Massac County

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This weekend, Metropolis, Illinois hosts its annual Superman Celebration with activities for everyone. One of the events includes a benefit for the Massac Theatre, an art-deco movie theater and stage from the 1930s. On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with Lisa Gower about the restoration, the comedy show featuring Scott Long, the auction and a breakfast with superheroes.

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The city of Brookport, Illinois and Massac County will receive a little more than $1.8 million in state funding to aid in recovery from last November’s deadly tornadoes. 

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A Metropolis, Ill. bank is donating its current building and some residential property to Massac County to house some government functions currently located at the Massac County Courthouse. The estimated $3.5 million worth of property comes from Banterra Bank. 

Health officials in southern Illinois are on alert after a strain of the West Nile virus was detected in a mosquito trap sample in Massac County.

Southern Seven Environmental Health Director Brad Rendelman conducted the positive test earlier this month. 

Two Drown in Massac County

Aug 7, 2012
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Rescue squads recovered the bodies of two Joppa Illinois men who drowned in the Ohio River last night. Officials say 26-year-old Brian Burkhead drowned while swimming and his 50-year-old uncle, Vince Snell also drowned while attempting to rescue Burkhead. The two men were swimming in the Hillerman area of Massac county.