?Plans are moving forward for new HVAC system at Bradie Shrum PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 September 2008 00:00
???     The Salem Community School Board approved plans to move forward with a new HVAC system at Bradie Shrum Upper Elementary at the school board meeting held on Monday, September 8, with all members present.
    Tom Durkin with Durkin & Villalta Partners Engineering gave a presentation for the reasons to continue with this project.
    According to Durkin the school would see a significant change in the education environment and a huge decrease in the gas bill. “Usually infrastructure as to the one that is existing at Bradie Shrum  usually last 20-25 years. This one is 45 years old. You have gotten your money out of the old system.” stated Durkin.
    Also according to Durkin the total project would be started in May of 2009 and completed by the first of the 2009 school year with a cost of $1.3 to 1.6 million.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2008 14:38
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?Shop with a Cop Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 September 2008 00:00

??    On Saturday, October 4, The Waters of Salem will be sponsoring the 1st Annual Shop with a Cop Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show, which will be held on the Salem Square in Salem. This is an open Car, Truck, and Motorcycle show without any year, make, or model restrictions. There will also be activities and events being held that are similar to a Fall festival for families and children to enjoy.
   Admission for this event is free to the public/spectators to attend - but registration fees do apply for those entering their car in the show and competing for trophies.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2008 14:57
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?SOAR! to host Dictionary Project this fall PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 September 2008 00:00
    Success and Opportunity at Reading (SOAR!) once again plans to spearhead the Dictionary Project in Washington County. Part of a nationwide program (www.dictionaryproject.org ), the local initiative will put dictionaries in the hands of every third grader in all three county schools.
    SOAR! is an adult and family literacy program. The organization offers free one-on-one reading and English tutoring for adults in Washington County. SOAR! also has a family literacy component which includes Put Your Nose In A Book and The Dictionary Project.  All programs are designed to increase and promote literacy in Washington County.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2008 14:54
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?Salem Common Council votes to revamp longevity pay schedule for city workers PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 September 2008 00:00
?    ?    The City of Salem Common Council met in special session on Tuesday to discuss proposed changes in the longevity pay schedule for city workers.
     The current pay schedule adopted in 2007 calls for full time employees to receive an annual bonus equal to $208 for each year of employment by the city.  
    An example would be that an employee with 10 years of seniority receives a longevity pay bonus of $2080, paid out in equal installments throughout the eleventh year.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 14:18
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?Pekin man charged with reckless homicide in beating death of roommate PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 September 2008 00:00

Investigation Continuing...

    Ronald E. Dekeyser, 51, of 522 S. Gobbler Knob Road, Pekin was taken into custody on Saturday, August 30 and charged with reckless homicide in the death of David Paul Gagne, 43, of the same address.
    According to the Affidavit for Probable Cause obtained from the Washington County Prosecutor, Dustin Houchin, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call informing them of a possibly fatality.  Town of Pekin Deputy Marshal, Jeff Miller, and Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy, Rick Stewart, arrived first on the scene and discovered Gagne, deceased on the floor in a bedroom.  According to the investigating officers, the victim appeared to have been beaten.  That assessment was later confirmed by EMTs.
    Based on information received from an informant, police learned that Gagne and Dekeyser were involved in a fight early Saturday morning.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 15:01
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