WIUM Local
10:09 am
Sun October 16, 2005

Big Crowd Takes Back The Night

Macomb, IL – Around 1,000 people gathered in Macomb for an evening of music and speeches. The event was not a concert or a political rally. Rather, they gathered to "Take Back The Night." The rally is designed to increase awareness of sexual violence and to seek an end to such crimes. It's also held to remember and honor victims and survivors. This was the 16th annual "Take Back The Night" rally in Macomb. This year's rally began outside Sherman Hall on the W.I.U. campus before the crowd marched to the McDonough County courthouse.

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WIUM Local
3:53 pm
Fri October 14, 2005

Fighting Corporate Power

Macomb, IL – An activist believes a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision is another example of the growing power of corporations in America. He says grassroots organizing is needed to challenge that power. At issue is the Kelo decision, in which justices ruled that a private company can take private land, much as governments can through eminent domain. The private company's action is supposed to result in some public good, such as job creation. But Greg Coleridge says this is simply another example of how governments have become arms of corporations.

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WIUM Local
12:39 pm
Fri October 14, 2005

Historic Lee County - Part 2

Lee County, IA – A recent driving tour through Lee County showcased many historic sites. The tour was organized by the Lee County Iowa Historical Society. It included 11 sites and spanned about 90 miles.

In part two of a three-part series, Public Radio's Jason Parrott explores several museums located throughout Lee County.

You can hear the second part of Parrott's series, Historic Lee County, by clicking on the audio link above.

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WIUM Local
12:36 pm
Fri October 14, 2005

Historic Lee County - Part 3

Lee County, IA – A recent driving tour through Lee County showcased many historic sites. The tour was organized by the Lee County Iowa Historical Society. It included 11 sites and spanned about 90 miles.

In part three of a three-part series, Public Radio's Jason Parrott travels to several of the county's more unique and historic locations.

You can hear the third part of Parrott's series, Historic Lee County, by clicking on the audio link above.

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WIUM Local
12:27 pm
Fri October 14, 2005

Historic Lee County - Part 1

Lee County, IA – A recent driving tour through Lee County showcased many historic sites. The tour was organized by the Lee County Iowa Historical Society. It included 11 sites and spanned about 90 miles.

In part one of a three-part series, Public Radio's Jason Parrott explores some of the old schools and churches in Lee County.

You can hear the first part of Parrott's series, Historic Lee County, by clicking on the audio link above.

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WIUM Local
12:16 pm
Fri October 14, 2005

US Senator Visits Nauvoo

Nauvoo, IL – The increasing tourism industry in one West Central Illinois community prompted a recent visit by a leading US Senator. During a recent tour of central Illinois to discuss a proposed tax on oil companies, Senator Dick Durbin stopped in Nauvoo. The Democrat from Illinois says the visit came about because it has been some time since he toured the community. During his stop, Durbin watched a 20 minute movie on the early days of Nauvoo. The senator also rode through the town in a horse-drawn wagon.

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WIUM Local
3:39 pm
Thu October 13, 2005

Library Ready to Remodel New Space

Carthage, IL – The Carthage public library could take possession of its new building next week ... and be moving books into it by spring. Library Director Susan Hunt says the library will take over the Marine Trust bank building, which will more than double its floor space. Hunt says the bank has moved most of its materials to a new building. Once that's accomplished, contractors will begin renovations. Hunt says the first and second floors must be strengthened to take the weight of books. New entrances will be added and the building will be re-wired.

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Emphasis
12:22 pm
Thu October 13, 2005

Emphasis

Lee County, IA – The program features reporter Jason Parrott's series "Historic Lee County."

WIUM Local
12:04 pm
Thu October 13, 2005

Health Screening Available to some Farmers

Keosauqua, IA – Some Southeast Iowa farmers may be able to enroll in a statewide program aimed at promoting good health and safety. The Certified Safe Farm Project is open to Southeast Iowa farmers that are at least 60 years old or on Blue Cross Insurance. Southeast Iowa Ag-Health-and-Safety Center Director, Dixie Daugherty, says there are several benefits to those that take part in the free program, including a health screening and a safety tour of their farm. She says the health and safety of those in the program will eventually be compared with those not enrolled.

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WIUM Local
5:08 pm
Wed October 12, 2005

Nauvoo Volunteers Clear Historic Rest Area

Nauvoo, IL – A volunteer group from Nauvoo has cleared up a rest area named after Joseph Smith's son. The David's Chamber rest area is south of Nauvoo along Route 96. Doug Knowles is one of the volunteers. He says the waterfalls and picnic table areas had become overgrown with trees, brush and weeds. Volunteers cleared out the vegetation and used fire department help to wash mud out of the seven waterfalls to let them flow freely. Knowles says the project could lead to formation of a group called Friends of Nauvoo, which could undertake similar projects throughout the area.

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