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Metropolis SDC office closed temporarily
Staff Report As of June 30, Shawnee Development Council’s (SDC) Metropolis office, as well as offices located in Elizabethtown, Cairo, Anna and the office at Shawnee Community College, have tempora...
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Commissioners announce possible courthouse committee members
By Michele Longworth Planet Reporter Reporter@metropolisplanet.com The potential committee members to evaluate what the county board should do regarding the courthouse were announced during Tuesday...
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Planet staff wins first place awards
Southernmost Illinois has dealt with punch after punch of natural disasters recently, from floods to tornadoes. With every disaster, the Metropolis Planet staff has provided information and news to...
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Independence Day events are planned
Staff Report Music will be played, grills will be fired up and fireworks will be lit as communities through the area gear up for the Fourth of July holiday. Harrah’s Metropolis is once again hostin...
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Mental Health hires new director
A changing of the guard has taken place at Massac County Mental Health (MCMH), as a new executive director, Samantha Roberts, officially began her duties on June 22, after former executive director...
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Helping families preserve their history makes an impact
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories showcasing individuals in our community who make an impact on our planet. Before working in the genealogy department at the Metropolis Publi...
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Unit One tables hiring kindergarten aide, approves two proposals
Unit One board members were hesitant about hiring a new kindergarten aide at Metropolis Elementary School (MES), proposed by MES Principal Sarah Wessell. Unit One Superintendent Dennis Smith explai...
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Masonic Lodge celebrates 165th anniversary
The Metropolis Masonic Lodge is preparing to celebrate its 165th anniversary and the lodge will host an anniversary fish fry Friday from 5-7:30 p.m. at the lodge, 111 E. Third St., and everyone is ...
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Council rejects Bulldog’s 12-year contract
Following a 5-3 vote by the Metropolis City Council, the City of Metropolis is currently operating without a residential solid waste collection and disposal collector’s contract. Voting against the...
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Artfully deals with a tight budget, inspires students’ creativity
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories showcasing individuals in our community who make an impact on our planet.
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