2007 BOND COUNTY FAIR WRAPS UP WITH PARADE
A big night for the Bond County Fair is always parade night and once again there was a large crowd on hand Tuesday night for the parade, which began at 7:00 PM. WGEL spoke with Judy Debatin about the float judging. In the adult professional division, first place went to the Sorento Homecoming float, second to Bradford National Bank, and third to the Bond County Republicans. In the non-professional category, first place was awarded to the Shriner's entry, second to G E Clayton Band, and the Farm Bureau float won third place. In the non-professional business category, first place went to Floral Designs by Cindy, second to United Stationers, and third to Liz Bay Horse Barn. Awards in the Kid's Floats division were presented to Gaffner Farm Kids for first place and the Slumber Party float received second.
COUNTY BOARD AGREES TO $40,000 A YEAR FOR INTEREST IN INDUSTRIAL PARK
A decision was reached by Bond County Board members Tuesday morning in regards to a 20 year agreement with the City of Greenville. In 1988, the City and Bond County agreed to each put up $90,000 toward the purchase of land for the Wolf Business Park, to spur economic development for the area. The City of Greenville controlled activity involved with developing and marketing the park, while the County participated only in financial donation of the land. After the loan on the real estate was paid off, it became apparent that the revenue from the industrial park needed to be divided equitably between the City and Bond County.
On Tuesday, County Board members voted unanimously on an agreement to have the City of Greenville pay $40,000 a year, for five years, for Bond County's interest in the industrial park. The County Board is asking that the first payment be before November 30, 2007, which is the end of the fiscal year. This agreement will now be reviewed and voted on by the Greenville City Council.
HIGHLAND RESIDENTS LOSE POWER TUESDAY NIGHT
Around 9:50PM, Tuesday night, the majority of residents in the City of Highland were without electricity. Many who kept their power, had cable outages. Highland Police spent the next hour and half responding to various power outage calls, calls of traffic lights not working, and phone lines not working. Electricity was restored to all residents by 11:30PM, according to the Highland Police Department.