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Much-Needed Fire Department Addition

grainfield fdGrainfield will soon have a much-needed addition to their fire station, thanks to a $167,020 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Economic Loan and Grant (REDLG) Program.

The new addition will include dedicated bays for fire department vehicles, and includes an equipped training area. Improved training is key for the Grainfield volunteer department, which answers calls in Gove County ranging from structural and field fires, to auto accidents on Interstate 70.

The $238,600 project has other funding in addition to the USDA grant. An estimated $38,176 will come from the City’s general funds, and $33,404 from Midwest Energy funds.

When paid back, the REDLG loan and Midwest Energy funds will go into the Midwest Energy Revolving Loan Fund to support further projects of this type.
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  • Cousin Johhny

    Wow…..they are getting all that for around $250,000, I think the citizens of Ellis County got the shaft on a 3,5000,000 Fire and EMS building!

  • Scam

    $33,404 from Midwest Energy funds – AKA a rate hike for everyone else to get that back and getting the shaft from MWE again.

  • me

    everyones always complaining. should be glad a small town is updating their fire services. Im all game they are getting it!