4-2-2008



SURVEY COMPLETED ON SEAGRAVES CEMETERY; BOUNDARY LINES NOT WHERE THEY THOUGHT

 

 

The Bond County Board met Tuesday morning for their regular monthly meeting.  Highway Engineer Mike McCormick presented a plat of a recent survey of the Seagraves Cemetery, showing that a pond, built by Kevin Devore, did encroach on the southern part of the cemetery grounds. The pond does follow an old fence line, that was assumed by many for years to be the property boundaries.  Deb Marti, representing those with family members buried at the cemetery, says that there are 50 unmarked graves in the cemetery, which could be where the pond is now, however there is no record of the actual location of the plots. Family members told the board they would like to see the pond emptied.  The Bond County Board tabled the item for further research.

 

In other business, board members approved a list of nine names to be appointed to the county Recycling Committee. Dates and times of the meetings have yet to be decided. Dr. Stowe presented his annual report to the board, saying that another year has passed without any rabies reports in Bond County.  He attributes this to the number of vaccinations given in the area.

 

WGEL will have more from the Bond County Board meeting in a future newscast.  And you can see the meeting, in it's entirety, Wednesday night, at 6PM, on New Wave Communications Cable Channel 3.

 


SEVERE FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE TO A TAVERN IN PANAMA

 

 

The Shoal Creek Fire Department was called to a structure fire at the Dutchman Tavern in Panama Monday morning.  According to Shoal Creek Fire Chief Eric Ernest,the damage was very severe but the structure is not believed to be a total loss.  Where, in the tavern and how the fire started, are still under investigation.  Greenville Fireman were called for mutual aid and were on the scene for over two hours. 

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HIGHLAND FIREMEN CALLED TO APARTMENT FIRE

 

 

Highland Firemen responded to a call, Sunday morning at 8:11 am, of a fire in an apartment complex at 2719 Rt. 160 G.  According to Assistant Chief Kerry Federer, lightning probably started the fire, as area residents reported a very close lightning strike shortly before the fire was noticed.  The fire was confined to the attic of one apartment.  Federer said the insulation in the attic assisted in keeping the fire from spreading to other apartments.  He estimated damage to be in excess of $20,000 due to the need to rip down much of the ceiling to get to the fire.  The resident was not home at the time and no injuries resulted.  Firemen were on the scene for over two hours.

 


GREENVILLE TOURISM COMMITTEE APPROVES FUNDS FOR AGAPE

The Greenville Tourism Committee met Thursday evening. Robyn Florian made a request for $2000 to help fund the Agape Festival. This year the festival will be held on May 2nd and 3rd. The board unanimously approved the $2000 request.

Agape will be back under the direction of the Greenville College Management, Robyn stated. Agape is an event that does bring people into the area. Ms. Florian added that they would like to put a directory of places in the program so that visitors know what is available in the area as far as restaurants and motels.

Julie Jenner concluded the meeting by stating she would have a budget by the April meeting.

 

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BILL PROTECTS CONSUMERS AGAINST "FINDER" FIRM FEES

 

 

Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias is introducing a consumer protection bill that will prohibit companies from charging outrageous fees for reuniting Illinois residents with their own unclaimed property, something they can do for themselves for free.  "Finder" firms contact owners of lost Illinois bank accounts and other funds, before they are turned over to the Treasurer's Office.  They usually charge exorbitant fees for their service.  The proposed legislation would require finder firms to disclose, in writing, the name of the institution holding the unclaimed property.  It would also place a 10% cap on the fees a finder firm can charge and require finder companies to include that the Treasurer's Office does not charge fees for recovery of unclaimed property.  Consumers can find out if they are owed unclaimed property by following the Cash Dash link on the Treasurer's website at www.treasurer.il.gov.

 


 

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WEDNESDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Greenville Lady Comets soccer team won 3-0 over East Alton Wood-River on Tuesday.  Jamie Hoag scored two goals for the Lady Comets.  The JV team won 1-0 against East Alton Wood-River. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Comets will play at home against Patoka.

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces will play at Metro East Lutheran. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 

The Comets will play at Roxana.


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