ANNUAL VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM AT UNIT 2 HIGH SCHOOL
This Friday, November 9th, everyone is invited to the Unit 2 High School for the Annual Bond County Veteran's Day Program. Coordinator Jennifer Dannaman, teacher at the high school, said that everything is going so well at the school, with the academics, organizations and the sports, especially with the football team. Because of this, the students, staff and faculty still wanted to take the time out to thank those who have fought for the freedom and chance at a great education. This will be the 3rd annual program and has had a great turnout in the past.
Students have worked hard this past month helping to plan the event. And they all agreed that this was something that they wanted to do to thank all of those who have served our country. Many students said that they have relatives that are veterans, so the program to them is a way of saying how proud they are of their family.
The Bond County Veteran's Day Program will begin at 9am in the high school gym. All veterans, their families and the public are invited to attend.
THREE CAR ACCIDENT INVOLVING HIGHLAND SCHOOL BUS
A Highland Middle School bus was involved in a three-car accident, Monday evening around 5:22PM, in Highland. According to police, the school bus, driven by 52 year-old Reba Parker, of Pierron, was driving southbound on Poplar, while 54 year-old Patricia Goodwin, of O'Fallon, was driving northbound on Poplar. 87 year-old Genevieve Plog, of Highland, allegedly pulled out of an alley, in front of Goodwin, striking the vehicle. Goodwin then spun into the other lane and struck the school bus, eventually coming to rest on the side of the road.
Goodwin was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland with serious injuries. The other two drivers, along with 10 students on the bus, signed refusals and were not injured. Plog was ticketed for alleged Failure to Yield at an Intersection.
HARBOR LIGHT BEACH GETTING A NEW LOOK
A popular spot on Carlyle Lake will be getting a new look. Joe Smothers with the Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake said that they have partnered with the Harbor Light Bay subdivision to create a better-looking beach for the public.
The 75 x 100-foot beach will have a small parking lot and everything else that you would find at a beach on Carlyle Lake. Smothers said that most people access the beach from the lake and will probably continue to do so. Now, however, they will have rules and regulations to follow, along with a no-wake buoy system.