GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING NEXT WEEK
Homecoming at Greenville High School is next week, September 14 - 19. The homecoming court with queen and king candidates has been chosen and activities planned. The coronation ceremony will be Monday afternoon in the auditorium. Soccer and volleyball games are scheduled for Tuesday with a pie auction in the cafeteria, following the volleyball game. Students will be dismissed early Wednesday for class games on the football field. The homecoming parade starts at 3:00 p.m. Friday with the football game against Hillsboro at 7:00. The homecoming court will be introduced at halftime. The semi-formal homecoming dance is Saturday, from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. in the high school gym.
Candidates for homecoming queen are Monique Williams, Cheyenne Stoecklin, Elise Mills, Sabrina Gatson and Joni Hoag. King candidates include Adam Stroud, Cole Pourchot, Todd Eaton, Brian Doll, and Andrew Childerson.
COUNTY BOARD HOLDS SPECIAL MEETING
The Bond County Board held a special meeting earlier this week with just one item on the agenda, the declaring of Bond County as a recovery zone. The designation allows the issuing of bonds to aid in infrastructure, improvements, or in building of new businesses or commercial buildings. The federal government would then pay 45% of the interest payments, up to the county’s total allocation, which is just over 1 million dollars. The county would be the conduit through which the bonds are issued while repayment would be the responsibility of the corporation or government body using the bond money. Since the board declared the entire county as a recovery zone, there are no territorial restrictions on who can inquire about the bonds other than they must be in Bond County.
GOVERNOR SAYS NO NEW TAXES TILL AFTER ELECTION
Governor Pat Quinn says he still wants his tax increase, but he is not going to ask lawmakers for a vote until next year. Quinn says he is not going to push for a tax increase when lawmakers come back to the capitol for the fall veto session. In fact, the Governor says he won't try again with his plan to raise income taxes until after the February primary. Many lawmakers have said they might be willing to support the Governor's plan, but want to get past the first election hurdle before they do anything. Quinn says only a tax increase will fix the state's slumping economy.