DONNEWALD DISTRIBUTION CENTER TO LOCATE IN GREENVILLE
There is more good economic news for Greenville. WGEL spoke with Assistant City Manager Lisa Stephens who told us that Greenville has been chosen as the site for the new Donnewald Beer and Non-alcoholic Distribution Center. Stephens said the new 90,000 - 130,000 square foot facility should provide 80 - 90 new jobs for the area. Construction is slated to begin in July or August 2009 and should be completed in July or August 2010. Donnewald, a family operated business, was pleased with the enterprise zone and Industrial Park Conservation TIF available at Greenville and Lisa added that the passage of the alcohol referendum helped in the final decision to select Greenville as the location for the new facility.
MULBERRY GROVE WATER LINE PROJECT COMPLETE
The Mulberry Grove Village Board met earlier this week. It was reported that the water line replacement project in the village is just about finished. The snowstorm stopped work temporally but workers were finishing installation of some of the lines Monday.
The board gave its approval for two city employees to attend a technology conference in Effingham, February 17 - 19.
The next village board meeting will be March 2, at 7:00 PM.
PICTURING AMERICA AWARDS
Three local schools and three local libraries have received Picturing America Awards. Picturing America is a program from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help communities connect to our nation’s history through artwork. Recipients receive art reproductions, lesson plans, online resources and a teacher's resource book. The artwork includes images of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Paul Revere and our national parks. Local schools receiving the award include Greenville Jr. High School, Vandalia Junior and Senior High School, and Mater Dei Catholic High School. The local libraries are Carlyle's Case-Halstead Library, Highland's Louis Latzer Memorial Library and St. Elmo's Public Library.