9-17-2008



 

MISSING SORENTO MAN

 

83 year-old Harry V. Gwaltney, of Sorento, has been missing since he left his home Sunday morning. Gwaltney is 5'-10" tall, weighs 175 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.  Gwaltney left, Sunday morning, in a 2002 brown Ford Taurus, with damage on the front bumper. The Bond County Sheriff's Department searched the area by plane Tuesday afternoon, but were unsuccessful. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bond County Sheriff's Department at 664-2151.


CITY AUDIT PRESENTED AT LAST CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

At last week's Greenville City Council meeting,  Alison Sears, of West and Company, presented the audit and gave the city a clear unqualified status.  The city’s fianances are in good shape.  The council voted to extend the TIF district on Route 127 and I-70.

The council also discussed the idea of allowing small non-liscensed vehicles on the city roads.  Some towns, in Illinois, like Breese and Greenup, have allowed golf carts and similar vehicles to drive on city streets with the idea that with high gas prices, driving small golf carts may allow residents to save on gasoline.  A major concern is safety on the roads.  The council asked the city manager to contact the other towns that allow golf carts on their roads and see if they have had any safety problems. 

The council may take up this topic at a future meeting. 

 

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BIDDING PROCESS FOR NEW HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUILDING

 

At Monday night's Bond County Health Board Meeting, a bid award schedule for the new health department facility, being built on South 4th Street, was presented by Korte Company representatives. Construction of the new facility, as well as the move into it, should be completed around July 1st.   Several parties have shown interest in purchasing the current health department building as well as the lot north of the building, also owned by the department. The current health board building is appraised at $485,000.

A ground breaking ceremony has been set for Wednesday, October 22nd, at noon.

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO MEET

 

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday, September 18th, at 5:30 PM for dinner and 7:00 PM for the regular meeting.  The agenda includes a closed session to deal with personnel and business matters.  Several resolutions will come before the board for approval as well as employment proposals for three positions.

 


CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTIONS OFFERED

 

Leading into National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 21st - 27th,

free on-site child safety seat inspections will be offered Saturday, September 20th, from 9:00 am - 1:00 PM, recognizing "National Seat Check Saturday," at the east parking lot at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese.  Please bring your vehicle owner's manual and car seat instruction booklet.  For more information, call 618-526-5423.

 

 

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SPORTS

JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

 

The Greenville Junior High Bluejays won 6-5 over Piasa.

 

JUNIOR HIGH SOFTBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Lady Eagles won their regional championship over Altamont 5-0.  They next play Saturday.

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS

 

The Lady Comets tennis team lost to Alton Marquette on Monday, and will next play at East Alton Wood River

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Lady Aces host Mt. Olive

 

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

 

The Greenville Comets golf team took second place yesterday in a match on Tuesday.  The Comets low scorer was Tanner Neese with a 39. The Comets are 11-15 on the season. 

 

The Lady Comets took fourth place in a match yesterday at Bent Oak in Breese.  Jessica Grigg was the Lady Comets low scorer with a 63.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

 

Greenville Varsity Comets host Staunton, the JV soccer game for today is canceled

 


OBITUARIES

NONE TO REPORT


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