9-03-2009

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SPECIAL GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING.....THE MAIN TOPIC WAS RECYCLING

 

After several hours of discussion and hearing from citizens about the city's proposed mandatory recycling project Tuesday night, the Greenville City Council turned down two motions to form a committee and conduct a public survey on the recycling mandate. They then voted 3 to 2 to assign Greenville City Manager Dave Willey to the job of researching alternatives for recycling in Greenville. It's possible that a vote on a recycling plan could happen next Tuesday at the regular Greenville City Council meeting.  

 

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PETITION FILED TO COMBINE MULBERRY GROVE AND SMITHBORO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS

 

A petition has been filed at the Bond County Courthouse to combine the Mulberry Grove and Smithboro Fire Protection Districts into one district.  The petition contained 110 signatures, 55 from each district.  The combined district would be named the Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District, would have one board of trustees, one levy, one budget and one staff.  We spoke with Smithboro Fire Chief Dale Deverick who said that the filing came as a surprise to him and that rumors had been circulating but little official communication has happened.  Mulberry Grove Chief Dwight Volkmar told WGEL the goals of combining the districts are to provide better service and to save money.  Volkmar also said that the Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District and Board was aware of the petition drive but they were not the driving force behind it.  It's uncertain who circulated the petition at this time, but what is certain is that a hearing on the consolidation will be held at the Bond County Courthouse on Tuesday, October 6 at 1:45 p.m.  At that hearing, a decision could be made.   


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BOND COUNTY 4-H MEMBERS SHINE AT ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

 

28 Bond County 4-H members exhibited their projects at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield Friday, August 14. Several members received Superior Awards, the highest award a 4-H member can earn at the state fair. Those receiving superior ratings include; Kelly File - 4-H Cooking 101, Cortney Lurkins - Visual Arts, Katelynn Mollett - 4-H Cooking 201, Jessica Ronat - Formal Speech, Grant Suess - Soybeans, Casey Thiems - Photography 2, and Shelby Thiems - Floriculture. Many other members received Excellence Awards for their 4-H projects and others earned recognition as they showed animals in various livestock shows. Congratulations to all the Bond County 4-H members who excelled at this years Illinois State Fair.

 

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THE TRICK TO PERFECT TICK REMOVAL

 

Although ticks can transmit diseases to humans and pets, prompt and proper removal will significantly decrease the likelihood of infection.  Dr. Allan Paul, professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, recommends one method of removing ticks from your pet.  Grab the tick as close to the skin as possible with a pair of tweezers.  A firm gentle pull should remove the majority of the parasite.  Dr. Paul says not to worry if the head remains, in most cases, the body will take care of it on its own.  If you think you or your pets are becoming ill due to a tick bite, contact your local health care professional or veterinarian.

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OBITUARIES

LEO G. AHLERS

 

Leo G. Ahlers age 72 of Smithboro passed away Tuesday September the 1st at Christian Hospital in St. Louis.  Funeral services for 72 year-old Leo Ahlers will be held at 11am on Saturday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military honors.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8PM on Friday.  Memorials may be made to the Bond County Humane Society. 

 

JOE HESS

 

Joe C. Hess, age 63, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, September 1 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services for 63 year-old Joe Hess will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.  Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or in the form of Masses.

 

BERNELL WESTBERG

 

Bernell Baits Westberg, age 82 of Melbourne, FL. Formerly of Pleasant Mound passed away November 8th 2008 in Orange Park Florida. Graveside services for 82 year-old Bernell Westberg will be Friday at 10am at the Noffsinger Cemetery. The family will welcome friends at the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the Parkinson's Foundation at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.


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