09-18-2008

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BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING

 

It was a short Bond County Board Meeting Tuesday night, lasting only 25 minutes, but in that time a lot was covered.

 

Mike McCormick was on hand to discuss business concerning the Highway Department. The construction on Museum Road is complete. The Highway Department wants to use the remaining money from the construction project to pay off the loan on the Highway Department Building. The board approved the motion, pending approval by the Building Commission.

 

The VFW Lady's Auxiliary requested the use of the courthouse lawn for Sunday, September 21st, at 4:00 PM, for a MIA/POW observance. The board approved their request.

 

The Board also approved the use of the courthouse lawn for the Awareness Walk Friday, October 17th, sponsored by The Third Judicial Court, Family Violence Prevention Council and Bond County Domestic Violence Committee.  The Awareness Walk will start at noon from the Methodist Church to College Avenue to the Bond County Courthouse. The group will hold a 45-minute program on the south steps and lawn of the courthouse.

 

The November 4th regular meeting has been changed to Wednesday, November 5th, at 10:00 AM because of Election Day.


THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR A 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 130 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.  Gwaltney left, Sunday morning, in a 2002 brown Ford Taurus with enviornmental license plate number ETG-100, with damage on the drivers door. Bond County Sherrif, Jeff Brown said a search of the area by plane was unsucessful, but another search by plane is planned when the area flooding goes down. Brown also said that Gwaltney does not have a history of leaving home. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bond County Sheriff's Department at 664-2151.


FLOOD DAMAGE BRINGS OUT SCAM ARTISTS

 

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning people, with damage by recent floods, to protect themselves from home repair scam artists. These scam artists are known to swoop in after disasters, such as storms or floods, and victimize innocent people by agreeing to repair damaged property after taking money for down payments. They either do not do the work or do poor work. Tips to protect yourself include: ask to see licenses and proof of insurance, be wary of door-to-door repairmen, never give out personal information over the phone and remember you have a right to cancel a contract within 3 days. If you believe someone may be scamming you, call (800) 243-1618.

 


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GODFREY MAN GRADUATES FROM FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY

 

Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz is pleased to announce 40 year-old Captain Marc McLemore, of Godfrey, graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on Friday, September 12th. McLemore has been a member of the Madison County Sheriff's Office for over 15 years and currently serves as the Patrol Division Commander.


BROWN SHOE FACTORY RENOVATION FOR APARTMENTS

 

Downtown Litchfield is going through a one of a kind renovation.  The old Brown Shoe Factory Building is getting a facelift. Work has been going on throughout the summer and soon apartments will be ready for citizens to occupy.   Montgomery County Housing Authority Chief Executive Officer Kelly Moroney said developers applied for a historical tax credit, got approval from the Illinois Housing Development Authority and are in the process of converting the old factory into a 47 unit apartment complex.  Apartments will not be ready for leasing until the end of this year or the first of next year.  Names and phone numbers are being accepted now on a pre-application list.  The structure of the building had to remain intact, so internal stairways and external brickwork and windows are being refurbished.  These will be beautiful loft apartments, typical of large cities such as Chicago or St. Louis, but something new in a small town. 

For more information, go to brownshoelofts.com.


SPORTS

 

JUNIOR HIGH SOFTBALL

 

The Mulberry Grove Lady Eagles will play in the sectionals this Saturday at Pawnee.  Game time is 1PM against Edinburg.  The Lady Eagles are now 15-0 on the season. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Lady Aces host Ramsey

 

Greenville Lady Comets host Pana.  The Lady Comets varsity team lost a close game to Vandalia earlier this week.  The Lady Comets are now 5-3 on the season.  The JV and Freshman teams also lost to Vandalia. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN FOOTBALL

 

Greenville Comets at Vandalia

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Aces host Brownstown

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF

 

Greenville Comets host Nashville

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

 

It’s been a good week for the Comets soccer team; they’ve won two games this week.  First beating Gillespie 5-0, and then beating Staunton 6-2.  Kyle Dannaman has scored 7 goals this week, 4 against Gillespie and 3 more against Staunton. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 

The Lady Comets tennis team won in a clean sweep over Woodriver on Wednesday.  The final team score was 9-0. 


OBITUARIES

NONE TO REPORT


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