9-24-2008



 

BOND COUNTY UNIT #2 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 

The Bond County Community Unit School District #2 Board met last night in a two hour meeting. The school budget for fiscal year 2009 was extensively discussed. According to budget figures, the district showed $12,435,179 in revenues and $12,752,588 in expenditures, a deficit of over $300,000. According to Superintendent Melanie Allen, the budget reflected revenues from 2008 and expenditures from 2009, thus not showing a true balance. After some discussion, the district budget was approved. Bills for the month of September, of over $2.2 million, were approved. Art Hayhurst, of FGM Architects, was present to answer questions concerning delays on the track and football field renovations. The board repeatedly asked him why the delays occurred and who was responsible. Mr. Hayhurst finally admitted that although the weather and miscommunication from contractors played a part in the delays, he was ultimately responsible. He also said the field should be done in 3 to 4 weeks. 

 

Bob Fogarty, of Honeywell, was present to update the board on Phase 1 of the performance contract. He said after experiencing some delays and waiting for heating season, Phase 1 will be ready for an open house by mid November. The board approved a contract to Kohnen Air Conditioning & Heating for a locker room addition, approved a contract to Blankenship Landscaping for sod work on the football field and track, approved cash for improvement of the Greenville High School baseball and softball fields, and approved monies to purchase a new fire alarm system.

 

Finally, Greenville High School Spanish teacher Mr. Ivan Estevez reported results of a recent trip to the Dominican Republic with several upper level Spanish students. Two students told of the history of the island and the culture shock they saw. The next meeting will be October 20th.


NINE VEHICULAR BREAK-INS WITHIN TWO DAYS

 

Bond County Officers and Greenville Police responded to six reports Monday, of thefts from motor vehicles.  No fewer than 9 vehicles were entered sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning.  $100.00 in cash and a Tom-Tom valued at $200.00 were taken from two vehicles at a residence on File Avenue in rural Pocahontas.  Two vehicles were entered at a residence on Rt. 140 but nothing appeared to have been taken.  30 CD's and an unknown amount of change were taken from a car, at a residence, on City Rt. 40.  Another burglary was reported from a car at a residence on Old Ripley Road.  Two cars parked at a residence on Killarney Street were entered and a GPS, valued at $218.00, was taken along with some cash from the second car.  Another car, parked in a residential driveway on Killarney, was entered but it is not known what was taken.  All of these thefts, from motor vehicles, are under investigation by local law enforcement agencies.

 


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STUDENT EXPELLED FROM BOND COUNTY UNIT 2

 

In a closed session Wednesday, September 17th, the Bond County School Board voted to suspend a student, for the rest of the 2008-2009 school year, for alleged drug possession. The student is expelled from school for the remainder of the school year and all school activities, as well as the entire 2009-2010 school year.

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SCIGA TO MEET

 

The August meeting, of the South Central Illinois Growth Alliance, was held in Greenville.  The alliance decided to purchase a software license and mapping software, from ESRI, a geographic information systems company, which will allow member communities to develop detailed reports for a specific client.  Following the formal meeting, attendees toured United Stationers.

 

The next meeting of the South Central Illinois Growth Alliance is scheduled for tonight , with dinner at 5:30 PM and the meeting following.  This month's meeting will feature a presentation by Ric Golding, Clinton County representative to the Tourism Bureau of Southwestern Illinois, who will be explaining a new initiative called: Carlyle Lake Prairie View Trail, that will affect the counties of Bond, Fayette, Clinton, and Marion.

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SPORTS

JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Mulberry Grove Lady Eagles at Vandalia Invitational Tournament

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 

Greenville Lady Comets beat Vandalia 7-2


OBITUARIES

GYNETH HALFORD

 

87 year-old Gyneth Halford, of Greenville, passed away Saturday Sept. 20th.  Funeral services for Gyneth Halford will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 25th, at the Greenville Free Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Donnell Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville from 5:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Greenville College or the Greenville Free Methodist Church.


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