08-21-2008

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SHIMKUS VISITS GREENVILLE

 

While other congressmen in Washington took their summer vacation, Congressman John Shimkus took the opportunity to meet with residents in Greenville, on Tuesday. We had a chance to talk with Congressman Shimkus about the nation's number one domestic problem, the high cost of energy.  Shimkus had this response to our concerns.

 

"House republican members have been in Washington talking to our visitors on the floor about energy, every day. We like to buy American, why not buy American energy. When we buy American, we bring in American jobs, employ more steel workers and more engineers with good wages and health benefits."

"Economics 101, you can't walk away from the supply and demand argument.  We'll always import (oil) but do we need to import from countries that want to take our money and harm us, like the Middle East? We're trying to remind the public, we have billions of barrels of oil on the Continental Shelf, billions of barrels of oil up in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge." Shimkus told us our country should not be in the situation it is in. 


MEETING FOR TIF DISTRICTS

 

City Manager Dave Willey gave us some information on the two public hearings, that will be held on the same night, to deal with the Route 127/ I-70 TIF and the Wolf Industrial Park TIF. The parties, that will be affected by the TIF districts, have been notified and there will be two public hearings on Monday night, August 25th, at 6:00 and 6:30, to address both locations. 


MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

 

Monday night, the 2008-2009 tentative budget was presented at a special 6:30 PM meeting of the Mulberry Grove Board of Education.  The regular meeting began at 7:00 PM.  The board received information on the "Voice of Democracy" and "Patriot Pin" programs. 

 

The Rocket Team has been invited to participate in a rocket competition sponsored by NASA. 

 

Numerous improvements in networks, servers, and e-mail service have been made to the district's technology program.  Improvements continue in the Agriculture and Industrial Arts labs and classrooms. 

 

Following a closed session, the board approved the hiring of half-time KRP Teacher Sara Nolte and Teresa Tompkins Assistant JH Softball Coach, for 2008-2009. 

 

The annual budget hearing will be Monday, September 22nd, at 6:30 PM, with the regular meeting to follow at 7:00 PM.

 


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WEST NILE INFECTS MONTGOMERY COUNTY

 

The Montgomery County Health Department reported a woman in her 80's with symptoms of West Nile Virus, towards the end of July. The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed, through lab tests, that this is the first human West Nile virus case reported in central Illinois.


ACTION FOLLOWING UNIT 2 BOARD MEETING

 

Following a closed session Monday night, the Unit 2 Board of Education

rehired Carol Knight as the High School Tutor, and Stan Breuchaud as a part-time Drivers Education Instructor.  Ben Cunningham was reassigned from a FTE teacher to a part-time teacher and a part-time Dean of Students, at Greenville Elementary School, and the board added the responsibility of Elementary Special Education Coordinator to Principal Scott Pasley's duties, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Christy Meyer.  Trisha Draege was hired as assistant HS girl's basketball coach and an unpaid medical leave was granted to Wanda Gruen for the first semester of the 2008-2009 school year.


THURSDAY SPORTS

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

 

The Greenville Junior High baseball team lost 8-4 on Wednesday to O’fallon Fulton.


OBITUARIES

NONE TO REPORT


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