4-20-2006




BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING

At the Bond County Board meeting Tuesday night the Board approved a Special Use Permit for Byron Wright to operate his welding business that is located in a section of Lagrange Township on Hastings Cemetery Avenue.

Anna Oestreich, of the Bond County Transit, was provided with a resolution and ordinance authorization for an application for Public Transportation Financial Assistance. This grant provides operational funding for the B.C.T. She has also submitted a grant to replace two vehicles because the ones they have now are old and have a lot of miles. She hopes to replace them with two smaller vans because of gas prices, however, it could be 18 months before the vans are received.

In other business Dr. Stowe, Animal Control Administrator, gave the Bond County Rabies Report for 2005. There were no rabies cases in 2005 and about 200 dogs were vaccinated for one year while 700 were vaccinated for three years. In 2005, dogs bit 38 people and five people were bitten by cats. 185 dogs were taken into the shelter. Stowe said that if a person's animal is taken into the shelter it costs $25 to get the animal plus $5 for each day the animal was there.

John Zykan from DJ's Outfitters is selling his business to Sallah Assad and Assad requested a liquor license for the business. Assad said that he owns an RV and Marine shop in Taylorville and he will be keeping everything the same at DJ's Outfitters. The Board approved unanimously to grant Assad the liquor license.

The Board also approved Richard "Pete" Peterson to be re-appointed to the Board of Review. Mark Shaw was approved to fill the vacancy for the Sugg Cemetery Board and Brett Kunkel was re-appointed to the Shoal Creek Fire Protection board. The County Board will vote at their next meeting to re-appoint James Romack and Mark Gan as Trustees for the Greenville Fire Protection District.

 


SIXTEEN INDICTED IN CENTRALIA BASED METH RING

Sixteen people were indicted on April 5 of allegedly operating a Centralia-Based Methamphetamine Ring. 14 of the people are from Centralia and one person is from Mt. Vernon and the other is from Sandoval. They were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Benton in a one-count indictment charging them with Conspiracy to Manufacture, Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. The indictment alleges that the conspiracy took place from November 2002 through the date of indictment in several counties throughout Southern Illinois including Clinton County and throughout the United States. Each person faces 10 years to life in prison and a fine of $4million.

 




GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SELECTS NEW DIRECTOR

The Greenville Public Library has selected Dr. Michael Westbrooks to replace Cynthia Sayler as the Director of the library. WGEL asked Westbrooks if he plans on adding anything new to the library and Westbrooks said that since he is new to the library he does not have anything that has to be changed right away. He thinks there will be some minor changes and he will be working with other staff members to see what their current holdings are and see what their future goals will be.

Westbrooks told WGEL what kind of transition it will be from working at a Junior High library to a Public Library and said that there are many things that are common and he wants to provide the patrons with the information and materials they need and want. Westbrooks said that many of the duties and functions are the same only it is a greater scope at a public library.

Westbrooks said he is excited to start his new job. Westbrooks also said that after being retired for six months he realized he still had some things he wanted to do and he hopes to make the library even better than what it is now. Cynthia Sayler plans on retiring from the library at the end of the month.

 


TOURISM COMMITTEE TO MEET THURSDAY

The City of Greenville Tourism Committee is set to meet on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building. On the agenda the Committee will discuss the National Road and old and new business. That's The City of Greenville Tourism Committee this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Greenville Municipal Building.

TIDBALLS TO HOST OPEN HOUSE AT NEW VILLA

Watson and Bonnie Tidball, who are active members of the local community and new residents of the Villas at Emerald Pointe, have announced that they are going to host an open house at their new home on Friday, April 21 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Tidballs have lived in their duplex since November and report that since that time they have had over 90 people come to look at it. The open house is free and open to all community members. The Greenville Regional Hospital Food Services Department will provide refreshments. The Tidball's villa is located at 207 Honey Locust Lane in Greenville. Emerald Pointe is a development of Greenville Regional Hospital and is a retirement community for people 55 years old and older. Additional villas are planned and for more information call Emerald Pointe Manager Marian Embry at 664-6096 or visit www.greenvilleregionalhospital.com.

 


 

 




UNIT 2 BOARD VOTES TO NOT REHIRE LADY COMETS COACH


Following their closed session Tuesday night, the Unit 2 School Board voted to not rehire Gina Allen as the Lady Comets varsity basketball coach. Allen had coached the Lady Comets for seven seasons and the squad was coming off a difficult season in which they won only one game…a victory over Brownstown in the opening round of the regionals.

THURSDAY SPORTS

 

HS BASEBALL
The Varsity Comets were 7-2 winners over Vandalia at GMC Stadium. Danny Leitschuh got the win and Jason Mollett the save. Cody Kircher and Josh Fohne had RBI doubles and Mollett had an RBI single. The Comets are now 11-4 on the season and 3-0 in conference play.

The Mulberry Grove Aces were 16-6 winners over Bunker Hill. Aaron Kendall had 4 hits, scored 3 runs, and drove-in 4. James Lynch got the win as he struck out 7.

HS SOFTBALL
The Lady Aces topped Odin 11-1 behind a no-hitter by Brittany Crandall. This was Crandall's third no-hitter of the season. Kelli Bloemker, Bailie Goodin, Rachel Brewer, and Lyndsay Dothager each had RBIs.

HS TRACK
On Tuesday, the Lady Comets finished 3rd at Pana. Taking first place for Greenville were Amy Bleisch in the Discus, Lindsey Holden in the 200 and 400, and Dani Huber tied for first in the Triple Jump.

JR HIGH TRACK
The Bluejays boys and girls 7th and 8th grade teams all finished 2nd behind Vandalia on Tuesday. First place finishers were Seth Ferguson, Hurdles; Todd Eaton, Long Jump; Zach Westfall, in the 100 and Hurdles; Shanice Rice, in the 100, 200, and High Jump; Joni Hoag in the 400 and Long Jump; Cheyenne Stoecklin, 800; Ashley Holden, 100; Chelsie Evans, 1600; Nori Stone, Long Jump; and the 8th grade boys 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 teams; the 7th grade boys 4 x 200 team; the 8th grade girls 4 x 100 team; and the 7th grade girls 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 teams.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL
The Lady Panthers split a doubleheader with Webster University as they won the opener 5-4 but lost the second game 15-4.

MEETING NOTICE
The Bond County Soccer Club is meeting tonight at 8pm in the First Bank's Hoiles Room.

 




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