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Open House for SCC Future Land Use

Local residents are invited to help plan the future of a large property in Riverdale. Wednesday night Scott Community College will host an open house, with displays and activities, about the 180 acres it shares with Pleasant Valley High School.

College President Lyn Cochran says a consultant has been hired to help put together a master plan.

"It's a beautiful, comfortable space, and we've had a lot of discussions over the past year about how we can make it even more beautiful and comfortable, and a great place for recreation, for learning more about the bio-sciences, and potentially for water conservation and prairie restoration as well."

Cochran says the campus has a disc golf course, mountain bike trail, and amphitheater but they don't get much use because few people know about them.

In addition to the college and school district, partners in the project include the village of Riverdale, Partners of Scott County Watersheds, and Nahant Marsh. 

"How should your community college campus function and what are those elements that would make you come out here, not just to go to school."

Wednesday night's open house will be held from 4 to 6:30 pm at Scott Community College's Belmont Road campus, in the Student Life Center. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.