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May 24, 2013
Flying High with Lightweight Engine Design Macomb, IL (2012-01-17) When Western Illinois University engineering professor Rafael Obregon talks about his current project, he's reminded of the Wright brothers: "Before they were able to fly for the first time, there were a lot of trials that never [worked]."
Special Bowlers Celebrate Season MACOMB, IL (2011-12-19) A group of Special Olympics bowlers got together in Macomb to celebrate a successful bowling season.
Wreaths Across America Keokuk, IA (2011-12-12) The 6th annual Wreaths Across America ceremony took place at the Keokuk National Cemetery over the weekend. The national event is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
The Art of Glass Blowing Macomb, IL (2011-12-08) Holiday decorations are on display just about anywhere you go this time of year. Most of the ornaments are mass produced. But if you look around enough, you just might find some made by true artisans.
The Rebirth of Vinyl Macomb, IL (2011-12-02) It's the season when shoppers search high and low for that perfect new gift for loved ones. But the owner of a store in Macomb is whistling a different tune. He's hoping shoppers will take a spin with an old favorite.
Working Locally to End a Global Epidemic Macomb, IL (2011-11-27) An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That's the idea behind a new position at Western Illinois University. The hope is to get people thinking and talking about an issue most would rather avoid.
Strumming Along with Ukulele Macomb Macomb, IL (2011-11-17) The little instrument with a funny name has a growing fan base in Macomb.
Knox College to Host Environmental Conference GALESBURG, IL (2011-11-04) This weekend, Knox College in Galesburg hosts an environmental conference that combines local events with recorded presentations by national figures.
Women's Roller Derby Team Growing in Quincy Quincy, IL (2011-11-04) One of the fastest growing sports in the United States is women's roller derby. The Tri-State region has its first team: The Dark River Derby Coalition out of Quincy, IL. The women on the team say roller derby is not just a sport, it is a lifestyle.
Goodwill and Talent Benefit Food Pantry MACOMB, IL (2011-10-17) A senior at Western Illinois University turned a class project into an exhibition of local vocal talent and community goodwill.
Macomb Rally to Take Back The Night Macomb, IL (2011-10-14) Demonstrators across the nation are rallying to Occupy Wall Street, but in Macomb they're rallying to occupy the night.
Protests & Protest Music Macomb, IL (2011-10-11) The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are the latest in a long tradition of protests against injustice. Rallies are not the only method used to raise awareness - music is also often a way to spread the word.
SCC Creates Computer Animation Program West Burlington, IA (2011-10-03) Southeastern Community College has tapped into the world of advanced computer technology. The college's new computer animation program is being touted as the most comprehensive among Iowa's community colleges. 26 students are taking advantage of it.
The International Day of Peace Macomb, IL (2011-09-20) September 21 is the International Day of Peace, which is also referred to as Peace Day. It's considered a shared date for acts of peace.
Rural Post Offices In Jeopardy Saint Patrick, MO (2011-09-19) An internationally-known post office in northeast Missouri is on the chopping block for the U.S. Postal Service. Residents hope that notoriety will save the Saint Patrick Post Office.
Stearman Fly-In Celebrates 40 Years Galesburg, IL (2011-09-07) The National Stearman Fly-In in Galesburg has humble origins. A few Stearman owners simply decided to get together 40 years ago.
Future of Keokuk Church Remains In Question Keokuk, IA (2011-08-24) An effort is underway to save the former Unitarian Church in Keokuk. Supporters have set a fundraising goal of $5-million. The campaign comes at a time when the city is trying to obtain the church so it can be torn down.
Creating A Corridor of Shade Macomb, IL (2011-08-07) It has been said, "He who plants a tree, plants a hope." If that is true, there is a great deal of hope on Macomb's east side thanks to an unlikely partnership.
Lee County Reorganization - One Month Keokuk, IA (2011-07-29) The Lee County Board of Supervisors voted to reorganize four departments this spring. The task of making it work fell upon the four department heads. The county is now one month into that process.
Summer Campers Find Their Roles MACOMB, IL (2011-07-15) It's a summer camp without tents and sleeping bags but a lot of stars shine. The West Central Illinois Arts Center hosts the 2nd annual Flying Monkeys Theater Camp this week.