03-24-2009

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GREENVILLE MAN NOMINATED BY GOVERNOR

 

Governor Pat Quinn has nominated a Greenville man to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Ed McMillan’s name was one of several names put forward to the Governor by the University of Illinois Alumni Association.  Trustees are responsible for approving the financial funding for the university, hiring the president of the university and ultimately establishing tuition.   McMillan says he is not actively involved in politics but is appreciative of the nomination.  The nomination will now go to the Senate where the final appointment will be made.


SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER IN FAYETTE COUNTY

 

District 12 Illinois State Police, Bond County EMS, Fayette County Sheriffs Department Officers, and Mulberry Grove Firemen responded Sunday at 4:00 PM to a single car accident on I-70 at the 54 mile-marker in the westbound lanes.  According to the ISP report, Angenette Wright, age 44, of Kansas City, Missouri was westbound in a 1996 BMW when the car skidded off the right side of the road struck and went over a guardrail, and rolled over several times down a steep embankment.  Wright was ejected from the car.  According to Mulberry Grove Fire Chief Dwight Volkmar, Bond County EMS transported Wright to the Mulberry Grove Firehouse where she was transferred to ARCH helicopter and taken to St. Louis University Hospital with serious injuries.  According to Illinois State Police, Wright was cited for alleged driving while license revoked, failure to wear a seat belt, and improper lane usage.


SENIOR CENTER COULD BENEFIT FROM STIMULUS

 

Anna Oestreich, from the Bond County Senior Center, recently told the Bond County Board about the stimulus package benefits that the county might receive.  It hasn’t been finally approved but the center was contacted by IDOT a few weeks ago and told that there is some funding available through the stimulus benefits package for equipment. Oestreich submitted a request for funding for computer equipment and vehicles, and the most costly project, a bus storage and wash facility.  IDOT has contacted the senior center with news that it is possible they will receive the funds.  This has not been finalized, but they do have the materials and they are looking at it very seriously.  The vehicle storage and wash facility project would cost $1.2 million dollars and could possibly be funded one hundred percent through the stimulus package. 

 


NEW MULBERRY GROVE SUPERINTENDENT

 

Mike Gauch was recently hired to be the Mulberry Grove Superintendent for the 2009-2010 school year. Mr. Gauch, who resides in Mulberry Grove, had previously been the Principal for the Mulberry Grove Junior/Senior High School for six years. He spent the last year in the Breese school system. Gauch added he looks forward to returning to working with people with whom he had a great experience and this way he can be more involved with his children. Gauch will take over for Superintendent Greg Irwin, July 1st.


BOND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY REQUESTS FUNDS FOR UPCOMING SHOW

 

The City of Greenville Tourism Committee will meet Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 PM at the Municipal Building.  The agenda includes funding requests by the Bond County Historical Society Quilt Show and AgapeFest 2009.

 




SPORTS

KASKASKIA COLLEGE LADY BLUE ANGELS FINISH GREAT SEASON

 

The Kaskaskia College Lady Blue Angels basketball team finished the best season in their history with a fourth place finish in their first visit to the national tournament after coming up short against the Chipola College Lady Indians 81 - 74.  The Blue Angels finished the conference season undefeated and 27-8 overall. 


OBITUARIES

MARY ANN ROLFINGSMEYER

 

Mary Ann Rolfingsmeyer, age 75, of Breese, passed away Saturday, March 21, at Carlyle Health Care Center. Funeral services for Mary Ann Rolfingsmeyer will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 24, at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Internment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 - 9:00 PM and Tuesday from 8:00 - 10:45 AM at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials may be made to Mater Dei High School or St. Dominic Church.

 

RUTH ANN WATERS

 

Ruth Ann Waters, age 66, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Saturday, March 22 at Greenville Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for 66 year-old Ruth Ann Waters will be Wednesday, March 25, at 11:00 AM, at the Mulberry Grove First Church of Christ. Burial will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday after 4:00 PM at Young Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove. Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Relay for Life.


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