Carthage, IL – Hancock County residents will soon have more transportation options when going to the grocery store or a doctor's appointment. Starting June 1, the Hancock County Public Transportation System (HCPTS) goes online.
HCPTS was created due in part to survey results that were asked of residents shortly after a new dental clinic opened. In it, many said their biggest problem was getting to and from services offered in the county.
Macomb, IL – Nuclear weapons are in the news: The Secretary of State discussed nuclear weapons with NATO allies; the United States announced a change in its nuclear weapons policy, narrowing the circumstances under which it will use nuclear weapons. The U.S. and Russia just signed a new strategic arms reduction treaty, obligating both states to reduce the number of nuclear weapons it holds. Forty states are hosted in Washington for a discussion on controlling and reducing nuclear weapons.
Keokuk, IA – Keokuk will accept bids on May 3 for the reconstruction of about 12 blocks of Grand Avenue. The $3-million project also calls for the replacement of about 5000' of combined sewer lines running beneath the street.
The project is expected to get underway in mid-May. The bid documents call for substantially completion within 95-working days.
A working day is basically a day that weather or other circumstances does not keep the contractors off the job site. The city and its engineers would make that determination.
Fort Madison, IA – The Fort Madison Community Hospital is adding an outpatient rehabilitation center to the northeast corner of its complex along Highway 61. Spokeswoman Angie Budnik says the current center, inside the hospital, has outgrown its available space.
Hospital leaders have been planning this expansion for a few years.
Budnik says the new $5.4-million dollar center will feature a warm-water therapy pool and a walking track. She says the track will be open to the public.