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.
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.