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12:19 pm
Mon October 31, 2005

Iowa - 2005 City Elections - Keokuk 7th Ward

Keokuk, IA – There are many candidates seeking office in the upcoming city elections throughout Southeast Iowa. One race is for a seat on the Keokuk City Council representing the 7th Ward. The 7th ward includes the northern portion of the city, to the east of Main Street. Two candidates filed paperwork to represent the residents living there. They are incumbant Susan Dunek and former council member John Jobe.

You can hear Jason Parrott's preview of the race in Keokuk's 7th ward by clicking on the audio link above.

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WIUM Local
12:07 pm
Mon October 31, 2005

Flu Vaccination Clinics in Lee County

Fort Madison, IA – Lee County residents will have several opportunities to receive flu vaccines during the month of November. The Lee County Health Department has scheduled 5 public flu vaccination clinics during the first three weeks of the month. Community Health Director Michelle Ross says the vaccines are available to all residents. She says it is recommended that residents receive the vaccine during the month of November. The cost during one of the clinics is $18. Ross says the health department received about 1700 doses of flu vaccine.

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WIUM Local
11:46 am
Mon October 31, 2005

Vigil Will Honor Those Killed in Iraq

Macomb, IL – A 33-hour memorial vigil will be held on the W.I.U. campus to honor the soldiers and citizens killed during the on-going fighting in Iraq. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday November 1 and will conclude on Wednesday evening November 2. It will be held in the Campus Commons area near Stipes Hall. Afterwards, a panel discussion will be held in the University Union Grand Ballroom. Graduate student Jason Reitz organized the event. He says the names of fallen soldiers will be read and a small American flag will be placed in the ground after each name is announced.

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WIUM Local
9:14 am
Mon October 31, 2005

Chamber Plans Marketing Campaign

Carthage, IL – The Carthage Chamber of Commerce is working on a marketing campaign for the town that recognizes the effect Route 336 will have when it passes the town. Member Bill Pyatt says the basic thrust will be to stress qualify of life, including housing, schools and available health care. He says there must also be a balance between attracting new shoppers and convincing Carthage resident to continue to "shop at home." Pyatt says the chamber will view a presentation on a proposed marketing campaign early Friday.


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WIUM Local
7:46 pm
Fri October 28, 2005

Hancock School Convergence Being Planned

Carthage, IL – Three Hancock County school districts want to form a joint high school district. Under a petition filed with the regional school superintendent, Carthage, LaHarpe and Dallas City would each form an elementary district. Superintendent Bob Baumann has scheduled a hearing on the issue Nov. 30. Preliminary plans by the Committee of Ten call for using the current Carthage High School to house the projected 480 students. LaHarpe Superintendent Jo Campbell says the districts would eventually try to pass a bond issue for a new school building.

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