05-16-2007




PARK DISTRICT LOOKING TO FILL VACANCY ON BOARD

After an executive session Monday night, the Kingsbury Park board announced that due to having a vacancy on the board, they would be accepting letters from anybody living in the district that would want to be on the board. If you are interested please submit a letter less than 500 words saying why you would like to serve and listing your qualifications. After the April election it was discovered one of the winning candidates was not qualified to serve because he was not a resident of the Park district.

Also at Monday's meeting officers were elected: Dave Barbie President, Matt Willman Vice President and Darlene Yeats Treasurer.


HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO BUY 28.6 ACRES

After a routine accepting of the minutes from the last meeting, the Bond County Board of Health went into closed session Monday night to discuss land acquisition. After the closed session the board voted to purchase 28.6 acres for $280,000. The land is located in the area next to and behind the state shed on 4th Street in Greenville.

Bond County Health Department Director, Maxine Barth, told WGEL that the next step is to hire a site planner and that they are looking at having a new 20,000-25,000 sq. foot building located on the property. Barth said that work at the site won't begin till at least next Spring. There has been recent discussions between the Health Department and other organizations about possibly housing a variety of medical related facilities on the grounds, but nothing solid has been planned or publicly discussed.

In other business by the Bond County Health Board, the first bird of 2007 was sent in to detect any sign of West Nile Virus and the test came back negative. The county can test 9 more birds this year.

After 13 years of service Vice-Chairman Debbie Devore resigned from the board. The vacancy was filled with the nomination and accepting of new Vice-chairman Doctor Mathew McCullough.

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COUNTY TAKES OVER OWNERSHIP OF STATE FRONTAGE ROAD

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night and approved a jurisdictional resolution and agreement submitted by County Highway Engineer Mike McCormick to take over ownership of the state frontage road known as Auction Avenue. The state will pay the county $396,000 to take over control and maintenance of the road leading to the American Farm Heritage Museum. McCormick said that once that road is up to standard, there should be minimal upkeep needed.

In other business, the final plat for the Iron Gate Springs Subdivision owned by Kim and Mark Gann was approved unanimously by County Board members. The final plat will still need approval by the City Council. Board member Frank Lucco commented that because so many residents are against these minor subdivisions, there should be more research into the real differences between the minor and regular subdivisions. Zoning Administrator George Shaw agreed to look into it.

You can see Tuesday nights meeting in it's entirety on New Wave Cable Channel 3 tonight at 6PM.


GREENVILLE COLLEGE PRESIDENT'S SOCIETY DINNER

Friday night Greenville College held their annual President's Society dinner at the Arminington Center on Campus. The large crowd heard presentations from faculty members Dr. Richard Houston and Dr. Eugene Dunkley. The two professors took groups of students on humanitarian trips to help people in third world countries in South America and Africa.

In another announcement, Craig Tidball chairman of the College Board of Directors announced that the new College Avenue Dorm on campus was being named in the honor of Ellen J. Mannoia, wife of Greenville College President Jim Mannoia.


MULBERRY GROVE PROM WINNERS

The Mulberry Grove Jr.-Sr. Prom was Saturday, May 12, beginning at 7:00 PM in the high school gymnasium. The theme for the prom was, "Stairway to Heaven." Approximately 80 students were on hand at 8:00 PM for the coronation of the Queen and King. Candidates chosen to represent the Class of 2007 were: Heather Mosby, Kayla Schneider, Christine Weber, Jacob Jolliff, Brennon Links, and Brad Pospischel.

Kayla Schneider and Jacob Jolliff were crowned as the new Queen and King of the 2007 Mulberry Grove Prom.

 
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STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR IN BOND COUNTY

State Public Health Director, Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, will be in Bond County today to talk to local organizations and the community about the Governor's Illinois Covered Plan to insure all Illinoisans have access to health insurance. Whitaker is scheduled to discuss the plan at the Bond County Health Department today at 1PM.


FIRE DEPARTMENTS RESPOND TO VARIOUS FIRE CALLS

Several fires Monday and Tuesday morning kept area firefighters busy. Mulberry Grove firemen were called to provide mutual aid to the Vandalia Fire Department at 7:19 AM Monday to a house fire on Highway 185 and Lake Bridge, while enroute, their assistance was canceled due to the fire being under control.

At 1:55 PM Monday, Greenville firemen responded to a report of a garden tractor on fire at a residence on Beaver Creek Trail. They were called again at 9:42 PM Monday to Ward Street in Greenville to a report of house on fire. The home occupied by David and Angela Bennett sustained damage estimated at $37,000. The fire was determined to have started in the living room and was allegedly caused by children playing with candles. Firemen were on the scene for over two hours, returning to service at 12:05 AM.

Shoal Creek firemen responded to a call to a truck on fire Tuesday morning at 4:59 AM on Sorento Avenue, 1 mile West of St. Route 127. Greenville firemen provided mutual aid and returned to service at 5:40 AM.

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RECALL ON CONTAMINATED GROUND BEEF

Another alert has been issued expanding last week’s warning about a specific strain of E.coli that can be associated with the consumption of some ground beef products. The USDA announced last week that a Minnesota company issued a recall of 129,000 pounds of beef products due to possible contamination.

The beef products were produced between March 1 and April 30, 2007, and were shipped to foodservice centers and stores in several states including Illinois and Missouri.The products later became ground beef sold under many different retail brand names, therefore, consumers should check with their local retailer to determine whether they may have purchased any of the products subject to recall.

There are still no reported cases in Illinois of anyone becoming sick with the same type of E.coli named in the recall. Anyone who thinks they may have experienced symptoms of illness after eating ground beef are urged to contact their health care provider. For more details on the recalled products, visit the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service website at www.fsis.usda.gov.


ALHAMBRA HOMECOMING JUNE 15 & 16

The annual Alhambra Homecoming will be held on June 15th & 16th at the Alhambra Firemen-Legion Park on Route 140 in Alhambra. There will be a parade both nights with Friday's beginning at 7PM and Saturday's at 6PM. The theme this year for the parade is "Country Living".

Entertainment will be provided on both days. Brothers and Company will perform Friday night, with Chugg set to be on the stage Saturday night. Also on Saturday evening will be the Dance House Dancers. Stands are available for vendors, including clubs and civic organizations. There will also be a beautiful baby picture contest for kids through 3 years of age.

To learn more about all of the events at the annual Alhambra Homecoming, contact Marsha at 488-7368 or Patty at 488-7020.

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SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER

Lady Comets soccer ended their season with a 2-0 loss to Wesclin in I.H.S.A. Sectional play Tueday night. Deirdhre Jett recorded 10 saves in goal. The Lady Comets ended with a 10-10 record this season, improving upon their 3-14-3 record from last year.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

The Greenville Comets Regional game that was schedule for Wednesday has been rescheduled for Thursday due to the wet weather.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

The Lady Comets Regional game versus Altamont has been rescheduled for Thursday due to the weather


OBITUARIES

HOWARD E. HARFORD

Howard E. Harford, age 84, of Greenville, passed away Monday at St. Mary 's Hospital in St. Louis. Graveside services for 84 year-old Howard Harford will be held Friday at 10am at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military honors. The family welcomes their friends to join them at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the American Legion or V.F.W. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville in charge of the arrangements.


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