04-11-2007




KPD POOL FEES RAISED FOR NEXT YEAR

The Kingsbury Park District met for their regular board meeting Monday, April 9 at 7:00PM at the Municipal Building. Jerry Sauerwein shared a letter from Chris Bauer of the Kingsbury Clippers swim team. The letter complimented the district for its pool and the excellent upkeep.The board was pleased with the letter and is pleased to have the Clippers represent the area.

The district held discussion over raising pool pass prices. The passes have remained the same cost since 1998. After much debate it was agreed to raise the fees. This will help offset the $30,000 loss that the park has incurred. A letter of resignation was given to members from Dan Goggin, the Kingsbury Park Board Attorney. Dave Barbie stated that they would miss Goggin and appreciated the work he has done.

The board did go into executive session for about an hour. On returning to open session, a motion was made and passed unanimously to retain the Silverlake Group as legal council for the district.


STATE'S ATTORNEY VICTIM/WITNESS PROGRAM QUARTERLY REPORT

Bond County State's Attorney Chris Bauer has released the Prosecutor Based Victim/Witness Program report January, February, and March of 2007. Three children who were victims of sexual assault were added to the program, along with nine other victims of battery and/or assault. Coordinator James Stever has continued to work with these victims. Several cases in the past are pending and have requested continuances for various reasons, while most defendants remain incarcerated in the Bond County Jail.

On March 22, 2007 an individual who was recently released from IDOC was charged with four counts of alleged Domestic Battery. He was returned to IDOC and waiting a court date. Stever is providing services to the victim. The goals of the Victim/Witness Program are to ensure victims have access to the criminal justice system and are provided support.

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RESULTS FROM 2007 QUILT BLOCK CONTEST

The 2007 Quilt Block Contest brought in several entries this year with the theme of Bugs & Butterflies. Fourteen adults and five children participated as a part of the 5th Annual Quilt Show.

Nita Markos, of Hillsboro, won first place in the adult division with her dragonfly hovering over a water lily. Mildred Wunderlich, of Nokomis, was second with Barb Johnson, of Hillsboro, bringing in third. Brenda Rompasky, of Nokomis, received an honorable mention.

Noelle Beans, of Greenville, won first in the children's 5-8 category with embroidered butterflies she had drawn. Alexis L. Seyler, of Greenville, took home second and Paige House, of Greenville, won third place.

In the 9 to 12 year-old category, Gabrielle Mitchell won first and Megan House placed second. Both girls are from Greenville. All 19 blocks entered into the contest will be on display at the 5th Annual Bond County Historical Society quilt Show, April 14-19 at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church Hall in Greenville.


GREENVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATING DAMAGE TO VEHICLE

Loretta McElroy of Greenville reported to Greenville Police Monday Morning that the rear window on her 1999 Pontiac Grand AM was damaged overnight Sunday or early Monday. The left side of the rear window was broken out but it is not known what caused the damage. Greenville Police are investigating.

 
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HONORS DEADLINE AT KC

May 1st is the deadline for students to apply for the Fall 2007 Honors Program at Kaskaskia College. Program participants are selected by a committee of faculty, staff, and students. Students accepted receive a $150.00 scholarship per semester towards books and supplies in the KC bookstore, assistance with tuition to a four-year college honors program, and several other benefits.

Interested students should contact their high school counselor for qualifications and admission criteria or call Eric Hofelich at Kaskaskia College at 545-3359.


THEFT AND DAMAGE TO POWER LINES REPORTED TO BCSD

Paul Stockamp, of rural, Greenville reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department, Monday, that some time in the past two months his RED 14 ft. Massi Ferguson disk was taken from a field near his residence. The disk was valued at $300.00.

Monday afternoon at 3:53 PM, Melvin Denning was hauling dirt for the city softball field in Pocahontas, when his raised truck bed caught some power lines and pulled them away from the pole. Amerin IP was called to repair the damage.

 

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OFFICIAL WRITE INS AND STILL TIME TO VOTE EARLY

With the election just around the corner, a couple of Pocahontas residents have filled out paperwork to be official write-in candidates on April 17th. October Dawn Weiss and Joe Rakers filed "intent to be a write-in" forms at the County Clerk's office and can now be "written in" on a voter's ballot. They are both running for a trustee seat on the Pocahontas Village Board along with James Kuhn and James Moore. You must file with the County Clerk's Office to be an official write-in, otherwise the vote will not count. The last day to file the "write-in" paperwork is Thursday, April 12th.

And residents still have the chance to cast an early vote through this Saturday. In order to do this, you must have a reason for voting early, as in you will be out of town on Tuesday, or unable to make it to a polling center. People wanting to cast an early vote can do so at the County Clerk's office. They are open on weekdays from 8am to 4PM and Saturday, April 14th from 8am-noon.


CHAMBER MEETING THURSDAY

The next Chamber of Commerce meeting will be Thursday, April 12th at 7:30am at Breites. The chamber will be discussing the Turley Award banquet and auction.

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FRIENDS OF NRA TICKET GIVEAWAY

The Friends of NRA’s big fund raising dinner is coming up this Saturday and WGEL has tickets to give away. Tune in Thursday, April 12th for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the NRA dinner Saturday at 7pm at the Greenville VFW. Be the correct caller and win this Thursday. You must be 18 or older to win, only one winner per family, Employees of WGEL are not eligible.


OBITUARIES

PHILLIPE A. COURVOISIER

Phillipe A. Courvoisier, 91 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Funeral services for 91 year-old Phillipe A. Courvoisier will be held at 11:00 AM Friday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home from 5:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday and Friday until service time. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.


MURL E. IBERG

Murl E. Iberg, 78 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese. Funeral services for 78 year-old Murl E. Iberg will be Thursday at 7:00 PM at the Spengel-Bossulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Visitation will also be Thursday from 4:00 until time of service. Memorials are suggested to the Christopher Saathoff Foundation or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease.


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