1-03-2008

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BOND COUNTY BOARD CONSIDERING SURCHARGE ON WASTE AT LANDFILLS

The Bond County board met Wednesday morning at the Bond County Courthouse. Representatives from Patrick Engineering were present to answer questions about a possible surcharge the county is authorized, by the state, to levee on solid waste deposited or transported through landfills within the county. The surcharge can range from 1 cent to $1.27 per ton of waste, and is required to be used for solid waste management issues. 

 

In 2005, 83,000 tons of waste came to the landfill in Bond County. If the board chooses to levee the surcharge, possible uses could include some type of recycling program. More discussion of the topic will be held at the next county board meeting. The board could also negotiate a host contract with the landfill, thus freeing up the money raised for any use. 

 

The Bond County board will also look into a Site Ordinance. This would transfer the cost of any future landfill applications fees, from the county to the company submitting the landfill application. These fees and research, required by the state for every landfill application, can reach into the tens of thousands of dollars. We'll have more from the Bond County Board Meeting in future News Casts, and you can see the Meeting in its entirety on New Wave Channel 3 at 6pm tonight

LOLA BROWN ESTATE AUCTION TO BE HELD IN JANUARY

 

In less than three weeks, a 1,300 acre auction will take place in Greenville, one of the largest real estate auctions in Southern Illinois. The Lola Brown estate includes several hundred acres, five homes and commercial property. According to Aumann Auctions the sale will be conducted using the multi-parcel method where each tract of land is offered individually, and then bidders will be allowed to create any combinations of tracts they want to purchase.

 

Earnest money is required on all land items with a closing date being held the week of February 18th. The auction will be held on January 17th at 10am at the Greenville VFW Hall. For more information, visit www.AumannAuctions.com or call 1-888-282-8648.

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NEW ILLINOIS FOOD FOR FAMILIES PROGRAM

 

For the first time in Illinois’ history, state funds will be used to assist food banks in purchasing food through the new Food for Families program, a $1 million hunger relief initiative that will provide enough food for 3,090 meals per day for Illinois families in need.  Currently, food banks receive donations through local food companies, food drives, and the federal government, but these sources are not keeping up with the demand. 

 

Nearly 500,000 Illinois children are hungry.   With constantly rising food prices and decreased federal support, Governor Blagojevich will propose $5 million in funding for the Food for Families program in next year’s budget.

 

If you would like to make a donation, volunteer, or are hungry yourself, call 773-247-3663.


RADON KITS AVAILABLE

 

The natural breakdown of uranium in the soil gives off a radioactive gas called radon. You can't see or smell radon, but it can enter your home and pollute the air. High concentrations and prolonged exposure can cause lung cancer, leading to many thousands of deaths each year in the United States. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer for smokers and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

 

Testing is the only way to know how much radon is in your home. Homes should be tested for radon every two years. Free radon test kits are available from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency at 1-800-325-1245

 


FIRE AT RESIDENCE ON ALICE STREET

 

Greenville firemen were called Tuesday afternoon at 2:10 PM to a residence on Alice Street.  Straw around the house and siding were on fire.  Firemen quickly extinguished the fire.  Estimated damage to the building was $500.00.  Firemen were on the scene for about 45 minutes.


SPORTS FOR THURSDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Greenville Lady Comets will play today at Litchfield.

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL

 

The Greenville Junior High boys basketball team will host Breese All-Saints Academy. 


OBITUARIES

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