It has taken longer than expected to raise the money needed for a new museum in Des Moines county. But the fundraising effort is picking up steam.
The Macomb Public Library and the Colchester District Library are receiving state funds for renovations and expansion.
Administrators within the Keokuk School District spent more time in the classrooms, last year, as part of a program aimed at observing teacher and student performance.
The 2011/2012 school year marked the second year for the eWalks program.
Business Manager Greg Reynolds says the program requires administrators to conduct brief, unannounced visits into classrooms throughout the district.