WIUM Local
10:14 am
Thu June 1, 2006

Election Preview - Lee County Treasurer

Keokuk, IA – Three candidates are vying for the Democratic spot on the November ballot in the race for Lee County Treasurer. Mary Koehler, Janet Strunk, and Jeanne Cooper all feel their experience in the office (nearly 65 years combined) prepares them for the top spot. You can hear Jason Parrott's preview by clicking the audio link above.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Thu June 1, 2006

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WIUM Local
4:30 am
Thu June 1, 2006

Southeastern Prepares for Mobile Classrooms

Augusta, IL – The Southeastern school district has approved demolition of part of its high school building and ordered classrooms for this fall. Board president Lyle Paben says the district will spend more than $500,000 for 19 trailers that will be assembled into three classroom units. He says the structures should be delivered next month and will be ready for occupancy in early August. The board approved a $340,000 contract for demolition of the older portion of the high school that was damaged in a March fire.

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WIUM Local
4:26 am
Thu June 1, 2006

Aldermen To Review Compensation Levels

Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen say they will review the pay levels for the city's elected office holders. Those positions include mayor, clerk, treasurer, and alderman. City council members say it's important to set the salaries before the filing period begins for next year's elections. The fourth ward's John Maguire asked city staff to research how Macomb's pay compares to similar cities. The first ward's Charles Gilbert would like to complete the discussion and take action within the next 30 to 60 days.

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Emphasis
12:48 am
Thu June 1, 2006

Emphasis

June 1, 2006 – Rich Egger talks to a pair of the speakers from this spring's Dealing With Difference Institute at WIU. Sterling Macer is a producer, director and actor, while Ed Guerrero is a professor of Africana Studies and Cinema Studies at New York University.

Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Wed May 31, 2006

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3:08 am
Wed May 31, 2006

Grant Helps Buy New Schuyler County Ambulance

Rushville, IL – The Schuyler County Ambulance Service is using a federal grant to help purchase a replacement for its 1984 vehicle. Coordinator Richard Utter says the $35,000 from the USDA's Rural Development allowed him to buy a larger vehicle with better equipment than what he had planned to get. Utter says the ambulance being replaced will be turned into a rescue vehicle with equipment to be used at accident scenes. He says this would include the "Jaws of Life" and other extrication equipment. The service is supported by the county, along with some fees, grants, and donations.

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WIUM Local
11:59 am
Tue May 30, 2006

Chandler Park Back In The Spotlight

Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen are once again interested in making improvements to Chandler Park. The park sits at the intersection of the two highways running through the city, which makes it a highly visible and important park. Its electrical system needs an upgrade, and it appears the best place to run the new wires is under the sidewalks, which are made of brick. That creates a dilemma because cost estimates have shown the price of new sidewalks rises dramatically if the bricks are put back in.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 am
Tue May 30, 2006

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5:40 am
Tue May 30, 2006

Community Outreach Center Approved In Lee County

Keokuk, IA – A recreation facility for Lee County residents with mental health and other developmental disabilities should open this summer. After more than 1 year of discussions and delays, the Lee County Board of Supervisors has approved the development of a community outreach center. CPC administrator, Jim Posz, says this facility will improve the quality of life for those who take advantage of its services. Burlington-based Hope Haven Area Development Center will manage the facility at 1717 Ave. H in Fort Madison.

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