Crawford County News

County EMD discusses CARES Act funds

    Crawford County Emergency Management Director Lesa Mizell spoke to a full room at the commission meeting on June 9, held in the sheriff’s office conference room. Attendees included representatives from area political subdivisions that will be eligible to apply for a portion of the $2.8 million in CARES Act funding received by the county.

Crawford Electric cancels annual meeting

    At its June 4 meeting, the Crawford Electric Cooperative board of directors decided to cancel the September 16 Annual Meeting of Members, which regularly draws more than 500 registered members and more than 1,000 total attendees and workers. In its place, the board is calling for a Special Meeting of Members to occur on September 16 for the sole purpose of electing directors and approving 2019 reports. This will be a virtual meeting only, and all voting will be via absentee balloting.

COVID-19 victim talks about illness

    Three Rivers Publishing reached out to one of the Crawford County positive COVID-19 cases, after hearing the person had spoken of their experience to a community group. The person, officially “Crawford County Health Department Case #4” agreed to tell their story “not for wanting to be in the paper,” but “as a resource to help others understand that this is real, whether it has hit our area or not.”