Christine Des Garennes

Gifford eighth-grade trip saved by donors

GIFFORD — Thanks to several businesses and individuals who donated money Friday and Saturday, Gifford eighth-graders will leave later this week for Washington, D.C.

A few days ago, parent organizers found themselves without a charter bus for their children’s trip out East and had been scrambling to find a replacement only to have quotes come in about $2,000 over budget.


Donors come through for Gifford eighth-graders

GIFFORD - Thanks to several businesses and individuals who donated money in the last 12 hours, Gifford eighth graders will leave in one week for Washington, D.C.

A few days ago parent organizers found themselves without a charter bus for their children's trip out East and have been scrambling to find a replacement only to have quotes come in at about $2,000 over budget.


Gifford residents act in disbelief when FEMA assistance denied

GIFFORD — “Not of such severity and magnitude as to warrant the implementation of the public assistance program.”

So goes the letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to state officials, denying their request to reimburse part of what local governments spent on cleaning and repairing tornado-ravaged towns in Illinois.


Work conducted atop grain elevator

GIFFORD — Just behind Rademacher’s Lumberyard and Home Center, a crew comprised of employees from Premier Co-op and a grain system contractor were atop a concrete elevator that contains about 300,000 bushels of soybeans. Stored in an adjacent bin: about 200,000 bushels of corn.

There’s been a grain elevator in this farming community as long as Adam Mussman can remember.


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