RoundUp: safe routes to school, state prisons & strong corn yield

      Safe Routes to School committee meeting today for second time

      The committee the City Council authorized to look at the feasibility of the Safe Routes to School project, a nearly one-mile long six-foot sidewalk along South Main Street between Lakeview Elementary and Howar Junior High School in Centerville, gathered for the first time Thursday, Aug. 9 at City Hall.


      Volunteers take on webs, weeds, trash

      About 40 community members wielded gloves, shovels, weed whackers and trash bags Saturday morning with a common goal in mind: Make a favorable first impression on more than 350 state and national downtown revitalization professionals and community volunteers visiting Keokuk Aug. 21-22 for the 25th annual Downtown Summit.


      Sioux City Council changes zoning to allow casino

      The City Council on Monday approved changing municipal code to allow a gaming facility in the downtown area.


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      Orwig trial scheduled for this month

      An August 27 jury trial is scheduled for a Kirksville man accused of paddling his 11-year-old daughter because she was on Facebook.


      Governor kicks media out of state prisons

      Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has banned all media from state prisons.


      SE Missouri expecting strong corn yield despite drought

      Southeast Missouri is expected to have some of the best corn yields in the U.S. this year, despite the heat and drought.


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