4-19-2006 




MAN CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF WEAPON

41-year-old Mark R. Sauls of Highland was charged, by the Highland Police Department, with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon on Sunday. The charges allege that Sauls had a razor knife and he was not supposed to be in possession of any weapons because in 1983 he was convicted of murder in Iowa. He is currently being held on $150,000 bond. Other charges are pending against him including alleged aggravated assault with a knife.



SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Thanks to a lot of work and funds received from the sale of the old Junior High School the Treasures report was a welcome item on last nights School Board Agenda. Except for the usual fact that the State was slow in getting Transportation funds paid to the district all the cash accounts were in positive shape.

During the Superintendent's report Superintendent Melanie Allyn talked about two teachers from the district, Jackie Blumer and Sue Stone, who received special recognition at the Illinois Education Association Annual Awards Banquet in Highland Tuesday night.

Greenville High School Principal Kevin Cochrane told the board about the successful band trip to Florida.

In open session the board seemed relieved to hear that repairs to the High School Air Conditioning system according to the Building and Grounds Committee could be done for much less than the original 100,000-dollar estimate. Mrs. Allyn said the entire job could be done for around 22,000 to 23,000 thousand, and the board authorized up to 30 thousand for the repairs.

Mrs. Allyn also reported on the start of curriculum review in the district.

The Board went into executive session to talk about, among other things, dismissal of an employee or officer and litigation.




BRUSH FIRE SPREADS TO ADJOINING PROPERTIES


A brush fire Tuesday spread quickly to property owned by two others. The Greenville Fire Protection District was called just before 3PM Tuesday to the fire on Peach Avenue that originated on timberland owned by Jim Criner and then spread to the Neer and Rench properties. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from reaching a house that was in its path. The department was on the scene for over an hour.

 


SORENTO FILES SUIT FOR DEMOLITION OF HOME


The Village of Sorento has filed a suit in Bond County court for the demolition of property located in the 500 block of Wabash Street. According to the suit, the late Evelyn M. Turner owned the house and the village has provided notice to her heirs that the board considers the structure "dangerous and unsafe." William P. Turner is listed as the heir in the lawsuit. The village of Sorento also alleges that the house is "unfit for human habitation" and they also raised concerns for an open well adjacent to the home. It is also claimed that the well remains unguarded and uncovered and is "unsanitary, unsafe, and dangerous."



DOG RETURNS HOME AFTER BEING MISSING FOR A YEAR

A Saint Bernard that was missing was returned to his owners after disappearing a year before. Stephanie Wernle told WGEL that the three-year-old dog, Stewart, was last seen on March 7, 2005. Kevin and Stephanie put up fliers around town and put an ad in the newspaper hoping to hear that someone had found their dog. As time passed, and not hearing anything about the dog, they eventually gave up and figured he was gone. On April 3 of this year Kevin and Stephanie got a phone call from a Greenville Veterinarian saying that animal control in Monroe County had picked up their dog and he was in an animal shelter in Waterloo. The shelter had checked Stewart's microchip and saw that he was microchipped to the Greenville Veterinarian. That same day Kevin went to Waterloo to get Stewart and who is now back at home.

KASKASKIA COLLEGE STUDENTS COMPETE IN SKILLSUSA

Kaskaskia College announced that 29 students participated in a new initiative called SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industries working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. This is a national organization designed exclusively for students preparing for technical, skilled, and service careers, including health careers. Bill Sanguinetti of Greenville advanced to the state competition for Kaskaskia. Sanguinetti placed first and second in Computer Maintenance Technology. The students competed in areas of Culinary Arts, Commercial Baking, Collision Repair Technology, and Computer Maintenance Technology.


WEDNESDAY SPORTS

HS BASEBALL
The Comets lost 7-6 to Carlyle. Josh Fohne had 3 hits and 4 RBIs. Scott Lurkins and Jason Mollett both had two hits each. Greenville takes on Vandalia tonight at GMC Ballpark in Sauget.

HS SOFTBALL
The Lady Aces were 9-1 winners over Vandalia. Brittany Crandall was the winning pitcher as she struck out 14. Emily Brewer and Rachel Brewer each had 2 RBIs.

HS TRACK
The Comets finished 6th at the Carlinville Relays. Brian Atchison and Rutger Neece took 1st place in the Long Jump. Greenville had seven 2nd place finishes.

HS SOCCER
The Lady Comets were blanked 3-0 by Staunton.


OBITUARIES

JOE N. CARROLL

59-year-old Joe N. Carroll of Keyesport passed away Thursday, April 13 at his residence. Funeral services for 59-year-old Joe N. Carroll will be held Wednesday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Kolmer Memorial Park in Breese. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 18 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel in Glen Carbon. Burial will be in St. Paul Evangelical Burial Park in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or to World Vision.

 



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