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8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
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By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
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Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
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how do i get a sign for my yard?
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And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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Harpole's Heartland Lodge opens Sunset Valley

5 months, 4 weeks ago by Bryan Nichols

New lodge is resort's third in Pike County

From a press release:

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge & Resort is proud to announce the opening of their third lodge in Pike County, Illinois! This 10,180 sq. ft. lodge is located less than one mile from the main resort and sits on its own private 52 acres. Located on the Mississippi River bluffs, this lodge features incredible views of the river valley and the Missouri hills.

The lodge is named Sunset Valley and can be reserved exclusively as a private cabin or by individual rooms, similar to our existing two lodges. The lodge’s focus is to expand the resort side of the business and Sunset Valley is perfect for weddings, friends and family gatherings, business retreats, couples getaways and any other reason you may want a retreat close to home.

This lodge continues Harpole’s Heartland Lodge goal of making Pike, Calhoun and West Central Illinois a better place to live. The following are some of the positive impacts this new lodge will have to the area:


  1. An estimated 2,600 new tourists visiting Pike County and staying at Sunset Valley annually.

    1. An estimated additional 1,200 guests will be attending weddings, conferences and other events at Sunset Valley.

    2. An estimated total of 3,800 tourists and guests will be visiting each year.

    3. Some visitors will decide to return and invest in the community.

  2. Visitors will be encouraged to shop at our local restaurants, grocery stores, and retail establishments.

    1. Visitors will inject an estimated $1,447,800 annually into our local economy. (The average visitor will spend $127 on gas, food and shopping in our community. Multiply by 3 for total economic impact. 3,800 x $127 = $382,600 x 3 = $1,447,800.)

    2. Possible annual sales tax generated is $97,726.50.

  3. Estimated Lodging tax generated annually = $45,115.20.

    1. $18,720 will go into our Pike County’s local lodging tax.

    2. $26,395.20 will go to state hotel tax with a portion coming back to Western IL.

  4. New jobs will be created.

    1. Sunset Valley Lodge will result in several new jobs and will help to sustain current jobs.

    2. Over 15 local contractors were used during construction and renovation of Sunset Valley along with using local suppliers for materials.


The new lodge complements the two existing lodges that bring in over 10,000 annual visitors to Pike County from all over the world. These annual visitors inject millions of dollars into our local economy.


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