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Franklin makes Illinois Honor Roll
Staff Report The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) recently announced 624 schools made the Illinois Honor Roll for their continued academic progress or...
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Fire protection district under fire Tuesday morning
Much of Tuesday morning’s Massac County Commissioners meeting was spent in discussion with Massac County Fire Protection District’s board regarding recent unhappiness from some firefighters about t...
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Mayor: ‘We’re going to regroup’ the Zoning Ordinance
After a few weeks of discussion and evaluation, Mayor Billy McDaniel announced during the Jan. 14 Metropolis City Council meeting that some regrouping lies ahead for the city’s Zoning Ordinance. “W...
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feds could put detour on Phase 2 plans for bike path
Ever have a project that was almost complete only to learn there were several hoops to jump through before the finish line is even in view? That’s the conundrum facing the Metropolis City Council, ...
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Unit One hears financial, school safety updates
Much of Monday night’s Massac Unit One board meeting was spent hearing about the district’s finances from Unit One Superintendent Bill Hatfield, who talked at great length about how much money Unit...
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Unit One adopts 2013 levy
By Michele Longworth Planet Reporter Less than a week after the tragic school massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., school safety was one of the topics of conversation at the ...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennedy marches in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade
By Linda Kennedy Planet Editor Aaron Kennedy, a senior drum major at Massac County High School, is no stranger to recognition when it comes to music. In fact, he will be making his second appearanc...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joe Miller appointed ESDA director
After a 30-minute closed session Tuesday morning, Massac County Commissioners returned to open session and began discussion regarding the Emergency Service Disaster Agency (ESDA) position. Commissi...
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Taking a look back: 2012 Year in Review
To remind readers of what happened in Massac County during the past year, the Metropolis Planet is presenting this year-end review. Most of the items mentioned here appeared on the front page of th...
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Municipal election candidates have filed
With the dust now settled from the November general election, all eyes now are on the municipal election. In this spring’s municipal election, residents in the Village of Joppa and City of Brookpor...
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