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  • West Prairie schools look to upgrade facilities

    West Prairie schools look to upgrade facilities

    Schools in the West Prairie School district have dealt with facility issues for years.Schools in the West Prairie School district have dealt with facility issues for years.

    The West Prairie School district has been dealing with facility issues for years. Leaky roofs, gutter, plumbing, and spacial issues are just a few of the examples of facility problems.  

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    The West Prairie School district has been dealing with facility issues for years. Leaky roofs, gutter, plumbing, and spacial issues are just a few of the examples of facility problems.  

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  • Candidates for Adams County Sheriff speak at forum

    Candidates for Adams County Sheriff speak at forum

    Adams County Sheriff Brian VonderHaar and challenger Jon McCoy speak at a sheriff's candidate forum at First Christian Church in QuincyAdams County Sheriff Brian VonderHaar and challenger Jon McCoy speak at a sheriff's candidate forum at First Christian Church in Quincy

    Voters had the chance to get to know the two candidates running for Adams County Sheriff in a forum Tuesday night. Sheriff Brian VonderHaar is running against Jon McCoy. 

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    Voters had the chance to get to know the two candidates running for Adams County Sheriff in a forum Tuesday night. Sheriff Brian VonderHaar is running against Jon McCoy. 

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  • Koster, Greitens win respective party tickets in Missouri governor primary

    Koster, Greitens win respective party tickets in Missouri governor primary

    Poll workers sit at a table Tuesday as residents come vote.Poll workers sit at a table Tuesday as residents come vote.

    Polling locations closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the Missouri primary, and voters now know who they'll see on the ballot for governor in November. 

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    Polling locations closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday for the Missouri primary, and voters now know who they'll see on the ballot for governor in November. 

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  • Tri-State city asks taxpayers for help upgrading sewer and water facilities

    Tri-State city asks taxpayers for help upgrading sewer and water facilities

    Wastewater sits in the Wastewater Lagoon in Memphis, Missouri.Wastewater sits in the Wastewater Lagoon in Memphis, Missouri.

    Missouri voters are heading to the polls on Tuesday to decide on a number of issues. In Scotland County, the city of Memphis is asking taxpayers to approve bonds to upgrade sewer and water facilities. City officials want to borrow up to $7.9 million for the upgrades. That would include replacing wells, pumps and a pumping station. 

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    Missouri voters are heading to the polls on Tuesday to decide on a number of issues. In Scotland County, the city of Memphis is asking taxpayers to approve bonds to upgrade sewer and water facilities. City officials want to borrow up to $7.9 million for the upgrades. That would include replacing wells, pumps and a pumping station. 

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  • Shelby County Road District tax issue on April ballot

    Shelby County Road District tax issue on April ballot

    Gravel sits on a road in Shelby County, Missouri.Gravel sits on a road in Shelby County, Missouri.

    Shelby County, Missouri voters are being asked to approve a tax that would be spent on new rock for gravel roads. The Shelby County Road District hopes to generate $290,000 to buy new rock for 480 miles of gravel roads.

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    Shelby County, Missouri voters are being asked to approve a tax that would be spent on new rock for gravel roads. The Shelby County Road District hopes to generate $290,000 to buy new rock for 480 miles of gravel roads.

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  • Senator Roy Blunt visits Palmyra

    Senator Roy Blunt visits Palmyra

    Senator Roy Blunt talks with residents in Palmyra.Senator Roy Blunt talks with residents in Palmyra.

    A day after his father's death, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt stopped in the Tri-States as part of a statewide ag tour.

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    A day after his father's death, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt stopped in the Tri-States as part of a statewide ag tour.

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  • State's attorney responds to the stay on late voting, asks court to reconsider

    State's attorney responds to the stay on late voting, asks court to reconsider

    After a judge put a stop to late voting in a last-minute motion Friday, Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard asked the Appellate Court to reconsider it Monday. Barnard asked the court to vacate the emergency stay, which is blocking an injunction that would allow late voting all this week for some voters who were unable to get a ballot. 

