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This story originally appeared in the October 5, 2016 issue of The Media. By Mike Scott A major Kahoka business has made a large investment in “going green”. Ball Volvo and GMC Trucks has installed a photovoltaic solar system which can generate more electricity than they currently consume. Their system went live on September 22.READ MORE
Kahoka’s Sheltered Workshop, Industrial Opportunities, which provides meaningful employment to 48 local disabled workers, is facing a crisis which will result in immediate cuts in service, and layoffs to around half of the employees. “It’s a pretty difficult deal,” said long-time board member Ralph Plenge. Effective immediately, Industrial Opportunities will only accept cardboard for recycling.READ MORE
By Mike Scott The Des Moines River bridge at St. Francisville may have carried its last traveler across its 763 ft. length. The historic structure served as a toll bridge until 2003, and as a free bridge following the completion of the new bridges on the Avenue of the Saints. The metal cantilever bridge, builtREAD MORE
By Marlana Bonnell, Shelby County Herald Representatives of the Mark Twain Transmission project came to Shelby County to get the approval of the commissioners, but after volatile public meeting, they left without it. The Shelby County Commissioners had a meeting with Ameren Thursday, September 8, at the Shelby County Courthouse. Several residents, land owners andREAD MORE