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Nauvoo

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Karen Ihrig said people from around the world visit Nauvoo. During those visits, they have to go to different places around town to find municipal offices, the police department, the welcome center, and the library. Ihrig is part of a group hoping to change that with construction of the Nauvoo Community Center.

Tourism & Marketing in the Tri States

Jul 12, 2015
Rich Egger

Macomb aldermen are contemplating whether to end the city's relationship with the Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and instead have the duties handled by City Hall.  It's an issue worth watching because of the economic impact of tourism.

Nauvoo Mom Arrested in Daughter's Death

Aug 28, 2014
Nauvoo Police Department

A Nauvoo woman has been arrested in connection with last month's death of her infant child.

Proposed Nauvoo-Montrose Ferry Delayed

Apr 25, 2014
Belissarius / Wikimedia Commons

The ferry planned to cross the Mississippi River between Nauvoo, Illinois and Montrose, Iowa will not make its maiden voyage this summer as planned.

Nauvoo-Colusa Schools Again Seek Tax Hike

Mar 14, 2014

The Nauvoo-Colusa School District is living up to the saying, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guest on Emphasis is Kim Orth, Executive Director of the Nauvoo Tourism Office. They talk about the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Journey Stories and the accompanying local version of the exhibit.

The local exhibit can be seen in the Nauvoo Tourism Office, 1295 Mullholland Street. The national traveling exhibit is housed next door.

Orth said the local exhibit focuses on four groups that played key roles in Nauvoo’s history: Mormons, Catholics, Germans, and Icarians.