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6:46 pm
Mon September 5, 2005

Keokuk Trying To Ban Tractor Trailers

Keokuk, IA – Certain types of storage units may soon be prohibited in parts of Keokuk. The Keokuk City Council has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit the use of large tractor trailers for storage purposes in commercially-zoned districts. Mayor Dave Gudgel says the goal is to stop these containers from being located along the Main Street corridor. In the proposal's current form, the storage units would also be banned in areas several blocks from Main Street, due to current zoning boundaries.

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6:42 pm
Mon September 5, 2005

High Gas Prices Impact Labor Day Event

Colchester, IL – The rapid rise in petroleum prices had a bit of an impact on the annual show hosted by the Argyle Antique Gas Engine Association. Vice President Steve Ingles believes the higher prices made it too expensive for owners of antique cars and tractors to haul in as many of their collectibles as they had in the past. He says in recent years around 400 antiques have been displayed. This year the figure was around 320. But Ingles says attendance was still strong. He says the flea market was packed and people also showed up for events such as the garden tractor pull.

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6:30 pm
Mon September 5, 2005

The Macomb Monster Mash

Macomb, IL – The colors of the rainbow will be aglow in the skies over Macomb this weekend. The 19th annual Macomb Balloon Rally will be held Friday and Saturday. This year's theme is the Macomb Monster Mash. Balloon pilots will try to hit a Halloween-shaped target with styrofoam skulls on Saturday. In addition, the popular balloon glow will be held Saturday night. The hot air balloons will light up Vince Grady Field beginning at 7:30 p.m. 29 balloonists are expected to participate in this year's rally.

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5:58 pm
Mon September 5, 2005

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September 1, 2005 – Western Illinois University English professor Karen Mann and Philosophy & Religious Studies professor John Simmons join Rich Egger to talk about the John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture, which will be presented by Mann on September 7.

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5:52 pm
Mon September 5, 2005

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August 25, 2005 – Western Illinois University President Al Goldfarb joins News Director Rich Egger to discuss what's new at Western as another school year begins.

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