Macomb, IL – A business leader stressed the need to adapt to change in a lecture at WIU. Troy Rice gave the Ferguson Lecture for the College of Business and Technology. He began work with Home Depot 15 years ago as an associate manager. Now he heads the North American division. Rice says listening to the customer and remaining flexible are needed for business success. He also suggested that most business failures are attributable to a lack of character, citing examples such as Enron.
Nauvoo, IL – A group of volunteers has restored a rest stop and picnic spot south of Nauvoo. The group pulled brush and cleaned out the seven waterfalls at the state-owned David's Chamber along Route 96. Volunteer Doug Knowles said the site is supposed to have been named for David Smith, son of the LDS prophet, who used it for relaxation and thinking after his father was killed in Carthage. Knowles says the effort will lead to a Friends of Nauvoo group, which will work on other similar projects.
Rushville, IL – Rushville is working to increase its water supply. Mayor Ron Shepherd says irrigation during this summer's drought has stressed the town's ability to keep enough in the water tower. The supply from the three existing wells has also dropped off. In addition, he says the opening of the prison near town could mean even more demand. The city is drilling a test well near the Illinois River that could provide more water. In addition, Shepherd says two of the present wells will be treated with an acid.