USDA’s Rural Development Announces Grant to Winnebago for a New Firetruck

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development has announced the awarding of a grant to the City of Winnebago to buy a newer firetruck.


The Community Facility Disaster Grant of $24,500 will be combined with local funds to buy a $70,000 heavy rescue truck to replace a much older truck.


The USDA says the newer truck will help the department provide more efficient service and response times.


The City of Winnebago Fire Department is comprised of 22 volunteer firefighters.