Emphasis - January 4
2:26 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

2013 in Southeast Iowa

Lee County Board of Supervisors Chairman Rick Larkin

This week on Emphasis, Jason Parrott’s guests are Lee County Board of Supervisors Chairman Rick Larkin, Des Moines County Board of Supervisors Chairman Tom Broeker and Keokuk Mayor Tom Marion.

Southeast Iowa in 2013 Emphasis

They talk about their goals for 2013.

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Emphasis – December 21
11:46 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Lee County Auditor Anne Pedersen Retiring

Lee County Auditor Anne Pedersen
Credit Robin Delaney - FM Daily Democrat

This week on Emphasis, Jason Parrott’s guest is Lee County Auditor Anne Pedersen, who is retiring after 30 years in office.

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Emphasis – December 14
11:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Macomb Public Library Fundraising Update

Macomb's Carnegie Library
Credit Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guests are Macomb Public Library Director Dennis Danowski and Capital Campaign Co-Chairs Melissa Inman and Judy Kerr.

They talk about the campaign to raise $794,025 by June 30, 2013. If that goal is met, the state will provide the library with a $2.38 million grant.

The nearly $3.2 million total will be used to build a two-story addition that will almost double the library’s space.

Kerr said this follows the model established when the community’s Carnegie Library was built in 1904.

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Emphasis – December 7
10:46 am
Fri December 7, 2012

McDonough County Transit Facility Nearly Complete

The west side of the newly renovated building
Credit Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guest on this week’s Emphasis program is Gary Ziegler, Transit Director for McDonough County Public Transportation. They provide an audio tour of the new Macomb/McDonough County Transit Facility along East Pierce Street in Macomb.

The agency is renovating the former Porcelain Products Company factory into a storage and maintenance garage. The building will also house offices for dispatchers and administrators.

Ziegler said the final price tag is expected to be $11.2 million - $11.3 million.

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Emphasis – November 30
11:06 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Burlington Renewable Energy Committee

Jerry Parks chairs Burlington's Renewable Energy Committee

This week’s guest is Jerry Parks, who is the chairman of the Burlington Renewable Energy Committee.  He and Public Radio’s Jason Parrott discuss the work of the committee and some long-term projects.

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