6-30-2008

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FUNNELL CLOUDS SPOTTED WITH FRIDAY'S STORMS

 

  

Friday afternoon Bond County was under a tornado warning and three funnel clouds were spotted in the county. Just after 4PM, two funnel clouds were seen just east of Carlisle Syntec near Rt 40, and at 4:26 a funnel could was seen between Mulberry Grove and Woburn.

 

No damage was reported in Bond, Fayette, Montgomery, Clinton or Madison Counties.


MULTIPLE HIRINGS BY BOND COUNTY UNIT 2

 

In executive session last Monday night, the Unit 2 Board of Education filled several vacancies for the upcoming school year.  Shelly Glotfelty was hired as a Language Arts teacher at the junior high.  Whitney Baldwin was hired as a teacher at the elementary school,  and Brooke Moeller was hired as a special education teacher also at the elementary school.  Josh Paddock will be an assistant football coach for the Comets, and Assistant Superintendent, Jeff Strieker, had his contract extended through 2011.

 

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LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATES SHOW INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR

 

The Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical area showed an increase of 1,200 jobs from April to May 2008.  Over the year, May employment declined by 0.3% due to continued declines in Construction and Transportation-Warehousing-Utilities. 

 

The unemployment rate in Bond County increased from 4.7% in May 2007 to 5.6% in 2008.  Clinton County increased from 3.0% to 4.9%, Macoupin County from 5.2% to 6.6%, and Madison County went from 5.0% to 5.6%.  The overall unemployment rate for May 2008 was 5.9%, increasing by .9% from May 2007.

 


JUNE 30 POLICE REPORT

 

Here is the news for this morning from local law enforcement---

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Department was notified Sunday morning, of criminal damage, at a residence on Meffert Avenue south of Old Ripley.

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Department received a report Sunday night at 8:36, of a residential burglary at Leverton and North Division Streets in Pocahontas.

 

Keyesport first responders were paged to a single car accident, Sunday evening at 6:43, at Hopewell and Emerald Roads.  No injuries resulted.

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LOW INTEREST LOANS AVAILABLE FOR STORM VICTIMS

 

Low interest loans are available to storm victims in 24 counties, including Madison and St. Clair.  Under the Opportunity Illinois: Disaster Recover Loan Program, the Treasurer’s Office secures below-market interest rates for storm victims in state declared disaster areas which finance their disaster repairs through participating lenders.  Victims who expect insurance to cover their damages can qualify for one-year bridge loans that are designed to be paid in one lump sum when insurance comes through.  Those who are underinsured can qualify for low-interest loans with repayment terms of up to 5 years.  

 

For more information on applying for a loan, call the Disaster Recovery hotline at 888-523-0641.

 

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STATE BUDGET SHOWS $2 BILLION GAP

 

State budget talks are underway, with the Governor and legislative leaders attempting to close a $2 billion gap between proposed state spending and projected revenues.  Senator Frank Watson is urging the Governor to reduce spending and live within the state's means.  Unfortunately, little inclination has been shown to eliminate new and increased spending initiatives. With discussions ongoing, it is unknown if the General Assembly will have to reconvene in Springfield over budget matters.

 


ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY TO LEAD NEW ROUTE 66 PROJECT

 

According to State Librarian, Jesse White, the Illinois State Library, an archival research center, will be partnering with the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, helping to collect resources, maintain a general inventory of collections within Illinois, and encourage development and educational interest in Route 66.  The library has already started an inventory of related resources, and plans to develop bibliographies and tools for finding materials that have a Route 66 connection.

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SPECIAL BOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT MEETING

 

 

The Bond County Health Department Board will have a special meeting Monday, June 30th, at 6:30 PM.  New business items include a geothermal presentation, a report from the Korte Company, Bradford National Bank business, and information on a generator.

 


OBITUARIES

GENEVA ROBERTS

 

Geneva Roberts, age 85 of Hillsboro, formerly of Coffeen, passed away Sunday at Hillsboro Area Hospital.  Funeral services for 85 year-old Geneva Roberts will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Coffeen.  Friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

 

GENE DAVEY

 

Gene Davey, age 61 of Sorento, passed away Thursday at his home.  The Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento is in charge of arrangements for 61 year-old Gene Davey.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

 

DAVID L. SINNETT

 

David L. Sinnett, age 72 of Highland formerly of Greenville, passed away Friday at Highland Health Care Center.  Funeral Services for 72 year-old David L. Sinnett will be held at 11am Tuesday, July 1st, at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Campground Cemetery.  The family will receive friends after 4PM today at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the American Hearth Association, American Diabetes Association or Highland Health Care

 


 

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