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General Alexander Macomb
5:37 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Macomb Highlights Historical Ties to Namesake

General Alexander Macomb
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September 11 marked the 200th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Plattsburg in upstate New York. General Alexander Macomb led the charge which made way for the ending of the War of 1812.

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Local Commentary - Holly Stovall
4:23 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Supporting Victims of Sexual Assault

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I’m a survivor of sexual assault.

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Will Work Remainder of School Year
3:03 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Galesburg School Superintendent Retiring

Galesburg School Superintendent Bart Arthur (right) after giving a long overdue diploma to Alva Earley this summer.
Credit Evan Temchin/Knox College

Galesburg Community Unit School District #205 will be looking for a new superintendent.

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Critics Complain of Privatization
6:36 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

U.S. Meat Inspection System in Disarray, Watchdogs say

The U.S. Department of Agriculture this year unveiled the first major overhaul of the nation's poultry-inspection system in more than 50 years.
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Jennifer Brdar’s dream job was to be a meat inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, watching out for unwary consumers and making sure the meat on their dinner tables was clean and disease-free.

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Supervisors Agree to Slow the Pace
6:20 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Calmer Tone for Lee County Consolidation Talks

The Lee County Board of Supervisors could bring in a structural engineer to study the condition of the county's courthouse in Fort Madison.
Credit Jason Parrott

For the first time in a long time, the Lee County Board of Supervisors discussed the idea of office consolidation and no one on the board or in the audience raised their voices or made disparaging remarks about someone or some group of people.

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