TSPR Local

Weather and Weeds are topics
10:35 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Agronomy Day Offers Look at Research

Western Illinois University's Agronomy Day will feature two topics that can make or break a farming operation-weather and weeds.

Dr. Mark Bertrands is one of the speakers. He says winter annual weeds got a head start due to early warm weather this year

He also says, “The other challenge that I've seen is that we had several periods where it was quite dry and many times we put down pre-emergence herbicides that keep the weeds from coming up. Many of those failed. Put some pressure on the herbicides we applied later on to take care of what was missed the first time.”

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$10-million+ Goal
10:59 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Culver-Stockton College Fundraising

Culver-Stockton College President Dick Valentine
  • Interview with Dick Valentine

Culver-Stockton College is looking for help in improving its campus and stabilizing its future.

President Dick Valentine says it has been 21 years since C-SC conducted a capital campaign. 

He says the timing is right based on the amount of work to do around its campus in Canton, MO.

The Board of Trustees agreed to begin the “silent” phase of the capital campaign last year.  The result has been more than $8-million dollars raised.

Valentine says that leaves roughly $2-million to raise over the next two years.

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Transportation Honor, ATV Use, Meth Arrests, Clean
10:16 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Around The Region

Burlington, IA

The Iowa Department of Transportation is recognizing Burlington’s public transportation system for increasing ridership and decreasing cuts.

The Burlington Urban Service (B.U.S.) has been named the “Most Improved Urban Transit System” for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011.

The agency says ridership is up about 18% while the cost is down about 15% per ride.


Van Buren County, IA

The Van Buren County Board of Supervisors says it will look into a proposal to designate all county roads as legal routes for all-terrain vehicles.

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City will accelerate timeline
3:46 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Colchester Changes Plans on Sewer Project

Colchester planned to take nearly a decade to complete a large-scale sewer replacement project with an estimated price tag of $4.2 million.

The city will now seek to complete the project in the next four years. The change is driven by the prospects for grant funding.

Mayor Danny Bice says the city counted on a combination of state and federal grants to help pay for the project. It's necessary to meet federal EPA requirements.

The city has found the funding forecast a dismal one.

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Illinois Ethics Exam
7:48 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Professor Fined For Refusing to Take Test

The University of Illinois

A University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign math professor will have to pay a $500 fine for refusing to take an on-line ethics test that’s mandatory for all state and university employees. 

In a settlement with the state’s ethics commission, Dr. Lou van den Dries agreed to complete the training in the future.