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2:24 pm
Fri May 21, 2010

Council To Decide Future Of Friendly House

Keokuk, IA – Keokuk now has permission to take down the house at 326 South 6th Street. The Friendly House is a deteriorating stone structure that is considered unsafe to occupy.

Keokuk's Riverfront Implementation Committee would like to utilize the stones on a variety of projects. That could only take place, though, after the property comes down.

7th ward alderwoman Susan Dunek says that is a great idea.

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Emphasis
1:34 pm
Fri May 21, 2010

Emphasis - May 21

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Diane Carson, who is a professor emerita at St Louis Community College. She was one of the featured speakers at the 17th Annual Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.

Carson has studied films for years. She says it's not unheard of for people to imitate the behavior they see in films. Carson says that raises concerns, especially because of the way women are often portrayed.

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Afternoon Edition
6:07 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

Afternoon Edition

Tri States News – Today's National, State and Local News for the Tri States

WIUM Local
3:54 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

Food from Farmers, Not Factories

Macomb, IL – Planning is underway to begin a food co-op in Macomb. It could open as soon as this fall.

Gordon Rands, member of the co-op steering committee, thinks the co-op would complement what's offered at places such as the Farmer's Market and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms.

"A co-op that sources local produce, among other things, could actually be an additional outlet for local producers," said Rand.

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WIUM Local
1:44 pm
Thu May 20, 2010

McDonough Co. Board Debates Salary Increases

Macomb, IL – The McDonough County Board's finance committee last week unanimously approved a three percent raise every year for the next four years for the Sheriff, Clerk and Treasurer. The increases would be in effect for their next four year terms.

But approval from the full county board didn't come as easily.

Board member Earl Godt expressed concern that the finance committee came up with what he described as an arbitrary number, and passed it without any data to back their decision.

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