2-9-2009

bradford

 

ATHLETIC COMPLEX TO BE COMPLETE THIS SPRING

 

Bond County Unit #2 Building and Grounds Committee met recently.  The committee recommended approval for an asbestos abatement for the Ag Building. The camera system was also recommended for approval, costing $45,000. The committee recommended the roof replacement at Pocahontas Center for $175,000.  These projects will be taken to the School Board for consideration at the February regular meeting.

 

Progress on the athletic complex has a tentative completion date.  The track surface is down and the installer will need four to five days above 50 degrees for stripping and sealing.  The football goals have been purchased.  The purchase and installation of the PA system and a final confirmation on scoreboards will complete Phase 1. 

 

Phases 2 and 3 include the press box, the locker room addition, and electrical work.  The pole lights are operational and the brick mason should be on site this week.  The project is estimated to be completed the end of March, in time for spring sports.       

 

 

 

SCHOCK AND SHIMKUS INTRODUCE BILL MANDATING SPECIAL ELECTIONS

 

Last week, Congressmen Aaron Schock and John Shimkus, both from Illinois, introduced the Ethical and Legal Elections for Congressional Transitions Act.  The act requires that within 90 days of a vacancy in a United States Senate seat, a special election would occur to elect someone to fill such a vacancy.  The Governor or State Legislature may still fill a vacancy with an appointment, however, that person must run in the special election to maintain control of that seat.  The act also allows for a primary election, if needed, and assistance with the cost, to be shared 50 - 50 between the state and federal government.

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THREE KILLED IN EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT

 

An early Thursday morning crash on Interstate 255, just south of I-270, claimed the lives of three people and sent two more to the hospital. The crash occurred around 1:30 AM. According to the Madison County Coroner's office, Newton M. Kenne, age 46, of St. Louis, Missouri was allegedly driving northbound in the southbound lanes of traffic. Kenne's vehicle struck a 2008 Chevy Aveo, driven by Tawanda Jackson, age 32, of Murfreesboro, TN, formerly of St. Louis. The accident killed Tawanda Jackson, her 9 year-old son Arnold Jackson and a third passenger in the Jackson car, Jon Moss, age 28, of Delwood, Missouri. 11 year-old Takia Jackson was taken to a St. Louis area hospital in critical condition. Newton Keene, the alleged driver of the car going the wrong way on I-255, sustained injuries and was transported to a St. Louis hospital for treatment. According to Metro News Source, 46 year-old Newton M. Keene, of St. Louis, has been charged with six counts of aggravated driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more, which results in a death, among several other charges. Keene's bond has been set at one million dollars.

 




TOWNSHIP ROAD COMMISSIONER INDICTED

 

June D. Bailey, age 71, of Cisne, Illinois, in Wayne County, was indicted February 3, by a federal grand jury, for mail fraud involving the deprivation of right to honest services of the Berry Township Road Commissioner.  The indictment alleges that Bailey, as the Berry Township Road Commissioner, engaged in a scheme to defraud the General Services Administration and the residents of Berry Township.  Bailey allegedly acquired numerous pieces of federal surplus property, including sixteen FEMA travel trailer/campers that were not used by Berry Township but were used personally by Bailey and sold to family members and friends.  The offense carries a maximum penalty of up to twenty years in prison, three years supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000 and mandatory restitution.


SHOAL CREEK FIRE DISTRICT PERSONNEL ATTEND TRAINING SESSION

 

Brett Kunkel, Donald Sturgeon, David Lynch, and Dorine Price, of the Shoal Creek Fire Protection District, attended the 24th annual Administration Training Session, January 31, in Collinsville.  The classes prepare both new and experienced fire district officials, to better understand their duties, the timetable for performing those duties, and the legal requirements for the operation of a fire district.  New state legislation was also covered.


BOND COUNTY HOME EXTENSION HOSTS BELGIUM BANQUET

 

The Bond County Homemaker's Extension held its annual Belgium banquet in the Family Life Center of the First Christian Church.  Thirty-nine people attended and enjoyed delicious Belgium dishes and desserts.  Belgium colors decorated the room and each attendee wore a Belgium flag nametag.  Al and Emily Moore presented a slide show of their travels to Holland and Belgium.  Thanks to all who helped make this an enjoyable and memorable evening.

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SPORTS

COMETS GET 20TH WIN

 

The Greenville High School boys basketball Comets have reached the 20 win plateau. The Comets again came from behind to defeat the Carlyle Indians 62-46 at home Saturday night. The Comets trailed by 5 midway through the 3rd quarter then outscored the Indians by 21 points the rest of the way to improve to 20-3 for the season. The Comets next play a makeup game at home Monday night against Pana. Listen to the game live on WGEL 101.7FM.


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