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    After a judge put a stop to late voting in a last-minute motion Friday, Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard asked the Appellate Court to reconsider it Monday. Barnard asked the court to vacate the emergency stay, which is blocking an injunction that would allow late voting all this week for some voters who were unable to get a ballot. 

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  • Ballot fiasco: State's attorney filling response asking emergency stay be lifted

    Ballot fiasco: State's attorney filling response asking emergency stay be lifted

    Jon BarnardJon Barnard

    Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard said he planned to file a response Monday morning to the Illinois Appellate Court's decision to stop late voting this week. This comes after the Illinois Appellate Court ordered an emergency stay on the late voting this week approved Thursday by Judge Chet Vahle. The Illinois Attorney General's Office asked Vahle to vacate his ruling Friday afternoon, but Vahle denied the request. 

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    Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard said he planned to file a response Monday morning to the Illinois Appellate Court's decision to stop late voting this week. This comes after the Illinois Appellate Court ordered an emergency stay on the late voting this week approved Thursday by Judge Chet Vahle. The Illinois Attorney General's Office asked Vahle to vacate his ruling Friday afternoon, but Vahle denied the request. 

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  • Illinois State Board of Elections looking into ballot debacle

    Illinois State Board of Elections looking into ballot debacle

    Quincy resident voting Tuesday in the Illinois Primary Election.Quincy resident voting Tuesday in the Illinois Primary Election.

    The Illinois State Board of Elections was trying to figure out Wednesday why there was a major shortage of ballots for the primary election in Adams County. Ken Menzel, general counsel for the board of elections, said the office has been in contact with the Adams County Clerk's Office. He said as of Wednesday morning, the extent of the problem is still unknown.

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    The Illinois State Board of Elections was trying to figure out Wednesday why there was a major shortage of ballots for the primary election in Adams County. Ken Menzel, general counsel for the board of elections, said the office has been in contact with the Adams County Clerk's Office. He said as of Wednesday morning, the extent of the problem is still unknown.

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  • Ballot issue issue addressed in Adams County

    Ballot issue issue addressed in Adams County

    The letter State's Attorney Jon Barnard sent to the Attorney General and Chair of State Board of Elections.The letter State's Attorney Jon Barnard sent to the Attorney General and Chair of State Board of Elections.

    Two state agencies are now looking into the ballot issue in Adams County on Tuesday. Both the Illinois Attorney General's Office and the State Board of Elections are now involved, looking into complaints that some people never got to vote, after their polling places ran out of ballots.

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    Two state agencies are now looking into the ballot issue in Adams County on Tuesday. Both the Illinois Attorney General's Office and the State Board of Elections are now involved, looking into complaints that some people never got to vote, after their polling places ran out of ballots.

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  • State's attorney asks state officials to look into Tuesday's ballot shortage

    State's attorney asks state officials to look into Tuesday's ballot shortage

    Adams County State's Attorney Jon BarnardAdams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard

    Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard is asking the Illinois Attorney General to look into whether the county was in compliance with the election code during yesterday's primary election. Barnard said in a letter to state officials that he's received credible reports of voters unable to return to polling places after initially being turned away.

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    Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard is asking the Illinois Attorney General to look into whether the county was in compliance with the election code during yesterday's primary election. Barnard said in a letter to state officials that he's received credible reports of voters unable to return to polling places after initially being turned away.

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  • Local candidates react to voting issues

    Local candidates react to voting issues

    Both Adams County State's Attorney disappointed with ballot issues at the county clerks office on election day.Both Adams County State's Attorney disappointed with ballot issues at the county clerks office on election day.

    Adams County residents will have to wait to find out who will be the next State's Attorney. 

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    Adams County residents will have to wait to find out who will be the next State's Attorney. 

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  • Local professor speaks to WGEM about election

    Local professor speaks to WGEM about election

    Dr. Justin Coffey, an associate professor at Quincy University, sat down Monday morning with Natalie Will and Dylan Austin of the WGEM morning news crew to discuss the upcoming presidential election.

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    Dr. Justin Coffey, an associate professor at Quincy University, sat down Monday morning with Natalie Will and Dylan Austin of the WGEM morning news crew to discuss the upcoming presidential election.

