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WIUM Local
11:22 pm
Sun December 18, 2005

Big Turnout for Troops in Keokuk

Keokuk, IA – More than 14 months ago, the 224th Engineer Battalion was mobilized as part of the global fight against terrorism. The nearly 500 members of the Fairfield-based unit are now back home with their families after spending the past year in Iraq. The troops were welcomed home during ceremonies held throughout southeast Iowa Saturday. In Keokuk, Wright Fieldhouse was filled with family members, friends, and supporters. Mayor Dave Gudgel said the community will do its best to remember the work done by the soldiers.

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WIUM Local
6:35 am
Sun December 18, 2005

Teen Camp Emphasizes Global Business

Macomb, IL – A new summer camp for high school students will emphasize both leadership and the global nature of modern business. The week-long session is sponsored by the Western Illinois Center for Entrepreneurship. Director Siddiq Shah says it will include features of other leadership camps, including communication, team-building and problem solving. However, he says one full day will be devoted to global business and resources. The week-long camp will include business, academic and political guest speakers.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 pm
Fri December 16, 2005

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WIUM Local
5:18 pm
Fri December 16, 2005

Soldiers Coming Home Saturday

Keokuk, IA – Nearly 500 soldiers will be honored across Southeast Iowa tomorrow morning. Welcome home ceremonies for the Fairfield-based 224th Engineer Battalion will be held in 5 communities at 11 AM. Mayor Dave Gudgel says the homecoming ceremony in Keokuk for Company C, Detachment 1, will last about 30 minutes. He says the ceremony at the high school will include live music, a choir, and several guest speakers. The buses carrying the soldiers to Keokuk from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will travel north on the Highway 61 bypass and then turn south on Highway 218.

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WIUM Local
5:16 pm
Fri December 16, 2005

Horse Diapers Might be the Rule

Nauvoo, IL – Navoo might require diapers on horses being used for the horse tours of town. Mayor John McCarty says when the nuisance committee met recently, the residue from numerous horse-drawn tours of the town was the first issue brought up. McCarty says horses being used by the LDS tours of Nauvoo are already being diapered, but others are not. He says it's hard to sell a town as a tourist destination when the streets aren't clean. McCarty says the committee will work up a draft ordinance requiring the diapers on horses pulling vehicles in the town.

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