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8:20 am
Tue March 16, 2010

Lee County To Look At Gravel Quality

Lee County, IA – Lee County's gravel roads were severely damaged by the rain, snow, and ice of the last few months. County Engineer Ernie Steffensmeier says crews have been working to repair frost-boils and to add new rock to washed out roads.

Lee County Supervisor Larry Kruse (R-1st District) says he gets calls from residents about the quality of the rock being applied. Steffensmeier says the mixture of the rock (large rock vs. lime) meets state standards.

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WIUM Local
12:11 am
Tue March 16, 2010

Macomb Aldermen Change Zoning Definition

Macomb, IL – A much debated revision to Macomb's zoning ordinance was narrowly approved by the city council.

The change is to the definition concerning single family housing. The new definition allows a health care or child care professional to live with a family. It also allows families to host foreign exchange students from Macomb School District 185.

Alderman At Large Dennis Moon opposed the changes, saying there have been no complaints under the current system.

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6:07 pm
Mon March 15, 2010

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WIUM Local
2:15 pm
Mon March 15, 2010

Myers Battling Prostate Cancer

Colchester, IL – A long-time state representative from western Illinois says he has prostate cancer.

Rich Myers (R-Colchester) says he will undergo more tests in the coming weeks to determine the best treatment option. He will continue to serve the district but might miss some days during the spring legislative session.

Myers is a farmer. He was first elected to the legislature in the mid-1990s. He's remained popular with voters over the years.

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WIUM Local
2:21 pm
Sun March 14, 2010

Gems, Fossils & Flint Knapping

Macomb, IL – A steady stream of people flowed into the Geodeland Earth Science Club, Inc's (GESCI) 30th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil show in the Western Illinois University Union Grand Ballroom.

Among other things, visitors could see Harold Boysen demonstrate the craft of flint knapping. Boysen is a farmer from Morning Sun.

"I make a bunch of arrowheads. I give most of them away to the kids then go back and make some more for the next one," says Boysen.

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