2-18-2008

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HOUSE FIRE ON SPRUCE STREET

 

Greenville Firemen, Bond County EMS and Greenville Police were dispatched, shortly before midnight, Thursday, to a report of a house fire at the Lester Goodall residence, at 1011 Spruce Street, in Greenville.  Apparently, a short circuit in the basement caused a fire, filling the house with smoke.  Goodall's brother helped him from the house, prior to arrival of the fire department and Bond County EMS transported him to Greenville Regional Hospital for observation.  Firemen extinguished the fire and cleared the house of smoke.  They were on the scene for about 2 ½ hours.

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ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES ON POKEY ROAD

 

Bond County Sheriff's Officers and Pocahontas-Old Ripley EMS responded to an accident Tuesday afternoon, at 3:04 PM, on the Pokey Road, just south of Doll's Orchard Ave.  Leslie R. Zobrist, 37, of Pocahontas was southbound, on Pokey Road, in a 2002 Ford Explorer, when she lost control of her car on the icy road.  The car hit the ditch and rolled over 2-3 times into a field.  Zobrist and two young passengers, were taken by Pocahontas-Old Ripley EMS to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.

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MULBERRY GROVE FIRE PROTECTION 2007 ANNUAL REPORT

The Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District has released it's 2007 Annual Report.  According to the report they had a total of 99 calls with 38 being fire calls.  The most common type of fire was a grass fire.  Mutual aid was given 18 times and received 6 times.  The approximate amount of property loss was $1,668,700 with 1.3 million from a locomotive fire.  The district replaced a 1972 tanker with a 2002 tanker.  The Fireman of the Year was John Greenwood and the 1st Responder of the Year was Wesley Joplin.   

 

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AMENDMENT WOULD LOWER ILLINOIS' VOTING AGE TO 17

 

The Illinois House Elections and Campaign Reform Committee is considering a state constitutional amendment to lower the legal voting age in Illinois, for both primary and general elections, to 17.  Currently, eleven states allow 17-year-olds to vote, in primaries, if they will turn 18 by the general election.  If passed, Illinois would be the first state in the nation to lower its voting age to 17.  

 

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MULBERRY GROVE RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSED FOR REPAIRS

 

The 7th Street Railroad Crossing, in Mulberry Grove, is getting some much needed repair work.  According to an official, at the Village Hall, over 6 months ago, village employees reported the crossing was in need of repairs.  The Village Board contacted CSX Railroad about fixing the crossing.

 

A CSX official contacted Mulberry Grove Mayor Doug Enloe, informing him that the crossing will be closed indefinitely for replacement.  The repairs are projected to take 4-6 weeks and when completed, should be similar to the crossing on Maple Street.


UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO MEET TUESDAY

 

The next meeting, of the Bond County Unit 2 School Board, will be Tuesday, February 19th, at 7:00 PM, in the Unit Office Conference Room.  Items on the agenda include recognition of Board Certified Teachers, an update on the Board's Truancy Program, approval of an Asbestos Abatement Contract, a Resolution of Parameters' and an Executive Session.  There will also be a special board meeting Tuesday, from 5:15-6:15 PM, that will include a walk-through, of Greenville High School, to see the areas, of the schoo,l that will receive attention, during the upcoming building improvements. 

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SPORTS

SPORTS FOR MONDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

 

The Comets will play Metro East Lutheran in the first round of the Regional tonight.  You can hear the game live on WGEL Radio.  


OBITUARIES

KERMIT M KING

 

Kermit M. King age 83 of Keyesport passed away on Friday at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Greenville.  Services for 83 year-old Kermit M King will be Tuesday the 19th at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Burial will be in the Bourbon Cemetery in Bourbon Mo.  Visitation will be at the Zieren Day Funeral home in Carlyle on Tuesday from 10am until time of service. 


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