3-17-2008

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DAUM BUYS STEVE SCHMITT BUILDING IN GREENVILLE

 

The rumor mill has been active but now the papers have been signed. Cindy Daum told WGEL that she and her husband have purchased the former Steve Schmitt building in Greenville. Cindy told us that it was for rent and added that she had been asked many times and she said emphatically that it was not going to be an indoor racetrack. Looking for a large building to run your business?  Dan and Cindy Daum would love to show you their new property the former Steve Schmitt Motors building on South 4th Street in Greenville.


PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDS VARIANCE

 

The Greenville Planning Commission held a special meeting prior to Tuesday night's City Council meeting and passed a recommendation, that was later passed by the Council, to allow Steve and Georgia Shank a variance to their new Chips and Salsa Subdivision. In other action, the Council agreed to two three-year leases on Governor Bond Lake, one for the Boy Scout Camp the second for the Ski Club.

 

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UNIT 2 MUSIC STUDENTS ATTEND CONTEST EARLIER THIS MONTH

 

Music students from the Unit 2 High School attended the Illinois High School Association Solo and Ensemble contest earlier this month in Collinsville.  Several band and chorus students performed solo and ensemble pieces for judges at the event. 

 

Instructors Ryan Thomason and Shawn Cox were pleased with everyone's performances.  Thomason says that an event like this has Bond County students going up against larger schools in the Metro-East.  He explains that it is a great learning experience for them and encourages an increased level of performance.

 

There was a "Best of the Day" award for the chorus and 1st places in several ensembles. Students spent a lot of class time working on their pieces before the contest.  The Jr. High IGSMA contest was held February 23rd with great results as well.  Thomason thanks the school district and the community for their continued support, allowing a quality music program throughout Unit 2.

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MARCH FAIR BOARD MEETING

 

The Bond County Fair Board meeting for March was held Wednesday, March 12th, in the Bradford Room.  The secretary's report was read and approved along with the treasurer's report.  Representatives from Greenville College were present to discuss the use of the Community Building for Agape.  The board agreed that they should meet with one fair board member and the people who have the community building rented.

 

Members of the Vietnam Wall committee were present to discuss plans for the Vietnam Wall during the 2008 fair.  The committee and the Fair Board have approved the location of the wall on the fairgrounds.  They will also be talking with Z & Z Electric to arrange for electric services.

 

Plans are being made to sell sponsorships for the pulling contests during the fair.  A motion was approved to rent golf carts from the same person as last year, for the fair and there is still a water leak at the fairgrounds.

 

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KEYESPORT VILLAGE BOARD MARCH MEETING

 

The Keyesport Village Board met on Monday night. Justin Hinkel, owner of a local business in Keyesport, approached the board asking if there was an ordinance about lighted signs in town. Attorney Brock Williford told Hinkel that he will send him the ordinance. Hinkel will have to re-approach the board later to verify where the signs will go on his property.

 

The date for Spring Clean-up was finalized in town. It will be Tuesday, May 20.

 

The board went into executive session to discuss legal actions about two pending lawsuits. One was dismissed.


WATSON WORKING TO KEEP AMTRAK SERVICE TO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

 

A local lawmaker is continuing talks in hopes of keeping an Amtrak connection between southern Illinois and Chicago.  According to State Senator Frank Watson, negotiations are ongoing with Canadian National to allow Amtrak continued usage of the last 11 miles of track on the main rail line to Chicago.

 

Watson says the potential agreement will strengthen the relation between the two companies and ensure continued service from Chicago to southern Illinois. Amtrak will be the sole user of that section of track after 2011. More than 3 million passengers a year are served by Amtrak, in Illinois.

 


 

UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD MARCH PREVIEW

 

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education will meet tonight at 7PM for their regular monthly meeting.  Items on the agenda include a reduction in force resolution, the 2008-2009 school calendar and bus purchases.


MULBERRY GROVE UNIT 1 SCHOOL BOARD MARCH MEETING PREVIEW

 

The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Board of Education will meet tonight at 7PM for their regular monthly meeting.  Items on the agenda include a presentation on the high school Sporting Clay Club, consideration of two financial resolutions and the superintendent's and principals' reports.


SPECIAL TICKET OFFER AT WGEL

 

The Rosebud theatre in Effingham is hosting the Country Gold Tour Friday March 21st at 7pm. This great concert will feature Leroy Van Dyke, Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius and Jimmy Fortune. Classic country music live in concert. WGEL has tickets for sale at a drastically reduced price. Tickets for the Friday 7pm show retail for $30 each, WGEL has limited amounts for $35 for a pair. Enjoy the show and save money but calling WGEL Radio 618-664-3300. Tickets are avaliable on a first come first serve basis to so line up your friends and family and call WGEL today.

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OBITUARIES

LEARH I. HILLER  

 

Learh I. Hiller, 89, of Greenville, passed away Friday at her home.  Funeral services for 89 year-old Learh I. Hiller were held Sunday, at 2PM, at the Greenville First Baptist Church.  Interment was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  For those who desire, memorials may be made to the Bond County Hospice, the First Baptist Church or the Simple Room.


 

THE WGEL SECRET WORD IS GIVEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY IN THE 11AM, NOON, 1 & 2PM HOURS. WRITE IT DOWN AND WHEN WE CALL, YOU COULD WIN $50.

 

 

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