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12:45 am
Thu August 31, 2006

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August 31, 2006 – Rich Egger talks to Macomb Board of Education President Bill DeJong.

Afternoon Edition
6:09 am
Wed August 30, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
4:33 am
Wed August 30, 2006

Dallas Rural Water to Expand System

Dallas City, IL – The Dallas Rural Water District will use a federal loan and grant to expand its system. Office Manager Mary Brown says some of the money will be used to drill new wells near Warsaw and Lomax. She says that will provide more water for future expansion, including the expected service to the West Prairie Rural Water Cooperative in western McDonough County. The rest of the money will extend service to abouat 170 families in southwestern Hancock County.

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WIUM Local
11:33 am
Tue August 29, 2006

Search Firm Solicits Public Input

Macomb, IL – Residents of Macomb School District 185 are being asked to help determine what characteristics are most desired in a new superintendent. Surveys were distributed at a public forum Tuesday night that will help search firm Ray & Associates choose the best fit for the district. Surveys can still be obtained at the high school office. They need to be faxed back to the search firm by September 7. That input will be used when the firm meets with the school board on September 12 to decide on the 10 most important characteristics for the new superintendent.

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WIUM Local
11:28 am
Tue August 29, 2006

Search Firm Soliciting Public Input

Macomb, IL – Residents of Macomb School District 185 are being asked to help determine what characteristics are most desired in a new superintendent. Surveys were distributed at a public forum Tuesday night that will help search firm Ray & Associates choose the best fit for the district. Surveys can still be obtained at the high school office. They need to be faxed back to the search firm by September 7. That input will be used when the firm meets with the school board on September 12 to decide on the 10 most important characteristics for the new superintendent.

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WIUM Local
11:25 am
Tue August 29, 2006

Search Firm Soliciting Public Input

Macomb, IL – Residents of Macomb School District 185 are being asked to help determine what characteristics are most desired in a new superintendent. Surveys were distributed at a public forum Tuesday night that will help search firm Ray & Associates choose the best fit for the district. Surveys can still be obtained at the high school office. They need to be faxed back to the search firm by September 7. That input will be used when the firm meets with the school board on September 12 to decide on the 10 most important characteristics for the new superintendent.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Tue August 29, 2006

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
4:43 am
Tue August 29, 2006

McDonough Sheriff Asks for Budget Increase

Macomb, IL – McDonough County's sheriff is asking for a 26 percent budget increase for the fiscal year that begins Dec. 1. That would be an increase of $336,000 over this year's budget. This comes after the county board asked officeholders to submit a level budget request. Sheriff Mike Johnson wants two new deputies, along with one jailer and one clerk. He says the increased staffing would trim the amount of overtime that he has been paying. He says part of the increase will cover higher costs for gasoline and supplies.

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WIUM Local
11:51 am
Mon August 28, 2006

Windmill Focus of Town Celebration

Golden, IL – The town of Golden is using its restored windmill as the focus of an annual Heritage Days celebration. Marlene Ihnen is one of the organizers. She said the town's Historical Society wanted to do more to show youth what conditions were like when the town was founded in the 1860s. The windmill was built in 1873, and restored in 2002. Ihnen says the celebration includes windmill tours, along with demonstrations of crafts and skills of the latter 1800s period. It also includes a flea market and exhibits of antique automobiles.

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WIUM Local
10:28 am
Mon August 28, 2006

Keokuk Could Have All Weather Track This Fall

Keokuk, IA – The Keokuk School District's new all-weather-track could be in place this fall. The school board has accepted Wichita, KS-based United Sport Systems' bid of just over $85,000. Athletic Director, Mike Niece, says work could get underway in late September and be completed by mid-October. He says the new all-weather-track will benefit the school district and the community. Niece says the new track, which will be orange, should last 15 to 18 years. He says the long jump runways and the high jump and pole vault pits will also be resurfaced.

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