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Costs Of Depot Roof Continue To Increase

The Jefferson County Historical Society is continuing to struggle to find ways to pay for necessary repairs to the Rock Island Depot Roof.Alan Dux of the Historical Society first approached Jefferson County Commissioners in November of 2021, asking for help. They have applied for a Peter Kiewit grant.The Historical Society is also accepting donations but Dux acknowledged there is fierce competition for local dollars. Dux recently told FJN, “The cemetery road, the veterans memorial, these are all good causes.”A major issue is inflation, which has hit every industry hard. In addition, there has been further deterioration of the roof. As a resu...


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