If you’ve been to the city pool or the surrounding park, you’ve probably noticed the construction machinery and trailers.  The construction is underway for the new KPD skatepark. According to Kingsbury Park District Director Jerry Saurwine, Tom Noble, from Who Skates, showed up on Monday, June 15 and despite the rain, he continued with site preparation. By Thursday, June 18 they were pouring concrete and should have half of the bowl done before the end of the day. Jerry added, that if the weather cooperates, construction should stay on schedule and be done by July 4, with skating on July 5.




On June 20, the Greenville Business and Professional Association along with Main Street Association, present this years, Summer Blast "Cruise In", on the square in Greenville. The event will be from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM with classic cars, modern cars or whatever people have that they want to show. There will also a "Guitar Hero" contest at the Globe Theater, vendors, food and refreshments. There will be a Hula-Hoop competition, and more fun for the whole family.   





Two Keyesport men have been charged with home invasion with intent to cause injury. According to Clinton County Court files, Jeremy Boaz, age 26 and Mathew Campbell, age 35, allegedly broke into a Keyesport residence on Republican Street, early Saturday morning June 13th and attacked the victim with their fists and a shovel. The Clinton County Sheriff's Department received a call at 5:51 AM regarding the home invasion. According to Clinton County Sheriff Mike Kreke, the two suspects and the victim had been drinking at a local establishment and when the victim left, the two suspects allegedly followed the victim to his home, broke down the door and started the assault.


The two suspects were quickly apprehended and the victim refused medical treatment. Campbell and Boaz have each been charged with a class X felony of alleged home invasion with intent to cause injury and are being held on $50,000 bond each. Campbell has a preliminary hearing set for Wednesday, July 1 and has requested a jury trial. Boaz has a court date scheduled to enter his plea.




The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday, June 22 at 7:00 PM in the unit office conference room.  Items on the agenda include approval of handbook revisions, board police action, a Mid-State resolution and a closed session.



The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved more than $6.5 million in federal funding to conserve nearly 6,300 acres of wetlands and associated habitats in the midwest.  In Illinois, three projects will receive federal funding.  The Habitat Wheel Project involves the acquisition of 40 acres in east central Illinois that will be restored to a mix of native grass and wetlands using $75,000 federal and $75,000 partner funds.  The Spring Water Farms Project calls for the acquisition of marginal farmland in east central Illinois to restore to a mix of native grasses and small wetlands.  The cost for this project involves $75,000 in federal funds and $335,000 in partner funds to develop 105 acres.  The third project in Illinois is the Northeastern Illinois Morainal Wetlands project which calls for the acquisition and restoration of 133 acres of high priority wetlands with a total investment of $75,000 federal monies and $150,000 in partner funds.




Alfred T. Wehrend, age 95, of Hamel, passed away Tuesday, June 16 at Alhambra Care Center.  Funeral services for 95 year-old Alfred Wehrend will be Friday, at 11:00 AM, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel.  Friends may call Friday from 9:00 AM until service time at the church.  Burial will be in Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel is in charge of arrangements.


SATURDAY - Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of scattered thunderst orms, high 88, low 72

SUNDAY - Partly cloudy, high 87, low 71


Join us for Public Affairs this Sunday following the Noon Bond County Area News.  Tom’s guests this week are Calvin Green and Dick Allender with the Illinois Department of Insurance.  They’ll discuss health insurance options and whys to stay insured even if you have a preexisting health condition, and they’ll also talk about the need for flood insurance and some tips on how to shop for insurance.  That’s Public Affairs following the noon Bond County Area News on WGEL Radio.   

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