BOND COUNTY BOARD MAKES ICIT DECISION
The Bond County Board met in regular session Tuesday night. Although the board was light, with only three members at the meeting, there was a lot of business addressed. After months of deliberation, the board decoded to stay with Illinois County Insurance Trust as the insurance provider for the county.
Zoning Administrator George Shaw told the board that Keystone Pipeline Company was interested in putting up a 10 meter tower along the pipeline in Tamalco Township. Keystone Representative Paul Turvey, from Kansas City, was at the meeting. Turvey explained that the tower is consistent with other towers along the pipeline and sends instant updates on productivity. The board approved the tower placement.
The board also approved the rezoning of a lot, located in section 8 in Old Ripley, from a residential to a commercial classification.
In other business, Ben Kettlekamp was approved to the Airport Authority and Brett Kunkel was reappointed to the Shoal Creek Fire Protection District.
Animal Control Administrator Dr. Stowe, presented this year's rabies report. He was pleased to announce there were no reports of rabies in Bond County.
LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER CHAMPIONSHIP
Some may call them motor mouths and they say that they have a language all to themselves but many in the business of livestock understand them perfectly. The 46th annual World Livestock Auctioneer Championship takes place in Fergus Falls, Minnesota on June 13. The contest will be an actual sale of about 4000 cattle, with 33 auctioneers competing to see who is the best. The contest is sponsored and conducted by the Livestock Marketing Association of Kansas City, Missouri.
GRASS FIRE IN ROYAL LAKE SPREADS TO HOUSE
Smithboro Firemen were dispatched Tuesday afternoon to a report of a fire on Arkansas Avenue in Royal Lake. According to Fire Chief Dale Deverick, a cigarette apparently ignited grass along Arkansas Avenue. Before firemen arrived, the fire spread to a house, causing some damage to the siding. The home was occupied, but no injuries were reported. A total of about two acres of grass and brush were burned. Mulberry Grove Firemen responded to provide mutual aid. Firemen were on the scene for about an hour.