3-20-2009

 




 

IDOT AWARDS CONTRACTS FOR LOCAL ROAD AND BRIDGE PROJECTS

 

According to 51st District State Senator Kyle McCarter, state transportation officials have awarded contracts for three projects in Bond County.  Two projects include resurfacing Pokey Road from the North Frontage Road of I-70 to O'Fallon Street in Pocahontas and placing shoulders along two curves on Illinois Rt. 140 between Terrapin Ridge Road and Shawnee Road.  The contracts, valued at $287,527, were awarded to Christ Brothers Asphalt of Lebanon.

 

Replacement of the Rt. 140/127 bridge over Little Shoal Creek, a project worth $1.3 million, was awarded to the Killian Corporation of Mascoutah. 

 

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WATCH OUT THIS SEASON, NOT JUST FLOWERS ARE SPRINGING UP

 

With Spring approaching, not only are the flowers springing up, but so are the home repair scam artists. The Madison County Sheriff's Department has issued a warning to residents to be wary of companies or contractors who go door to door to do home repairs. The Sheriff's Department has already received one report of a possible victim of a driveway scam. There are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself. Ask the company for references, beware of asphalt already loaded on a truck offered at a discount, demand a written contract and make sure you understand it before you sign it, be cautious of companies that want advance payments, be sure the entire cost is specified and do not let someone you do not know into your home. If you feel that you may be a victim of a scam, call your local law enforcement agency to report it.



BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR UGANDA

 

At the Bond County Community Unit #2 Board of Education meeting, the board approved the purchase of a 2005 Ford Freestar Van from Tri-Ford at a price of less than $12,000. They approved a Reduction-in-Force measure that may lead to the dismissal of several employees and they approved the 2009-2010 school calendar. It was announced that the Greenville High School Council's "Schools 4 Schools" project has raised more that $4,500 to help the rebuilding of schools in Uganda, Africa. After closed session, the board announced the re-hiring of Building Administers Gary Brauns, Bill Carpenter, Kevin Cochrane, Scott Pasley, Wendy Porter and Eric Swingler. Swingler was also named as the District 504 Coordinator. The board also hired Keith Kistler as the boys tennis coach.

 

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REGIONAL DAIRY JUDGING CONTEST AT FAIRGROUNDS IN APRIL

 

The University of Illinois is hosting the annual Regional Dairy Judging contest, Saturday, April 18, at the Bond County Fairgrounds.  Registration starts at 9:30 AM and the judging begins at 10:00 AM.  You must pre-register with the Extension office by April 10, at 664-3665.  Volunteers are needed and all southern Illinois 4-H and FFA members are invited to participate.

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SPORTS

KASKASKIA COLLEGE LADIES BASKETBALL TEAM ON A ROLL

 

The Kaskaskia College Blue Angels ladies basketball team is playing for the chance to go to the championship game in the NJCAA Division 1 national tournament.  The Blue Angels beat Connors State College of Oklahoma 74-60 and will play Central Arizona College Friday at 6PM in Salina Kansas, the winner will advance to the championship game.  The Blue Angels had a great regular season going 25-6 overall and 16-0 in the conference. 


OBITUARIES

HERBERT M. SUESS

 

Herbert M. Suess, age 95, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, March 17, at Faith Care Center.  Funeral services for Herbert Suess will be Monday, March 23, at 1:00 PM at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will follow in Highland City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from noon to 1:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to St. Jacob United Church of Christ Heritage Hall or donor's choice.

 

KENNETH E. MICHAEL

 

Kenneth E. Michael, age 84, of Highland, passed away Monday, March 16, at Cambridge House in Maryville, Illinois.  There will be no funeral services for Kenneth E. Michael.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - Cloudy with a 30% chance of showers or thunder storms, high in the mid 50's

SUNDAY - Mostly cloudy, high 60, low 50


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us this Sunday for Public Affairs. Our Guest this week is Tony Koonce with the Honor Flight Memorial.  He'll give us details on how local veterans can take part of this national organization.  That's Public Affairs this Sunday following your noon Bond County Area News on WGEL.


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