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Massac County Housing Authority awarded HUD grant for improvements
Staff Report U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced last week it has awarded nearly $116 million to public housing authorities in Illinois. The funding will allow agencies...
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Safe Routes to School becoming a reality
After years of waiting, the second round of the Safe Routes to School project may actually be a reality when the 2015-16 school year begins. During Monday’s meeting, the Metropolis City Council app...
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Two businesses looking to locate in Industrial Park
When spring 2016 hits, two businesses will be preparing to make Metropolis Industrial Park their new homes. During Monday’s meeting under two separate motions, the Metropolis City Council approved ...
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Unit One hires full-time temporary special education teacher
Massac Unit One School board members heard from Special Education Director Consi Kubitz there are too many special education students needing multiple services at the same time, which leaves Unit O...
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Three veterans honored in medals ceremony
Staff Report Because of a fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis in July 1973, approximately 16 to 18 million Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) records were affect...
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MPD gaining new K-9 officer
By next spring, the Metropolis Police Department (MPD) will be welcoming a new officer. Zeva, a full-blooded, registered German shepherd, will become the department’s new K-9 officer after completi...
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Four people in custody in connection with shooting
Press Release On Monday evening, Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announced the investigation of an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) truck being shot, while plowing snow on Interst...
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Friends are looking for more friends to be there for FMSP
As a Metropolis resident and frequent user of Fort Massac State Park (FMSP), Joan Wientjes knew enough about Friends of Fort Massac (FoFM) that she wanted to become involved. “I was interested. I’m...
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Lafarge evaluating potential restart of kiln 2
Staff Report According to Joelle Lipski-Rockwood, Lafarge U.S. Director of Communications, Lafarge North America is currently evaluating the potential of restarting Kiln 2 at its Joppa Cement plant...
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FEMA houses scheduled to be inspected before demolition
By Terra Temple Planet Reporter terra@metropolisplanet.com The Metropolis City Council approved a $4800 contract with Freeman Enterprises Services, Inc. to inspect the FEMA houses for asbestos and ...
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