LOCAL VETERANS MEMORIAL
The public is invited to a monument dedication to three local Vietnam Vets. Dan Steiner, of Mulberry Grove, has been awaiting the completion of this monument. He is excited to dedicate this memorial to three Mulberry Grove High School Alumni who lost their lives in battle. Michael Scott, Ronald Shipley and James Scroggins will be honored on Sunday, August 31st, at 2:00 PM, at the Mulberry Grove High School. The public is invited to join with the Vets' Mothers who will be there to honor their sons. The monument was purchased with donations raised from the Mulberry Grove High School Memorial Scholarship Fund. To make donations or for further information contact Dan Steiner at 567-4077
SHED FIRE ON BOB WHITE ROAD
Pocahontas firefighters responded to a shed fire, at 3:54 Sunday morning, on Bob White Road, between Pocahontas and Pierron. According to Pocahontas fire chief Kendall Brink, the building was fully engulfed when they arrived. The building and farm machinery stored in the shed were a total loss. Brink said the fire apparently started close to a tractor, but the cause is undetermined. Highland-Pierron firemen also responded, but returned to the station when Pocahontas firemen arrived. There were no injuries. Firemen were on the scene for over four hours.
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES INCREASE OVER THE YEAR THROUGHOUT ILLINOIS
All twelve metropolitan areas in Illinois posted over-the-year unemployment rate increases, according to data released by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Although overall unemployment increased, the Illinois Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area showed an employment increase across a majority of the twelve industry sectors. Employers added to payrolls in Educational and Health Services, Government, Retail Trade, Information, Financial Activities, Wholesale Trade and Leisure and Hospitality. Demand for health care professionals remains robust. Residential construction jobs decreased.