Category Archives: Organization News

Stuff the Police Van Food Drive starts Nov. 7

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November 7-9 and 14-15, 2017
Metropolis Police Department Stuff the Van Food Drive

The Metropolis Police Department is partnering with the local charity group, Weekend Blessings, this year to help feed our school kids. The Metropolis Police van will be parked at the following locations on the listed dates. Help stuff the van to provide food for children in need during the weekends.

Type of foods they are looking for are:
Single serve portions of Macaroni & Cheese, Ravioli, Soup, Vienna Sausages, Ramen Noodles, Applesauce, Fruit Cups, Granola Bars, Snack Bars, Chips, Cookies, Rice Krispie Treats and Fruit Snacks.

The van will be at the following locations:

  • Tue. Nov. 7 – Metropolis Elementary
  • Wed. Nov. 8 – Unity Elementary
  • Thu. Nov. 9 – Brookport Elementary
  • Tue. Nov. 14 – Jefferson Elementary
  • Wed. Nov. 15 – Franklin Elementary

Unable to make it to one of the schools to donate? No problem. Metropolis City Hall will also have a box available for donations to be dropped off.

Each Friday, Weekend Blessings provides participating children receive a bag consisting of two breakfast selections, two lunch selections, two dinner selections, a dairy snack, a fruit snack and a fun snack in their school lockers. Currently, the Weekend Blessings Program is serving 125-130 local students each week. Average yearly cost to operate the program is $23,000. Contact Weekend Blessings for information or donations through email at or Facebook.

For additional information contact Sgt. Carl Manley at 618-524-2310. For questions or to make donations, contact First United Methodist Church at 618-524-9325,

Community Chili Cook Off is Nov. 11

American Legion invites you to bring your best crockpot full of chili and let their special judges decide who is the Best Chili Cook!

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
American Legion, 321 Market  St.

$10.00 Entry Fee
Cook Off is open to the community!

Chili must be at American Legion by 10:30 a.m. and ready to judge and serve. Bowls and spoons provided by American Legion.

Attendees may purchase Chili for
$3.00 a Bowl
$5.00 for a Bowl and Taste Test others

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive prizes.
For information, call 270-243-2932.

American Legion, 321 Market St., Metropolis

Town Hall: Opioid Epidemic is Nov. 7


Concerned citizens of Massac County
Be informed about Abuse, Addiction, Overdose, and Death


Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6:00 p.m.  Doors open
6:15 p.m.  Presentations begin
7:30 p.m.  Training begins
Basement of the Courthouse, 101 W. 8th Street, Metropolis


Introductions – Holly Windhorst
IYS Data – Jonathan Oberholz
Opiod Addiction – Dr. Patrick Withrow
Q & A Discussion Format


Narcan Training – April Scales and Lizz Cooley
Free Narcan Kits upon completion of training


Holly Windhorst, MPA
MCDAC Executive Director

Jonathan Oberholz
Criminal Intelligence Analyst, ILNG Counterdrug Task Force

Dr. Patrick Withrow
Director of Outreach, Baptist Health Paducah

April Scales
Overdose Prevention Educator, Egyptian Health Dept.

Lizz Cooley, MPH, CHES
Health Education Program Manager, Egyptian Health Dept.

MCDAC Executive Committee
Sabrina Beck
Lori Bruce
Cindy Davis
Ricky Griffey
Thelma Hunter
Steve Johnson
Natalie Quint

Garden Club Plant Sale is April 24

Monday, April 24
Metropolis Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

9 a.m. – Noon (or until the plants are gone)
Metropolis Community Center
900 W. 10th St., Metropolis

Sale of perennials from club members’ gardens, a few annuals, and plant-related items. The plant sale is open to everyone.  Free admission.

Any plants left over will be sold at the Farmers Market on Saturday, April 29.

For more information, visit the club’s website or  contact Anne Parmley at 618-524-9022 or


Superman License Plate Applications Accepted

Metropolis Rotary Club offering collectors Superman Celebration License Plates

To order your license plate, read carefully and completely fill out form below.

