12-13-2007

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PLANNING CONTINUES FOR NEW BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SITE

 

Monday evening, the Building and Grounds Committee of the Bond County Health Department Board reviewed three site plans presented by Dennis Calvert of Korte Company. The plans were for development of the 28 acre site the health department recently purchased off 4th Street south of Greenville.  The committee decided to recommend the new facility be located on approximately five acres in the northwest corner of the property.  Consideration was given to the fact that the ground in that area has the highest elevation, and is closest to the sewer line. This recommendation will now go to the full Health Department Board to be voted on at it’s next meeting.

 

Calvert told the committee that approval of the master site plan completes the first phase and the board will then need to move forward with the design and construction phase.

 

Also present at the meeting from Korte Company were John Brengle, President of Architectural Design, and Thomas Lyeria, Senior Vice President. The two gentlemen explained that if Korte Company is contracted for the next phase the company can do 100% of the design work, but current laws would not allow them to do the construction. Korte would be able to manage the construction and would have a full time person on site, but the contracts would be paid directly by the health department. It was, felt that if the building was begun in late spring of 2008, construction could be complete in 6 to 7 months.


IDOT AND ISP TO CRACK DOWN ON IMPAIRED DRIVERS THIS MONTH

 

With December proclaimed as Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, the Illinois Department of Transportation, along with the Illinois State Police, are reminding motorists to stay safe this holiday season, and that police authorities will be cracking down on impaired drivers.

 

Law enforcement officials throughout the state will be mounting roadside safety checks and saturation patrols over the next few weeks.  In December of 2006, there were 32 alcohol related fatalities, including 8 on the Christmas holiday weekend and 6 on the New Years weekend.

 

State officials remind motorists to plan a safe way home before the festivities begin; designate a sober driver before drinking; if you're impaired, use a taxi or call a sober friend; if you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911; and remember to take the keys away from a friend, if they are unable to drive.


MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

 

At the Mulberry Grove Village Board Meeting Monday night, Mayor Jana Willis resigned from her position, effective immediately.  She is moving to Fayette County and thus cannot hold a village office.  The resignation was accepted, with regret, by the board.

 

Doug Enloe was appointed temporary mayor until the next election in 2009.  He took the oath of office and officiated at the meeting. Two sealed bids for the purchase of the old village maintenance building were opened. The board rejected both bids.

 

The board decided to continue employee Christmas bonuses for this year.  Full time employees will receive $100.00 and a ham.  Part time employees will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to Carmen's Market in Mulberry Grove.

 

Meeting dates for 2008 were set.  The village board will meet on the first Monday of each month, at 7:00 PM.


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IDNR TO ALLOW NETTING OF ASIAN CARP

 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is hoping to remove competing fish from the Kaskaskia River.  In order to this, the IDNR is issuing a commercial fishing contract to allow netting of invasive Asian Carp from the Kaskaskia River, below the Carlyle Lake spillway, starting this week and continuing for three more weeks.

 

According to Commercial Fishing program Manager Rob Maher, these species of fish compete with others for food resources. Hoping to reduce the number of Asian Carp, crews will use gill and trammel nets, during the daylight hours, to catch the fish.  For more information about the program, call 618-466-3451.


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THURSDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces basketball team played Altamont in the St. Elmo Tournament.  Altamont won the game with a final score of 70-45.

 

The Greenville Lady Comets will host Staunton.

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Sorento Greyhounds played Mt. Olive.  The 8th grade team won 41-15 with Kevin Foley scoring 16 points for the Greyhounds, and the 7th grade team won 43-26 with Taylor Burton scoring 26 points. 

 

The Pocahontas Indians will play host to Ramsey.

 

The Greenville Junior High Bluejays will play at Staunton. 


OBITUARIES

JERRY G. NANCE

 

Jerry G. Nance, age 55, of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday at St. Lukes Hospital in Chesterfield, MO.  Funeral services for 55 year-old Jerry G. Nance will be Saturday, December 15th, at 11:00 am at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will be in Brown Cemetery in Pocahontas.  Friends may call Friday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Pocahontas Fire House.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Department.

 

Jerry was retired from the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Department, where he was active in their EMS program and had served as Chief for 7 years.  Jerry had also served as Deputy Coroner for Bond County.


ESTHER B. WAUGH ***Correction to visitation time***

 

Esther B. Waugh, 87 of Greenville, passed away Sunday at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Graveside services, for 87 year-old Esther B. Waugh, will be held Sunday at 2PM at the McKendree Chapel Cemetery near Keyesport.  The family will receive friends Friday, from 6-8PM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  For those who desire, memorials may be made to the First Christian Church.


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