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8:56 am
Wed May 12, 2010

Child Abuse Numbers Remain High In Lee County

Keokuk, IA – There were 258 confirmed reports of child abuse in Lee County in 2009.

The number works out to three cases for every 100 children in the county. The rate is the 4th highest in the state of Iowa.

Elizabeth Moore is the president of the Child Abuse Prevention Council in Lee County. She says a confirmed case of child abuse can mean many things.

Moore says there are no clear signs as to why cases of child abuse are on the rise in Lee County. She says the abuse numbers have been up during good and bad economic times.

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WIUM Local
8:25 am
Wed May 12, 2010

Judge Touts Pre-School in Keokuk

Keokuk, IA – Governor Chet Culver made increasing accessibility to pre-school for all 4-year-olds a top priority of his administration. State grants have been awarded to 175 school districts in Iowa over the last three years.

The Statewide Voluntary Pre-school Program will continue for a fourth year. Applications are due on Friday, May 14 for the 2010-2011 phase of the program.

Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge says Iowa's $60-million investment in pre-school for four-year-olds is really paying off.

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6:07 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

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WIUM Local
3:48 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Downtown Facade Might Come Down

Macomb, IL – The red brick facade is all that remains standing of the building that burned down on Macomb's courthouse square on March 3. Now the building owner wants to tear down the facade.

Nelson Dieke, Inc filed a Certificate of Appropriateness application with the city on May 5. The application is necessary because - like the rest of the square - the building is in the city's downtown historic district.

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WIUM Local
2:47 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Galesburg School Board Re-Hires 20

Galesburg, IL – The Galesburg School Board has agreed to re-hire 20 staff members laid off by March's reduction in force, which eliminated 78 positions.

The board eliminated the positions due to uncertainty in grant and state funding, as well as performance and projected drops in enrollment.

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