4-23-2008



NEW LOCATION FOR THE KC GREENVILLE EDUCTION CENTER

 

The Kaskaskia College Greenville Education Center is moving, but not too far.  The KC center will move to the current Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Thrift shop at 208 North Third Street, approximately a block from it's current location.  The price of the building will be $260,000.  Greenville Regional Hospital owns the building and the Auxiliary runs the thrift shop.  According to records at the Bond County Clerk's office, the hospital bought the building in 1999 for $150,000, and the previous owners also gifted an undisclosed amount to the hospital beyond the $150,000.

 

The final approval for the transaction needs to come from the Illinois Community College Board.  That approval usually takes between 3 and 4 weeks.  After the purchase is finalized, KC has plans for major renovations, including adding bathrooms, forming classrooms, furnishings and computer labs.  The renovations are expected to cost 1.2 million dollars.  Renovations are hoped to be started quickly after the sale is finalized.  When finished, the new center will be able to accommodate 500-600 students throughout the day.  This nearly doubles the capacity of the current Greenville center. 


ATV THEFT IN COUNTY

 

We now have more details on a theft reported Monday morning.  Darrin S. Kelley, of rural Sorento, reported to the Bond County Sheriff's Department Sunday night that an ATV was missing from his property on Timberline Road.  The ATV was apparently taken sometime between April 17th and April 20th and is valued at between $2500.00 and $3000.00.  The Sheriff's Department is currently investigating the reported theft but has no suspects at this time.


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LITCHFIELD MAN SENTENCED TO 360 MONTHS IN PRISON

 

Paul Kincaid, age 66, of Litchfield, was sentenced on two counts in federal court in Springfield on April 15th.   The first count was the production of child pornography. For the crime, Kincaid was sentenced to 30 years in prison.  The second count was possession of child pornography.  Kincaid received 10 years in prison for this count.  The sentences will be served concurrently.  According to the US District Court Clerk, Kincaid won’t be eligible for parole for 25 years, and if he is ever released, he faces lifetime supervision.  Kincaid also has to pay $60,000 in restitution. 


DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS REPORT ON ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT UNIT 2

 

At the most recent Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, district administrators reported on various activities throughout the end of the school year.  The second annual Teen Institute was held recently in Greenville for all district 8th graders.  The FFA Dairy Judging team placed 1st at a recent Section 19 contest. The 2nd Annual "Think Spring" canned food drive, at the high school, was a success with over 2,300 cans delivered to the Bond County Food Pantry.  And the three new buses, purchased recently, are in full service throughout the district. Upcoming events include Greenville Elementary's Spring Concert and Nasa Family Night; the Pocahontas Center's Spring Fling and the Pre-K's Spring Screening and Pizza Pizzaz for students and their families.

 

In other business, resignations were accepted from Tammy Ernst as the cheerleading coach at the Sorento Center and from Amber Pepper as the assistant basketball coach at the high school.  A letter of retirement was also approved from Greenville Elementary teacher Jan Schutte, effective at the end of this school year.  And a $5,000 donation was received from the State's Attorney's Anti Crime Fund that will go towards Character Education at the Sorento Center.

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SHERIFF'S REPORT FOR MARCH

 

Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown has released his financial report for March.  A total of $10,463.93 was paid to the Bond County Treasurer for the month.  This amount included Federal Prisoner Reimbursement of $6,184.68 along with inmate phone commissions, bail bond fees and $822.77 received from Bond County Transit. 


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WEDNESDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

The Lady Comets soccer lost to Metro-East Lutheran on Tuesday.  The JV team won 2-1 with Mady Willman scoring both goals.  The Lady Comets will next play today at home against Mater Dei.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces lost 10-0 to Sandoval on Tuesday. 

 

The Comets will play at Staunton, while the JV team will host Staunton.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

The Lady Comets will host Staunton.

 

JUNIOR HIGH TRACK

 

The Greenville Bluejays had a very successful four way met on Tuesday.  The boys 7th and 8th grade teams both took first place, and the 7th and 8th grade girls teams each took second place. 


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