HIGHLAND TEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FALL FROM TREE
A Highland teenager is in the hospital after suffering serious injuries Monday. in a fall from a tree. According to the Highland Police Department, they received a call around 4:45PM, Monday, about a girl who had fallen out of a tree, 8-10 feet to the ground. Highland EMS responded and took the teen to St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, where she was then ARCHed to St. Louis Children's Hospital.
According to the Highland Family Bible Church's website, Kailah Mustain landed on her back and suffered a severe spinal cord injury that has left her paralyzed from the waist down. She has undergone one surgery already to repair her spine and is expected to be in the hospital for a few months.
Donations in the form of gas cards, food gift cards or meals for the family are being accepted. A trust fund has also been set up at the First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust in Highland. For more information on how you can help, contact the Family Bible Church at 654-9000.
2007 COMETS HOMECOMING GAME TONIGHT
Homecoming week continues at the Unit 2 High School. Today is blue and white day at the high school. And all students in Unit 2 will dismiss early for the annual Homecoming parade that starts at 3PM. Participants and floats will be lining up on 2nd Street near the Sheriff's Department. The parade route will follow 2nd Street to a turn east onto College Avenue.
The 2007 Greenville Comets Homecoming game, against the Pana Panthers, will start at 7PM tonight. The Homecoming Dance will be held Saturday, from 8-11PM.
Early dismissal today for Unit 2 students will be at 2PM for Greenville Elementary, Pocahontas and Sorento centers, 2:05PM for the Greenville Jr. High and 2:07PM for the high school. All KRP classes will run a regular schedule, with PM KRP classes dismissing at 2PM.
NEVCO POSTPONING EXPANSION FOR RIGHT NOW
New construction for a local company won't begin this year, as originally thought. According to Dan Phalen, with Nevco Score Board Company, they have decided to postpone any future expansion until they can re-evaluate market conditions and other related items in late Spring 2008.
Early this year, Nevco Scoreboard Company started the process of looking to build a new plant in the Wolfe Industrial Park in Greenville. A preliminary inducement resolution was approved by the South Western Illinois Development Authority in January. The Greenville City Council approved a contract, with Korte Construction, in April, to build a parking lot for the proposed plant. And in May, a sale agreement between the City and Nevco was approved by the city council.
Phalen said that they are in a holding pattern right now, and will be looking again at their options in March or April of next year.