Macomb, IL – News coverage of the earthquake in Haiti has faded, but some young people in western Illinois have not forgotten about it.
Members of three 4-H clubs - the Town and Country Clovers, the 4-H Goal Diggers, and the McDonough County Mounties - held a "jump-a-thon" in Macomb. 4-H members gathered donations and jumped rope for as long as they could.
The event raised $638.78 for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
"I'm just happy that I raised enough money to give Haiti that much money," says Erin Curley, who brought in the most donations.
Macomb, IL – States have traditionally exercised jurisdiction over crimes. International criminal law is new, except for piracy.
Piracy is an old international crime. There have been seagoing pirates throughout history. Most children know of the fictional Long John Silver. We have all heard tales of Blackbeard the Pirate and Captain Kidd from the early 1700's. Both came to an untimely and violent end, one hanged the other killed in battle.
Kahoka, MO – The Clark County R-1 School District will borrow $4-million. Voters overwhelmingly approved the district's plan to borrow the money during last week's election.
Superintendent Ritchie Kracht says engineers will start coming in this week.
"We are going to, as quickly as possible, start moving to get them in here," says Kracht, "and getting bid specs out and start accepting bids. Hopefully we can get some pieces going early this summer."