WINTER WEATHER CAUSES ACCIDENTS
Greenville Police and Bond County Sheriff's Officers responded to five accidents Thursday. The freezing rain, sleet and snow contributed to the accidents and fortunately there were no injuries.
Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire and EMS responded to an accident Thursday about noon on I-70 at the 36 mile-marker. No serious injuries resulted and the driver refused treatment.
According to Illinois State Police District 11, which includes Bond, Madison and other metro east counties, they responded to 70 accidents, involving over 100 cars. District 11 Commander Jerry Culp reminds everyone to "maintain a safe and prudent speed in these conditions. And of course the winter weather is not over yet.
PUBLIC RECYCLING MEETING DRAWS BIG CROWD
Nearly one hundred Bond County residents attended a public meeting, on recycling, Tuesday evening. Hosted by the Bond County Board, several questions were asked in regards to fees, recycling pickup and a timeframe for the recycling plan. According to board president Jill Franks, this is just the beginning of a plan for recycling, in the county, with the tipping fees hopefully starting to be collected in April. The fees will be collected, from the landfills, based on the tons of waste acquired there. These fees will have to be used, by the county, for recycling purposes.
Different views were heard on the need for recycling, the gain or cost of a program and the type of residential pickup, if any, that would be available. Those who attended the meeting were asked, if interested, to sign up to possibly be on the ad hoc' Advisory Committee for Recycling. Once the committee is chosen and more details are discussed, further information will be available to the public. The Bond County Board was pleased with the turnout and support for recycling in the county.
TOUR OF GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Greenville High School is in for some major renovation. Before Tuesday night's school board meeting, the board took a walking tour of the 50 year-old building. Renovation projects are planned for the auditorium, halls, doorways, cafeteria, kitchen, gymnasium, bathrooms and lobby.
GRAIN WAREHOUSE IN CARLYLE
The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced that is has suspended the grain dealer and grain warehouse license of The Grain Exchange LLC, headquartered in Carlyle. The Illinois Department of Agriculture has examiners on site securing assets to protect local producers and grain depositors.
The businesses can not buy, sell, ship or receive grain, while under suspension. An administrative hearing has been scheduled for February 27th, at which time the Department of agriculture will seek to revoke the licenses of the Grain Exchange, LLC. The Grain exchange also has facilities in Sandoval, Germantown and Bartleso. The Grain Exchange is a member of the Illinois Grain Insurance fund, which means all grain deposits, at its facility, are protected under the Illinois Grain Code.