10-02-2009

 




OPEN HOUSE AT NEW HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUILDING

 

The Bond County Health Department held an open house for their new building Wednesday afternoon.  The ribbon cutting was at 2:00 p.m. with a speech by Dr. Boyd McCracken Sr.  Dr. McCracken spoke about the history of the health department and tours of the new building were conducted.  Bond County Health Department Director Maxine Barth thanked everyone who had a part in making the new building possible.   

 

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LOTS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN BOND COUNTY

 

There is lots to see and do this weekend throughout Bond County.  The 18th annual Apple Day will be on the Greenville square this Saturday.  The event is put on by the GBPA and is very family friendly with pony rides, petting zoo, crafts booths and lots more.  Big Jeff's Blues will play from noon to 3:00 p.m. and the whole days starts with a farmer's market that opens at 7:00 a.m.  There will also be an apple desert contest at 10:00 a.m., and all the Apple Day fun is right on the square.

 

The Greenville Airport will also hold their open house this Saturday from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The event is presented by the Greenville Pilots Association and will feature gliders, a parachute jump around noon, helicopters at 2:00 p.m. and remote controlled planes at 10:00 a.m.  There will also be a fly in/drive in breakfast from 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. for $6.00.

 

Sunday is the annual Ripson Bridge festival.  The 22nd annual Ripson Bridge festival starts at 11:00 a.m. and goes untill 5:00 p.m.  There will be country music throughout the day along with craft stands, games and food. 

 

Come to Apple Day and the Greenville Airport open house Saturday and the Ripson Bridge festival Sunday. There are plenty of activities so get out and have fun this weekend right here in Bond County. 

 

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SIUE MANUFACTURING CENTER TO RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDS

 

The Southwest Illinois Advanced Manufacturing Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is receiving more than $158,000 in federal funding to help local communities' economic development.  The manufacturing center performs applied and basic research and workforce development activities, for both established and start-up enterprises, assisting with prototype design and fabrication, product development, process organization, and new technology development.  SIUE President Glenn Poshard thanked Congressman John Shimkus for his help in securing the grant.



ARREST OF RESIDENT AT HITZ HOME IN ALHAMBRA

 

The Madison County Sheriff's Department arrested a resident at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.  79 year-old James Sendaldi Jr. of New Douglas was arrested at Hitz Home on an alleged aggravated battery charge.  According to the Madison County Sheriff's Department, Sendaldi struck another resident at Hitz on the head with a hammer.  The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries. 


CAR/TRACTOR ACCIDENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

 

Illinois State Police have released details on a car/tractor accident that happened Sunday, September 27 on Rt. 185, east of Coffeen.  James R. Rice, age 63, of Centralia, was eastbound when he attempted to pass a 2008 Case International tractor, driven by 53 year-old Patrick L. Jarnagin of Hillsboro.  The tractor was slowed and turning left into a farm lane.  The car's front right corner struck the tractor's left front tire.  No injuries were reported.  Rice was cited for allegedly disobeying a no-passing zone.


OBITUARIES

None To Report


WEATHER

SATURDAY - partly sunny, high 60, low 42

SUNDAY - mostly sunny, high 67, low 49


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Join Tom Kennedy for Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news on WGEL Radio.  Tom’s guest this week is John Goldsmith.  Tom and John will talk about the Demoulin's Museum that is taking shape at the American Legion Hall in Greenville.  That’s Public Affairs this Sunday following the noon Bond County area news on WGEL.


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