12-11-2007

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BOND COUNTY TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR STARCOM EQUIPMENT

 

It was just announced that several regional jurisdictions, throughout the state. have received PSIC, or Public Safety Interoperable Communications funding, totaling $18 million in order to help fire, police and other first responders better communicate during emergencies.  Just last month, the Bond County 911 Board, along with four other counties, submitted the STARCOM grant application together, and will now receive $3.7 million of the newly awarded funds.

 

911 Coordinator Alan Davis said that he's not sure yet what the breakdown will be between the five counties in the region and how much Bond County will receive. The funding will be available starting January 1st and works as an 80% reimbursement for the upfront costs of communication equipment.


ISP CONTINUING TO INVESTIGATE FATAL CRASH

 

The Illinois State Police are continuing their investigation into the crash involving Trooper Matt Mitchell, on November 23, and the fatal crash involving the two sisters from Collinsville.

 

Nearly 80 people have been interviewed so far and have provided a variety of information, according to State Police. Trooper Mitchell remains hospitalized at Barnes; his condition has not changed. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident on I-64, is asked to call the Illinois State Police at 346-3649.


NATIONAL ROAD AWARDED MARKETING GRANT

 

It was recently announced, by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Senator Dick Durbin, that over $2 million in grants had been awarded for National Scenic Byways in Illinois.  The historic National Road will receive $212,000 of that funding for a multi-phase marketing effort.

 

The project includes increased radio and television advertising, promotional videos, the development of school programs and the creation of banners for National Road communities.  Executive Director John Goldsmith said the grant allows the association promotional opportunities that had not before been fiscally possible. The educational part of the grant will allow for a partnership with local and state school officials on curriculum development for the history of the National Road.

 

The Illinois section of the historic road covers 164 miles from Marshall to East St. Louis, including Fayette, Bond and Madison counties. 

 


RECORD NUMBER OF CANDIDATES ON ILLINOIS BALLOT

 

1,654 candidates have filed paperwork to get on the Illinois election ballot for 2008.  That is a record number, 313 more than the last presidential election.  Illinois voters will go to the polls a little earlier this year.  The primary election is set for February 5th with the 2008 presidential election on November 4th.


CITY OF GREENVILLE DECEMBER PREVIEW

 

The Greenville City Council will meet Tuesday night at 7:30PM for their regular monthly meeting.  Items on the agenda include the Industrial Park Soil Borings contract, ESDA appointment, sewer ordinance change and parking ordinance amendment.  Other items to be discussed include the water plant filter media replacement, water main extension expenses for Bowman Drive and an engineering study for future development.

 

The Greenville City Council will also meet in closed session at 6:15PM, prior to the start of the regular meeting.


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TUESDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Highland Bulldogs will host Wesclin tonight, and you can hear the live play by play action on WGEL Radio.

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Greenville Junior High Bluejays boys teams will host Hillsboro. 


OBITUARIES

OLIVER C. HILL JR.

 

Oliver C. Hill Jr., age 87, of Greenville, passed away Sunday at St. Lukes Hospital in Chesterfield, MO.  Funeral services for 87 year-old Oliver C. Hill Jr. will be Wednesday, December 12th, at 11:00 am at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with full military honors.  The family will receive friends after 4:00 PM tonight (Tuesday) at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.

 

REBECCA STEVENSON

 

Rebecca Stevenson, age 86, of Sorento, passed away Saturday at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 86 year-old Rebecca Stevenson were held Monday, December 10th, at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Friends called Monday, one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

 

ROY E. HINCH

 

Roy E. Hinch, age 75, of Greenville, passed away Friday, December 7th, at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 75 year-old Roy E. Hinch, were held Monday at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville, with a visitation on Sunday.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greenville First Christian Church or Ninos DeMexico.

 

THERESA L. ROSSI

 

Theresa L. Rossi, age 84, of Greenville, passed away Saturday at her home.  Funeral services for 84 year-old Theresa L. Rossi will be today, Tuesday, December 11th, at 10:00 am at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  A visitation was held Monday at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Bond County Hospice or the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.


 

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