1-19-2009

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KASKASKIA COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH SIUE

 

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met Thursday, January 15.  The college expanded its articulation agreements with Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville for a Pre-Engineering Program, allowing students to begin coursework at KC and complete a BS of Science program in Engineering at SIUE. 

 

According to Director of Adult Education Lisa Atkins, the Kaskaskia College Adult Education and Literacy Department is one of 13 recipients of an Adult Education Bridge Grant from the Illinois Community College Board.

 

The board approved the re-establishment and implementation of the student loan program.  They rejected bids for the purchase of recycling containers and approved the vendors to provide computer lab furniture and audio-visual presentation carts and wide-screen flat panel LCD HGTV's.  The board also approved the disposal of surplus equipment and set February 5 as a special board meeting to approve bids for the construction of the new fitness center.


HOUSING GRANT AND NATIONAL ROAD RECOGNITION FOR GREENVILLE

 

There was good news on two fronts at the most recent Greenville City Council meeting.  Greenville will once again receive a housing rehabilitation grant form the Illinois Housing Development Authority.  The grant is in the amount of 168,000 dollars, and can be used anywhere in the city limits.  It was said that the city will make an announcement at a later date to let interested individuals know when they can complete an application to be considered for the funding.  The formal grant award will happen later this month. 

 

But that was not the only good news.  Buildings, statues, monuments and homes in Greenville and Bond County are being recognized by the National Road Association.  The association is compiling an Art and Architecture driving tour of the 100 most interesting and significant sites on the National Road.  Executive Director John Goldsmith said that Greenville has the most sites of any single town included on the National Road in Illinois.  Goldsmith also said the National Road Kiosk program may start putting up the kiosks this summer.     

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SKIMKUS NOMINATES 18 TO MILITARY ACADEMIES

 

Congressman John Shimkus has nominated 18 young men and women from the 19th District to U. S. Military Academies.  "These young men and women have shown outstanding leadership, scholarship, and athletic achievements," Shimkus said.  Local nominees include David Brooks of Greenville to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Austin Keeton and Kyle Reed of Troy to the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Ariel Strasser of Highland to the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.

 

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RINGING IN LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

 

Churches, schools, and other institutions and business with bells or chimes are encouraged to help ring in Lincoln's birthday at noon Central Time on Thursday, February 12.  "Bell ringing is a way that communities throughout history have recognized significant events," said Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Chair Marilyn Kushak.  Simultaneous bell ringing across Illinois allows everyone with a bell to be part of this audible tribute to Lincoln and his lasting legacy.  In addition, businesses and institutions with marquee signs are encouraged to use those signs to convey birthday greetings to our 16th President.


BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 HIGH SCHOOL BAND MAY TRAVEL TO ORLANDO

 

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education is scheduled to meet Tuesday, January 20, at 7:00 PM, in the Unit Office Conference Room.  Agenda items include authorization for the high school concert band and chorus trip to Orlando, Florida, action on board policies and board of education goals for the district. 


JURORS NEED NOT REPORT

 

From the Bond County Courthouse,  Jurors who were scheduled to report Tuesday, January 20, do NOT need to report for jury duty. 


VFW TO SPONSOR BLOOD DRIVE

 

Greenville VFW Post 1377 is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive Monday, January 19 m, from 3:00 - 7:00 PM, at the Post on South Fourth Street in Greenville.  Prospective donors must present identification, such as a Red Cross donor's card or a driver's license, prior to donating.

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