9-04-2008

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ILLINOIS LANDMARK CLOSING

 

In less then a month, an Illinois landmark will be closing its doors. David Blanchet, Spokesman for the Illinois Preservation Agency said the Vandalia State House, Illinois’ first Capitol, will be closing as of October 1, 2008. It will remain closed until the end of the fiscal year and then possibly open for occasional events. The reason for the closing is due to state budget cuts.


HUMANE SOCIETY APPLYING FOR GRANT

 

The Bond County Humane Society has had a busy month. Not only are they getting ready for Paws in the Park, they are also in the middle of applying for a grant so they will be able to build a new facility. We talked to Humane Society Volunteer Vicki Cook. She said the Humane Society is preparing a grant application through Rural Development.  If they receive the grant, it will be used for startup costs for a new building. They are hoping for a permanent building to assist cats and dogs. About $250,000 will be needed for the new building. The Bond County Humane Society is a 100 percent volunteer agency for assistance with cats and dogs.


MANDATORY DRUG TESTS FOR MADISON COUNTY POLICE

 

Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz is pleased to announce the results of the yearly mandatory drug testing of Sheriff's Office employees.  On Thursday, August 21,

25 employees were tested, at random, at Sheriff's Office headquarters.  The employees were from all divisions including Jail Officers, Patrol, Detectives, Dispatchers and Administration. None of the employees tested positive for drug use. The public should be aware of this program and the results, to have confidence in the Sheriff's Office and its employees. Sheriff Hertz says the public has the right to know and believe that employees of the Madison County Sheriff's Office, who are charged with enforcing the laws of this state, are drug free

 


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ABE LINCOLN ENVELOPE DESIGN CONTEST

 

The Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission has announced a statewide envelope design contest.  Contestants can be from Kindergarten to adult, with the winning designs to be featured on special limited-edition envelopes. These envelopes will be sold before and during the February 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial. Contest entries will be accepted through November 1, 2008. For more information go to the website at:www.lincoln200.net.


SPORTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF

 

Greenville boys golf team played Wednesday in Oak Brook.

Edwardsville 141, Granite City 158, Triad 167, Greenville 199.

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF

 

The Greenville Lady Comets golf team took third in a meet yesterday,

Litchfield 188, Staunton 198, Greenville 256.

 

The Lady Comets will play Marquette, Highland, and Alton at Highland

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

 

Mulberry Grove hosts Beecher City

 

The Lady Comets volleyball team started their season 1-0 with a win over East Alton Wood River on Tuesday.  Greenville will next play today as they host Roxana. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

 

Greenville at Teutopolis

 

HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN FOOTBALL

 

Greenville at Carlyle

 

JUNIOR HIGH SOFTBALL

 

Mulberry Grove hosts Highland St. Paul

 

JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

 

Greenville hosts Staunton

 

Mulberry Grove hosts Highland St. Paul

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

 

Greenville at Teutopolis

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

 

Mulberry Grove at Teutopolis


OBITUARIES

VIRGINIA HOILES

 

Virginia Hoiles, of Greenville, passed away August 6th, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. Memorial services for Virginia Hoiles will be Saturday, September 6th, at 11:00 AM, at Montrose Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Oaks Nursing Home Activities Department or the Greenville Public Library.  The Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

ALFRED F. JOHNSON

 

97 year-old Alfred F. Johnson of Mulberry Grove, formerly of Anderson, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, September 3rd, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. A Memorial service for

Alfred Johnson will be held at a later date. The Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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