UPDATE: Nekoosa receives $510,000 in Recovery Act funding - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

UPDATE: Nekoosa receives $510,000 in Recovery Act funding

by Kelsi Schindler

NEKOOSA (WAOW) -- The City of Nekoosa is receiving funds to construct a new senior and community center, according Governor Jim Doyle.

The funds total $510,000 and are part of the American Recover and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Gov. Doyle made the announcement, Wednesday.

According to a news release from Gov. Doyle, community investments are what the Recovery Act is designed for.

"These are real projects that are doing lasting good and making a difference in people's lives," said Doyle. "In a city of 2,600 an investment like this will impact almost every family for generations.  Through this project we'll be able to jump-start the economy while making a lasting investment in the Nekoosa community."

Newsline 9's Meg Bonacorsi is in Nekoosa covering this story. Community members tell Meg that the community center has been in the works for about 10 years, but has been stalled due to the economy.

To see the details of Nekoosa's community center and it's expected completion date, stay tuned to WAOW.com and Newsline 9 at 5, 6 and 10PM.

To read Doyle's press release in it's entirety, click here.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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