11-15-2007

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GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES POSSIBLE NEW INDUSTRIAL PARK FACILITY

 

The Greenville City Council held their November meeting Tuesday night, and pending a State of Illinois CDAP Loan, Greenville has a new multi-million dollar facility locating in the Industrial park. Molinero Incorporated, manufacturer of "masa flour", a product used as the main ingrediance in Tortilla Chips, is the first employer to commit to locate in Greenville, since Assistant City Manager Lisa Stephens took over the job of recruiting new business to Greenville. Molinero plans to purchase the existing 40,000 square foot Agricel building and build a similar sized structure to accommodate their Greenville Plant, which will employ 26 people. City Manager Dave Willey told the Council last night that the company plans to hire all those positions including the Plant manager locally. Construction starts next Spring and they will be ready for production in September, 2009.

 

Molinero will be making El Milagro brand chips that are sold in many retail stores. The plant will be located on 38 acres, and in all probability, another Company, Clarkson Grain, will be locating near the new Greenville plant. Clarkson would be purchasing white corn from local farmers. The Molinero project will be a $5 to $7 million construction project.

 

In other good news, City Manager Willey announced the State has extended the life of the City's Enterprise Zone for another 10 years, and the City heard a positive Audit presentation. In other action last night, the Council over-ruled the Planning board and granted a variance for an addition to a home on Hena Street. They heard a presentation from Citizens wanting to expand the City's recycling program and Vickie Cook was appointed to the Planning Commission.


PARK DISTRICTS NOVEMBER MEETING

 

The Kingsbury Park District held their November meeting Monday night and voted to purchase a floating boat dock for Patriots Park Lake. Park District Director Jerry Sauerwein told the board he had purchased a slightly used handicapped lift for the swimming pool. The Board opened sealed bids, for work at the lake, from Slatton Excavating and Blankenship Construction; Sauerwein will study both bids, to make sure all the specifications are met, before a bid is awarded.

 

Sauerwein also told the board he has met with Algren Anderson and Darryl Bolen, from the Bond County Board of Health, about possible use of some of the Land the Health board recently purchased on 4th Street. The Board adjourned into executive session to discuss Pending Litigation, Land Acquisition and Personnel.


GREENVILLE MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ACCIDENT NORTH OF RAMSEY

 

A head-on collision occurred over the weekend in Fayette County on Route 51, just north of Ramsey.  According to the Illinois State Police, around 4:53PM on Saturday, 24 year-old Nicholas Leach, of Pana, was driving a 1993 Buick and allegedly attempting to pass another vehicle, while southbound on Route 51.  His car collided head-on with a 2001 Ford passenger car traveling northbound, driven by 23 year-old Anthony Glosser, of Greenville. 

 

Leach was ticketed for alleged Improper Overtaking on the Left. Both drivers were taken to Fayette County Hospital and then transferred to St. John's Hospital in Springfield.  As of Wednesday afternoon, Leach had been discharged from the hospital, while Glosser remained in critical condition.

 

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TICKETS FOR FINAL FOUR GAME ON SALE

 

Tickets for the Comet's Final Four football game against Columbia will be sold outside the Unit 2 High School office today until 6:30PM and on Friday from 7:45am UNtil noon.  Tickets can also be purchased at the gate on Saturday.  The gates open at 11am in Columbia. Tickets are $6 a piece.


KC BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOVEMBER MEETING PREVIEW

 

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 7PM in the Board Room at the college. Items on the agenda include the new Coal Mining Technology and Medical Terminology Certificate programs, expansion plans for the Salem Education Center and the approval of the tax levy.

 

Other topics to be discussed at the KC Board meeting include the purchases of Truck Driving Program equipment, an autoclave, microscopes and office furniture.  A dinner will be held at 5:30PM and a demonstration in the Drafting Lab, prior to the meeting.


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THURSDAY SPORTS

 

BASKETBALL GAMES SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY

 

The Greenville High School Lady Comets will play at Gilespie. 

 

Greenville Junior High Lady Bluejays will host Staunton.

 

The Pocahontas Indians will host Mulberry Grove.


OBITUARIES

DELLA M. BORROR

 

Della M. Borror, 76 of Granite City, passed away Tuesday, November 13th, at Gateway Medical Center in Granite City.  Funeral services for 76 year-old Della M. Borror will be conducted Saturday at 10am at the Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove.  Burial will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 5-8PM at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Better Breather or the American Lung Association.

 

PATTI DOZA

 

Patti Doza, 52 of Milford, Ohio, and formerly of Greenville and Centralia, passed away Monday, November 12th, at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.  Funeral services for 52 year-old Patty Doza will be held Monday at 11am at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Maxey Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5-8PM Sunday at the funeral home.  For those who desire, memorials may be made to the family.


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