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Five Year Update
3:21 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Input Sought for Lee County Disaster Plan

Lee County is seeking public input for some disaster planning.

The public is encouraged to get involved in some disaster planning in Lee County.

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50% Plus One
3:03 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Disputed Macomb Election to be Resolved April 26

Steve Wailand and his legal counsel Diane Cohen
Credit Rich Egger

Judge Rodney Clark decided Monday (April 8) to give the City of Macomb extra time to gather more evidence as it tries to defend the ruling made in the February 26 election between Steve Wailand and Kay Hill.

The hearing has been continued until April 26, 9:00am, at the McDonoough County Courthouse. Clark said he would make a ruling on the case on that day.

The delay won’t impact the matter of who is seated to the position because aldermen are not sworn in until the city council’s first meeting in May.

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No cause to worry yet
3:00 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Corn Planting Behind 2012, but Still OK

Farmers in the Tri-States a little behind 2012 - but that's ok.
Credit http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/icm/2006/5-22/replant.html

Farmers are a bit behind compared to last year when it comes to planting corn. Though they don’t have to worry quite yet.

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Says Habitat for Humanity
2:58 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Sustainabily and Affordabilty Go Together

Cliff Thompson speaking at the 10th Annual Environmental Summit at Western Illinois University.
Credit Scott Stuntz

Sustainability and affordability can go “hand in hand.” That’s the opinion of an expert with Habitat for Humanity of Iowa.

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City Council Approves Pact
10:56 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Pay Raise for Macomb City Attorney

Credit Rich Egger

Macomb aldermen agreed to increase city attorney Kristen Petrie’s salary from $72,597.50 to $80,000. The raise will go into effect for the city’s next fiscal year, which begins May 1.

Approval was granted on a vote of 5-to-2. Alderman At Large Don Wynn and Fifth Ward Alderman Dave Dorsett were opposed. Fourth Ward Alderman Thomas Koch and Seventh Ward Alderman Clay Hinderliter were absent from the meeting.

Wynn feels the timing is not right.

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