PLANS FOR AN ALCO STORE TO COME TO GREENVILLE
On Monday night the Greenville Planning Commission reviewed a preliminary plat for a building development to be located at the corner of Rt 127 and South Idler lane. The plan includes a 25 thousand plus square foot store and a parking lot for 84 cars. Entrance to the parking lot would be off Idler Lane with on site storm water detention along Rt.127 treated as a green space.
Aaron Schlott of Insite Real Estate Development explained that his company, known as a build to suit company, would construct and own the building, and rent to a retailer. There is currently an agreement with Alco to rent the store. He described Alco as smaller than Walmart, but larger than Dollar General. There is an Alco Store in Hillsboro is similar to the one proposed in Greenville. If everything goes as planned construction would start this summer. No restaurant is currently planned at the site, though one had been considered in the past.
The commission gave 4 to 0 approval. The plan will move forward to the Greenville City Council.
WOMAN DIES OF ELECTROCUTION OVER THE WEEKEND
A Keyesport woman was accidentally electrocuted Saturday night outside her home. 47 year-old Cheryl L. Collman was found by her husband, around 11:30PM Saturday night. According to Clinton County Coroner Dave Moss, his investigation, along with the Clinton County Sheriff's Department's, showed that Collman was working in her yard when she grabbed a stake in the ground, that had a live electrical wire running through it to a flood lamp.
Moss commented that there was a timer on the flood lamp, and Collman may have been trying to adjust it, when a short in the wire grounded her, and caused 120 volts of electricity to run through her body. Moss says that it's not the volts that cause damage, but the amperage, that the body can not withstand. 120 volts is the same as a regular electrical outlet inside a home.
NASA FAMILY NIGHT AT GREENVILLE ELEMENTARY
The Greenville Elementary School will host a NASA Family Night tonight from 5:30-8:30PM. Retired Astronaut Roger Crouch will speak at 6PM during the main presentation in the Jr. High Gym. Crouch was Senior Scientist for the International Space Station from 2000-2004, Lead Scientist of the Microgravity Space and Applications Division from 1985-1996, Program Scientist on five different Spacelab flights and has spent nearly 500 hours in space, traveling 8 million miles. He will talk to students and the community about his experience as a NASA Astronaut.
Also during the main presentation, awards will be handed out to various students and the Bond County Farm Bureau will present a check for the NASA program. There will also be several centers open throughout the school, including a Zero Gravity experiment, the Young Eagles Flight Program, Lego Robotics, Ham Radio operation and the Star Lab.
The Book Fair will open in the library. And students can earn patches for the different centers they participate in. Shirts, pizza and soda will also be on sale.