Des Moines County is being asked to borrow $450,000 on behalf of the county’s E-911 Board.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Tom Broeker says the agency still owes money to a local bank for some computer equipment purchased years ago.
Broeker says a recent state audit revealed that Des Moines County’s E-911 Board should not be carrying any debt. He says that means the agency cannot renew the loan, which must take place within the next few months.
The Keokuk School District is showing off its recent addition to Hawthorne Elementary School.
The expansion includes six full-size classrooms, two half-size classrooms, and some additional square footage within the library.
Superintendent Lora Wolff says the addition will allow the district to restructure its elementary schools. She says, next year, K-3 students will attend Hawthorne while 4-5 graders will go to George Washington Elementary.
Wolff says this will balance out class sizes and allow the district to close Wells Carey Elementary.
Many college students use their time outside the classroom to hang out with friends, play video games, or participate in extracurricular activities. A senior at Western Illinois University devotes a portion of his time to military funerals.
Jordon Maag is a member of the Illinois Army National Guard's 233rd Military Police Unit in Springfield. A couple years ago a friend in the guard suggested he volunteer for the Military Funeral Honors Program.