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11:11 am
Mon August 15, 2005

Nauvoo to Evaluate Transient Business Regulations

Nauvoo, IL – Nauvoo's City Council and Chamber of Commerce are working together to revise guidelines for transient businesses. Chamber President David Miller says his organization originally asked for the business regulations. However, he says the city has been having problems getting some of the merchants to renew. He says the chamber believes some guidelines are necessary. Miller says a committee is researching how other towns in the region deal with the problem. The chamber plans to have recommendations to the aldermen by next month.

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9:24 am
Mon August 15, 2005

Schools Seek Reorganization Advice

Hamilton, IL – Three Hancock County school districts have selected consultants to prepare a reorganization feasibility study. Former superintendents and consultants Lynn Hartweger and Bob Rogers will prepare the study which will outline various ways the districts could merge, including consolidation or convergence. Hamilton superintendent Steve Breckon says Rogers and Hartweger have done such studies previously. A state grant is expecated to cover the cost of the study. It's to be completed by March of next year.

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9:15 am
Mon August 15, 2005

Hancock County Seeks Ambulance Solution

Carthage, IL – Hancock County's Board Chairman will appoint a special committee this week. The group will make recommendations on how to keep ambulance service available in the county. The county holds the license for ambulance opeerations in Warsaw, LaHarpe, Carthage and the Augusta-Bowen area. Board member Ken Nudd says the county might have to go to a paid service to circumvent problems with the smaller number of volunteers able to take the training or make runs. The special committee is to make its recommendation to the full county board by November.

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3:14 pm
Fri August 12, 2005

Warren County Developers Sponsor Wind Tour

Monouth, IL – Two Warren County agencies will sponsor a tour of wind power sites later this month. The Western Illinois Economic Development Partnership and Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau are organizing the Aug. 24 trip. They're inviting county board members, zoning board members, and interested citizens to tour the Mendota Hills Wind Farm. A stop is also planned at Bureau Valley High School, where a wind turbine is already operating. Jolene Willis of the economic development partnership says one wind farm is already being planned for northern Warren County, and others are likely.

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9:18 am
Fri August 12, 2005

Village Might End Cable Service

Versailles, IL – Residents of a west-central Illinois town should find out before the end of next month whether they'll continue to have cable television service. Versailles village board trustee David Hoelscher says Cass Cable TV asked for a new franchise from the village. The old one expired more than 4 1/2 years ago, though cable tv service did continue. However, Hoelscher says the city is giving the company 30 days to come to a franchise agreement or it will tell the company to cease operations in the town. The village asked for a five percent franchise fee.

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10:42 pm
Thu August 11, 2005

Keokuk Looks To Sell Property

Keokuk, IA – The Keokuk City Council will hold a public hearing August 18th to allow residents to weigh in on the sale of part of a city park. The city has been offered more than $360,000 for about 3 acres of Tolmie Park. Mayor Dave Gudgel says the lot must be used for commercial or retail purposes. He says the deal would bring in jobs and make Keokuk more of a destination location. The council has discussed using some of the money to improve the city's parks.

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4:30 pm
Thu August 11, 2005

Illinois Ag Director Happy with Budget

Good Hope, IL – Illinois Agriculture Director Chuck Hartke believes his department fared well in this year's state budget. The agency will get more than $100 million. Hartke says the budget includes more money for a program to teach children across the state about agriculture. He says most children live in urban areas and thus don't gain much exposure to the agriculture industry, which is directly or indirectly related to one out of every four jobs in the state.

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2:39 pm
Thu August 11, 2005

WIU Trustee Resigns

Macomb, IL – Bill Edley is stepping down from the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees because he's taken a job with the Illinois Department of Corrections. State employees are not allowed to serve on the board. Edley was named to Western's board late last year. The former state lawmaker was supposed to serve until 2011. It will now be up to the governor to appoint a replacement. No timetable is set for doing so. In his new job, Edley will work with the DoC budget. He will be paid $95,000 per year.

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6:45 pm
Wed August 10, 2005

New Keokuk Catholic Schools Administrator

Keokuk, IA – Mike Ellerman has been serving as Keokuk Catholic Schools Administrator for a little more than a month. He says he has been trying to meet with families and members of the community since he took the job. He says several changes are in store for Cardinal Stritch and St. Vincents, including a new pre-school and day care. Registration for Keokuk's Catholic Schools will take place next week.
You can hear a portion of Jason Parrott's interview with Mike Ellerman by clicking on the audio link above.

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WIUM Local
6:45 pm
Wed August 10, 2005

New Keokuk Catholic Schools Administrator

Keokuk, IA – Mike Ellerman has been serving as Keokuk Catholic Schools Administrator for a little more than a month. He says he has been trying to meet with families and members of the community since he took the job. He says several changes are in store for Cardinal Stritch and St. Vincents, including a new pre-school and day care. Registration for Keokuk's Catholic Schools will take place next week.
You can hear a portion of Jason Parrott's interview with Mike Ellerman by clicking on the audio link above.

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