2-14-2008

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PARK DISTRICT MEETING

 

The Kingsbury Park District Board met Monday night.  It was decided that the March meeting will include the public hearing on the new budget.  Board member Matt Willman said the board needs to look into security for meetings, in light of recent events.  It was agreed that security issues should be investigated and suggestions will come at a later date.  The Board then went into executive session to discuss land acquisition, pending litigation and personnel.  The meeting adjourned after executive session.   


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 the first of February, 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. 

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BARN FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION

 

Shoal Creek firemen responded to a call, to a barn fire, Monday evening at 4:04 PM, at 1846 Springtown Road, north of Greenville, in the Donnellson area.  Greenville firemen also responded, about 20 minutes later, to a call for mutual aid with man-power and a tanker truck.  Firemen were on the scene for about 2 ½ hours. 

 

WGEL spoke with Fire Chief Eric Ernest, who said the State Fire Marshall has been called to investigate the fire, which is standard procedure, for a fire of this nature. Ernest said he hopes to know more, from the investigation, by the end of the week.  WGEL will have more information as details are released to the public.


PRECIPITATION RESULTS FOR LAST TWO DAYS

 

The weather, the last two days, has been treacherous and caused over a dozen vehicle accidents in Bond County, along with delays, headaches and a plethora of cancellations.  We have the snow and freezing rain totals for the last two days.  From Monday morning to Tuesday morning, Greenville received only a quarter of an inch of snow.  However, we received a quarter of an inch of sleet, as well and it was the freezing rain/sleet that caused most of the problems.  Tuesday night, Greenville received only a dusting of snow.  There is a possibility of more snow on Friday.   


OBITUARIES

ARLENE KAYE BROWN

 

Arlene Kaye Brown age 65 of Vandalia, passed away Tuesday at the Vandalia Rehabilitation and Heath Care Center.  Funeral services for 65 year-old  Arlene Kaye Brown will be held at 7PM Friday the 15th at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  The family will receive friends from 5-7PM Friday at the Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the family. 


ALLAN D. PRYOR

 

69 Year-old Allan D. Pryor of Keyesport passed away Wednesday at the Salem Township Hospital in Salem Illinois.  Funeral services for 69 year-old Allan D. Pryor will be held at 11am Saturday the 16th at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  The family will receive friends from 4-8PM on Friday at the Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or the Bond County Christian service camp. 


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