5-25-2009

MEMORIAL DAY

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MULTIPLE MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES HAPPENING AROUND BOND COUNTY

 

The Amvets, Marine Corps League, Greenville and Mulberry Grove American Legions and Greenville VFW will all be taking part in the Memorial Day observance on the Greenville Square and at Montrose Cemetery.  A changing of the flag ceremony will start on the courthouse lawn at 9:00 AM followed by the adding of eight new bricks to the Bond County Veteran's Memorial.  The Marine Corps League will organize a parade from in front of the Greenville American Legion to Montrose Cemetery.  There, Reverend Jeff Moore will give an invocation and prayer,  local Boy Scouts will decorate soldier's graves, the Daughters of the American Revolution will read the Pledge of Allegiance, and Bill Kendall will read General Logan's order creating Memorial Day.  The Gettysburg address will also be read and there will be a 21 gun salute and Taps. 

 

The Pocahontas American Legion will hold a service at 11:00 AM at the Veteran's Memorial in Pocahontas.  In case of rain the service will be at the Pocahontas Methodist Church. 

 

 

BOND COUNTY BOARD DISCUSSES RECYCLING COORDINATOR AND LOCAL LANDFILL

 

The Bond County Board met Tuesday night at the courthouse.  The search for a recycling coordinator was discussed but no action was taken.  It was said that the only garbage dump in the county is likely to go idle after the current cell is full but there is no idea when the cell will be full.  When the cell is full, the dump will likely shut down for some time and trash will be taken to different dumps outside the county.  However, the dump will likely be used again sometime in the future.  This greatly effects the efforts to find a recycling coordinator since the tipping fee, imposed at dumps inside the county, will be used to pay the coordinator.  The board is still planning on hiring a coordinator, but duties, pay and other expectations have not been set.  Members of the board have planned a fact-finding trip to Hillsboro to see the recycling plants, the recycling carports and to find ways to make recycling easier and more cost efficient. 

 

The Bond County Board approved the sheriff's report for April which showed that $8,960.12 was sent from the sheriff's department to the county treasurer. 

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MADISON MAN SENTENCED FOR CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION

 

Jermaine J. Lovett, age 26, of Madison, Illinois was sentenced May 15, in United States District Court to 188 months imprisonment, fined $900.00 and placed on eight years supervised release.  Lovett pleaded guilty January 15, 2009, to distribution of crack cocaine.  Two co-defendants have also pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.


 

SHED FIRE SUNDAY MAY 24

 

The Greenville Fire Department was called out to 1312 E. Vine St. Sunday morning at 5:06am. An old horse shed was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. They put out the fire but the shed was a total loss. It's estimated that the value of the shed and it's contents was $5000.


 

POLICE REPORT SUNDAY MAY 24

 

The Greenville Police Department is investigating a theft of a 4 wheeler. Michael Hemann of Breese reported that he parked his Pick-up near Shaw's Appliance on Demoulin Dr. around 11PM Friday night because of mechanical problems. In the bed of his pick-up was a red and silver 2006 Honda 450ER 4-Wheeler that was chained down. When he returned at 6:30am Saturday morning the chain had been cut and the 4-Wheeler was gone. There was no key in the 4-Wheeler ignition and the value was approximately $4000.


BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ADD

 

At the most recent Bond County Unit 2 School Board, following closed session, an FMLA request was approved for Carol Stearns. In personnel moves, Eric Frankford was hired as the Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance to replace Jeff Strieker. Strieker will become the new superindentent in June.  Michelle Ronat was hired to be the early childhood special education teacher, Kedra Mahan as a business teacher, Danial Grimes to teach math and Sarah Nolte a KRP teacher. Kay Walker was hired as Food Service Facility Supervisor and Joe Pruitt as Head Custodian.


PURPLE TRAPS USED TO DETECT EMERALD ASH BORER

 

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is placing purple traps in trees along Illinois' western border and across south central Illinois to Indiana, to help detect the emerald ash borer, a beetle that has devastated tens of thousands of ash trees since 2006.  Approximately 5,000 of the box kite-looking devices will be hung before the beetle's flight season from May through August.  You should watch for metallic-green beetles, about half the diameter of a penny, on or near ash trees.  If you suspect a tree has been infested, call your county Extension office.

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OBITUARIES

JOHN ASKINS

 

 

John Askins, age 86, of Sorento, passed away Thursday, May 21, at Helia Healthcare in Greenville.  Graveside services for 86 year-old John Askins were held Saturday, at 11:00 AM, at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.  The Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento is in charge of arrangements.

 

JUNE MILLER

 

June Miller, age 90, of Buffalo, New York, formerly of the Sorento and Panama area, passed away Sunday, May 17, in Buffalo.  Graveside services for 90 year-old June Miller will be Wednesday, at 9:00 AM, at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.

 

VALERIA M RIPPERDA

 

Valeria M. Ripperda, age 83, of New Baden passed away Friday May 22nd at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services for Valeria Ripperda will be 10am Tuesday at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in New Baden. Visitation will be this evening from 4 to 8PM and Tuesday morning from 8 to 9:30am at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. A prayer service will be held today at 4PM at the Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to St. George Church.

 


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