ONE PERSON TRAPPED IN VEHICLE IN WATER
At 7:38 Wednesday morning, the Bond County Sheriff's Department was notified that one person was trapped in a vehicle, in the water, on Ripson Bridge Avenue. Sheriff's Deputies, Bond County EMS, Greenville Firemen, and Shoal Creek Firemen were all on the scene and rescued the driver Bev Klein. According to Sheriff Jeff Brown, the water was higher then she suspected, and rose up to the car windows trapping her in. Shoal Creek Fireman and Greenville Fire Protection used wetsuits and a boat in the rescue. There were no injuries; the car is a total loss.
PROGRESS ON HEALTH BOARD BUILDING IN RIGHT DIRECTION
At the most recent Bond County Health Board meeting, the board started with a building update. Korte representatives were on hand to inform the board that the project is moving along. Ellinger-Winfield has completed the concrete on the north end and are ready to start framing walls. Ellinger-Winfield is anxious to get trusses and finish the concrete on the south end. The January payment request of $257,257 has been submitted by Ellinger-Winfield. Maxine Barth presented the board with all the interior samples, such as tile, carpet and paint. The board was pleased with the selections.
In the financial report, $315,000 was transferred from the money market to pay Ellinger-Winfield and Korte Construction.
In other business, flu patient numbers are down. 34 total tests have been given and five have tested positive. At this time last year 35-tested positive.
DONNEWALD DISTRIBUTING PURCHASES LAND FROM CITY
According to Greenville City Manager Dave Willey, the forty acres on which Donnewald will be building their distribution center, in the Greenville Wolf Industrial Park, will be made up of 23.9 acres the city of Greenville already owns in the east end of the park plus an additional 16.2 acres the city has agreed to buy from Don Rogier for 15 thousand dollars an acre. The city has asked the Bond County Board to help with the land purchase.