FATALITY FROM SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
At 9:15 PM Wednesday, February 18th, Montgomery County 911 received a report of a single vehicle accident on Donnellson Avenue, approximately 1/10 of a mile east of the Village of Panama. Montgomery County Sheriff's Officers, Shoal Creek Firemen, and Hillsboro Area Ambulance responded to the scene.
A 2001 Ford pick-up truck, driven by Michael J. Allen, age 36, of Sorento had been traveling eastbound when it left the roadway and crashed into the north ditch. Hillsboro Ambulance transported Michael Allen to the Hillsboro Area Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased by Montgomery County Coroner, Rick Broaddus.
The accident is under investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and County Coroner.
GREENVILLE AIRPORT AUTHORITY BOARD TO SEEK NEW MEMBER
The Sheriff's report was approved at this week's Bond County Board meeting. The Sheriff's Department earned $3,043 in fees and received $2,815 for the month of January.
The three-year appointment term of Jerry Wall will expire on March 20th. Mr Wall has served on the Greenville Airport Authority Board for over twenty years and has decided not to seek re-appointment. The County Board is taking recommendations for anyone interested in this position and will be discussed at the next board meeting.
The Village of Smithboro requested a polling machine for the upcoming village election. The polling machines are currently located in Pleasant Mound. Voters have to drive a maximum of five miles to vote. County Clerk Randy Reitz said it would be ideal to have 25 polling machines for 25 precincts but they are currently doing the best they can with 15 polling machines. The board did not take any action on this matter.
Effective April 30th, the term of Fire District Trustee Jerry Landolt expires. The Board of Trustees of the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Protection District requested that Jerry Landolt be reappointed to a 3-year term beginning May 1st. If there are no other recommendations the County will approve the request at the next meeting.
Finally, State's Attorney Chris Bauer informed the board that he would like to purchase ten digital cameras from Wil-O-Th-Wind Radio Shack, to place in squad cars around the county totaling $1299. He would also like to make a $500 donation to Pat King at the Bond County Health Board to use toward a seminar with 8th grade girls in support of promoting a positive self-image. The monies would be taken from the Anti-Crime Account. The board approved.