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4:34 am
Wed March 22, 2006

Fort Madison Water Cost to Increase

Fort Madsion, IA – Water rates will soon be on the rise in Fort Madison. The city council has approved the final reading of a measure to increase all water rates, effective April 1. The monthly water bills for residential and commercial customers will increase by about 25%. City Manager Bill Kelly says the only change from the original plan is the wholesale rate offered to Rathbun Regional Water Association. He says that rate was to go up to $2.00/1000 gallons purchased. That will now be $1.80/1000 gallons.

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WIUM Local
3:47 am
Wed March 22, 2006

Results of Contested Primary Elections

Western Illinois – Primary elections were held throughout west-central Illinois on Tuesday. The Associated Press has declared that Andrea Zinga narrowly edged Jim Mowen in the Republican primary for Congress in the 17th District. Zinga will now get a rematch with Democratic Congressman Lane Evans, who defeated her two years ago. Here are the unofficial final numbers from the rest of the contested ballot items in the region:

McDONOUGH COUNTY SHERIFF - REPUBLICAN
Rick VanBrooker 69.51%
Rick Allaman 26.02%
Harry Hall 4.47%

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WIUM Local
1:15 am
Wed March 22, 2006

Carthage Gets Development Plan

Carthage, IL – The 336 Impact Study Committee for Carthage is now evaluating a 240-page report that suggests development guidelines for the area around where the town's interchange will be. Committee Chairman John Houston says the plan will try to put similar businesses together, create an industrial zone, and suggest guidelines for beautification in the 600-plus acre region. The study was paid for with a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation. Houston says the goal was to create good space for businesses while preserving an attractive entrance to the town from the highway.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Tue March 21, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
8:56 am
Mon March 20, 2006

Tourist Kiosk Delayed

Nauvoo, IL – Nauvoo aldermen have been waiting for about one year for information on a possible tourist kiosk that would be placed about three miles south of town. Mayor John McCarty says the structure would be paid for mainly from a Scenic Highways and Byways grant, with the city to provide some in-kind services. He says aldermen are still waiting for details about what kind of information could be placed on the kiosk. He says the composition of the council has changed greatly since the proposal was first suggested.

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