Town gives $10,000 to golf course

Cory Barkley of the Wellview Golf Course fundraising committee says the new clubhouse should be finished in a month or so. Not soon enough to go into use this year, but it will be ready for spring. 

He recently got a $10,000 handshake from Mayor Jeff McConnell representing a donation from the Town of Virden. It will go towards construction of the new clubhouse.  

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McConnell defended the gift, saying, "We need quality of life indicators. Having a golf course ensures people want to move here." 

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