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WIUM Local
3:58 am
Thu March 2, 2006

New Trustees Prepare for First Meeting

Macomb, IL – The three new trustees at WIU were on-campus recently for a briefing and meetings with campus constituencies. Steven Nelson is an attorney in Moline. Bob Cook and Bill Griffin are retired professors from the Macomb campus. All three believe much of their focus in coming board meetings will be on developing the Quad Cities campus, where they believe much of the university's growth will occur. Cook says a state grant for planning a performing arts center is a good indication that construction funds will come.

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Emphasis
12:20 am
Thu March 2, 2006

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March 2, 2006 – Jason Parrott talks to Chuck Betts of the Southeast Iowa Regional Economic Development Consortium.

WIUM Local
6:15 am
Wed March 1, 2006

The Traveling Trophy

Macomb, IL – Last fall, the Chicago White Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1917. Baseball fans got a chance to share in the celebration when the World Series trophy came to Macomb. It was on display for several hours at the US Cellular store on East Jackson Street and was later displayed at Western Hall. The trophy stands two feet tall, weighs 30 pounds, and is donned with 30 flags representing each team in Major League baseball. Fans began lining up outside the the US Cellular store more than an hour before the trophy was scheduled to go on display.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Wed March 1, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
4:45 am
Wed March 1, 2006

Hamilton Closer To New Flood Plain Map

Hamilton, IL – Hamilton is a step closer to identifying the flood risk faced by some of its residents. The city's current flood plain map has been in place for neary 25 years. About 5 years ago, the city started working to upgrade that document. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has unveiled its new preliminary flood insurance rate map. The primary focus is on the areas where Railroad and Chaney creeks branch into the city. FEMA spokesperson Eric Kuklewski says this map will show residents the flood risk facing their properties.

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