8-24-2007



COUNTY BOARD RATIFIES AGREEMENT WITH CITY OVER INDUSTRIAL PARK

Over the past couple of weeks, a decision was reached, by the Bond County Board and the Greenville City Council regarding a 20-year agreement involving the purchase of land for the Wolf Business Park. On Tuesday night, County Board members ratified the agreement that they had approved at their last meeting, under the direction of State's Attorney Chris Bauer. The City will pay $40,000 a year, for five years, for Bond County's interest in the industrial park.

In other business Tuesday night, County Clerk Randy Reitz, requested to amend the Special Service District budget, due to the Hospital subsidy coming in below expectations. Board members approved the adjustment. David Lynch was appointed to the 911 Board. He will fill the vacancy left by Ronald Leneave.

The Bond County Board agreed to allow the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1377 to preside over a POW-MIA ceremony on the courthouse lawn at the Veteran's Memorial, on Friday September 21st, at 7PM.


FARM HERITAGE DAYS A SUCCESS LAST MONTH

The monthly meeting of the American Farm Heritage Museum Board was held on Tuesday. Board members talked about the Farm Heritage days last month and commented that they had a very successful time with about 2,500 people coming through the gates. The Tractorcade, kicking off the weekend's events, was also a huge success with 56 tractors participating. They said their looking forward to doing more next year.

The next project, the American Farm Heritage Museum has coming up, is the Fall Festival, that will be held Oct 13th this year. Last year, they added the Outhouse Auction to the event and plan on continuing with the tradition this year and even adding some more.


SORENTO HOMECOMING THIS WEEKEND

The 125th Sorento Homecoming will be Friday through Sunday, August 24th - 26th. On Friday, enjoy blue grass music with Mikayala Roach & DB Railroad. There will be a kids parade at 6:30 followed by a Little Miss and Mr. Pageant Saturday. There will be a school reunion at noon, the Sawyer Brothers Band will play and the big parade starts at 6:00 PM. They will be serving chicken dinners from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Sunday morning there will be a church service beginning at 10:00 am featuring the group, Crown of Joy. Everyone bring a lawn chair. There will be a garden tractor pull at 1:00 PM Sunday and Tony Rapien's will DJ from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. For more information: call 217-272-4493.

GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO BE HISTORIC CALENDAR

A local landmark will be featured in a Historic Illinois Calendar for 2008. The Greenville Public Library will be the backdrop for the month of May. The calendar, produced by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, features photos of 12 historic sites in the state and provides a brief description of each. Other sites to be seen in the calendar include the Benjamin Stephenson House in Edwardsville, the Peoria City Hall and Union Station in Springfield. For a preview of the calendar, you can visit www.Illinois-History.gov.


EARLY DISMISSAL NEXT WEEK FOR UNIT 1 STUDENTS

Students in the Mulberry Grove Unit 1 School District will dismiss early next week, August 27th through the 31st, at 2:10PM each day. Again, that is an early dismissal next week for Mulberry Grove Unit 1 students.


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SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

The Greenville Comets varsity football team will open their season tonight with a game at Home against Central High School. The game will be broadcast live on WGEL Radio 101.7FM; game time is 7pm.

The Highland High School Bulldogs will open their season tonight at home against Belleville West. The game will be re-broadcast on WGEL Radio following the conclusion of the Comets game.

JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

The Greenville Bluejays will host Wesclin Middle School today; game time is 4:15PM.

The Mulberry Grove Junior High baseball team will host Effingham Sacred Heart at 4:15PM this afternoon.

JUNIOR HIGH SOFTBALL

The Mulberry Grove Junior High softball team will host Highland St. Paul at 4PM today.


OBITUARIES

None to Report


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Cloudy 30% of Rain High: 88 Low: 68

Sunday: Partly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 70


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guest this week is Dr. Jim Underwood, President of Kaskaskia College. Dr. Underwood will discuss the new and exciting changes that are taking place at the college. Some of the topics will include the Life Long Learning Center and the new Clock Tower, as symbols of continuing education. That's Public Affairs, this Sunday, following our noon Bond County Area Newsb here on WGEL.


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