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10:41 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

FM School District Accepting Bids

The former Fort Madison Middle School is on the market for $99,500.

The head of the Fort Madison School District says the sale of the district’s former middle school is not the done deal some believe it to be.

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Dry Soil Contributing
10:17 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Cities Experiencing Water Main Breaks

Cities throughout the Tri-State region are seeing an increase in broken water lines.

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Makes Initial Offer to College
11:20 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

SCC Faculty Seeking Raises

The faculty at Southeastern Community College is seeking a pay increase and several language changes in its next contract.

The initial offer from the SCC Higher Education Association for the 2013/2014 school year calls for a 6.85% increase in salaries and benefits.

The increase would be calculated after state money set aside for improving teacher salaries is added to current salaries and benefits.

The HEA also wants education levels to be considered during lay-off recalls and the option to carry over unused leave time or be reimbursed for it.

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Bond Issue Revised
6:14 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Illini West to Try Referendum Again

Superintendent Kim Schilson
Credit Jason Parrott

The Illini West High School District is not giving up on the idea of building a new high school.

The Board of Education agreed to put an $8 million bond issue on the April ballot. Voters rejected a $9 million issue in November 2012, so Superintendent Kim Schilson said the board decided to pare back the request.

“One of the things we were trying to look at was trying to reduce the cost, lower the tax rate on the bond, and hopefully that will help with getting the vote through,” Schilson said.

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Election - April 9, 2013
4:44 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Field Set for Warsaw City Races

The April 9 Election will bring some new faces to city government in Warsaw.

Three people have filed the paperwork required to be mayor.

Ward 3 Alderman Alan Leffler
Perry Cameron
Tiffany Murphy.

The winner will replace Gary Treatch, who chose not to seek another term in office.

Meanwhile, there are three seats up for grabs on the Warsaw City Council.

In Ward 1, incumbent Truman Phillips will face Joshua Smith.

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