KINGSBURY PARK DISTRICT DISCUSSES CLOSING THE PARK POOL
At the most recent Kingsbury Park District Board meeting, the big discussion was the future of the pool. It was reported that attendance was down by almost one thousand people, with a deficit of almost thirty thousand dollars. A major decision will be to either close the pool or update and add some new features to increase attendance. Jerry Sauerwein said the updates would cost a considerable amount of money but would be worth it if it brought the attendance back up. The board would like to hear from the community regarding what should be done with the pool.
Flag football registration forms are now available and can be picked up at the park office.
BURNING TRASH CAUSES GRASS FIRE IN ROYAL LAKE
Smithboro Firemen were paged to a report of a field fire Saturday afternoon, January 17, on Nebraska Street in Royal Lake. According to Fire Chief Dale Deverick, a resident was burning some trash when the wind blew burning materials into a vacant lot igniting some grass. The fire spread to a neighbor's yard and threatened a home. Firemen were on the scene for at least an hour and extinguished the blaze with minimal damage.
LOCAL QUEEN RECEIVES RUBY CRUM AWARD
Lauren Gall, 2008 Bond County Fair Queen, competed this past weekend in the Miss Illinois County Fair Pageant at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. Lauren received the Ruby Crum Memorial Award for charm and enthusiasm. Congratulations Lauren.