There will be more light shining on Wood River in the months to come. The city is pursuing grant money to upgrade lighting on city lots around town, and the paperwork is being wrapped up, according to City Manager Jim Schneider.
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He says these would not necessarily be decorative lights. The plan, according to Schneider, is to get the first of the lights installed by February. Schneider says they would start with some of the simpler projects.
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