9-13-2007

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LEAF BURNING HOURS EXTENDED AT CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

The Greenville City Council breezed through most of its agenda Tuesday night.  The only sticky issue at the Council meeting was Leaf burning. After much discussion, ranging from a total leaf burning ban to allowing burning anytime, Councilman Roger Sanders made a motion to move back the Fall burning season to November and December, and extend hours from 10am to 5PM on the days Greenville residents can burn leaves. His motion did not change the spring burning season or change the number of days burning is allowed. That motion passed by a unanimous vote.

 

In other action, the Council approved the final platt for Steve and Georgia Shank's Chips and Salsa subdivision. They voted to enter into an engineering contract for the 2008 Street program and they passed a Sewer Extension Contract to bring City Sewer across the interstate to service the new proposed Hotel. The Sewer will not be extended until the Hotel begins construction.


FIRE MARSHALL CALLED TO INVESTIGATE SMALL FIRE AT POCAHONTAS BUSINESS

 

The Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire District responded to a report of smoke coming from the Kovach building at 101 Leverton Street in Pocahontas, Wednesday, at 11:20am.  The Greenville Fire Protection District was then called out for mutual aid.  According to Pocahontas Fire Chief Kendall Brink, a small fire had started in the back shop of the building.  Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading throughout the rest of the business.

 

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Brink says that the owner was not in the building all day, therefore the State Fire Marshall's Office has been called in to investigate. Firefighters were on scene for nearly two hours.


MAN BACK IN COURT 10 YEARS AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF MURDER

 

A man convicted of killing another man over 10 years ago, was again in Bond County Court last Friday.  William D. Nelson, along with his lawyer Edwin Potter, appeared in court in regards to their post conviction, filed in April of this year, and a supplement to that filed in July.  Last week, the state then filed a motion to dismiss both. 

 

Judge Keith Jensen gave Nelson and his lawyer, 14 days to review the State's case evidence on the lack of jurisdiction timelines on the filing of the post conviction.  During this time, the defense will be allowed to supply any other case information relating to their argument.  The State will then be allowed seven days to respond.

 

In November of 1997, a jury found William D. Nelson guilty of the murder of Cleotha Bradley, whose body was found in a soybean field in southern Bond County.  Nelson was sentenced to 45 years in prison.


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BUS DAMAGED IN HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Department is investigating a hit and run accident involving a Unit 2 School District bus.  According to the report, sometime between 8:30PM Monday night and 6:24am Tuesday morning, an unknown vehicle swiped the side of a 1997 International bus parked along State Street in front of the Pocahontas School.  Damage to the bus was over $500.


UNIT 2 BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE MET MONDAY 

 

Over the past 18 months, the Unit 2 School Board, along with community members, has developed various strategic plans for the district. Over a month ago, the school board requested proposals from companies addressing the district-wide building and maintenance needs under a performance-based contract. By evaluating the energy efficiency in each building and looking at where improvements can be made, the savings behind the upgrades will pay for itself overtime. The advantage of this type of contract is that once the costs, according to the plan, are approved, no change orders would be allowed. The only increases to the district would come from new or altered district requests, not in the original plan.

 

Honeywell Corporation, in response to the request, presented an initial review of the current buildings to Building and Grounds Committee members Monday morning. Their findings, at all five centers, were covered, but the High School and the Greenville Elementary were identified for high-priority focus due to the severity of their issues. It was decided that work could be performed by district staff, through service agreements, or through Honeywell.

 

The Building and Grounds Committee voted to then pass on their recommendations of the performance-based contract to Unit 2 School Board members at the September 24th meeting.


TUNE INTO WGEL FOR

FREE BREAKFAST FROM WGEL

 

How about a free breakfast Saturday Morning, from WGEL..

 

On Friday September 14th, WGEL will be giving away pairs of tickets to the Pocahontas Freemason’s Annual All You Can Eat Breakfast in Pocahontas..

 

The breakfast will be held at the Pocahontas Grade School Cafeteria from 7am till 11:30am and will include whole hog sausage, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy.

 

BE Listening, Be the Correct Caller, Be the Winner!!

 

CARDINAL TICKET AUCTION THIS FRIDAY

 

After the 7am news this Friday you will have a chance to buy some great Cardinal tickets and help fight cancer.  WGEL and the Sew Smart Relay for Life team from Demoulin’s will be auctioning off 4 box seats to the game on September 17th.  The Cardinals take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10 that evening.


SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

 

Comets Boy Soccer defeated Staunton 1-0 yesterday in a double overtime.  The game winning goal was scored by Kyle Dannaman and was assisted by Jay Haberer.  Dillon Heitzig earned the shutout in goal recording 8 saves.   The Jay Vee Soccer  team tied Staunton 1-1 with a goal scored by Josh Morgan

 

The Lady Comets Varsity Volleyball team defeated Vandalia on Tuesday in two sets.  Allyson File and 7 service points, and Kristen Morgan had 11 service points.  The JayVee Volleyball team also won in three sets.

 

Today the he Lady Comets volleyball team will travel to Pana. 

 

The Comets golf team will play at Nashville.

 

MULBERRY GROVE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

 

The Lady Aces volleyball team will travel to Ramsey.

 

The Aces baseball team will play at Brownstown. 

 

SORENTO JUNIOR HIGH SPORTS

 

The Sorento Lady Greyhounds will open their basketball season today with a game at Vandalia. 




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