8-22-2008

 




HOUSE FIRE IN MULBERRY GROVE WEDNESDAY MORNING

 

Mulberry Grove firemen were called at 1:11 Wednesday morning to a fire at the home of Denny Thacker, at 209 Tower Street in Mulberry Grove.  According to Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, the kitchen and utility rooms were both gutted by the fire and the ceiling in the dining room received extensive damage.  The rest of the house received smoke and water damage.  Twenty firemen responded to the call and were on the scene for about 3 hours.  The cause of the blaze is undetermined at this time.  There were no injuries.


BOND COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CHANGES

 

Bond County Unit 2 heads back to school today. We talked with High School Principal Kevin Cochran and have these changes to announce. At the high school, school will start at 8:10 this year. Students are to report to the gym today for an assembly. Dismissal today will be at 10 am for those who drive and walk to school. If you're riding a bus, dismissal will be at 11:09. Students do not need to bring anything to class today as they will not be allowed to go to their lockers because of the renovation. They will get their schedules on Monday.



 

BUS STOP CHANGES

 

From the Bond County Unit 2 Transportation Director Max Aten, due to construction on Fourth Street in Greenville, all bus stops originally scheduled on Fourth Street between Main Street and Alice Avenue will be moved to Sixth Street.  These stops that will be moved include; Main Street, South Ave, Summer Ave, Winter Ave, Spring St., Washington St., Harris St., and Alice Avenue. This will be in effect until further notice.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

 

At the last Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees meeting, the board received a report of the Faculty and Staff Development Workshop.  Keynote speaker Dr. Ed Gordon stressed the importance of educational, governmental, and economic organizations working together to enhance employment opportunities. The board decided to proceed with the bidding process for restroom renovations, approved the contractor for a new soccer field, and approved the architect for construction of six new tennis courts.  In other actions, the board awarded the bid for the purchase of gymnasium lockers and approved the 2008-2009 student activity fee budget. Jane Herrmann, of Belleville, was hired as the new Director of the Physical Therapy Assistant Program and the retirement of Ed Hawkins, Building and Grounds Technician was accepted.

 

GIS mapping classes will be presented at the KC Crisp Technology Center, September 4th and October 2nd.




FRIDAY SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

 

The Comets boys golf team took fourth place in their opening match on Monday.  Low scorer for the Comets was Tanner Neese with a 43.


OBITUARIES

JUNE O. AEBISHER SAVAGE

 

95 year-old June Savage passed away on Thursday (Aug 21) at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be on Sunday (Aug 24) at 2:00 pm at Saint Jacob United Church of Christ in Saint Jacob.  A private burial will be at Keystone Cemetery in St. Jacob. Memorials may be made to Keystone Cemetery, St. Jacob Park, or donor's choice. Spengel Boulanger funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.


WEATHER

Saturday: Partly Cloudy %30 of Rain High: 86 Low: 59

Sunday: Partly Cloudy %20 of Rain High: 84 Low: 60


PUBLIC AFFIARS

 

Join us for Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area News.  Tom’s guest this week will be Laura Foerster with Safe Kids.  They will discuss ways to help prevent injuries to children, including some of the most common dangers kids’ can face.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following WGEL’s noon news. 


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