05-22-2008

 




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.

 

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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.



MURPHYSBORO MAN INDICTED ON CRACK COCAINE CHARGES

 

Roosevelt Johnson, age 38, of Murphysboro, Illinois, was indicted May 5, by a Federal Grand Jury, in a one-count indictment charging him with alleged possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.  The violation is alleged to have taken place February 25, 2009 in Jackson County.  The offence carries a penalty of 5-40 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $2 million, and a tem of 4 years supervised release.  Johnson is currently being held without bond pending a July 13 jury trial.


HIGHLAND-PIERRON FIREMEN CALLED TO TRUCK FIRE

 

Highland-Pierron Firemen were called Tuesday night to a residence on Country Lane West to a report of a truck on fire.  According to Fire Chief Steve Plocher, shortly after Debbie Ebrecht had driven her truck home, a neighbor knocked on her door to let her know her truck was on fire.  The cause of the fire, which started in the engine compartment, is unknown.  The truck was totaled and siding on Ebrecht's mobile home was slightly damaged.  No one was injured.  Firemen were on the scene for about 45 minutes.

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MAY IS NATIONAL STROKE AWARENESS MONTH

 

Strokes can be a silent killer if you do not recognize the symptoms. May is National Stroke Awareness Month and there are four quick ways to check if someone is having a stroke. Ask them to smile, to speak a simple sentence, to raise both arms and to stick out their tongue. If they have trouble with any one of these tasks or if their tongue goes to one side or the other, that can be an indication of a stroke. Immediately call 911 and describe these conditions to a dispatcher.


OBITUARIES

Eileen Darnell Houser

 

91 year-old Eileen Darnell Houser of Keyesport, formerly of Greenville, passed away Thursday May 21st at the Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services for 91 year-old  Eileen Darnell Houser will be at 11am Saturday at the Donnell Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Donnell Wiegand Funeral Home from 5-8 Friday. Memorial may be made to the Greenville Regional Hospital.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - 20% chance of scattered thunderstorms, high 80, low 63

SUNDAY - 20% chance of scattered thunderstorms, high 79, low 64


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join us for Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County Area News.  Tom’s guest this week is Laura Foerester with Safe Kids.  They’ll discuss some upcoming events to keep kids safe during the summer, and talk about ways your children can enjoy the outdoors and still be safe.  That’s Public Affairs, Sunday after the noon Bond County Area News on WGEL. 


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