IT’S A SIGN — Everett-Stewart Regional Airport manager Jo Ann Speer and airport lineman Ian Riley paused this morning to admire the larger of two new entry signs recently erected near the airport. This taller sign is located at the intersection of Highway 431 and Airport Road, while a smaller sign is located at the intersection of Airport Road and Airport Circle. The signs are internally lighted and Mrs. Speer said she thinks they add “a touch of class” to the airport. She explained the process for new signage began several years ago and a conceptual drawing was finally provided in 2011, launching the process of cost estimates and some revisions over the years. A grant from USDA Rural Development provided 50 percent of the funding and the airport is providing the local match for the sign project. Mrs. Speer said it was very important to have Rural Development involved and she is grateful for its local team’s support. “They made the project possible,” she said. Construction of the signs began two weeks ago at the airport, located just east of Union City headed toward Martin. The electrical work is not yet complete and there is still some dirt work to be done.

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