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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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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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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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USW, Honeywell talks resume, still no contract
Press Release Negotiation talks resumed last week between Honeywell and members of the local USW 7-669. “Company and union negotiators had productive talks on Thursday,” said Peter Dalpe, Honeywell...
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Massac among 67 applicants for Enterprise Zone
Massac County is among 67 applicants vying for one of 49 spots available for the state designation of Enterprise Zone. The current Massac Enterprise Zone is set to expire in 2018. Changes to the Il...
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Academic ceremony receives $5000
Staff Report The Metropolis Kiwanis Club has made a donation of $5000 to serve as seed money for the upcoming Academic Awards Ceremony (AAC). The Metropolis Kiwanis Club has supported the AAC annua...
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County’s 2015 budget now on public display
Tuesday morning’s Massac County Commissioners’ meeting began with a report from State’s Attorney Patrick Windhorst on the final tally due back to the state for the Department of Commerce and Econom...
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Utility maintenance fee back up for discussion
It’s take two when it comes to enacting a maintenance fee on vacant City of Metropolis properties. The Metropolis City Council held the first reading of an ordinance amending and supplementing Titl...
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