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8:39 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Bank Donation Thanks Firefighters

Macomb, IL – The Macomb Fire Department is receiving a big "Thank you" for the work it did to extinguish a smoky fire on the courthouse square.

Citizen's Bank gave the department a check for $10,000. The bank is located next door to the building that burned down on March 3.

The bank's Todd Lester says Citizen's sustained smoke damage but it could have been worse.

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WIUM Local
7:24 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Projects Delayed In Lee County Road Plan

Fort Madison, IA – The mix of snow, ice, and rain this winter did some serious damage to rural roads throughout Iowa. Lee County, for example, has seen its fair share of frost boils, potholes, and giant ruts.

The county's secondary roads department has been trying to keep up with the repairs and maintenance and stay under budget.

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Afternoon Edition
6:07 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Afternoon Edition

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

WIUM Local
2:30 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Knox President To Retire

Galesburg, IL – Dr. Roger Taylor was a retired lawyer when Knox College asked him to become the school's next president.

Taylor accepted, and came out of retirement. Ten years later, he plans to retire again. He'll step down in June 2011, concurrent with the college's 175th anniversary.

He says it's a good time to step down as the school enters what he calls a "new round of strategic planning." It also just went through re-accredidation.

But above all, Taylor says it's time for he and his wife to kick back and relax.

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Shop Talk
1:29 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Shop Talk - April 6

Macomb, IL – The panelists talk about Mike James' proposal to improve local broadcast news. James is editor of NewsBlues.com.

Some of his suggestions are serious, such as requiring the owners of every TV and radio station to reapply for broadcast licenses. He says new licenses should be issued only to individuals or local ownership groups.

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