04-18-2007




 

CONTESTED ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOND COUNTY

The turn out for the election Tuesday night was very light. Only 12.06% of the registered voters went to the polls. In Bond County the contested race results are as follows:

Mulberry Grove Village Public Question Alcohol.. The question on the ballot read “ Shall the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor be prohibited in the village of Mulberry Grove Illinois?” Yes 68 No 78

Kingsbury Park District full term (vote for three)

Shannon McGuire 339

Douglas Bohannon 328

Tommy Simpson 313

Tim Sandifer 229

William Traylor 141

Kingsbury Park District 2year (vote for one)

Matt Willman 371

Warren Kennedy 137

Mulberry Grove Village Trustee (vote for three)

Karan Belcher 101

Donald E Smith 92

Ron Hartman 86

David Wilson 84.

Pocahontas Village Trustee (vote for three)

James Moore 109

James Kuhn 103

Joe Rakers 73 Write-in

October Weiss 51 Write-in

Smithboro Village Trustee (vote for three)

Lora Kennedy 39

Curtis Peterson 38

Deloris Tevis 32

Ron Primo 22

Prudence Edwards 17

Mulberry Grove Community Unit 1 School District

Keith Steiner 257 +7 in Montgomery County Total 264

William Johnson 226 + 3 in Montgomery County Total 229

Teresa Tompkins 213 + 4 in Montgomery County Total 217

Tonya Jett 183 +3 in Montgomery County Total 186

In Fayette County two propositions were on the ballot and both passed.

The first asked shall the board of eduction of Vandalia Community Unit School District be authorized to issue $1,700,000 bonds for a working cash fund.

Fayette County Votes...... Yes 1612 ....No 1220

Montgomery County Votes.... Yes 6.... No 22

The second proposition asked if the board of eduction could issue $550,000 worth of bonds for the purpose of paying claims against the school district.

Fayette County Votes.... Yes 1613...... No 1217

Montgomery County... ...Yes 7.........No 20

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FLAGS TO BE LOWERED AT HALF STAFF

Governor Rod Blagojevich ordered all state facilities to lower the U.S. and Illinois State flags to half-staff in memory of the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy. Flags will remain this way until sunset on Sunday, April 22nd. The Governor's order honors more than 30 students and faculty murdered and more than 20 injured on the Virginia Tech Campus Monday morning. This is in accordance with the President's order to lower flags around the U.S. Blagojevich said, quote "There are no words that can erase the deep sorrow and loss suffered by families and friends of the victims…I offer the deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and the Virginia Tech Community" end quote

 
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HILLS FORT SOCIETY TO BEGIN BUILDING CABIN

A piece of history will soon be going up on the grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum. With concrete footings already poured, members of the Hills Fort Society will begin piecing together the first project of the Hills Fort…a log cabin.

Don Jordahl, with the Hills Fort Society commented that they would like the monument to be as close to the original fort as possible. Records dating back show that the Hills Fort was in existence in 1808 and originally located three miles south of I-70 off of Millersburg Road. Named after Captain Isaac Hill, the fort served as one of the stations for scattered settlers in the territory and was associated with various Indian attacks. In 1817 Hills Fort was then used as a temporary county seat after the creation of Bond County.

Jordahl hopes the cabin will be done by this fall. Beams from Ft. Massac in southern Illinois will be used to construct the cabin. Donations for the construction of the Hills Fort are being accepted through the Adopt-A-Log program. For more information on how to get your name imprinted on a log, call 664-9408.

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GUIDELINES FOR ILLINOIS CARES RX LOWERED

It was recently announced that the income guidelines for the Illinois Cares RX prescription drug program have increased so that even more seniors and the disabled can be eligible for the state assistance program. Since the federal drug prescription program, Medicare Part D, doesn't cover all seniors, there are significant gaps in coverage. Illinois Cares RX provides a safety net for seniors and the disabled where their out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs go up under the federal program.

The new adjusted qualifying guidelines for one person is income less than $22,793, $30,594 for two people, and $38,393 for a family of three. For more information call 1-800-252-8966 or visit www.illinoisbenefits.org


2007 ONLINE SYSTEM FOR DEER PERMITS

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is announcing that the online application system for 2007 Resident Firearm and Muzzleloader-only Deer Season Permits is now available. This online system expedites the process, allowing resident hunters to more efficiently apply for their permit. The application deadline for the Illinois Firearm and Muzzleloader-only Deer Season first lottery is April 30th. The 2007 Illinois Firearm season is November 16-18 and November 29-December 2. The Muzzleloader season is December 7-9. To apply online, go to the IDNR website at www.dnr.state.il.us

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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE RESULTS FROM MGHS

The Technology Student Association of Mulberry Grove High School hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive Monday. Fifty units were collected. Several blood drop pins were awarded to first time donors. Donald Tompkins was presented a 19-gallon pin, Gloria Olive a 5-gallon pin, Tom Dooly a 4-gallon pin. Glenn Stewart a 2-gallon pin and Paul Cayo and 1-gallon pin.


SPORTS

WEDNESDAY SPORTS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

The Comets baseball team will play Vandalia today at 6PM at GCSA Park in Sauget. The Mulberry Grove Aces will host Bunker Hill at 4:15 today.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Greenville Lady Comets will play at Vandalia at 4:30PM and the Mulberry Grove Lady Aces will play at Odin.

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

The Lady Comets Track team has a met tonight at Nashville.


OBITUARIES

NELLIE L. MCGUIRE

Nellie L. McGuire, 87 of Greenville, passed away Monday at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending for 87 year-old Nellie McGuire at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville.


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