11-20-2006


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GREENVILLE COLLEGE-GREENVILLE COMMUNITY MEETING

The GC to GC, Greenville College to Greenville Community committee met Thursday at the college and heard a presentation from the Dean of Students, Norm Hall, about the new resident dorm now under construction on campus at Prairie Street. The new facility is scheduled to open in July and should be ready to house 101 students next fall.

Acting College President Dave Hogue told the committee that in the last three weeks the college had received more student applications than any other three week period in the school’s history. Currently college enrollment is at an all time high of 1,200 students.

Robyn Florian talked about the NBC “Today” program coming to campus and it looks like the College should be featured on the “Today” program in early December.

Hogue also announced that due to increased cost of regulation, the college will be getting out of the internet provider business and is in the process of contacting current customers to suggest alternative providers.


PARK DISTRICT PETITIONS AVAILABLE

There are four seats on the Kingsbury Park Board up for election in April 2007.  They are currently held by Diane Duff, Matt Willman, Shannon McGuire, and Tommy Simpson.  McGuire and Simpson were appointed to the board to fill vacancies created by resignations.  Candidates petitions and packets may be picked up at the KPD office on North 2nd Street.  Twenty-five valid signatures are required on a petition.  They can be turned in from Monday January 29th through 5pm Monday February 5th.


ITEMS SOLD AT AUCTION AND NEW PAINT FOR THE PD

During last weeks Greenville City Council meeting, members were presented with a list of items sold on eBay™ by the city.  A total of $13,972 worth of surplus equipment and other items have been sold on the Internet auction site.  The city was able to sell a 1973 John Deere Payloader End Loader for just over $9,000 and a 1960 Ford Dump truck snow plow for just under $2,000.  Other items include a few vehicles and a couple bicycles.

City Manager Dave Willey was also given the go ahead to get bids on painting the interior wall of the police department. The City of Greenville has already received a bid from one company and is waiting on at least one more.

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METH RING BUSTED IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY

Twelve St. Clair County residents have been arrested and charged in federal court for manufacturing methamphetamine.  The federal indictment was handed down October 19th and as of Monday November 13th all twelve had appeared in federal court.  Authorities say the defendants were involved in the alleged manufacture and possession with intent to distribute meth between June 2001 and September 2006.  The alleged activities took place in St. Clair, Clinton, and Randolph counties. 

The investigation was conducted by the Illinois State Police Zone 6 Meth Response Team, the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois, and local police.  The meth response team was created in 2005 to combat methamphetamine on a full-time basis. 

KC BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY PROGRAM GROWING

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees heard a report during their Thursday night meeting on the growth of one of its programs.  Tim Hood, Associate Dean of Community Education, said the Business and Industry department is growing rapidly in response to local professional training demands.  Hood indicated that new and continued partnerships with regional industries have created the need for more seasoned business representatives and trainers on the department staff. 

Mary Lou Whitten, KC’s Director of Nursing, reported on a partnership with a school of nursing in India to perhaps develop on-line courses and certification for these students. 

The KC Board hired Clarke Griffin as the new Assistant Professor of Culinary Arts and Coordinator of Food Service Operations.  They also adopted the annual tax levy and approved a contract with Bruce Unterbrink Construction for renovations to the One Stop Center in Centralia. 

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SALVATION ARMY CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY

The 2006 Salvation Army bell ringers’ campaign has begun.  This year’s goal is $17,500 and buckets can be found at Capri IGA, Super Value, Value City, Dollar General, and CVS in Greenville; Kalous Market in Pocahontas; and Country Style Café in Mulberry Grove.  Capri IGA will match donations collected at their store up to $1,000 on December 9.  A large percentage of the money raised by bell ringers in Bond County stays locally. 

Volunteers from civic organizations, churches, Greenville College, and Greenville high school students are ringing bells this holiday season.  If you would like to help, contact Reverend Wayne Pierce.  The 2006 Salvation Army bell ringers committee includes Reverend Pierce, Reverend Ken Bryant, Reverend Elmer Fenton, Dr. Dan Jensen, and Frank Joy.


