03-05-2009

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HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO RECEIVE STIMULUS MONEY

 

The Bond County Board met in regular session Tuesday Morning. The Bond County Highway Department will receive $25,000 from the federal economic stimulus funds.  These are not grants. The funds will be received through a reimbursable process where either the Illinois Department of Transportation or the local agency provides the initial funding required for each project. This means the Highway Department must pay for the project first and then be reimbursed.  The County Engineer will have to provide a list of projects that fit within the economic stimulus guidelines by March 25th to receive the funds.   

 

In other business, McCormick asked the board for county aid on several projects.  The board approved $2,000 in county aid to go toward the bridge repair on Gum Avenue. County Highway Department will pay the other half of $2000.  Mulberry Grove Township had two culverts washed out and will need to be replaced, costing the City of Mulberry Grove $13,500. The county has agreed to provide county aid for these projects. A final project, in Mulberry Grove, receiving county aid will be replacement of the culvert on Laurel Avenue for a cost of $3,000. 

 

Zoning Administrator George Shaw asked the board if they would provide a Small Rural Business Special Use Permit to Jay Wade of Lagrange Township, for him to establish a hunting dog facility.  The business will be used for training pointing and retrieving dogs.  Board member Gerald McCray approved the permit with the board all in favor.

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HOILES DAVIS MUSEUM TO BE IN COOK BOOK

 

The Bond County Historical Society met recently. Society President Sharon Grimes said that the society will participate in a cookbook project that is endorsed by the National Road Association of Illinois. Professional Artist David Badger will sketch buildings and places in Greenville and along the National Road, particularly Bond County. The drawings will be compiled for the cookbook. A recipe is then selected to go with the drawing. For example, the Hoiles Davis Museum will decide on a recipe to accompany their drawing.  She added that they are wanting to get 50 to 60 places involved and that each participant gets to keep the original drawing.

 

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SHIMKUS TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN VANDALIA

 

Congressman John Shimkus will be available to meet his constituents at the Vandalia City Hall, Friday, March 13, from 2:00 - 3:30 PM.  Appointments are not necessary, but help keep waiting times to a minimum.  You can schedule an appointment by calling 618-344-3065.

 


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GREENVILLE INMATE PLEADS GUILTY

 

According to United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Courtney Cox, an inmate from FCI in Greenville pled guilty to possession of contraband by a federal inmate.  32 year-old Christopher Benson was immediately sentenced to 37 months' imprisonment, to be followed by three years supervised release.  November 11, correctional officers at FCI in Greenville discovered an ice pick type weapon in Benson's cell underneath his locker.


MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MONDAY

 

The Mulberry Grove Village Board is scheduled to meet Monday, March 9, at 7:00 PM, at the Village Hall.  An engineer from HMG should be at the meeting to present an update on the water main project and additional work to be completed.


SPORTS

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SECTIONAL RESULTS

 

Breese Central defeated Columbia last night with a score of 50 - 26.  The Comets will play Breese Central Friday night in the Sectional final.  You can hear that game live on WGEL Radio Friday night at 7:30. 



OBITUARIES

DEAN INGLES

 

Dean Ingles, age 72, of Sorento, passed away Monday, March 2, in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  Funeral services for Dean Ingles will be Friday at 11:00 AM, at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.


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