10-08-2008

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POCAHONTAS MAN PROBATION REVOKED

 

A Pocahontas man has been sentenced at the Bond County Courthouse.  26 year-old Cole M. Bone had his probation revoked when he appeared in Bond County Court last week.  Bone was on probation for the offenses of criminal damage, resisting a peace officer and domestic battery.  The petition to revoke his probation was filed in September when Bone allegedly failed to pay fines and court costs, failed to attend all counseling sessions and failed to complete community service hours.  Bone was re-sentenced to 18 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections, with credit for time served, on the charge of criminal damage.  He was given 364 days incarceration on the offense of resisting a peace officer which runs concurrently with the IDOC time.  Court costs were revoked. Bone must pay nearly $600 of court appointed attorney's fees.  Bone was also sentenced to 364 days in jail to run concurrently with the other terms.   


NEW ROOF IN WORKS FOR GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GYM

 

The Bond County Unit 2 School District's building and grounds committee met Monday morning.  More discussion was held regarding the upcoming roof replacement to the high school gym.  It was decided at an earlier meeting to use a rubber roof.  The cost of the roof and replacing some metal fascia will be $110,000 with Joiner Sheet metal and roofing of Greenville.  The proposal should go to the school board this month for approval and work will start shortly after that.  The roof at the Pocahontas Center is also in need of repairs.  The southern part of the Pocahontas Center does have leaking problems.  It was decided to try to patch that part of the roof and wait to consider a complete replacement possibly in spring 2009.  The high school could also have some new doors.  39 doors have been determined to need replacing.  The cost of the new doors would be around $50,000.  The high cost per door is due to the fact that during constrtion of the high school, over half a century ago, the doors were not all uniform size and have to be custom made to fit the frames.  And the frames cannot be replaced without digging into the walls, which would cost even more. 

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ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS

 

District 11 Illinois State Police Captain Jerry Culp announced the use of Roadside Safety Checks by District 11 personnel.  Culp says the roadside safety check is an effective tool to generate voluntary compliance by the motoring public.  With the arrival of the fall season, there is more inclination to be involved in sports-related weekend parties that frequently involve underage drinking.  The potential to come across these checks encourages motorists to arrange for designated drivers, keep their consumption of alcohol within the allowable limits, or not travel at all after drinking. The roadside safety checks will be held in Bond and Clinton Counties in October.

 


 

BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING

 

At the Bond County Board meeting Tuesday morning, the board approved the request from the Highway Department for the County to assist in funding with repairs on multiple bridges, three being replaced and 2 being built, costing $40,000 for each bridge. 2 bridges in Central Township are slated for repair or replacement, one in Mulberry Grove, one in Old Ripley and one in Shoal Creek. The County agreed to provoide half of the funds and the city will pay the remainder. $6500 was approved for culvert repair in Old Ripley Township.

 

The board authorized Chief Deputy Sheriff Jim Leitschuh to move forward with applying for a grant and loan to purchase four new squad cars.  

 

The next meeting will be November 5th at 8:00 AM.

 

You can see the entire board meeting Wednesday night at 6:00 PM on New Wave Cable Channel 3.

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DEMOCRATIC HOG ROAST

 

The Bond County Democratic Party is hosting a free hog roast this Saturday, October 11, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, at the VFW in Greenville.  Frank Lucco, leader of the Democratic Party for Bond County, said the purpose of the activity is to explain the early voting option, provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and to meet neighbors and fellow democrats.  Early voting is available beginning October 14th.

 

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SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

The Lady Comets split two games with Vandalia late last week, and lost to Pana on Tuesday. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

 

The Lady Comets are in Regional play today. 


OBITUARIES

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