9-26-2007



POCAHONTAS VILLAGE BOARD MEETING FOR SEPTEMBER

 

The Pocahontas village board met Monday evening in the village hall.  The village audit was presented to the board and mayor.  The village achieved a clean opinion regarding their overall financial situation.  However, the enterprise funds, mainly the water fund, continues to loss money.  The village received $227,000 in funds but spent $282,000 on the water and sewer funds, leaving a deficiency of nearly $86,000. 

 

The Village also agreed to purchase an oxygen monitor for the village pond.  It’s the hope that this monitor will allow the pond pump to be turned off when oxygen levels are sufficiently high.  Turning the pump off could save the village hundreds of dollars each month in electricity costs.  Pocahontas is also reviewing and inspecting their fire hydrants in the village, and dealing with the continuing problem of grease in the sewage lift station.  It was also decided that the National Road Kiosk will be built in the Veteran’s park as originally planned. 


SENATE PASSES BILL WITH MONEY FOR I-70 INTERCHANGE

 

The Illinois Senate approved a multi-billion dollar infrastructure program last week.  Part of the money included in that program will be for construction of a new I-70 inter-change at Route 160 north of Highland.  We spoke with Senator Frank Watson on Tuesday.  Watson said that both the south and north side of the proposed interchange are primed for growth.  The bill will next go to the Illinois House of Representatives.  Watson said the bill still could change but he hopes the capital side for infrastructure will remain.  Watson said this bill is important to the entire state, not just one region.  


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FALSE FIRE ALARM AT GREENVILLE COLLEGE HOUSING

 

The Greenville fire protection district responded to a false fire alarm at 203 east college in Greenville, at the Ellen J. Mannoia Hall, Tuesday morning at 11:14am.  The alarm was in the commons area where a student had been cooking microwave noodles without adding water.  There was no fire.


ADDITIONAL TIME FOR ONE FCI INMATE

 

A sharpened piece of wood will get one Greenville FCI prisoner more time behind bars.  The approximately 8 inch length of wood, sharpened to mimic the shape of a knife was found in 31 year old Martin Yoho's cell at the FCI on September 10th.  Yoho received 40 months of imprisonment to run consecutive with his current sentence, along with 3 years of supervised release for one count of possession of a prohibited object by a federal inmate. 

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ILLINOIS RECEIVES 18.8 MILLION IN GRANTS TO HELP VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIMES

 

Illinois will receive $15 million in Victims of Crime Act funding and $3.8 million in Violence Against Women Act funding.  Both federal programs support direct services for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and those with special needs.  Combined, these acts supported 178 service programs and an estimated 77,381 victims last year.  Governor Blagojevich stated “These federal grants will help us provide better services for crime victims, and continue striving to be a safe state for women.”  

 

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MORE INFORMATION ON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 

After the closed session of the Bond County Community Unit 2 school board meeting, the board approved the hiring of Tina Aper as a head cook.  The board also hired several part time school bus drivers and non-certified salary schedules were approved for 2006 through 2009. 


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WEDNESDAY SPORTS

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

 

The Greenville Lady Comets golf team took fourth place in their conference tournament on Tuesday, held in Litchfield.  Katie Bohle tied for 6th on the all-conference team; Katie shot a 93.  The Lady Comets will travel back to Litchfield to play today.  The Comets golf team was also in action on Tuesday beating Highland in a two team match.  Scott Eaton shot a 2 under par 34. 

 

GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Comets soccer team lost 1-0 to East Alton Wood River on Monday. The Comets soccer team won on Tuesday over Vandalia 3-0.

 

SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR TODAY

 

Greenville Lady Comets tennis will play host to Roxana.


OBITUARIES

WILLIAM E. GRIBBLE

 

William E. Gribble, age 72, of Interlachen, Florida, formerly of Greenville, passed away Monday in Florida.  Funeral services for 72 year-old  William E. Gribble will be at 11:00 am Saturday, September 29th, at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, with Masonic Services at 7:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to Shriner's Hospital for Children, the First United Methodist Church, or the American Cancer Society.

 

VIVIAN E. ROYER

 

Vivian E. Royer, age 93, of Galesburg, formerly of Greenville, passed away Monday in Galesburg.  Funeral services for 93 year-old  Vivian E. Royer, will be Friday, September 28th, at 11:00 am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  Interment will be in St. Felicitas Cemetery in rural Carlyle.  Friends may call Friday after 10:00 am at the church.  Memorials are suggested to St. Lawrence Church or the Connie Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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