AREAS OF GREENVILLE WITHOUT POWER AGAIN
For the third time in the last few weeks, parts of Greenville were without power Tuesday night. According to Ameren officials a tree fell on a primary line leaving some 350 Greenville customers in the dark for about an hour and a half. The outage cut power to Greenville Regional Hospital, but the hospitals back up generators kicked in without any problems.
CULVERT REPLACEMENT AND SPECIAL USE PERMITS TOPICS AT BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING
The Bond County Board met Tuesday night and approved a request for county aid from Bond County Highway Engineer Mike McCormick to replace a culvert over a portion of Gilham Creek on Gilham Road in Mulberry Grove Township. McCormick also commented on the status of the county highway office saying they hope to be moved in by the end of October. Howard Elmore, Zoning Administrator, presented two requests for Special Use Permits for manufactured homes based on the recommendations of the zoning board. Both permits were okayed by the board. A motion was then made and carried to appoint Roger Frey to the Robinson Cemetery Board based on the announcement at the October 3rd meeting.
The Bond County Board voted to settle tax litigation that has lasted over 5 years with the previous owners of the Budget Host. A minor technical defect was found with the tax extension allowing the previous owners a 5-10% refund for tax year 1999.
The board carried a motion to change the December 5th meeting to December 4th, as it will be the first day newly elected board members can be sworn into office. Also approved was the use of the courthouse lawn on October 27 by the Dudleyville 4-H Club for a cookout.
In other business, board members okayed the presented bills, the county clerk's report, the sheriff's report for August and the minutes of the October 3rd meeting.
ZONING BOARD RECOMMENDS VARIANCE FOR EMERALD GLEN
The Greenville Zoning Board of appeals met last night and will pass along a recommendation to the November city council meeting for a zoning variance to allow additional construction at the Emerald Glen facility on Harris Avenue. Emerald Glen's original request submitted in September was modified to allow more access to the grounds for emergencies.
HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNITIONS PRESENTED AT BOARD MEETING
During the Unit 2 Board of Education meeting Monday night, High School Principal Kevin Cochrane presented a list of recognitions over the past month. For the first time in history, the high school girl's golf team won the Regional Championships. Medallist Katie Bohle was joined by team mates Chelsey Braye, Kirstie Childerson, Steffanie Hoffmier and Elise Mills. Last week, Choir and Band Directors, Mr. Cox and Mrs. Goodenough, accompanied students to Mt. Vernon to audition for the November 4 festival in Carbondale. Students qualifying for the district festival were Rebecca Peddicord and Catherine Stampfli for choir, Laura Pennington and Bree Thomas for orchestra, and Megan Schwendemann for band.
Cochrane also commented on the hard work of several people. Dottie Corn and her volunteers again had success with the craft show this year. Bev Stewart, for the first time ever, generated mid-quarter reports for every student this year regardless of the student's grade. Emily Laesch surpassed the magazine drive goal by nearly $3,000. And Vince Sanguinetti created an excellent power point presentation about the new Smart Boards at the Academic Foundation's Chamber of Commerce Night.
STILL SEARCHING FOR CHILD FROM KENTUCKY
Authorities are still looking for a couple spotted in Smithboro. An Amber alert was issued Tuesday afternoon after investigators say nine-month-old Saige Terrell was allegedly abducted from his mother's residence in Henderson, KY and that a social worker taking part in a supervised visit there was found dead. Kentucky State Police believe the developmentally disabled child was taken by his non-custodial mother 33-year-old Renee Terrell and 23-year-old Christopher Wayne Luttrell. Terrell is a white female, 5'5" tall, weighs 240 pounds and wears glasses. Lutrell is a white male, 6'2" tall, weighs 150 pounds with a shaved head and tattoos on his arms. The three may be on their way to Evansville or Ft. Wayne, Indiana where Renee Terrell has family.
Investigators are looking for a white 2000 Daewoo, 4-door station wagon with Kentucky plates "675DRV". In the Amber alert, it was reported that the homicide victim's credit card was used to purchase gasoline Monday evening around 7:32 at TNT Gas Mart in Smithboro. Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown told WGEL that the FBI is canvassing rural Bond County and to alert residences to be on the lookout for the suspects and vehicle and if spotted call his department at 618-664-2151. Pictures can be found on the website www.kentuckyamberalert.com.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER MEETING
Illinois outlaws will be the program for the Bond County Historical Society’s annual dinner meeting Monday October 30. Dr. John Hallwas, retired professor at Western Illinois University, will present “Desperadoes: Notorious Lawbreakers of Early Illinois.” He will share stories on the frontier killers at Cave-in-Rock and horse thieves, bandits, and murderers from the dark side of Illinois history. Dr. Hallwas will also comment on the early lawmen and vigilantes who tracked the desperadoes.
Tickets for the dinner and program at Cheri’s Garden Room are $15 and can be purchased at Watson’s Drug Store through October 23. The public is welcome to attend. Dr. Hallwas’ appearance October 30 is courtesy of the Illinois Humanities Council.
FAYETTE COUNTY DELIQUENT TAX SALE
Fayette County has completed tax deed proceedings on properties that were delinquent for 2002 and prior real estate taxes. Six properties will now be offered to the public by a sealed bid auction sale. These auctions help to eliminate abandoned properties and put them into the hands of residents who will maintain the residence and keep the real estate taxes paid.
The minimum required bid is $630.00 per item and all items will be sold to the highest bidder. Complete bidder's packets and sale catalogs are available for $2.00. The sealed bid cut-off date is November 1, 2006 in the Fayette County Courthouse Treasurers Office at 221 S. 7th St. in Vandalia. For more information call
1-800-248-2850 or visit www.iltaxsale.com.
KASKASKIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES PREVIEW
The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees will meet on tonight at 7PM for a regular meeting. The board will hear reports from administrative officers on the Business Incubator, "National Dairy" Champions, student elections and finance and operations. The Board President will present reports on the KC Foundation, Friends of the Fine Arts and personnel updates. New business will include the fiscal year 2008 tax levy and college vehicles. A dinner will be held prior to the meeting from 5:45 to 6:30 PM.
GREENVILLE COLLEGE HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN
Homecoming is this week at Greenville College and Tuesday night was the Homecoming Banquet. The new King and Queen are Louis Gibberson and Heather Ryan.
The very first dance at the college was held and Kat Downs, a parent of one of the students at Greenville College, provided the music.
On Friday there will be a concert at the college that will be open to the public and this weekend various varsity sporting events will take place.