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  • Illinois Appellate Court puts halt to late voting next week

    Illinois Appellate Court puts halt to late voting next week

    Adams County residents will not be able to vote starting Monday after the Illinois Appellate Court put a halt to it late Friday afternoon, according to state's attorney Jon Barnard. Barnard said just after 5 p.m. he was told the Illinois Attorney General's Office filed an emergency motion late Friday afternoon.

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    Adams County residents will not be able to vote starting Monday after the Illinois Appellate Court put a halt to it late Friday afternoon, according to state's attorney Jon Barnard. Barnard said just after 5 p.m. he was told the Illinois Attorney General's Office filed an emergency motion late Friday afternoon.

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  • Adams County clerk printing ballots ahead of possible late voting

    Adams County clerk printing ballots ahead of possible late voting

    Adams County Clerk Chuck Venvertloh prints extra ballots ahead of possible late voting next week.Adams County Clerk Chuck Venvertloh prints extra ballots ahead of possible late voting next week.

    Adams County voters thought they would finally get to cast their ballots next week, after a judge approved late voting days after precincts ran out of ballots on Tuesday. 

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    Adams County voters thought they would finally get to cast their ballots next week, after a judge approved late voting days after precincts ran out of ballots on Tuesday. 

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  • Cifaldi ends campaign for Adams County State's Attorney

    Cifaldi ends campaign for Adams County State's Attorney

    Jennifer Cifaldi has released a statement saying she will end her campaign in the race for Adams County State's Attorney.

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    Jennifer Cifaldi has released a statement saying she will end her campaign in the race for Adams County State's Attorney.

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  • Two Republican presidential candidates to stop in Lee County this week

    Two Republican presidential candidates to stop in Lee County this week

    Two Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to stop in Lee County this week. Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz is at the Beef, Bread and Brew, in Keokuk. Thursday, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is at the Bistro, in Fort Madison. More >>
    Two Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to stop in Lee County this week. Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz is at the Beef, Bread and Brew, in Keokuk. Thursday, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is at the Bistro, in Fort Madison. More >>
  • Presidential candidate visits Lee County Tuesday

    Presidential candidate visits Lee County Tuesday

    Presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz takes a question on social media use Tuesday in Lee County.Presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz takes a question on social media use Tuesday in Lee County.
    Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz was in Lee County, Iowa, Tuesday. Cruz was at the Beef, Bread, and Brew. He was planning a meet-and-greet with the crowd from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m..More >>
    Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz was in Lee County, Iowa, Tuesday. Cruz was at the Beef, Bread, and Brew. He was planning a meet-and-greet with the crowd from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m..More >>
  • Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee makes visit to Lee County

    Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee talks to voters in Lee County, Iowa.Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee talks to voters in Lee County, Iowa.
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee pressed the palm in Lee County, Iowa, today.His campaign stopped at the Bistro in Fort Madison early Thursday morning. Huckabee's talk focused on points like job creation and illegal immigration.More >>
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee pressed the palm in Lee County, Iowa, today.His campaign stopped at the Bistro in Fort Madison early Thursday morning. Huckabee's talk focused on points like job creation and illegal immigration.More >>
  • Presidential candidate Bobby Jindal visits Keokuk

    Bobby Jindal talks with supporters.Bobby Jindal talks with supporters.
    The election is still a year away, but presidential candidates are already making the rounds in Iowa. More >>
    The election is still a year away, but presidential candidates are already making the rounds in Iowa. More >>
  • Donald Trump campaigns in the Tri-States

    Crowds Gather for Trump in SE Iowa

    Trump talks to voters in Burlinton.Trump talks to voters in Burlinton.
    In front of 2,500 people at Burlington's Memorial Auditorium, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump joked with audience members and insulted opponents. It's the kind of unfiltered campaign that Trump has come to be known for during this presidential race.Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump wasted no time... criticizing mainstream politics today.More >>
    In front of 2,500 people at Burlington's Memorial Auditorium, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump joked with audience members and insulted opponents. It's the kind of unfiltered campaign that Trump has come to be known for during this presidential race.Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump wasted no time... criticizing mainstream politics today.More >>
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