?Clark Memorial Hospital hosting Women’s Health Fair Sept. PDF Print E-mail
??    Clark Memorial Hospital will  hold its annual Women’s Health Fair on Saturday, September 13.
    The event will be  from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the hospital grounds, and is designed to provide valuable health information to women of all ages and will include free health screenings, physician presentations on a variety of topics, and informational exhibits.
    Some of the screenings will include blood pressure, blood sugar, breast self-exam instruction, sleep disorders, and body mass composition.
    Physician presentations will be offered every forty-five minutes starting at 10:15 a.m. Various physicians will speak on topics including women and heart disease, menopause, osteoporosis, diabetes, and weight loss.
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?Eastern drops grid season opener at Crawford County 39-13 PDF Print E-mail

Series tied at two

   Last year, the Eastern Musketeers (0-1) started off their first ever varsity football season at home with an exciting win over another first time varsity squad, Crawford County. Crawford County (1-0) played host this year, returning the favor. Unfortunately for the Musketeers, the Wolfpack returned the favor, with a convincing 39-13 win Friday night.
    The Wolfpack led 26-6 at the half, behind the stellar passing of Crawford County quarterback Daniel Allen, a senior. Allen ended up with 12 of 15 pass completions for the night, with a total of 244 yards, and four touchdowns. He had 1st half TD passes of 15, 66, and 45 yards.
    “They’ve got a great quarterback,” said Musketeers’ coach Eric Robertson of Allen. “I think he dropped one pass tonight. The kid’s got a rifle.”
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?New Pekin Town Council welcomes trial date PDF Print E-mail
?    The New Pekin Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday August 12, with all members present.  The minutes
of previous meetings, all payroll requests, claims, and sewer adjustment requests were approved unanimously.
    Quickly dealing with the aforementioned business, the Council heard from Town Manager, Gary Nale.  Nale
informed the Council that a trial date has been set for a lawsuit resulting from a long standing dispute between the
Council and a Scott County developer regarding reimbursement for work done by the developer in a housing
development on Blue River Road near the East Washington Schools campus.  
    According to Nale, September 16 and 17 have been set for the case to be heard by Scott County Superior Court
Judge, Nicholas South, in Salem.  Nale seemed to speak for the Council members when he said, “This has dragged on
too long–it needs to go to trial.”
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?Brian Farmer replaces Richard Lambert on WW School Board PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00
? ?    The West Washington School Board appointed Brain Farmer to replace the vacant position of Richard Lambert who resigned effective August 1 at their recent meeting held on Monday, August 18.
    The board interviewed four potential candidates for the vacant position, Virgil Phelps, Marvin (Butch) Jenks, Duane Rippy and Brian Farmer.
    “I care about the education of my children and I care about the community.” said Farmer.
    Farmer has a lot of interaction with children. He has been an active volunteer in the community.
    Farmer will serve out the remainder of Lambert’s term until June 30, 2009.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 15:12
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?Board of Commissioners quiz contractors about bids for restoration work on county courthouse PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 00:00
?    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday afternoon, August 20, with all members present. The Commissioners unanimously approved the minutes of previous meetings and all claims.
    Judge Robert Bennett addressed the Commissioners and introduced representatives from two construction companies specializing in restoration of historic buildings.  Dennis Bolton of BJB Architectural Metal Services, Inc. and Tom Johnson of Keystone Restorations went into depth explaining to the Commissioners what their inspections revealed about damage to the bell tower of the courthouse and the recommended work to correct the problems.
    All three Commissioners examined the bids and asked probing questions regarding the differences and similarities contained in the two bids. In summary, both companies plan to remove the aged and damaged mortar from around the sandstone masonry of the bell tower and replace the mortar with new, yet historically accurate, mortar and waterproof the exterior of the tower.  The bid from Keystone Restorations included a step of applying urethane sealant to the mortar.  Differences also were noted in how each contractor would actually get up to the bell tower and do the work.  BJB stated that their procedure called for workers to rappel down from the open area above the clock face to do the work while Keystone plans to use a large crane/lift vehicle and work from buckets.  According to Commissioner Lana Sullivan, the difference in the two bids is in excess of $56,000, BJB being the lower bid.  The Commissioners asked for and received references from each contractor and plan to verify those as soon as possible.  Regardless of which contractor is awarded the contract, work is expected to begin during the first week of September and completed some four to six weeks later.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 15:09
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