7-18-2008

 




ORGILL CLOSING FACILITY IN VANDALIA

 

Orgill, a nationwide distributor of hardware goods, is closing its Vandalia facility.  According to a statement from State Representative Ron Stephens, the closing will cost over 140 jobs.  Orgill will move their center to Missouri.  Stephens said that the city, county, and state fought hard to keep Orgill in Vandalia.  The loss of so many jobs will be a hard blow to the entire area. 


DEER GETS INTO NEVCO

 

Nevco got an unexpected visitor Tuesday.  A deer got into the building via the east bay door.  The deer ran through some machinery and injured its leg.  The city police were called and it was required to put the deer down due to its injuries.  No one was hurt and damaged appeared to be minimal to equipment. 

FARM FAMILIES COST OF LIVING INCREASES

 

The Cost of Living for Illinois Farm Families in 2007 has increased by nearly $7,000, according to a study by the University of Illinois.  This is 9.6% higher than 2006 and 14.3% higher than 2005.  This study was based on data from 1,232 farms enrolled in the Illinois Business Farm Management Association.


ILLINOIS ASSISTS IOWA FISHERIES

 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has donated 7,000 seven-inch trout to the Iowa DNR to help Iowa’s fish hatcheries recover from damages caused by the record-setting flooding in June. The donated fish were from the Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery, the largest of the three fish hatcheries operated by the Illinois DNR. Along with Illinois’ help, Iowa is receiving assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and fisheries in other neighboring states.


ATTEMPTED SUICIDE

 

The Bond County Sheriff's department reported an attempted suicide. At 9:53 Thursday night the Staunton ambulance took an adult female to Greenville regional suffering from a drug overdose. 


 

OBITUARIES

ROBERT LEE "BOB" KING

 

Robert Lee "Bob" King, age 66 of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday.  Funeral services for Bob King will be Saturday at 4PM at the Cross of Victory Church in Pocahontas.  Visitation will be Saturday from 2-4PM also at the Church.  Memorials may be made to the Bond County Hospice. 


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Cloudy Hot High: 93 Low: 67

Sunday: Partly Cloudy Hot High: 94 Low: 68


PUBLIC AFFIARS PROMO

 

Join us for public affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL.  Our guest this week is Kingsbury Park District Director Jerry Saurwine.  Jerry will talk about the new long term plan for the park district and about possible future projects in the community.  That’s public affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News on WGEL.


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