3-13-2008

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GREENVILLE CHAMBER REQUESTING TURLEY AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is again requesting nominations for the Gerald Turley Memorial Award.  The honor is presented each year to a deserving citizen who demonstrates outstanding community leadership.

 

There is no nomination form.  If you know someone who has the qualities exemplified by this award, please write a letter to the Chamber of Commerce describing why you feel that person should receive the award. Nominations that were submitted in previous years, and not awarded, will also be considered. If you submitted a nominee in the past two years, it is not necessary to resubmit their name.

 

The Gerald Turley Memorial Award Recipient is selected by a special Chamber of Commerce Committee.  Last year's recipient was Robert "Ish" Smith.


FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TO GRASS AND BRUSH FIRES WEDNESDAY

 

County firefighters were busy Wednesday afternoon fighting grass and brush fires.  The Greenville Fire Protection District responded to a grass fire out of control on Cottonwood Avenue around 2:50PM.  Less then 30 minutes later, the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Distract was called out to assist Greenville.  Then around 2:40PM, Mulberry Grove Firemen were sent to a brush fire on North Street in Mulberry Grove. 


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ROUTE 140 MICRO-SURFACING INCLUDED IN IDOT PROJECT

 

Local road work is included in a project package where bids are currently being reviewed by Illinois transportation officials.  According to State Senator Frank Watson, the state plans to spend around $450,000 on repairs.  One of the projects involves micro-surfacing along four and half miles of Route 140 from Main Street in Smithboro to Maple Street in Mulberry Grove.  

 

This type of maintenance helps to restore and preserve road pavements by improving skid resistance.  It's also used to correct rutting and seal and protect pavement surfaces.  Watson says that bids were received on Friday, March 7th.  The Illinois Department of Transportation will review the bids and then award contracts.


KPD MEETING MONDAY NIGHT

 

The Kingsbury Park District Board met Monday night.  The park district recently held a public meeting regarding possible future and long-term projects.  The priority development report, the product of that public meeting, is expected to be finalized soon.  The district is working with EWR and Associates and Hired Planning Design Studio regarding which ideas can be accomplished and when. 

 

The Board is also looking for ways to boost revenue for the city pool.  Park District Director Jerry Sauerwein said that revenue from the pool has been declining in recent years. 


SPORTS FOR THURSDAY

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Lady Aces softball team started their season off with a win over South Central.  The final score was 14-11; the Lady Aces had 5 players with multiple RBIs. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Greenville Lady Comets will play today at Gillespie. 


OBITUARIES

TILLIE WARD MCINTOSH

 

Tillie Ward McIntosh, age 79, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday.  Graveside services for 79 year-old Tillie McIntosh will be held Saturday March 15th at 10am at Green Hill Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Bond County Hospice and the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


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