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COVID-19 Reimbursement Available under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

To assist local governments, nonprofits and religious organizations recoup funds expended during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), and local emergency managers throughout the state, is encouraging entities to attend the scheduled virtual briefings to begin the reimbursement application process to receive federal funds. Public Assistance (PA) is available in all…read more »

Policies Released for New School Year in Marshall County

School officials in Marshall County have revealed their guidelines for returning to school. Officials have announced that the district will be going by the state’s guidance on Safety expectations and best practices and information from in their plans for returning to school. District officials say the first day of school will be August 26, in…read more »

Center Junction Project Moving Along as Scheduled

The ongoing Center Junction Project is moving along as scheduled. Currently construction crews, are continuing working on the southbound bridge and the mainline pavement of U.S. Highway 61. Officials expect work will continue on this section of pavement until it is finished around September. This is when drivers can expect the next shift in traffic because crews will…read more »

Local County Sales Tax Shows People Are Still Shopping During COVID 19

The most recent sales tax receipts reveal that the coronavirus pandemic has not kept citizens from spending money. The county’s use-tax revenue that is brought in by online and out-of-state purchases which are taxable has gone up significantly for the third straight month. Data in which city officials revealed on Tuesday proves the county’s half-cent sales…read more »

Southeast Missouri State No Longer Requires Standardized Testing for Admission

A major change appears to be happening in university education. Officials say that more than 50% of all four-year universities across the country no longer require students who apply to send the universities either their SAT or ACT scores to be admitted. Southeast Missouri State University has made the change in order to provide a more…read more »

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Ryder Cup postponed until 2021; Presidents Cup pushed back

(AP)-Seth Waugh knows how a Ryder Cup is supposed to look and how it should sound. In his first week as CEO at the PGA of America, Waugh was in the 72-foot high grandstand behind the first tee at Le Golf National outside Paris. Flags were waving. Fans were singing. Players were trying to conceal…read more »

Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs during pandemic

(AP)-Stanford announced Wednesday that it is dropping 11 sports amid financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The school will discontinue men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling after the 2020-21 academic year. Stanford also is eliminating 20 support staff positions.…read more »

Upcoming MLB free agents have fewer games to impress

PHOENIX (AP) — Robbie Ray already knew 2020 would be a big season for his financial future because it’s his last one before becoming a free agent. Now the Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander has less time to make a strong impression. Major League Baseball’s coronavirus-delayed 60-game season is much shorter than the usual 162-game grind. That…read more »

NFL’s stay-at-home order means no travel for training camp

(AP)-Tim Flynn was looking forward to one final year as the mayoral host of training camp for the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard, California. So much for that. The pandemic forced the NFL to abandon, at least for this year, the fading but still time-honored tradition of teams traveling to training camp. The league’s version of…read more »

MLB Cancels All-Star Game for 1st Time Since 1945

LOS ANGELES – Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist Park, home of the Braves since…read more »

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