MORE INFORMATION ON THE HOME BREAK-IN LAST WEEK
As reported on WGEL Radio last week, the Greenville Police responded to a home burglary Thursday night. More information has become available. The burglary happened at 709 College Avenue, at the home of Roy and Kathy Lappe. Entry was gained by breaking a window and electronic equipment was taken valued at over 8,000 dollars. The case is under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Greenville Police Department.
SHERIFF'S REPORT FOR MONTH OF DECEMBER 2007
The Bond County Sheriff's Department has released their fees and earnings for the month of December 2007. $927 was received from the Bond County Transit and $5,580 was received from federal prisoner reimbursement. A total of $8,825 was paid, to the Bond County Treasurer, for the month of December.
Activity for the Sheriff's Department, in December, included 143 speeding tickets, 16 non-injury accidents, and 14 car vs. deer accidents. Dispatchers answered forty-two 911 calls and 40 prisoners were held in the jail during the month.
PENNY WARS RAISE MONEY FOR SCHOOL IN UGANDA
The Student Council, at Greenville High School, sponsored by Mrs. Theresa Dissen, has been raising money this year, through a variety of efforts and events, to aid in the construction of a school in Uganda. Earlier this year, students held a walk-a-thon, sold T-shirts, and contacted local churches for donations, to raise money for this project. Recently a penny war was held at the high school. As of last Friday (2/8/08), over $3000.00 has been raised just by the penny wars. In the competition at the high school, first place went to Mr. Thies's class with a total of $565.49, second was Ms. Ukena's class with $445.89, and third place went to Mr. Winter's class with $332.07.
Over $6000.00 has been raised to date, with more events to come. A Kiss-a-Pig contest is planned and also a benefit band concert. All funds raised will be sent, later this spring, to the "Invisible Children of Uganda" Program. Congratulations to the Student Council for sponsoring these events and to all the students and others involved in this most worthy project.