9-12-2007



ARRESTS MADE IN ALTON HIGH SCHOOL BOMB THREATS

 

The Madison County Sheriff's Office has announced that arrests have been made in the investigation into two separate bomb threats at the Alton High School, in the past few days.  The school was evacuated on Friday and again Monday.  In both cases, messages were written on bathroom stalls. 

 

17 year-old Amanda M. Lewis, of Alton, and 18 year-old Amanda E. Holiday, of Godfrey, were charged in Madison County Court Tuesday with Falsely Making a Terrorist Threat.  According to police, their investigation showed that Lewis was the person who allegedly wrote the message on both occasions.  Holiday was allegedly present while the threat was being written and was also the person who allegedly reported the message to school personnel on Monday.

 

The message "Bomb on Friday" was found written last week, while the message "Bomb for real, 9-10 or 9-11" was found Monday.  Police remained at the school throughout both days.  Both girls are being held at the Madison County Jail on $150,000 bond each.


KPD SEEKS JUDGE TO RESOLVE ISSUE OVER DEWEY STREET

 

A three-year dispute continues.  Less than one month after the City of Greenville withdrew their action against the Kingsbury Park District over the ownership of a portion of Dewey Street, the Park District filed papers on Monday seeking the judge to determine the ownership rights and resolve the issue.

 

On August 15th, the City of Greenville withdrew their action against the Kingsbury Park District. Less than a week later, the park district sent out a release saying that they believed that legal action was the only way to resolve the issue.

 

The dispute has been ongoing since late 2004. The City of Greenville will now have 30 days, after the summons, to respond to the Kingsbury Park District's claims.

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AMEREN TO START ISSUING CREDITS AND REBATES

 

Rebates and checks will go out to Ameren utility customers throughout Illinois over the next 30 days.  As a result of the $1 billion rate relief package passed by congress, checks for 935,000 will go out in the mail for the next 30 days, totaling $120 million…or averaging $128 per customer. Credits will also be applied to those accounts who have an outstanding balance past 60 days.  Ameren says that all residential electricity customers will see some type of reduction in their bills. 

 

All checks and rebates are retroactive to January 2, 2007.  Credits will continue for the next two years to limit the impact of the rate increases.  You can find out what the amount of your check will be by logging in on the Ameren website…www.ameren.com.


BOND COUNTY HEALTH BOARD INCREASES SOME FEES

 

After a lengthy discussion Monday night, the Bond County Board of Health decided to increase the fees charged for flu and pneumonia shots.

 

The flu shot fee, in county, will be raised from $15 to $20. Out of county fees will remain at $30. The pneumonia shot fee, in county, will be raised from $25 to $30.  The out of county charge will remain the same at $35. The increase goes into effective immediately, with the first flu clinic scheduled for October 9th. That is the same day that the yearly Emergency Preparedness Drill will be held.

 

The Health Board also discussed the adverse effects of leaf and trash burning. It was decided to send a letter to the City of Greenville supporting restriction of all waste burning in populated areas.

 

Repairs to the leaking roof of the current health department building will cost approximately $4500 and will be done by Jewett Roofing. The health board also thanked the St. Lawrence Catholic Church for the rent free use of the church’s office for the SIUE nursing student’s pre and post conferences.

 

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KEYESPORT VILLAGE BOARD SEPTEMBER MEETING

 

 

The Keyesport Village Board met on Monday night and decided to repair a sidewalk that is on First and Clinton streets that is deteriorated and a safety hazard .  

 

Another topic discussed was placing more children at play signs, and to lower the speed limit in town on a few streets from 30mph to 15mph. Mayor Carver  said it would be to expensive to place children at play signs at every house in Keyesport. A motion was made for Bill Smith, of street and alley, find out what streets have more traffic and are in need of the signs the most. Smith is to report his findings at the next board meeting. .

 

Tommy Davis, owner of Millies Café in Keyesport, asked the board last month for a building permit to add on 4 motel units to his restaurant. The board issued him the permit, but Davis has to come back to the board and ask for a variance if he plans on adding on any more motel units.


Collinsville City Council Approved Pre-Annexation Agreement


The St. Louis area is one step closer to getting major league soccer. Monday night the Collinsville City Council approved a pre-annexation agreement submitted by St. Louis Soccer United.  The proposal decision will be the catalyst in helping to fund an 18,500-seat soccer stadium, and mixed-use development, designed to attract a Major League Soccer expansion franchise for the St. Louis area.

 

The stadium will be located at the intersection of I-255 and Horseshoe Lake Road.  The project will also have eight FIFA approved artificial turf fields.  Homes, retail and other community shops will also be built on the 400-acre site.  Developers hope to have the stadium ready for the 2009 season.

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UNIT 2 SCHOOLS DISMISS EARLY SEPT. 14

 

Bond County Unit 2 students will be dismissed early on Friday, September 14th, for a school improvement teacher workshop. Greenville Elementary, Pocahontas Center, and Sorento Center will all dismiss at 12:30. The Greenville Junior High will dismiss at 12:35 and Unit 2 High School will be dismissed at 12:37. 

   

Morning KRP classes will run a regular schedule, and afternoon KRP classes will not be in session.

 

 Unit 2 announces this correction. The district calendar on the website states that there is a 2:00 PM dismissal on Wednesday, September 26th. This is incorrect. School will dismiss at the usual time on September 26th. 


 

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SPORTS FOR WEDNESDAY

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

 

Comet Soccer defeated Gillespie on Tuesday with a score of 2 to 1.  Goals were scored by Gavin Heitzig and Jay Haberer.  Assists credited to Dwight Sanders and Trevor Suess.  Dillon Hietzig recorded two saves in goal.

The Comet soccer team will travel to Staunton. today.


In golf played yesterday at Stauton, the Comets scored 171, but were defeated by Litchfield’s score of 169. Low scorer for the Comets was Scott Eaton at 40, who also recorded six pars. Tanner Neese had a birdie. The teams record is now 13wins, 10 losses.

 

In the Lady comets match at the Greenville Country Club yesterday,  the girls score was 221, but they were defeated by Mascoutah and Breese Central. Stephanie Hoffmeier had a birdie which was the first of the year for the team.

 

The Lady Comets tennis team will host East Alton Wood River.

 

The Greenville Junior High Blue Jays defeated Highland St Paul 16-1. Their record now stands at 17 wins 2 losses which is a season record.  The Blue Jays play Teutopolis today, and then compete in the state tournament this Saturday at 10am in Greenville.

 

 

MULBERRY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

 

The Lady Aces volleyball team will play at Mt. Olive. 


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