9-24-2007

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2007 UNIT 2 HOMECOMING PARADE AND COMETS FOOTBALL GAME LAST FRIDAY

 

Friday was blue and white day at the high school, as the annual Homecoming festivities continued at the Unit 2 High School.  Students dismissed early and lined the streets for the annual Homecoming Parade.

 

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Floats representing all grades, sports and clubs participated in the parade and supported the upcoming Comet's football game against the Pana Panthers.

 

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The Comets are 5-0 on the season after the homecoming win over Pana on Friday.  They will play Hillsboro on Friday, and you can hear that game on WGEL Radio at 101.7FM.


MORE BUDGET DISCUSSIONS FOR COUNTY BOARD

 

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night, and after an hour of budget discussion and line item updates, the county still stands $66,900 in the red.  Board members have scheduled another special budget hearing for next Tuesday, September 25th at 7:30PM. 

 

The Insurance Committee presented a recommendation to the board, that the county stay with GHP Health Insurance and choose option 2.  The only big difference from last year, is the increase in prescription drug co-pays.  The committee also recommends that board members find a third party to research and seek alternative avenues of health insurance.

 

The Bond County Board also approved the County Zoning Board of Appeals recommendations to grant two special use permits for manufactured homes in the county and to deny a zoning request in Old Ripley.  Sarah McPeak gave her resignation for the ESTB, or 911 Board saying that she feels the position would be better served by an EMS representative from the hospital.  She and Greenville Regional CEO Jim Hayes, both recommended Tom Hoffman.  An appointment will be made at the next meeting.

 

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GREENVILLE POLICE INVESTIGATE BURGLARIES FROM VEHICLES

 

Greenville Police responded to a rash of burglaries, from motor vehicles, Thursday.  Reports of vehicle entry and missing items were received beginning at 3:57 am Thursday morning and the final report came at 5:37 PM Thursday evening.  Reports were received from residents on Chicago Street, McAdams Street, the intersection of Locust and Oak Streets, and two locations on IL Rt. 140.  Items missing included cash, a flashlight, binoculars, a backpack with items inside, cigarettes, change, and old checks.  In most cases, items have been recovered.  Police have suspects and are investigating these thefts. 

 

Keyesport first responders responded to a request by the Clinton County Sheriff's Department to a motorcycle accident on Adair Road at 2:10 PM Thursday.  It was thought the rider had a broken leg.  The Clinton County Sheriff's Department handled the accident.

 

Pocahontas - Old Ripley Firemen responded to two fires Thursday.  The first was received at 3:11 PM to a call of a combine on fire and a resulting cornfield fire on Frey's Meadow Avenue.  They were called again at 5:52 PM to another cornfield fire on Shawnee Road.


HABITAT TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR NEXT HOME PROJECT 

The Bond County Habitat for Humanity is now looking to select a family for their next home project. This new home, that a family will help build, move into and then own, will be constructed in 2008. The most recent house was finished this summer in Greenville.

 

There will be three orientations held throughout Bond County next week for prospective applicants. They will be:

 

Monday (9/24) at 7PM at the Bradford Room in Greenville

 

Tuesday (9/25) at 7PM at the Village Hall in Pocahontas

 

Thursday (9/27) at 7PM at the Municipal Center in Sorento.

 

If you have questions and can not attend the meetings, write to the Bond County Habitat for Humanity at P.O. Box 496, Greenville, IL 62246.

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TREES FOR TROOPS PROGRAM 2007

 

Founded by the National Christmas tree Association, Trees For Troops, allows Christmas tree growers to donate thousands of trees to military families.  The trees are delivered to military bases in the U.S. and Middle East.  Last year, over 11,000 trees were donated.

 

In Bond County, Daniken Tree Farm and the Marine Corps League's Lincoln Land Leathernecks detachment, joined forces to raise funds for the Trees For Troops program.  A total of $2,500 was raised, and 180 trees were purchased.  The goal for this year is $3,000 in order to purchase 200 trees.

 

The Daniken Tree Farm donated 35 trees last year and will donate 50 this year.  They have also volunteered to be a loading site for southern Illinois. According to the Lincoln Land Leathernecks and Daniken Tree Farm, the cost to donate a tree is $15.  For more information, call 410-9701.


DIRECTOR OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH RESIGNS

 

Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, who has served as the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health since 2003, has recently resigned to pursue a position in the private sector.  Dr. Whitaker served as IDPH Director for four and a half years and created the motto for the department, "Improving public health, one community at a time."  Under Dr. Whitaker's leadership, IDPH became one of the leading public health agencies in the nation for implementing initiatives to increase public health and raising health awareness.

 

Governor Rod Blagojevich appointed Dr. Damon Arnold to fill the position, effective October 1, 2007.  Arnold served as the Director of Bioterrorism and Preparedness for the Chicago Department of Public  Health, Director of Occupational Medicine Program at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Medical Director for LTV Steel Company at Corporate Health Dimensions and Director for Occupational Health Services and Staff Physician at Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers.  He recently completed a second tour of duty to Iraq, where he treated soldiers wounded in battle.

