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      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. ___________________________________________More Stories Below ___________________________________________ 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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