7-17-2008

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COUNTY BOARD DOES NOT SELL COAL RIGHTS

 

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night at the Bond County Court House. This meeting was well attended by concerned citizens who were there to hear about either the Colt Coal proposition or the Bond County School Board Referendum.  The Colt Coal proposal to buying coal rights was unanimously denied by the Board. The decision leaves in place the coal lease that is in effect. After this was announced almost ¾ of the people who attended left the meeting left.

 

The longest discussion of the night was for the school boards referendum of a sales tax to fund school improvements and repairs. Jill Rendelman of Stifel Nicolaus, made a presentation as how the tax would be implemented. As an example she said a 1% increase in the sales tax could supposedly lower property taxes from $150 to $300 per tax payer. She also stated that this has worked well in Iowa for the last 12 years, and that Williamson County in Illinois had recently passed the referendum. It's possible this referendum will be on this falls ballot. After much discussion about the referendum the meeting was then adjourned.


UNIT 2 BOARD OF EDCUATION MEETING

 

The Unit 2 Board of Education will meet Monday evening at 7PM at the Unite Office room.  The board will receive updates on the athletic complex work, gas, diesel and oil bids and review the Driver Education Auto Lease contract. 

 


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MORE DETAILS FROM MT. MORIAH ACCIDENT

 

An accident with one injury happened Tuesday morning on Mt. Moriah Road.  Donald Hahs was traveling eastbound when, according to the police report, he allegedly crested a hill and lost control in gravel and crossed over into the westbound lane.  Where he collided head on with a Ford truck driven by Robert Cope of Alton.  Cope was also hauling a trailer.  Hahs’ vehicle ended up in the south ditch, Cope’s truck was jack knifed across the road and his trailer ended up in the north ditch.  Hahs was transported by ambulance to Greenville Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.    


KASKASKIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

 

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees will meet Thursday July 17th at the Student Center on the Main KC Campus in Centralia.  The Trustees will hear officers' reports, deal with new hirings to the school, and possibly approve the construction documents and bidding process for the renovations at the Greenville Education Center. 


OBITUARIES

ROBERT BOB CRAIG

 

Robert Bob Craig, age 75 of Marshall Illinois, passed away Wednesday at Union Hospital in Terre Haute Indiana.  Bob has many relatives in the Bond County area.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery south of Martinsville Illinois.  Visitation will be held from 4-7PM Friday at Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 


JAN SCHUTTE

 

Jan Schutte, age 60 of south west of Greenville, passed away Tuesday at Missouri Baptist Hospital.  Funeral arrangements will be held on Saturday at 11am at the Greenville Free Methodist Church, interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call after 5PM Friday at the Donnell-Wiegand funeral home in Greenville. Memorials may be made to the Free Methodist Church building fund or the American Cancer Society. 


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