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2:59 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Patterson, WIU Reach Settlement

Macomb, IL – Former Western Illinois University head football coach Don Patterson says he and his lawyers have reached a resolution with the university.

A press release from WIU Athletics last September stated Patterson elected to step down due to health reasons. Patterson responded, saying that was completely false. He says the release was filled with fabricated quotes and misinformation.

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WIUM Local
9:10 am
Tue August 3, 2010

Keokuk Terminates Public Works Director

Keokuk, IA – Public Works Director Gerald Moughler was relieved of his duties with the city late Friday afternoon.

Moughler says the news caught him off-guard, especially with so many projects underway in Keokuk. The list includes street repairs, disaster clean-up, and sewer separation.

Mayor Tom Marion says he has the sole authority to hire and replace a public works director. He says he discussed the issue, though, with each member of the Keokuk City Council prior to informing Moughler of his decision.

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WIUM Local
10:05 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

No RES in Energy Bill

Macomb, IL – Despite all the talk of moving the US away from its reliance on fossil fuels, there is no Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) in the Senate's proposed energy bill.

The RES would require utilities to buy a certain amount of their power from renewable energy sources, such as wind farms, through 2025. The RES is being pushed by trade groups such as the American Wind Energy Association.

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WIUM Local
9:17 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Keokuk Water Tower 40% Complete

Keokuk, IA – General Manager Bill Cole says Keokuk Water Works' new storage tower is about 40% complete. The structure, at this point, looks like a 100' tall grain silo with no top.

Cole says actual rainstorms have been the only reasons for crews to stop working near the former Lincoln Elementary School.

Workers are currently attaching the base of the storage tank to the tower, which requires a great deal of welding.

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6:07 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

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