03-02-2009

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ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES SUNDAY MORNING

 

Bond County Officers responded early Sunday morning to a single vehicle accident on Millersburg Road. Joshua P. McCario, age 17, of Greenville, was southbound on Millersburg Road when his 1998 Ford pick-up ran off the left side of the road. He overcorrected, causing his truck to overturn. The truck overturned multiple times, coming to rest on its wheels. Bond County EMS transported McCario to Greenville Regional Hospital. He was later ARCHed by helicopter to a hospital in St. Louis.


PENNIES FOR POVERTY

 

When Pocahontas teacher, Ms. Slape's fourth grade class was asked to write about their dreams, two students didn't just write, they made them come true.  It started as a writing assignment for the Martin Luther King holiday and Logan Niehaus and Alex Calvin decided that "Pennies for Poverty" would be their dream.  The kids asked the principal if they could ask students to bring in pennies and raise money for a charity.  The students put up signs and collected coffee cans to hold the money.  The event lasted about three weeks and

the Pocahontas School raised $438.06 that was donated to the United Methodist Church food pantry. 


KASKASKIA COLLEGE NEW TUITION RATES

 

At the Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees most recent meeting, the college was commended for being awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for energy conservation design of the Hazel-Simmons Kelly Education Building on the Vandalia Campus.  KC is the first public community college in Illinois to receive this certification. 

 

KC will house an International Trade Center at the Workforce Center in downtown Centralia.  The center will provide services to businesses to increase their success in exporting products throughout the global marketplace.

 

The board approved ratification of several projects at the Vandalia Campus, Agricultural Facility, Fitness Center, East St. Louis Campus, and the KC Main Campus.

 

New tuition rates were approved effective summer 2009.  In-district tuition will be $70.00 per credit hour, out-of-district $135.00 per credit hour, and out-of-state / international $310.00 per credit hour.  Tuition waivers were approved for unemployed individuals enrolling in classes and tuition reductions and for students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours.

 

 

ILLINOIS PRODUCTS EXPO AT STATE FAIRGROUNDS

The 2009 Illinois Products Expo will be March 7 & 8 in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.  The 11th annual "Food and Cooking Extravaganza" features products from state agribusiness and wineries.  Samples are free but there is a $4.00 admission charge.  Children ten and younger are admitted free.  The Expo will be open Saturday, March 7, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Sunday, March 8, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

 

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STUDENT CHARGED WITH ALLEGED DISORDERLY CONDUCT

 

A Bond County Unit #2 student was charged with alleged aggravated battery in January for allegedly causing bodily harm to another student.  The 16 year-old is accused of pulling the hair and punching an 18 year-old student in the face.  She is also charged with alleged disorderly conduct when she caused the alleged disturbance while getting off the bus.



LEAD EXPOSURE LINKED TO LOW SCORES AND VIOLENT BEHAVIOR

 

According to the Center for Disease Control, Illinois leads the nation in childhood lead poisoning.  A report released by Loyola University's Childlaw Center shows a correlation between childhood lead exposure and academic struggles in high school.  The study, based upon data extending back to the 1950s, includes public health records, education records, and criminal information.  The study correlated patterns of students' academic struggles and crime and violence directly with neighborhood patterns of lead-contaminated housing.  The conclusion that lead contributes to the "achievement gap" and violent behavior is difficult to deny and the study shows that youthful lead poisoning has effects that extend far into adulthood.

 


 

SHIMKUS SEEKING ART CONTEST ENTRIES

 

Congressman John Shimkus is seeking entries for the 2009 Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery."  The contest is open to high school students who live in or attend a school in the 19th District.  The winning entry will be displayed in Washington DC and the winner will have the opportunity to go to Washington DC for a special ceremony.  Friday, April 24 is the deadline for entries.  Information is available at high schools, any of Shimkus' offices, or by calling 217-492-5090.


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION AT GREENVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

Children, who are five years old on or before September 1, 2009, are eligible for kindergarten enrollment.  Greenville Elementary School will conduct kindergarten screening and pre-registration on Tuesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 26, from 3:30 - 7:00 PM.  Parents should bring a birth certificate and immunization record.  Call Shari at 664-3117 to schedule a screening time.

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SPORTS

COMETS WIN REGIONAL 

The Greenville Comets boys basketball team will advance to the sectional tournament in Vandalia.  Friday night, the Comets won the Pana Regional Tournament with a victory over the tournament host Pana Panthers.  Once again, the Comets are Regional Champions and will go on to play Staunton in the first round of the sectional tournament in Vandalia, Tuesday night.


OBITUARIES

MARY L WOKER 

Mary L. Woker, age 80, of Greenville, formerly of Smithboro, passed away Saturday, February 28, at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for Mary Woker will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may call today from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

OTTO ARENTSEN

87 year-old  Otto Arentsen of Trenton passed away Saturday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral Services for Otto Arentsen will be 10am Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton. Internment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4PM until 9PM and Tuesday from 8am until 9:45am at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.

 

WILLIAM F. "BILL" WILLEFORD

 

William F. "Bill" Willeford, age 84, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, February 28, at Lake Point Medical Center in Rowlett, Texas.  Funeral arrangements for Bill Willeford are pending at the Young Funeral Home in Greenville.


 

 

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