RoundUp: school testing, grass fire & gaming approval

New testing formats make some test scores difficult to measure

Keokuk studentsâ?? levels of achievement for 2011-12 as indicated by standardized test scores were difficult to measure due to new testing formats, according to Superintendent Dr. Lora Wolff.


Grass fire consumes more than 200 acres

The Moulton Fire Department was called to a grass fire in the 27000 block of 450th Street in Appanoose County Friday afternoon.


Rising temperature means rise in pool attendance

In an ideal world, it would pour much-needed rain on the county, the midwest, the US, from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. three or four days a week (minus the gale-force winds).


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Moberly suspect now at FRDC

The man involved in Friday night's standoff in Moberly has been transported to prison.


Carthage business files for gaming approval

A handful of Illinois cities are looking to approve legalized gambling in their communities.


Reactors could add thousands of jobs, supporters say

Production of small modular nuclear reactors in Callaway County could potentially tap into $25 billion in sales worldwide and provide thousands of high-paying jobs that can't come from any other industry, according to a new study from supporters of expanded nuclear power.


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