Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, was the Bond County Relay for Life and according to Nancy Royer Green, this was another successful year.  The goal set for this year was $56,000 and at the close of the Relay at 6:00 AM Saturday, a total of $61,147 had been raised.  Approximately 400 team members on 22 teams plus committee members and volunteers brought the number directly involved in the Relay for Life this year to around 600, plus community persons who came out for the event.  Just under 400 luminaries were lighted in memory of persons who have had or have cancer and the single file silent lap, under the full moon and star filled sky, was a very emotional ceremony and walk for all there.  A total of 68 cancer survivors registered for this years Relay.


The Spirit Trophy went to CVS this year.  This is a traveling trophy to be passed from team to team.  Criteria to earn the trophy for a year is based upon number of fundraisers, campsite theme, donations for auction, attendance at team captain meetings and events, and participation in games during Relay night. 


Gold Level Club Teams are CVS, FCC, and Covidien.  In the Silver Level Club are Greenville Elementary, and Touched by Angels, and the Bronze Level Club includes Fight Club, Sew Smarts, Greenville High School, Watson's, Orange Crush, Bond County Law Enforcement and Circle of Friends Team I.


Thank you to everyone who participated and helped in any way to make this annual event so successful.



The Greenville City Council is scheduled to meet tonight at 7:30 PM.  The agenda includes a presentation on historic district preservation, a resolution of intent to designate a redevelopment project area or TIF district, an IDOT agreement for the industrial park overpass project, and prevailing wage ordinance.  The council will consider two special event liquor license applications by the Bond County VFW for the Bond County Fair and by Our Common Ground.




A theft charge has been filed against a Greenville woman.  35 yea-old Casey Mathews of Greenville faces a Class 3 Felony charge of theft in Bond County Court.  It’s alleged that in November 2008, Mathews stole a 1/3 carat diamond ring and digital camera from another individual with intent to permanently deny that person of the property.  The items are valued at more than $300. 



The Mulberry Grove Unit 1 Board of Education will meet tonight at 7:00 PM. On the agenda are approval of the treasurer's report, board bills and previous meeting's minutes, Principal's and Superintendent's reports and a closed session to discuss district finances, personnel and negotiations.



Illinois State Public Health Director, Dr. Damon T. Arnold, announced that the first bird to test positive for the West Nile Virus, a crow, was found in LaSalle County, about 75 miles southwest of Chicago. West Nile Virus is transmitted when a mosquito feeds on a bird that is already infected and then bites another animal or person. Only about one in five people, bitten by an infected mosquito, will experience any illness. Symptoms of West Nile include a mild headache and fever with other body aches. Last year, 20 human cases of West Nile were reported in Illinois with one death. The best way to avoid West Nile is to reduce the number of mosquitos around your home, wear long sleeved shirts, long pants instead of shorts and use insect repellant.




Eileen Neathery, age 78, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Saturday, June 6 at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Greenville. Graveside funeral services for 78 year-old Eileen Neathery will be Wednesday, at 11:00 AM at Liberty Cemetery in rural Brownstown. Visitation will be from 10:00 - 11:00 AM Wednesday at Liberty Christian Church north of Brownstown. Memorials may be made to Liberty Cemetery, First Christian Church or Bond County Hospice. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


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