 

Dr. Arnold's appointment requires Senate confirmation.

 

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FILL-THE-BOOT RAISES OVER $130,000

 

This summer, firefighters from 11 Metro-East Counties competed once again to see which city could collect the most for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Fill-the-Boot campaign.  Communities filled boots with cash to help children and adults who have been diagnosed with one of the 43 forms of MD.  This year, firefighters broke another record by raising $132,980.

 

The Greenville Fire Protection District raised $3,300, while Breese raised $3,209, Troy $3,200 and Carlyle $500.  Proceeds will be used locally to provide flu shots, leg braces, wheelchairs, support groups, physical and occupational therapies and much more.


Program accepting donations for 2007 deer season

 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is again encouraging deer hunters in Illinois, to consider donating whole deer to the Illinois Sportsmen Against Hunger (ISAH) program in 2007. ISAH coordinates the donation and processing of venison that provides meals to food banks, food pantries and charitable organizations throughout the state. Started in 1989, the ISAH program has coordinated the donation of more than 359,000 pounds of venison, providing more than 1.4 million meals for those in need.

 

The 2007-08 Deer season dates are: October 1st through January 17th for Archery, November 16th through the 18th and November 29th through December 2nd for Firearm and December 7th through the 9th for Muzzleloader only. For more information about the Illinois Sportsmen against Hunger, call 217-785-5091.

 


 

BOND COUNTY COMMUNITY #2 BOARD OF EDUCATION PREVIEW

 

The Bond County Community Unit 2 Board of education will meet Monday, September 24th at 7PM in the Unit Conference room.  Items on the agenda include the final budget for fiscal year 2008, and a web based athletic program presentation.  Also the board will discuss overnight trips for the FFA to Indianapolis, the Varsity Lady Comets basketball team to Riverton and the Greenville Junior High Bluejays baseball team to Peoria.


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING CANCELED

 

The Greenville Planning Commission meeting, that was scheduled for Monday, September 24th at 7PM at City Hall, will not be held due to no business to consider.

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MONDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

 

The Comets are 5-0 on the season after the homecoming win over Pana on Friday.  They will play Hillsboro on Friday, and you can hear that game on WGEL Radio at 101.7FM.

 

Greenville JV football team will play today at Pana.

 

GREENVILLE JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

 

The Bluejays baseball team’s great season continued on Saturday with a win in the Sectional over Chadam-Gleenwood in Greenville.  The bluejays won 5-4 and will play next against Manteno in Peoria on Friday at 10AM in the elite eight.  Principal of the Junior High Gary Brauns will provide WGEL Radio with reports during the game. 

 

GREENVILLE COMETS SOCCER

 

The Comets soccer team defeated Wesclin 3-2 in double overtime on Saturday.  Dwight Sanders scored two goals and Jay Haberer got the third goal.   The Comets will next lay today at home against East Alton Wood River.

 

GREENVILLE COMETS VOLLEYBALL

 

The Lady Comets Varsity and Junior Varsity volleyball teams both beat Staunton on Thursday.  The Varsity team improves to 12-3 while the Junior Varsity team remains undefeated at 7-0.

 

SCHEDULE FOR TODAY

 

The Comets golf team will be competing in the Conference Tournament. 

 

Lady Comets tennis team will host St. Anthony today.

 

The Aces baseball team will play at home against Windsor today. 


OBITUARIES

MARY E. BUSCH

 

Mary E. Busch, age 83, of Pocahontas, passed away Sunday at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral services for 83 year-old  Mary E. Busch will be Wednesday, September 26th, at 11:00 am at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will be in McKendree Chapel Cemetery west of Keyesport.  Friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer Association of the American Cancer Society.

 

WILLIAM L. DEMOULIN

 

William L. DeMoulin, age 91 of Greenville, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2007 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Greenville, IL.                      

In keeping with his wishes, private funeral services will be held with Rev. Kenneth Bryant officiating.  Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  

In Lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the Greenville First Presbyterian Church or the Bond County Hospice at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. 

William Leslie DeMoulin, the son of Leslie Erastus and Anna Elizabeth Cable DeMoulin, was born on May 12, 1916 in Greenville. He grew up here and attended Central School and graduated from Greenville High School. He then graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston. He answered his countries’ call by joining the United States Navy and serving three years during World War II. He returned to Greenville where he joined DeMoulin Brothers raising to become President in 1956. He held that position for thirty years retiring in 1985. In retirement he enjoyed traveling, golf, and reading. 

William and Maxine E Maynard were united in marriage and are the parents of their two children. He is survived by their daughter Nancy L, Mrs. Robert Brown, their son William Richard DeMoulin and his wife Robyn, grandchildren: Terry Derrick, Scott Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Matthew Brown, Amy Catero, Christine Erny, Tiffany McNeill, Erika DeMoulin and 13 great grandchildren.   

William is a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge 245 A.F. & A.M., a Shriner, and a member of the Greenville First Presbyterian Church.


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