6-18-2008



COUNTY BOARD DENIES LIQUOR LICENSE; COAL RIGHTS TO BE DISCUSSED AT NEXT MEETING

 

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night and approved several county aid requests and township contracts for culvert/bridge repair work throughout the county.  Highway Engineer Mike McCormick also advised board members that the letting results were in for the Sorento Blacktop with the lowest bid coming in at $1.65 million.  However, that bid might go up or down depending on a new deviation formula that contractors can choose to use.

 

Liquor licenses for three area businesses were approved by the County Board along with a denial to re-issue the liquor license to the Oasis.  State's Attorney Chris Bauer had provided information in regards to the current license holder of the establishment. And Board President Jill Franks announced that a representative from Colt Coal Co. will be at the next meeting to discuss purchasing coal rights in Bond County.  Discussion of the tornado siren that was moved from Harris Avenue and might be placed out on the lake was held.  Half of the installation cost is being requested to come out of the county ESDA funds.

 

And after returning from closed session, board members announced that the draining of the pond near Seagraves Cemetery would begin after this weekend.  25 ft will be drained from one side, while another 10ft will be drained from the other. A letter of this intent, from the board, will be sent to the Illinois Historical Preservation Society.


GUILTY PLEAS FROM SORENTO MAN

 

Stanley Potts, age 59, of Sorento, recently plead guilty in Bond County Court to one count of aggravated driving while under the influence, a class 3 felony, and one count of driving while license revoked, a class 4 felony.  Due to previous convictions for the same offenses, Potts faced stiffer penalties.  In a negotiated plea deal, Potts will serve 30 days in county jail with credit for time served and spend 30 months on probation.  The offenses happened on April 12th, in LaGrange Township. 


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MULBERRY GROVE UNIT 1 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

 

The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Board of Education met Monday.  The Board received a report, by Elementary Principal Jim Rice, which included a summary of ISAT scores.  All elementary groups made Adequate Yearly Progress for the year. A stipend was approved for retiring Principal Mike Gauch, for an additional two weeks.

 

The board approved bids for construction of an indoor batting cage, and repairs to the girls locker room.  A new insurance bid was also approved. The new plan will save the district 5.18 percent when compared to rates paid last year. The district is also looking for someone to teach business education. The next meeting will be Monday, July 21st, at 7:00 PM.

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CAR HITS NO-TILL DRILL, LADY HURT

 

Bond County Sheriff's Officers responded to an accident Monday morning, at 11:15, on Rt. 143.   Sondra S. Deien, age 42, of Pierron, was westbound on Rt. 143 when she braked to avoid a car, in front of her, that had slowed to allow a truck, pulling a no-till drill, to drive around a road sign.  When Deien hit her brakes, she lost control of her 1994 Ford Ranger and hit the drill, being towed by Daniel M. Feldman, age 47, of Carlyle.  Highland/Pierron EMS took Deien to St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland for treatment.  She was later released.

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OBITUARIES

GEORGE ED. WILLMIRTH

 

George Ed. Willmirth, age 85, of Keyesport, passed away Monday at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services for 85 year-old George Ed. Willmirth will be at 1:00 PM Thursday, at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Interment will follow in McKendree Chapel Cemetery West of Keyesport.  Friends may call from 11:00 AM until service time Thursday, at the funeral home.  Memorial may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to the Breese Nursing Home. 


CARL RANDALL

 

Carl Randall, age 67, of Coffeen, passed away Monday at his residence.  Funeral services for 67 year-old Carl Randall will be Friday at 10:00 AM at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. 


CYNTHIA LOUISE GRUNER

 

Cynthia Louise Gruner, age 88, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 88 year-old Cynthia Louise Gruner will be Friday, June 20th, at 10:30 AM, at the Greenville First Presbyterian Church.  Interment will be in Brown Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorials are suggested to Shriner's Hospital in St. Louis, the First United Presbyterian Church of Greenville, the Bond County Farm Bureau Foundation or the Bond County Humane Society.


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