8-8-2007




BOND COUNTY 4H AUCTION RAISES OVER $50,000

The Bond County 4-H Auction was held Monday night at the Bond County Fair. Lynn Weis with the Extension Office, said that despite the heat, the turnout and support for the kids was great, and they did a wonderful job.

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The total for Monday night was over $58,000. The averages were steers at $1.60 per pound, burrows at $3.00 per pound, rabbits at $45 for a set of 3, milk at $400, goats at $458 and wethers at $4.75 a pound.


UNIT 2 ADOPTS STUDENT RESIDENCY RESOLUTION

The Unit 2 Board of Education met Monday afternoon. The Board adopted and approved the Student Residency Status resolution. Under the resolution it was stated that a hearing officer was appointed to determine the residency status of three minor children who have attended the school district.

The hearing officer found that there was conflicting evidence, but concluded that the father of the children had established a residence within the Unit 2 School District, when he first moved to Greenville, and has never moved from the address. It was then concluded that the three children are residents of the Unit 2 School District and were not required to pay tuition. The vote to adopt the resolution was unanimous by board members present. Scott Gaffner and Sara McPeak were not at the meeting.

In other business, the Unit 2 School Board approved a lease/purchase agreement with Ponder Equipment to for a 29-passenger school bus. Resignations were accepted from Brad Lurkins and Stan Breuchaud, both bus drivers and Patricia Kircher, a cook. In closed session, Kimberly Bone and David Brewer were hired to the custodial staff, Ryan Garrett was hired as a reading improvement aid, Laura Kapp was hired as the High School Girls Tennis Coach and Carol Knight was re-employed as a High School Tutor.

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ALLIE GROTTS CROWNED MISS BOND COUNTY 2007

One of the annual highlights of the Bond County Fair is the Queen Pageant, held Monday night at 7:00 PM in the Grandstand. Six young ladies were vying for the honored position of being named Miss Bond County Fair for 2007. The 2007 Fair Queen is Allie Grotts. Second runner up is Jolene Gum and first runner up is Laura Jens. Lindsey McGovern was named Miss Photogenic and Ashley Stockcamp received the Participation Award.

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Elizabeth Todd was voted Miss Congeniality and was also awarded the People's Choice according to fund raising jars used this year to raise money to assist in bringing the Traveling Vietnam Wall to the 2008 Bond County Fair. Congratulations the 2007 Bond County Fair Queen - Miss Allie Grotts.


SMITHBORO VILLAGE TESTS TORNADO SIREN

The Village of Smithboro held their regular monthly meeting on Monday. Board members voted to continue to research way to obtain equipment and a small building for the purpose of selling water to residents in a vending capacity.

In other business, Mayor Susan Moore requested testing the alarm system. It was agreed to test it on Tuesday at 10am and continue that practice on the first Tuesday of every month. WGEL spoke with Moore who said that on Tuesday, the alarm was tested and it worked great. She also said that they are working to get the siren linked to the Greenville Police Department.

Smithboro Village Trustees also hired Kenny Korte, as needed, on a 90-day trial, as the Building Inspector for the village. The next Smithboro Village Board meeting will be Monday, September 3rd.

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TALENT SHOW RESULTS FROM BOND COUNTY FAIR

On Saturday, the Talent Show was held at the Bond County Fair in the Activity Building. Coordinator Shelly Hinkle said that despite the warm weather, there were a lot of people that showed up to support the participants.

In the Junior Division, Mackenzie Munie and Taylor Zobrist took first place with a dance routine, Chloe Schaufelberger and Gloria Wilson won 2nd with a dance routine and Andrea Emma took 3rd, also with a dance routine. Toby Gamino performed a song on his clarinet. In the Senior Division, all three participants sang a song. Catherine Stampfli took 1st, Kathy Abert won 2nd and Nicole Crouch placed 3rd.

Hinkle said that the first three places all took home cash prizes as well as ribbons and trophies. They will then compete at the State Fair Convention in Springfield in January for scholarship and cash prizes. The judges were Curt Hampton, Brooke Earnest and Amanda Hopper.


2008 PRIMARY ELECTION PETITIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

With the Spring Election only a few months behind us, another election is just around the corner. Bond County Clerk Randy Reitz said that now is the time to pick up petitions if you’re interested in running for local offices in the 2008 Illinois Primary. Those offices include the State’s Attorney’s office, Circuit Clerk’s office, Coroner’s office, some County Board seats and District Precinct Representatives.

For more information you can contact the Bond County Clerk's Office at 664-0449. The 2008 Illinois Primary Election is February 5th.

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NEW POST OFFICE RULES AS OF JULY 30TH

As of July 30th, a new rule has gone into effect for packages weighing more that 13 ounces at the Greenville Post Office. Until now, any package under 16 ounces could be affixed with regular first class stamps and mailed from any location. Now, if you plan on using regular first class stamps on mail weighing 13 ounces or more, you must take it to the Post Office and have it collected at the counter. Otherwise, you will have to use specialized meter postage strips, if mailing from any other location besides the Post Office.

Greenville Postmaster Sylvia Brown says that any packages that were not collected at the Post Office, and weigh more than 13 ounces and have regular first class stamps affixed, will be returned to the sender. Those who are unable to make it to the post office, can use the online postage application at www.usps.com.

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OBITUARIES

MYRLE CRUTHIS

Myrle Cruthis, 75 of Sorento, passed away Monday at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services for 75 year-old Myrle Cruthis will be Friday at 11am at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento. Burial in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 at the funeral home.


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