Jim Lenz http://tspr.org en Carthage Alderman Resigns http://tspr.org/post/carthage-alderman-resigns <p>Carthage is looking for someone willing to serve on the city council.<br><br>Second-ward Alderman Jim Fink resigned his seat on the city council this week. He had served in that capacity for two years.<br><br>He was forced to step down after moving outside the city limits.<br><br>Mayor Jim Nightingale says Fink has suggested a possible successor.<br><br>Nightingale says, “He has a person in mind, which I haven't talked to yet. But, hopefully, I'll have somebody on board by the second meeting in September.”<br><br>The mayor did not identify the candidate.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:28:46 +0000 Jim Lenz 20757 at http://tspr.org Carthage Alderman Resigns Financial Challenges for Earp Birthplace http://tspr.org/post/financial-challenges-earp-birthplace <p>Wyatt Earp was born in Monmouth on March 19, 1848. The birthplace of the famous lawman has been maintained to the present day.<br /><br />Earp is best remembered for the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The board of the Wyatt Earp Birthplace faces a very different kind of fight.<br /><br />Audie Durand is the volunteer curator for the site. Each year it hosts a re-enactment of the famous gunfight. This year the board wasn&#39;t sure it could afford it.<br /><br />She says, &ldquo;Even as late at June 1st we were having to decide whether or not to have the shoot-out on August 4th.&rdquo; Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:14:57 +0000 Jim Lenz 18940 at http://tspr.org Financial Challenges for Earp Birthplace Hot Days in Store for Carthage Celebration http://tspr.org/post/hot-days-store-carthage-celebration <p>Carthage will take some extra measures to make sure festivities this week don&#39;t become &ldquo;too hot.&rdquo;<br /><br />The city is expecting larger than usual crowds for the Independence Day celebration. This year the city is also marking the 175th anniversary of its founding.<br /><br />Temperatures will peak in the 90s for the rest of the week.<br /><br />Carol Carr is a member of the celebration committee.&nbsp; It will provide sites where people can escape the heat.<br /> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:47:59 +0000 Jim Lenz 17734 at http://tspr.org Hot Days in Store for Carthage Celebration Shamrock Acres Doesn't Meet Deadline http://tspr.org/post/shamrock-acres-doesnt-meet-deadline <p>Owner Larry O&#39;Hern had one year to complete the permitting process for Shamrock Acres.&nbsp; He did not meet the deadline.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:17:24 +0000 Jim Lenz 16680 at http://tspr.org Shamrock Acres Doesn't Meet Deadline Annual Tree Planting Honors Former Tree Board Member http://tspr.org/post/annual-tree-planting-honors-former-tree-board-member <p>The oak tree planted in Macomb&#39;s Chandler Park this year has a plaque at its base. The plaque honors the late Bob Swanson.<br /><br />Swanson was a nurseryman who grew his beyond his profession into volunteering to&nbsp; plant trees in Macomb.<br /><br />He was one of the original members of the city&#39;s Tree Board 20 years ago.<br /><br />Former Mayor Tom Carper appointed him at that time.<br /> Fri, 11 May 2012 20:36:00 +0000 Jim Lenz 14901 at http://tspr.org Annual Tree Planting Honors Former Tree Board Member