7-07-2009

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GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL COULD BE GETTING AN ELEVATOR OR LIFT

 

It’s officially the American RecoverY and Reinvestment Act of 2009, but most of us know it as the Federal Stimulus Plan.  The Unit 2 School District has just over $304,000 in stimulus money to be used in special education.  With most possible projects for that money, the school board would only be able to use 20 percent stimulus funding and 80 percent school district funds.  The stimulus money must also be used over and above existing projects, employees and services.  But Unit 2 staff did discover that the stimulus plan would fund, at 100% levels, construction projects that would make schools more ADA compliant.  So the school district is hoping to use some of the stimulus money to build an elevator or lift at the high school.  At a special Unit 2 Board of Eduction Meeting Monday morning, it was decided to have staff look further into the cost and possible placement of the elevator or lift.  It was also said that when the stimulus money is gone, the school district would be responsible for funding any projects started with stimulus money, making the elevator/lift project even more attractive due to its low future costs.


RAINY SATURDAY FOR 4TH CELEBRATION

 

It was a rainy 4th of July Saturday, but still hundreds made it out to Patriot’s Park for the 4th of July celebration.  While the weather did keep some people away, it did not stop the fireworks.  With rain continuing until the late afternoon, many celebraters did not show up to Patriot’s Park until after 6:00 PM.  The weather did force the Greenville Muny Band to cancel their scheduled performance.  The wet weather also made parking a problem, but the event was a success and the fireworks went off on time after dusk to the delight of the crowd. 

 

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LIONS CLUB INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS

 

The Greenville Lions Club installed their Board of Directors and Officers, for the upcoming year, at a recent meeting. Jace Keaster was sworn in as President. Jace and his fellow officers will assume their new jobs at the next club meeting July 22. Jerry Graber will be the club's Treasurer and Ken Bryant is Secretary.  The Greenville Lions Club meets every second and fourth Wednesday at noon, at the Greenville Country Club.

 


TRUCK CRASHES INTO HOME

Twin sisters Ellah and Sophee Brown were lucky they weren't at home this weekend after a truck crashed into the girls' bedroom in Bethalto.  Police report the pick-up truck plowed into the house, on Albers Lane, just before dawn Saturday.  The truck's front bumper was three feet into the four-year-old twins' room, who were spending the weekend at their father's house.  The girls' stepfather, Shawn Long, went outside after the crash to find someone doing chest compressions on the truck's passenger, who was ejected on impact.  Police have not released the driver's name, but say alcohol was a factor.


SENATOR MCCARTER OPENS OFFICE IN HIGHLAND

 

State Senator Kyle McCarter has opened a new district office in Highland at 112 Executive Drive to be open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Senator McCarter thanked Judy Schroeter and Marilyn Tischhauser for their many years of public service at the Greenville office for Senator Frank Watson and for their help to him these past four months.  The phone number at the new office is 618-654-4068.


OBITUARIES

HARRY F. STORBECK

 

Harry F. Storbeck, age 84, of Highland, passed away Monday, July 6, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Highland.  No funeral services or visitation are planned for 84 year-old Harry Storbeck.  Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.  The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland is in charge of arrangements.

 

SHANNA R. ANDERSON

 

Shanna R. Anderson, age 26, of Highland, passed away Sunday, July 5 in Highland.  Funeral services for 26 year-old Shanna Anderson will be Thursday, at 11:00 AM, at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and again Thursday, from 8:00 - 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

 

TILDEN H. HELMICH

 

Tilden H. "Doc" Helmich age 90 of Greenville passed away Monday July 6th at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.  Funeral services for 90 year-old Tilden "Doc" Helmich will be Thursday at 11am at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery will military honors by Greenville VFW Post 1377.  Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 PM at Young Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greenville First Presbyterian Church of Bond County Hospice.


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