3-21-2008




EASTER EGG HUNT AT PATRIOTS' PARK

 

It's become a tradition in Greenville, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Patriot's Park.  This years event will be Saturday, March 22nd, starting at 2PM.  There are different age groups for children from toddler to age 9.  There will also be a special section provided for boys and girls will disabilities.  A total of 2,400 eggs will be hidden with prizes that include candy, money and a bike as a grand prize in each age division.  The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Patriot's Park begins at 2PM Saturday and is sponsored by the Greenville Optimist Club and the Greenville Commercial Club. 

 

Other Easter egg hunts include the Mulberry Grove Gilham Lodge Easter egg hunt at the Mulberry Grove School, Saturday at 1PM and the Donnellson County Line Family Church will have a hunt Saturday starting at 11am.  The Church is one block west of Rt. 127 on Carson Street.  They will have food, door prizes and the Easter bunny.


ACTIONS FOR BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

Following a closed session at the Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education meeting earlier this week, the board took several actions.  Building administrators Gary Brauns, Bill Carpenter, Kevin Cochrane, Scott Pasley, Wendy Porter, and Eric Swingler were rehired for next school year.  Tenure was granted to Jennifer Dannaman, Tammy Ernst, Melinda Heuser, Sarah King, Jamie Oestreich, Melissa Polley and Don Smith.  The board also moved to rehire all certified staff who have completed their first year and those who have completed their second and third consecutive year of employment with the district.  The meeting adjourned at 10:27 PM.


19 COUNTIES DECLEARED STATE DISASTER AREAS

 

Governor Rod Blagojevich declared 19 counties in Illinois, State disaster areas because of the recent heavy flooding.  While most counties declared disaster areas are further south, Fayette, Randolph and Jefferson counties are included in the declaration.  Being declared a state disaster area allows more state resources to be used to help county residents.  Flooding in Illinois has forced hundreds from their homes, closed numerous businesses and caused two deaths. 



AMNESTY PROGRAM BRINGS IN $4 MILLION FOR ILLINOIS

 

A program, established by the Illinois General Assembly, that was scheduled to run from February 1st through March 17th, has resulted in the collection of $4 million in past due corporate franchise taxes.  According to Secretary of State Jesse White, the amnesty program allowed all accrued penalties and interest fees to be forgiven, upon payment of the past due taxes, license fees and filing fees. 

 

White says that over 500 corporations participated in the six-week program allowing the state to bring in this money at a time when they can really use it. Those who did not participate in the program will see their monthly interest rates doubled in April.




COUNTY BOARD DOES NOT ALLOW SUBDIVISION YET OF FRANKLIN PROPERTY

 

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night for their regular monthly meeting. Sandy Kleinik presented information regarding the sub-division of the Franklin property, that once was the old Skelly's Truck Stop. The Bond County Zoning Board of Appeals last week recommended that the property does not get subdivided at this time due to the fuel contamination on the Kleinik property, from the old gas station that has not been cleaned up. 

 

Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner and City Manager Dave Willey were also present, as the Franklin property is where the new hotel is to be built. Both explained that something needs to be done to find a way to move forward. The County Board agreed, and Bruce Franklin advised that he is currently working with a company to get the contamination cleaned up. Board members concurred with the recommendation of the Zoning Board to not allow the subdivision, until an action plan is created and approved detailing when the clean will take place.

 

In other business, Deb Marti, along with several Bond County residents, inquired if the County Board had come up with a solution for the Seagraves Cemetery. Board President, Jill Franks, said that a survey will be done by the highway engineer and the report will be submitted back to the board. After that, more information will be available to everyone



OBITUARIES

NORMAN BINGHAM

 

Norman Bingham, age 82, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at Hillsboro Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsboro. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22nd, at 11am, at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery in rural Mulberry Grove.  Friends may call today from 5-8 pm at the Young Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greenville First Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

JUDY OSTERBUHR

 

Judy Osterbuhr, age 61, of Gillespie, formerly of New Douglas, passed away Thursday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Gillespie.  Funeral services for 61 year-old Judy Osterbuhr will be Tuesday, March 25th, at 11:00 am at the Lesicko Funeral Home in New Douglas.  Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

 


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Cloudy, high - 48, low - 29

SUNDAY - Chance of showers, high - 46, low - 29


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

 

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guests this week are Brian Padget with the SHIP program and Calvin Green with the State of Illinois Department of Insurance.  Together the represent outreach and counseling for those who need health insurance or have questions.  They will talk about what anyone of any age needs to know about insurance. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.

 

 


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