Keokuk, IA – Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Great River Area provides mentors to elementary school-age children.
Executive Director Lee Ann Shaffer-Smith says the organization has secured a $50,000 grant through the Iowa Department of Public Health. She says BB/BS will partner with Iowa State University Extension on a new service for middle school age students.
Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen have talked about increasing water and sewer rates. Now they're getting ready to finalize the new rates.
The city council on February 16 will hold first reading of an ordinance to increase water rates by 20% and sewer rates by 2%. Aldermen reviewed the plan during their February 8 Committee of the Whole meeting.
Macomb, IL – On December 10, 2009 at the Oslo City Hall, in Oslo, Norway, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He gave a speech in Oslo and he talked about war and peace, and he mentioned and partially defined what he called "the concept of a just war.'" Many Americans probably heard the term "just war" for the first time that day.
It may also unclear to most people in this country how the idea of "Just War" squares with international law.