You had number ______ last year.
Do you want that same number?  YES    NO
(Same number may not be available – guarantee deadline was March 6, 2017)

Would you like a different number if available?   YES     NO      Number _________

Name: _____________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________

Driver’s License #: _______________________________________________

Email: ____________________________________________________________

Phone:  Day______________________  Evening _______________________

To order a plate you MUST send a copy of a CURRENT Illinois Vehicle Registration for each plate that you order.  It MUST NOT expire before JUNE 2017.  If it does expire then in order to receive your plate you will need to renew your registration early and send a copy of the renewed registration.  A copy of the owner’s Driver’s License MUST be included.Please make sure that this application is returned.

Plates are $35.00 PER SET.  If they have to be shipped, the cost is $42.00 PER SET.   The cost for orders received after March 6th will be $50. (this includes shipping whether applicable or not).

Orders that do not include he appropriate amount of money cannot be filled.  Make check payable to Metropolis Rotary Club or you may submit payment thru paypal via the donate button found at (please note the required paperwork must still be submitted via mail or email).  

Mail orders to:  Superman License Plates, 78 Jon St., Metropolis, IL  62960
Email orders to:

NUMBER OF SETS ORDERED______________________________

AMOUNT ENCLOSED_____________________________________


If you have questions, please e-mail Emily Loftus at
“Like” the Facebook page, Rotary Club of Metropolis, and get a sneak peek of the plates!

Metropolis City Council Agenda for April 25

City of Metropolis SealCity Council AGENDA

Monday, April 25th, 2016 7:00 PM

City Hall Council Chambers

  1. Roll call
  1. Pledge of Allegiance – please stand and remain standing through the prayer
  1. Prayer
  1. Approval of minutes
  1. Citizen’s request

            Adron Henely

            Dianna Hedgesock

  1. Mayor’s Report

Motion to adopt Proclamation for the Southern Illinois Communities for Stronger           Economies Together

Acknowledgement of Fred W. White’s resignation after serving 25 years on the Police Pension Board

  1. Corporate Counsel Report
  1. Committee Reports

            Greater Metropolis Convention & Visitors Bureau

Motion to accept/reject recommendation of final draw for the fiscal year in the amount  of $120,608.00 (approximately $80,000.00 for Superman Celebration and approximately $50,000.00 for additional new tournament with the Archery Tournament)

            Parks and Recreation

Motion to accept/reject the hiring of the 2016 City Pool staff as presented

            Mapping and Zoning

Motion to suspend the rules and place an Ordinance for a Special Use Permit on 2101    Metropolis Street upon its passage

Motion to adopt an Ordinance granting a Special Use Permit on 2101 Metropolis Street

            Water, Light and Street

Motion to accept/reject Payment No. 2 for the Interceptor Manhole Rehabilitation Project in the amount of $23,477.00 to Visu-Sewer

Motion to accept/reject Change Order No. 2 for the Interceptor Manhole Rehabilitation            Project in the amount of $9,150.00 to Visu-Sewer

Motion to accept/reject the Task Order for the Waste Water Treatment Plant             Phosphorous Study as required by the IEPA NPDES Permit

Adopt a Resolution to use Motor Fuel Tax funds for the 12th Street Improvement project

Motion to accept/reject the purchase of a 32 bit computer for the SCADA system at the Water Treatment Plant from Kemper Tec. in the amount of $2,004.81

Motion to accept/reject the purchase of 3 firewalls for the computers at the Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Plant and Mapping/Zoning Department from Kemper Tec.    in the amount of $2,160.00

Motion to accept/reject the purchase of 2 lawn mowers for the Street Department in the amount of $8,300 from Little Tractor

Motion to accept/reject the purchase of a bush hog tractor for Public Works from Little Tractor in the amount of $30,200.00

Motion to accept/reject the purchase of street lights with E2C2 grant funds in the amount of $9,758.00

  1. Department Heads
  1. Old Business
  1. New Business
  1. Miscellaneous Reports
  1. Financial Report

Payment of Salaries, Payroll, and Contract Bills

Payment of Miscellaneous Bills

  1. Executive Session

Pending Litigation


Collective Bargaining

Acquisition of Real estate

Sales, Lease, or Exchange of Real estate

Threatened litigation

  1. Adjourn

Billy McDaniel, Mayor, City of Metropolis


  • Market Street Spring Fling, Saturday, May 7th 7 am – 3 pm
  • Bulldog Spring Clean Up Weeks; Weeks of May 16th & May 23rd