5-03-2006 




POLICE ARREST THREE IN ARMED ROBBERY


City police arrested three people early this morning after an attempted armed robbery in the parking lot behind a Greenville business. Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at 12:07am concerning an armed robbery in the lot behind the Greenville Dairy Queen. Three men allegedly approached the store's assistant manager and demanded money. Following a short investigation, police apprehended 20-year-old Barton Davis, 19-year-old Jason McCullough, and 19-year-old Brandon Stewart for alleged attempted armed robbery.

Dairy Queen owner Alan Spainhour told WGEL that he was thankful for the police department's quick action. Spainhour also praised his assistant manager for his "great poise in a stressful situation."

SALARY INCREASES APPROVED FOR COUNTY OFFICERS

At the Bond County Board Meeting Tuesday morning salaries were the major item of discussion. After much consideration the Board decided to increase the Sheriff's, Treasurer's, and County Clerk's salary by $1,200 annually until the year 2010. For the Bond County Board members elected in office in November, the salary will be increased by $300 to remain at that level for four years. For the Chairperson elected in November, the salary will be increased by $600 and will remain at that level for two years.

In other business the Board approved a liquor license amendment to Sallah Assad who bought DJ's Outfitters from John Zykan. The Board also approved a liquor license to Scott's Package Liquor Store. Liquor licenses usually expire in July, but at Scott's Package the license expires the end of May. In new business the Board will be discussing health insurance issues at the next meeting.

They are hoping to establish an Insurance Committee. You can see the entire Board meeting Wednesday night at 6:00 on Greene County Cable Channel 3.



POCAHONTAS WOMAN INJURED IN ACCIDENT


Fogged up windows have been blamed for an accident Monday night on Elm Street in Greenville. Police say 19-year-old Heather N. Matthews of Pocahontas was southbound when she went off the road because she couldn't see through the windows. Matthews' car struck a utility pole and she sustained minor injuries.

 




MEMORIAL WILL HONOR MILITARY WOMEN

State Representative Ron Stephens passed a bill through the Illinois General Assembly that authorizes the construction of a memorial dedicated to military women on certain state owned property. House Joint Resolution 110 calls for the creation of a memorial honoring women in military service in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield. Stephens said this memorial is just one small way we can thank women for all they have done for us by leaving their family, jobs, school, and other obligations to protect the citizens of America.



POLICE INVESTIGATING TWO THEFT REPORTS


Greenville police are investigating two separate theft complaints they received on Monday. Carl Breehne told officers that six tie-downs for a mobile home were stolen from a residence on White Street in Friendly City. They were worth under $300. And employees of Casey's on Harris Avenue reported the theft of rugs that were left outside to dry. They were valued at $30 each.

 


GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

The Greenville City Council will hold a special meeting Thursday afternoon at 5:00 in the Municipal Building. On the agenda the Council will discuss the Review of Draft Budget for the 2006-2007 Fiscal Year. That's the Greenville City Council special meeting Thursday afternoon at 5:00 in the Municipal Building.


WEDNESDAY SPORTS

COLLEGE BASEBALL
The GC Panthers lost to Washington University 15-3. Stefan Neece had two hits and an RBI and Stephen Kraft had two hits. GC is now 19-17 on the season.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL
The Lady Panthers took a doubleheader from Lincoln Christian 5-0 and 10-2. GC plays in the conference tourney on Friday and Saturday.

JUNIOR BASEBALL
The Bond County Cougars are now 9-3 after recent wins over the Edwardsville Cougars, Eureka Wildcats, St. Louis Pirates and Aviston. A. J. Childerson notched two wins while Cy Perfetti and Dylan Carr earned a win a piece.


OBITUARIES

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