MINOR INJURIES IN HARRIS AVENUE ACCIDENT
Greenville Police responded to an accident at the intersection of Harris Avenue and Second Street around 10:25 Thursday morning. According to the accident report, 47 year-old James Hicks of Greenville was southbound on Second Street. In crossing the intersection, Hicks allegedly collided with a car that was traveling westbound on Harris Avenue.
The driver of the gray two-door car, 31-year-old Shelly Scott, and a one year-old passenger were taken to Greenville Regional Hospital because of possible minor injuries.
Emergency personnel assisting driver of vehicle
UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION ADOPTS POLICY REVISIONS
The Unit 2 Board of Education met Tuesday night, and passed final approval on several board policy revisions that included topics having to do with the board, the budget, personnel evaluations, hiring practices and curriculum requirements. Several other board policy revisions were reviewed, to which final action will be sought at the March meeting. The board then voted to maintain PRESS Plus services for the 2007 calendar year by the Illinois Association of School Boards for updating the Board Policy Manual.
The board approved all items on the consent agenda including letters of retirement from Bernice Lurkins, Pocahontas Center secretary; David Burgett, librarian; Marci Ganzer, Greenville Elementary teacher; and Harold Kemp, district bus driver. There were also three letters of resignation from Charisse Haas, Greenville Elementary secretary; Allison McLaughlin, Junior High Special Education teacher; and Pam Goodenough, Band Director.
The Greenville High School Graduation date was set for May 19th at 7PM, along with an eighth grade graduation date of May 22nd district wide. The Unit 2 Board of Education then met in closed session and approved the hiring of Mike Jones as the high school assistant softball coach and Rebecca Klawitter as a bus driver.
MATER DEI FOOTBALL PLAYER BATTLES OPPONENTS AND DIABETES
Since the age of 10, Jake Deiters of Breese has been living life with Type 1 Diabetes. But that hasn't stopped the now 17 year old Mater Dei High School Senior. Jake is on the basketball, football and track teams and works hard at maintaining a healthy life with the diabetes and continues to excel in all three sports. He says that the disease has helped him to be a lot more disciplined and allowed him to realize the reality of his situation and do what he needs to do.
Jake explains that when he feels his blood sugar go low during a game, he'll signal to his coach, come to the sideline, drink a Gatorade and be right back in there. Jake hasn't let the disease slow down his sporting career at Mater Dei and he's also been spending his summers at a camp geared towards children with diabetes. For the last two summers he's been a counselor in training and will work as an actual counselor this year.
Jake checks his blood sugar 4-8 times a day and gives himself insulin injections after meals, all while being a regular teenager. As the son of Larry and Darla Deiters, Jake has been an inspiration to his parents. They comment that between his self-discipline and work ethics with school, sports and extra curriculars; they are very proud of what he's accomplished.
After the school year ends, Jake will be heading off to Carbondale to be a part of their Track Discus team, which is top ranked in the nation.