2-11-2008

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DETAILS OF PROPOSED NEW LAKE REVEALED AT PUBLIC HEARING

 

Approximately 130 people attended the public hearing, held Thursday evening, for the proposed new water reservoir for Greenville.  City Manager, Dave Willey, gave the opening presentation which was followed by a question and answer period.

 

The proposed new reservoir location would be west of the current Governor Bond Lake and would extend north, ending close to the Montgomery County line. It would encompass approximately two thousand one hundred and fifty acres and the main water source would be the east fork of Shoal Creek.

 

Willey said, planning for a long term water supply for residents, and meeting the needs of industries interested in locating in Greenville, were the main reasons for working towards a new water supply.  Industry examples given were, an ethanol plant which could  use a million gallons a day, and Ameren’s future needs, when the new scrubbers go on line, will be  close to two million gallons a day.  Currently, 1 million six thousand gallons are used daily from Governor Bond Lake.

 

It is estimated that the new reservoir would be able to supply 15 to 23 million gallons a day, or 4 to 8 times Governor Bond’s capacity.

 

The construction of the lake would be a very lengthy process and would include, in this order, discovery, engineering, financing, permitting, land acquisition, design, regulation review, construction, and post construction.  Willey said a very optimistic completion date would be November of 2011, but that would require a huge effort.  Estimated cost is 48 million dollars.  According to Willey, the price paid for the land would reflect current market value.

 

Several times, Willey explained that the plans for the lake are conceptual at this time and until engineering studies are completed the exact location and boundaries of the lake cannot be determined.

 

You can hear Dave Willey’s opening presentation tonight at 7pm on WGEL 101.7 FM.  The program is about 30 minutes long.

 

Click below to view a map of the proposed new resevoir. Depending on your color setting,the green and pinkish areas represent the new lake contours reflecting different pool levels.

 

http://www.wgel.com/daily/2008/images/lake.pdf

 

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HEAD START FUNDING FOR 2008

 

The United States Department of Health and Human Services is funding BCMW and CEFS for Head Start programs for 2008.  Head Start promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families.  BCMW, serving Bond, Clinton, Marion, Washington, and Franklin counties, will receive $2,056,556 for the 2008 calendar year.

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BAIT CARS: STEAL ONE, GO TO JAIL

 

The Metro East Auto Theft Task Force is pleased to announce the unveiling of a Bait Car Program.  A Bait Car, by legal definition, is a motor vehicle that is not occupied by a law enforcement officer and is used by a law enforcement agency to deter, detect, identify and assist in the apprehension of an auto theft suspect in the act of stealing a motor vehicle.  Law enforcement controls the Bait Car remotely by computer.  When entry is made into a Bait Car, its doors can be locked and ignition disabled remotely by police and suspects are audio and video recorded.

 

If you steal a Bait Car, you will go to jail.  Remember that Bait Cars are everywhere.

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BRADFORD BANK MILLION DOLLAR LENDER IN 2007

 

The Bradford National Bank is being recognized as one of 2007's Million Dollar Lenders.  This is the fourth year, in a row, that the bank has generated over $1 million in USDA Rural Development loans, allowing many families to achieve home ownership and strengthening local communities.  Illinois led the nation again in guaranteed loans in rural areas.

 

Bradford National Bank President Frank Joy said they are proud of their local mortgage lenders and the job they do in delivering quality products to clients. Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans are available to assist eligible households with incomes that do not exceed 115% of the median income for the area.

 

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THREE MORE QUAIL FOREVER CHAPTERS ESTABLISHED IN ILLINOIS

 

New Quail Forever Chapters have been established in Madison, McDonough and Perry Counties, bringing the total of Illinois chapters up to 15. Quail Forever was launched by Pheasant Forever in August of 2005, to address the loss of habitat suitable for quail and the declining quail population. Local chapters accomplish Quail Forever’s mission through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, education, and conservation advocacy. The Big Rivers Chapter will focus on prescribed burning in Madison County to restore prairie lands. The burning will release a variety of nutrients into the ground thus promoting the growth of wild grasses and cover for wildlife. For more information about Quail Forever in Illinois, call 467-2586. 


PHOTOS FOR VIETNAM WALL MEMORIAL

 

The committee to bring the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Traveling Wall to Bond County is seeking photos of Bond County Soldiers who were killed while serving in Vietnam.  The photos will be used for a tribute in memory of those men.  Anyone who can help, in any way, with this project is asked to contact Tony Koonce at 664-1976.  The Traveling Wall Memorial will be coming to Greenville this summer during the Bond County Fair.

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MONDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Greenville Comets beat Piasa Southwestern 74-32 on Saturday.  The JV team won as well 68-50. 

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces beat Sandoval 66-25. 


OBITUARIES

IRMA M. HOLLISTER

 

Irma H. Hollister, age 93, of Greenville, passed away Saturday at Cardinal Hill Nursing Home.  Funeral services for 93 year-old Irma M. Hollister will be at 11:00 am Thursday, February 14th, at the Greenville Free Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dr. James E. Hollister Scholarship Fund for Greenville College.


H. PAULINE LAWRENCE

 

H. Pauline Lawrence, age 88, of Keyesport, passed away Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese.  Funeral services for 88 year-old H. Pauline Lawrence will be at 10:30 am Wednesday, February 13th, at the Zieren-Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Interment will follow in McKendree Chapel Cemetery west of Keyesport.  Friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM and Wednesday from 8:00 am until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Wisetown Baptist Church.


THE WGEL SECRET WORD IS GIVEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY IN THE 11AM, NOON, 1 & 2PM HOURS. WRITE IT DOWN AND WHEN WE CALL, YOU COULD WIN $50.

 

 

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