6-14-2007


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NEW CITY COUNCIL MEMBER VOTED TO BOARD

Roger Sanders was nominated by Mayor Alan Gaffner to take Lisa Stephens seat on the City Council at Tuesday nights meeting, to which the Council unanimously voted to accept that nomination. Sanders currently serves on the Planning Commission and was a former Councilman. He was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the hiring of Lisa Stephens as assistant City Manager.

In other action the Council signaled that they plan to mandate sidewalks in all new subdivisions within the City as well as within a mile and a half beyond Greenville City limits, where they have the power to regulate subdivisions. Both the new lots in Oak Hill Estates and Chips and Salsa subdivisions must be in accordance.

In other business, Greenville College had asked the City to participate in the cost of a pedestrian light at Ganton Circle and Beaumont. Although the Council tabled any vote on the proposal, most of the members expressed doubt as to whether students would use the light. Some even felt the stoplight could cause other traffic hazards. Next Tuesday the City will be conducting a public hearing to get input on the Safe Route to School Grant that the City will be applying for, in order to get federal money to build, among other things, sidewalks on routes to City Schools.


GREENVILLE WOMAN HONORED FOR HER DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO COMPANY

Last week nearly 25 family members, co-workers and leaders from DeMoulin Bros. presented a Greenville woman with a plaque honoring her time and service to the company. President, Bill Marsden, commented on Norma Goldsmith's dedication to the business and the people with whom she worked. He commented that for her, it was a desire to complete 50 years of service at DeMoulins.

Norma worked in the Trim Department where she had a very high skilled job, that at one time required her to do all of the detailed work by hand. It was there that she trained many, and is now one of the few who can still perform the job at that skill level. Marsden said for them, they were very pleased to be able to provide the award to Norma. The surprise ceremony was held at Greenville Regional Hospital last Thursday.

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Norma began working for DeMoulins in June of 1953. Her time there spanned the terms of five company presidents and she continued working till this past February, when she was diagnosed with cancer.


15th ANNUAL DAIRY DAY THIS SATURDAY

Come out and join the fun this weekend in Greenville. It's the 15th Annual Dairy Day on the Bond County Courthouse lawn. The day begins at 7am with the Farmer's Market. At 9am the fun continues with the children's petting zoo, a variety of vendors and crafts, children's inflatable rides and games, lots of great food, an antique tractor display, butter churning, cow milking and pony rides.

Entertainment begins at 10am with Brigette Ulmer's Dance Depo, followed at 11am with the Boneyard Creek Cloggers. From Noon-1:30PM, the Waterloo German Band will perform. The Ice Cream Eating Contest gets underway at 1:30, with the Celebrity Milking Contest starting at 2PM. Erhat invites everyone to come out and enjoy the great food, entertainment and fun this Saturday. The 15th Annual Dairy Day is part of the National Road Festival this weekend.


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NEW FIREHOUSE IN THE WORKS FOR POCAHONTAS

Plans for the new firehouse in Pocahontas are progressing. Last year the District purchased a five-acre lot on U.S. Rt. 40 across from the Pocahontas Elementary School. According to Fire Chief Kendall Brink, there is an architect who is currently working on the blue prints for the building, which is estimated to cost over $500,000. Brink also said that volunteers with the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire, Rescue and EMS are working on becoming a non-profit organization in order to have a corporate status. This will assist in the grants available to the fire district.

In the meantime, volunteers continue to plan for this summer's Firemen's Picnic to help raise money for other projects as well as the new firehouse. Brink said that another issue that is going to take awhile is the permits they will need for the property, since it sits along Route 40. Before I-70 was built, the state had set aside a 75-foot easement along Route 40 to one day widen the highway. According to Brink, two separate permits will be required for the project.



OBITUARIES

OPAL FRUEH

Opal Frueh, 96 of Medora, passed away Monday, June 11, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services for 96 year-old Opal Frueh will be Friday, at 10am, at the Medora United Methodist Church. Burial in Medora Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 5-8, at the Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home in Medora. Memorials to the Medora United Methodist Church.

Opal was born in Reno and raised in Bond County, where she became a teacher prior to getting married.


LUCILLE R. KUHN

Lucille R. Kuhn, age 85 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday evening, June 12, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 18, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Greenville. Interment will follow in Mt. Rose Cemetery in Greenville. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, at the Donnell - Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Loyal U&I Sunday School Class, First Christian Church or the Mid-East Christian Missions in India.

Lucille R. Kuhn, the daughter of the late Homer Wayne and Katherine L. (White) Baker, was born June 4, 1922 in Greenville. Lucille grew up in Greenville, attended the public schools, helped her parents in the Baker Jewelry store and graduated from Greenville Highschool with the class of 1940. February 8, 1947 Lucille was united in marriage with Leonard John Kuhn in the First Christian Church in Greenville. They enjoyed over 57 years of marriage before his passing on February 2, 2000. Mrs. Kuhn attended Busines College in Decatur, Illinois after highshool - then stared working for the Illinois Public Aid Commission in Bond County from 1942-1954. She then worked as a part-time secretary for Henry Matheson and Foy Meyer; worked at Getz Hardware in sales; income tax work for Evelyn Reynolds and Bennett Roodhouse. In 1974, Lucille started working full time at Ag Business and Accounting. She then worked for Vickey Ellsworth as a saleslady part-time for 16 years; retiring at age 80 due to health problems.

She is survived by her children: Judith Ann Miller of Greenville, Joanne E., Mrs. Nels Elam of Greenville and Jeanette Cook of Greenville. Also surviving are her grandchildren: John Schmollinger, Brian Pearman, Justin Haugland, Angie Haugland and Amy Elam and Great-Grandchildren: Mattie and Katie Haugland and Jesicca Schmollinger. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Elizabeth. Mrs. Kuhn was an active member of the First Christian Church; baptised at the age of 10. She served as a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school secretary, sang in the choir for over 50 years and was a member of the U&I Sunday School class.


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