7-01-2008

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BOOK FAIR EARNS 2ND HIGHEST PROCEEDS

 

This past week’s 25th annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair’s proceeds, were the second highest in the history of the event, at $10,782. This year’s fair, co-chaired by Jack Chism and Linda Hampton, was just $49 shy of last year’s record-setting event. Part of this year’s proceeds included $95 from a silent auction of the Greenville-themed authors game.

 

The event, held at the Greenville First Christian Church, featured 37,000 books for sale. Several charity organizations took the opportunity to select free books on Saturday afternoon, including a group from Litchfield that plans to send paperback books to soldiers stationed overseas. The remaining books and storage boxes will be recycled. 


REDBALL TRAIL CLOSED WEDNESDAY FOR REPAIRS

 

The Redball Trail, between the wooden bridge and Woburn Avenue, will be closed Wednesday, July 2nd, from 8:00 am - 2:30 PM, for culvert replacements.  A detour will be available during the closure.  If you are traveling in the area, please take this information into consideration.  Contact the Bond County Highway Department Office at 664-1144, if you have any questions or concerns.


RAIN TOTALS FOR JUNE

 

We have rain totals for the month of June for Greenville.  4.87 inches were measured at the Sewer Plant, 5.39 inches were recorded at the location on 6th street, and 6.09 inches at Idler Lane and Rt. 140.  Comparing 2008 with past years, June 1992 was a dry year with Greenville receiving only .65 inches of precipitation.  More rain fell in 1973 and 1990 when Greenville received 9.7 and 7.2 inches respectively.  Greenville has recorded more than 35 inches of rainfall so far this year.

 


ILLINOIS FLOOD CLEAN-UP GRANT

 

Illinois has received a $3,500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.The grant will be used to provide temporary jobs for the clean-up and recovery projects caused by the recent storms and flooding in the state. The grant will also provide assistance to disaster victims. Workers eligible for the jobs include workers who are unemployed because of the disasters.


MONEY PROBLEMS

 

Illinois' money problem looks like it's only going to get worse without a state budget. Comptroller Dan Hynes says the state could possibly start having problems with state paychecks unless the budget for this year is enacted soon. In a letter to top state officials, Hynes says July 10th is an important date. He claims that if the state budget isn't approved by then, some people might not see their paychecks.


JULY 1 POLICE REPORT

 

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Department is investigating a report, received Monday morning, of the reported theft of two boats from property on 2nd Avenue in Pocahontas.

 

After a very wet spring planting season, weather conditions have improved in time for wheat harvest.  Drier conditions also increase the possibility of wheat field fires.  Mulberry Grove firemen were called Monday afternoon at 4:06 to a wheat field fire on the Woburn Road.

 

Shoal Creek firemen were called around 8:30 Monday morning to a dishwasher on fire on Cleveland Avenue, in Panama.  Greenville firemen were called for mutual aid in manpower, but the request was cancelled while enroute.  It took firefighters only about 10 minutes to put out the fire, but the home was completely filled with smoke.  Fire damage was confined to a cabinet and dishwasher, and smoke damage to the kitchen and utility room.

 

 

The I-70 Patrol from the Bond County Sheriff's Department issued 31 speeding tickets Monday.

 




ORGILL FACILTY IN VANDALIA MAY MOVE

 

 

The fight to keep the Midwest distribution center for Orgill in Vandalia continues.  State and local officials are in negations with Orgill to keep the plant.  In a press release the City of Vandalia said that Orgill has not made a final decision as to whether or not to move the plant.  Orgill is the nation's largest independently owned distribution company of hardware goods and home improvement products. 




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