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Plan would reinforce local efforts
1:48 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Hancock County Seeks Grant for Comprehensive Plan

Hancock County courthouse

Hancock County is applying for a $125,000 grant to write a comprehensive plan. The federal government set the money aside for 41 counties in Illinois that were declared disaster areas after the flood of 2008.

The state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is administering the $6 million grant pool.

The Western Illinois Regional Council is writing the grant application at no cost. Executive Director Suzan Nash said the plan would dovetail with recent efforts to spur the county's economy.

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Students Will Attend Clark County R-1
12:22 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Revere C-3 To Close Its Doors

Principal Ryan Horner says the Revere C-3 School District has been around for more than 85 years.  He says it was a K-12 district until 2002 when the high school consolidated with the Clark County R-1 School District.

Revere C-3 currently serves about 18 K-8 students.  Horner says that number was at 29 earlier this year, but families left the district for a variety of reasons.

There is currently no one enrolled in kindergarten or fifth grade.

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Complex Denied State Funding
10:46 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Fort Madison Asking County To Up Donation

The Fort Madison City Council

The city of Fort Madison is going to take its turn in trying to secure funding for a proposed sports complex.

The city has already pledged $500,000 over the next two years to the construction of three football/soccer fields and three baseball/softball diamonds.

The city council will write a letter to the Lee County Board of Supervisors to try to encourage the county to increase its contribution of $3,000 over three years.

Mayor Brad Randolph asked for the letter to be placed before the council.

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Three districts will take part
3:33 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Districts Will Compare Notes on New Curricula

Macomb Jr/Sr High, site of the Institute

Next school year will be a year of transition for Illinois districts. Many will complete the transition to new Common Core standards adopted by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Macomb Superintendent Alene Reuschel said the change makes professional development more urgent for teachers.

She said, “Schools traditionally have their own kickoff meetings but this time we're going to come together as an education community. And because we're all facing many of the same challenges, especially in the Common Core.”

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Watson Trial is Delayed
1:36 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Watson Trial is Delayed

The trial of former Macomb High School teacher and boys basketball coach Daniel Watson will not take place until the last week of May. He is charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault and a count of official misconduct related to an alleged relationship with a student who was 17 years old at the time. He faces another charge of official misconduct for alleged public indecency on school grounds.

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