ROBERT E. "ISH" SMITH NAMED AS 2007 GERALD TURLEY AWARD WINNER
The Greenville Chamber of Commerce has announced Robert E. "Ish" Smith as the recipient of the 2007 Gerald Turley Award. Smith has spent his life coaching others and continues doin that today with his involvement in his church and community. As President of Greenville College from 1993 - 1998, he worked to bring the college and the community closer and succeeded in bringing the GOAL program to the college. He made information technology available at the school by bringing Internet technology to the campus and the community.
Smith is a supporter of all sports, especially baseball, and coached the team at Greenville College as well as held the office of President for 14 years in the United States Baseball Federation. This organization campaigned to get baseball into the Olympics, with the first games being played during the 1992 games.
As a Greenville citizen, Smith was involved in Kiwanis, the Jaycees, Bond County Relay For Life, the community task force with the Federal Corrections Institute and the Free Methodist Church. The public will have the opportunity to honor Smith on Thursday, May 3rd. The Gerald Turley Award was created by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce in 1994 to recognize Greenville's true leaders.
TUESDAY NIGHT CITY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS MEETING
Due to the retirement of Randy McKean from the zoning board, the board of appeals voted unanimously to elect Matt Willman as Chairman of the Board. The board also unanimously approved a zoning variance for a privacy fence at 515 S. First Street. The recommendation will be forwarded to the City Council for approval.
CANDIDATE NAMES RESIDENTS WILL SEE ON SPRING BALLOTS
On April 17th, residents will be marking their votes for candidates running for various township positions throughout Bond County. In Smithboro, Angela Strohkirch is unopposed for village clerk, with Prudence Edwards, Ron Primo, Laura Kennedy, Curtis Peterson, and Deloris Tevis vying for three trustee seats. Barbara Obermark is on the ballot for an unexpired trustee term.
In Old Ripley, Marlene Mollet is unopposed for village clerk, with Marvin Earnest, Regina Gombos and Thomas Scott II on the ballot as trustees. Voters will see Toni Klitzing running for village Clerk of Pierron with Chris Eckols, Kenny Salmons, Judith Goodwin and Jody Weiss running for four trustee seats.
Sorento has Marvin Green unopposed for village clerk with Stephen Hasenmeyer, Kelly White and Doug Hanson on the ballot for trustee positions. Panama has Otto Rau, Sharon Phillips, Eugene McCario and Douglas Cruthis vying for three trustee terms.
Donnellson has five residents racing for three seats on the village board: Donald Sturgeon, William Breckenridge, Michael Wilkinson, E. Edward Cunningham and Jean Reeves. WGEL will more details on other names you'll see on the April 17th ballot.