finances for the  Galesburg School District, said the district needs to get every bit of revenue possible as it faces uncertainty over state funding.  Illinois lawmakers have yet to approve a spending plan for the fiscal year that begins in two weeks.

www.cityofkeokuk.org

A local bank is blaming the city of Keokuk for contributing to its private plane being sold without its permission. So State Central Bank is suing the city, the firm that manages Keokuk’s airport (Lindner Aviation), and its owner (Greg Gobble).

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The Matchsellers- 7:00pm October 8, Vallillo/Holtz Performance Studio

The Matchsellers is a bluegrass duo that began in the streets of former East Germany and now crisscrosses the US Interstate system year-round. In 2012, Julie Bates and Andrew Morris met while working as English teachers in Leipzig, Germany. Bates is a classically trained violinist from Kansas City, and Morris grew up playing electric blues guitar in the dive bars of Warsaw, Indiana. They found common ground in the music of their homeland and developed a tight yet gritty bluegrass style. In...
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Upcoming Program Changes on TSPR

Effective July 1, 2016, we are ending our affiliation with American Public Media and Public Radio International. That means a number of programs will be leaving our airwaves.

TSPR will be visiting local farmer's markets this summer!

We'll also be handing out TSPR Farmer's Market totes to help handle all your produce while you shop!

Issues and Ale: Getting the Lead Out

Learn what happened at the May 12th Issues & Ale in Galesburg, IL

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http://thematchsellers.com/

The Matchsellers- 7:00pm October 8, Vallillo/Holtz Performance Studio

The Matchsellers is a bluegrass duo that began in the streets of former East Germany and now crisscrosses the US Interstate system year-round. In 2012, Julie Bates and Andrew Morris met while working as English teachers in Leipzig, Germany. Bates is a classically trained violinist from Kansas City, and Morris grew up playing electric blues guitar in the dive bars of Warsaw, Indiana. They found common ground in the music of their homeland and developed a tight yet gritty bluegrass style. In...
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Brian Seifferlein/Harvest Public Media

The meatpacking plants that enable American consumers to find cheap hamburger and chicken wings in the grocery store are among the most dangerous places to work in the country. Federal regulators and meat companies agree more must be done to make slaughterhouses safer, and while there are signs the industry is stepping up its efforts, danger remains.

Brian Seifferlein/Harvest Public Media

The nights were often worse for Gabriel, even after long days working on the production line at a pork slaughterhouse in Nebraska. He had nightmares that the line – what the workers call "the chain" – was moving so fast, that instead of gutted hogs flying by, there were people.

Dan Boyce/Rocky Mountain PBS for Harvest Public Media

On the worst day of Greta Horner's life, she was dressed in a burlap robe, waiting by the window for her husband to come home from work.

Swarm Season has Beekeepers Hunting for New Hives

Jun 14, 2016
File: Brian Seifferlein/Harvest Public Media

Late spring is swarm season, the time of year when bees reproduce and find new places to build hives. Swarms of bees leave the nest, flying through the air, hovering on trees, fences and houses, searching for a new home.

Kristi Koser for Harvest Public Media

At the grocery store, processed foods such as cereal, crackers, and candy usually maintain the same price for a long time, and inch up only gradually. Economists call these prices "sticky" because they don't move much even as some of the commodities that go into them do.

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