SOCIAL SECURITY CUTTING HOURS AT SENIOR CENTER

The Alton Social Security office is cutting back on the number of office hours it conducts at the Bond County Senior Center.  In the past, a Social Security representative has been at the Center on the first and third Fridays of the month.  However, starting in December, the rep will only be there on the third Friday of the month from 9am until noon. 

The Alton Society Security office has a variety of Internet services they offer.  You may also call the Alton office at 463-6568 from 9am until 4pm Monday through Friday.


ENFORCEMENT FIGURES FOR MOTORCYCLE ENFORCEMENT BUREAU RELEASED

The Illinois State Police announced the enforcement figures for the state’s new Motorcycle Enforcement Bureau.  The unit is a combined effort of the Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation to provide Troopers more mobility and flexibility in addressing highway safety.  Since its deployment in May, the 43-member unit has issued 17,167 citations through the end of October.  The primary focus of the motorcycle patrol unit is speed enforcement in an effort to reduce traffic fatalities.  The goal is to make Illinois’ highways safer by aggressively targeting the “Fatal Five” violations, which are speeding, seat belts, improper lane usage, following too closely and driving under the influence.

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911 BOARD CALLS SPECIAL SESSION

The Bond County Emergency Telephone Systems or 9-1-1 Board has called a special meeting for tonight at 6pm.  The meeting will be held in the county board room.  The only item on the agenda is discussion of a budget amendment.


MULBERRY GROVE UNIT 1 MEETS MONDAY

The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 School Board meets Tuesday for two sessions.  The first gets underway at 6:30pm for a review and then public comment on the proposed tax levy.  The regular monthly Unit 1 board meeting begins at 7pm.


UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION PREVIEW

The Bond County Community Unit 2 Board of Education will meet tonight at 7PM. Topics on the agenda include the Treasurer's report, the Superintendents report, school board elections, and district insurance renewal.  Also to be discussed is the fiscal year 2007 school library per capita grant, an asbestos proposal and the ISAT wizard.


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MONDAY SPORTS

HS FOOTBALL
The Mater Dei Knights will play for the Class 4A State Title on Friday.  Mater Dei shutout Mascoutah 7-0 on Saturday in the semi-finals.  Mater Dei plays Addison Driscoll for the trophy.

In Class 3A, St. Joseph Ogden defeated Anna-Jonesboro 22-21.  In Class 1A, Mt. Olive lost to Tuscola 31-20.

HS BASKETBALL
The Lady Comets hosted their round robin tournament over the weekend but finished 0-3 as they lost 44-29 to Freeburg, 64-26 to Breese Central, and 52-28 to Carrollton. 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
At North Versus South Classic Tourney hosted by Blackburn, the GC Panthers lost to Concordia 82-74 and fell to Dominican 80-74. 

JR HIGH BASKETBALL
At the Ramsey Tournament, Sorento defeated Ramsey 39-13 and Pocahontas edged Mulberry Grove 31-30.  Brad Perry led the Indians with 24 points while Kyle Bloemker had 15 and John Rickman 10 for the Eagles.  The Eagles had defeated Ramsey earlier in the tournament 45-26. 

The Bluejays lost to Okawville on Saturday 37-19.  Zach Lewis had 11 points for Greenville. 


 

OBITUARIES

MABEL BUSCH

Mabel Busch, age 92 of Greenville and formerly of Keyesport, passed away Sunday at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Funeral services for 92-year-old Mabel Busch will be Wednesday at 11am at the Keyesport Methodist Church.  Burial at McKendree Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation is Tuesday from 4-8PM at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle and Wednesday from 10-11am at the church.  Memorials to the Bond Christian Service Camp, the Keyesport Methodist Church, or the donor's choice.

Mabel Busch was the mother of Diana Doll of Pocahontas.


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