Southeastern Community College (SCC) is in the midst of a multi-million dollar makeover, adding several new educational buildings to its campuses in West Burlington and Keokuk. Now, a four-story residence hall on the West Burlington campus has been added to the so-called "Building the Dream" campaign.
An art project by this fall's Artist-in-Residence at Knox College aims to capture the essence and variety of Galesburg. John Bakker, who's from Chicago, called his three-month effort the "Galesburg Portrait Project."
The Keokuk School Board has a new look following the Sept. 8 election as voters chose four new members to represent them. In the process, they removed a pair of incumbents and decided not to return a former board president to office.
The Emiquon Corps of Discovery describes itself as a group of volunteers trained to analyze with the mind of a scientist, see with the eyes of an artist, and speak with the words of a poet. And that's what they've done for 10 years on the 9,000 acre Emiquon Nature Preserve along the Illinois River near Lewistown.
Spoon River College owns the building needed for its new campus in Macomb. And there is plenty of parking available. What's missing is the construction money it hoped to get from the state for renovating the building.
Don Moffitt first served west-central Illinois in Springfield in 1993. Now he's calling it a career after his 12th term finishes up next year. The Gilson Republican announced at his annual picnic on Sunday that he isn't going to seek re-election next year.
A Burlington man will remain in prison after the Iowa Court of Appeals upheld his 2013 murder conviction. Chico Newman was charged with killing his wife, Crystal Newman, in their home in the early morning hours of Aug. 9, 2012.