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.
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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.