After months of study, the Spurgeons building on South Main Street in Monmouth was selected to house artist studios and a retail shop to sell their work.
The choice was made by city representatives and members of ArtSpace, which is a non-profit arts development and consulting organization from Minneapolis.
The Spurgeons building has a limestone front and was built in 1940.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to compensate Warsaw for some of the money it paid to repair its water treatment plant after it was badly damaged by the 2008 flood.
At the time, the city expected to be reimbursed 100% for the repairs. FEMA later decided the city was due 75% of the repair costs because the county didn't meet its poverty guidelines.
City finances were strained to come up with the $285,000. The city has tried to recoup that money ever since.
County Board Chairman said FEMA has agreed to pay two-thirds of the city's share.
Galesburg city council members approved a resolution in support of naming facilities, parks and streets in honor of notable women.
More than 50 women are listed in a document provided to aldermen. They are community organizers, athletes, artists, educators, and more from throughout Galesburg's 175 year history.
The document will be used when the city considers naming and renaming things.
Mayor Sal Garza said too few women have been recognized by the city.
The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics conducted national adult literacy assessments in both 1992 and 2003.
They were designed to judge literacy proficiency for the nation and for large sub-groups.
The results showed that 14 percent of the adults did not have more than the most simple of literacy skills.
Paula Faulkner says she is seeing examples of this in her role as volunteer literacy coordinator for Southeastern Community College.
Fort Madison Mayor Steve Ireland, 53, died Tuesday, March 20 at 1:54 P.M. at Fort Madison Community Hospital.
Ireland's family will receive friends on Friday, March 23 from 4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the King-Lynk Funeral Home and Crematory in Fort Madison.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Fort Madison. Burial will be held at the Claypoole Cemetery in Wever, IA.