5-16-2008

 




SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS BAN ON LIQUOR IN GREENVILLE

 

Next week the public is invited to a meeting regarding the ban of alcohol in Greenville.  The issue was recently discussed at this weeks city council meeting in relation to a prospective business developer coming to the area.  WGEL spoke with City Manager Dave Willey about the upcoming meeting which will be held Thursday, May 22nd, at 7:30PM, at City Hall.

 

Willey said the only topic on the agenda as of right now is the referendum process regarding liquor sales in Greenville, particularly related to a new business looking into the old Value City store.  He continued by saying that it's important that the council understand the process, as well the community. 

 

Under Illinois State law, 25% of the registered voters, for the City of Greenville, would have to sign a petition to get an amendment regarding liquor on the ballot. If the petition requirements are met, the question regarding the sale of alcohol in the City of Greenville would go on November's ballot, where a simple majority vote in favor would be needed.  Willey said the last time the topic was voted on, and failed, was back in 1974.  The ban of alcohol in Greenville was in effect long before that vote took place.

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BOND COUNTY FAIR BOARD MAY MEETING

 

The May meeting of the Bond County Fair Board was held Wednesday evening.  The meeting was called to order by president Craig Woker.  The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.  The treasurer's report was reviewed and a motion approved to pay the bills.  A preliminary report showed that the Agape Music festival was a success and the fair board received a report that the fairgrounds was left in excellent condition.

 

Leroy Brave was present to discuss parking for the antique machinery exhibit at the fair.  Tony Koonce was present to discuss the Vietnam Wall opening ceremony and the shuttle service and signs for the Vietnam Wall.  The water leak at the fairgrounds seems to have stopped and was probably caused by a leaky valve.

 

The VFW contract for the beer tent at the fairgrounds, which contains a donation to the fair of $250, was approved.  It now must be approved by the VFW and the County Board.


NEW AWARD AT GREENVILLE COLLEGE RECOGNIZES BEST STUDENT IN MANAGEMENT

 

Seth England, of Marshall, Illinois, is the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Management Studies, a new award by Greenville College to recognize the outstanding student is the Management Department.  While earning a double major in Marketing and Music Business, England has maintained a 3.93 GPA, and also participated in extracurricular activities.  Dr. Ivan Filby, head of the Management Department at Greenville College said, "The award is to both recognize and promote excellence in academics, leadership, character and career potential."  A thousand dollars accompanies the award. England said he will use the money for practical things that are good investments.


MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS

 

The Mulberry Grove Unit #1 Board of Education met Monday, May 12th, at 7:00 PM.  Principals, Jim Rice and Mike Gauch, reviewed proposed handbook changes for 2008-2009.  Following an executive session, the board approved a funds transfer, the first reading of the handbook changes, and several intergovernmental and service agreements.  The board approved the hiring of Chris Johnson as the Assistant HS Basketball Coach and Jennifer Schutte to be the HS Math teacher and head JH/HS Volleyball Coach for 2008-2009.  The next regular meeting of the board will be Monday, June 16th.


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FRIDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

 

The Lady Comets will play a make up game today at home against Hillsboro.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Comets will play in the regional at Columbia; the Comets opponent is Wesclin.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 

The 6 Comets will play in the Tennis Sectional against Olney. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

 

Three Lady Comets are going to state in track today, Tasha Buchmiller, Ashley Holden and Lindsey Holden. 


OBITUARIES

WILLIAM "JIM" BLANKENSHIP

 

William "Jim" Blankenship, age 57, of Oshkosh, formerly of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at his home.  Funeral services for 57 year-old Jim Blankenship will be Saturday, May 17th, at 10:30 am, at River Valley Church, 1331 High Avenue in Oshkosh.  Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Appleton.  Friends may call Friday from 4:00 - 8:30 PM at the Poklasny Funeral Home, 870 W. South Park Avenue in Oshkosh, and again at the church, Saturday from 9:00 am until time of service.  Jim is the brother of Patrick Blankenship of Greenville.


WEATHER

Saturday: Mostly Sunny 30% of a light rain High: 70 Low: 53

Sunday: Mostly Clear High: 72


PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

Join us this Sunday for WGEL’s Public Affairs Program. Our guests this week are Linda Lagant, Cheri Schilling, Cindy Roach and Margie Winter with the Military Moms Support Group in Bond County.  The ladies will talk about when the group first got together, how the community can help and how Military Moms has changed their lives. That's Public Affairs this Sunday following our noon Bond County Area News here on WGEL.


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