8-4-2008

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DEMO DERBY WINNERS FROM THE BOND COUNTY FAIR

 

Friday night was Demolition Derby night at the Bond County fair, a huge crowd saw Travis Blevins of Pocahontas win the car competition. Dave Jackson of Greenville was second in the full size division, and also won the Compact car division. J.R. Beckman of Litchfield was second in the Compact division, and Brad King of Nokomis was third. In the full size car division Nathan Hempkin of Lichfield finished third.

 

In the Truck division J.R. Stewart of Pekin Illinois was the winner, and Matt Oglesby of Greenville was the runner up with Kyle Yeske of Witt finishing third.


CITY QUALIFIES FOR TIF IN INDUSTRIAL PARK

 

According to City Manager Dave Willey and Mike Weber from PGAV Urban Consulting, the City does qualify for a Tax Increment Financing, or TIF district, in the city's Wolf Industrial park. That opportunity was created by a higher than normal unemployment rate. Weber also told the Joint TIF Review Board that the TIF would put Greenville in the running for a possible distribution company.  That Company is projecting to bring 80 to 90 jobs and an 8 million-dollar building project. The recommendation of the board, to allow the TIF, now goes to the City Council for their consideration.  On Friday, the Greenville City Council met to approve it's annual appropriation ordinance.

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PEST FUMIGATION DEVICE SETS OFF SMOKE ALARM

 

Mulberry Grove Firemen responded Thursday afternoon, at 3:32, to a smoke alarm sounding at the home of Dolly Webb on West Taylor Street in Mulberry Grove.  According to fire chief Dwight Volkmar, upon arrival, firemen found the home locked and could hear a LifeLine smoke alarm sounding.  Not knowing if there was someone inside the home, firemen entered, discovered there was no fire, and found the cause of the alarm to be fumigation devices for pests.  More devices than were required for the small home had been activated and had set off the alarm.  Volkmar advises that if you plan to use home fumigation devices, follow package directions and do not use more devices than recommended, for the size of your home. 

 

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2004 DELINQUENT TAX REAL ESTATE SALE

 

Tax deed proceedings, on real estate properties that were delinquent for 2004, have been completed.   The County will offer real estate obtained, for sale to the public, through a sealed bid auction sale.  All sealed bids must be in the Bond County Treasurer's Office no later than the close of business, August 22nd.  Bidder's packets and sale catalogs are available at the Bond County Treasurer's Office.

 

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ILLIOIS STATE POLICE USE ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS IN AUGUST

 

Captain Jerry Culp, Illinois State Police, District 11 Commander, announced the use of roadside safety checks, during the month of August, in the Metro-East Counties of St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Bond, and Clinton.  According to Culp, "The roadside safety check is an effective tool to generate voluntary compliance by the motoring public.  The potential to come across these checks encourages motorists to keep their consumption of alcohol within allowable limits."


TELEMARKETERS SENTENCED IN INTERNATIONAL SCAM

 

Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced the sentencing, on Tuesday, in United States District Court in East St. Louis, of two men in connection with an international telemarketing scam. 53 year-old  Daniel Dalglish and co-conspiritor 56 year-old  Leslie Anderson, both of Toronto, Canada, were convicted of the same offenses including conspiracy, five counts of mail fraud and eighteen counts of wire fraud. Dalglish and Anderson were sentenced for their roles in a telemarketing scam they operated in Toronto, under the name of "First Capital Consumers Group". Dalglish will be serve 235 months imprisonment and five years supervised release. Anderson will serve 280 months and five years supervised release. Both were ordered to make restitution, to the victims, totaling over 5 million dollars.

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OBITUARIES

BYRON MYERS

 

Byron Myers, 94 of Greenville, formerly of Mulberry Grove, passed away on Friday August 1 in Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral Services for Byron Myers will be held at 10 am Saturday August 16 at the St Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville. Interment in the Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St Lawrence Catholic Church and at St Lawrence Masses.


 

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