08-19-2009

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JOHN SHIMKUS IN TOWN

 

Congressman John Shimkus was in town Monday for a series of one-on-one meetings with area residents. He also made a stop at the Greenville Commercial Club lunch and took questions on the topic of the day, health care reform. He was asked what alternatives Republicans were offering. Shimkus said catastrophic insurance is something people want because they fear a major medical liability that may cost them their homes or even have them go bankrupt. Shimkus favors allowing people to shop around for their own insurance. He also added that right now, every American gets health care, even if they cannot afford it. He said that people are turning away from the public option and that the administration is now backing off of the public option. Shimkus was asked if anything else was going on in Washington besides the debate over healthcare. Shimkus said nothing else was going on and then he said that at least this takes cap-and-trade out of the frying pan for now. 


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Double rainbow picture taken Sunday south Greenville


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ROLLOVER ACCIDENT SUNDAY

 

The Bond County Sheriff's Department has released details of a rollover accident, early Sunday morning, south of Greenville. According to the accident report, Kaley Diepholz, age 21, of Greenville, was northbound on Rt. 127 near Richview Lane, around 2:30 a.m., when a deer crossed her path. While trying to avoid the deer, Diepholz lost control of her 2009 Pontiac Grand Am. The car crossed the road and struck the ditch which caused her vehicle to rollover. No injuries were reported, but extensive damage was done to the car.

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MULBERRY GROVE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

 

The Mulberry Grove Board of Education met in special session Monday, at 6:30 p.m.  Superintendent Mike Gauch presented the proposed budget, explaining that it is unbalanced, showing negative proposed balances in two categories, operation/building/maintenance and transportation.  Gauch explained the negative balance in operation/building/maintenance, is due to additional projects and costs incurred by the district.  The transportation category should finish the year with a positive balance.  The board unanimously approved the tentative budget for 2009-2010 as presented. Administrators recently participated in mentoring workshops.   A mentoring program for teachers, new to the district, will be created. Student enrollment for 2009-2010 is up in the junior / senior high, increasing 10-15 students over last year. A new homework program called “Beyond the Bell” will be implemented this year for junior high students in conjunction with the current tutoring program. Following a closed session, the board hired Bobby Koontz as assistant high school boys basketball coach, Aristede Ephron as head junior high boys basketball coach, and Teresa Tompkins as assistant junior high girls softball coach, all for the 2009-2010 school year. Summer work projects have resulted in many improvements to both the inside and outside of the school.  Buildings and personnel are ready for students to arrive, as the 2009-2010 school year gets underway. The next board meeting will be Monday, September 21, with a budget hearing at 6:30 and the regular meeting at 7:00 p.m.

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CONTROLLED BURN FIRE

Greenville Firemen were called yesterday afternoon to investigate a fire. A call came in from someone passing by 1449 Red Ball Trail, at 4:42 p.m., that they saw smoke. Upon arrival, it was determined to be a controlled burn.


OBITUARIES

JANE FAUKE-WILLIAMS

 

Jane Fauke-Williams, age 62, of Germantown, passed away Monday, August 17 at her residence. A memorial Mass for 62 year-old Jane Fauke-Williams will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family. Moss Funeral Home in Germantown is in charge of arrangements.

 

CATHERINE MEIER

 

Catherine W. Meier, age 99, of Breese, passed away Tuesday, August 18. Funeral services for 99 year-old Catherine Meier will be Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in Breese.

 

MABEL CROUCH

 

Mabel Crouch, age 83, of Sorento, passed away Monday, August 17 at her home.  Funeral services for 83 year-old Mabel Crouch will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sorento Assembly of God Church.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.  The Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento is in charge of arrangements.


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