3-28-2006 



 

PLANNING COMMISSION GIVES OKAY TO TWO DEVELOPERS

The scene is set for another interesting Greenville City Council meeting on April 11th as once again the Planning Commission meet last night and passed along for council consideration plans by developer Don Rogier to annex and rezone land he owns east of Idler Lane. Last November the commission blessed Rogier's plans for R-2 duplexes and R-3 four plexes and six plexes only to have the city council vote 3 to 2 to deny the project. This time Rogier is proposing leaving some 14 acres surrounding Executive Estates as R-1 single family housing. A proposal the Planning Commission like even better than the one they passed last year.

Also at last nights meeting they voted to pass along to the council plans by developer Don A. Wall to rezone the old junior high school buildings R-3 to allow the classrooms to be renovated into 2 bedroom apartments, they also voted to allow a special use permit that would let a non-profit entity operate the former junior high school gym and cafeteria.

JERSEYVILLE RESIDENTS PLEAD GUILTY TO ARSON AND PROPERTY DESTRUCTION CHARGES

Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Randy G. Massey, announced that 24-year-old Daniel D. Morell, 22-year-old Michael I. Willett, and 24-year-old Donny Schreiber, all of Jerseyville, pled guilty to charges against them. Morell pled guilty to one count of destruction of property, one count of attempted arson, and four counts of arson. Willett pled guilty to one count of attempted arson and three counts of arson and Schreiber pled guilty to destruction of property.

In a related case, 23-year-old Michael J. Abbott of Jerseyville pled guilty to one count of destruction of property, one count of attempted arson, and four counts of arson. The destruction of property counts involves the alleged destruction of property of the WJBM Radio Station in October.

The attempted arson involved the alleged attempt to burn the WJBM Radio Station building in October. Abbott and Schreiber are scheduled to be sentenced on June 12 and Willett and Morell are scheduled to be sentenced on June 19. The penalties that can be imposed on each count of arson and attempted arson are between five to 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. The penalty that can be imposed for the count of destroying or injuring the property at the WJBM Radio Station is a 10-year prison term, a fine of $250,000, or both.


HEALTH FAIR 2006 PERFORMS RECORD NUMBER OF BLOOD TESTS

2006 is another record-setting year for the Greenville Regional Hospital Health Fair that was held Friday. Over 3,200 blood tests were held in conjunction with the event and the overall attendance at the Health Fair was about 3,000. 2006 was the 27th year for the Health Fair and participants were offered the opportunity to have comprehensive blood tests performed at low prices and men were offered the PSA blood test. Many people who have attended the Health Fair in the past have learned of personal health problems by taking the blood tests at the event. Blood test results will be mailed to participants within four-six weeks; those with life-threatening blood tests will be contacted immediately. If you took a blood test you are urged to keep one copy of the blood tests results for your personal records and take the carbon copy to your primary care physician for review. In addition to the low-cost blood tests, 13 free health tests were also offered at the Health Fair. Over 40 national, state, and local organizations and exhibitors participated in the Health Fair and some people came from as far as St. Louis to participate.




ATTEMPTED ANHYDROUS AMMONIA THEFT

The Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team and the Madison County Sheriff's Office responded to an attempted theft of anhydrous ammonia Friday morning at the Bergman-Taylor Farm Supply store in St. Jacob. It looks like whoever attempted to steal the anhydrous ammonia may have been injured, causing the thieves to drop a pair of gloves and a gas mask. Anhydrous ammonia is used in the making of methamphetamine and can cause serious injury or death if mishandled. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the methamphetamine Response Team at 618-346-3683

QUALIZATION FACTOR ASSIGNED FOR BOND COUNTY

The property assessment equalization factor for Bond County will again be 1. The factor, often called the "multiplier," is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as required by law. Assessments in Bond County are at 33.35 percent of market value, based on sales of properties in 2002, 2003, and 2004. The equalization factor currently being assigned is for 2005 taxes, payable in 2006. Last year's factor was also 1.

 



 

FIBERGLASS ROOF OF BARN CATCHES ON FIRE

Sparks from a brush fire ignited the fiberglass roof of a barn Sunday afternoon on Country Club Road. Greenville Fire Protection District firefighters received the call around 4PM Sunday and were on the scene for about an hour. Damage was estimated at $500.

The Greenville district was dispatched Monday morning to a report of smoke in the cab of a semi parked on the LuBob's lot. Firefighters told WGEL that a problem with the rig's starter led to some smoldering wires which created the smoke. The department was on the scene for only fifteen minutes.

SHERIFF'S REPORT FOR FEBRUARY

Sheriff Jeff Brown has released February's Fees and Earnings report: Fees received totaled over two thousand dollars, Federal prisoner reimbursement was over 24 hundred dollars and with the addition of miscellaneous fees the Sheriff turned 62 hundred and 20 dollars and 15 cents over to the Bond County Treasurer for the Month of February.

SPORTS

TUESDAY SPORTS

JR HIGH SPORTS AWARDS
The Mulberry Grove Eagles and Lady Eagles sports awards were handed out last week. Winner were:

Baseball
Jacob Willis, Best Defense; Kyle Bloemker, Hitting; Taylor Mosley, Most Improved; Quinton Lindahl, Pitching and MVP.

Softball
Jacqueline Youngman, Best Defense; Lauren Koontz, Pitching; Cheyenne Johnson, Hitting; Ashleigh Linville, Most Improved; and Brianne Links, MVP.

Volleyball
Erin Kelly, Most Kills; Jessica Willis, Best Serves; Miriam Israel, Most Improved; and Brianne Links, Most Assists and MVP.

Basketball
Allen Tompkins, Free-Throw Award; Devin Meisinger, Defense; C.J. Fletcher, Most Improved; Rebound and MVP, Quinton Lindahl.

COLLEGE BASEBALL
The GC Panthers swept a doubleheader on Saturday versus Westminster of Missouri. Greenville won the opener 4-2 behind a four-hitter by Andy Rincker. Jeremiah Knackstedt had 2 RBIs. The Panthers took the second game 6-0 behind a four-hit shutout from Brent Kirchhofer who also struck out 8. Zac Atkins had three hits and Kyle Loucks 4 RBI.


OBITUARIES

GEORGE BOLLMAN

91-year-old George Bollman of Hillsboro passed away Saturday at Montgomery County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsboro. Funeral services for 91-year-old George Bollman will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home with burial following in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home.

Mr. Bollman was born December 25, 1914 at Litchfield, the son of Richard W. and Lucinda C. (Whitley) Bollman. He married Bonnie Reed on November 23, 1939 in St. Charles, MO.

He is survived by his wife: two daughters, Bonnidee "Bunny" Lewis of Greenville and Georgia Merriman of Garland, Texas, five grand-children and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Bollman was a truck driver for Hewitt Ware Grain Elevtor for 30 years, and was an Army World War II veteran, serving in the Pacific Theatre.

Memorials may be made to the Hillsboro Free Methodist Church or to the Montgomery County Cancer Association.



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