FISHERMAN'S COVE SOLD
At a recent auction, what was once known as Fisherman's Cove in Carlyle, was bought by a local Doctor. The property was on the auction block last week and went for around $150,000. Dr. Matt Bretz, of Carlyle, purchased the 9.5 acres of land including a 3,000 square foot building, that before, housed an arcade. Outside the building there used to be a mini-golf area, bumper boats and batting cages.
It's unknown at this time what Dr. Bretz has in store for the property and business. Carlyle City Manager, Bill Gruen, said anyone who wants to bring a new business to Carlyle, has the support of the City.
ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN NEXT WEEK
Beginning Sunday, June 10th, law enforcement officers across Illinois will take to the streets, highways and roads of the state, carrying the Special Olympics torch to help raise funds for the athletes in Illinois. Nearly 3,000 officers, representing every branch of law enforcement, will cover the 23 legs of the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run. Participants will make their way from O'Fallon to Greenville in Leg 4 of the race.
According to Greenville Police Officer, Russ Rieke, local runners will carry the torch on Thursday, June 14th, starting at 11am at the Southwestern Electric Parking lot. Participants will run 4 miles to the Bond County Courthouse lawn where a BBQ will be held. Each year, officers run more than 1,500 miles carrying the Flame of Hope.
Greenville is the end of leg 4 of the race, which is responsible for raising nearly $200,000 for the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run. The efforts of many local departments helped to make Illinois the 2nd highest grossing Torch Run program in the world, with over $2 million raised in 2006.
RIBBON CUTTING AND TRACTOR DRIVE AT AFHM
This Saturday, June 9th, the American Farm Heritage Museum will be hosting a day of activities. It all starts with a ribbon cutting at 9am to celebrate the new hours of Little Red Barn that will be open every Saturday from 8:30am-3:30PM. The 2nd Annual Tractor Drive will start at 10am this Saturday. Tractors will parade throughout the southern part of Bond County.
At 1PM there will be wheat shocking. Throughout the day, railroad ties will be laid along with the Hills Fort Society placing logs. For those wanting to participate in the tractor drive, it's suggested that you arrive at the AFHM grounds no later than 9:30am. A lunch stand will be provided, but they suggest that residents bring your lawn chairs. For more details, contact the AFHM at 664-3050.