A crowd of about 20 to 25 people gathered for a meeting on the Greenville College Campus Monday night to find out what plans the College has for the 117 year old Bass Mollett house.  Sam Garrett from the College said that they are in the data collecting stage at this time. He informed the audience that there were zero dollars in the budget to renovate the old House.


Kathy Brewer commented that approximately 5 years ago funds were started to save the building. "Many donors contributed $100 and there was an auction that raised money to restore the Bass Mollett House, she said. "This could be seed money."


Discussions continued with many offering the idea of getting donations and volunteer labor. Mr. Garrett addressed concerns over safety and health issues pertaining to paint and asbestos. He said the College would like to make every effort to protect the building. At this time Greenville College is open for suggestions as to how to use the House if it was restored. Anyone interested in offering suggestions can email Mr. Sam Garrett at sam.garrett@greenville.edu. At this time Garrett said the College does not have a clear plan for the building.



The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met Thursday, October 15.  The KC Dairy Judging Team recently finished third overall in the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a new Student Employee Training Program will be launched in spring 2010 to assist students in developing skills to be successful on the job and the Greenville Education Center received the 2009 Greenville Women's Club Community Award. The board recognized KC Security Guard Don Marshall for his recent heroic act to assist Centralia Police in apprehending an armed intruder. The board approved the 2011-2012 academic calendar, a public hearing on a tax levy increase and Bruce Unterbrink Construction as the contractor for renovations to the main building and gym. 



Throughout Illinois, more than 20,000 deer are involved in traffic crashes annually. According to District 11 Illinois State Police Captain Jerry Culp, in the last three months of 2008, there were 249 car/deer accidents in District 11.  Captain Culp has this advice for drivers.  Most serious crashes involving deer are the result of evasive maneuvering by drivers in an attempt to miss the deer.  Evasive maneuvering often leads to a head-on collision with another vehicle or a fixed object causing extensive injury or death.  The message is simple.  Don't swerve. The best driving response is to avoid the animal by steering or braking while remaining within your traffic lane, or shoulder.  Actually striking the deer can severely damage the automobile, but the occupants routinely remain uninjured.



Bond County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a car-deer accident early Monday morning. According to the accident report, around 5:45 a.m., a 42 year-old female driver from Carlyle, driving a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, was southbound on Route 127 when just north of Interstate 70 a deer crossed the road and she struck it. No injuries were reported but damage to the vehicle is estimated at more than $1,500.




Parent-teacher conference days are set for Bond County Unit 2 schools. At the Sorento center, conferences will be Thursday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 28 from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Conferences at Greenville Elementary, Pocahontas center, Greenville Junior High and High School, will be Thursday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 27 from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. 


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