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12-04-2008

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$42 MILLION FEDERAL FLOODING RECOVERY GRANT

 

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that they have awarded the state of Illinois a $42 million dollar Community Development Grant to help those who were affected by this year's severe flooding. The money will go toward disaster relief, long-term recovery, and the restoration of infrastructure, housing and economic revitalization of flood affected areas in the state. As a result of flooding and severe storms this year, 25 counties were declared disaster areas and to date approximately 18 counties have been approved for federal assistance.

 


GRANITE CITY STEEL PLANT TO GO IDLE

 

In a press release earlier this week, U. S. Steel announced they will temporally idle several facilities including their facility in Granite City. The release said approximately 3,500 workers will be effected. "We believe that our difficult decision to temporally consolidate our production is a necessary response to current market conditions."  said Chairman and CEO John Surma. The Granite City plant is expected to be idled over the next several weeks. 


 

LEGENDARY CHRISTIAN ARTIST TO PERFORM

 

The Rosebud Theatre will welcome legendary Christian music artist, Sandi Patty to the stage Sunday, December 7th. The adult music choir from United Centenary Methodist Church in Effingham will welcome guests to the Theatre at 5:30 with the concert starting at 6:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by calling the theatre.

 

 

 


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POCAHONTAS-OLD RIPLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT RECEIVES THREE GRANTS

 

The Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Protection District recently received grants, totaling over $30,000.00, from three agencies.  The Assistance to Firefighters Grant from FEMA totaled $20,979.00.  The department also received grants from the State of Illinois Small Equipment Grant Fund in the amount of $7,002.00 and from Illinois Department of Public Health EMS Assistance for $2,500.00.  Grant funds will be used to purchase a foam application system, five inch hoses with fittings and nozzles, new pass devices to help protect firefighters in trouble, and for the education of a new paramedic for Pocahontas-Old Ripley EMS.  The department sends special thanks to Representative Ron Stephens and Senator Frank Watson for their support through the grant process.


RAIN TOTALS LOWEST OF THE YEAR IN GREENVILLE

 

Rainfall totals for November in Greenville are the least of any month so far this year.  1.71 inches were measured at the Sewer Plant, 1.69 inches at 6th Street, and 1.65 at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.  August had the next lowest amount of rain at a little over two inches, with May topping the list at more than ten inches of precipitation.

 


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