Monmouth, IL – Warren County voters will be asked to approve a one percent sales tax hike this November to help fund the Monmouth-Roseville and United school districts.
The Warren County board agreed to put the measure on the fall ballot.
Monmouth-Roseville superintendent Paul Woehlke says the increased revenue can only be used for specific purposes. He says about half of it would go toward ongoing maintenance and repairs of the districts' buildings. The other half would be set aside as a contingency fund for any future, larger repairs.
Keokuk, IA – Vincennes resident Shawn Case used this week's board meeting to ask the supervisors for help with several local roads.
Case says the county should resume the rocking and grading of a platted road that leads to his home. He says he built his home along the road because the county was maintaining it many years ago.
Case would also like the county to address flooding in Vincennes. He says more ditches and culverts are needed, in particular, to deal with a creek that floods near the intersection of 175th Avenue and 319th Street.
Monmouth, IL – The students have spoken... and Monmouth College now has a physical mascot for the first time ever. A real, live person will dress up and attend campus and athletic events.
"Big Red" will make his official debut at athletic events this fall. The costume reflects the school's nickname, the Fighting Scots. Big Red is a gentleman whose eyebrows are pointed down, as if he's angry. But he also sports a big smile. He wears a Scottish kilt, sash and cape.