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10:17 pm
Tue January 3, 2006

New Fort Madison Leaders Take Office

Fort Madison, IA – Fort Madison's newest city leaders took the oath of office during Tuesday night's city council meeting. City Clerk Sue Mead opened the meeting by administering the oath of office to new mayor Steve Ireland. Ireland, in turn, swore in 2nd Ward Alderman Chris Greenwald and At Large Alderman Brad Randolph. Ireland, Greenwald, Randolph, and 4th Ward Alderman Neal Boeding were victorious in last November's city elections. Ireland says he wants to work on improving Fort Madison's image.

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6:06 pm
Tue January 3, 2006

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5:42 pm
Tue January 3, 2006

SE Iowa Port Authority Closer To Reality

Keokuk, IA – One Southeast Iowa mayor says a new economic development tool could be in place within the first few weeks of 2006. The Iowa legislature approved a proposal, during the 2005 session, that would allow cities and counties to create port authorities. These facilities allow businesses and industries to store items in warehouses and provide easier access to air, river, rail, and road transportation. Keokuk Mayor Dave Gudgel says after months of work, a port authority in Southeast Iowa could become a reality.

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WIUM Local
5:32 pm
Tue January 3, 2006

New Lee County Board Chairman

Fort Madison, IA – The Lee County Board of Supervisors has a new chairman. The board used its first meeting of 2006 to promote Supervisor George Morgan from Vice-Chairman to Chairman. Morgan replaces Rick Larkin, who served as chairman during 2005, the first year the board expanded from 3 to 5 members. Morgan says, last year, the 5 supervisors decided they would elect a new chairman as the start of each new year. Supervisor Larry Kruse, the lone Republican on the board, was elected Vice-Chairman.

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WIUM Local
4:45 pm
Tue January 3, 2006

Nauvoo-Montrose Ferry Suggested

Nauvoo, IL – A group from Montrose has proposed the idea of ferry service between there and Nauvoo. Nauvoo Mayor John McCarty says the group was seeking interest and possible support, but did not have a cost for the needed feasibility study. He says the delegation will try to come up with a cost and return to the Nauvoo City Council with more specific figures. McCarty says the ferry could help develop part of the town's riverfront. He says a group of Nauvoo area businessmen is looking into developing a dinner-cruise boat service which could be based in Nauvoo.

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