Dr. David Jameson's retirement left Bushnell without a dentist. The city has moved to fill the cavity in the community.
Mayor Steve Russell said, “We had a team of people here made up of several interested people that might like to work with us and get the word out there that we were interested in having a dentist in Bushnell.”
Representatives from the Bushnell Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Corporation pitched in. He said Kim Pierce of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce also helped with the search.
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Former Hamilton School Board member August Dion Gregory, 44, has been found guilty of sexually abusing a minor. His sentencing is scheduled for Friday, May 18th at the Hancock County Courthouse in Carthage.
Gregory was arrested in December and charged with multiple felonies involving a minor: criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual abuse. He was scheduled to go on trial this week.
Monmouth residents often see a bright flare in the north part of town. It's a burner that keeps excess methane from building up at the city's waste water pre-treatment facility. Someday, it might produce electricity.
City Administrator Eric Hanson said the 15 year-old burner had to be replaced recently. He said the city has installed one that could be part of an energy-generating system.