02-07-2007




RELEASE OF PAYMENTS DISCUSSED AT COUNTY BOARD

A letter of support for the Hancock County Board was approved by the Bond County Board Tuesday and will be sent in regards to a possible legislation change concerning teenage sex offenders. Stemming from a recent problem in a juvenile case, Hancock County is seeking the change to increase the age cap of teenage offenders.

Board Chairperson Jill Franks then presented information from Highway Engineer Mike McCormick in regards to the old county highway building that is nearly empty.  A table with bench chairs, a desk and filing cabinets are for sale.  Those interested should stop by the Highway office during business hours to place a closed bid.  The bids will be open on February 15th, with all items to be picked up by the 16th.  At the next Bond County Board meeting approval will be sought for the lease with the Bond County Humane Society to move into the building.

Also approved was a request to store records from the Veteran's Memorial in the basement of the courthouse.  Bond County Treasurer Katie Weiss presented a Bond County Family Medical Leave Act as recommended by their insurer ICIT, which follows the county guidelines.  It was approved by the board.  An announcement to reappoint David Lynch to the Shoal Creek Fire Protection District was made, with approval to be sought at the next meeting.

You can see the Bond County Board meeting in its entirety tonight at 6PM on Greene County Cable Channel 3.


AMEREN TURNS POWER OFF TO CUSTOMERS TO WORK ON MAIN LINE

A few hundred Greenville residents were without power early Tuesday morning.  Around 4:55am, nearly 910 Ameren IP customers in central Greenville lost power for nearly an hour.  According to Ameren spokesperson Erica Abbett, work needed to be done on a 345,000-volt line, and in order to safely repair it, all customers hooked to the line were shut down.  Customers were back online before 6am with all of the repair work completed.

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LOTTERY HELD FOR KPD BALLOT ORDER

Because four of the candidates for the four-year seats on the Kingsbury Park Board arrived at the same time to file their petitions on January 29th, a drawing was held Monday evening to determine their order on the ballot.  As per state election law, the names of the four candidates were numbered in alphabetical order.  Numbers were then randomly drawn for how they would appear on the ballot.  The order will be Doug Bohannon, Tommy Simpson, Shannon McGuire, Tim Sandifer, and then William Traylor, who filed his petition after the others. 

There are two candidates for the two-year unexpired term on the park board.  They are Matt Willman and Warren R. Kennedy and will appear on the ballot in that order.


U OF I PICKED FOR BIOSCIENCES PROJECT

The University of Illinois has been selected for a biosciences research project funded by British Petroleum.  Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently joined top executives from BP to celebrate the new partnership.  BP will be investing $500 million over the next ten years to establish an Energy Biosciences Institute, the first of its kind facility in the world.  U of I and the University of California at Berkeley along with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will host this state-of-the-art institute. 

Governor Blagojevich commented that making these kinds of investments now in cleaner renewable biofuels will lead to the United States producing enough energy from our own natural resources to dramatically cut dependence on foreign energy. 

The Energy Biosciences Institute will perform ground-breaking research aimed at the production of new and cleaner energy, initially focusing on renewable biofuels for road transport.

 
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FCI GREENVILLE RECOGNIZES STAFF

Warden Sara M. Revell of the Greenville Federal Correctional Institute announced the selection of Sarah Mickelson, Senior Officer Specialist, as Correctional Officer of the Month; Kathryn Hanke, Education Program Specialist and Phil Mcadams, Garage Foreman, as Employee of the Month.

These staff are being recognized for exemplary professionalism, teamwork and dedication to duty.


TWO INJURED IN ACCIDENT

Two people suffered minor injuries early Saturday morning in a collision on Route 40 west of Greenville.  Vehicles driven by 19-year-old Garrett S. Bunyard of rural Greenville and 19-year-old Bryant L. Byrd of Cahokia collided near the intersection with Millersburg Road.  Bunyard and a passenger in his car, 22-year-old Justin D. Koontz of Mulberry Grove, were treated at Greenville Regional Hospital. 

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS

HS GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Varsity Lady Comets season ended with a 48-26 loss to the Carlyle Lady Indians in the second round of the Greenville Regional.  Niqui Reinhard had 13 points to lead Greenville.  The Lady Comets finish the year with a record of 5-22.  In the night’s other game, Vandalia won 38-32 over Alton Marquette.  Carlyle plays Vandalia Thursday night for the Greenville Regional title.

HS BOYS BASKETBALL
The Varsity Comets were winners 58-27 over East Alton Wood River.

The Varsity Aces lost to Cowden-Herrick 73-46.  Jacob Jolliff had 12 points for Mulberry Grove. 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The GC Panthers defeated Webster 85-80.  Todd West had 16 for Greenville.  The GC women were also winners over Webster 68-63 behind Trisha Draege’s 20 points.

JR HIGH VOLLEYBALL
The Lady Bluejays 8th and 7th graders lost to Pana. 


OBITUARIES

KATHY REEVES

Kathryn "Kathie" Sue Reeves, age 51 of Greenville, passed away at 10:22 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2007 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home with Darryl Bolen, officiating. Interment will follow in Eilers Cemetery in Tower Hill. Friends may call at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday. 

Kathryn Sue Rowley, the daughter of Ronald and Becky Hatfield Rowley was born on August 1, 1955 in Pana, Illinois.  She grew up there and attended the public schools; graduating from Pana High School in 1973. Following her marriage she traveled with her husband who served in the US Air Force. They moved to Greenville in 1990 where she continued to raise her family. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed her grandchildren.

Kathie and Danny Ray Reeves were united in marriage on May 17, 1975 in Pana at the First Baptist Church.  Kathie and Dan have 3 children; Wendy, Mrs. Tom Mills of Millersburg, and twin sons; Rick Reeves and Bruce Reeves both of Greenville. Kathie is also survived by her mother Becky Rowley of Pana, grandchildren: Phillip Mills, Brandon Reeves, Andrew Reeves and Brianna Lynn Reeves; sister Karen Mrs. Nick Agos of Joliet; sister-in- law Lynn, Mrs. Dave Perkins of Greenville; and brother-in-law Steve Reeves and his wife Mary Ann of Morris, IL. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Kathie is a member of the First Baptist Church of Pana.

Memorials to Bond County Hospice or American Cancer Society.
Lem Rhodes Foundation


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