The Greenville City Council met Tuesday night at City Hall.  Assistant City Manager Lisa Stephens gave an economic development update at the meeting.  It was reported on WGEL Radio earlier this week that the large industrial plant that is considering locating in Greenville has narrowed their choice to two possible sites, Greenville and a location in Missouri.  Stephens said that two other plants have also put Greenville on their short lists of locations for new projects.  The two large plant projects would be in the hundred million dollar range. Each plant could create well over 100 permanent jobs and many temporary jobs.  The third possible plant is a smaller project, but would still mean construction and new jobs for Greenville and Bond County.  It’s not possible to give a definite time frame for any decisions to be made. It is hoped that within one to two months, some of the locations will be decided.  The city council also started the process to form a new TIF district to help lure these plants to Greenville.  The creation of the TIF district is about a four month process. 


City Manager Dave Wiley announced that the recycling bins in Greenville will start being picked up again very soon, hopefully before the week is out.  QRS Recycling out of St. Louis will begin picking up the city’s recycling.  Wiley and Mayor Gaffner said this is a short term solution to keep recycling going in Greenville and that a long term solution has not yet been found, but it being worked on by city staff.  Some long term possibilities could include a city wide poll or questionnaire concerning a mandatory fee-based recycling program, possibly gating off the recycling bins and staffing them at certain hours to prevent un-recyclable material from being placed in the bins.  It was said that the bins have been used to drop off items that clearly could not be recycled, like hypodermic needles and a color TV.  This practice lead to the former recycling drop-off plant, used by the city, refusing to accept more loads from Greenville.  For now, the city will be paying the fees necessary to have the recycling picked up.





84 youngsters from Bond and surrounding counties and three from Oklahoma, gathered last Saturday at Patriot's Park for the 12th annual Family Fishing Derby.  Trevor Kinkel got the prize for the largest fish of the day with an 11 ¾" Bass. Wesley Stoecklin won first place in the Large Mouth Bass category with a 10 ¾" fish and Cody Covaleski caught the largest Bluegill at 7 ¾".  Brian Sutton placed second with a 7 ½" Bluegill and Kamron Kent and Tyler Bryant tied for third in the Bluegill category, each catching a 6 ½" fish. 




June’s Kingsbury Park meeting was held Monday night. Director Jerry Sauerwein reported that the skateboard project will start next week and should still be on target to be done by July 4.


Sauerwein also reported the pool has been broken into twice already this year and they are looking to invest in a security surveillance system that would cover the pool area along with the new skateboard park. He will be providing this information at the next board meeting.


The board also discussed the necessity of adding a parking lot for Jaycee Field. After much discussion, the board decided to look into several possibilities and do further research.





Heat is much more dangerous to children than to adults.  When left in a hot vehicle, a young child's core body temperature may increase three to five times faster than that of an adult, possibly causing permanent injury or death.  Safe Kids USA and General Motors created the "Never Leave Your Child Alone" program to educate families on the dangers kids face in hot vehicles.  Teach children not to play in, on, or around vehicles.  Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even with the window slightly open.  Always lock a vehicle's doors and trunk, especially at home. And place something that you will need at your next stop, such as a purse, your lunch, gym bag, or briefcase, on the floor of the backseat where the child is sitting.  This simple act could help prevent you from accidentally forgetting a child.  For more information, call 618-651-2757.




Norma Jean Holmes, age 80, of Greenville, formerly of Sorento, passed away Thursday, June 4 at Fair Oaks.  Funeral arrangements for 80 year-old Norma Jean Holmes are pending at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.




Cecil A. Nevinger, age 83, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, June 10, at Elmwood Home in Maryville.  Graveside funeral services for 83 year-old Cecil Nevinger will be Saturday, at 11:00 AM, at Shiloh Cemetery near Coffeen.  The family will welcome friends at the graveside service Saturday.  Memorials are suggested to VFW Post 1377.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is handling the arrangements.

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