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3:07 pm
Sun November 27, 2005

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November 24, 2005 – Don Johnson talks to Robert Elliott, who is Commander of Illinois State Police District 14.

WIUM Local
4:52 pm
Fri November 25, 2005

LaHarpe Produces First Promotional Brochure

LaHarpe, IL – Two business groups in LaHarpe have cooperated on the town's first business and tourism brochure. Designer Jenny Little says the Golden Rule Club and the town's Economic Development Association sponsored the project. Little says the brochure will first be distributed at the downtown Santa Claus parade. Then it will go to tourism brochure racks throughout the Tri-State area. She says arrangements have already been made to have it on display in Quincy and Carthage.

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WIUM Local
4:52 pm
Fri November 25, 2005

LaHarpe Produces First Promotional Brochure

LaHarpe, IL – Two business groups in LaHarpe have cooperated on the town's first business and tourism brochure. Designer Jenny Little says the Golden Rule Club and the town's Economic Development Association sponsored the project. Little says the brochure will first be distributed at the downtown Santa Claus parade. Then it will go to tourism brochure racks throughout the Tri-State area. She says arrangements have already been made to have it on display in Quincy and Carthage.

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WIUM Local
3:34 pm
Fri November 25, 2005

Potential Repairs for Hamilton School District

Hamilton, IL – The Hamilton School District will need to make some repairs to several of its buildings in the near future. Superintendent Steve Breckon says an architect recently completed a safety report for the High School and Middle School. He says the survey is done every 10 years to make sure school buildings are up to code in life-safety areas. Some of the areas the district must address within the next year include adding heat detectors and fire extinguishers and changing exit signs.

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WIUM Local
6:39 am
Fri November 25, 2005

Project Santa Seeking Contributions

Macomb, IL – The end-of-the-year holiday season is supposed to be a time of good cheer, and a program in western Illinois is working to make sure children from needy families share in that happiness. Project Santa provides toys, clothes, and food. It helped 350 children last year and Western Illinois Regional Council Executive Director Suzan Nash expects to at least match that number this year. Nash says WIRC coordinates its efforts with other agencies to make sure there is no duplication. Contributions can be made by contacting the Western Illinois Regional Council.

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WIUM Local
3:51 pm
Wed November 23, 2005

Session to Encourage Senior Housing

Macomb, IL – A training session for community leaders is being held to encourage construction of more housing for seniors in western Illinois. Jolene Willis of the Western Illinois Economic Development Partnership says training will include outlines of the types of senior housing available, as well as some of the different funding mechanisms that can be used. Surveys have shown a shortage of housing that's appropriate for seniors in the region. Some is too old and needs major renovation. Other housing may be much larger than an individual or couple needs. The sessions will be Dec.

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WIUM Local
3:48 pm
Wed November 23, 2005

Possible Changes to Keokuk Police Force

Keokuk, IA – Keokuk's new police chief is proposing a restructuring of the department. Chief Tom Crew has asked the city council to eliminate the rank of assistant chief and create the post of administrative captain. He says officers at or eligible for the rank of captain would be eligible for promotion to second in command. Crew says the testing for assistant chief would also be eliminated, allowing the chief to pick the administrative captain. There are currently 4 captains within the department and 1 officer eligible for a promotion to that rank.

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WIUM Local
12:59 pm
Wed November 23, 2005

Input Needed on Transportation Needs

Macomb, IL – McDonough County residents are being asked to share their thoughts on what's needed for public transportation. Currently there are four providers: Barry's Taxi Service, Bridgeway, Go West Transit, and the McDonough County Red Cross. There is now a move underway to develop a coordinated system, and Western Illinois Regional Council Transit Director Gary Zeigler says the survey results will help with that effort.

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Afternoon Edition
6:06 pm
Tue November 22, 2005

Afternoon Edition

WIUM Local
3:58 pm
Tue November 22, 2005

Lee County Looking For Future Treasurer

Fort Madison, IA – Lee County is still searching for its next treasurer. Current treasurer Mary Hoenig has announced that she will retire at the end of the year. Since her term in office does not expire until January of 2007, a replacement will have to be found. Supervisor Larry Kruse says the board cannot appoint someone to that post until after Hoenig leaves office December 31st. The board has extended its deadline for accepting resumes for the treasurer's position. So far, the county has received 5 resumes. Interviews will be kept private.

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