07-22-2009

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BOND COUNTY UNIT 2 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 

The Bond County Unit 2 School Board of Education met recently. A recommendation from the Building and Grounds Committee to help pay for the resurfacing of Greenville College's Tennis Courts, at 1/3 the cost, was approved. The total cost to the school district will be $9,000. Instead of paying a contractor to relocate poles and lights at the athletic field, it was suggested that the district rent equipment and use volunteers to save an estimated $10,000. The football scoreboard has been installed and the goalposts should arrive by August 1st. The Pocahontas School's new roof has been installed along with the Greenville High School Cafeteria's roof and the new sidewalk at the high school should be done next week. After recent minor vandalism was noticed at the Sorento School, there was discussion of security cameras for all schools. The board approved a three-year contract with a company to furnish background checks for all new full-time district employees. The Illinois State Police donated "Growing Lights," valued at around $20,000, to the district to benefit the AG department.


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MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS

 

The Mulberry Grove Board of Education met Monday night.  The board received reports from Superintendent Mike Gauch and Principals Hartlieb and Bauer.  Following a closed session, action was taken to hire several persons for the 2009-2010 school year.  Jessica Boese was hired as full-time music/band teacher, Bobby Koontz full-time special education aide, Angie Koontz elementary special education teacher, Sherry Childress full-time KRP aide, Tammy Siebert 3/5 time speech teacher, Margaret Duffin full-time elementary special education aide, Alisha Johnson part-time KRP aide and part-time district aide, Kara Skogley half-time KRP teacher and half-time RTI/PBIS aide, and Jennifer Schuette head high school volleyball coach.  The resignation of John Paine as scholar bowl coach was accepted.  The next meeting will be Monday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. with a tentative budget proposal meeting at 6:30.

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SINGLE-CAR ACCIDENT SENDS HIGHLAND WOMAN TO HOSPITAL

 

A single-car accident early Tuesday morning sent the driver to the hospital and left the car totaled and on its hood.  19 year-old Stephanie Frey, of Highland, was traveling north on Bauman Road just north of Trestle Avenue when, according to the Bond County Sheriff's Department, she struck a bridge structure causing the car to overturn, travel 360 feet and finally come to rest on its hood.  Frey was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland with non life-threatening injuries where she was treated and released.  Frey was cited for alleged DUI, failure to reduced speed to avoid and accident and no insurance. 

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MILLIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR LOW INTEREST COLLEGE LOANS

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has announced that 14 Illinois based credit unions will invest nearly $105 million in securities to finance low interest, federally secured loans to Illinois students and their families, making college more affordable.  Financing for this agreement is subject to approval by the ISAC commissioners and the board of directors of the credit unions. If passed, loans will be available at interest rates of 5.6% to 8.5% compared to private loans that can be as high as 18%.


OBITUARIES

SAMUEL GEORGE BARNHART

 

Samuel George Barnhart, age 53, of Pocahontas, passed away Wednesday, July 15, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, MO.  Funeral services for Sam Barnhart will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.

 

LARMAN F. ENGELKE

 

Larman F. Engelke, age 90, of Hamel, passed away Sunday, July 19.  Funeral services for 90 year-old Larman Engelke will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel.  Burial will be in Saint Peters Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel.  Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

 

FRANCIS J. FREY

 

Francis J. Frey, age 78, of Highland, passed away Sunday, July 19 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.  A funeral Mass for 78 year-old Francis Frey will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, from 9:00 - 10:45 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. 


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