11-11-2008

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FORMER GREENVILLE BUSINESS FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

 

A former Greenville business filed for bankruptcy.  Value City Department Stores LLC filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on October 27th, at the U.S Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and will be closing their doors.  Value City blamed the filing on the economic downturn and the light consumer spending.  The discount department store retailer said it would liquidate all of its 66 stores.  The Value City store in Alton will be closing on November 16th.   


THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS LOST IN SPEED BOAT FIRE

 

Keyesport Firemen were called Sunday morning to a report of a vehicle on fire at the Allan Branch Boat Ramp at Haslett Park, north of Carlyle.  According to Keyesport Assistant Fire Chief Mark Schmitt, the boat was completely burned by the time firemen arrived.  He said they also called the Carlyle Fire Department with the hope they might get to the scene more quickly.  The boat, a large speedboat, valued by the owner at $80,000.00, was a total loss.  The boat was being prepared for winter storage when the fire broke out in the engine area.  The trailer, on which the boat was sitting, was saved.  No injuries were reported.  Firemen were on the scene for about 40 minutes.

 


 

 

GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS MAY HAVE NEW CANDIDATE

 

Now that the presidential election is out of the way, candidates for Illinois' gubernatorial election are starting to come forward.  State Senator Bill Brady is telling supporters that he plans to run for governor in 2010.  Brady has been keeping himself in the news and in the minds of potential voters.  He is a frequent critic of Governor Rod Blagojevich and the Democrats in Springfield. 

 

 

STUDENTS JOIN THE CLUB WITH GREAT READING SCORES

 

The Accelerated Reader Program is helping promote learning and reading among students at Pocahontas Center.  Students reach higher point clubs by reading books, passing computerized tests, and accumulating points.  These students reached the 150 point club in October; Bradley Kalous, Ashley Moore, Kylea Walker, and Conner Kutz. 

 


FAMILIES REUNITED IN ILLINOIS

 

The Illinois Adoption Registry, a comprehensive database, provides an avenue for individuals, involved in an adoption in Illinois, to locate other people involved in the adoption without going to court.  Approximately 11,000 people are currently registered and 713 matches have been made between adopted persons and birth parents or families.  Information on the registry includes identity and last known address, medical background, pictures and written statements, and original birth certificates.  For more information, call the registry at 217-557-5159.

 




COMETS PLAYOFF VICTORY

The Greenville High School Comets won 28-10 over Vandalia Saturday afternoon in Edwardsville to advance to the 3rd round of the IHSA Football playoffs. The score was tied 7-7 at halftime but the Comets out scored the Vandals 21-3 in the second half. The Comets unbeaten record now stands at 11-0 and a parade for the Comets followed up rt 127 to the high school around 4:30. The Comets next take on Columbia this Saturday at 2PM at Highland. 


OBITUARIES

PEARL E. HALL

 

90 year-old Pearl E. Hall, formerly of Mulberry Grove, passed away Friday November 7th at Fair Oaks.  Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, November 12th, at the Bible Way House of Prayer in Royal Lake.  Interment will follow in Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Bible Way House of Prayer from 10AM Wednesday until service time.  Memorials may be made to the family or the Bible Way House of Prayer.

 


 

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