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Unit One adopts $20 million ‘15-16 school budget
Monday night, Massac Unit One board members returned to open session at 8 p.m. and after taking action on the items on the agenda, the board suspended its regular meeting at 8:30 p.m. to hold a bud...
Sep 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commissioners hear engineering study would have to be done
In a follow up to a concern about safety of motorists at the intersection of Airport Road and Upper Salem Road, Massac County Highway Engineer Joe Matesevac told Commissioners Jerel Childers and Je...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent, engineering firm rep speak at community tax meeting
In a special called meeting of the Massac County Board on Sept. 17, about 40 people gathered in the large courtroom at the courthouse to listen to two presentations, first by Massac Unit One Superi...
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S7HD staff hours reduced due to state budget woes
With the state still dealing with a budget crisis, state offices are starting to feel the budget woes and tightening their belt buckle, including Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD). “Until the...
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Another piece of Superman legacy silenced
By Larry Thomas Ward Special for the Planet Jack Larson, 87, best known to television and film audiences as the character Jimmy Olsen in the iconic The Adventures of Superman television program in ...
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City council approves big projects
Several big projects came before the Metropolis City Council for approval and will be underway in the coming months. Alderman Jerry Mizell was absent from Monday’s meeting. First on the agenda was ...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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McGinnis will lead MG Walk
Staff Report Plans have been finalized for the second annual Myasthenia Gravis Walk and Charity Fall Festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 26. According to Paula McGinnis, event organizer, the walk wil...
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Board approves general assistance part-time employee in 2-1 vote
Supervisor of General Assistance Lori Walters was back at this Tuesday’s Massac County Board meeting requesting, a part-time employee to work two-days a week. Walters said her office has seen an in...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Courthouse committee hears bond presentation, tours Banterra Bank
Last Thursday afternoon only three of the Courthouse Steering Committee members — Chad Lewis, Carl Johnson Sr. and Sam Stratemeyer — were in the large courtroom to hear a second bond presentation f...
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Massac among applicants denied Enterprise Zone
When the State of Illinois announced changes to its Enterprise Zone designation two years ago, Metropolis was one of many locales around the state to seize the opportunity to revamp. During its Aug...
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