Cost Concerns, Lack of Need
6:09 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

McDonough County Dive Rescue Team Disbanded

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The McDonough County Board Finance Committee decided against providing funding for the sheriff department’s dive rescue team.

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Additional Revenue Means More Features
2:38 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Lee County Fair Opens, Looking to Grow

Kid's Day at the Lee County Fair in Donnellson
Credit www.facebook.com / Lee County Fair

The oldest county fair in Iowa is now underway and organizers are trying to make sure it continues for decades to come.

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Illinois Medical Marijuana
12:27 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Medical Marijuana Zoning in Galesburg

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Galesburg city council members are reviewing new zoning rules that accommodate medical marijuana facilities.

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TomCat Reunion
11:43 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Rekindling Old Connections in Macomb

The former Grin and Beer It. The building later served as the children's library. It was torn down this month as part of the Macomb Public Library expansion.
Credit Tom Carper

Tom and Gayle Carper of Macomb have more than 1,000 photos from the years when Tom owned bars in town.  They decided the pictures should be shared and started posting them to Flickr and Facebook.

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Contingent on Sales Tax Approval
8:14 am
Thu July 10, 2014

MODOT Could Elevate Flooded Highway in Clark County

Highway 61 between Alexandria, Mo. and the Iowa state line remains closed due to flooding.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Improvements could be made to a highway in Clark County that is prone to flooding, as long as voters support a new sales tax next month.

The stretch of Highway 61 between Alexandria, Mo. and the Iowa state line runs near the intersection of the Des Moines and Mississippi Rivers.

It is shut down at the moment because flood water has overtaken the road.  MoDOT must inspect the road once the water has receded before it can be re-opened.

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16 Years with Department
5:31 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Beavers Named Des Moines County Attorney

New Des Moines County Attorney Amy Beavers
Credit www.facebook.com

Des Moines County’s new top prosecutor is already planning to make some changes.

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Courtney Questions Promotion, Delivery
5:30 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Iowa Senator Wants Answers About Veterans Programs

State Senator Tom Courtney (D-Burlington) wants to know why military veterans are not aware of what Iowa has to offer.

There seems to be a disconnect between what the Iowa Legislature has been doing for military veterans and the public’s awareness of it.

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Bill Knight – July 10
11:02 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Playing Politics Instead of Addressing Challenges

The U.S. Capitol
Credit Wikimedia

Six years ago this week, when George W. Bush was still President, terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, killing six.

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Started Almost a Year Ago
9:57 am
Wed July 9, 2014

WIU Art Labeling Project Almost Complete

Sculpture in front of Hainline Theatre.
Credit Frannie Smith

Retired Western Illinois University professor  Gil Belles is patiently waiting for the completion of his campus art labeling project.

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State Grant
6:45 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Monmouth Plans Improvements for Citizen's Lake

Citzen's lake
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Monmouth will know by the end of the year if it has received a $400,000 state grant.

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