BLUEGRASS IN THE PARK SATURDAY
This weekend at Patriot's Park, Habitat for Humanity will present the 2nd Annual Bluegrass in the Park…a day were local Bluegrass musicians can get together and perform for the public. Pastor Dave Trover commented that the Jam session will begin Saturday, between 12-1PM. At 4PM there will be Bluegrass bands playing at the main pavilion including Erin O’Toole, Mikayla Roach and DB Railroad, Shoal Creek and the Mayfields. Trover said the bands will play until the sun goes down on Saturday.
Food and drink will be available, and residents are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. Money raised from the event will go towards the Habitat for Humanity in Bond County. Volunteers are currently finishing a home on 4th Street and will begin the application process in September for the next Habitat house. For more information on Habitat for Humanity or how to volunteer, call Pastor Trover at 669-2523.
COUNTY BOARD APPROVES ZONING RECOMMENDATIONS
The Bond County Board met Tuesday night and approved the recommendations from the County Zoning Board of Appeals to allow Connie Ashford to divide 10.25 acres and sell them accordingly, and for Jim McCasland to proceed with Phase 3 of the Oak Hill Estates Subdivision. Also okayed by the board was the highway department resolution with the state for surplus property purchases.
Carla Maples, with the Bond County Humane Society requested the County's assistance in the collection of cans, used ink cartridges and old cell phones to be recycled for funding. Board members agreed to set a couple of collection bins at the courthouse and office building. Bond County Board members also sent a letter to the City of Greenville, supporting the idea of an ethanol plant, and appointed Barb Kalous to the Robinson Cemetery Board.
In other business, it was announced that State's Attorney, Chris Bauer, and the Greenville City attorney are working together in researching who is to issue building permits within 1.5 miles of the city limits.
County Clerk Randy Reitz said that over $6.8 million was collected for the first round of property tax payments in Bond County.
STAFF KEEPS BUSY AT UNIT 2 DISTRICT SCHOOLS OVER SUMMER BREAK
At the most recent Unit 2 School Board meeting this week, district principals reported on various projects happening at each center during the summer. Scott Paisley, Principal of the Greenville Elementary School, said they are trying to get a receptionist center set up inside the front door of the school to greet parents and students. Bill Carpenter, Prinicipal of the Sorento Center, said they are in the process of putting in the new computer lab and preparing for the Sorento Homecoming. Gary Brauns, Prinicipal of the Greenville Junior High, reported on the upgrading of computers along with High School principal Kevin Cochrane, who also mentioned the much needed concrete that was poured in the south parking lot. New Pocahontas principal Eric Swingler said he was looking forward to the school year and has already met with several teachers and staff.
The Greenville High School had 23 students pass summer Driver's Ed, 13 pass summer English and 15 pass Summer Math. Out of this group, another two students were able to graduate High School. During closed session Monday night at the Unit 2 School Board meeting, Dusti Burrows was hired as the High School Business/Math teacher and Kolin Dothager was hired as the Greenville 8th Grade Girls' Basketball Coach.