SHIMKUS TO BE IN GREENVILLE AUGUST 17
Congressman John Shimkus will be available to meet with local constituents Monday, August 17, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., at the Greenville City Hall. Appointments are required. Call 618-344-3065 to schedule your appointment.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL GRANTS RECEIVE FUNDING
13.1 million dollars in grants have been awarded to schools and communities in Illinois for funding of 171 projects in the Safe Routes to School Program. Projects include everything from sidewalk repairs to safety training for students and equipment for police and crossing guards. City Manager Dave Wiley said Greenville applied for one of the grants but did not receive one.
The program is designed to enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school, encouraging healthy and active life styles. Grants facilitate projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of primary and middle schools.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ON SHAWNEE ROAD
Details are available concerning a motorcycle accident that occurred Wednesday. Bond County Deputies, Pocahontas-Old Ripley Ambulance and Firemen responded to the scene of a motorcycle accident on Shawnee road just before noon. Ken E. Thacker, age 58, of Coffeen, was northbound on Shawnee Road when he failed to negotiate a curve and laid his 1986 Kawasaki down on the road. Pocahontas-Old Ripley EMS transported Thacker to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries
FALSE ALARM AT NATINOAL BANK OF KEYESPORT
Bond County Sheriff's Officers responded to an alarm at the National Bank of Keyesport around 12:15 Thursday afternoon. Deputies responded quickly but the alarm proved to be false.
MULBERRY GROVE TO OIL STREETS
Mulberry Grove will be oiling streets Tuesday, August 18 starting at 7:30 a.m. All cars must be removed from streets.
ENDANGERED BIRDS MAKE HISTORY
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources confirmed that a pair of piping glovers constructed a nest that held four eggs on a remote stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline. This is the first piping glover nest found in Illinois since 1979. The birds abandoned the nest and the eggs were taken to Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and put in an incubator. Three chicks hatched and are being cared for until they are old enough to be released. The great lakes population of the piping glover was listed as endangered in 1986. The number of piping glover nests has increased recently with 70 breeding pairs in the great lakes this season, the largest pair total since the listing.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS AT GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Beginning Tuesday, August 25, Greenville Regional Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings every Tuesday morning from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m., in the hospital's outpatient specialty clinic. No appointment is needed and everyone is eligible. For more information, call 664-1230, ext. 3584.