The state of Illinois plans at the end of this month to close a money-losing shooting complex that regularly draws thousands each summer for a national competition.
State Representative Jerry Costello II has launched a petition drive for taxpayers to voice their support for keeping the shooting complex open that’s located in Sparta, Illinois.
World Shooting & Recreation Complex continues to thrive.
Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel says 45-year-old Dennis Monroe and 42-year-old Willie Monroe were killed in the fire near Sparta on Tuesday.
Gage Thornton, 9, recently set what could be a world record for his age, breaking 100 straight targets at the Grand American competition.
At one time power outages in the immediate St. Louis City and County area numbered over five thousand. In the Metro East, about four thousand customers were without power.
City officials plan to fight a minister’s plan to establish a new homeless tent city
The Grand American’s long line of competitors has included sharp shooter Annie Oakley in 1925 and movie and television cowboy Roy Rogers in 1959.
After 90 police calls, including a fire and murder, the city is done with homeless living on riverfront.