8-13-2007

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ROLLOVER ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 140 FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Two people were taken to the hospital Friday afternoon as the result of a rollover accident. The Bond County Sheriff's Department, along with the Bond County EMS and Smithboro First Responders, arrived at the accident scene near 1447 Illinois Route 140, around 12:30PM Friday. According to the accident report, 48 year-old Bobby L. Phillips, of Mulberry Grove was driving eastbound when he heard a loud "pop" and his 1989 Chrysler Lebaron went of the road and struck a driveway culvert. The car overturned once, coming to rest on it's wheels. The passenger, 24 year-old Amber Krocker, also of Mulberry Grove, was extricated from the vehicle by the Greenville Fire Department. Both Phillips and Krocker were taken to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries.


COUNTY TO BEGIN DISCUSSING EMPLOYEE INSURANCE FOR UPCOMING YEAR

During the most recent Bond County Board meeting on Tuesday, board member Joe Whalen provided information on the Insurance Committee that had met in July to begin to discuss the county's employee insurance. He said that the group commented that there have been no major problems with the current insurance, besides a few issues in the beginning, which have since been resolved. The Insurance Committee is to present information to the County Board by September 1st on what the costs for insurance might be in the coming year. In other business, the consent agenda was approved along with the announcement of David Lynch being interested in filling the vacancy of Ronald Leneave on the 911 Board. The actual appointment will be made at the next meeting, Tuesday, August 21st.

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UNIT 1 INITIATES JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL PROGRAM

At last month's Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Board of Education meeting, Teacher and Coach John Barnes presented information related to starting a Girl's Basketball program at the Junior and Senior High School. Board members gave permission for Barnes to initiate a limited Junior High program for 2007-2008, with the possibility of expanding to a High School program for 2008-2009. The Unit 1 District Technology team then reported that they had finished installing new labs in both the elementary and high school buildings. Several other pieces of technology have been installed in various classrooms. The next Unit 1 Board of Education meeting will be Monday, August 20th.


JULY TEMPERATURES COOLER THAN NORMAL; AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER COULD BE WARMER

The Statewide July temperatures averaged 73.5°F and was the 20th coolest July since 1895. While there were some hot days, residents of Illinois managed to avoid the heat wave experienced in the western part of the country. According to State Climatologist Jim Angel, most locations in Illinois had many fewer 90 degree days than normal. Summer rainfall varied across the state with as much as 12.65 inches near Chicago and as little as 2 inches in southern Illinois.

The forecast for the next couple months calls for an increased chance of temperatures to be above normal. Many have seen that coming true throughout Illinois with temperatures around 100 degrees already in August. According to the National Weather Service, the forecast could be due to the possible return of La Nina , which is an unusual cooling of Pacific Ocean surface temperatures.

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ILLINOIS STATE FAIR OPENS, BUDGET OR NOT

The corn dogs, rides, and concerts are set and ready, even if state lawmakers are not. Illinois State Fair managers have officially opened the 2007 State Fair in Springfield. The annual summer staple has been dogged by budget questions this year, but Illinois Agriculture Director Chuck Hartke says the Fair will go on as usual. Hartke says he's more worried about the weather than whether or not lawmakers will come to terms on a budget. He says this year's ticket sales are going very well, saying they've almost sold out one show. The Illinois State Fair runs through the 19th at the fairgrounds in Springfield.


RESIDENTS ATTEND LINCOLN WORKSHOP IN SPRINGFIELD

Two Greenville residents learned how to plan a birthday party for an historical Illinoisan. John Goldsmith and Julia Jenner attended a workshop, held by the Illinois Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, on August 2nd. They participated in the workshop that featured various presentations and ideas on the Lincoln Bicentennial. Some of the topics included How to Maximize Your Bicentennial Planning and Lincoln in Illinois. For more information on the Lincoln Bicentennial, visit www.lincoln200.net.


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GREENVILLE PLANNING MEETING PREVIEW

The Greenville Planning Commission will meet Monday night at 6PM for their regular monthly meeting. Items on the agenda include a request from Two Sisters Bed and Breakfast for a Special Use Permit and review of the preliminary plat for the Bingham and Sugg Commerce Plaza at Elm Street and Route 40.


BOARD OF HEALTH AUGUST PREVIEW

The Bond County Board of Health will meet Monday, August 13th, at 6:30PM, for their regular monthly meeting. Items on the agenda include the first draft of the Fiscal Year '08 budget, the Home Health Wound Policy, the Substance Abuse Certification Plan and roof repair.




MULBERRY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS TO KC

Kaskaskia College has announced that Mulberry Grove High School students, Chelsea Tompkins and Michele Thole , will each receive a Board of Trustee Scholarship to attend KC for the 2007-2008 school year. The award provides the student will full tuition for up to two years. Chelsea Tompkins is the daughter of Mark and Jill Tompkins, and plans to receive a Dental Assisting degree. Michelle Thole is the daughter of Phil and Kathy Thole and plans to study Education.

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