Adams, LeRoy, Lyle receive grants

Published 6:39 am Thursday, April 18, 2013

NORTHWOOD — The Worth County Development Authority this week announced it has awarded more than $830,000 in grants to Worth County and other regional organizations and cities, including Adams, LeRoy and Lyle.

The highest-dollar grant went to the city of Northwood for its downtown courtyard park improvements for about $176,000.

Thirty-six other grants were also awarded.

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The awards bring the total given out by the WCDA — the nonprofit co-licensee for Diamond Jo Casino — to more than $27 million since its inception in 2006, said Deb Hanson with the organization. This includes grants, scholarships and money given to school districts.

Each year, the nonprofit receives 5.76 percent of the casino’s annual gross revenue. Grants are given out twice a year, and educational awards are given out annually.

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Grants to Mower County cities were:

— $17,901 to the LeRoy Community Pool for repairs and renovations.

— $9,200 to the city of Adams for a pool bathhouse.

— $5,482 to the Lyle Lions Club for community center roof renovations.