01-09-08



FATAL ACCIDENT TUESDAY ON OLD ROUTE 50 IN CLINTON COUNTY

 

Another fatal vehicle accident occurred in Clinton County Tuesday morning.  According to Deputy Coroner Phillip Moss, they were called to the scene of an accident at 6:26am on Old Route 50, one and a half miles east of Shattuc Road.  A 54 year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene at 7am.  The identity of the victim has not been released.  WGEL will have more details as they become available.


UNIT 2 SELLS OVER $9 MILLION IN BONDS FOR FACILITY IMPROVEMENT

 

The Unit 2 Board of Education held a special Bond and Interest Hearing Monday night to announce the intent to sell $2.65 million in Working Cash bonds and $7 million in Life Safety bonds in order to move forward with facility improvements.  Board members agreed to issue the bonds, on a vote of 5-0, with Gaffner and Theiss not present.  The meeting was then opened up to public comment, with none being made.

 

Representatives from Honeywell, Laura Weber and Bob Fogarty were at the meeting, along with Sean McCarthy from Wachovia Securities, to answer questions. Superintendent Melanie Allyn provided a presentation of photos from the Unit 2 High School, taken this past summer.  The pictures showed several areas of deterioration throughout the building.  Examples of sagging and damaged ceiling tiles, crumbling and missing floor tiles, interior and exterior doors that don't shut or lock properly, windows that aren't energy efficient and restrooms that aren't up to code.

 

Each project must be approved under the Health Life Safety program, in order for the costs to be covered under the Life Safety bonds. Weber and McCarthy said those that are not covered will be picked up by the Working Cash bonds, although the ultimate goal is to have everything fall under the Life Safety.  WGEL will have more details on the scope of work that needs to be done at the Unit 2 High School in a future newscast.

 

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STOLEN ITEMS RECOVERED

 

According to information released from the Bond County Sheriff's Department, an ongoing investigation regarding several residential burglaries, recently occurring in Bond County, has led to the recovery of multiple pieces of jewelry, several handguns, and other evidence pertaining to the burglaries. 

 

Thursday, December 27th, deputies were able to locate the items, submerged in the water, at two different locations in Bond County.  Representatives of the Greenville Fire Protection District responded to one of the locations, and provided assistance in pumping water away from the search area.  Three persons have been charged in connection with the burglaries and the investigation now focuses on positively identifying the property, which belongs to several different victims.


SWEC CUSTOMERS IN MARYVILLE WERE WITHOUT POWER

 

Nearly 1,500 Southwestern Electric Cooperative members in the Maryville area were left without power early Tuesday morning after a fault occurred on a 138-kilovolt AmerenIP transmission line that feeds the Maryville Substation.  The outage occurred around 1am, with power restored to customers around 10:49am on Tuesday.

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BENCH TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 4TH FOR KPD AND CITY OF GREENVILLE

 

Legal counsel for the Kingsbury Park District and the City of Greenville were once again in court last week for a Case Management Conference.  At that time, Judge Keith Jensen set a court schedule for the case.

 

The dispute over Dewey Street has been ongoing since late 2004. On August 15th, the City of Greenville withdrew their action against the Kingsbury Park District, after nearly three years of battle in court. Less than a week later, the park district sent out a release saying that they believed that legal action was the only way to resolve the issue.

 

The two parties will be back in court in early May for a pre-trial hearing, and then a bench trial scheduled for June 4th.


MATT HUGHES TO OPEN NEW TRAINING CENTER

 

A local Ultimate Fighting Champion is on his way to opening a new martial arts training and fitness center in the Metro East. Matt Hughes, a nine-time champion, will open the Hughes Intensive Training, or HIT facility, in an industrial building at River's Edge on Saturday, February 9th. According to the website, everyone is invited to attend, as there will be opportunities for autographs and photos with Hughes and other members of the HIT Squad.

 

The purpose of the facility, according to Hughes, is education, channeled through weight training, boxing, and martial arts. It will cater to a wide range of members, from the very young to the elderly, from the novice to the world class professional, from singles to large families, and both men and women.  The Grand Opening will start at 11am on Saturday, February 9th.


MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

 

At the Mulberry Grove Village Board Meeting Monday night, Mayor Doug Enloe informed the board that the final draft of the Liquor Ordinance is being prepared by village attorney Jeff Mollet.  Board members should have a copy within a week and it should be ready for consideration at the February meeting.

 

Police Chief Robert Sutton stated, in his monthly report, that the village is preparing a grant proposal to be included with the Bond County 911 Board multi-county communications grant.  Village police will receive new radio equipment if the grant is approved.


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SPORTS FOR WEDNESDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

In a game heard live on WGEL Radio the Greenville High School Varsity Comets rode a solid 4th quarter to a five point win over Litchfield on Tuesday.  The final score was 55-50. 


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