Tyler Hobbs, 26, of Saint Francisville, MO will spend the rest of his life in an Iowa prison. He was found guilty of 1st Degree Murder in late February in the Nov. 6, 2010 death of Shawn Wright, 40, of Kahoka, MO.
District Judge Mary Ann Brown handed down the sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole on March 23.
Improvements to the Dudley Street skateboard park in Macomb could be ready to roll this spring.
Macomb Park District Commissioners this week agreed to accept the low bid of $181,692.17 for the project. The new skate park will include ramps, rails, and more for beginning and intermediate skill level skate boarders.
Half-a-dozen skaters attended the meeting and applauded after commissioners vote 4-to-0 to proceed with the project. However, there will be no gain without a little pain.
Carthage will celebrate its 175th birthday in conjunction with the annual Fourth of July celebration. The celebration will last the entire week.
Community Development Director Bob Livingston said the community has enthusiastically embraced the celebration. Dozens of volunteer committees are shaping the event. The committees are looking to the past to find a symbol for the celebration.
District residents will have two opportunities to weigh in on the district's strategic plan and how it is meeting its goals.
Superintendent Alene Reuschel said the district established a number of goals six years ago.
She said, “We're going to get some input as it relates to finance, as it relates to facilities, as it relates to curriculum. And so here's an opportunity for our constituents to be a part and to share some ideas and help us as we look forward for the next five or six years.”