BOND COUNTY BOARD APPROVES CHEESE MAKING BUSINESS
Look out Wisconsin, Bond County is now making cheese. At the most recent Bond County Board Meeting, the board gave permission to Marcoot Jersey Farm to build a 3,200 square foot facility on their farm in Mills Township. The new building will be used to manufacture cheese and other dairy products for delivery and sale. According to John Marcoot, the facility will be used to make cheese, have a small retail shop, and in the future hopefully offer tours and agritourism. The farm will make different kinds of cheeses and it's hoped to be open by mid-October of this year.
The board also approved the addition of a lot to the Lake Reymond estates as a single-family residential lot. And a special use permit was approved for Brad Smith to place a singlewide manufactured home on more than six acres he owns in Central Township.
GREENVILLE PUBLIC WORKS DAY
To commemorate National Public Works Week, the city of Greenville will sponsor "Public Works Day" this Saturday, May 23, at the Bond County Fairgrounds. On that day, tours of the Water Plant and Sewer Plant will be offered. There will also be a demonstration of the specialized trucks and equipment. Trash and recycling information will be available and games for children are planned. There will also be free food and drinks and door prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is one year of free water, sewer and trash service. Public Works Day activities will be from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
BOND COUNTY HOMAKERS DONATIONS
Recently the Bond County Homemakers Extension Association donated several bags of afghans, crotcheted or knitted by the Federal Correctional Institute inmates, to Jefferson Barracks Hospital in St. Louis for veterans in the spinal cord injury unit. They also sent out 13 boxes to troops in "Harms Way". If you would like to donate items, please take them to the Extension office or call 664-3665.