4-11-2008

 




BEER TO BE SOLD AT BOND COUNTY FAIR THIS YEAR

 

Last week, the Bond County Board voted to allow the VFW to set up a beer tent as a fundraiser at this year’s Bond County Fair. The VFW also needed approval from the Bond County Fair Board.

 

Wednesday evening, an audience of about 25 people attended the Fair Board meeting at the Bradford Room. VFW Commander, Mike Nevinger, told the group the proposed beer tent would be supervised and fenced in, and no alcohol would be allowed to leave the fenced area. The tent would be located at the northeast corner of the fairgrounds.

 

Most of the people in attendance expressed their disapproval of the proposal. The Board, after hearing everyone who wanted to speak, went into executive session to discuss the issue. They came out of executive session and conducted a secret ballot. By a vote of 6 to 5 the Fair Board passed the proposal to allow the beer tent, provided a contract could be worked out.

 

Earlier in the meeting Board President, Crag Woker, told the audience that the tent was a VFW fundraiser and the Fair would make no money from the project. 


MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

 

At the Mulberry Grove Village Board meeting Tuesday night, Karen Tally was appointed to fill the position vacated when Doug Enloe was appointed mayor.

 

JR Crowe, of Mulberry Grove, submitted the only bid for the vacant lot immediately south of the old maintenance shed on Maple Street.  The board accepted the bid.

 

The Ground Water Use Ordinance was amended, to state that no wells may be drilled by the Village of Mulberry Grove, without EPA approval.

 

The decision about having a village clean-up day or arranging a time for general pick-up of trash was tabled until the May meeting.

 

Considerable time was devoted to a discussion of animal control, specifically, the ownership and registration of dogs and cats.  Illinois law forbids restriction of animals based upon breed. Ordinances from other towns will be made available for board review before making a decision on revision of the Animal Control Ordinance.

 

A budget committee meeting was set for April 21st, at 7:00 PM.


PHYSICIAN PROFILE AVAILABLE TO ILLINOIS FAMILIES

 

Illinois families now have access to a new physician profile on the internet.  Health care consumers may review important information about the professional and disciplinary background of 44,000 physicians and surgeons licensed to practice in Illinois.  Consumers may search by a physician's name, specialty, geographic region, or hospital affiliation.  Information in a physician's profile includes: location and scope of practice, insurance accepted, disciplinary action against the physician, educational background, and more.  Profiles may be found at www.IDFPR.com.



STATE FIRE MARSHALL URGES TRAVELS TO HAVE ESCAPE PLANS AT HOTELS

 

In the wake of a recent fatal hotel fire in northern Illinois, State Fire Marshal David B. Foreman, is reminding everyone of the importance of having an escape plan while staying in hotels and motels this travel season.  The first step is to know your surroundings.

 

Forman suggests that when making reservations, ask if the hotel has working smoke detectors and fire sprinklers, always pack a flashlight, read the fire evacuation plan carefully, locate the two exits from your room and count the number of doors between your room and those exits.




FRIDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The JV and Varsity Comets will play at Litchfield. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

The Lady Comets will host Litchfield.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

 

The Comets and Lady Comets will play at East Alton Wood-River.


OBITUARIES

None to Report


WEATHER

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy %50 of Rain and Thunderstorms High: 44 Low: 34

Sunday: Partly Cloudy Showers possible High: 45 Low: 33


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guests this week are Matt Willman and Tony Brooks with the City of Greenville Lake Patrol.  Matt and Tony will talk about general boat safety and what you need to know before you head out to lake this year. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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