3-12-2008



ETHANOL COMPANY CONTINUES PLANS FOR GREENVILLE PLANT

 

Following the pulling of federal funding from the FutureGen project in Mattoon and the land options lapse in Greenville for the AENS ethanol plant, there is growing doubt about the construction of ethanol plants.  WGEL spoke with another company that still has their eyes set on Greenville and says their process and by-products, for making ethanol, leaves their plant plans unchanged by recent events. 

 

We spoke with Dave Elder of Reed-Three Rivers Bio Grain.  Elder said that the by-products, produced at the Reed-Three Rivers’ plants, make the plants profitable even without ethanol production.  The by-products can be made into a plastic like plant material that is completely bio-degradable, corn oil and other food grade material. 

 

According to Elder, the financing for ten plants is being concluded now. The first plant will likely be in Havana, the second in Danville and the third in Greenville.  Greenville’s access to a railroad, its proximity to St. Louis and farm ground were all listed as positives, when selecting the Ethanol Plant site. 


EARLY DISMISSAL AND SPRING BREAK FOR UNIT 2 STUDENTS

 

The Bond County Unit 2 School District has announced a student attendance adjustment in order to have parent teacher conferences and begin Spring Break.  On Wednesday, March 19th and Thursday, March 20th, students at the Greenville Elementary, Pocahontas and Sorento centers will dismiss at 12:30PM; Greenville Jr. High will dismiss at 12:35PM; and the Unit 2 High School will dismiss at 12:37PM.

 

The Greenville Elementary Early Childhood Class will run a regular schedule both days.  However, AM and PM KRP students will not be in attendance throughout the district.  Parent conferences will be held from 1-6PM.

 

Unit 2 Students will then have no school on Friday, March 21st for the start of Spring Break.  School will resume at all centers Thursday, March 27th.


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SUMMER GEC INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

Applications are currently being accepted for the Governor’s Environmental Corps internship program for the summer of 2008.  All undergraduate and graduate students who have a junior standing in environmental related fields may apply for one of the 40 internships.  The program will run from June 2nd through August 1st and will provide interns many hands-on learning experiences.  Illinois corporate sponsorship contributions pay the $1400 per month salary interns will receive.  Students will be assigned agency mentors, given work experience, and will also participate in regular field trips and workshops.  Applications may be downloaded at www.epa.state.il.us/gec and must be submitted by March 28th.  


IN NEWS FROM LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

Greenville Police received a report Tuesday morning of the theft of diesel fuel from the fuel tank of a semi-truck, parked on the south parking lot of Lu Bob's Restaurant.  The theft occurred after 10:30 PM Monday.  Approximately 60 gales of fuel were taken, valued at $228.00. 

 

Kenneth Kincaid, of Godfrey, reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department Tuesday night, that sometime in the past 2 months, some one took 100 - 150 feet of copper wire from a pole shed in Bond County.  The wire is valued at $800.00.

 

Bond County Officers responded to three traffic accidents Tuesday and Greenville Police responded to a car/deer accident Tuesday night.  No one was injured in any of these accidents.

 

The I-70 Patrol from the Bond County Sheriff's Department issued 28 citations Tuesday for speeding.

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VILLAGE OF SMITHBORO WATER SHUT OFF

 

The Village of Smithboro will be shutting off water, for repairs, on Wednesday starting at 8:30am.  The water is expected to be turned back on by 1PM.  The village of Smithboro will be under a boil order after the water is turned back on.


GES KINDERGARTEN SCREENING AND PRE-REGISTRATION

 

The Greenville Elementary School will be holding Kindergarten Screening and Pre-Registration for the 2008-2009 school year.  Children, who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2008, are eligible to attend kindergarten.

 

The screening and pre-registration will be held Wednesday, March 19th from 1-6PM at the Greenville Elementary School in the Kindergarten classrooms.  Students will be screened for hearing, speech and readiness skills.  Parents need to bring a birth certificate and immunization record and need to schedule a screening time by calling Shari at 664-3117.

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Lady Comets soccer team won their season opener on Tuesday.  The Comets won the game 1-0 over East Alton Wood River.


OBITUARIES

None to report


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