Manchester alfalfa heading to MidwestOne of Carroll...


September 29, 1993

Manchester alfalfa heading to Midwest

One of Carroll County's first contributions to flood victims in Hancock County, Ill., will be a truckload of alfalfa from Manchester, Micki Smith, deputy director of administrative services, said yesterday.

The alfalfa was grown on land irrigated by Manchester's sewage-treatment plant.

County public works employee Patrick Hill is working with a local trucking company to send the crop to Hancock County so it can be used to feed farm animals.

County employees have formed a Carroll Community Flood Relief Fund to collect money and supplies for the Illinois county, which lies at the confluence of the Des Moines and Mississippi rivers.

Carroll officials also are trying to coordinate the efforts of other community groups working to help Midwest flood victims.

A meeting of those groups is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct 20 at the Agriculture Center in Westminster.

One landscaper bids for work at airport

Carroll County received a bid from one company for landscape architect services for expansion of the Carroll County Regional Airport.

The bid was from J. Christopher Batten Inc. of 8 N. Church St., Westminster. The company bid $1,200 for the landscape design and $2,587 per acre for a wildlife meadow.

Construction on the $11 million airport expansion began two weeks ago.

Workers will relocate Meadow Branch Road and build a new 5,100-foot runway to accommodate corporate jets.

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