8-25-2008

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POCAHONTAS MAN PLEADS GUILTY

 

The United States Attorney, for the Southern District of Illinois, announced Tuesday that a Pocahontas man pled guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. 28 year-old Justin Krivi, of Pocahontas, may face the maximum penalty of no less than 5 years and no more than 40 years imprisonment or a 2 million-dollar fine or both. Krivi admitted that he had conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute. Krivi admitted that in May 2005 he possessed over 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute.  Krivi agreed, as part of his plea agreement, to forfeit his residence on Kavanaugh Street, in Pocahontas, and forfeit a 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo, purchased with drug money and used to transport drugs. Sentencing is scheduled for November 17, 2008.


ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER

 

The state public health director stresses the importance of protecting yourself against tick bites. The Illinois Department of Public Health recently received a report of a southern Illinois resident who died after being diagnosed with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. This type of fever is caused by bacteria that are spread to humans through an infected tick.  Rocky Mountain Fever is not transmitted person to person. To prevent tick bites and infection, wear bug repellent and always perform tick checks after being outside.

 

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INTERNET SAFETY REQUIRED IN ILLINOIS SCHOOL CURRICULUM

 

A new law requires the inclusion of Internet safety in Illinois school curriculums.  SB 2512 received overwhelming support in both the House and Senate.  The new law takes effect January 1, 2009 and provides that the Internet safety curriculums in schools will begin with the 2009-2010 school year for students in third grade or higher.  The age-appropriate unit of instruction may be incorporated into current courses of study.

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LATEST BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING

 

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night at the Bond County Courthouse.  The board was presented with the annual county audit.  There were no major findings from the auditor and the county was said to be in good financial shape. 

 

Mike Mabry, from Mabry’s, was present at the meeting to discuss his request to keep Mabry’s open and able to serve alcohol until 1:00 AM on Friday and Saturday nights.  Mabry said he wanted the change to better compete with other bars in the area that could stay open as late as 2:00 AM.  After some discussion, the board approved the request.  This change will affect other bars and establishments in the area, but will not affect the sale of package liquor.  The times for the cessation of alcohol sales during the week and on Sunday will remain unchanged. 

 

The Board also approved an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Greenville pertaining to building codes.  The agreement was approved with one change, stating that any subdivision that has a portion of the subdivision that exceeds 1 and 1 half mile distance from the city limits will be entirely under the jurisdiction of the county. 

 

The board decided the salary increase for the county highway engineer's position.  The new salary will be $77,080, that is a 2.5 percent increase over last year.  Museum Road will be undergoing serious repairs soon. Stay tuned to WGEL Radio for more information on road closure times for Museum road, and when the work will start.  And the board voted to allow Jim Miller a special use permit that will let Miller sell shrubs, trees and other plants, on his property on Grantfork road. 

 

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE USING ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS

 

Illinois State Police will be setting up roadside safety checks during the month of August in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Bond, and Clinton Counties.  Captain Jerry Culp, Illinois State Police District 11 Commander, Collinsville, said, "Roadside safety checks are effective tools to generate voluntary compliance by the motoring public.  The Labor Day Holiday weekend often includes activities that involve alcohol.  These checks encourage motorists to arrange for designated drivers and to keep their consumption of alcohol within allowable limits."

 


 

 

ANIMAL "GOOD SAMARITANS" PROTECTED FROM LIABILITY

 

House Bill 5076, recently signed into law, protects people who assist animals during emergencies.  The bill provides immunity from civil liability, to any person, including a licensed veterinarian, who in good faith and without fee, provides emergency care or treatment to an injured animal or an animal separated from its owner due to an emergency of disaster.  Numerous other states have similar provisions in place. This takes effect immediately.


PLAN COMMISSION MEETING CANCELED

 

The Plan Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, August 25th has been canceled.

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MONDAY SPORTS


JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

 

The Greenville Bluejays will play at home agaisnt Highland.  

 

Mulberry Grove Eagles will host Nokomis.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Aces will start their season in the Ramsey tournament today.

 

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

 

The Lady Comets golf team will play at Hillsboro today. 


OBITUARIES

VIRGINIA DUBLO BAUER

 

Virginia Dublo Bauer of Jerseyville passed away on Friday at Alton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services for Virginia Dublow Bauer of Jerseyville will be on today at 11am at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento. Interment will follow at Sunnyside cemetery in Sorento.

 

VELDA MELM

 

Velda Melm, age 93, of Litchfield, formerly of Sorento, passed away Wednesday at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  Funeral services for 93 year-old Velda Melm were held Saturday, August 23rd at 11:00 am at the Lesicko Funeral Home in New Douglas. 


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