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School Board Votes Not to Terminate Director’s Contract

A special-called school board meeting in Morgan County was held last night, to vote on the termination of director of schools Edd Diden.  Board member Richard Spurling called the meeting and presented a list of eight reasons for termination.  The list included failing to prepare a balanced budget, unimproved test scores, bullying and intimidation of […]

A special-called school board meeting will be held tonight at the Central Office in Wartburg to discuss the possible termination of Director of Schools Ed Diden.  One board member, Richard Spurling of the 5th district requested the meeting be called earlier this month.  Spurling declined to comment, but stated that he felt there was reason […]

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The Morgan County Head Start is now accepting enrollment applications for three, four, and five-year-olds for the 2014-2015 school year.  The organization enrolls children and families in accordance with the non-discrimination policy, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, age and disability.  Transportation is provided for all participants in the Head Start […]

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Early voting totals continue to rise.  As of close of business Tuesday, 925 people had already voted in Morgan County.  The sheriff race got the most votes in 2010 when 5,751 people voted.  That would mean that just four days into voting this year, the county already has about 1/6 of the total amount of […]

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Morgan County Director of Schools, Dr. Edd Diden, has announced the appointment of Dr. Charles (Dan) Shoemaker as principal of Central Elementary School. Dr. Shoemaker has 20+ years experience in a variety of educational assignments. The last two years, he has served as the assistant principal at Central Elementary. In addition to his B.S. degree, […]

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The Anderson County Fair is going on all this week.  Admission is 5 dollars with children 6 and under getting in free.  Steve Queener says that there will be the normal things you expect from a fair. “It’s the 125th year of the Anderson County Fair.  It’s one of the 6th oldest in the state,” […]

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WECO’s Live Political Spotlight continued on Thursday night at American Legion Post #149 in Wartburg. Morgan County Executive candidates Don Edwards and his challengers Tommy Kilby and Mark Keck were on hand. Click on the player below to listen.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:07:51 — 62.1MB)

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WECO’s Live Political Spotlight continued on Thursday night at American Legion Post #149 in Wartburg. Morgan County Sheriff candidates Glen Freytag and his challengers Wayne Potter and Jesse Wade were on hand. Click on the player below to listen. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:02:25 — 57.1MB)

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WECO’s Live Political Spotlight continued on Wednesday night at American Legion Post #149 in Wartburg. Morgan County Road Superintendent candidates Roy Smith and his challenger Joe Henry Miller Jr. were on hand. Click on the player below to listen. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:29 — 25.2MB)

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WECO’s Live Political Spotlight continued on Wednesday night  from the American Legion Post #149 in Wartburg. 9th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge candidates Mike Pemberton and Tom McFarland were on hand. Click on the player below to listen to their debate. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:56 — 30.2MB)

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