02-27-2009

 




 

BONDS PASSED WITH KPD

 

The Kingsbury Park District met recently in special session to discuss and accept the general obligation bonds for $350,000.  The board accepted the motion with a 4-zero vote.  The board also authorized Executive Director Jerry Sauerwein to initiate discussions with the City of Greenville regarding interests of common concern with the outcome of Dewey Street litigation to ensure adequate time to meet and discuss all issues with the city.

 

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LOCAL MUSICIAN RELEASES SOLO CD

 

A local musician is making his solo debut tonight. Blues singer Jeff Chapman will release his solo CD project tonight at Mabry’s in Greenville.  The CD, which consists of ten original songs, will be for sale at tonight's event. CD’s may also be purchased online at cdbaby.com.

Come out and support local musician Jeff Chapman. Doors open at 7:30 tonight at Mabry’s in Greenville.



FUEL STORAGE TANK PROTECTION BILL

 

Illinois State Representative John Cavaletto recently announced the passage of the Underground Storage Tank Protection Bill to protect funds that are used to help clean up leaking underground storage tanks. According to Cavaletto, in previous years monies designated to the fund were diverted for other purposes during former Governor Rod Blagojevich's administration. Since 2003, more than $54 million has been swept from the fund causing hardship for environmental companies in Illinois that clean up dangerous leaking storage tanks. The legislation will next be voted on by the full House of Representatives.

 

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MORE THAN A MILLION ILLINOIS TAXPAYERS HAVE E-FILED RETURNS

 

Nearly 1.2 million taxpayers have chosen to file their Illinois tax returns electronically during the first month of the filing season.  This represents a 13 percent increase over the same period last year.  Filing electronically dramatically reduces the amount of paper used and the energy needed to print, mail, and handle all the paper.  You may file electronically at tax.illinois.gov, through your tax preparer, or by purchasing a tax preparation program. 


 

SPORTS

COMETS IN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TONIGHT

 

The Greenville Comets boys basketball team will play in the regional championship tonight.  The Comets will take on Pana at 7:30.  The Comets and Pana Panthers had split their meetings during the regular season.  If the Comets win they’ll advance to the sectional in Vandalia next week, and you can hear the game live here on WGEL tonight. 


OBITUARIES

IRENE M. HOLTGRAVE

 

Irene M. Holtgrave, age 86, of Germantown, passed away Wednesday, February 25, at Aviston Countryside Manor.  A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Irene Holtgrave will be Saturday at 10:00 AM, at St. Boniface Church in Germantown.  Burial will be in St. Felicitas Cemetery.  Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, and Saturday, from 8:00 - 9:45 AM, at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.  Memorials are suggested to Mater Dei High School.

 

SARA E. SPIES

 

Sara E. Spies, age 20, of Trenton, passed away Monday, February 23, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services for Sara Spies will be Friday at 10:00 AM, at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.  Burial will be in Trenton Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 - 9:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM until time of service, at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to her family.

 

ALAN L. BLUNT

 

Alan L. Blunt, age 47, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, February 25, at his home. Graveside funeral services for Alan Blunt will be at 11:15 AM Saturday. The family will receive friends at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville from 10:00 -11:00 AM Saturday.  Memorials may be made to the family.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - 65% chance of light snow, high 32, low 16

SUNDAY - Sunny, high 33, low 17


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for Public Affairs.  We'll talk to local entrepreneur Scott Darnell.  After an accident changed his life, he has been working hard to improve mobility options for wheelchair-bound individuals.  For more on Scott's accomplishments and future plans, tune in to Public Affairs this Sunday following your noon Bond County Area News on WGEL.


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