11-19-2007

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COMETS GREAT SEASON COMES TO AN END

 

The Greenville Comets football team finished the season with a 12 and 1 record. The season ended Saturday with a 40 to 39 State playoff double overtime loss to Columbia. Saturday evening the team returned to Greenville to a parade and rally in their honor. A Greenville Fire engine and many fans escorted the team up 127 to Harris, then Beaumont and ended in a rally at Don Stout Field where Coach Duff saluted the accomplishments of one of the best teams in Greenville history. Congratulation Comets on making the final four is Illinois Class 3A Football.


MORE DETAILS ON MOLINERO PLANT

 

The City of Greenville has released a few more details about the new plant that has selected the Wolf Industrial Park in Greenville as the site of a new production facility. The company will process white corn into masa flour at the Greenville location. Molinero, Inc. uses the flour in the production of tortillas and a variety of chips. Approximately 30 jobs will be created when the facility becomes operational. The company intends to hire the entire labor force, needed at the Greenville site, locally. They will purchase 38 acres, buy the existing Agracel building and build an additional 40,000 square foot building, spending $5 to $7 million in the process. Construction is scheduled to start next Spring.

 

Molinero, Incorporated is a family-owned company, founded in 1960, with processing and production facilities in Chicago, Chamblee, Georgia and Austin, Texas. Final development agreements with the City are subject to being able to offer a revolving low interest loan, funded through a CDAP grant.  City Manager Dave Willey remarked, "Each time representatives of Molinero visited Greenville they were very impressed with the industrial park, access to interstate transportation and the appearance of the community."

 

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WOMAN DIES IN HOUSE FIRE THURSDAY MORNING IN COLLINSVILLE

 

A Collinsville woman died in a fire, at her residence, Thursday morning. According to investigators, she may have possibly fell asleep while smoking. And due to the patient using medical oxygen, the fire was fed by an oxygen-enriched environment.  38 year-old Tina Ryan was pulled from her basement by three Collinsville Police officers, who arrived on scene shortly before the fire department.

 

The call came in around 11:27am, by Ryan's daughter who discovered the fire.  A Fire Department Paramedic immediately checked Tina Ryan, but she was already dead. Firefighters did two sweeps of the home to make sure no one else was inside.  The three officers who pulled Ryan from the house were taken to Anderson Hospital, treated for smoke inhalation and released.

 

Authorities continue to investigate both the cause of the fire and cause of death, though they say there is strong evidence to support their theory that the victim allegedly fell asleep while smoking

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CEILING COLLAPSES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURTHOUSE

 

It was an interesting lunch hour for employees in the Montgomery County Clerks Office on Wednesday.  According to Montgomery County Sheriff Jim Vazzi, around 12:15PM four people who worked in the office began hearing what sounded like the ceiling coming apart.  They immediately left the office and within moments the entire ceiling had collapsed on their desks. 

 

Vazzi said that the Montgomery County Courthouse is an historic building and has been remodeled several times.  The original ceilings were made of plaster.  Later on another layer of wood was added and then a drop ceiling was installed 5-feet below the wood. 

 

On Thursday, the original plaster broke loose and brought down the wood and drop ceiling, in a giant 10 x 20 foot section.  Vazzi said that thankfully no one was injured and engineers are inspecting the entire building. The plaster, from the collapse, left a layer of plaster on the first floor and part of the second floor of the courthouse.  Vazzi hopes to have everything cleaned up and the offices opened back up on Monday morning.


STUDENT ATTENDENCE ADJUSTMENT FOR THANKSGIVING

 

Students in Bond County will have a student attendance adjustment for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

 

Mulberry Grove Unit 1 will dismiss early Wednesday, November 21st, at 2:10PM and have no school on Thursday or Friday (the 22nd & 23rd). 

 

Bond County Unit 2 students will also get out early on Wednesday the 21st: Greenville Elementary, Sorento and Pocahontas Centers will dismiss at 2PM, Greenville Jr. High at 2:05PM and Unit 2 High School at 2:07PM. Morning KRP classes will run a regular schedule and afternoon KRP will dismiss at 2PM. Unit 2 students will also have no school on Thursday and Friday (the 22nd & 23rd).

