7-24-2008

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ARMED BANK ROBBER SUSPECT NOW FACES CHARGES IN FAYETTE COUNTY COURT

 

The suspect in Tuesday's armed robbery of the First State Bank of St. Peter, now faces charges in Fayette County Court.  It's alleged that Walter K. Campbell, age 39, of Mattoon, entered that bank around mid day and left with an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspect then lead police on a high speed chase on I-70 westbound, that ended just on the Fayette County side of the Bond / Fayette County line.  The suspect was allegedly armed with a sawed-off shotgun. 

 

Campbell faces two counts filed in Fayette County Court Wednesday.  Count one is alleged armed robbery, a class X felony.  The second is unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, also a felony.  Wednesday, Campbell was still in custody with bail set at $500,000.  Campbell has been issued a public defender, and his first day in court is scheduled for August 4th.  


MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION HIRES DEAN OF STUDENTS

 

At the last Mulberry Grove Board of Education meeting, several persons were hired for the 2008-2009 school year.  Ryan Bauer is the JH/HS Dean of Students, replacing Mike Gauch.  He will also retain the positions of Athletic Director and Head HS Basketball Coach.  Brian Cook was hired to be the JH/HS Business Teacher and JH Baseball Coach and Justin Joiner will be the JH/HS Physical Education and Drivers Education Teacher and HS Baseball Coach.  Johnny Webber is the new Head JH Basketball Coach and Bobby Koontz will be the JH Asst. Basketball Coach.  Heidi Woods was hired to be Head JH Volleyball Coach.

 

Summer work projects are progressing.  Repairs to the girl's locker room floor have been completed along with refinishing of the HS gymnasium and stage floors.  Hallway lockers are scheduled for repainting and an indoor batting cage is to be installed in mid-August.  The Elementary School, including the gym, is getting a new roof and some buildings are being tuck-pointed.  The District's Technology Team has completed an infrastructure upgrade to expand the bandwidth capacity, the technology office has been relocated near the Unit Office, and several new pieces of equipment have been installed in classrooms.

 

The next board meeting will be Monday, August 18th

 


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UNIT 2 BOARD ACTIONS FOLLOWING CLOSED SESSION

 

Following a closed session of the Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, earlier this week, the board approved a $5,000.00 stipend for grant writing for Meg File.  Contracts for Susan Donaldson and Roberta Zbinden were extended from 190 days to 200 days and the board approved the hiring of Julia Brooks and Melissa Thomason as 1 FTE Special Education Aides.  The meeting adjourned at 10:24 PM.


CAR HITS BUILDING IN SORENTO

 

Shoal Creek firemen, Shoal Creek first responders and Bond County EMS were called Tuesday night at 11:44 to the scene of an accident at Main and Center Streets in Sorento.  Matthew S. Rolland, age 22, of Litchfield, was southbound on Main Street when his 2007 Chevy struck a utility pole, breaking off the pole.  It then hit the north side of a building on Main Street.  His vehicle hit a Sorento Village maintenance dump truck, inside the building, causing some damage to the truck.  Bond County EMS transported Rolland to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Upon release from the hospital, Rolland was arrested on a Montgomery County warrant and cited for allegedly driving under the influence, alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and alleged reckless driving.


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