COMMISSION GIVES OKAY TO TWO DEVELOPERS
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.
RESIDENTS PLEAD GUILTY TO ARSON AND PROPERTY DESTRUCTION
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.
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.
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.
FAIR 2006 PERFORMS RECORD NUMBER OF BLOOD TESTS
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.
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
FACTOR ASSIGNED FOR BOND COUNTY
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.
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.
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
REPORT FOR FEBRUARY
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.
HIGH SPORTS AWARDS
The Mulberry Grove Eagles and Lady Eagles sports awards
were handed out last week. Winner were:
Jacob Willis, Best Defense; Kyle Bloemker, Hitting;
Taylor Mosley, Most Improved; Quinton Lindahl, Pitching
Jacqueline Youngman, Best Defense; Lauren Koontz, Pitching;
Cheyenne Johnson, Hitting; Ashleigh Linville, Most Improved;
and Brianne Links, MVP.
Erin Kelly, Most Kills; Jessica Willis, Best Serves;
Miriam Israel, Most Improved; and Brianne Links, Most
Assists and MVP.
Allen Tompkins, Free-Throw Award; Devin Meisinger, Defense;
C.J. Fletcher, Most Improved; Rebound and MVP, Quinton
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
may be made to the Hillsboro Free Methodist Church or
to the Montgomery County Cancer Association.