TSPR Local

Fletcher Looks Forward to Challenges
4:08 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

New Superintendent Takes the Helm

Supt. Ed Fletcher

Ed Fletcher has taken the helm of the Monmouth-Roseville School District. He spent the last six years as principal at the high school in Staunton, Illinois.

This is the first time he has been the top administrator for an entire district.
 
He has spent a lot of time during his first three weeks on the job learning the names of faculty and staff.

Fletcher says it's important to him not only to get to know them but also to know their expectations for the district. He says the employees have a great passion for education.

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Removed from Demolition List
3:31 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Hunziker Storage Building Gets Reprieve

121 South Albert Street

A storage building owned by Chad Hunziker will be spared destruction. The Macomb City Council removed it from a list of buildings slated for demolition.

Alderman-at-large Don Wynn says Hunziker  has made a lot of improvements to the building.

He says, “I went out and looked at that building. And it's, from the outside of it, it's pretty secure. I mean, it's got a new roof on it  (It) does have some problems.”

Fifth-ward Alderman Dave Dorsett says the progress must continue.

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Up to 10 Participants This Year
8:00 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Clark County Alternative High School

Clark County R-1 Superintendent Ritchie Kracht

The Clark County R-1 School District will try to make it easier for a few students to get a diploma.

The district’s $9.1-million budget for the upcoming school year includes money for the establishment of an alternative high school.

Superintendent Ritchie Kracht says the computer-based system will allow students to work on classes at their own pace.

He says Clark County has talked about an alternative school for years, to aid students who do not succeed in a regular classroom setting.

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No Phones in Work Zones
10:39 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

New Laws on Distracted Driving

Illinois drivers are coming under more pressure to slow down and stay off their cell phones.  

Governor Pat Quinn has signed four laws aimed at making roadways safer.  

"We want to have strict laws that deal with those who greatly exceed the speed limit and cause great harm and loss of life," says Quinn, "and we need to, I think, lay down strict guidelines for our judges and for those in the traffic courts across Illinois, so they know what the rules are."  

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Based on Recent Study
10:17 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

FM Annexation Incentives

City Manager Byron Smith (Fort Madison)

Fort Madison wants to make it more enticing for rural property owners to join the city.

The city council has signed off on a series of incentives available to those interested in voluntarily annexing into the city.

City Manager Byron Smith says the incentives include the gradual phasing in of the city’s property tax rate and the possibility of offering a specific zoning designation for a property.

They also allow the city to cover certain legal expenses and reduce utility connection fees.     

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