Keokuk, IA – There are many candidates seeking office in the upcoming city elections throughout Southeast Iowa. One race is for a seat on the Keokuk City Council representing the 5th Ward. The 5th ward stretches from Main Street to Grand Avenue, between 15th street and Boulevard. The candidates hoping to represent that part of Keokuk are newcomers Justin Tuck and Tracy Grisham. The 5th ward seat has been vacant for more than 6 months.
You can hear Jason Parrott's preview of the race in Keokuk's 5th ward by clicking on the audio link above.
Macomb, IL – McDonough County plans to levy money for the Public Building Commission for the coming year's budget. Board Chairman Bob Harwick says the county has traditionally abated about $276,000 of that levy, making up the difference with money from the Public Safety Sales Tax. However, the county's auditor John Lehman says unless the county levies the additional money, it could end the coming fiscal year with only enough of a balance to cover a few days of operations.
Fort Madison, IA – There are many candidates seeking office in the upcoming city elections throughout Southeast Iowa. One race is for a seat on the Fort Madison City Council representing the 2nd Ward. The 2nd ward stretches from around 10th street to 18th street, from the riverfront to Avenue "A". The candidates hoping to represent that part of Fort Madison are incumbant Ron Brown and newcomer Chris Greenwald.
You can hear Jason Parrott's preview of the race in Fort Madison's 2nd ward by clicking on the audio link above.
Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen used Monday night's committee meeting to once again discuss a proposed increase in the minimum fine for fighting from $25 to $250. There appears to be enough support to approve the plan, which will get a first reading at the November 7 meeting. Aldermen could give final approval on the 21st. Mayor Mick Wisslead says if the new ordinance is approved on schedule, it could be on the books by the first part of December.
Rushville, IL – The Schuyler-Industry school district's attorney wants a detachment petition invalidated. The regional school trustees approved the transfer of 15 students to the Macomb district from Industry schools. However, attorney Doug Griffin says the petition did not mention the Schuyler-Industry district which was being formed. He says this makes the petition invalid ... and is asking that it be dropped. A circuit court judge told the regional trustees to review their approval. They were getting ready to schedule a meeting to do that.
Keokuk, IA – There are many candidates seeking office in the upcoming city elections throughout Southeast Iowa. One race is for a seat on the Keokuk City Council representing the 7th Ward. The 7th ward includes the northern portion of the city, to the east of Main Street. Two candidates filed paperwork to represent the residents living there. They are incumbant Susan Dunek and former council member John Jobe.
You can hear Jason Parrott's preview of the race in Keokuk's 7th ward by clicking on the audio link above.
Fort Madison, IA – Lee County residents will have several opportunities to receive flu vaccines during the month of November. The Lee County Health Department has scheduled 5 public flu vaccination clinics during the first three weeks of the month. Community Health Director Michelle Ross says the vaccines are available to all residents. She says it is recommended that residents receive the vaccine during the month of November. The cost during one of the clinics is $18. Ross says the health department received about 1700 doses of flu vaccine.
Macomb, IL – A 33-hour memorial vigil will be held on the W.I.U. campus to honor the soldiers and citizens killed during the on-going fighting in Iraq. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday November 1 and will conclude on Wednesday evening November 2. It will be held in the Campus Commons area near Stipes Hall. Afterwards, a panel discussion will be held in the University Union Grand Ballroom. Graduate student Jason Reitz organized the event. He says the names of fallen soldiers will be read and a small American flag will be placed in the ground after each name is announced.