9-13-2006 




KINBSBURY PARK DISTRICT APPOINTS NEW MEMBER

The Kingsbury Park Board accepted the resignation of a board member and appointed a replacement Monday night.  Following a 50 minute closed session to discuss pending litigation, land acquisition, contracts, and personnel, KPD Board President David Barbey read a letter of resignation from member Trevor Stoecklin.  Another letter from Tommy Simpson offering to serve in the event of a vacancy was then read.  The board voted in favor of Simpson filling Stoecklin’s term. 

The dredging of Patriot’s Park Lake by Blankenship Construction got underway Monday.  The water has already been lowered five feet and KPD Director Jerry Sauerwein said it may need to drop another foot.  The park will be closed until this weekend when it will be open to allow for previous commitments including Paws In The Park.  Sauerwein said the park would then close again until the work is complete.  The park board is recommending that joggers and walkers who use Patriot’s Park consider the Nature Preserve or other KPD parks as an alternative.

Sauerwein announced that a hearing on Warren Kennedy’s lawsuit versus the KPD has been postponed.  Kennedy had requested and was granted a thirty day extension.  He owns land adjacent to Patriot’s Park. 


ARCHITECT FOR NEW TOWN IN ST. CHARLES SPEAKS AT THE GLOBE

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce held their State of the City meeting Thursday morning at the Globe Theater. Architect Tim Busse talked about New Town at St. Charles Missouri. New Town is the fastest selling new housing development in the St. Louis Metro history. The First phase is sold out and the construction is continuing on phase two and three. When the entire 740-acre project in completed, New Town will boast a population of 14 thousand people.

Busse told Chamber members that Greenville and Lebanon Illinois were two model communities he used to pattern much of the New Town development. New Town is based on a concept of early 20th century Midwestern style homes integrated with Shops and Churches into small town style neighborhoods.


WEST NILE, FLU SHOTS TOPICS AT HEALTH BOARD MEETING

The Bond County Health Board met Monday night and discussed flu shot price changes. The in-county charge of 15 dollars will remain the same, while the out of county fee will be increased from $25 to $30. This increase is due in large part to surrounding counties charging in the $30 range for their flu shots. October 13th is the tentative date for the first flu shot clinic.

The recent death of a Bond County resident from West Nile virus has caused concern among the Board. The best way to prevent West Nile is by both changing standing water receptacles on your property and by wearing long sleeves, pants and wearing mosquito spray with DEET.

The board was also informed about $24,000 that was not billed to Medicare and Medicaid from the Mental Health program over the past year.  Health Department Director Maxine Barth said a former employee had not billed either since July of 2005.  The employee had told Barth that the billing was done every month but no reimbursements had been received.  According to Barth, the Medicare reimbursements have been caught up and Medicaid is being worked on thanks to the extra work of other department employees.

The acceptance of new Home Health polices was another topic Tuesday. A wide variety of policies both new and revised were reviewed and approved by the board.

In other business Julie Rathbone was hired to be the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. This part-time position will be responsible for handling the Bio Terrorism grants Bond County receives.


VILLAGE OF KEYESPORT STILL LOOKING FOR VILLAGE CLERK

The Keyesport Village Board held their monthly meeting on Monday night and discussed the hiring of a new village clerk. Rita Griffin resigned last month and the board has only received 1 application. The board took no action on the vacancy.

The board also talked about buying a new hose for the sewer jet so that they could clean out the sewers. Currently the hose they have is only 300 ft but they need to purchase another one that is 400 to 450 ft. The cost should be around $1,500. The board also approved hiring somebody to cut down 2 trees that are on Clinton and Mulberry Street.

On Monday the Village finished oiling and patching potholes, their next project will be to clean out ditches and culverts. At the end of the meeting the board went into executive session to discuss 3 different trash pickup bids for the town.

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BARB BUSCH HONORED FOR 34 YEARS OF SERVICE TO GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Greenville Regional Hospital honored retiring staff member Barb Busch of Greenville on September 1 for 34 years of service to Greenville Regional Hospital. She began her career in 1972 as a certified nursing assistant and by 1981 was working full-time in the hospital’s Education Department assisting with the coordination of community education events, CNA training, and the hospital’s annual health fair. Busch commented on the wonderful people she had worked with through the years.

She said that she does plan to return from time to time to do volunteer work.  Family, friends, and co-workers were on-hand as Busch was recognized with a cake and punch reception and a wide variety of gifts. Greenville Regional Hospital and CEO, Jim Hayes said Busch and her friendly smile will surely be missed as she always on the go and always getting things done.

In retirement, Busch said she plans to stay busy traveling with her husband Ron and will also do some bicycling and walking.


WOUNDED GI RETURNING TO THE U.S.

Dan Lagant of rural Greenville who was wounded by a sniper September 3rd while serving in Afghanistan will be coming home.  Lagant’s mother, Linda, told WGEL that her son was to be flown to New York from Germany on yesterday.  He will be checked by medical staff in New York.  Dan was shot in the arm, but doctors in Germany believed it would not require surgery.  Dan Lagant told his mother that he hopes to be back in Greenville for Friday night’s homecoming football game versus the Vandalia Vandals.


LITCHFIELD MAN FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES

A Litchfield man has been charged in U.S. Federal Court with allegedly producing and possessing child pornography.  65-year-old Paul Kincaid allegedly created sexual images of minors in a makeshift photo studio near his home.  Authorities claim they seized hundred of images of child pornography from Kincaid's home.  According to federal prosecutors in Springfield, Kincaid was arrested on Wednesday.  The alleged incidents date back to September 2004.


SPORTS

WEDNESDAY

HS SOCCER
The Comets lost to Gillespie 4-1.  Ryan Mulholland scored Greenville’s goal and Dillon Heitzig recorded seven saves. 

HS GOLF
The Lady Comets were winners as they shot a 193 and defeated Breese Central and Mascoutah.  Stephanie Hoffmeier and Katie Bohle each shot 47’s and paced all golfers for the day. 

The Comets had a 173 and finished 2nd as they were edged by Staunton who shot a 172.  Jordan Wright was Greenville’s top golfer with a 40 and had two birdies. 

HS VOLLEYBALL
The Varsity Lady Comets were winners over conference opponent Vandalia 18-25, 25-17, 25-23.  Coach Allison Hall said the teams were evenly matched and it was exciting to watch.  Katy Gilmore had 10 serving points.  Hannah Elliott and Gilmore each had 8 kills.  The JV team won 25-23, 25-7.  Ashley Paul had 8 points and Taylor White 7 kills.  The freshman squad also defeated Vandalia 25-23, 25-7. 


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