DOLL SOCCER FIELD TO BE DEDICATED SATURDAY
The new Tom Doll Soccer Field will be dedicated Saturday
morning prior to the Lady Comets soccer game versus Olney.
Doll was a staunch supporter of the soccer program and
was instrumental in its creation while a member of the
Unit 2 School Board. Tom Doll died in September 2004.
High School Soccer Coach Mike Young commented to WGEL
on Doll's importance to the program. According to Young,
without Doll's leadership it is very possible that the
fifty kids involved in boys and girls soccer at the high
school would not have a sport to play. Young added that
he felt naming the field after Tom Doll was an appropriate
dedication begins at 11:30am with the game set for noon.
The field is located east of the Greenville junior high
baseball diamond. A trivia night to benefit the Tom Doll
Soccer Field and Jane Schlemper Memorial Bench is scheduled
for Saturday April 29th. For more details, call Jane at
664-0703. Jane Schlemper was another key supporter of
the soccer program.
FINALIST SITE NAMED FOR $1 BILION COAL PLANT OF THE FUTURE
last phase of the Illinois selection process for the $1billion
FutureGen coal-to-energy plant has begun after four locations
were announced that meet the rigorous site review standards
established by the FutureGen Industrial Alliance. The
finalist sites are Effingham, Marshall, Mattoon, and Tuscola.
They will be considered as the state prepares its bid
to host this facility. They will undergo further assessment
before a final selection or selections are submitted to
the Alliance by May 4th. The finalists were selected by
using site review standards established by the Alliance,
based on recommendations of experts from the Illinois
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or DCEO,
the Office of Coal Development, the Illinois Clean Coal
Institute and the Illinois Coal Association. Illinois
is among many states competing for the coal plant and
Illinois has been laying the groundwork for FutureGen
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DESTROYS POCAHONTAS GARAGE
backfiring motorcycle has been blamed for a fire Thursday
night that destroyed a garage in Pocahontas. The fire
broke out in a detached garage at the Leonard Moss residence
when a motorcycle that was being worked on backfired and
caught some rags on fire. The blaze quickly spread and
took the garage and its contents. No one was injured but
the heat from the fire did melt the siding of the nearby
Moss home. Damage has been estimated at $20,000. The Pocahontas/Old
Ripley fire department was called back this morning to
a rekindle of the fire.