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MULBERRY GROVE RESIDENTS APPROVE SALE OF ALCOHOL

During Tuesday's election, voters in Mulberry Grove approved a referendum regarding alcohol sales in the village. The question "Shall the sale at retail of alcohol liquor be prohibited in the village of Mulberry Grove?" had voters reading the statement more than once. The question, formatted by state guidelines, requires more "no" than "yes" votes to lift the alcohol ban, to which residents voted 78 to 68 to make alcohol sales available in Mulberry Grove.

Bond County Clerk Randy Reitz told WGEL that it's now up to the village board to decide what type of liquor licenses will be available. And according to state law, the mayor of the village, which is Jana Willis, will now be the liquor control commissioner for Mulberry Grove.


GAN SUBDIVISION DISCUSSED AT COUNTY BOARD MEETING

The Bond County Board met Wednesday night for their regular meeting. Howard Elmore presented a recommendation from the County Zoning Board of Appeals from their meeting earlier this month. At that time, the zoning board turned down a request by Mark and Kim Gan to rezone 7.45 acres from A1 to R1 for the purpose of creating a mini subdivision to be located on Iron Gate Trail. Since the zoning board meeting, the Gan's have agreed to alter the preliminary plat to allow for an easement for utilities and widening of the road. The new plat would still meet the minimum two-acre lot size and setback requirements.

Several residents voiced concerns over rezoning the property from A1 to R1. Discussion continued and the item was tabled for the next meeting. In other business, the board approved liquor licenses for the Oasis Tavern and Mabry's, subject to the execution of documents by the county liquor control commissioner.


AFHM SWAP MEET AND FLEA MARKET

The American Farm Heritage Museum is hosting a Swap Meet and Flea Market this weekend. The event will run from 8am to 5PM on Saturday, April 21st and from 8am to 3PM on Sunday, April 22nd. On Saturday flea market items will be featured along with items ranging from yard sales to equipment and car and truck parts. If you have some things you would like to sell at the American Farm Heritage Museum's Swap Meet and Flea Market, contact their office at 664-3050 for more information.

GENERATOR THEFT BEING INVESTIGATED

Eugene Randolph of rural Greenville reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department Wednesday that sometime in the past 2 weeks, a generator was stolen from his residence on Gull road West of Greenville. The generator was valued at over $300.00. The Bond County Sheriff's Department is investigating.


FIELD FIRE NOT EASY TO GET TO FOR FIREMEN

Mulberry Grove Firemen responded to a call at 5:17 PM Wednesday to a field fire East of Pittsburg on Keck Hilltop. Firemen were on the scene for over 2 hours as the fire was over a mile off a main road and only the department brush truck and 4-wheel drive trucks could get water to the fire.


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FRIDAY SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

The Comets and Lady Comets track teams will host Comet Relays today at the Greenville College Track

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Greenville Comets baseball at Pana and Mulberry Grove Aces host Brownstown today.

JUNIOR HIGH TRACK

The Bluejays and Lady Bluejays will travel to Altamont for a met today

COLLEGE SPORTS

The Greenville College Panthers will play at doubleheader today at Webster

The Greenville College Lady Panthers Softball team won two games against Lincoln Christian College 6-2 in game one and 17-0 in game two.


OBITUARIES

CAROLYN ANN MILLER

Carolyn Ann Miller, age 61, of Mulberry Grove passed away Wednesday, April 18, at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 61 -year-old Carolyn Ann Miller will be Saturday, April 21, at 1:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove. Interment will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday after 11:00 AM at Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

DONALD E. POGGEMOELLER

Donald E. Poggemoeller, age 70, of Okawville passed away Tuesday, April 17 at Memorial Hospital at Belleville. Funeral services for 70 -year-old Donald E. Poggemoeller were today at 10:00 Am at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Okawville. Interment in the church cemetery with military gravesite rites by American Legion Post #233 of Okawville. Donald E. Poggemoeller was the father of David Poggemoeller of Sorento.

GORDON BENSON

Gordon Benson, age 83, of Hillsboro, passed away Wednesday, April 18 at Hillsboro Area Hospital. Funeral services for 83 -year-old Gordon Benson will be Saturday, April 21, at 10:30 AM at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial will be in Wares Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 - 8:00 PM today at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home.


WEATHER

Saturday: Sunny High: 74 Low: 48

Sunday: Sunny Warmer High : 80 Low: 47


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guest this week is Founder of AutismAwareness.com, Mark Eisman. Mark will talk to us about what autism is, common characteristics of autism, along with signs and symptoms. That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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