WIUM Local
11:34 am
Sun June 25, 2006

Macomb Celebrates Its 175th

Macomb, IL – Heritage Days has become a tradition for the final weekend of June in Macomb. This year's festivities took on special meaning because the city is celebrating its 175th anniversary. The weather was nearly perfect, with blue skies and daytime highs in the lower 80s. The grand marshal for the Saturday morning parade was former Mayor Bob Anstine. Heritage Days began during his administration. The parade also featured war veterans, marching bands, and service groups.

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WIUM Local
8:54 am
Sun June 25, 2006

Macomb Celebrates Its 175th

Macomb, IL – Heritage Days has become a tradition for the final weekend of June in Macomb. This year's festivities took on special meaning because the city is celebrating its 175th anniversary. The weather was nearly perfect, with blue skies and daytime highs in the lower 80s. The grand marshal for the Saturday morning parade was former Mayor Bob Anstine. Heritage Days began during his administration. The parade also featured war veterans, marching bands, and service groups.

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WIUM Local
8:50 am
Sun June 25, 2006

Macomb Celebrates Its 175th

Macomb, IL – Heritage Days has become a tradition for the final weekend of June in Macomb. This year's festivities took on special meaning because the city is celebrating its 175th anniversary. The weather was nearly perfect, with blue skies and daytime highs in the lower 80s. The grand marshal for the Saturday morning parade was former Mayor Bob Anstine. Heritage Days began during his administration. The parade also featured war veterans, marching bands, and service groups.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Fri June 23, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
3:50 am
Fri June 23, 2006

Road Backers to Discuss Options

Bushnell, IL – Bushnell citizens and backers of one of the alternate routes for Route 336 are expected to meet next week to discuss their options. The road between Peoria and Macomb could come as close as 1.5 miles to Bushnell, or it might pass several miles to the south. Aldermen have voted to support the nearer approach. Steve Hess of Citizens for a Responsible Alignment says that more northerly route would cost an extra $40 million. Part of that would be land cost, but Hess says much of the extra cost would go for constructing bridges over a dozen or more streams.

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Emphasis
11:43 am
Thu June 22, 2006

Emphasis

June 22, 2006 – Jason Parrott talks to biologist Steve Johnson of the US Army Corps of Engineers about channel maintenance plans for the Mississippi River from Keokuk to north of Burlington.

WIUM Local
10:54 am
Thu June 22, 2006

Henderson County Man Will Run for State Rep

Macomb, IL – Democrats have now chosen a candidate to run for state representative in western Illinois' 94th District. The district's Democratic county chairmen met in Macomb Thursday night and agreed to slate Gail Russell. He lives on a farm south of Biggsville and is co-chairman of the Henderson County board. He's been on the board for eight years. Russell says if he's elected to the statehouse, he'll work to make healthcare more affordable for the self-employed.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Thu June 22, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
4:19 am
Thu June 22, 2006

Des Moines County Dems Choose Candidate

Burlington, IA – Des Moines County Democrats named Jeff Heland as their nominee for the Board of Supervisors. He's likely to be unopposed in November. County Democratic Chairwoman Stacey Wachter says Heland, Ben Diewold and board chairman Ed Blow all received less than 35 percent of the vote in the primary. That's why the party had to hold a special convention this week to choose its candidate.

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WIUM Local
4:07 am
Thu June 22, 2006

Fulton County Prepares for Mining Expansion

Lewistown, IL – The Fulton County Board is expecting a sharp upswing in strip mining. It's formed an ad hoc committee that will try to protect the interests of the county and its residents. Board member Doug Manock chairs the group that will try to work with mining applicants. He says the applicants are likely to work with the committee because its support might help them get their state mining permit. Manock says the committee has now real power but can make recommendations to the county board and to the state's Office of Mines and Minerals.

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