PATRIOT’S PARK REOPENED TO PUBLIC
Patriot’s Park is again open to the public after months of work on the lake. At Monday night’s KPD board meeting, Director Jerry Sauerwein said most of the current project is completed with the next phase scheduled to be the creation of wetlands on property north of Route 127. Sauerwein commented that project engineer, Cochran-Wilkens, is still in discussions with the Corps of Engineers about the wetlands.
With the new boat ramp ready for use, the park board approved a rate increase for Patriot’s Park boat stickers. The charge is now $10 in-district and $30 out-of-district. Several residents have shared their concerns on whether the work at the lake had caused a fish kill. Sauerwein stated that there was no fish kill and that the Illinois Department of Fisheries is planning on doing another fish survey this fall. Due to its lack of use, the payphone at Patriot’s Park has been removed.
The Kingsbury board voted in favor of a new three-year contract with Melrose Pyrotechnics for July 4th fireworks. The cost is $4,400 a year which marks a $200 increase over the last contract.
Wednesday at 5pm is the deadline for children to get registered for the spring flag football league. For more information, contact the park district office.
Work continues on the fiscal year 2007 budget. A public hearing is scheduled for 6:30pm March 12 prior to the regular monthly board meeting.
Following a fifty minute closed session, the KPD board approved the closed session minutes from October 2006 through January 2007 but will keep them sealed.
You can see the video of the Kingsbury Park Board meeting tonight at 6pm on Greene County Cable Channel 3 in Greenville.
JR HIGH GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The 8th grade Lady Bluejays lost to Litchfield last Thursday. Chelsie Stewart had 3 kills and Mallory Smith 5 aces. The 7th graders also lost to Litchfield. Kelley Faulkner had 3 kills and 6 aces and Tesia Snow 5 aces.
HS GIRLS BASKETBALL
At the Vandalia Sectional, Breese Central was a 67-31 winner over Lebanon. Carlyle defeated Okawville 40-39. Breese Central will take on Carlyle Thursday at 7:30pm for the Vandalia Sectional title.
TONIGHT ON WGEL:
The Comets are hosting Carlyle
Lois Smith, 78 of Greenville, passed away Monday in Hillsboro. Funeral arrangements are pending for 78 year-old Lois Smith at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville .
Lois was the widow of the Late State Trooper Allan E. Smith