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Business owner asks commissioners about liquor license
Massac County’s liquor ordinance took center stage Tuesday morning as co-owner of the Barrel House Pub, Duane Gold addressed the Massac County commissioners requesting a liquor license for his esta...
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Council proceeds with demo petition
Following several minutes of discussion, the Metropolis City Council authorized the filing of a demolition petition for the 621 Catherine St. property. The council’s Condemned Building committee ha...
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Save the Massac seeks auction items
“We are here! We are here!” is a famous line from Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! For members of Save The Massac (STM), it is also a battle cry. “Some of my members have been a little shook up becau...
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Scholarship recipients give back to the community
For 30 years now, students from both Massac County and Joppa high schools have gathered with their parents, teachers and high school staff in April to be awarded for their scholastic achievements b...
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Soil & Water Conservation districts face cuts
Press Release Nearly $2.8 million of the Soil and Water Conservation District funding for Fiscal Year 2015 has been “suspended” by Governor’s Office of Management and Budget and Illinois Department...
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Funding cut for TeenREACH grant
It may have been Good Friday, according to the calendar, but April 3 was not a good Friday for Doris Vogt, director for Reaching for Kids and Youth of Massac County. That was when she learned state...
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Travis serves as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome educator
It isn’t just about glitter and glam for Emily Travis. It’s more about being a role model and creating awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). As the reigning Miss Metropolis, Trav...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Armed man shot while aiming handgun at police
Press Release A Massac County man, Donald J. Hicks, 63, is dead following a pursuit and shooting that occurred April 2. At approximately 12:02 p.m., the Massac County Sheriff’s Department received ...
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Two Metropolis aldermen unseated, turnout is low
Staff Report The polls have closed and ballots have been cast and counted in the City of Metropolis, where all the aldermen races were contested. There were two major upsets as Don Canada beat incu...
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Easter holiday events are scheduled
Staff Report From egg hunts to sunrise services, area residents will have the opportunity to enjoy various Easter events this week. Massac County Ministerial Association will host Good Friday servi...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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