By Travis Volz
Work recently began on the new fire house building for the Okawville Fire Department just west of Dairy Queen.
Construction began on the long-planned project last week after securing financing for the costs of construction.
The Okawville Fire Protection first purchased the 5-acre plot of land located on State Route 177 in 2018 for $87,000.
In May, the OFPD Board of Trustees held a public meeting to discuss plans for the new building. This hearing was part of the process of securing a Rural Development Loan from the United States Department of Agriculture.
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