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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 »

Missing Boater Located at Rend Lake

The Franklin County Coroner has confirmed that Bryan W. Petty, 37 of Fairview Heights, Illinois was located deceased yesterday afternoon at approximately 12:37 p.m. at Rend Lake. Emergency crews were dispatched to Rend Lake shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Monday evening for a report of a male subject who had entered the water from a…read more »

Search Continues for Missing Boater in Franklin County

Crews resumed searching for a missing boater on Rend Lake Tuesday morning after darkness called of the initial search the night before. The man’s name has not been released by police at this time.  It was reported the man was not wearing a life jacket when he fell in the water. On Monday, crews responded…read more »

Safe at home? Off-field behavior will be decisive for MLB

MIAMI (AP) — Reliever Nick Vincent signed last week with the Miami Marlins and settled in for two days of quarantine in his hotel room while awaiting clearance to join workouts. “That was a little bit different,” he said. “In 48 hours, you’re definitely a little stir-crazy.” Vincent spent a lot of time watching TV,…read more »

Members of the Cape Girardeau County Commission Approve Virus Related Payments

Members of the Cape Girardeau County Commission gave their approval to reimbursement payments on Monday to many county school systems in the area along with the Riverside Regional Library for the many expenses the school and the library have that are related to the coronavirus pandemic. These reimbursements that were approved are the first part of what…read more »

Charges Filed Against Man Who Attacked Boy in Cape Girardeau

Members of the Cape Girardeau County Commission gave their approval to   reimbursement payments on Monday to many county school systems and the Riverside Regional Library for the many expenses the school and the library have that are related to the coronavirus pandemic. These reimbursements that members of the commission gave their approval to are the first part…read more »

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