Target shooting boosts small town eco...

Target shooting boosts small town economy

There are 11 comments on the WHBF-TV Rock Island story from Jan 27, 2014, titled Target shooting boosts small town economy. In it, WHBF-TV Rock Island reports that:

Target shooting has become an economic engine for the southern Illinois community of Sparta, where a shooting and recreation complex was established in 2006.

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#1 Mar 13, 2014
For the most part it only helps wal-mart. Those people who come to town don't go out to eat or do any shopping in town. They get their supplies they need, camp out, then hit the road.

Sparta, IL

#2 Jun 30, 2014
RIGHT ! What a waste of taxpayers $$$,$$$,$$

Olathe, KS

#3 Jun 30, 2014
No one collects for Camping. Must be a money pit. Last fall was the only time following the opening, a girl, collected camping fees. $25 per night. The State misses getting $3000 some weekends. Camped with a camper with electric and water for free during the concert last week myself. Everyone should call the governor tomorrow. Free camping with full hookups for the 4th with great weather. Join us.

Jacob, IL

#4 Jul 2, 2014
Weekends are free though. I have never paid out there. You say it is $25 per night? I owe thousands.

Prairie Village, KS

#5 Jul 3, 2014
$40,000 is missing at The World Shooting and Recreation Complex! Your taxes gone, gone, gone.

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Jul 3, 2014
A man investigating the sex lawsuit at the World Shooting Complex was attacked by Conservation Police today. Medstar took the investigator to Sparta Hospital. I'm not local. Someone call the press. Videos were made. Bad police !!!!!

Since: Dec 11

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Jul 3, 2014
I was not attacked physical. The entire event was because I was investigating a sexual harassment federal EEOC complaint where Manager Danny Beers of the IDNR exposed his gentiles, then demand see strip on a World Shooting Complex picnic table during a IDNR event drunk. She said no and her ended her employment. The Conservation officer gave a false statement before he knew that a video exists.

Since: Dec 11

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Jul 3, 2014
Locals should take over the World Shooting Complex through the Village of Sparta appointments of a board of managers. It has become a sex playground for IDNR rejects.

Overland Park, KS

#9 Jul 4, 2014
The police were totally unprofessional. As an American Christian I apologize. I hope a jury sees the videos. I would give you a lot. I support women's rights.

Olathe, KS

#10 Jul 6, 2014
This is so wrong. Close the whole place.
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Augusta, KS

#11 Jul 6, 2014
All the roar about the shooting complex was very discerning. Total new management required and everyone involved too. I went after church and counted trailers. 162 camping slots full plus primitive campers. Someone should have $20,000 from this weekend. I will help picket the grand. My wife and daughter too.

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