EDWARDSVILLE TEENAGER FOUND IN TEXAS
An Edwardsville teenager reported missing since last Friday, has been found. Thirteen year-old Kaylee Stimson was found Monday night with 22 -year-old Warren Harbison in Amarillo Texas. According to Metro News, Warren Harbison is charged with alleged sexual assault of a child, and possession of marijuana. He is scheduled to be arraigned today.
PLAQUE TO BE DEDICATED TO RONALD REAGAN IN GREENVILLE
The Bond County Historical Society has announced that they will be dedicating a plaque on the Bond County courthouse grounds commemorating Ronald Reagan's 1980 speech. The event will take place during a ceremony in Greenville as part of the society's Heritage Day on Saturday, April 14th at 1PM on the south east side of the courthouse square.
Reagan spoke to a crowd of several thousand from the same location on October 18, 1980. The soon to be elected President of the United States, along with several other politicians, were on a bus tour of Illinois that day.
The featured speaker during the unveiling will be Senator Frank Watson, who in 1980 was a State Representative and helped make Greenville a stop for Reagan. Bond County Historical Society President John Coleman said they are very excited about the unveiling, as it's been a work in progress for 18 months.
There have been only two people, who would later become President, make stops in Greenville. The first was Abraham Lincoln in 1858. There was a plaque dedicated to him in 1935.
GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDS TO SATURDAY FIRES
Greenville firefighters responded to two fires on Saturday. The first was to a residence where fire had escaped a fireplace at 1449 Dry Creek Avenue. According to the report, around 8PM Saturday evening heat transferred through the metal fire box through dry wall and caught wood sheeting on fire under the fireplace insert. Firefighters were back in service around 10:30PM. They were then paged to a brush fire near the Vetenary Clinic on Route 40.
CELLULAR TOWER DAMAGED
Michael C. Lawrence of Sprint / Nextell reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department Thursday, that a cellular tower located at 22 Stevenson Drive in Pocahontas had been damaged. Mike reported that someone had stolen copper and also did some damage to the property. He did not know when the damage had occurred. The copper and damage to the tower property was estimated at $500.00. The case is under investigation by the Bond County Sheriff's Department.
2006 ACO REPORT PRESENTED TO COUNTY BOARD
The 2006 Animal Control report was presented by Dr. Stowe to the Bond County Board at their most recent meeting. Bond County was again free of rabies in 2006, with 216 dogs taken in at the animal control facility. According to the report, 49 dogs were released to owners and 15 were adopted.
Dr. Stowe reports that much of their time is utilized by animal bite cases. He advises that if you are ever bitten, to wash the area thoroughly, catch the animal if possible, contact the animal control officer and see your doctor immediately. Dr. Stowe also reminds residents that if you are considering getting a dog to be kept outdoors, be sure to keep him in a good sized yard with a chain link or invisible fence. He says that several states have laws now which make it illegal to keep a dog chained or on a leash for more than three hours.
Dr. Stowe advises to get your dogs and cats spayed or neutered, as there is over $2 million dogs and cats euthanized each year in the U.S.