TSPR Local

Steffen Can Still Get On Ballot
9:00 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Write-In Campaign Falls Short

A potential legislative candidate in southeast Iowa must find another way to get on the November ballot.

Republican Jim Steffen of Argyle announced in late May his intention to run a write-in campaign in Iowa’s 83rd House District.

Lee County Election Coordinator Denise Fraise says Steffen received 107 votes.

She says that would normally be enough votes to move him on to the general election, but the redistricting process has changed that.

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Non-profit wants five-year contract
6:46 am
Fri June 15, 2012

AMT Makes Offer for Hancock County Service

The Hancock County Board is still weighing its options to improve ambulance service. The county is under a ”plan of corrections” to address lapses by ambulance crew members.

One option is to hire an outside firm to run the service.

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Firm will study feasibility
12:32 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Sewer System Might Lead to High Speed Internet

Carthage's route to high-speed Internet service might run underground. The city has been approached by multi-national company  I3 America. It says patented technology allows it to place fiber-optic cable in sewer lines.

The city and the company have agreed on a study by the company to be completed September 12th. Second-ward Alderman Gary Smith says the company has taken an initial look at the city's sewer system.

He says, “They're very interested. I think that they'll progress-that things will progress.”

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Anniversary of Break-In
10:19 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Watergate - 40 Years Later

President Richard Nixon
  • The full interview with Richard Filipink
  • The on-air version of the interview

Sunday, June 17 marks the 40th anniversary of the bungled burglary at the Watergate Hotel that eventually led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Richard Filipink of Western Illinois University's History Department said the impact of the scandal has been felt ever since. All one has to do it look at the Republican attacks on Democrat Bill Clinton when he was president in the 1990s.

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$766,000 From Vision Iowa
12:39 am
Thu June 14, 2012

State Supports FM Complex

  • Tim Gobble on State Funding

The state of Iowa is really getting behind the development of a sports complex in western Fort Madison.  The site will feature multiple football/soccer fields and baseball/softball diamonds.

The Vision Iowa Board’s Community Attraction & Tourism Committee recently wrapped up negotiations with the complex committee on the size of a grant.

The panel announced during its meeting on Wednesday morning that the sports complex would receive $766,000.

The complex committee’s initial request was for more than $900,000. 

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