TSPR Local

Macomb's Chandler Park
11:58 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Signs Cluttering View of Park

Banners on the Chandler Park fence
Rich Egger
  • The city council discussion of the issue

Macomb is facing the same problem the Five Man Electrical Band sang about in 1971: “Signs, Signs, Everywhere there's signs, Blocking out the scenery, Breaking my mind.”

Macomb's issue is with all the signs being hung from the Chandler Park fence. It's a great location to hang a banner because it's right along the highway and across the street from the train depot. Numerous organizations have started placing banners there to promote various causes and events. But the city has a problem with the practice.

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Plans to Open Next Year
11:27 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

New Keokuk High School Option

  • Interview with KCA's Adam Brumbaugh

The head of Keokuk Christian Academy says the response to the school’s expansion plan has been very positive.

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Work to Get Underway Soon
11:02 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Fort Madison Façade Improvements

Downtown Fort Madison is in line for a make-over.

Local contractors will handle a majority of the upcoming improvements to downtown Fort Madison.

The city secured a $500,000 state grant to improve the facades of 13 buildings.  The property owners will contribute another $170,000 to the project.

The city chose to seek bids per category of work as opposed to going project by project so one contractor would handle all windows and doors while another would do the masonry, for example.

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Founder's Day Speech
8:09 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

WIU's Thomas: Let Us Not Forget

President Jack Thomas delivering the Founder's Day speech
WIU
  • The Founder's Day speech by WIU President Jack Thomas

Western Illinois University celebrated its founding by looking ahead to its future.  The annual Founder's Day ceremony was highlighted by President Jack Thomas, who delivered a 20 minute speech with the theme “Let Us Not Forget.”

“Let us not forget that we have an excellent history of providing access to a wide range of students, and we must remain an institution that is affordable,” Thomas said, adding that he considers WIU affordable when compared to peer institutions.

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Replacing Old & Damaged Trees
5:45 pm
Sat September 22, 2012

City Tree Farm Possible for Macomb

This field could be used to start a city-owned tree farm in Macomb
Rich Egger

Older cities generally have some older trees. A city council member suggested Macomb be prepared for the replacement process by starting a tree farm.

Alderman At Large Dennis Moon said Macomb could use some city-owned land just east of Oakwood Cemetery to plant the trees.

"The newer part of Oakwood needs some trees. The older part is losing a lot of its trees because of storm damage and they are getting some age on them," Moon said.

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