2015 Celebration Concert Series
11:43 am
Fri December 19, 2014

William Elliott Whitmore- Feb. 7, 2015 Vallillo/Holtz Performance Studio

William Elliott Whitmore

William Elliott Whitmore is an American blues singer and musician, hailing from Lee County, Iowa. He has recorded a number of albums released on Southern Records, and now is a member of the Anti Records family.

His act consists mostly of playing the banjo or guitar while singing, though on occasion he performs a cappella. While he has earned much acclaim from the folk, blues and alt-country communities, he is also rooted in the hardcore punk community.

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7:23 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

New Super Chemical to Fight Super Weeds

Farmers first saw herbicide resistant Pigweeds, like the one pictured here, emerge in Georgia in the nineties.
Credit (Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media)

Resistant Pigweeds are a Problem.

Pigweeds can grow up to seven feet tall and produce more than half a million seeds per plant, per season.

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Scores and Violations Detailed
3:36 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Restaurant Inspection Scores Available Online

Restaurant inspections are scored out of 100
Credit Edsel Little / Flickr Creative Commons

McDonough County restaurant inspection scores are once again available online -- though they're not on the McDonough County Health Department's website.

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Illinois Supreme Court Ruling
3:17 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Daniel Belknap Won’t Get a Third Trial

Daniel Belknap
Credit McDonough County Sheriff's Department

The Illinois Supreme Court said there is sufficient evidence to convict a McDonough County man of killing a young child.

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$331,193 from IFA
7:33 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Housing Grant for Southeast Iowa

The Iowa Finance Authority is investing more than $7.3-million in affordable housing initiatives across the state, including one in the southeast corner.

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125+ Years of Teaching Experience
7:08 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Keokuk Schools Approve Early Retirements

Decades of experience will be leaving the Keokuk School District a little sooner than anticipated.

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President Signs Bill
4:02 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Galesburg VA Clinic Named After Lane Evans

The Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Galesburg.
Credit T.J. Carson

Galesburg’s VA clinic will officially be named after the late Congressman Lane Evans.

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Bill Knight – December 18
2:13 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

We, Too, are Bidden

A Nativity scene
Credit Wiki Commons

A personal hero, newspaper columnist and labor activist Heywood Broun, was known for his progressive views and his passionate interests – from sports and books to poker and Christmas.

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Fire Damaged Building
1:22 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Hancock County Academy Temporarily Moved

The recently remodeled Kelly building is the temporary home of the Hancock County Academy.
Credit Screen cap of Google Maps Street View

The Hancock County Academy was forced to relocate in downtown Carthage after its home was damaged during a fatal fire last month next door at the Bentzinger Home Supply Store.

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Farm Policy
10:40 am
Wed December 17, 2014

The Proposed Spending Bill's Impact on Ag

Some South American researchers are developing fart backpacks to capture cow gas and turn it into green energy.
Credit Flickr

Congress' $1.1-trillion spending bill is on the way to President Obama's desk.

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