Demolition en DMC to Demolish Vacant Building <p>A vacant building will soon be no more in Des Moines County.</p><p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 16:02:17 +0000 Jason Parrott 24819 at DMC to Demolish Vacant Building Hunziker Storage Building Gets Reprieve <p>A storage building owned by Chad Hunziker will be spared destruction. The Macomb City Council removed it from a list of buildings slated for demolition.<br /><br />Alderman-at-large Don Wynn says Hunziker&nbsp; has made a lot of improvements to the building.<br /><br />He says, &ldquo;I went out and looked at that building. And it&#39;s, from the outside of it, it&#39;s pretty secure. I mean, it&#39;s got a new roof on it&nbsp; (It) does have some problems.&rdquo;<br /><br />Fifth-ward Alderman Dave Dorsett says the progress must continue.<br /> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:31:43 +0000 James Lenz 18727 at Hunziker Storage Building Gets Reprieve A Perfect Implosion of Wetzel Hall <p>Wetzel Hall at Western Illinois University no longer exists -- except in the hearts and memories of those who lived and worked there. &nbsp;<br /><br />The 13-story building was imploded July 14 during an event that drew hundred of spectators. Many took part in a tailgate-style party in the sprawling parking lot known as Q-lot, which is just west of Wetzel. Many others gathered in the parking lot for the University Services Building, which is northeast of Wetzel.<br /><br />At 7:00 am, WIU Senior William Schmidt pushed down on the ceremonial plunger to start the implosion. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 00:09:46 +0000 Rich Egger 18293 at A Perfect Implosion of Wetzel Hall Keokuk to Repair Downtown Building <p>Keokuk is ready to do something about the former Flowers by Daryl building at 707 Main Street.</p><p>Code Enforcement Officer Kathie Mahoney says a majority of the building&rsquo;s exterior is in good shape, but she says the rear portion of the structure is basically gone.</p><p>The city has received one bid of just under $8,700 to repair the building.</p><p>Mayor Tom Marion says Keokuk does not want to see another vacant Main Street lot.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 12:01:18 +0000 Jason Parrott 14934 at Keokuk to Repair Downtown Building