 

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CHILDREN'S STORAGE UNIT RECALLED FOLLOWING CHILD DEATH

 

Another children's product is being recalled, this time it's due to the death of an infant.  In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Jetmax International is voluntarily recalling 36,000 boy's and girl's storage racks with canvas totes.  The storage rack can tip over, posing an entrapment and suffocation hazard to young children.

 

The CPSC received one report of a death involving an eight month-old boy who was asphyxiated after he pulled the storage rack and it fell over on him.  The top rail landed on the infant's neck.  No other reports have been received.  The storage rack is wooden with three levels and has nine canvas totes.  The storage unit either comes in red, yellow and green; or pink, yellow and lime. 

 

It has been sold under the brand name "Home Trend Kids 9 Canvas Bin Boy's and Girl's Organizers" from July 2006 through June 2007, for about $40.  For more information visit www.recalls.gov.


GES PARENTS CLUB BLOOD DRIVE RESULTS

 

The Parent's Club of the Greenville Elementary School sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday.  Twenty-three units were collected with five being first time donors.  Blood drop pins were presented to Karen Mills, Kim Brannon, Melissa Volkers, Michelle Wade and Lillian Ruble.

 


 

BOND COUNTY FAIR BOARD NOVEMBER MEETING

 

The Bond County Fair Board met Wednesday night and after hearing a good treasurer's report, they approved the payment of the remaining balances on the two real-estate loans, before they were due, and all current bills.  Members of the Bond County Antique Machinery Club were present at the meeting and presented a financial report for the Antique Machinery exhibit at the 2007 Fair, which showed a net profit of $768.  Ford Machinery will be featured at next year's Fair.  The board decided not to allow quarter midget racing at the 2008 Fair.

 

The board has an aerial photo showing where the Vietnam Wall will be located next year, and now they must decide on parking areas and traffic patterns.  The nominating committee has two board members to nominate at the annual meeting and is trying to contact a third one.

 

A motion was approved to amend the by-laws and move the annual meeting from the second Tuesday to the second Wednesday in December.  The annual meeting will be held December 12th at 7:30PM.


IDPH PROMOTES SAFETY TURKEY TIPS FOR THANKSGIVING

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is promoting food safety tips during Thanksgiving to help protect you and your family against food-related illness.  Following some simple guidelines can help ensure a safe meal.

 

It’s important to make sure that the turkey is properly thawed and cooked at the appropriate temperature. Make sure to wash, with soap and water, hands, utensils and anything else that comes in contact with raw turkey. If people want to go with a fresh turkey, buy it no more than two days ahead of the big meal. If a frozen turkey is chosen, make sure the turkey is completely thawed, either in the refrigerator or in cold water, changing the water every 30 minutes until the thawing is complete.  Never defrost a turkey on the kitchen counter. 

 

All turkey meat, including any that remains pink, is safe to eat as soon as all parts reach at least 165°F. When eating leftovers, they either need to be very cold (directly from the refrigerator) or very hot. Refrigerated turkey and stuffing should be used within three to four days and gravy within a day or two.

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SPORTS ON MONDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

 

The Greenville Comets football team finished the season with a 12 and 1 record. The season ended Saturday with a 40 to 39 State playoff double overtime loss to Columbia.

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Greenville Junior High Bluejays will host Altamont.  The Lady Bluejays will play at Lebanon.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Lady Comets will play in the Nashville tournament which runs today through the 24th.


OBITUARIES

WILLIAM "BILL" LEIDEL

 

William "Bill" Leidel, age 80, of Greenville, passed away Sunday at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral arrangements for 80 year-old William "Bill" Leidel, are incomplete at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


BARBARA J. BAILEY

 

Barbara J. Bailey, age 57, of Greenville passed away Thursday, November 15th, at her home.  A prayer service for 57 year-old Barbara J. Bailey will be Monday at 2:30 PM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Friends may call Monday, after 11:00 am at the funeral home.  Following the prayer service, her body will be cremated.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

 

 

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