05-06-2009

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BOND COUNTY BOARD MEETING

 

The Bond County Board met Tuesday morning at the courthouse.    After the opening roll call and approval of previous minutes, Bond County Highway Engineer Mike McCormick presented several road improvement and engineering proposals for the board's approval.  These included culvert repairs and replacements on Pigeon and Trix Avenues in Mulberry Grove and one on the Bond County portion of Keyesport Avenue.  An engineering proposal from Henry, Meisenheimer and Gende, of Clinton County, was approved for the resurfacing project on Sorento Road.  The proposal states that the cost should not exceed $10,000.  Also the bridge project to span a tributary of Beaver Creek on Airport Road will be more expensive than first projected.  The cause is the location of an Ameren IP gas line that will change the project from a boxed culvert to a single span bridge.  The additional cost will be $6,100, bringing the total cost to just under $30,000. 

 

The rising cost of engineering services prompted McCormick to bring a fresh idea to the board.  McCormick asked if the Highway Department could look into purchasing software and hardware that would allow some of the engineering to be done in-house.  This could allow for a savings to the county, and would still meet all state requirements.  The board asked McCormick to research the cost of the software and hardware and bring it to an upcoming board meeting. It was agreed the idea was a good one and well worth the effort of researching costs.  The board also approved the county clerk's report which showed $11,522.51 was transferred to the treasurer's’ office during April. 


CARLYLE LAKE BOAT RAMP CLOSED FOR BASS FISHING FINALS

 

The IHSA Bass Fishing Finals are at Carlyle Lake Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9.  The Dam West Boat Ramp will be the site for tournament weigh-ins, a vendor fair, and a concert.  To accommodate tournament activities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing the boat ramp to public traffic from Tuesday, May 5, at 12:00 AM, through Sunday, May 10.  Please use the Dam East Boat Ramp or the Allen Branch Boat Ramp to launch boats.  For information on the fishing finals, call 618-594-2482.


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2009 GREENVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLANS KINDERGARTEN PREVIEW

 

Greenville Elementary School invites parents to an informational meeting regarding kindergarten enrollment for 2009-2010.  The meeting is Thursday, May 14, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the cafeteria.  Information will be provided about August registration, medical forms and physicals, and the first day of school.  Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2009 to be eligible for kindergarten in 2009-2010.


GREENVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON

 

Back in March 2008, Deshad Aikens, 21 years old, of Greenville, pleaded guilty to stealing a laptop computer from the Bond County Courthouse.  His sentencing from that crime included 60 days in jail, and 30 months probation.  That probation has since been revoked due to his guilty plea to a battery charge in Bond County Court.  The battery charge was due to Aikens striking a 15 year-old female in the head with his fist.  Although the battery offense gave Aikens a 60 day jail sentence, the revokement of probation in the theft conviction brought a two-year prison sentence.  The sentences will be concurrent. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dropped by the state. 

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APRIL 2009 THIRD WETTEST IN 38 YEARS

 

April was a wet month for Greenville and the surrounding area.  7.89 inches of rain were recorded at the Sewer Plant for the month.  At the station on Sixth Street, 8.66 inches of rain fell, and at Idler Lane and Rt. 140, 8.32 inches of rain were measured.  April 2009 is the third wettest April since 1971.  In April 1994, 12.02 inches of rain were recorded in Greenville and 9.08 inches in 1996.  In April 1971, Greenville received 10 inches of snow.


OBITUARIES

RICHARD R. BOYCE

 

Richard R. Boyce, age 81, of Marine, passed away Monday, May 4, at Faith Care Center in Highland.  Funeral services for 81 year-old Richard Boyce will be Thursday, at 10:00 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery in Pocahontas.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Thursday, from 8:00 - 10:00 AM, at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Meals-on-Wheels, Operation Smile or St. Jude's Hospital.

 

PEARL L. STREBEL

 

Pearl L. Strebel, age 96, of Highland, passed away Sunday, May 3, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services for Pearl Strebel will be Wednesday, at 11:00 AM, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 9:00 - 11:00 AM, at the church.  The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

 

DUANE F. CASPER

 

Duane F. Casper, age 72, of Highland, passed away Monday, May 4, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.  Funeral services for 72 year-old Duane Casper will be Friday, at 10:00 AM, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Friday, from 9:00 AM until service time at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Highland Home or to the donor's choice.

 

AUDREY LINDSEY

 

Audrey Lindsey, age 73, of Keyesport, passed away Saturday, May 2, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.  Funeral services for 73 year-old Audrey Lindsey will be Thursday, at 1:00 PM, at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Burial will be in Duncan Cemetery near Keyesport.  Friends may call Thursday, from 10:00 AM until service time, at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to SAFE or the America Heart Association.


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